While this is a grossly overdue first step of sorts, it is nevertheless a first step from an administration that has been utterly complicit in accelerating the transformation of America's police forces into extensions of the military.
“Years ago we didn’t have a tea party and the conservative rebellion in the party. It has made governing much more difficult
Who would have imagined that a national party, never mind the Republican Party, would be so opposed to finding any solution for the almost 12 million undocumented people already here that they would risk our national security during the dangerous time we are in now? Yet that's the reality of the GOP today, and it's our responsibility to hold them accountable.
Speaker of the House John Boehner may not personally harbor the antipathy for Latinos that is evident in the radical right of his party. But he is empowering those in the Republican Party who will stop at nothing to block any attempt to help the Latino community.
After threatening to hold the Department of Homeland Security budget hostage to demands that President Obama reverse his executive actions preventing the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants, Boehner and House Republicans eventually relented, as most political observers expected all along they would. This has become a familiar pattern.
Though Democrats ultimately won this battle without making any concessions, there will be other opportunities for the GOP to pick a fight. One is the upcoming raising of the debt ceiling.
The vote was 257 to 167, with most Republicans voting against the bill. "Maybe I should be more angry, but I'm not. I'm just
"If we had been serious about this fight, and we should have been, the continuing resolution [under which DHS funding expired
What's the over/under on "number of days Petraeus will spend in jail"? I'd advise you to go low -- this is, after all, an
Boehner was referring to a lawsuit brought by 26 states contending that Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration are
Republicans have argued that any DHS shutdown would be the fault of Senate Democrats who blocked the previous House bill
Rudy, oh dear Mr. Former Mayor, it seems that that you got it all wrong when you accused the president of not loving America. It's so hard to watch you spout such stuff because you were such a respected man.
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) on Sunday rejected the suggestion that House Republicans had made a
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Other Republicans considered the entire affair to be bad politics. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who said that he favored
House GOP leadership sources said Friday they were confident they had enough Republican votes to pass a three-week DHS funding