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Senate Progresses on Immigration Deal, GOP Official Makes Racist Remarks, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the tea party turns against one of its own and the House’s farm bill goes up in flames.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Why the GOP Can’t Learn

It’s as if they didn’t learn a thing from the 2012 elections. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before—trying to block immigration reform, roll back the clock on abortion rights and stop gay marriage wherever possible. Why can’t Republicans learn?

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s Father Bribed His Way Into U.S.

The Texas Republican has emerged as a leading opponent of a bipartisan Senate bill that would grant a pathway to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrants. So it’s interesting to learn that although the elder Cruz, an emigrant from Cuba, says he “came to this country legally,” he also admitted in a recent NPR interview that he basically bribed his way in.

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Immigration: Time to Choose Sides

The future of immigration reform is, for now at least, not up to House Speaker John Boehner. It is in the hands of a group of moderately conservative Republican senators who have to decide whether their desire to solve a decades-old problem outweighs their fears of retaliation from the party’s right wing.

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Sociopath to Citizenship

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Turtled

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Blockhead

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The Dreamer

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Immigration Reform Piñata

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The Gang of Hate

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Immigration Walled In

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Immigration

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Not-So-Happy Swedes Riot in Stockholm

Hundreds of youths are rioting in the capital of a country proud of its reputation for peacefulness and social justice, apparently in response to unemployment and ill-treatment of immigrant asylum seekers.

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A Step Closer to Immigration Reform

A landmark bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration system cleared its first major hurdle Tuesday when the legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Immigration Reform

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We Are Family

Last week, one of the stars of the "soft" right, David Brooks of The New York Times, wrote a wake-up column with implications for readers who not only do not much like dark-skinned immigration, but are also hostile to such kindling issues as gay marriage and abortion. They seem incapable of understanding, once more, that these are family issues.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Benghazi, Immigration and the Summer of Debt

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists examine the Benghazi attack. Was it terrorism? If so, did the administration try to cover it up, as Republicans say? Also, the immigration debate zeroes in on border security and a legalization process.

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Immigration Reform

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Mark Sanford

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Marco Rubio

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Path to Citizenship

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Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform

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The GOP and the Immigration Bill

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Border Control

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The Xenophobe Party

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday, Sen. Rand Paul urged him to reconsider immigration legislation because of the bombings in Boston.

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Rubio and Immigration

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Gun Control and Immigration

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the Senate’s handling of gun control and whether there’s a new center on that issue and immigration.

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How We Talk About North Korea

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: How the media cover—and promote—war, Robert Scheer defends the messenger, AP disappears “illegal” immigrants, and America’s office slaves, otherwise known as interns, rise up.

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How We Talk About North Korea

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: How the media cover—and promote—war, Robert Scheer defends the messenger, AP disappears ‘illegal’ immigrants, and America’s office slaves, otherwise known as interns, rise up.

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A Victory Against the Language of Bigotry

As one of the world’s largest news outlets, The Associated Press’ linguistic mandates significantly shape the broader vernacular. So when the organization this week decided to stop using the term “illegal immigrant,” it was a big victory for objectivity and against the propagandistic language of bigotry.

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A New American Rebellion, Part II

I thought I had said all I had to say last week about the accelerated change in American attitudes toward gay marriage and “illegal” immigration. But there are a lot of other folks out there examining the accelerated politics of the day and generally coming to the conclusion that, after years of moving right, Americans are moving left again.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 READ MORE



AP Stylebook Addresses Illegal Immigration

“Illegal” describes an action, not a person, says The Associated Press; Vice President Joe Biden claims television shows like “Will & Grace” helped change the American public’s attitude toward gay marriage; meanwhile, Kansas legislators are close to passing a law that would quarantine people with HIV. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Why Politicians Listen to Public Opinion on Gay Marriage and Guns but Not the Economy

Recent polls show Americans would rather reduce the deficit by raising taxes than by cutting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, education and transportation. Yet Congress seems incapable of making that kind of deal. Some 65 percent of Americans want to raise taxes on large corporations, but both parties are heading in precisely the opposite direction.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Same-Sex Marriage and the Immigration Speed Bump

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss same-sex marriage as the issue moves to the Supreme Court. Will the justices’ decision be sweeping? The dramatic shift in public opinion on the topic may be reflected in the Republican Party’s repositioning, but pollster Nate Silver says only 25 percent of the GOP supports gay marriage.

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Is the Partisan Ice Breaking?

Just when our politics seemed destined to freeze into a brain-dead brand of partisanship, party lines started cracking up.

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Jeb Bush Flip-Flop

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Yellow Brick Path to Citizenship

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Jeb Bush Reverses Immigration Stance, Brian Williams ‘Disappointed’ With U.S., and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the White House weighing in on whether cellphones should be locked and Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Black People Are Not ‘Immigrants’

Now that an African-American president of the United States is the point person on the national debate about immigration, it’s time that the black perspective on the matter be examined.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration Plan

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College Stadium to Be Named After Private Prison Company

Florida Atlantic University’s new 30,000 seat football stadium will bear the name of its sponsor, GEO Group, the second-largest private prison operator in the U.S.

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Pathway to Citizenship

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Obama’s Leaked Immigration Reform Plan Could Deliver a Winner

Republicans spent the weekend trumpeting shock and outrage over President Obama’s leaked “backup plan” on immigration. In dysfunctional Washington, this means that prospects for comprehensive reform—including what amounts to an amnesty for the undocumented—are getting brighter.

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Angel Trapped by Borders

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Profiting From Human Misery

The for-profit prison industry, which is expanding across the nation, has blunted prison reform, stymied repeal of our draconian drug laws and successfully lobbied for harsher and harsher detention policies. Mass incarceration is increasingly about corporate profit, not justice. 

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 READ MORE



Obama’s Immigration Plan Leaked, Krugman on the Minimum Wage, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a congresswoman’s attempt to criminalize public female nipple exposure and “Saturday Night Live” pokes fun at Marco Rubio’s State of the Union response.

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Speedy Gonzalez-Not

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Path to Citizenship

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Path to Oblivion

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