Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform in El Paso

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 12:47 pm

The President’s remarks on immigration reform, happening live from El Paso, Texas right now, reflect a return to promises made during the 2008 campaign, with the experience of a Presidency that has focused on border and workplace enforcement and deportations more than building the coalition for reform. I’m going to put the entire, 3,300-plus word [...]

Wherein Steny Hoyer Gets Cordially Invited to Shut It

By: Monday September 27, 2010 7:05 am

If the Democrats lose the House in the midterm elections, their top public official in the lower chamber could well become Steny Hoyer. Traditionally, Speakers of the House do not become backbenchers after losing their gavel in a partisan changeover. So if Nancy Pelosi follows suit, and even if she doesn’t, it’s more than possible [...]

Rep. Judy Chu: “The lone day Mr. Colbert spent in the fields gave him a better understanding of this issue than many people covering this story”

By: Friday September 24, 2010 5:16 pm

Rep. Judy Chu, the last member of Congress to question Stephen Colbert during a hearing on migrant farm workers and an AgJobs bill, took issue with the media hand-wringing over the comedian’s in-character testimony, saying instead that he brought an important message to Congress and did a far better job covering the issue than any [...]

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