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  • Cesar Chavez gestures as he speaks during a Los Angeles news conference March 8, 1989. Chavez, the United Farm workers president who staged a life-threatening fast against pesticide use in 1988, said the union's boycott of California table grapes is a success that has forced growers to lower prices and dump fruit they couldn't sell. (AP Photo/Alan Greth)

    Cesar Chavez resolution blocked by GOP

    Republicans said they would have allowed a resolution to pass if Democrats had accepted additional language that recognized Chavez supported strict enforcement of immigration laws in order to help protect American workers' wages.

  • Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

    Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.

  • President Obama walks with Cesar Chavez's widow, Helen F. Chavez (left), and Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, as they tour the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument Memorial Garden in Keene, Calif., on Monday. (Associated Press)

    Obama designates Chavez home as monument

    President Obama designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument Monday, a move Republicans denounced as a desperate attempt to shore up Latino support as the race tightens in its final weeks.

  • President Obama (left) calls actor George Clooney a good friend whom he got to know during Mr. Clooney's work on Sudan. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: Left Coast bandwagon

    Never underestimate the entrenched West Coast support for a Democratic White House.

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    EDITORIAL: The USS Karl Marx

    The responsibility for naming U.S. warships has traditionally been left to the secretary of the Navy. That needs to change. President Obama's Navy secretary, Ray Mabus, has politicized the christening process to the point where some form of oversight is needed.

  • ** FILE ** The USS Curtis Wilbur, a 8,950-ton Aegis destroyer of the U.S. Navy, right, is docked with South Korean navy ships at a naval base in Busan, South Korea, Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/ Yonhap. Jo Jong-ho)

    Navy too politically correct for 'old salts'

    The U.S. Navy is sailing into politically correct waters, sometimes at a speed too fast for the Obama administration to keep up.

  • Chavez-Bruce has gone from blemished (above) to pristine (right).

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Chavez-Bruce's new facility

    There are 57 public charter schools serving about 38 percent of the school-age population in the nation's capital, but many of them don't have the opportunity to boast a new state-of-the-art facility.

  • Obama's ability to win Hispanics questioned

    PHOENIX (AP) — His rallying cry echoes the late Cesar Chavez, the Hispanic activist who inspired legions with three simple words, "Si, se puede!"

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