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  • Eric Cantor falls hard from good graces of conservatives (Teetering from leadership post)

    04/10/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    Conservatives are increasingly targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, arguing that he has abandoned conservative principles and protesting his planned meeting with moderate and liberal Republicans. Mr. Cantor, who just a few years ago was seen as a champion for conservatives in the House and a possible candidate to replace House Speaker John A. Boehner, now is viewed with suspicion, said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican. “I think that Boehner can survive the discontent that the tea party and the more conservative element of the Republican Party has, but I don’t think that is true of Cantor,” Mr. Rohrabacher told...
  • Top Republicans to Call for Legal Status for Some Immigrants (Leaks from GOP Amnesty Plan)

    01/28/2014 11:02:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/14 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
    The House Republican leadership’s broad framework for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party’s statement of principles. For immigrants brought to the United States illegally as young children, the Republicans would offer a path to citizenship. -snip- House Republican leaders will circulate it at a three-day retreat for their members that begins Wednesday on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Several pro-immigration organizations that have been...
  • Eric Cantor’s Challenger from the Right

    01/07/2014 12:42:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    NRO ^ | January 6, 2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    Add another to the lengthy list of contests between powerful Republican incumbents and Washington far-outsiders: An economics professor from Henrico, Va., Dave Brat, will announce his entry into the race for Eric Cantor’s House seat on January 9. He has already hired John Pudner of Concentric Direct as his consultant. “I want to be Eric Cantor’s term limit,” he tells National Review Online. That’s not an easy prospect by any stretch of the imagination, and Cantor is certainly not throwing in the towel. Rory Cooper, a spokesman for Cantor, tells NRO: “Congressman Cantor is proud to serve the people of...
  • GOP Rep: Boehner Promised No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

    10/16/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said on Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation-hosted Conversations with Conservatives press event that House Speaker John Boehner has promised him that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is dead in the House. “I very recently had a conversation with the Speaker and if immigration reform moves, it’s going to move piecemeal,” Salmon said in response to a question from Breitbart News. “And it will go over one bill at a time and if there is any kind of conference, it will be on specific bills we send over. It will not be on the Gang...
  • Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He’s Coming For Immigration Next

    10/16/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/13 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight? As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could actually win. The final chapter of the current crisis hasn’t been written yet, but Democrats in...
  • NCLR's Laura Vazquez 'Optimistic' House of Representatives Will Pass Immigration Reform Bill

    10/16/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latinos Post ^ | 10/14/13 | Nicole Rojas
    Over the past few years, immigration reform has been at the forefront of debates in Congress. In both the Senate and the House of Representatives, members from across the aisle have come together to develop bipartisan bills that would change the lives of over 11 million undocumented immigrants. Some in Congress have worked tirelessly to create a law that would provide a path to citizenship for millions, while others have focused the debate on border security. In an exclusive interview with Latinos Post, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)’s senior immigration legislation analyst Laura Vazquez discussed the future of immigration...
  • Suspected M18 member charged in Roosevelt Avenue slay: Queens DA

    09/30/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    timesledger ^ | September 29, 2013 | Christina Santucci
    The man charged with shooting a 33-year-old in the head and neck on Roosevelt Avenue last week is a suspected gang member, the Queens district attorney said.Authorities believe 20-year-old Pedro Silva of Jackson Heights is part of the street gang M18, the DA’s office said. Silva was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence in the Sept. 20 shooting death of Corona resident Ivan Rodriguez, according to the borough’s top prosecutor. Silva, along with several other suspected gang members, chased Rodriguez on the Jackson Heights avenue and allegedly shot the 33-year-old in the head and...