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Live-Blogging Obama’s Immigration Speech

Well, I should confess something up-front. I found the president’s peroration deeply moving as an immigrant myself who has experienced a little of the fear and insecurity that being in some way on the wrong side of the immigration services can incur. The paradox of living somewhere and building a life and knowing that it […]

Why Is Obamacare Unpopular?

Bill Gardner reviews research on the question: Jon Krosnick, Wendy Gross, and colleagues at Stanford and Kaiser ran large surveys to measure public understanding of the ACA and how it was associated with approval of the law. They found that accurate knowledge about what’s in the bill varied with party identification: Democrats understood the most […]

Face Of The Day

Ben Guefrache Fatma of Tunisia, a contestant of the Miss World Muslimah 2014, during a practice session before the final round at Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on November 20, 2014. Around 25 finalists take a part in the 4th Muslim World contest. By Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images.

How Seriously Should We Take Christie?

Compared to most other GOP presidential contenders, Christie isn’t well liked by Republicans: Despite such numbers, Mark Leibovich sees the logic of a Christie run: There is a theory in presidential politics that electorates will gravitate to the candidate who represents the biggest departure from the incumbent, especially if they have grown weary of that […]

The Best Judge Of SCOTUS

He has no formal legal training: Jacob Berlove, 30, of Queens, is the best human Supreme Court predictor in the world. Actually, forget the qualifier. He’s the best Supreme Court predictor in the world. He won FantasySCOTUS three years running. He correctly predicts cases more than 80 percent of the time. … I told [law […]

We Might Be Over Ebola, But Ebola Isn’t Over, Ctd

The latest YouGov poll illustrates how quickly Americans have moved on from freaking out about the disease and the government’s response to it, indicating that media sensationalism and partisan politics infected far more Americans than Ebola ever will: Republicans have exhibited the greatest change. At the end of October, 67% of Republicans said the government […]

Quotes For The Day

“The framers of our Constitution, wary of the dangers of monarchy, gave the Congress tools to rein in abuses of power. They believed if the president wants to change the law, he cannot act alone; he must work with Congress. He may not get everything he wants, but the Constitution requires compromise between the branches. […]

Yglesias Award Nominee

“The reasons for rethinking the intervention go beyond Libya itself. I had placed a great deal of emphasis on the demonstration effects of an intervention. My hope had been that the intervention would act to restrain other autocrats from unleashing deadly force against protesters and encourage wavering activists to push forward in their demands for […]

The Tweet That Backfired

Image from #Rochester — Emily Thornberry MP (@EmilyThornberry) November 20, 2014 It’s a very big day in British politics, as the polls close in the Rochester by-election, where the anti-immigrant and anti-EU party, UKIP, is poised to score another huge victory over the Tories in what should be a supremely safe Conservative seat. But […]

Ferguson On Edge

Protesters were arrested last night. And a court decision could drop tomorrow: The grand jury hearing evidence on the Michael Brown shooting is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session, and a decision on whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson could come the same day, law enforcement officials briefed on the […]

Marriage Equality Update

It comes from a reader this time: I just thought I’d pass a note that earlier today, the Supreme Court blocked a final effort by South Carolina’s Attorney General in requesting a delay in the issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Today at noon, South Carolina became the first state in the Deep South […]

The Payoff Of Amnesty

Alex Nowrasteh claims that the “economic impact of this legalization will be positive”: In the wake of the 1986 Reagan amnesty, wages for legalized immigrants increased – sometimes by as much as 15 percent – because legal workers are more productive and can command higher wages than illegal workers.[i] Being legal also allows these immigrants […]

Jim Webb Throws His Hat In The Ring

He launched a presidential exploratory committee. Tim Murphy quips that Webb’s announcement video “looks like it was filmed by the people who make commercials for personal-injury attorneys.” Regardless, Larison is pleased by the news: Assuming that Webb is able to drum up some substantial support in the coming months, his entry into the race should […]

Quote For The Day

“I wish that all nations may recover and retain their independence; that those which are overgrown may not advance beyond safe measures of power, that a salutary balance may be ever maintained among nations, and that our peace, commerce, and friendship, may be sought and cultivated by all. It is our business to manufacture for […]

Heads Up

I’ll be live-blogging the president’s speech at 8 pm tonight, and we’ll be covering other reactions and the general debate thereafter. Tune in.

This Is Your Grandma On Drugs

Well, weed, to be precise. And look at how their lives fell apart as soon as they touched it..:

Is Another Shutdown Brewing? Ctd

Lauren Fox reports on the thinking of Republicans: Many rank-and-file Republicans see an upcoming funding bill that must pass by Dec.11 as the party’s best shot to stop Obama from implementing his immigration plan. Boehner has signaled that “no option” is off the table, and more than 60 House Republicans have already sent a letter […]

Uber Creepy

I’ve long been a fan of Uber. As someone who doesn’t know how to drive, it’s been a godsend. The cab industry deserves all the competition it can get. It empowers individual entrepreneurs and uses technology in ways that improve everyone’s lives. But it sure does appear that the company’s management is more than a […]

What Do Americans Want On Immigration?

Aaron Blake tries to square the circle: While polling has long shown a clear and strong majority of Americans support a path to citizenship, some recent polls have shown far less support for legal status. While the NBC/WSJ poll shows Americans oppose legal status 48-39, a Washington Post-ABC News poll in September showed Americans opposed […]

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