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  • McCain: It’s a stain on America’s honor that we haven’t passed amnesty yet

    04/24/2014 11:46:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Skip to 43:30 for the key bit. Offhand, I don’t think I’ve ever heard him put it this way before. The “de facto amnesty” line is an old chestnut, the line about people in the shadows is a very old chestnut, but the idea that America has actually dishonored itself by dragging its feet in rewarding endless millions of people who broke U.S. law with citizenship is a new one on me. I wonder, does it mitigate the dishonor any that we amnestized them once already in 1986 and will surely do so again sometime soon? How much contempt for...
  • Peter King urges immigration reform

    04/24/2014 9:20:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A House GOP lawmaker is urging Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring up immigration reform, saying it would benefit the nation and the Republican Party to undertake an overhaul that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The letter from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) adds to a quiet but growing chorus of comments from House Republicans during the current congressional recess speaking in favor of immigration reform this year – which remains a steep uphill battle, with the House GOP fundamentally divided on the hot-button issue.
  • Rand Paul Still 'Offensive' to Hispanics After Supporting Work Visas for Illegals

    04/24/2014 9:44:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 24, 2014 | Tony Lee
    In what could be a sign that Republicans cannot simply win over Hispanics by being Democrat-lite on immigration issues, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) received no love from Hispanic leaders a day after he made a left turn on immigration policy and called for work visas for illegal immigrants. Some even found him to be "offensive." Paul made his comments in support of amnesty on Tuesday, at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, to David Axelrod, the former top adviser to President Barack Obama who is now the Institute's director. On Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, before Paul spoke...
  • Kelly Ayotte: “I’ve not seen the plan…I’ve not seen the plan…"

    04/24/2014 9:04:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Jr. Senator from NH was on the Howie Carr show as TMEW and I went out to do some errands right after supper tonight. We missed the beginning of her segment but it was clear that people were switching from talking about Obamacare to illegal aliens, immigration, and Amnesty. And they were not happy! And I really don’t think that Kelly Ayotte was all that happy about having to defend her Kerry-esque monster flip-flop on this issue as she had campaigned for really being against amnesty.
  • Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System'

    04/24/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    FULL TITLE: Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System' By 'Nullifying' Immigration Laws On Thursday, 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing letter for threatening America's "entire constitutional system" with his immigration "enforcement review" that threatens to "nullify" the nation's immigration laws. "Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents," the senators wrote in a letter to Obama. "Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim...
  • BOEHNER MOCKS COLLEAGUES ON IMMIGRATION

    04/24/2014 4:53:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | April24 | Drudge
    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/24/boehner-mocks-colleagues-immigration-reform/8101699/ Link only
  • McCain: Illegal Aliens Are 'Not Going Home,' So Why Not Give Them Citizenship?

    04/24/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 66 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-24-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News What further indignities can John McCain inflict on the voters of Arizona? First he lied to them that he would "complete the dang fence" if re-elected -- and then killed any effort to do so while pushing through a huge amnesty bill. Then he attacked Senators in his own party who tried to stop ObamaCare. Then he fought to arm Al Queda-backed terrorists in Syria; and was even photographed smiling with one of his terrorist buddies. Then McCain was seen hanging out with his ultra left-wing billionaire buddy (and one-time benefactor) George Soros. As a result of his disastrous mistakes and disgraceful betrayals,...
  • Fitzgerald, Jenkins entering primary political clash

    04/24/2014 5:54:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | Feb 1, 2014 | Tim Carpenter
    Congressional candidate newcomer Steve Fitzgerald characterized the handling by Republican leaders of federal policy fights as a frustrating series of defeat and surrender maneuvers. He expressed contempt for GOP lawmakers moving toward legislation that could deliver amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. But the piece of the puzzle motivating him to enter the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary against U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins was a decision by GOP brethren in Washington, D.C., to go along with a reduction in future cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees.
  • Obama administration may unveil new deportation policy in two stages

