In Case You Missed It: President Obama and Conan at the WH Correspondents’ Dinner

Another year, another White House Correspondents’ Dinner.


Here’s President Obama.

Here’s Conan O’Brien.

Obama’s Second-Term Jobs Booklet Overlooks One Big Issue: Immigration Reform

In 2011, President Obama gave a speech in El Paso, Texas where he called immigration reform an "economic imperative." In fact, he stated that comprehensive reform in the immigration system would help strengthen the middle class. Here is what he said, along with a video of the speech:

"One way to strengthen the middle class in America is to reform the immigration system, so that there is no longer a massive underground economy that exploits a cheap source of labor while depressing wages for everybody else. Immigration reform is an economic imperative."

This week President Obama touted his second-term economic vision for America. Missing from the booklet? Comprehensive immigration reform. Now, we don't know if this was an oversight or not, but what is it, Mr. President? Why was this not included? Another case of pandering to the US Latino vote and not delivering? We know that President Obama supports The Dream Act, but we also know that his deportation record is a sore spot with US Latino voters. You would have thought that the Obama campaign would have listened to his El Paso speech, especially since it is getting clearer and clearer that the President will need a strong showing on Election Day with US Latino voters.

Ironically, outlets like Hot Air are picking this up and sounding like they are sympathetic to the US Latino vote.

The White House Reporter Who Pissed Off President Obama Today

Yes, we understand that freedom of the press is an American right embedded in the Constitution. But at the same time, there is freedom of the press, and just plain being rude. Today at the White House, The Daily Caller's Neil Munro was rude. As President Obama talked about his administration's shift in immigration policy to allow for some undocumented youth between 16 and 30 to avoid deportation, Munro, whose name is probably now known by more people tonight than this afternoon thanks to social media, has gone out of his way to tell his side of the story and tell it quickly.

Less than two hours after he had his moment with the President, Munro had already published a column, done a video, and even answered our email to him. This is what we asked him at 2:45 PM EST:

We are doing a story about President Obama's speech on immigration today and there are reports that you were the reporter who interrupted the President during the speech. Can you confirm? Do you have any comments about this incident that you plan to share on record? Thank you.

At 6:15 tonight, Munro emailed us back and wrote:

I did not heckle. I asked questions. I did not wish to interrupt him or to be rude, but I did want to get questions answered. See - Neil

Granted, we don't know how Munro thought that we said that he had heckled the President. But that is not the point. It is clear to us that Munro is trying to defend his stance as a reporter, but in this case, Munro really is facing a blurry line between being a White House correspondent and being an individual who thinks Obama's words is just a new amnesty plan for "those damn illegals." Now Munro is part of the story, and if you ask any reporter, that is something most reporters wouldn't want.

The fact is that even though Munro claimed that the President didn't answer the question about how foreign workers are taking away Americans' jobs, one of the neo-nativist claims that continues to be beaten like a dead horse, the President did indeed answer it, as the video shows. Granted, we think President Obama has had some major issues when it comes to immigration policy (broken promises, record deportations), and even though today's announcement was historic, the online buzz among voters is a sincere "let's wait and see" attitude. But at the same time, the President answer Munro's questions and rather forcefully too, within the context of what he was talking about today: immigration.

So, even though Obama gave Munro a 1-minute answer, Munro was still heard at the end of the tape, asking the same question. If this question is so important to him, then he can continue to ask it at White House press briefings, or even request for an answer from the President—an answer that he likes?

In the end, Munro comes across as one of those self-proclaimed immigration reporters who look at announcements like today and fear change. Want proof? Just read the first paragraph from his afternoon column today:

President Barack Obama declined to take any questions from reporters about his controversial and significant decision to offer a de facto amnesty to at least 800,000 foreigners aged 15 to 30. 

