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Christine Conetta

House Republicans Criticize President Obama's ‘Unconstitutional' Actions On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Christine Conetta | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are not pleased with President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration, and they devoted two hearings and several hou...

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Brian Williams Make Immigration Sexy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy

Awww yeaahhh ... A few weeks ago, President Obama took executive action on immigration, and some people still don't know what to think about it. In...

Republican Outrage Over Immigration Executive Order Is Misplaced

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Republicans should be more concerned about the failure of GOP leadership to address this issue. Not only did Boehner miss out on an opportunity to mend fences with a growing Hispanic voting bloc, he has now backed himself into a corner with no clear way out.

Obama and the Gordian Knot of Politics

John Feffer | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

The world is more complicated. The knots are somehow knottier. Bringing in a council of concerned citizens to patiently untie the Gordian knot of politics may take longer. But, in the end, consent is mightier than the sword.

An Open Letter of Apology to the United States of America

Brian Joyce | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media
Brian Joyce

The media was wrong, and the White House was right. Still, many of us in the media won't admit it. Therefore, I'd like to apologize to you. We should probably make a better effort to understand policy, before we attempt to comment on it. And we should probably also admit, once and for all, that the President was born in America.

Good For Business, Great For Families: Let's Finish What The President Started

John Atkinson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
John Atkinson

The president's plan steers us in the right direction, but it is up to Congress to permanently fix our broken immigration system. Let's put pressure on the people who are supposed to represent our best interests.

Immigration Action Gives Obama an Edge Over GOP

OpedSpace | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
OpedSpace

In one quick move, Obama has redefined the 2016 presidential election, presenting Republicans with a sticky conundrum. Do they embrace immigration reform, thus alienating much of their base, or stand in reform's way, thereby relinquishing any hope of attracting Hispanic voters?

GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they'd produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there's no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists.

Bye Bye 'Bystander': Obama Goes on Offense with Immigration/ACA/Climate

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Vanden Heuvel and Lowry debate 'Bamnesty' and 'Obamacare'. Perhaps the best Left-Right framing of big reforms is FDR in 1936 comparing governments imperfectly reforming to status quo-ers kvetching from the sidelines. Or as Gypsies say, "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."

The New Immigration Problem

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

While the problem to some is that the President spoke at all, the real problem is that we're now saddled with an executive order that cannot be implemented in any meaningful way.

What Do Libertarians Think of President Obama's Immigration Plan?

John A. Tures | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's becoming clear to political observers that libertarians are emerging as a key swing vote, if not an official party. Republicans may have won a number of close races by appealing to these libertarians, so their views on policy cannot be ignored.

Bold Steps Toward a Better America

Nick Desai | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Nick Desai

Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."

Welcoming the Stranger With Executive Action

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

President Obama should be applauded for defending America's greatest values and challenging the nation to be a welcoming place for the stranger. For in the face of the stranger we see the face of God.

President Obama, Don't Leave My Mother Behind in Your Executive Action

Erika Andiola | Posted 11.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

Today, we are at a different moment. For the first time, we heard from the president's mouth that he has deported people who should have not been deported, and defended his ability to stop those deportations.

More Than the Minimum: Obama's Next Executive Action

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The US government is America's leading low-wage employer. With a stroke of the pen, the president can have a dramatic effect on the lives of millions of workers, leveraging not only the $1 trillion in spending on federal contracts, but setting an example that will accelerate similar action at the state and local level.

The Cloud of Guantanamo Hangs Over the White House

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Like it or not, Guantanamo will be with us for a long time -- or, at the very least, until Obama marches with his successor down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2016 inauguration.

Latinos vs. Democrats

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

After the Democrats have instituted a deportation machine that has failed to gain the leverage with Republicans it was supposed to, the question remains: what have Democrats done recently to earn the loyalty of Latino voters?

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Rape in Conflict Continues

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Serra Sippel

Violence against women and rape in conflict is an ongoing problem. It is not isolated, it is not anecdotal, it is far from rare.

A Tyrant? Not Exactly...

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Any ambitious path of executive action must be conducted in a manner consistent with the law and the appropriate role of coordinate branches. But should we snap to attention when we hear hyperventilating about his supposed abuse of power? At least so far, hardly.

Obama's Legacy: #GoBigObama vs. #DeporterInChief

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the world of social media, the current question of Obama's immigration legacy can be summed up as this: Which will be the dominant tag, #DeporterInChief, or #GoBigObama? Anything Obama does will exist next to the 2 million deportations his enforcement has already carried out, more than any previous president.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Burger King Dares Obama To Stop It From Fleeing To Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business

Burger King’s plan to scurry across the Canadian border to avoid U.S. taxes could be seen as the corporate equivalent of flipping President Barack O...

Countdown: Deadliest Chemical Accidents Since 2009

Diana Ruiz | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Diana Ruiz

It's been a year since Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to modernize chemical plant safety and security policies. Since then federal agencies tasked with developing new requirements for all chemical facilities in the United States have moved painfully slow.

Obama Can Do A Lot On His Own To Change Immigration, Experts Say

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. There are ...

Sam Stein

Obama Expected To Sign New Executive Order On Federal Contract Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order on Thursday seeking enhanced workplace conditions and rights for federal ...