    04/24/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2014 | By Julia Edwards
    The White House is considering small steps in the near term to ease the threat of deportation for some undocumented immigrants, but advocates in communication with the administration expect President Barack Obama to make bigger changes later in the year. Those steps could include shortening the time period an immigrant is considered "new" and therefore under increased scrutiny for deportation, deeper background checks of detainees in considering whether they should be deported, and protecting immigrants serving in the U.S. military from deportation. That would fall short of demands from immigration advocates who have asked Obama, among other things, to expand...
  • Bill would allow illegal immigrants brought to U.S. as children to practice law

    04/24/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Tampa Tribune (FL) ^ | April 24, 2014 | BY JAMES L. ROSICA
    People in the country illegally could become licensed to practice law under bill language approved Thursday by the Florida Senate. The change, if eventually passed by both chambers and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, could immediately benefit a Tampa Bay man who entered the country as a child and stayed long beyond his family’s tourist visa. Senators passed the language on close voice votes as amendments to a family law bill. The vote came after more than an hour of debate, including supporters quoting from the Bible and reading aloud the “Give me your tired, your poor” poem...
  • Panel: It makes sense to extend health coverage to undocumented immigrants

    04/24/2014 12:08:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Sacramento Business Journal (CA) ^ | April 23, 2014 | by Kathy Robertson
    State officials say 3.3 million more Californians have insurance today thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But another 3 to 4 million still lack coverage. A big chunk of those without coverage are undocumented immigrants ineligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Estimates goes a high as 1 million. Senate Bill 1005 by Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara from Bell Gardens seeks to fix the problem. The bill would allow all Californians access to affordable health care coverage, regardless of immigration status. SB 1005 would create a mirror marketplace that would allow undocumented immigrants to purchase coverage similar to...
  • Cal State Fullerton opens center for undocumented students

    04/24/2014 12:03:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | April 23, 2014 | BY ROXANA KOPETMAN
    Cal State Fullerton opened a resource center for undocumented students on Wednesday, becoming the first in the CSU system to create a specific space with programs and services for students who for the most part either grew up unaware of their immigration status or were told to hide it. The Titan Dreamers Resource Center is designed to provide academic and emotional support, improve retention and graduation rates, offer referrals to financial assistance and provide a comforting environment where students from undocumented families can connect with each other. “If we think about it, this country was founded by immigrants,” Cal State...
  • Perry on Bush's 'Act of Love' Remarks: Sympathize w/Illegals who Break Laws to Help Their Families

    04/23/2014 10:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is being advised by a prominent pro-amnesty ally to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, said that he understood and sympathized with people who break the law to enter the United States illegally to take care of their families. Appearing on Your World on Fox News with guest-host Stuart Varney Wednesday, Perry was asked how he felt about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about illegal immigration. "I have sympathy. I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their family," Perry said, noting that that was especially the case when...
  • Rand Paul Backs Work Visas for Illegal Immigrants

    04/23/2014 9:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) believes the country's illegal immigrants should be given work visas and be allowed to remain in the United States. The potential 2016 presidential contender spoke at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago on Tuesday and told David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's former top adviser who now heads the institute, that he did not vote for the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill. He did not do so because it did not grant enough work visas in the agricultural and construction industries. The Congressional Budget Office determined that bill would lower the wages of American...
  • McCain says illegal immigrants are 'not going home'

    04/23/2014 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    April 23, 2014, 06:22 pm McCain says illegal immigrants are 'not going home' By Rebecca Shabad Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that immigrants living in the United States illegally are not going home, and that the U.S. has no practical way of forcing them to leave. "They're not going home. And so why don't we give them a path to citizenship," McCain asked at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy Jr. forum. "There are not enough buses to deport them," he added. "It's de facto amnesty." The senator, who has pushed for immigration reform, said once Congress passes legislation he...
  • Rand Paul: I think Republicans may have over-emphasized voter fraud

