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  • Republicans can't duck role in crafting immigration reform

    Comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue and much needed. The possibilities of the U.S. House of Representatives considering such a bill to reconcile with the one passed by the Senate this year are all but nil. The only possible solution is for President Barack Obama to keep his promise and enact the changes needed by executive order.
  • In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

    DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning...

    Durbin proposes 1 TV debate; Oberweis wants more

     Durbin proposes 1 TV debate; Oberweis wants more
    State Sen. Jim Oberweis, who won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate this year without facing his opponent in a single televised debate, found himself on the other side of that issue Wednesday as Sen. Dick Durbin agreed to meet him in just one TV...

    August election postmortem – Yawn if you voted

    Sorting out Tuesday's Palm Beach County election results: Winner: Charlie Crist. It doesn't matter what party label he wears or how he flip-flops … uh, evolves on key issues — Crist is living proof of the power of likeability in politics. The...

    In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

    WASHINGTON The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration's objectivity in handling the study's public...