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Supreme Court Appears Split Over Obama’s Immigration Plan

The Supreme Court appeared deadlocked over President Barack Obama’s plan to offer work permits to as many as 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

April 18, 2016
A man walks near the border bridge connecting El Paso with Ciudad Juarez, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Here’s How Trump’s Wall Would Create A Diplomatic Crisis

Trump can talk all he wants, but the question remains: Why would Mexico pay anything for this disaster of an infrastructure project? And what would happen if they refuse?

April 18, 2016
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Endorse This: Ted Cruz Heckled Out Of The Bronx

Yesterday, Cruz couldn’t walk two blocks in the Bronx — one of the most diverse county in the nation — without hearing from real New Yorkers about their real beliefs; namely, that Ted Cruz is a bigot.

April 7, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz is accompanied by his wife Heidi and daughter Caroline as he speaks about the primary election results in Florida, Ohio and Illinois during a campaign rally in Houston, Texas March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Trish Badger

5 Reasons The GOP Shouldn’t Trade Donald Trump For Ted Cruz

Here’s why the party may regret trading a dangerous demagogue who will say anything to win for a dangerous demagogue who actually believes the terrible things he says.

April 4, 2016
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On The Ground At NYC’s #CrushTrump Rally

“Donald Trump, go away! Racist, sexist, anti-gay!”

March 21, 2016
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Endorse This: Jorge Ramos Challenges Bill O’Reilly On Trump’s Racism

You have to be tougher on Donald Trump,” Ramos said. “You let him get away with anything.”

March 17, 2016
Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton Democratic Debate

Clinton and Sanders Both Break With Obama On Mass Deportations

During last night’s Democratic debate, both candidates broke with President Barack Obama’s policy of mass deportations of undocumented immigrants

March 10, 2016
A woman smiles after getting an autograph by U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump on her hat after he spoke at a campaign rally South Point Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

At Trump’s Resort, Guest Workers Favored

“Getting help in Palm Beach during the high season is almost impossible,” the Big Orange Trumpster grumped to MSNBC last fall. Cue the violins.

March 1, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to voters at a rally at the The Myrtle Beach Sports Center in Myrtle Beach

5 Things Donald Trump Is Teaching Us About The GOP Base

Republican leaders have fundamentally misunderstood the Trump phenomenon from the beginning.

February 29, 2016
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Endorse This: Does Jeb Bush Side With Trump Against The Pope?

Jeb’s response to political flare-up: The Pope should stay out of this.

February 18, 2016
Pope Francis gestures during a meeting with the media onboard the papal plane while en route to Rome

It Has Come To This: Donald Trump Vs. The Pope

Donald Trump is aiming ever higher for his list of political enemies.

February 18, 2016
Pope Francis stands next to a wooden cross at the border between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez,

At Mexico-U.S. Border, Pope Decries Suffering Of Migrants

Francis: “We cannot deny the humanitarian crisis.”

February 18, 2016
A U.S. border patrol officer sits in his vehicle along the border with Mexico near San Ysidro, California

The South Carolina Republican Primary Is Engulfed In Immigration Hysteria

Iowa and New Hampshire did not prepare us for the full extent of Republican immigration insanity.

February 16, 2016
U.S. Senator Cruz greets businessman Trump onstage as they address a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Kakistocracy

If we elect people who are nasty, brutish, incompetent or megalomaniacal we have no one to blame but ourselves.

February 12, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates and U.S. Senators Cruz and Rubio shake hands and talk at the end of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines

Latino Voters Not Loving Cruz, Rubio

On the campaign trail this year, only one message is permissible to Republican candidates: Latinos are to be feared and deported.

February 12, 2016
Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump cartoon

Christie And Rubio And Spectators

“So my dear wife, you see why I never attacked Chris Christie…”

February 10, 2016
Workers put up a poster with an image of Pope Francis along a street at the border with the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez

Decrying Graft, Pope To Tour Poor, Violent Corners Of Mexico

Pope Francis will also head to the northern border to address the plight of migrants trying to reach the United States.

February 7, 2016
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The ‘Dreamers’: They Anger The GOP And Power Democratic Campaigns

Immigrants lacking legal status are increasingly involved in this year’s presidential race, working as volunteers, campaign advisers and, in some cases, as paid staffers for Sanders and his Democratic rivals, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley.

January 19, 2016
US President Barack Obama participates in a Martin Luther King Day service project

U.S. Top Court Takes Up Case On Obama Immigration Plan

The case is one of the most important the Supreme Court will decide during its current term.

January 19, 2016
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Nikki Haley living in Fantasyland

You would think her a little old for fairytales.

January 17, 2016
A Cuban migrant shows a U.S. flag design on the cuffs of his pants at the Costa Rican border with Nicaragua

Cuban Migrants Get Unfair Advantage Over Other Latinos

The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation in which Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos. That special treatment needs to end.

January 15, 2016
A group of 16 Guatemalans receive instructions from an Hidalgo County Constable after they crossed the Rio Grande near Anzalduas Park outside McAllen, Texas, Junes 12, 2014. The group, from Guatemala, spent 3 weeks crossing Mexico. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Watchdogs: Rise In Southwest Border Crossings Fueled By Desperation

Immigration watchdogs say the significant uptick in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the Southwest border late last year underscores how dire the situation has become in Central America.

January 14, 2016
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Trump Pushes Back At Nikki Haley: No VP Slot For You!

Donald Trump’s vicious battle with the Republican establishment has now extended beyond just his fellow candidates.

January 13, 2016
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Why The GOP’s Fence Fantasy Is A Farce

A proper wall, we’re told, makes good neighbors. But an 18-foot high, 2,000-mile-long wall goes way beyond proper, and it both antagonizes your neighbor and screams out your own pitiful fear and weakness.

January 13, 2016
Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader Endorsement

Obama Administration Urged To Stop Deporting Central American Families

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday he expected the Obama administration to pause its new campaign to deport undocumented Central American families, a policy that has led to over 120 detentions since Jan. 1 and angered Democratic lawmakers.

January 12, 2016
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