    04/23/2014 2:04:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via WaPo and RCP, another nugget mined from yesterday’s chat with Axelrod in Chicago. As with abortion, Paul’s “different kind of Republican” brand requires a compromise here. He knows that most voters, including those in his own party, support voter-ID laws; he also knows that those laws are easily demagogued as racist by lefties, which means that toeing the GOP line too closely could jeopardize Paul’s effort to connect with black voters. What’s a different kind of Republican to do? He insists that ID is a good idea — “I don’t think dead people should vote” — but concedes to...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about running for president’

    04/23/2014 1:34:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 198 replies
    Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about running for president’ By Cristina Corbin Published April 23, 2014 FoxNews.com Jeb Bush said Wednesday he's "thinking about running for president," in his most direct statement yet about a possible 2016 run. The former Florida governor spoke at a Catholic school benefit in New York Wednesday morning. He previously has said he'll make a decision on whether to run for president before the end of this year, making clear that he was considering the possibility. But his comments on Wednesday appeared to be more direct. Asked what his "immediate plans" were, he said, according to...
  • Boehner and House Republicans Aim to Pass Immigration Bill by Summer

    04/23/2014 5:55:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 4/22/14 | Warren Mass
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, speaking to a group of donors at a Republican Party fundraiser last month, pledged that the House would pass several immigration bills this summer. Several attendees at the fundraiser told the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler that Boehner said he was “hellbent on getting this done this year.” One of Boehner’s House colleagues, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a recent trip to Silicon Valley that legislative action this year was “entirely possible,” with the House likely voting this summer on five to seven immigration bills....
  • Republicans break up with Hispanics

    04/23/2014 7:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/23/2014 | Fernando Espuelas
    Breakups are rough — regrets, pain and bitter memories. As Republicans in the House block immigration reform time after time, American Latinos get the message: It's over, don't call me. Have a good life.Incapable of producing even one GOP vote in favor of the Democrats' last-ditch gamble at forcing an open vote of the House, the message to Latinos is crystalline. Whatever goodwill the clutch of pro-immigration reform House Republicans won in the last year since the Senate passed its bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill has now evaporated. ADVERTISEMENT What remains are the weekly flip-flops by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio),...
  • Jeb Bush’s rush to make money may be hurdle

    04/23/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Times CNBC ^ | 4/21/14 | Michael Barbaro
    As it sought to recruit well-heeled investors, an untested and unprofitable Miami company named InnoVida brought aboard a trusted Florida figure in 2007: Jeb Bush, the former governor and the brother of a sitting president. For potential stockholders, the imprimatur of Mr. Bush, who joined InnoVida as a paid consultant and a member of the board of directors, conferred credibility on the young start-up. That credibility did not last long. It turned out that the leaders of InnoVida, a manufacturer of inexpensive building materials, had faked documents, lied about the health of the business and misappropriated $40 million in company...
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • How the GOP Lost Middle America

    01/31/2014 10:25:32 AM PST · by KGeorge · 106 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 18 hours ago (January 30, 2014) | Patrick J. Buchanan
    <p>"Rep. Paul Ryan and the Wall Street Journal are for throwing in the towel. Legalize them all and start them on the path to citizenship.</p> <p>A full and final capitulation. Let’s get it over with.</p> <p>To understand why and how the Republican Party lost Middle America, and faces demographic death, we need to go back to Bush I.</p>
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Amnesty, More High-Tech Visas At Education Conference

    04/22/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    At a prominent conference of education innovators, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, called for more guest worker programs and a path to amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. Speaking at what is known as the "Davos in the Desert" event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday evening, Bush said the United States needed "robust guest worker programs" and an expansion of H1-B visas for the high-tech industry," even though the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been called a myth. He also called for a "tough but...
  • Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules . . .

