President Obama Addresses the Nation, Taking Executive Action on Immigration.

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 4:55 pm

Citing a broken system, President Obama “is taking executive action to fix what he can to help build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” The speech, scheduled for 8:00pm ET, is expected to last fifteen minutes. It will be on cable, CSPAN and PBS, but the broadcast networks have their priorities, sweeps.


Obama Doesn’t Need to Care What People Think

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 10:11 am

There is one small silver lining to being a lame duck President who led his party to historically bad loses and faces an uncompromising Republican Congress, you can stop caring what people think. It is very limiting, but also liberating.

Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 6:50 am

President Barack Obama plans to announce his executive action on immigration today. According to The Washington Post the actions will protect roughly 5 million immigrants from deportation. The announcement will occur this evening with a comprehensive layout of the plan coming Friday in a speech in Las Vegas with Latino supporters.

Obama Manages the Rare Triple Play of Bad Politics on Immigration

By: Friday October 31, 2014 3:35 pm

The latest Pew Research poll shows Democrats have lost serious ground among Latinos.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Heather Cox Richardson, To Make Men Free: A History of The Republican Party

By: Sunday October 5, 2014 1:59 pm

Heather Cox Richardson has a gift for seeing the connections in American history—for synthesizing a picture that makes sense out of a broad range of elements. She integrates larger economic and cultural developments with the experience of men and women at all levels of society, as well as the decisions and conflicts of policymakers and power brokers. She demonstrated her powers as a writer and historian brilliantly in her books West from Appomattox and Wounded Knee, and does so again in her brilliant To Make Men Free.

Predictably, Obama’s Immigration Delay Backfires

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 2:22 pm

Apparently, first directly lying to a major constituency and then telling them they will be be thrown under the bus for crass political reasons is a bad strategy.

Republicans Think Immigration is More Important than Democrats

By: Monday August 25, 2014 10:04 am

A plurality of Republicans think immigration is the biggest problem facing the country right now but it ranks only fourth with Democrats.

Lawsuit Challenges Secretive Policy Allegedly Used Against Muslim Immigrants to Deny Citizenship

By: Friday August 1, 2014 9:35 am

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of five Muslims allegedly denied American citizenship because of a secretive policy a Homeland Security Department’s immigration agency operates. The program grants the government broad discretion to designate those applying for citizenship as “national security concerns.”

According to the ACLU’s filed complaint [PDF], the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has engaged in the “unlawful delay and denial of plaintiffs’ applications for citizenship and lawful permanent residence [LPR] under a secretive policy” known as the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CAARP).

Pol Pottery Barns…

By: Monday July 28, 2014 1:30 am

But…of course, Michele Bachmann has a new solution to the humanitarian crisis of refugees along the US/ Mexico border.

Rick Perry Sends Texas National Guard Troops To Border

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:54 am

Texas Governor Rick Perry, now sporting glasses perhaps to overcome questions concerning low intelligence, announced he will be sending 1000 Texas National Guard soldiers to help secure Texas’ border with Mexico as part of “Operation Strong Safety.”

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