A Year After ‘Autopsy,’ GOP Still Struggles On Immigration Reform

A Year After ‘Autopsy,’ GOP Still Struggles On Immigration Reform

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- A year after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus commissioned a report that suggested sweeping chan ...

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2014 May Be White Enough For The GOP — But What Comes Next?

2014 May Be White Enough For The GOP — But What Comes Next?

Overshadowed amid Sarah Palin's unique interpretation of Dr. Seuss, Wayne LaPierre's overheated vision of America's apocalyptic decline, and all of the other craziness at the 2014 ...

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Obama Calls Himself The ‘Champion In Chief’ Of Immigration Reform

Obama Calls Himself The ‘Champion In Chief’ Of Immigration Reform

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that he’s not the “deporter in chief,” as critics have labeled him, but the “ch ...

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5 Ways The GOP Refuses To Learn From History

5 Ways The GOP Refuses To Learn From History

It's not entirely their fault. The 2014 map looks as if it were designed to make sure the GOP does not change. With a House majority they maintained in 2012 even though they won 1 ...

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5 CBO Findings About Improving The Economy That Republicans Will Always Ignore

5 CBO Findings About Improving The Economy That Republicans Will Always Ignore

Republicans celebrated a new report from the Congressional Budget Office this week that said raising the minimum wage to $10.10 could cost the economy 500,000 jobs. Our Joe Conaso ...

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Younger Immigrants Will Help Counter Our Aging Population

Younger Immigrants Will Help Counter Our Aging Population

If you think the only reasons to welcome undocumented workers are generosity and compassion toward the "other" -- to be welcoming to the stranger -- you're wrong. There is a very ...

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5 Ways Republicans Are Letting Ted Cruz Doom Their Party

5 Ways Republicans Are Letting Ted Cruz Doom Their Party

Here's a scary thought: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) could be elected president... if the election were held in an off-year, like 2010 or 2014. The voters who come out to vote in midte ...

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Can Republicans Govern If They Win in 2014?

Can Republicans Govern If They Win in 2014?

What's the worst-case scenario for Republicans in November? Maybe victory. A Republican takeover of the Senate is somewhere between plausible and very likely. (If you want more ex ...

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Get Ready For More Republican Rumbles Over Immigration Reform

Get Ready For More Republican Rumbles Over Immigration Reform

If you want to get a sense of what the rest of 2014 will look like, watch this debate from Fox News Sunday, in which talk-radio host Laura Ingraham gets all talk radio on George F ...

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GOP Strategists: If Republicans Focus On White Voters, They’re Doomed In 2016… And Beyond

GOP Strategists: If Republicans Focus On White Voters, They’re Doomed In 2016… And Beyond

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has given us a preview of what his alibi will be if he can't lead his caucus through the complicated dance it will take to pass substantive immigration ...

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