    04/22/2014 8:35:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | David Martosko
    Title edited for space. Full title: "Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules designed to un-do mandatory sentences from 'War on Drugs' era" Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the administration would free convicts who would receive lighter sentences under today's guidelines The White House set the stage for the move in December with a clemency trial balloon, freeing 8 convicts including 6 with life sentences Democratic insiders see the move as a legacy-building recognition of a moral wrong that Obama can right before his presidency ends Republicans counter that it's an election-year stunt meant to break...
  • UKIP's Nigel Farage defends poster campaign (EU immigrants take jobs from Britons)

    04/22/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/22/2014 | BBC
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage has defended a poster campaign claiming millions of Europeans are after British jobs as "a hard-hitting reflection of reality." The posters-with messages including a warning British workers are "hit hard by unlimited cheap labor"-come ahead of May's European elections. UKIP leader Nigel Farage will launch UKIP's campaign for the European and local elections later in Sheffield. Labour MP Mike Gapes attacked the UKIP posters as "racist".......... Tory Peer Lord Deben, after retweeting comments featuring pictures of the posters wrote: "UKIP stands for the worst in human beings: our prejudice, selfishness and fear." But UKIP's deputy leader...
  • Here We Go… Republican Jeff Flake Agrees with Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Is an “Act of Love”

    04/21/2014 10:23:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    What a disgrace. Republican Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he agreed with former Governor Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an “act of love”. Flake posted the comments on Facebook Monday. The Huffington Post reported: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Monday agreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an “act of love.” Flake, in a Facebook post, praised Bush for speaking “so humanely and unapologetically about the motivations” of undocumented immigrants in a Fox News appearance that aired earlier this month. “Truth is, I agree with Jeb, and I applaud him for...
  • Robert Bennett: Immigration reform should demonstrate 'love of neighbor'

    04/21/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | 4/21/14 | Robert Bennett
    After meeting at the While House with other faith leaders, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the church supported the idea of immigration reform. For some, this re-ignited the debate on the issue. I do not write to defend President Uchtdorf — he is more than capable of doing that himself — but simply to provide a few facts. To those who say he advocates breaking the law, I say, “No.” What he favors is changing it. Seeking to change a law with which one disagrees...
  • Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service

    04/21/2014 7:28:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    blog.heritage.org ^ | 4/21/14 | Amy Payne
    Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress: Trade instant citizenship to illegal immigrants if they’ll agree to serve in the U.S. military. Serving in the military is a high calling and a privilege—certainly not something to be treated as a bargaining chip in immigration politics. Yet these congressmen are trying to sneak this provision into the larger National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out the budget for the Department of Defense. What’s more, the immigrants in question would be those who are brought to the U.S. as children—often called DREAMers (after the Development, Relief, and Education for...
  • Illegal Alien Busted for Voter Fraud in Nevada (Voted Not Once, but TWICE)

    04/20/2014 8:19:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 50 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-21-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Last month, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice went to court to battle two states to prevent them from verifying citizenship before voting -- before being slapped down by a Federal judge.Today we saw why they fought so hard:Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller says an illegal immigrant has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in two elections. Miller late Friday announced the arrest of Ortencia Segura in California.
  • Illegal Immigration: Will Illinois' GOP leadership abandon the party's platform?

    04/19/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | april 19 2014 | Illinois Review
    CHICAGO - Next Tuesday, Illinois GOP officials will join with the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition to urge Congress to pass what they call "immigration reform". Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will be participating, along with past and present GOP leaders, including U.S. House Speaker Denny Hastert, former governors Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin. Depending on the outcome of the meeting, the Republican lineup may be putting itself in opposition to their party's platform, which states (section VIII): A. We are a nation...
  • Michele Bachmann Endorses in Florida Special Election

    04/19/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has endorsed businessman Curt Clawson with days to go in the Republican primary race to replace former Florida Rep. Trey Radel. Clawson’s announcement of the endorsement offered no statement from the retiring congresswoman, but the candidate heaped praise on Bachmann, the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
  • Scandal in Florida Race Exposed. Some Keeping Quiet About It. Wonder Why?

