White House Hosts Hispanic Conference In Durham

The Obama administration is reaching out to North Carolina's Hispanic residents, a potentially important voting group in a battleground state for this year's presidential election.

The White House is holding a day-long conference for Hispanics on Saturday in Durham. The gathering is the latest in a series of regional meetings with Hispanics where administration officials discuss issues including the economy, education, health care, and immigration.

White House staffers and officials from cabinet agencies will be in Durham to meet with Hispanic leaders, small-business owners and elected officials.

The Obama administration says eight similar conferences last fall increased participation in federal programs and communicated its message on new policies.

Hispanic outreach this year has included similar summits in California, Texas, Arizona and presidential battleground states Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio and North Carolina.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 09:51 PM
    You should have to take a test at the poll about his policies before you vote for him. No doubt his followers do not have a clue what he is about!
  • by National Debt on Mar 18, 2012 at 08:49 AM
    Increase in national debt: Reagan = $1.754 Trillion, Bush #41 = $1.493 Trillion, Clinton = $1.593, Bush #43 = $4.899 Trillion, Obama (to date) = $4.938 Trillion. Clinton was running up the debt on average by $304 Billion per year until the Republicans took control of the House and Senate, then the debt climbed on average by $155/year for the last 6 six years (forget about the internet dot com boom). Bush #43 was running up the national debt on average by $491 Billion/year until the Democrats took control of the House and Senate and then the debt increased on average by $976 Billion per year during the last 2 years. And Obama has already added more to the national debt than Bush #43 added in his 8 years of office!! It was a problem 40 years ago and it is getting worse by the SECOND!! DEBT is going to kill this country!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 06:08 PM in reply to National Debt
      Ummmm interesting, now tell us WHY President Obama had to spend so much, and WHY President Bush squandered the surplus he inherited from Clinton, and also WHY Bush had to raise the Debt Ceiling seven, yes, seven times in his 8 years in office?
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:56 AM in reply to
        Apparently, your inablity to read seems to transcend your response. Also, you memory of Bush's years does not serve you well nor is it now. In the meantime, go to this youtube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSeCJ8gia2Y
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        by National Debt on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:09 PM in reply to
        Obama HAD to spend so much of OUR money to repay his donors (Solyndra)! The national debt increased about $1.6 Trillion under Clinton, so I don't know what surplus you are talking about. This surplus lie must have been feed to you by some liberal lying network because many of you are repeating the same lie. Bush raised the debt ceiling 7 times but Obama has added more to the national debt in 3 years than Bush did in 8 years.
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Mar 18, 2012 at 08:47 AM
    Next thing will be his home country people from KENYA will be allowed to vote. Acorn to help register voters,the dead will be allowed to sign up first.
  • by WOW Location: Beaufort on Mar 18, 2012 at 07:45 AM
    Got to cultivate at least this voter base. They're suffering major losses in almost all other voter bases.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Mar 18, 2012 at 05:27 AM
    I see this for what it is: if he can't win through the majority, he'll go for a win through the minorities. See? His real strategy is to bring several minorities together in his polls, creating a new 'majority'. He's got enough sense to know that's his only Ace.
  • by chill Location: enc on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:45 AM
    Thank you Obama for freefood and health care. My name is illegal juan.
  • by Luis Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2012 at 03:29 AM
    You want to reach out to the hispanic community , make it easier to get a legal work visa .
  • by Eyes Wide Open on Mar 17, 2012 at 06:00 PM
    $15.5 Trillion national debt!
  • by Obama on Mar 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM
    Thank you Hispanics for gathering here today. Give me your vote and I will give you money from taxpaying Americans. Don't listen to Marco Rubio, he does not understand what it means to receive a free ride on the democrat train. We liberals care about you every election year...., I mean we care about you. Stop listening to facts and common sense, just vote democrat and I will make this country pay for being evil for hundreds of years. Just because I didn't keep any of my promises from 2008 doesn't mean you shouldn't vote for me this year, I mean, give me a break, it was Bush's fault. Don't worry about gas prices because under socialism you won't pay for anything anyway, mostly because there will not be anything left to buy after we destroy this country.
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      by To Obama on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM in reply to Obama
      I love this comment. You CAN tell the truth. LOL
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Mar 18, 2012 at 05:28 AM in reply to Obama
      Good one.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Mar 18, 2012 at 05:16 PM in reply to Obama
      Good think you didn't drop you teleprompter...great post...Barlow will be hot and lavon manthing for Obama will post his love once again....I cannot wait till Lavon has Obamas baby and Michelle finds out!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 09:50 PM in reply to Obama
      Excellent reply. They never ever post anything I say that has to do with Obama. Shame cause it is all the truth.
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Mar 17, 2012 at 04:53 PM
    Obama is pulling oput all the stops, he is in full campagin mode. I agree with you on that Anonymous where are your papers.
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