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Immigration activists rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear arguments in a challenge by 26 states over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's executive action to defer deportation of certain immigrant children and parents who are in the country illegally in Washington April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Supreme Court Acts, And Obama’s Immigration Legacy Takes A Hit

“For more than two decades now, our immigration system, everybody acknowledges, has been broken,” President Obama told reporters Thursday at the White House. “And the fact that the Supreme Court wasn’t able to issue a decision today doesn’t just set the system back even further, it takes us further from the country that we aspire to be.”

June 24, 2016
Standing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (C) calls for Senate Republicans to move forward with hearings for Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supreme Court Ties On Immigration — Would Merrick Garland Have Made A Difference?

Obama used his executive authority after the GOP-controlled Congress repeatedly obstructed attempts at immigration reform. Now, the GOP-controlled Senate has also immobilized the Supreme Court by refusing to consider Merrick Garland’s nomination and fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat.

June 23, 2016
A Brexit supporter holds a Union Flag at a Vote Leave rally in London, Britain June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Donald Trump And Brexit Have Xenophobia In Common

“The vision that the Brexit campaign is presenting is not the vision that me and other Brexiters started off with a year ago,” British MP Saveeda Warsi said. “The ‘hello world’ approach to Brexit, which is open-minded, visionary, inclusive, has been lost. The moderate message has been lost.”

June 22, 2016
Illustration picture of postal ballot papers ahead of the June 23 referendum when voters will decide whether Britain will remain in the European Union

The Cultural Case for Brexit Deserves Respect

It’s not all about money. The economic arguments for Britain to stay in the European Union may be compelling, but the noneconomic ones demand respect. Preserving a way of life is a valid desire — and one widely shared.

June 21, 2016
A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Immigration, Abortion, Race Rulings Due At Supreme Court

Producing decisive rulings has been complicated by the fact that the court has been down one justice since conservative Antonin Scalia died in February, leaving it evenly split with four conservatives and four liberals.

June 19, 2016
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How Trump Has Managed to Dumb Down The Immigration Debate

The findings suggest Trump is having a direct impact on the immigration debate, ultimately turning people’s attention away from practical, bipartisan solutions and towards platitudes and rhetorical nonsense.

June 19, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Trump Would Break The Law On Immigration

“This is an absurd proposal to build a Fortress America and pull up the drawbridges,” said John Bellinger, former legal adviser to the Bush administration.

June 15, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

In Response To Orlando, Trump Says Immigration Will Lead To Terrorism

In his most anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant speech of the entire campaign, Trump manipulated the shooting into an opportunity to spread vitriol and criticize the U.S. immigration system, which he claims brings terrorism into the country.

June 13, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a picture with supporters during a campaign stop in Fresno, California, United States June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

What To Expect From California

Although Clinton has a significant delegate lead over Sanders, which she is likely to maintain unless the Vermont senator is able to convince hundreds of superdelegates who have declared their preference for Clinton to back him instead, Sanders has resolved to keep fighting.

June 6, 2016
A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives by the 18-foot (five-metre) high rusty steel barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border at sunset in Brownsville, Texas September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

More Mexican Immigrants Are Returning to Mexico Than Coming to the U.S.

If you listen to Donald Trump and his legions of supporters—a task you undertake at your own peril—you will inevitably hear about hordes of invading Mexicans arriving in the United States daily, and the border wall the billionaire presidential candidate has proposed to keep them out.

May 15, 2016
Workers pick strawberries in a field on a farm in Oxnard, California February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

California Gives Undocumented Immigrants A Chance To Practice Their Professions

“It was a way for me to come out of hiding,” said Marco Nava, 32. “I no longer have to wake up at 4 in the morning to go do something that is not my profession. Now I can take care of my kids, take them to school and go do something that I love doing.”

May 8, 2016
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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
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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
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