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Political Science 2014: How a bill becomes a law (toons, video)

by Comic Saenz August 5, 2014 Cartoons
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Last week, the Republican-uncontrolled House of Representatives failed to pass a minimal spending bill to help with the unexpected crush of Central American refugees, adjourned, and then reconvened to approve a mean-spirited barebones measure that also would reverse President Obama’s DACA relief for DREAMers, and worse. Then they adjourned again. Of course the bill has no […]

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Why Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Miami) picked his ear wax, ate it on TV (video)

by Especial Correspondents May 13, 2014 El Now

(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) A close look at a recent C-SPAN video reveals that Florida Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia, Jr. picked his ear wax and ate it on live TV, a Cuban folkloric ritual rarely seen outside Miami’s Cuban-American community. “La Ceremonia de la Cera del Oído can be traced to a curandero who lived […]

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National Poetry Month: ‘Obama Shoulda Seen This’ (NSFW video, photos)

by Especial Correspondents April 22, 2014 Cultura
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National Poetry Month means — to us — poems by and for the people, like Jesús Iñiguez with his poem about immigration. Spoiler alert — Iñiguez is not exactly happy with Administration policies and questions President Obama’s legacy. [NSFW “F-bomb.”] Post by Jesús Iñiguez.   More from the Obama Legacy blog:

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Expect these Pocho Ocho ‘surprises’ in the State of the Union

by Especial Correspondents January 28, 2014 El Now
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White House insiders indicate the President’s State of the Union address tonight will have a few surprises for the Congressional and TV audiences. Here are the top eight: 8. The NSA will intercept Republicans’ text messages to each other and display them on the JumboTron in real time 7. President Obama will be sporting snazzy […]

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My proposed redesign for the Washington Redskins mascot (toon)

by JIMWICH October 17, 2013 Cartoons
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Here are the existing logo and my redesigned version full size:

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GOP alerts Congressmen on vacay to ‘looming threat of liberalism’

by Comic Saenz August 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) As the Republican-controlled House of Representatives left town for a five-week paid vacation, GOP leaders warned members returning to their home districts to be on high alert because of unspecified “threats of liberalism.” “These liberals are out there with their ‘logic and facts and science,’ and all our malarkey will […]

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) carries a heavy load — hate and ignorance (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 24, 2013 Cartoons
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‘Brown Republican’ Mr. Criminal reveals campaign platform (video)

by Verdana Bold May 8, 2013 Cultura
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Brown Republican Mr. Criminal has some serious political ambitions. Painting the White House brown is just the beginning. (NSFW lyrics.)

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Pocho Ocho lesser-known effects of the Federal budget ‘sequester’

by ERMA GERD March 13, 2013 El Now
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The “sequester” has already forced the release from detention of some accused undocumented immigrants. Now the budget cutbacks have started affecting  other aspects of American government. Here are eight addtional changes you can expect: 8. The CIA will only poison leftist leaders with cancer on alternate Wednesdays 7. Government procurement contracts now cap toilet seats prices […]

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Sequester-released immigrants head to D.C. to fix the budget

by María Purísima March 1, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Scores of immigrants released due to sequester-forced budget cuts are headed to the nation’s capital to fill gaps in the labor pool, PNS has learned. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began releasing low priority immigrants from detention centers in New Jersey, Louisiana, California, Texas and Florida earlier this week. After the immigrants were […]

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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘Mija Weekly’ breaks the ñews 1/28 (video)

by Elise Valderrama January 28, 2013 El Now
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In the second installment of Mija Weekly ñews wrap I discuss lip-synching, immigration, my chusma hair dresser and I answer questions from you pochos. Also I don’t drop the F-bomb. Thank you to everyone who watched last week! Don’t forget to leave me your comments below. RELATED: Previously on Mija Weekly…

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Eeeeek! It’s the Fiscal Cliff! (video toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 7, 2013 Cartoons
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Rich people need love, too, President Obama!

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Ñewsweek: DREAMers dream, Arpaio hates, Hugo Chavez lives

by Comic Saenz January 6, 2013 El Now
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Hey, pochos, it’s 2013 and it looks like we’re in for more of the same old same old from our regular cast of characters! Thrill as  Sheriff Joe Arpaio returns in a Brand New Hate-Fest for the New Year! Hold on to your seats as Still-Not-Dead-Yet Commie Super-Hero Hugo Chavez returns to reprise two of […]

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You too can be telepathic like Arizona SB1070-lovin’ cops! (video)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 27, 2012 El Now
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democratic congressman from Chicago, steps up to the lectern in the United States House of Representatives and teaches all of America how to be “telepathic” like the Arizona cops and politicians who somehow know – without racial profiling – who is undocumented and who is not. A must-see video for Justin Bieber […]

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GOP to José Hernández: Where’s your space certificate? *Updated

by SOY CAPITAN March 29, 2012 El Now
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CLICK HERE FOR  MORE POCHONAUT COVERAGE *(SACRAMENTO) A judge ruled Thursday afternoon that Democratic candidate José Hernández can indeed call himself an “astronaut” on the official ballots for U.S. Congress, according to a late report from the California state capital. (SACRAMENTO March 26) He’s a NASA veteran who has been to the International Space Station […]

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Dear GOP Lawyers: MR. POCHO has a question for you

by Gabacho Borracho March 27, 2012 Cartoons
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GOP to José Hernández: Where’s your space certificate? Meet America’s first Latino astronaut: José Jiménez Pocho Ocho tips for Latino astronauts (like José Hernández) Ground Control to Major Juan (song and video for a Latino astronaut)

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Ground Control to Major Juan (song for a Latino astronaut)

by Victor Payan March 27, 2012 Cultura
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Astronaut José Hernández is not getting much love from the GOP. Party lawyers insist the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress needs to show his space papers before he can call himself an “astronaut.” MR. POCHO doesn’t play that. He commissioned this song and music video to honor Astronaut José Hernández, an American hero. The complete […]

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