Immigration

O-Care takes backseat to Christie

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard talks about how Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) overshadows the problems with ObamaCare in the news. Also, former Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R-Va.) downward spiral.

Repopulate Detroit with immigrants?

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.

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ObamaCare website's woes

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard takes your questions on the ObamaCare website rollout. 

Divide over citizenship is bad news for immigration reform — and Rubio

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. 

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Rubio is right: GOP as party of old conservative white men will lose

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.

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