The Spring of Discharge Petitions

By: Friday February 14, 2014 9:35 am

Democrats hope to transfer the blame for failed popular legislation from Speaker John Boehner to the more moderate House Republicans in swing districts.


Schumer Calls GOP’s Bluff on Immigration

By: Monday February 10, 2014 7:55 am

The only reason immigration reform hasn’t been enacted yet is because House Republicans oppose it. Given that regular people don’t follow Congress debates very closely Democrats need to aggressively show who is responsible for this failure.

The Catch-22 That Killed Immigration Reform

By: Friday February 7, 2014 12:14 pm

When Obama gave the Republicans time he gets nothing. Now that he has done something he still gets nothing[/caption]Congressional Republicans have refused to work with President Obama on almost anything. That includes things big, like immigration reform, to things small like fixing minor technical drafting problems and filling low level positions. As a result Obama has been forced to do what he can administratively. This includes things like recess appointments and a deferred action memorandum for DREAM students.

Obama’s Evasive Answer to a Young Man Protesting at Immigration Reform Rally

By: Monday November 25, 2013 6:30 pm

President Barack Obama gave a speech at an immigration reform rally in San Francisco. During the speech, he was interrupted by a young man who called Obama’s attention to the immigrant families being separated by deportations.

The young man may have been an immigration rights or DREAM activist, but thus far most media are referring to him as the “heckler,” a label that should be considered downright insulting.

Shutdowns Are Different From Almost Everything Else in Politics

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 1:00 pm

The media lives in a bubble. It also has a bad habit of crying wolf all the time to get attention, but that doesn’t mean that sometimes there aren’t actually wolves there.

Rubio’s “Obama Gives Me No Choice” Defense of Immigration Reform

By: Tuesday August 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has seen his standing with conservatives drop significantly after he became one of the primary sponsors of comprehensive immigration reform. To try to get back in the Republicans’ good graces, Rubio has come up a with a novel defense to use with the Republican base.

Rubio Drops Significantly in New Hampshire During Immigration Push

By: Friday August 9, 2013 4:45 am

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has seen a huge drop in support among New Hampshire Republicans since last April, according to a newly released WMUR Granite State poll. Back in April Rubio was tied for first place with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) with 15 percent each. Now Rubio stands in fifth place with just 6 percent. A major drop.

Nine DREAMers Detained in Eloy, Arizona

By: Saturday August 3, 2013 1:10 pm

On Monday July 22nd, nine DREAMers, six of whom had been previously deported or had been forced to leave the United States, presented themselves at the Nogales [AZ] port of entry demanding to re-enter the United States on humanitarian parole. Three of the participants had returned to Mexico just a week prior as an act of solidarity with the 1.7 million people deported by the Obama administration.

Even Average Republicans Support Immigration Reform

By: Friday August 2, 2013 12:10 pm

When the basic outlines of the Senate immigration reform bill are described to registered voters it receives overwhelming support. By a two-to-one margin it is backed by the American people. From Quinnipiac:

Can Big Business Still Deliver Republican Votes?

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 9:51 am

President Obama’s new “grand bargain for middle-class workers” should more accurately be called the “grand bargain for corporate America.” Even the administration’s fact sheet makes it clear the proposal would be a big win for Big Business.

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