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Obama Executive Actions

Why Common Sense Gun Reform Fails

Garrett Jennings | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
Garrett Jennings

Republicans see even the slightest reform to gun policy as a slippery slope that could eventually lead to proposals to abolish the Second Amendment which is unfortunate when there is a credible middle ground to be reached.

The Tragic Gunshot That Ruined Lucille Ball's Childhood

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
David Michael Conner

On the heels of President Obama's historic executive action on gun control, Ball's story is also a reminder of the damage that firearms can do at the hands of a certainly innocent child.

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 01.08.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 1/4/16 to 1/10/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging th...

Redemptive Action

Rabbi Yael Ridberg | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Ridberg

The images this week of an openly emotional President Obama as he announced the executive actions on gun control were very moving. Whatever your political affiliation, I think many of us can agree that when leaders show uncensored emotion about an issue it is a moment that represents a kind of redemption.

The Gun Show Loophole Boils Down To Common Sense vs. Nonsense

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

If we're going to have laws, then they should be practical laws that actually work. B-b-b-but what about the "slippery slope"?? Ah, yes, the slippery slope. Yes, I confess, preventing felons from buying guns sends us hurtling -- no, careening -- down that slippery slope, toward... personal safety.

U.S.-Cuba Relations: What Was Accomplished in 2015, What Remains to Be Done

Angelika Albaladejo | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Angelika Albaladejo

While major hurdles have been cleared with the Obama administration's executive actions, much remains to be done.

Marco Rubio Cries Uncle, Urges Congress To Fund DHS

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined a small but growing group of Republicans who say it's time for Congress to vote on Department of Homeland Security fu...

Sam Stein

Obama Wants More Free-Spending Visitors To America | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wants more tourists to visit the United States and spend their hard-earned cash, whether at the slot machines in ...

Dave Jamieson

White House Makes Push For Paid Family Leave | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to sign a memorandum giving federal workers at least six weeks of paid family leave after a child is born, ...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Can Give You Overtime Pay -- If He Doesn't Blow It | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're a salaried worker in the U.S., chances are you don't get paid overtime at your job, even if you work 100 hours a week and slee...

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Decision to Join Texas Immigration Lawsuit Hurts Ohio

David Leopold | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
David Leopold

Forty-one million dollars. That's a serious piece of change. And it's the amount of tax revenue Ohioans stand to lose over the next five years if Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has his way.

Jorge Ramos Battles Obama Over Immigration

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media

President Barack Obama and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos went head-to-head on Tuesday over the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants in the y...

Carol Kuruvilla

Are Undocumented Immigrants Welcome At America's Thanksgiving Table? | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion

When he was a child, Eduardo Samaniego sat down with his family every year in his hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico, to eat a Thanksgiving meal. But i...

The Country is Watching, Waiting

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 01.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The time to act on immigration is now and not just because the President is taking executive action. The time is now because, today, there are still millions of families living in fear, there are still billions of dollars in tax revenue to be able to be contributed.

What President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech Says About Us

Maya Mathias | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Maya Mathias

When America, a country that globally champions the ideals of democracy and freedom, starts to develop political apathy of this magnitude, it compromises its ability to inspire other countries on the world stage, or to attract foreign business investment to its shores.

Shadee Ashtari

Obama Has Issued Fewer Executive Orders Than Any President In Past 100 Years | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

In response to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday, Republican lawmakers have threatened to sue the president or block ...

Ending the Immigration Insanity

Peter L. Markowitz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Peter L. Markowitz

In order to turn the corner on the immigration issue as a nation, we need to expose the inaccurate and inflammatory themes that have dominated our immigration discourse for what they are: lies.

Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

While President Obama's expanded deportation relief is a welcome move -- the truth is that without addressing immigration detention, immigrants will continue to suffer horrifying conditions in detention centers.

Immigration Fight Is Psychological Warfare

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The GOP pushes Obama's buttons. Obama -- finally! -- pushes back.

Howard Fineman

The Good And The Bad Of Obama's Decision On Immigration | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To hear David Axelrod tell it, despite all of the political risks of President Barack Obama's sweeping move to end the threat of deporta...

Are the President's Actions on Immigration Legal?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Prosecutorial discretion -- the power of the executive to determine when to enforce the law -- is one of the most well-established traditions in American law. Prosecutorial discretion is, in particular, central to the enforcement of immigration law against removable noncitizens.

A Rabbinic Comment on President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

By acknowledging the broken-ness of our political parties; by taking responsible executive action (and by testing those encoded limits for all the right reasons) -- for all of these reasons, he re-became the president I voted for.

Igor Bobic

Republicans Have A Long History Of Warning Obama Against 'Poisoning The Well' | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Republicans are issuing dire warnings to "Emperor Obama" that his planned executive action to grant deportation relief to millions of undocumented imm...

Celebrating 25 Years of Children's Rights, From Inside Immigration Detention

Christina Fialho | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Christina Fialho

Even with President Obama's executive action on immigration, families will continue to be separated, detained and deported. We can only hope that on the next significant CRC anniversary, no child in the United States will be a victim of such an inhumane government-sanctioned practice.

On Immigration, Obama Is on the Right Side of History

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

With the President's recent return from his diplomatic trip in Asia, and the year about to end, Barack Obama is getting ready to sign what many call "one of his biggest political decisions of his presidency."