At the beginning of National Hispanic American Heritage Month, Secretary Perez emphasized the importance of expanding opportunity for Latinos, writing "The strength of our economy in the decades to come depends on investing in them, their skills and their education. Closing opportunity gaps isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s the only sensible strategy for a nation that wants to – and must – tap every available source of human capital. We don’t have...Read more
Republicans didn't fare well in a recent Fox News poll and Ann Coulter says it's immigrants' fault.
In an appearance on the "The O'Reilly Factor" Friday, Coulter said Democrats have used immigrants to boost their performance in elections and that Republicans should stop "sucking up" to Hispanics because they will never vote conservative anyway.
Coulter's comments came in reaction to a Fox News poll that found only 36 percent of registered voters had a favorable view of...Read more
Emboldened by new polling showing a tight race for Senate in Kentucky, Democrats are recommitting funds to boost Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is mounting a long-shot bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will go back on the air in the Bluegrass State with $650,000 in television ad money, a DSCC official confirmed to The Huffington Post on Wednesday. The party organization, which works to elect Democrats to...Read more
In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.
The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal.
Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.
Ever the newsman and ever one...Read more
Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.
Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigid Church, made his comments in a sermon to some 70,000 people in St. Peter's Square for the ceremonial closing of a two-week assembly, known as a synod.
The working session...Read more
Ohio governor and smart money 2016 GOP hopeful just complimented Obamacare, and said a repeal isn't happening. Can the Republican base ever get over this moment of honesty?
When we Washington types sit around and handicap the GOP field for 2016, we tend to talk about the known quantities, the people prancing around before us on a daily basis thrusting their elbows in one another’s general direction, your Pauls and Cruzes and Perrys and so on....Read more
Here's more proof the middle class is dying.
The middle-class share of American wealth has been shrinking for the better part of three decades and recently fell to its lowest level since 1940, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics.
In other words, remember the surge of the great American middle class after World War II? That's all gone, at...Read more
Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion.
According to the organization whyIslam.org, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino.
And according to Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), a group that promotes Latino conversions, a little more…
Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia.
Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either contest,…