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Washington in a Flash: Obama Makes His Pitch to La Raza

Posted By Rob Bluey On July 25, 2011 @ 6:11 am In Scribe | Comments Disabled

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President Obama takes a break from the debt-limit talks to deliver a speech before the National Council of La Raza [2] — a group that has served as an important bridge for Obama’s administration to the Hispanic community. Don’t expect Obama to deviate from the typical White House line [3] when it comes to pitching Latinos that government knows best, says Israel Ortega, editor of Heritage Libertad [4]. UPDATE: Read about the level of coordination between the White House and La Raza [5] in today’s Daily Caller.

On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is expected to unveil the details of a new plan to raise the debt limit [6] by approximately $1 trillion, providing Treasury with money until next year. That would set the stage for another showdown just months before the 2012 presidential election.

This afternoon at Heritage, John Mark Reynolds [7] ponders whether the popularity of Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are good or bad for sustaining America’s experiment in self-government [8]. Reynolds directs the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. The event begins at noon ET and will be webcast live [8].


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[1] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/afplivetwo547447-Was1720458.jpg

[2] deliver a speech before the National Council of La Raza: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_18536276

[3] deviate from the typical White House line: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/07/23/what-the-president-won%E2%80%99t-tell-latinos-this-weekend/

[4] Heritage Libertad: http://www.libertad.org

[5] level of coordination between the White House and La Raza: http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/25/la-raza-carrying-obama%E2%80%99s-agua/

[6] unveil the details of a new plan to raise the debt limit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/boehner-hints-at-a-unilateral-debt-plan-geithner-shoots-down-short-term-options/2011/07/24/gIQAR0HAXI_story.html?hpid=z1

[7] John Mark Reynolds: http://www.johnmarkreynolds.com/

[8] good or bad for sustaining America’s experiment in self-government: http://www.heritage.org/Events/2011/07/Facebook-Friends

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