5:11 PM, Nov 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senate majority leader Harry Reid wants President Obama to hold off on his planned immigration executive order.
10:46 AM, Nov 13, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
House speaker John Boehner told President Obama at a White House meeting last Friday to give the House "one more chance" to pass a bill on immigration. Boehner referenced this conversation at the House Republican conference meeting Thursday morning, according to sources in the room.
5:59 PM, Nov 10, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona is pushing his Republican colleagues to try to block the president from using executive action on immigration, but his plan is likely to hit strong resistance from House leaders.
10:31 AM, Nov 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama and Vice President Biden might not see eye-to-eye on immigration strategy. A hint of an apparent disagreement was on display during Obama's lunch with congressional leaders on Friday at the White House.
"The meeting was tense at times, according to a senior House Republican aide. The aide was not authorized to describe the back-and-forth publicly by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity," the Associated Press reports.
11:25 AM, Nov 6, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
When President Obama finally offers his executive action on illegal immigration, the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is going to get a bit busier.
The EOIR is tasked to "adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws."
8:04 AM, Nov 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Jeff Sessions, who run reelection last night in an uncontested race, says last night's Republican victory is a "mandate" to block President Obama's planned executive amnesty.
"[T]he American people dramatically repudiated the policies of President Obama, Senator Reid, and Leader Pelosi. It was also a dramatic affirmation of the policies our GOP candidates campaigned on: controlling spending, balancing the budget, repealing Obamacare, unleashing American energy, and boosting wages through pro-worker reforms," said Sessions in a prepared statement.
7:01 AM, Nov 4, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Anti-Obamacare ads are dominating the airwaves in the election’s stretch run. According to Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group, Republicans ran nearly 13,000 anti-Obamacare ads in Senate races during the week of October 20-26. That’s after they ran nearly 12,000 anti-Obamacare ads during the week of October 13-19 and over 11,000 during the week of October 6-12. In each of those three weeks, Republicans ran far more ads against Obamacare than they — or the Democrats — ran on any other issue.
6:52 PM, Nov 1, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In the final days of a close Senate race, the New Hampshire Republican party is running Facebook ads tying Democrat Jeanne Shaheen to amnesty for illegal immigrants. The party has four ads that calls out the "Obama-Shaheen immigration plan" and claims Republican challenger Scott Brown will "fight for our jobs."
"New Hampshire workers need jobs," reads one ad. "But the Obama-Shaheen immigration plan takes them away."
"The Obama-Shaheen immigration bill slashes wages, spikes unemployment and shrinks the middle class," reads another.
1:17 PM, Oct 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Jeff Sessions will soon release this statement in response to a report in the Wall Street Journal that details President Obama's plans to unilaterally implement amnesty.
"The Wall Street Journal confirmed today that the President is planning to issue a massive unilateral executive amnesty after the election.
"In its report, the WSJ certifies that this executive amnesty would provide work permits for illegal immigrants—taking jobs directly from struggling Americans.
7:24 AM, Oct 30, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently suspended all background investigations on current and prospective Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees due to security concerns over Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The information is revealed in newly released documents justifying recently awarded government contracts: At least five sole-source, no-bid contracts of "unusual and compelling urgency" totaling almost a half million dollars were awarded to various information technology vendors at the end of September.
9:10 PM, Oct 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama responded tonight to an immigration heckler in Wisconsin by telling her to protest Republicans:
"The young lady, the young lady is expressing her concern about immigration and the fact that, that we don't have a comprehensive immigration bill. The problem is, she should be protesting the Republicans who are blocking it in Congress," Obama yelled. "That's what she should be doing."
9:22 AM, Oct 27, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Kay Hagan was interrupted by immigration activists during a recent campaign speech who said the North Carolina Democrat was "anti-immigrant."
Silicon Valley seeks to suppress wages. Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
At minimum it is unseemly, at maximum an example of chutzpah as practiced in Silicon Valley. Having shot themselves in the foot, some prominent tech billionaires want the president to bypass Congress and minister to their wound. They have poured cash into his campaign coffers, and now is payback time. They want him to increase the number of H-1B visas that allow them to hire high-skilled foreign tech workers. Which he has promised to do, never mind that Microsoft has just laid off thousands of workers.
9:23 AM, Oct 8, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Those looking for good news on the fight against Ebola will not find much encouragement from Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command.