Tee-daa..... As Hans von Spakovsky concluded earlier in the week: In short, while Reagan and Bush worked closely with Congress to implement the comprehensive legislation that Congress had passed (in the case of Reagan) or would pass shortly thereafter (in the case of Bush), Obama is bypassing Congress entirely. Show More Summary
EVEN THOUGH KILLER MIKE BELIEVES THAT "AMERICA IS A 'RACIST NATION' " - THE FACT THAT HE WOULD NEVER WRITE A SONG AGAINST "PRESIDENT OBAMA" AND THE "ATTACKS BY THE US GOVERNMENT" ON HIS WATCH - DOESN'T REGISTER WITH HIM AS EVIDENCE THAT...Show More Summary
Via Reason, this is from the debate before the Texas primary, answering a question from an audience member about whether "the children of illegal aliens should be allowed to attend Texas public schools free":Transcript at the link. I...Show More Summary
There's a lot to see in this interview with Chris Hayes and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), but I want you to pay special close attention to the part of the segment where Hayes asks about Reagan's amnesty. And you really must watch it, too, because...Show More Summary
The right wing went predictably nuts over President Obama’s immigration speech Thursday night, but they particularly keyed in on the President’s use of biblical scripture in his address. Toward the end of the speech, the President made this reference, from Exodus 23-9: “Are we a nation that kicks out a striving, hopeful immigrant like Astrid, [...]
Today's date is November 21, 2014. Illustrating Peggy Noonan's newspaper column today is a photo of Ronald Reagan's funeral. Ronald.. sweet Ronald... Peggy hath not forgotten you. Read more...
Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration -- and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. Show More Summary
President Obama is offering temporary reprieve from prosecution to families of undocumented immigrants. But while conservative heads are exploding now, they were silent when Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush took even bolder action. For, what these Republicans offered was permanent amnesty, not just a temporary reprieve that could be turned back by Congress or [...]
Here's the NYT right now:
Then despite the latest forecast of Obama unleashing hell by doing what Reagan once did the world did not end last night.
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Name an issue, foreign or domestic, and Republicans will turn to the holy ghost of Ronald Reagan for wisdom and guidance. But for two of the biggest controversies in the news this week—immigration and torture—conservatives won't like...Show More Summary
You had Iron Butterfly, there remains Iron Maiden, but now we have Iron Reagan, who you may be unfamiliar with but have been around since 2012. They have a new video from their Relapse Records album The Tyranny Of Will, help yourself to a serving of “I Won’t Go”.
Debating George H.W. Bush in 1980, Ronald Reagan announced his intentions on undocumented immigrants. Reagan said, “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally,” he said. Now read this:Republican Senator: ‘You Could See Violence’ After Obama Immigration Announcement [...]
The following statement was made by then-President Ronald Reagan on July 30, 1981: Our nation is a nation of immigrants. More than any other country, our strength comes from our own immigrant heritage and our capacity to welcome those from other lands. No free and prosperous nation can by itself...
The Times’s Sam Tanenhaus explains government efforts to keep immigrants out of the country and links President Reagan’s amnesty for Latino Americans to today’s debate.
(Paul Mirengoff) Tonight, President Obama will override Congress and effectively declare amnesty for at least several million illegal immigrants. As Scott has noted, Obama himself has repeatedly said that he lacks the constitutional power to make this move. Show More Summary
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 […]
American Spirit / Shutterstock.com By Ted Cruz's logic, Ronald Reagan is "lawless," "defiant," and "angry." Tonight at 5 pm Seattle time, President Obama will announce his plan to fix "our broken immigration system" through executive orders. Show More Summary