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Deporters-In-Chief: GOP Will Lose the 2016 Election

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

No surprise that almost four months into the Republican takeover of Congress, more time has been spent on immigration -- specifically, trying to reverse President Obama's executive actions shielding 5 million immigrants from deportation -- than almost anything else.

ICE, What Part of Unconstitutional Do You Not Understand?

Angela F. Chan | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Angela F. Chan

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a new director, Sarah Saldaña, but she made it apparent on Thursday that the agency is stuck making the same old mistakes. And the timing couldn't be worse.

Arkansas Republican Performed Exorcisms On Adopted Daughters: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.13.2015 | Crime

Arkansas state legislator Rep. Justin Harris gave his adopted daughters away because he and his wife thought they were possessed by demons, according ...

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Republicans Stop at Nothing to Attack Immigrants

Michael Keegan | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Who would have imagined that a national party, never mind the Republican Party, would be so opposed to finding any solution for the almost 12 million undocumented people already here that they would risk our national security during the dangerous time we are in now? Yet that's the reality of the GOP today, and it's our responsibility to hold them accountable.

When Will Republican Leadership Stop Bowing to Retrograde Radicals?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 03.06.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Speaker of the House John Boehner may not personally harbor the antipathy for Latinos that is evident in the radical right of his party. But he is empowering those in the Republican Party who will stop at nothing to block any attempt to help the Latino community.

GOP's Messy End to DHS-Immigration Episode

Latino Decisions | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Latino Decisions

After threatening to hold the Department of Homeland Security budget hostage to demands that President Obama reverse his executive actions preventing the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants, Boehner and House Republicans eventually relented, as most political observers expected all along they would. This has become a familiar pattern.

Another Failure of All-or-Nothingism

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.

Elise Foley

House Releases Hostage, Funds DHS Without Immigration Measures | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The grudge match between Republicans and Democrats over the president's immigration policies and funding the Department of Homeland Secu...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Says GOP Leaders Planned To Cave On Immigration All Along | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) charged Tuesday that Republican leaders in Congress had planned all along to capitulate in their battle to defun...

Elise Foley

House Finally Caves On DHS Funding | Elise Foley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House will finally vote on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security without immigration measures, Speaker John Boehner (R-...

Republicans Humiliate Boehner, Tee-Up Next Week's National Crisis

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Humiliating their leader again, House Republicans rejected Speaker John Boehner's last minute, desperate attempt to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for three weeks

Obama Signs Bill To Fund DHS Through Next Friday

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a sho...

Here's What Will Happen If The DHS Shuts Down

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress was scrambling before a deadline at midnight on Friday to pass a $39.7 billion funding bill for the Department of...

Mark Blumenthal

Why It's Hard To Predict Who Would Get Blamed For A DHS Shutdown | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

On Friday afternoon, House Republicans said no to a funding bill that would have kept the Department of Homeland Security in business for another thre...

Elise Foley

House Can't Even Agree To Fund DHS For 3 Weeks | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican effort to punt on Department of Homeland Security funding failed on the floor Friday, leaving the GOP leadership in a...

Elise Foley

Senate Passes DHS Funding As House GOP Kicks Can Down The Road | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate approved funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday morning, less than 24 hours before a shutdown. But the...

Own Goal

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Here's the irony of the Homeland Security funding fiasco. The Republicans have found their groove.

Sam Stein

Bitter Fights Over DHS Brought Down A Democrat In 2002. Could It Happen To The GOP In 2016? | Sam Stein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 13 years later, it remains one of the most infamous campaign ads of the post 9/11 era. A 30-second spot that then-Rep. Saxby ...

Elise Foley

John Boehner Shrugs On Possible DHS Shutdown: 'I'm Waiting For The Senate' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than 48 hours left to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled We...

GOP Lawmakers Clash Over Shutdown

Politico | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

A tense debate broke out during a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans on Tuesday, a sign of the serious hurdles GOP leaders face ahead of a crit...

Spouses Of H-1B Visa Holders Will Soon Be Able To Work In The U.S.

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and AMY TAXIN | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill f...

Elise Foley

Senate Republicans Offer Deal On DHS Funding | Elise Foley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Almost as quickly as it came about, a plan from Senate Republican leaders to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security has...

What a Funding Lapse at DHS Means to You

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

The current congressional stalemate over funding the Department of Homeland Security past the end of the week has real-world implications for everyone in this country. DHS's primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of all U.S. residents. Anything that disrupts that mission puts all of us in danger.

Elise Foley

Mitch McConnell Unveils Plan B Against Obama Immigration Actions | Elise Foley | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate finally appears to have a Plan B -- or at least the beginnings of one -- to break the standstill on funding the Department of...