Will Obama send troops to border? - CNN The Pentagon and the Department of Health and ... Studies, a nonprofit, foreign policy think tank ... not abandon comprehensive immigration ... 07/25/2014 - 9:40 am | View Link
Wonkbook: How Paul Ryan’s new plan changes the anti-poverty debate - Washington Post ... and (5) health-care politics. ... month time frame, and this raises the question of whether temporary changes in immigration policy can be ... 07/25/2014 - 9:32 am | View Link
Guatemalan president: Central America needs at least $2 billion ... - Washington Post Honduras president's take: Why his country's kids flee to US - FOXNews.com 07/25/2014 - 7:24 am | View Link
Congress Eyes 5-Week Vacation While Urgent Issues Fester - Yahoo! Finance ... had died waiting for care at a VA health center in ... vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center ... Threatens to Swamp U.S. Immigration ... 07/25/2014 - 6:53 am | View Link
The Fix: 2014: The election about nothing? - Washington Post ... important by a majority of Americans: the economy, the deficit and health care. ... And then it was about foreign policy and now immigration. 07/25/2014 - 6:41 am | View Link
CNN Poll: Border crisis impacting public opinion on immigration Washington (CNN) - The current crisis on the nation's southern border appears to be fueling a notable shift in American attitudes toward immigration policy with border security growing in importance, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll released on Thursday also indicates that a majority of those surveyed support making it easier […] 07/24/2014 - 5:07 pm | View Link
This Is Where The Tech Giants Are Spending Their Money In DC Wikimedia Commons Google, Apple, and all the other tech giants have a vested interest in many of the decisions coming out of Washington, DC. Whether it’s how immigration policy will affect the pool of talent HR can pick from, or laws on data and privacy, the rulings coming out of the Capitol can have a huge impact on the tech world. And so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that these ... 07/24/2014 - 4:35 pm | View Link
Mayor: Immigration good for Cincinnati Southwest Ohio’s two biggest cities now have this shared message: immigrants are welcome here. Saying a more immigrant friendly community is good economic policy, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley launched a new task force Thursday on the issue. The goal is to make Cincinnati the most immigrant friendly city in the country. If that sounds familiar, that’s because the issue was spearheaded 54 miles ... 07/24/2014 - 1:14 pm | View Link
Jeb Bush Warns GOP on Immigration Reform Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, usually a key Republican voice on immigration issues, has been conspicuously silent with regard to the plight of thousands of unaccompanied children from violence-wracked countries in Central America crossing the Southern border illegally. Last night, though, he jumped into the debate, calling for various steps to be taken to address the crisis and delivering a ... 07/24/2014 - 12:46 pm | View Link
Jeb Bush: Don’t use border crisis to defer immigration reform The former Florida governor urges Congress not to wait. 07/24/2014 - 8:56 am | View Link
Jeb Bush weighs in on immigration influx and urges House Republicans to push comprehensive reform Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform. Whether President Obama is making health care policy by fiat or using the Environmental Protection Agency to circumvent the lawmaking process, we have too ... 07/24/2014 - 10:51 am | View Link
Jeb Bush: Don’t use border crisis to defer immigration reform "Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform. Whether President Obama is making health-care policy by fiat or using the Environmental Protection Agency to circumvent the lawmaking process, we have too ... 07/24/2014 - 2:23 am | View Link
'If he's not impeachable, no one is': Sarah Palin pounds Obama on immigration policy and compares him to a 'mob boss' who 'wants to play God' The list of abuses, it goes on and on.' In addition to immigration – 'amnesty' in conservative parlance – she rattled off a list of scandals including the mistreatment of veterans by VA health centers; a cover-up about the 2012 terror attack on the U.S ... 07/20/2014 - 9:46 pm | View Link
Immigration minister defends policy on health benefits TORONTO — A few weeks ago, when Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau addressed the congregation at the Beth Tikvah Synagogue as part of its Visions for Canada series, he suggested a question should be posed to Chris Alexander, the next in line in the shul ... 12/19/2013 - 8:03 pm | View Link
Health Care and Immigration: Uncomfortable Bedfellows “The partisan politics of health care almost fatally infected the bipartisan policy cooperation on immigration,” he said in an email. So the bipartisan House group, of which he is a member, has decided to follow the Senate’s lead. Under the Senate ... 06/16/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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A worker monitors a hydraulic fracturing site outside Rifle, Colorado. CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley A Colorado town’s voter-approved ban on fracking in residential areas was shot down on Thursday, after a judge sided with an industry lawsuit claiming only the state government has that kind of authority over oil and gas operations.
A Michigan mayor compared atheists to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan to defend his decision to exclude secular groups from setting up a “reason station” alongside a “prayer station” on public property, reported the Detroit Free Press.
The American Civil Liberties Union and two secular groups have sued the city of Warren and Mayor Jim Fouts on behalf of an atheist resident who asked to set up the booth in a City Hall atrium.
Fouts has allowed a local Christian church group to hand out religious materials and pray with visitors at City Hall since 2009.
But he rejected a proposal by Freedom From Religion member Douglas Marshall to discuss atheism and free thinking alongside the Christian activists.
The federal lawsuit claims Fouts violated Marshall’s First Amendment rights and seeks a court order allowing him to set up the reason station, along with unspecified damages.
“Defendants have favored and are favoring religion over nonreligion, and religious belief over disbelief, in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment,” the suit argues.
Fouts said the lawsuit was part of a “continuing saga by a group of people who, in my opinion, promote conflict rather than resolution and understanding.”
The mayor said Marshall intended the reason station to stand in opposition to the prayer station, and he said that was disparaging and antagonistic to the prayer group.
“The city has certain values that I don’t believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor in general agreement with having a Nazi station or Ku Klux Klan station,” Fouts said.
The Hartford Courant reported that a Republican consultant was fired Thursday after she complained on Facebook about the “white privilege” of her employer’s opponent.
Regina V. Ross Roundtree had been in the employ of Penny Bacchiochi, a Republican candidate for the Connecticut lieutenant governor, until she wrote on Facebook that the “white privilege” demonstrated by Bacchiochi’s Republican opponent in the primary, Heather Bond Somers, turned off potential voters.
“People think what they think, but help the party out and don’t plaster your complete sense of privilege,” Roundtree wrote in the post, which has since been deleted.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Mike Groll United Nations officials are urging several countries with particularly harsh abortion bans to increase legalization of the medical procedure, pointing out their current laws could be in breach of international human rights treaties. In its periodic reviews of member countries’ policies to ensure they’re compliant with the Geneva Conventions, the UN Human Rights Committee is recommending that Ireland and Chile update their abortion laws to ensure access for more women.