Republican Senator Marco Rubio claims his parents fled Cuba, “after the Castro take-over.” It’s an inspiring American story—a son of political refugees becoming a US Senator. But that’s all it is—a story. It’s not reality.
Jon Huntsman—former Utah governor and President Obama’s ambassador to China—kicked off his presidential campaign with a pledge to remain civil. Unfortunately, I don’t think that the other candidates will let that happen.
Senator Ensign slept with his best friend’s wife, and then got his friend a lobbying gig. I guess that’s one way to say I’m sorry. But Ensign then left his friend out to dry when charges of ethics violations began to swirl. Nearly two years later, Senator John Ensign has finally stopped blaming others and has resigned. It’s a pity that he was disconnected from reality for so long.
Congressman Anthony Weiner has been taking political contributions from pornographers. Should contributors get vetted by politicians, or is the financial temptation just too great to resist?
Two state senators in Arizona read some dubious, racist accusations against Hispanics right into the Senate record as though they were fact. Unfortunately, these type of stereotypes and lies are all too familiar to those of us who are used to hearing attacks against Latinos veiled in disguise as part of a legitimate “debate” about our nation’s broken immigration system.