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Entries by Elise Foley from 08/2012

Immigration Discretion Should Officially Include Same-Sex Couples, House Democrats Argue

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON --- More than 80 House Democrats called Wednesday for the government to officially state that same-sex relationships would be considered in...

Shelley Berkley Ad Knocks Dean Heller For DREAM Act Vote

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Nevada Democratic Senate hopeful Shelley Berkley is accusing Republican incumbent Sen. Dean Heller this week in a Spanish-language ad of wanting "to g...

Rob Portman Distances Himself From Bush Budget Work

Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Potential Republican vice presidential pick Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) attempted to walk a fine line this week in an interview with the Hill, when he t...

Luis Gutierrez: Marco Rubio 'Questions' Rights For Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Thursday that politicians who oppose the president's order protecting young undocumented immigrants fr...

Undocumented Immigrants Won't Be Deported Based On Deferred Action Applications, Administration Says

Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young undocumented immigrants who apply for deferred action under a new Obama administration policy can be confident that the informatio...

Mitt Romney Takes 'We Built It' Message To Spanish

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

The Romney campaign targeted its "we built that" campaign message at Latinos in two new web videos -- one in Spanish and another in English -- release...

Immigration Laws Passed Less Frequently In 2012

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a recent climb, the number of immigration bills and resolutions passed by state legislatures fell significantly in the first half ...

Mitt Romney: Harry Reid 'Lost A Lot Of Credibility' With Tax Claims

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney once again told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to "put up or shut up" about his taxes, telling Fox News Tuesday the Nevada senator had ...

Mitt Romney's Favorability Still Lags Behind Barack Obama's

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney still faces a public that views him more unfavorably than favorably, and the gap between the two opinions has grown in recent months, acco...

Antonio Villaraigosa: Sarah Palin More Qualified Than Marco Rubio

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, one of the most prominent Latino elected officials in the country, said Wednesday that Sen. Marc...

Joe Arpaio Opponent Paul Penzone Attacks Him Over Handling Of Sex Crimes

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has made a name for himself as a birther and an immigration hardliner. A new ad from his Democratic opponent, Paul ...

Jan Brewer 'Not Inclined' To Endorse Russell Pearce

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Ousted Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, the Republican behind the state's immigration law, S.B. 1070, isn't likely to get any help from Gov. Jan Bre...

Antonio Villaraigosa: Obama Should Follow California On Secure Communities Immigration Program

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday called for California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to sign a bill that would defy a key Obam...

Obama Spanish-Language Ad Touts Deferred Action

Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign is capitalizing in a new Spanish-language ad on the popularity of the administration's recent decision to halt deportations of some...

Deferred Action Immigration Event Draws Thousands Of DREAMers On First Day

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Nayeli Manzano, a 16-year-old undocumented immigrant, woke at midnight Wednesday after about an hour of sleep. A friend had called, saying ...

Romney Adviser: It's 'Politically Unwise' To Campaign In Specifics

Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

So far, putting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's ticket hasn't led to any detailed plans for his top issu...

Restore Our Future Ad Attacks Obama Jobs Record

Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

Pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future will spend $10.5 million dollars to air a new 30-second ad attacking President Barack Obama over the stim...

Todd Akin Ad: 'I Used The Wrong Words In The Wrong Way'

Posted 08.21.2012 | AOL
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Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) released an ad Tuesday apologizing for his comments about "legitimate rape," but still giving no indication he plans to drop hi...

Todd Akin Ad: 'I Used The Wrong Words In The Wrong Way'

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) released an ad Tuesday apologizing for his comments about "legitimate rape," but still giving no indication he plans to drop hi...

Majority PAC 2012, Patriot Majority USA Buy $1.6 Million In Ads

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Majority PAC 2012 and Patriot Majority USA launched $1.6 million worth of ads Tuesday in four states -- Indiana, Ohio, Montana and North Dakota -- ta...

Kris Kobach Convinces GOP To Harshen Immigration Platform

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration bill, ensured on Tuesday that the Republican Party platform will al...

Obama Education Ad: Romney 'Cannot Relate To' Public School Issues

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign released an ad Wednesday that paints Republican opponent Mitt Romney as out of touch with the public school system a...

Mitt Romney Lags In Latino Support, Despite Campaign's Efforts

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

The Mitt Romney campaign wants to earn the support of 38 percent of Latino voters in November. That may be difficult, especially given consistently ba...

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda On Republican Immigration Extremism: 'Enough Is Enough'

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A non-partisan coalition of Latino groups laid out a platform Wednesday it says parties and politicians should adopt to win over the gro...

Secure Communities Costs Los Angeles County More Than $26 Million A Year: Report

Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles County is spending more than $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under a federal immigration enforcement init...