Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Hillary Clinton Gets Another Nudge for 2016 Paging, Hillary Clinton. Emily’s List, the influential abortion-rights group that backs Democratic women, unveiled an initiative Thursday to help put a woman in the White House. The group announced a six-figure digital media campaign and new polling that shows a strong appetite for a female commander-in-chief as part of its “Madame President” campaign. More
Michelle Nunn, Jason Carter hope to rechart the course of Georgia ... - Washington Post Six-Figure State University Retiree Wants More - Big News Network 12/21/2013 - 9:01 am | View Link
Bachmann's Middle East Meddling Tour Was Not Funny - Progressive Magazine Gohmert in the aftermath of the Boston bombings saw it fit to target both Latinos and Muslims, claiming that Al Qaeda camps in Mexico are... 12/20/2013 - 1:40 pm | View Link
Delay Bells Ring, Are You Listening? - Republican National Committee Delaying WITH OBAMACARE STILL NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME, OBAMA HAS BEEN ... An estimated 10 million Latinos are eligible for coverage.” (Ricardo 12/20/2013 - 12:33 pm | View Link
Top 10 Races to Watch of 2014 - NBCNews.com Kentucky was a state where Mitt Romney outpaced President Obama, 61%-38 ... The question will be, can she mobilize Latinos, who make up four-in-10 12/20/2013 - 12:20 pm | View Link
Land of the free in a state of change - New Zealand Herald ... dire year on the home front and on the global stage for Obama Things are bad when ... Latinos and Asians continued to reshape the US ... 12/20/2013 - 11:56 am | View Link
Obama's approval rating among Latinos plunges considerably The president had just won reelection with a whopping 71 percent of Hispanic votes while Republican challenger Mitt Romney won only 27 percent - the worst performance among Latino voters since Bob Dole’s unsuccessful 1996 bid. But since then, Obama’s ... 12/17/2013 - 9:18 pm | View Link
Obama's Falling Latino Support Creates a Rare Opportunity for the GOP Gallup last week released a shocking statistic: President Obama's support among Latinos has plummeted by 23 percentage points in the last 11 months, from 75 percent in December 2012 to 52 percent today. For every three Latinos who supported the ... 12/12/2013 - 3:18 pm | View Link
Obama's Approval Rating Among Latinos Plunges President Barack Obama’s popularity among Latinos has taken a beating this year. Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics plunged 23 points from December of last year to November of this year, according to a Gallup poll released last week. 12/9/2013 - 6:44 am | View Link
Latinos' Approval Of President Obama Plummets; Potential Major Problem For Democrats Oct. 26, 2012: Spanish language election campaign signs promoting President Barack Obama hang on the windows at Lechonera El Barrio Restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Hispanics supported President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by almost 3-to ... 12/5/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Wow: Obama down 23 points among Latinos in 2013 Not the only interesting result here — Gallup’s also picking up the trend of millennials abandoning The One — but after so much post-election heavy breathing about his advantage with Latinos and how the GOP can win them back, it’s obviously the ... 12/4/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Rafael Cestero is a developer who creates affordable housing with the help of two municipal agencies - the New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Now Cestero, president of CPC Resources, is advising Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in the selection of people who will lead both agencies in the incoming administration.
**SNIP** The owner of a home valued at $213,000 can expect to pay about $51 more in school property taxes next year. It's the third year in a row that Chicago property owners will get hit with higher school taxes. City property owners and suburban governments that buy city water face a 15 percent increase in water rates.
The outgoing mayor has taken his farewell tour to 30 Rock to appear on the 'Saturday Night Live Christmas Special.' Seth Myers introduced the outgoing mayor with host Jimmy Fallon on the show’s 'Weekend Update' segment, asking what he’d be doing after he left office.
Students at New Jersey public colleges who are in the United States illegally will get an immediate tuition break after Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday allowing them to pay in-state tuition rates.