Al Madrigal of "The Daily Show" explains how immigration reform can put Republicans back on a "path to presidentship."Read full article >>
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By a two to one margin, Americans support a path to legal status for illegal immigrants in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, an idea endorsed by large majorities of Democrats and independents and almost half of Republicans. But competing concerns over border security and a desire for a speedier road to citizenship complicate the Senate Gang of Eight's legislative proposal.Read full article >>
House Speaker John Boehner is being pressed by the conservative wing of the Republican Party not to allow a vote on major pieces of legislation -- from gun control to immigration -- without majority Republican support, after recent signals that he could be open to building a coalition with Democrats.
The last 18 hours haven't been good ones for advocates of expanding background checks for gun purchases.
The decisions by Republican Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Richard Burr (N.C.) to oppose the deal cut by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on background checks makes the path to 60 votes for the amendment very, very difficult.Read full article >>
The word, and whether President Obama used it quickly enough or correctly, became a political issue in last year’s campaign.
But Obama and his staff still appear to be puzzling over when — and how — to call an attack a “terrorist” act and when to wait for a clear determination of the motives behind one.Read full article >>
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was all over the Sunday show circuit, declaring his support for a bipartisan immigration reform proposal. Will his support be enough to convince skeptical conservatives? That remains a key question moving forward.Read full article >>