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The Washington Post
Wonkbook: Dona t count out immigration reform just yet
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix
Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Huffington Post
The European Union's 16th Century Predecessor
A few days ago, my friend Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida asked me which cities I would recommend he sees if he gets a chance to visit Poland.
The Washington Post
Diaz-Balart: If we dona t move on immigration, Obama will go it alone
A leading Latino Republican is warning that if the GOP-controlled House does not move on immigration reform by the August recess, Obama will employ executive action to ease deportations on his own - making any legislative reform politically impossible until at least 2017.
Creative Loafing Tampa
Kathy Castor doesn't see Republicans moving on comprehensive immigration reform for years
Politico is reporting that House Democrats intend to target 30 House Republicans over the next couple of weeks who have expressed previous support for some sort of immigration reform.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Dems target 30 House GOPers
House Democrats are rolling out a new strategy to target 30 House Republicans on immigration reform during the two-week congressional recess, marking a last-ditch effort to force GOP action on a legislative overhaul.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
How lawmakers are spending spring break
It's a two-week period that gives lawmakers a chance to reconnect with family and constituents before a typically heavier workload hits in the early summer.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Seattle Gay News
Seventh Republican backs ENDA - Americans for Workplace Opportunity...
'In the workplace, in 2014, we should judge employees the way we would want to be judged - based on our qualifications, our contributions and by our character, period.'
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Miami Herald
Progress report on Haiti from S. Florida Members of Congress
Two weeks ago, we returned from a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Haiti.
And Coffman Makes Seven: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor
The Employment Non Discrimination Act , currently stalled in the Republican lead House of Representatives due to lack of support by Speaker John Boehner and GOP lawmakers, gained a new ally Wednesday when Colorado Repubican Rep. Mike Coffman announced his support for the legislation.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Pelosi's immigration reform road show
Nancy Pelosi is harnessing the same level of energy to push immigration reform that she brought to her biggest legislative achievement when she ran the House: the health care overhaul.
Despite trade concerns, Taiwan remains a linchpin in U.S. posturing on China
Thirty-five years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act obligating the U.S. to give the island the means to defend itself against an attack by China , ties today between Washington and Taipei are at an all-time high.
Billionaires push GOP on gay rights
Republican billionaires Paul Singer and Seth Klarman are supporting gay rights activists in a $2.2 million campaign to get the Republican-controlled House to extend workplace protections to the LGBT community.
Ventura County Star
Immigration reform tour heads to Washington today
The Fast 4 Families 30-state bus tour advocating comprehensive immigration reform that left Los Angeles on Feb. 24 is expected to make its final stop on the National Mall Wednesday morning.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
'Cuban Twitter' _overtly political, poking Castros
Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
When Holder Says Congress Can Reclassify Marijuana If It Wants, Is He ...
On Friday, testifying before a subcommitttee of the House Appropriations Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder said he would be "be more than glad to...work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and re-examine how [marijuana] is scheduled."
Why Rick Scott Has A Hispanic Problem -- And Why It's Not Going Away
Worried about his standing among Florida's Hispanic voters in the wake of turmoil over a major Hispanic fundraiser, Gov. Rick Scott is working to resolve image problems in a key segment of the electorate.
President to discuss foreign relations with U.S. scholars, lawmaker
During the April 9 video conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies , Ma will deliver a speech on Taipei-Washington relations and Taiwan's role in the Asian region's security and economy, the ministry said in a statement.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Modesto Bee
New push on immigration bill causes GOP rift
Republican advocates of loosening immigration laws are moving to attach the measure to the annual defense policy bill.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Northern Michigan News
Cuban-Americans react to secret Twitter project
Cuban-Americans are divided over the revelation by The Associated Press that the U.S. government spent millions of dollars to secretly create a "Cuban Twitter" designed to undermine the island's communist government.