San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro predicted President Barack Obama will win at least 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, describing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as “the most conservative candidate that the Latino community has ever seen.” Castro, the convention’s keynote speaker on Sept. 4, was interviewed today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.
When President George W. Bush departed Washington in 2009, he left behind a world of trouble and a golden opportunity for his party. Bush arguably did more than any Republican in his lifetime to scrub the taint of racial politics from the party’s brand. What’s more, his efforts were gaining supporters.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he is concerned about new state laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, entering a controversy over whether the measures suppress minority turnout.
Senate Republicans are stepping up their call to strengthen U.S. border security standards in a proposed immigration law, as the plan’s authors urge lawmakers not to let the Boston Marathon bombings sap momentum.