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  • Buried in 844-Page Immigration Bill: Immediate U.S. Entry for Millions

    05/08/2013 12:51:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 8, 2013
    Buried deep in the colossal immigration bill that’s floating around Congress is an obscure little section that rewrites the current immigrant visa waiting list to allow millions to cut in front of the line via new categories of family-sponsored immigrants. As if it weren’t bad enough that the measure, known as the Schumer-Rubio bill after the New York Democrat and Florida Republican pushing it, already offers 11 million illegal aliens instant amnesty. A nonpartisan group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration into the U.S., discovered the provision in the course of dissecting the monstrous legislation, which at last count...
  • McCain, Schumer Say Gun Control Will Get Another Vote This Year

    04/26/2013 6:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made on April 25, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) both said they were saddened gun control didn't pass on April 17 but assured reporters the measures would be brought up for another vote some time this year. "I think we will bring the bill back before the end of the year... lots of Senators who thought it was safe to vote against it [on April 17] because of the intensity [pro-gun groups] are not so sure anymore," Schumer said. Schumer said the intensity for gun control has increased since the failed vote for gun control...
  • Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

    04/25/2013 2:23:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground.According to the Politico, in super secret “high-level, confidential talks”, Harry Reid, John Boehner, the Obama administration, and other lawmakers are working to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.They want to rush it through, probably sneaking it through on some other legislation that no one cares about, and get it all done before anyone can say anything about it.If the Republican Party leadership in Congress goes along with this ride, there will need to be a new...
  • Fred Barnes: Immigration Reform Is Starting to Roll

    04/25/2013 4:08:12 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 54 replies
    WSJ Opinion ^ | 4-24-2013 | Fred Barnes
    Sen. Lindsey Graham predicts 70 votes for the 'Gang of Eight' bill with Marco Rubio on board.It is rare in Washington for the trend lines on a controversial issue to come together as favorably as they have for immigration reform. Public support is roughly around 70%, according to various polls, with Gallup having it at 72%. Senate Republicans blocked an overhaul of immigration laws in 2007 but now a substantial bloc of Republicans, alarmed by the GOP's shrunken share of the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election, are eager to enact "comprehensive" reform legislation. For their part, Hispanic groups recognize...
  • Video: Disgusted ICE head finally faces down Gang of 8

    04/25/2013 4:30:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | April 25, 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    "Lawmaking in our nation has indeed taken a strange twist. Senators invite illegal aliens to testify before Congress…but American citizens working as law enforcement officers within our nation’s broken immigration system are purposely excluded from the process and prohibited from providing input".
  • Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption

    04/24/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-24-2013 | BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN | 4/24/13 9:49 PM EDT Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said. The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from...
  • Reid Likens Tea Party To Anarchists, Says "Government Is Not Inherently Bad...

    04/25/2013 3:37:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    HARRY REID: We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years. When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.
  • Cantor: children of illegal immigrants should get U.S. citizenship

    02/11/2013 1:33:20 AM PST · by DangerZone · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:04pm EST | Andy Sullivan
    A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months. Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Congress could make quick progress on immigration if lawmakers agreed to give citizenship to children - an idea he opposed when it came up for a vote in 2010 as the DREAM Act. "The best place to begin, I think, is with the...
  • You Will Get Health Insurance at DMV—Literally (It’s in the Bill)

    10/14/2009 1:42:26 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies · 1,155+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/14/2009 | Terrance P Jeffrey
    The most revelatory passage in the so-called “plain English” version of the health care bill that the Senate Finance Committee approved on Tuesday (without ever drafting the actual legislative language) says that in the future Americans will be offered the convenience of getting their health insurance at the Department of Motor Vehicles. This is no joke. If this bill becomes law, it will be the duty of the U.S. secretary of health and human services or the state governments overseeing federally mandated health-insurance exchanges to ensure that you can get your health insurance at the DMV. You also will be...
  • Threats Followed FBI Search of Congressman's Office

    05/28/2006 6:35:29 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 374 replies · 5,614+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Saturday, May 27, 2006 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — The constitutional showdown that followed the FBI's search of a congressman's office came down to this: The House threatened budgetary retaliation against the Justice Department. Justice officials raised the prospect of resigning. That scenario, as described Saturday by a senior administration official, set the stage for President Bush's intervention into the fight over the FBI's search of the office of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., an eight-term lawmaker being investigated on bribery allegations. During contentious conversations between the Department of Justice and the House, top law enforcement officials indicated that they'd rather quit than return documents FBI agents, armed...