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November 18, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
The 7-member Hispanic Legislative Caucus in Sacramento on Thursday labeled as "vigilantism" the Orange County Republican Party's use of uniformed security guards on Election Day at 20 Santa Ana precincts where there are heavily Latino populations. "This type of action tends to undermine the integrity of our election system," said Assemblyman Peter R. Chacon (R-San Diego), chairman of the caucus. County GOP Chairman Thomas A.
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SPORTS
June 24, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has declined a request to intervene on behalf of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt in his showdown with Major League Baseball, Rep. Charles Gonzalez said Friday. Gonzalez (D-San Antonio), the chairman of the CHC, met Friday with MLB lobbyists. He said he had requested a meeting with Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss issues of concern to the Latino community but said the CHC would not stand with McCourt in his battle against Selig. "We can't take sides in a business dispute," Gonzalez said.
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OPINION
March 20, 1994 | Ruben Navarrette Jr., Ruben Navarrette Jr. is the author of "A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano" (Bantam)
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus must wish that the immigration issue would just go away. But in the spirit of the more outspoken Congressional Black Caucus, the 18- member caucus professes a dedication to "voicing and advancing, through the legislation process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States"--and immigration is the most controversial issue on the list. With the 103rd Congress considering an onslaught of new immigration bills, including a proposal by Rep.
NATIONAL
December 21, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas and Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
President Obama and Latino lawmakers agreed Tuesday that chances are dimming for passage of an immigration overhaul that would provide a path to legal status for millions of illegal residents, according to people familiar with the private session. Instead, the president and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus concurred that, until after the 2012 election, a more realistic goal would be to stave off legislation targeting illegal immigrants. That said, Obama told the group, he was not giving up on an immigration overhaul, which he promised to accomplish during his 2008 presidential campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 18, Jaime Mercado found himself sprawled face down on the concrete with a police officer holding a gun to his head. He was a passenger in a car involved in a drive-by shooting. Mercado, a 10th-grade dropout, was going nowhere in life and he suddenly realized it. "I knew I had to get out of the streets and go back to school," said Mercado, who is now the principal of Mar Vista High School in San Diego, the same campus where he had dropped out as a teen-ager.
NEWS
March 29, 1989 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
After years of proclaiming the political influence of Latinos in California, the Legislature's Hispanic Caucus unveiled an ambitious agenda Tuesday focused on measures to bolster Latino strength in local elections and improve education for minority youth. The package of 17 bills--the first that has drawn united support of the seven-member caucus--came, however, with a stern warning that the Democratic Party no longer can take for granted the loyalty of Latino voters.
NATIONAL
February 2, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus was thrown into turmoil Thursday after Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana) resigned her membership amid accusations that its chairman, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Rialto), had been demeaning to women. Two of the remaining five women in the 21-member caucus expressed concerns about how the group treated them, but did not resign. Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte) complained about the "lack of respect afforded to women members of the Hispanic Caucus." And Rep. Linda T.
NEWS
April 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
President Bush and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met Monday in a White House gathering that some members said left them optimistic but others said was short on commitment. In the meeting's opening remarks, Bush reiterated his "respect for the Hispanic culture." Bush said he and the caucus members would talk about a variety of issues, most important how to "make sure the world is more peaceful, more educated and more prosperous."
NEWS
July 8, 1988 | Mark Lawrence
Members of the House Hispanic Caucus on Thursday called Vice President George Bush's promise to appoint a Latino to his Cabinet if he is elected President "pandering," and said employment statistics raise strong doubts about the sincerity of Bush's statement on Wednesday that the hiring of Latinos was an issue he felt "very strongly about personally." Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) told reporters that Latinos make up about 7% of the U.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1989 | FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is a Times editorial writer.
As near as I can determine, I disagree with almost every political position taken by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Cuban-American elected to Congress last week from the Miami area. Still, I'm glad the Republican state senator was chosen to fill the seat held by the late Rep. Claude Pepper, a Democrat.
NATIONAL
November 27, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Presidential politics can be rough-and-tumble, but it was a friendly basketball game on Friday that gave President Obama a cut on his upper lip requiring 12 stitches. Playing in a post-Thanksgiving holiday pickup game with visiting family members and administration aides, Obama was on defense when a player turned into him to shoot and elbowed him in the mouth, according to the White House. The culprit was Reynaldo Decerega, 38, director of programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the White House said.
OPINION
February 3, 2007
OK, SO Loretta is all mad at Joe because he's using money from the club treasury for his boys, who Loretta totally can't stand, so Loretta and her sister, Linda, get some girls to go after Joe's boys, but he's elected to head the club, which makes Loretta go postal and she quits. And then Loretta says Fabian said Joe called her a whore! But now Fabian says he doesn't remember, and Joe's all like, "It never happened." Sounds like junior high, doesn't it? It's not.
NATIONAL
February 2, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus was thrown into turmoil Thursday after Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana) resigned her membership amid accusations that its chairman, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Rialto), had been demeaning to women. Two of the remaining five women in the 21-member caucus expressed concerns about how the group treated them, but did not resign. Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte) complained about the "lack of respect afforded to women members of the Hispanic Caucus." And Rep. Linda T.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual display of internal bickering meant to stay private, six members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have written to the chairman of the caucus' political action committee, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Rialto), withdrawing their connection to the PAC because of its contributions to political campaigns of caucus members' relatives -- including Baca's two sons.
NATIONAL
October 14, 2003 | Shweta Govindarajan, Times Staff Writer
Latino lawmakers are backing a proposal to build a museum on the National Mall that would commemorate the achievements of American Latinos, amid concerns from preservationists that construction along the Mall is obstructing its scenic green expanse. The proposed National Museum of the American Latino would house exhibits relating to the artistic, historical and cultural accomplishments of American Latinos.
NEWS
April 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
President Bush and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met Monday in a White House gathering that some members said left them optimistic but others said was short on commitment. In the meeting's opening remarks, Bush reiterated his "respect for the Hispanic culture." Bush said he and the caucus members would talk about a variety of issues, most important how to "make sure the world is more peaceful, more educated and more prosperous."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1985 | FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is a Times editorial writer
For several years now I have waged a personal campaign against the growing use of the ugly and imprecise word "Hispanic" as the term to describe all United States residents of Latin American extraction. It seems to be a losing battle because the U.S. government and corporate America, including my colleagues in the news media, persist in using the word. But I have not changed my mind.
SPORTS
June 24, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has declined a request to intervene on behalf of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt in his showdown with Major League Baseball, Rep. Charles Gonzalez said Friday. Gonzalez (D-San Antonio), the chairman of the CHC, met Friday with MLB lobbyists. He said he had requested a meeting with Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss issues of concern to the Latino community but said the CHC would not stand with McCourt in his battle against Selig. "We can't take sides in a business dispute," Gonzalez said.
NEWS
November 24, 1996 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, a freshman member of Congress from Los Angeles, Rep. Xavier Becerra, shocked his colleagues when he brazenly locked horns with the crusty chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. A promising career seemed to have suffered a serious self-inflicted wound, Becerra's supporters feared. They needn't have worried. The chairman, the redoubtable Dan Rostenkowski, sits in jail, convicted of mail fraud for misusing his office.
NEWS
April 14, 1994 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus and several major Latino organizations have scheduled press conferences for today in an effort to coalesce behind the Supreme Court candidacy of U.S. District Judge Jose A. Cabranes of Connecticut --a move that could make him a clear favorite for the seat. "We can't afford to come out of this thing all fragmented. That sends a negative signal," said Rep. Esteban E. Torres (D-La Puente) after a Hispanic Caucus meeting to discuss the high court vacancy.
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