On May Day 2011, then-New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I) appeared on “Meet the Press” and offered an idea for revitalizing the U.S. economy by letting in all immigrants but requiring that they live in Detroit for five to 10 years.
Looks like Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is shining her Tea Party shoes to prepare for a possible shot at the 2016 GOP vice presidential nomination.
His devotion to internal Republican Party politics has converted him into a suspect figure with declining popularity in his GOP-safe seat.
If a dog won't hunt, change the dog. My father taught me that rule during my first hunting trip. And it holds true for members of Congress, too.
In the aftermath of the Tea Party's hijacking of the Constitution to effect a “shutdown” and threaten the full faith and credit of the United States, President Obama offered Republicans a deal.
No matter how many appearances President Obama makes around the country to talk up immigration reform, the focus on the troubles of HealthCare.gov won't fade until the glitches are gone.
Despite the meeting Wednesday in which House Republicans agreed to ditch the Senate's bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill, there are signs some House Republicans do want to pass something of their own. Whether that will ever mean a conference report that is signed into law is a question for another day.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated his intention not to bring anything to the floor that didn't have a majority of support from his conference, including a conference report. But he said a majority of Republicans wanted to pass reform, so there are indications that without a path to citizenship, something could be possible.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is on course to emerge from the immigration debate stronger than ever, and an immigration bill similar to the Senate bill has at least an even-money chance of becoming law this year.
The longer House Republicans drag on the debate, the greater the cost to the GOP of defeating the bill. I spent years working for House Democratic leaders and believe many pundits do not understand the politics of the House of Representatives.