    04/14/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | April 11, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Curt Clawson has hired a record 25 consultants for his campaign. It’s a lie that he’s an outsider. He’s not a principled Conservative either, something those supporting him claim he is. Just recently Breitbart News contributor Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank wrote a hit piece on Sarah, criticizing her for choosing the wrong Conservative in the race: Sarah Palin Jumps the Gun May Not Have Fully Vetted Recent Endorsee. That is ironic coming from a RINO-infested tank who shilled for Marco Rubio when he was lying about being against amnesty early on. Where was his research and vetting then? Shark...
  • Trojan Horse Amnesty Update (Entire DREAM Act folded into "must-pass" Defense bill?)

    04/19/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 18, 2014 | Mark Krikorian
    The Wall Street Journal reported last night that House Speaker John Boehner told donors at a fundraiser last month in Las Vegas that he was “hellbent on getting this done this year,” in reference to an amnesty/immigration bill. His spokesman did not dispute the account. In related news, President Obama is meeting with the National Commander of the American Legion this morning. Ordinarily, that would mean little, but the meeting comes just days after the Legion came out against a plan to amnesty illegal aliens who join the military. The number of people who would benefit from such an amnesty...
  • Pelosi Helps Wash Immigrants' Feet: Says Passing Amnesty Will Reduce Deficit By $1Trillion

    04/19/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 53 replies
    SFGAte.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Pelosi Assists in Holy Week Foot-Washing Ritual To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader's ceremony coincides with Pope Francis' similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy...
  • (Illegal) Immigrant Tuition Bill Opens Rift in Republican Party (Florida)

    04/19/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Friday, April 18, 2014 | Marc Caputo
    Gov. Rick Scott was just about to kick into gear his Hispanic outreach campaign when two top Republicans in the Florida Senate complicated the effort by unexpectedly blocking a priority bill that would give in-state tuition rates to some undocumented immigrants. The abrupt procedural move by Senate President Don Gaetz and Senate budget chairman Joe Negron on Thursday caught Scott unaware along with fellow House Republicans and the party’s most respected former governor, Gov. Jeb Bush, who had privately asked some senators to hear the measure. In a rare joint public statement, Bush, Scott and another former Republican governor, Bob...
  • Will Hillary voters hand the GOP nomination to Rand Paul? (Operation Chaos)

    04/09/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    A fiendishly clever theory from Peter Beinart. Remember “Operation Chaos”? That was Rush Limbaugh’s plan to have GOP voters wreak havoc on the Democratic nominating process in 2008. With McCain’s nomination already all but assured and Obama clinging to an apparently insurmountable lead over Hillary, Rush encouraged Republicans in states with open primaries (i.e. states where you don’t have to be registered as a party member to vote in that party’s primary) to cross over and vote for Hillary in the Democratic primary instead. The idea was to drag the primary process out for Democrats as long as possible, forcing...
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • HILLARY CLINTON 'HUGE SUPPORTER' OF AMNESTY

    04/18/2014 8:16:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    On Thursday, as she gears up for what could be another run at the White House in 2016, Hillary Clinton said she was a "huge supporter" of amnesty. At a New York "No Ceilings" event with her daughter Chelsea, who announced that she was pregnant, an illegal immigrant DREAMer who came out during the question-and-answer session asked Clinton where she stood on the issue.
  • GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward Law Breakers

    04/18/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Hunter Walker
    Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King responded after an organization backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an advertising blitz against him Friday. King issued a statement saying the commercials, which were paid for by Zuckerberg's pro-immigration reform group FWD.us, show the Facebook chairman and CEO wants to "reward people for breaking our laws" in order to bring in talent for his company. "I am under attack by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because I am one of the few who will stand up and tell the truth about amnesty," King said in his statement.
  • Groups urge Boehner on immigration reform

    04/18/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Eric Schwartzberg
    Ohio faith leaders and members of the immigrant community rallied Thursday evening at The Square @ Union Centre to call on House Speaker John Boehner to “Do the Right Thing” on immigration reform. “Every day that he’s waiting … every day that immigration’s not passed, more families are separated,” Fabiola Arce of the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center told the crowd. “The children are put into foster care and I just don’t understand how they can break up families like that when they have hard-working parents here.” Arce, a Xavier University graduate and teacher at DePaul Cristo Rey High School...
  • Obama pressures American Legion to allow amnesty bill

