August 24, 2010
Maria del Carmen Aponte is a bilingual attorney and financial consultant, former executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, onetime board member of the National Council of La Raza and ex-president of the Hispanic National Bar Assn. To that impressive list of credentials she will now add U.S. ambassador to El Salvador. President Obama last week used a congressional recess appointment to bypass the Senate confirmation process after Republicans blocked her nomination to the post for the better part of a year.
February 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Illegal immigrants may have to wait about a decade before receiving a green card under an immigration bill being crafted by a group of senators from both parties. The details are still being negotiated, but “the process is likely to be in the range of 10 years,” said Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) during a meeting on Capitol Hill with Spanish-language reporters and others. Under the plan - the outlines of which were unveiled last week - illegal immigrants could be given probationary legal status but would have to wait until border security milestones and other requirements were met before they would be granted legal permanent residency - a green card.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1998
As the recent papal visit to Cuba continues to reverberate in Washington, the Clinton administration has taken a few modest but positive steps to reverse isolationist policies that benefit no one. The measures proposed Friday by the president would streamline medical aid to Cuba, authorize direct humanitarian flights from the United States and legalize limited remittances from Cuban Americans to relatives in Cuba. Another measure would seek ways to ease restrictions on food shipments to Cuba.
November 14, 2006 |
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), a prominent Latino who previously served in President Bush's Cabinet, will assume the high-profile post of Republican National Committee general chairman, GOP officials said Monday. Martinez, 60, will remain in the Senate when he takes the reins of the RNC in January, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting a formal announcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1997 |
Fed up with the barrage of motions that House Democrats have introduced calling for an immediate end of the investigation into last fall's election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), Republicans imposed a rare rule Thursday preventing anyone but the leader of each party from introducing such resolutions until Congress adjourns for the year.
October 23, 1997 |
Republicans on Wednesday proposed handing a key part of their investigation of Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez's contested victory in Orange County's 46th Congressional District to California Secretary of State Bill Jones, saying that it would speed up the process and remove it from Capitol Hill's partisan battlefield.
April 24, 2010
SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Animal expert Jeff Corwin. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Financial reform, the economy, unemployment: Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.); the economy: Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm (D-Mich.). 6 and 9 a.m., 5, 8 and 11 p.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Google's home page illustrations; author Kitty Kelley; Wilbert Rideau.
October 25, 2010 |
Sports buffs like to say that a win at the beginning of the season counts just as much as a win when the end of the season approaches. Would that elections were as simple as sports. As more people take advantage of the growing number of states that allow early voting – casting a ballot before election day – the issue of what that vote means has moved to the fore, as has the question of whether it has a predictive value beyond the partisan propaganda of galvanizing voters.
May 5, 1999 |
A Cuban baseball coach skipped the flight home Tuesday after a game against the Baltimore Orioles and asked for asylum in the United States. Six other Cubans who missed the plane are believed to have done so accidentally and will be allowed to return home without U.S. government interference, Justice Department officials said Tuesday night. Rigoberto Herrera, a 54-year-old pitching coach, walked into the downtown police headquarters about 10 a.m. Tuesday, a police spokesman said.
March 15, 2006 |
Big federal budget deficits raise risks to the country's long-term economic health and they need to be curbed, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said. "The prospective increase in the budget deficit will place at risk future living standards of our country," Bernanke said. "As a result, I think it would be very desirable to take concrete steps to lower the prospective path of the deficit."