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chrischristiewhack(PNS reporting from TRENTON) Sources close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say the embattled state “boss” may invoke special powers to “whack” disgraced New Jersey Port Authority official David Wildstein over the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Calls to Christie’s lawyers at the offices of Bada, Bing & Bada-Boehm confirm that “causing one to be humiliated” is sufficient to trigger termination of a staffer. [Mas…]

clintoncastro(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Hillary Clinton formally announced her candidacy for President Sunday night, and PNS has learned San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be her running mate.

“Latinos are the ‘in’ thing — and Hillary knows that — she’s never been one to ignore what’s in vogue,” a source close to the campaign told PNS.

“Plus, all those Latino votes!” [Mas…]

gaymayorBenjamin Medrano, 47, won Fresnillo’s July 7 election and will take office this September. His election — he is said to be the first openly-gay mayor in Mexico’s history — has led some observers to speculate that famously-macho Mexicans didn’t really know Medrano was gay, or didn’t believe him when he told them.

Hey, Zacatecas! Try these Pocho Ocho ways to calibrate your gaydar:

8. P.A.N. — not gay. P.R.I. — gay.

7. Maria del Barrio — not gay. Maria del Zona Rosa — gay.

6. Blue Demon — not gay. Santo Gay — gay. [Mas…]

Antonio Villaraigosa came into the Los Angeles’ Mayor’s office with so much promise in 2005.

My radio show on KPFK, The Pocho Hour of Power (heard Fridays at 4PM PST on 90.7 FM) produced and played this also hopeful and playful tune, Livin’ Villaraigosa, to document the excitement and also skewer the anti-Mexican conspiracy theorists who were raising a Reconquista alarm about Villaraigosa. [Mas…]

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Members of newly-elected Pres. Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party kicked off festive May Day celebrations with a socialist fist fight in the halls of Venezuela’s National Assembly Tuesday. From each according to his agility, to each according to his speed.

Did you miss the Inauguration? We’ve got the video!

by Comic Saenz January 25, 2013 El Now
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From Pres. Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address: “Your baby cousin likes me because I’m more normal and have a smooshy finger? No!” RELATED: Pocho Ocho zingers dropped from Obama’s Inaugural Address

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Al Madrigal: Obama’s new term means a new look for America (video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2013 El Now
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The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal was in Washington, D.C. for Bronco Bama‘s second inauguration Monday and tells Jon Stewart about Obama’s new look for America. DISCLAIMER: Madrigal is POCHO’s Migrant Editor.

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Consuela: ‘Mr. Grover Norquist, you are out of Pledge’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 29, 2012 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho key provisions of Republican ‘Dream Act Lite’

by Especial Correspondents November 27, 2012 El Now
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They got a serious ass-whupping and they know it, so Republican “moderates” are crafting a “Dream Act Lite” to try to bridge the gap with Latinos. Here are their Pocho Ocho key provisions: 8. Replace old slogan “No wet backs, no wet dreams” with something more encouraging. 7. Military service need not be completed to […]

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Pocho Ocho Cyber Lunes gift tips are just a clika guey

by DON BARATO November 26, 2012 Cultura
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As long as the boss isn’t looking, today is the day when pochos all over America go holiday gift shopping on the Internets. If you’re not shopping at Lalo Alcaraz’s place, these Pocho Ocho gift tips (with links) will turn your Cyber Lunes from Mission Impossible to Cyber Espace Mission Accomplished: 8. Santa’s Helpers are […]

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Pleased as ponche, Tres Flores triplets give company to workers

by Especial Correspondents November 20, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ALTADENA) Pleased with the reelection of the President, thrilled to provide Obamacare for their employees and acknowledging their loyal workers built a small family firm into a billion-dollar corporation, the three siblings who own the Tres Flores Corporation are giving their company to their staff. Abelardo, Bernardo and Chichi Flor — 83-year-old […]

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Pocho Ocho ‘gifts’ Democrats gave Latinos to vote for Obama

by Especial Correspondents November 19, 2012 El Now
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Loser and liar Willard “Mitt” Romney finally got something correct! The overwhelming Latino margin for President Bronco Bama was entirely due to “gifts” the Democrats used as bribes. Here are the top eight: 8. Taco Tuesdays covered by Obamacare 7. Rick Bayless gets full-time gig with Food and Drug Administration (Drug Division) 6. New “path […]

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On House floor, Rep. Luis Gutierrez schools GOP on Latinos (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 15, 2012 El Now
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Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) continues his education efforts on the House floor, introducing the Republican Party to Latinos. RELATED: Luis Gutierrez explains to Congress how to racially profile Latinos (video)

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Florida secedes from the union, no one seems to care very much

by Santino J. Rivera November 14, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDA) In a shocking post-election development, the state formerly known as Florida will no longer be a part of the United States of America. After gaining the required 25,000 petition signatures needed to elicit a response from the White House, Florida has been granted permission to secede from the U.S. When […]

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Contagious Latinophilia hits U.S.; Boehner, Hannity, Arpaio infected

by María Purísima November 13, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Public health officials are concerned about contagious Latinophilia that has spread with breathtaking speed across America since Bronco Bama’s reelection last week. Former anti-Latino pundits and politicians who for years went out of their way to make life miserable for Latinos are now succumbing to what scientists believe may be […]

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@MexicanMitt Romney tells all in first post-defeat interview (audio)

by JUAN HANNITY November 13, 2012 Audio
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@MexicanMitt Romney phoned public radio station KUNM in New Mexico Monday night for his first post-election interview. The Twitter Idol liberally assigned blame for his defeat by Bronco Bama, reminisced about the fireworks he planned to set off had he juan and revealed he’s still on the lookout for his missing running mate Pollo Ryan. […]

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Ñewsweek: Bronco Bama reelected, @MexicanMitt Romney concedes

by Comic Saenz November 11, 2012 El Now
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President Bronco Bama was reelected this week despite the valiant campaign mounted by Juan Percenter @MexicanMitt Romney; the Mexi-Mormon challenger released a last-minute campaign espeech and animated music video which were very popular on POCHO but apparently didn’t help in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. POCHO’s ñews-breaking coverage included toons by Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz, election recaps […]

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