    04/18/2014 3:32:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is meeting Friday with the head of the American Legion, in what amnesty opponents fear is a yet another effort to bypass public opposition to passage of a massive business-backed immigration increase. House Speaker John Boehner also added to the alarms Thursday night, when the Wall Street Journal reported that he told business donors gathered last month in Las Vegas that he is “hellbent on getting this done.
  • Rubio on immigration: I think GOP have reached a point of “irreconcilable differences” with Obama

    04/18/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here’s what he told the Texas Tribune yesterday, via Spiering. Skip to 41:30 of the clip below for the key bit. “I think this administration has probably reached the point of irreconcilable differences with regards to trust, particularly among Republicans,” Rubio explained during a conversation at a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday. Rubio pointed out that Obama’s abuse of executive power, particularly in the decision not to enforce immigration laws, was a crucial error. He characterized it as “extremely problematic” to any consensus. Rubio admitted that the comprehensive approach to immigration reform had failed, stating that in the current political...
  • Tea Party Express chairman resigns to target Mitch McConnell

    04/18/2014 10:53:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer resigned Friday to join the campaign of Matt Bevin, who's challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Kentucky Republican primary. "I've wanted to move in a different direction for a while, but also wanted to make sure that any change I make was also a positive change for the conservative movement," Kremer wrote in a Facebook post. “As one of the only remaining members of the original tour, Tea Party Express has been a huge part of my life and I am proud of the historic work we accomplished — like...
  • Immigration still on hold: Boehner’s office

    04/18/2014 10:15:32 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/18/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A day after reports that House Speaker John A. Boehner is telling fundraisers he is determined to get an immigration bill done this year, the Ohio Republican’s spokesman walked those comments back slightly, saying any action will still depend on President Obama. “Nothing has changed. As he’s said many times, the Speaker believes step-by-step reform is important, but it won’t happen until the president builds trust and demonstrates a commitment to the rule of law,” said Brendan Buck, a Boehner spokesman. Early this year Mr. Boehner released a series of principles for a broad immigration overhaul, and it seemed like...
  • Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division

    04/18/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 04/17/14 | Todd Beamon
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans are "being played by those people who want to divide, conquer and control." "The trend you can see in our society is if you are pro-life, then you're anti-woman," Carson said at a town hall meeting entitled "Religion in America," sponsored by local news station CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Fla. "If you're pro-traditional marriage, then you're homophobic. If you're a white person — and you say something against a progressive black person, you’re a racist. "We have gotten to this point to where we just like to label people...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress.
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • ANN COULTER ENDORSES CANTOR PRIMARY CHALLENGER DAVID BRAT

    04/17/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In her nationally syndicated column, Ms. Coulter wrote that her endorsement was based on Brat's opposition to Cantor's immigration policies. Ms. Coulter labeled Cantor a "Maniacal Amnesty Supporter" in the column, and described him as "amnesty-addled." "Cantor says 'immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country,'" wrote Coulter. "You don't have to be an economics professor [like Dave Brat] to know that bringing in...
  • Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt on Immigration Detainers

    04/17/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation. The rulings make it clear that local officials are not required to honor immigration authorities' requests that someone in custody continue to be held even though their original charges were resolved or they are eligible for bail, and that local...
  • REPORT: OBAMA CONSIDERING BOND HEARINGS FOR DETAINED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    04/17/2014 2:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Even though the number of illegal immigrants who have been deported through the courts has dropped by 43% since President Barack Obama took office, the Obama administration may enact administrative changes to allow bond hearings for detained illegal immigrants. According to the Los Angeles Times, this could result in "several thousand" illegal immigrants being released from jails and "could slow the pace of deportations" even more. The Times notes that the White House is scrambling to "ease the concerns of Latino groups and other traditional allies that have turned on President Obama in recent weeks" by trying to brand him...