New data show who is applying for the two-year deportation deferrals established by President Obama and modeled to a degree on the DREAM Act. It’s a glimpse at one potential way to reform illegal immigration.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid claims a mandate from Election 2012 to let tax cuts expire for the ‘richest of the rich.’ House Speaker John Boehner says the mandate is for members of Congress to work together.
In Virginia, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each wants to show he’s the one who can work across the aisle to get things done. Target suburban voters want a candidate who can help make a dysfunctional US Senate work.
Mitt Romney says he wouldn’t alter the status of young illegal immigrants already approved for work permits. Some thought the statement was halfhearted, while others said he should have criticized the president.
Some 82,000 young illegal immigrants, or almost 7 percent of those thought to be eligible, sought a deportation reprieve in the month since the government began accepting applications under the new Obama policy.
Congress’s failure to pass FY 2013 spending bills set up a stark choice for conservatives: Punt the unfinished spending bills to a new Congress or face an even more daunting ‘fiscal cliff’ in a lame-duck session this year.
Todd Akin’s remark on ‘legitimate rape’ set off a firestorm, including within Republican ranks. If he were to drop out of the Missouri Senate race before 5 p.m. Tuesday, the state party can nominate a replacement.