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Mitt Romney Completely Blindsided By Loss

via John Dickerson, Slate Mitt Romney says he is a numbers guy, but in the end he got the numbers wrong. His campaign was adamant that public polls in the swing states were mistaken. They claimed the pollsters were over-estimating the number of Democrats who would turn out on Election Day. Romney’s campaign was certain … Continue reading

Republican Platform Approved By GOP In Tampa

via Philip Elliot and Alan Fram, The Huffington Post Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs. The document opens by warning that while the American … Continue reading

GOP Congressional Canididate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer Doesn’t Want Middle Easterners In U.S.

via Nick R. Martin, Talking Points Memo, Muckracker Gabriela Saucedo Mercer hasn’t even won the Republican primary for Congress in Arizona yet, but she is already facing attacks from the Democratic Congressman she is hoping to unseat in November over some incendiary comments she made in the past about Middle Eastern immigrants. In an interview … Continue reading

Starting Today, Young Immigrants Can Apply For Dream Act-Like Protections

via Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post The Obama administration will kick off one of the most sweeping changes in immigration policy in decades Wednesday, allowing an estimated 1.7 million young undocumented immigrants to apply for the temporary right to live and work openly in the United States without fear of deportation. Immigrants have waited for … Continue reading

Poverty In U.S. On Track To Be Highest Since 1960s

via Hope Yen, The Huffington Post The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical … Continue reading

Britain Considers Leaving The European Union

via Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post Like so many others in this fiercely independent island nation, Steve Baker, a dashing English engineer, is fed up with the long hand of the European Union in British life. The E.U., he said, has meddled for years in British legal affairs and labor laws. But now the 27-nation … Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Part Of Arizona Immigration Law, Strikes Down Others

via Jess Bravin and Miriam Jordan, The Wall Street Journal The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona’s tough-immigration law but struck down others as intrusions on federal sovereignty, in a ruling that gave both sides something to cheer in advance of November elections where immigration is a major issue. The court backed a … Continue reading

Obama’s Immigration Move Wins Support In Battleground States

via Paul West, L.A. Times President Obama’s decision to extend administrative relief to an estimated 800,000 young illegal immigrants has won favor with Latino voters in key battleground states, according to a new poll. The Latino Decisions survey found that Obama’s move had wiped out an earlier “enthusiasm deficit” among Hispanic voters over the administration’s … Continue reading

Deportation Protection For Those Who Dare To DREAM

via Editorial Board, The Seattle Times President Obama has sensibly and responsibly used his executive powers to temper the deportation of younger illegal immigrants building productive lives in this country. The announcement Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is not a pathway to citizenship, but the immunity from deportation recognizes the reality of young … Continue reading

Supreme Court Will Hear Arizona v. United States This Week

via Mike Sacks, The Huffington Post On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government’s challenge to the Grand Canyon state’s controversial anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070. The case, Arizona v. United States, will not only be the Court’s second politically-charged blockbuster in as many months, but also a rematch between … Continue reading

Alberto Gonzales Says Immigration Talk From Republicans ‘Harmful’ To Party

via Andrea Stone, The Huffington Post Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales — who was the first person of Hispanic descent to hold that position and a lightning rod for controversy as President George W. Bush’s chief legal adviser on the war on terror — warned his fellow Republicans Thursday that the issue of immigration could … Continue reading

The Dangers Of An All-White GOP

via Tim Price, Next New Deal, Salon “If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date… Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway… In a pure meritocracy there would … Continue reading

A Hispanic VP For The GOP?

via Benjy Sarlin, Talking Points Memo It’s been the dominant conventional wisdom ever since a wave of Hispanic Republicans won big races in 2010: Mitt Romney will pick a Hispanic running mate. But Romney may not be able to make that fantasy ticket a reality — even if he wants to. Picking a Hispanic politician … Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Deportation

via Antonio Alarcon, The New York Times One of my happiest childhood memories is of my parents at my First Communion. But that’s because most of my memories from that time are of their being absent. They weren’t there for my elementary school graduation, or for parent-teacher conferences. From the time I was just a … Continue reading

Voters Defeat Many GOP-Sponsored Measures

via Katharine Q. Seelye, The New York Times Voters turned a skeptical eye toward conservative-backed measures across the country Tuesday, rejecting an anti-labor law in Ohio, an anti-abortion measure in Mississippi and a tightening of voting rights in Maine. Even in Arizona, voters turned out of office the chief architect of that state’s controversial anti-immigration law. … Continue reading

Feds Ask Appeals Court To Block Alabama Immigration Law

via Brian Lyman, The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, USA TODAY The Justice Department asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to block Alabama’s strict new immigration law, saying it creates discrimination and drives aliens from the state through procedures outside those established in federal law. In a filing with the Atlanta-based court, the department … Continue reading

House Republican Says Getting Rid Of Illegals A U.S. Jobs Program

A House Republican freshman on Tuesday night called on the federal government to step up enforcement of U.S. immigration laws, and said removing illegal aliens is one way to create needed jobs for Americans. “There is a surefire way to create jobs now for American citizens,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on the House floor. … Continue reading

How To Reason With A Politically Suicidal Base

Republicans who are mainly interested in making sure their party wins the 2012 presidential election would seem to face a catch-22. The man who currently leads the GOP race in national polls, Rick Perry, has a history of making reckless and inflammatory statements about Social Security — enough to raise serious questions about whether nominating … Continue reading

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