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Monday | CNN

Maybe immigration reform isn't dead after all

Conventional political wisdom suggests that immigration reform in a midterm election year has a snowball's chance in July of getting any traction.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Illegal Immigration

Monday | Roll Call

Flood Insurance Vote Underscores Need for National Mitigation Strategy | Commentary

After abandoning the reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program it proposed in 2012, the need for Congress to develop a national mitigation strategy has taken on renewed urgency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Representative Dennis Ross

Monday | Sunshine State News

Politically Connected Florida Doctor Rakes in $21 Million in Medicare Payments

A South Florida doctor with campaign finance ties to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., took in a whopping $20.8 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis of physician data released by the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Medicare, Health, Florida, Robert Menendez, Democrat, US Senate

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Free Republic

Will Republican Push Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections?

I wish I knew what was in the water that the Republican leadership is drinking so we can administer a counteragent.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Illegal Immigration

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Morning Plum: Republicans flirt with engaging in constructive policy-making

As I've been arguing here , one of the central questions of the moment is this: Is there any set of terms and conditions under which a sizable bloc of House Republicans can accept some form of legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country? A new Wall Street Journal report suggests Republicans may be grappling with this ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Entertainment, Television

The Washington Post

Wonkbook: Dona t count out immigration reform just yet

Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog's morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click here .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Free Republic

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Europe, World News, 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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, World News

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Kathy Castor, Democrat, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, Representative Dennis Ross

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Politico

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Representative Joe Garcia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, John Boehner, Senator Mike Lee

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.'

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Related Topix: Representative Leonard Lance, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, Frank LoBiondo, US News, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives

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.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Central America, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frederica Wilson, Democrat, Drugs

EDGE

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.

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Related Topix: Representative Leonard Lance, US Politics, Frank LoBiondo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jim Gerlach, John Boehner, Representative Mike Coffman

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Politico

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Luis Gutierrez, Republican

Washington Times

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Politico

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.

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Related Topix: Representative Tom Reed, Representative Leonard Lance, US Politics, Frank LoBiondo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jim Gerlach

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, National Mall, US National Parks, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WMDT

'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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Fidel Castro, US House of Representatives, Representative Albio Sires, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Republican

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