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Q&A: NALEO's Arturo Vargas on the "don't vote" ad and getting Latinos to the polls

Photo by Terry Chay/Flickr (Creative Commons)
| It's been the most outrageous political story of the week so far: Television ads produced by a GOP-affiliated 527 group called Latinos for Reform that, in the most direct way possible, urged Latinos not to vote.

In the news this morning: The man behind the 'Don't vote' ads, a nationwide challenge to birthright citizenship, more

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The Last Word - GOP past of leader behind 'Don't Vote' ad - msnbc.com Video of host Lawrence O'Donnell grilling Latinos for Reform leader and longtime GOP political operative Robert De Posada on his 'Don't vote' ads targeting Latinos and his background.

A 'nationwide task force' takes on the 14th Amendment

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Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce held a press conference today in Phoenix to discuss plans for a state measure challenging automatic U.S. citizenship for children born in this country to undocumented immigrants.

Featured comment: A reader on the 'Don't vote' ad targeting Latinos

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"Settling on an adjective to describe this ad, and campaign, escapes me now; I've no hope of finding one any time soon."

In the news this morning: Latinos told not to vote, inter-racial dorm assignments, more

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Ads targeting Latinos: "Don't vote" - Multi-American/KPCC A GOP-affiliated group has produced ads in English and Spanish urging Latinos not to vote in the coming election.

Ads targeting Latinos: 'Don't vote.'

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP7_JMtPMRM&feature=player_embedded

Quote of the moment: 'Some of you look a little more Asian to me'

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"...I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that."

Interesting take on Disney workers' hijab and the mainstreaming of Muslim culture

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It's been a few weeks since I last wrote about Noor Abdallah and Imane Boudial, the two Muslim women working at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim who were pressuring their employer for the right to wear hijab at work.