Tag Archives: Immigration

This week’s Herald column: sorry Marco, Ted Cruz is the right’s new Hispanic darling

A day late on this post, in which I lay out why Ted Cruz is the right’s new darling.

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This week’s Herald column: Jeb makes his move on Rubio

Aside from the rumors of Jeb’s eye-rolling response to Time’s Rubio Jesus “savior” cover, I spied signs that Jeb has had enough of watching his protege bask in the 2016 preview glow. His book drop was awkward, to be sure, … Continue reading

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John McCain is constantly morphing, yet consistently testy, immigration edition

I will freely admit that I don’t understand John McCain. The irascible Arizona Senator, who has made a career out of being nasty to anyone who opposes him (nastier still to anyone who beats him — just as George W. … Continue reading

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Ask a simple question …

Mitt Romney simply cannot answer the question of whether he’d reverse President Obama’s landmark executive order on immigration, because he has no position on the issue. Not until the conservative base he is terrified of clears one for him. Steve … Continue reading

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Gingrich: poor kids don’t work unless it’s ‘illegal’ and tracking immigrants should be like UPS

Newt Gingrich has ideas. He’s an “idea man,” or so the Washington inner core keeps telling us. And of course, no one believes in the brilliance of Newt Gingrich more than Newt himself. Watch and learn, as he opines on … Continue reading

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Uh oh… more discrepancies in Rubio’s exile story

This, as they say, is not good.

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Up for debate: could Obama ‘pull a Bush’ on debt ceiling, DREAM Act?

It’s a common meme among the “professional left” that President Obama is just like George W. Bush when it comes to economic and foreign policy. But could that meme, if true, be helpful to the president on two key issues?

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Warning sign? Haridopolos gets no love at tea party event

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos is hoping to have the tea party movement on his side as he runs for the U.S. Senate. But a failed immigration bill may be dragging him down.

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Things fall apart: FL tea party feeling ignored on immigration

Sure, the right wing Republican Florida legislature did the tea party’s bidding by giving away the state’s high speed rail money. And they’re getting busy gutting public education, forcing teachers into the unemployment line, privatizing Medicaid, drug testing hated public … Continue reading

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FL Republican Senator on Arizona-style immigration bill: who will pick my blueberries?

Florida Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander wants to get an Arizona-style immigration bill passed this session. Rick Scott campaigned on it. The tea party is demanding it, and J.D. is nothing if not accommodating.  But since the Senator is also … Continue reading

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