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Obama Takes on The Politics of Immigration Reform

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama took his case for immigration reform directly to the American people. Unfortunately, Many Americans probably didn’t even notice. All three major television networks indicated that they were not interested in interrupting their prime-time schedules for a Presidential address on immigration. While this is reality runs counter to the misperception that there is a “liberal bias” in the media, it is also a symptom of the growing apathy of the American public towards politics and government in general. Using the apathy of voters towards this November’s election as a measure, the networks decisions are understandable.

Sanchez introduces legislation addressing border humanitarian crisis

Loretta Sanchez

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and member of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, today introduced H.R. 5261, the Central American and USA (CAUSA) Initiatives Act. More than 50,000 children fleeing extreme violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been apprehended at the U.S.’s southern border since October of last year.

Dana Goes After Dreamers

Crazy Dana Rohrabacher - Photo Credit: Jack Gould / OC Weekly

This is hot of the press from Nancy Pelosi’s office. OC’s surfing Congressman continues to lead the pack when it comes to the thorny issue of immigration. This afternoon, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher went on a SteveKing-style, anti-immigration harangue on the House floor and had this to say about undocumented immigrants and DREAMers:   “People…

Supreme Court’s Arizona Immigration Decision NOT a Win for Brewer

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

On Monday, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled against the State of Arizona regarding three key provisions of the controversial state law regarding immigration enforcement. The court declined to rule on the most controversial provision requiring local law enforcement official to determine the immigration status of individuals they suspect of not being in the country…

Rolling Stone Magazine: GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

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Rolling Stone Magazine’s political coverage has been sharp and detailed in its reporting, a far cry from the brilliant yet gonzo journalism style employed by the late Hunter S. Thompson, but this piece in the Magazine’s year end review details how the Republican party platform for the 2012 presidential race isn’t all that different from candidate to candidate.