President Obama’s announcement on Thursday that he would take unilateral action to address the nation’s “broken” immigration system shares at least one thing in common with how his Justice Department approaches enforcement of the nation’s marijuana laws: We would do it if we could — but we can’t. Read full article >>
Every year, the United States offers permanent residency status to immigrants who -- in the vernacular -- "played by the rules." They applied for residency, didn't violate the law, and so on. As with every other aspect of the immigration debate, the population of permanent residents is more nuanced than you might expect.
It's Friday afternoon and you're about to leave Washington, DC for a three-week vacation after coming back for just a week. What do you do?
Why, you dump The Seventh Benghazi Report, of course! Hey, the election's over, so it's time to clean up for the next term, so Congressional Republicans released the report on Benghazi with the conclusionwait for itthat there was no wrongdoing on the part of everyone!
There was, as we've contended all along here, no "there" there.
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U. S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia, which he said should not be allowed to use its vast gas and oil resources as a geopolitical tool.