The GOP nominee’s interest in building a casino on the island could cost him support from Cuban-Americans — and Florida’s 29 electoral votes.
No presidential candidate wants reports about violating a trade embargo to surface weeks before an election, but for Donald Trump, Newsweek’s investigation into his efforts to explore building a casino in Cuba could be devastating in a community whose support he badly needs: Miami’s Little Havana.
That’s the center of Florida’s Cuban-American vote, and home to tens...Read more
Watching the candidate of my dreams get steam late and lose in the primary wasn’t so different from watching my favorite football team not have enough energy to complete a fourth quarter rally. Hopeful, exciting, but ultimately deflating and disappointing.
When Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, I was distraught. Months before I had written about her on Huffington Post, explaining that I despised her not for her gender — as some of her supporters accused...Read more
An analysis by the NYCLU revealed that innocent New Yorkers have been subjected to police stops and street interrogations more than 5 million times since 2002, and that black and Latino communities continue to be the overwhelming target of these tactics. Nearly nine out of 10 stopped-and-frisked New Yorkers have been completely innocent, according to the NYPD’s own reports:
In 2002, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 97,296 times.80,176 were totally innocent (82 percent).
In 2003, New...Read more
Monday night’s debate provided voters with a pretty accurate picture of the choice they face in November. One candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has experience and a firm grasp of policy. She believes in studying and thinks very carefully before she speaks. She tries not to offend people.
The other candidate, Republican Donald Trump, is a political novice who doesn’t know much about policy. He doesn’t believe in homework and he says whatever pops into his mind. He offends people constantly.
Tim Kaine leaned down to speak to a young Latina here in a hushed voice, nodding seriously as she spoke. The two hugged and she walked away, eyes watery and struggling to gather her thoughts.
"I told him I'm going to vote for him and Hillary," said Monica Navarrete of Lawrenceville, Georgia, in an interview. "So my parents can stay here longer.
The interaction showcased a prime strength that the Virginia senator brought to the ticket: the...Read more
The two most intensely disliked presidential candidates in American history are expected to draw a Super Bowl-sized television audience when they meet for the first of three debates Monday night.
The drama of the live, 90-minute television event is assured with Donald Trump, the reality TV star who has blustered and bulldozed his way through conventional politics, and with a race that has narrowed enough in recent weeks to make this showdown seem like it could...Read more
In the past few weeks, Donald Trump’s zig-zags on his immigration positions have been dizzying for the public. Because of his unconventional presidential campaign style, he has managed, thus far, to avoid the usual scrutiny and analysis that all candidates normally face. For us in the Latino and immigrant community, his speech in Arizona represents more of the same as we have directly felt the impact of his words for over a year.
With the election...Read more
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in remarks at an African-American church on Wednesday, praised "stop-and-frisk" policing methods that have aroused protests and successful legal challenges, for singling out minorities.
The anti-crime tactic in which police stop, question and search pedestrians for weapons or contraband, gained traction in New York City under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now a top Trump supporter.
But opposition to the practice led police departments in New York, as well as Chicago and Newark,...Read more