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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54,071,370

That’s the estimated Hispanic population of the U.S. as of July 1, 2013, or 17.1 percent of the nation’s estimated population of 316,128,839. The Census Bureau today released population estimates for each race group and Hispanics, age groups and both...

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People march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights during a May Day march on May 1, 2014.

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People march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights during a May Day march on May 1, 2014.

Latino Job Growth Driven by U.S.-Born

For the first time in nearly two decades, immigrants no longer account for the majority of Hispanic workers in America, a Pew Research Center report released today shows. That distinction comes as the Latino U.S.-born workforce continues to rapidly expand,...

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Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 29, 2012.

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Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 29, 2012.

New Mexico Primary: What to Watch

This year’s elections in New Mexico, beginning with primaries today, feature the latest effort by Democrats to dislodge Republican Rep. Steve Pearce from his majority-Hispanic district. Pearce’s 2nd District essentially takes up the southern half of the state, taking in...

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

Castro’s ‘Bootstraps’: American Dream

When Julian Castro delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention two years ago, he didn’t talk about his role as an Hispanic leader in American politics. He spoke of being “a young American, a proud American, of a...

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Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan greets fans at Tampa International Airport ahead of the 15th Indian Film Academy Awards on, April 24, 2014.

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Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan greets fans at Tampa International Airport ahead of the 15th Indian Film Academy Awards on, April 24, 2014.

Bollywood vs. RNC: ‘Glitz’ vs. ‘Stuffy Old White Guys’

Bob Buckhorn, mayor of Tampa, Florida, played host to the Republican National Convention in 2012. Now he is playing host to the globe-trotting event that is the Indian Film Academy Awards — aka, Bollywood on the road. The wandering international...

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican Pollster: ‘Stop Doing Stupid Things With Latinos’

Republican pollster Glen Bolger has some advice for how his party can begin the “road to recovery” with the growing bloc of Hispanic voters. “We’ve got to stop saying and doing stupid things with Latinos,” Bolger said at a panel...

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

Obama’s Eroded Hispanic Support Worse Than Any Other Group’s

President Barack Obama won re-election with an overwhelming share of the fast-growing Hispanic vote. His 71 percent victory over Republican Mitt Romney was a near-record in the Hispanic community, and it left Republican leaders wondering how to reclaim their ground...

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Vegas: Odds of Winning 2016 RNC?

Imagine the headlines: Republicans Rolling the Dice on 2016. Imagine Harry Reid’s headache. Imagine Howard Stern’s show. The Nevada Host Committee, Inc. announced today that it will make a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las...

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor signs copies of her book during a Commonwealth Club of California event.

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor signs copies of her book during a Commonwealth Club of California event.

Hispanics See Lack of National Leader — 5% Name Rubio, Sotomayor

Three-quarters of Latinos in the U.S. say their community needs a national leader, and nearly two-thirds can’t name a single person when asked an open-ended question about who is the nation’s most important Hispanic figure. Those are some of the...

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