These "foreigners" that Munro is describing are kids who came into this country because their parents brought them here. The kids had no choice, and in fact, they grew up as American kids. That is the quandary of this group of DREAMers. They go to school, serve in the US armed forces, try to advantage of the American Dream, the same one they were told about when they were young children. Yet in this country, they are just second-class people and if they were deported to their countries of origins, they would truly be "foreigners" there. That is the reality, and Munro can chalk one up to the neo-nativists. And we venture to guess that Munro is not a big fan of TIME, but maybe he should read it this week to actually learn a thing or two about the DREAMers.

Obama Administration Acknowledges Power of #Kony2012 Viral Video and Says It Has Raised Awareness

Sometimes getting your news from outside of the United States helps. We got this post from the Telegraph in the UK. The piece quoted White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his thoughts about #Kony2012.

Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary, congratulated the "hundreds of thousands of Americans who have mobilised to this unique crisis of conscience."

Mr Carney said: "I think this viral video that you mentioned is part of that response, raising awareness about the horrific activities of the LRA, and consistent with the bipartisan legislation passed by our congress in 2010 the United States continues to pursue a comprehensive multi-faceted strategy to help;p the governments and people of Central Africa in their efforts to end the threat posed by the LRA and reduce the human consequences of the LRA's atrocities."

Old Harvard Video of President Obama Surfaces: THIS Is The Smoking Gun? Really?

We got this post from our familia on Pa'lante Latino when they posted on their Tumblr page. This is an edited version by Buzzfeed. Is this an edited version of the "smoking gun" video that the late Andrew Breibart was telling people about? Who knows? Or does he have other more incriminating proof, like playing basketball with international students or buying falafels in Harvard Square?

A diversity rally at Harvard in the early 1990s. Seriously?

Lou Dobbs Says “President’s Liberal Friends” in Hollywood Are Indoctrinating Children

Granted, Lou Dobbs is a tool. His anti-Latino comments got him fired from CNN three years ago, and we thought Dobbs would sail into the sunset, but looks like he needs ratings again. Next up, Hollywood children's movies and indoctrination of children by President Obama.

Here is what Dobbs said this week about Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" and other tree-hugging movies:

Now, an "Unmentionable" — a story you won't hear anywhere in the liberal national media, or nearly all of the national liberal media. Hollywood is once again trying to indoctrinate our children. Two new films out this year, plainly with an agenda, plainly demonizing the so-called "1 percent" and espousing the virtue of green-energy policies, come what may.

The  Dobbs said this:

The president's liberal friends in Hollywood [are] targeting a younger demographic using animated movies to sell their agenda to children.


New Video: Obama Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

So it looks like Obama Girl is back, with a Swedish twist.

However, it looks like after the Newt thrashing of Mitt Romney in South Carolina, he might need more tattoos.

The Complex Battle for the Latino Vote

It is clear that President Obama’s administration has instituted the largest number of deportations, which has greatly disappointed the Latino community in the United States.

So because of this and other issues (like the economy), Latinos are questioning whether Obama will deliver again. Right now, there is a consensus that he won’t.

But are the Republican Party, the Tequila Party, and the Tea Party the solution? Probably not, but check out this vid and let us know what you think.

PS We are currently researching some claims that the Tequila is really a well-crafted move by the Republican Party to pander to Latinos. Some of the stories we have heard are quite troubling, but we will need follow our journalistic skills before we can publish stories. In the meantime, let us know what you think about this video.

WARNING: Felonious Munk Tells America to Pay Its $@%! Bills

Damn, and we thought we were tough, but we have met our match.

No matter your political stripe, you have to agree that Washington DC is living in LALAlandia these days. Let it to Felonious Munk to break it dowm.

MAJOR WARNING: this video is not for the Christian in you. Felonius is a master of the f-bomb, but does he make good points here?

Last Night on The Daily Show: The Obama Downgrade

The Daily Show has some very talented correspondents. John Oliver is golden, but we also think that their “black” correspondent Larry Wilmore is just as good.

Last night, Wilmore had center stage with his segment about The Obama Downgrade.