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Entries by Elise Foley from 06/2012

Joe Walsh: Jesse Jackson Trying To 'Keep African Americans Down On Some Plantation'

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) isn't backing down from controversial comments he made last week about Rev. Jesse Jackson -- instead, he's rampi...

Secure Communities Immigration Checks Resisted In District Of Columbia

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia council members said they plan to act swiftly on Tuesday to defy a federal immigration enforcement program the city...

Dream Act-Style Bill 'Unfair And Unreasonable,' Key Democrat Says

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the upper chamber's main proponent of the Dream Act, told HuffPost on Tuesday that he's glad Republicans incl...

Juntos Con Romney: Mitt Romney Announces Latino Outreach Team

Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

The Romney campaign announced Wednesday that its Latino outreach team, called "Juntos Con Romney," will be led by three Hispanic Republicans, all of w...

Republicano David Rivera presenta STARS, otra versión del DREAM Act

Posted 06.06.2012 | Voces

El congresista republicano de Miami, David Rivera introdujo al Congreso Federal un proyecto de ley que ayudaría a algunos jóvenes indocumentados a p...

Barack Obama Ad Calls On Congress To Pass Jobs Plan (UPDATE)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign goes after Congress in a new ad out Thursday, calling on the Senate and the House to pass his proposed jobs plan. "The pre...

Rick Santorum Announces 'Patriot Voices' Group

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum announced his next step on Friday: a new group that will raise money for Republican candidates and push them to be more conservative. ...

House Republicans Vote To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to kill nearly every action by the Obama administration to reform the immigration enforcement system, approv...

Latino Voters Prefer Democrats' Dream Act Over Marco Rubio's Plan

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Candidate Mitt Romney continues to lag behind President Barack Obama with Latino voters, according to a poll released Friday. And if he decides to sup...

Mitt Romney Mocks Obama For Wanting More Firemen, Policemen, Teachers

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

After saying President Barack Obama does not care about the private sector, Mitt Romney on Friday dismissed unemployment in the public sector, saying ...

Mitch Daniels: Public-Sector Unions Shouldn't Exist

Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) criticized public-sector unions on Sunday, saying they should be eliminated entirely. "There's, I thin...

Mitt Romney Ad: 'We Are Not Doing Fine'

Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

The Mitt Romney campaign, unsurprisingly, isn't dropping President Barack Obama's recent remark that the private sector is "doing fine." It released a...

David Axelrod: Mitt Romney 'Living On A Different Planet'

Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top campaign adviser David Axelrod went after Mitt Romney on Sunday for his recent comments about teachers, say...

Rick Santorum: Ron Paul Supporters Want 'A Platform Fight'

Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday his supporters need to fight to keep supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (...

Mike Huckabee On VP Speculation: 'There's A Greater Likelihood That I'll Be Asked By Madonna' To Tour

Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said on Sunday that he's more likely to take his bass skills on the road then be picked by Mitt R...

Scott Walker Disagrees With Mitt Romney On First Responders As 'Big Government'

Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Sunday that he disagreed with Mitt Romney's recent statement that the governor's win in last wee...

John McCain Holds Obama 'Responsible' For Leaks, Calls For Investigation

Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that "it's very clear" that recently leaked information about the government's national securi...

Alberto Gonzales: Immigration Flip-Flop Worth Political Risk For Mitt Romney

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA -- After a primary full of hardline statements on immigration, from vowing to veto the Dream Act to promising to encourage "self-deportation,"...

Evangelicals Push Immigration Reform By Lobbying And Preaching

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of evangelical leaders announced on Tuesday they will speak to their congregations and to their lawmakers in a push to convince...

Immigration Enforcement Pushback Moves Forward In California

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Opponents of the controversial immigration enforcement program Secure Communities won a small but significant victory on Tuesday when a California Sta...

Nancy Pelosi 2 Legit 2 Quit? House Minority Leader To Hold Fundraiser With MC Hammer

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Want to see MC Hammer live? It'll cost you at least $100, and the money will go to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The '90s star wi...

RNC Latinos Site Removes Picture Of Asian Children

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee corrected an embarrassing mistake on Thursday after the children in a picture used on its RNC Latinos website turned...

High-Skilled Worker Visas Dry Out For Immigrants, Businesses

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many companies looking to hire high-skilled workers from overseas are out of luck after the government reached a cap on one visa categor...

Romney debe cambiar discurso migratorio: Alberto Gonzales

Posted 06.15.2012 | Voces

ATLANTA, Georgia.-- Después de una primaria llena de declaraciones de línea dura sobre inmigración, que van desde vetar el Dream Act hasta fomentar...

Obama Administration To Stop Deporting Younger Undocumented Immigrants And Grant Work Permits

Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration responded to years of pressure from immigrants rights groups on Friday with an announcement that it will stop d...