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Study: Senate bill could give 1.8 million DREAMers path to citizenship

They are called DREAMers, the young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children, and their dream of citizenship got renewed backing Thursday from two prominent senators. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill, introduced the Dream Act 2017.... Read more»

SCOTUS nomination: What do the polls say America wants?

The Democrat's party line is that two-thirds of Americans believe that Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland deserves a Senate hearing and vote. What do the polls say?... Read more»

Flake joins group pushing to end travel restrictions to Cuba

A bipartisan group of senators, including Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, moved to expand on the president’s overtures toward Cuba, introducing a bill Thursday to lift the ban on American travel to the communist country. ... Read more»1

Factcheck

Romney’s reach on world opinion of U.S.

Mitt Romney said he couldn’t think of a single “major country” that “has greater respect and admiration for America today than it did five years ago when Barack Obama became president.” Although America’s stature worldwide slipped last year, its favorability was still much higher than during the last year of the George W. Bush administration, including in major countries such as France, Germany and Japan, according to the latest polls from the Pew Research Center.... Read more»

Report: F-35 had ineffective oversight

The Pentagon failed to supervise the design and construction of its new fleet of F-35 stealth warplanes adequately, its own auditor concluded on Sept. 30, placing the blame squarely on military brass for performance and safety problems in the largest and most expensive weapons program in history.... Read more»1

On victory drive, soldiers defeated by debt

Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation's military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders who charge high annual percentage rates, sometimes exceeding 400 percent. ... Read more»

Full text: Immigration reform bill

The full text of the immigration reform bill released by the Gang of 8: "Our immigration system is broken and it is time for a national conversation about how to fix it. We believe common-sense immigration reform is vital in order to secure America's borders, advance our economic growth, and provide fuller access to the American dream."... Read more»

Senators: Comprehensive immigration reform coming soon

Immigration reform is near, according to a bipartisan group of senators who say they now agree on basic principles — though it's still unclear what those principles are. A news conference slated for Monday will reportedly address a broad range of immigration issues, including border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States.... Read more»1

Senate weighs state Supreme Court justice’s federal nomination

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz was subjected to only a few light questions Thursday as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered his nomination to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more»

Deportations in '11 set record for 3rd straight year

Immigration officials announced that they deported nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in fiscal 2011, setting a record for a third consecutive year under the Obama administration.... Read more»1

Homeland Security halts deportations of some illegals

The Obama administration has announced that it will stop deporting potentially hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records.... Read more»1

Az students support DREAM Act in Washington

A group of Arizona students went door-to-door asking friends and businesses for funds to help them take a message to Congress: They want to continue their education here in the country they have always known as home. (with video)... Read more»2

Factcheck: Durbin wrong about U.S. debt and China

Sen. Dick Durbin incorrectly claimed that the U.S. borrows money "primarily from China" to fund the federal government. China owns about 8 percent of the total U.S. debt.... Read more»

Biggest budget cut in U.S. history?

Democrats and Republicans alike are making grandiose — and unsupportable — claims that the budget deal contains the biggest spending cut in U.S. history.... Read more»

DREAM Act fact sheet

Congress is set to consider the DREAM Act in the lame duck session. The bill would provide legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children provided they meet strict conditions. The bill, supported across the political spectrum, promotes hard work and the notion that you can be successful no matter where you were born or who your parents are.... Read more»

The New Democrats: A coalition Pharma and Wall Street love

When the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 they promised a new era to end the excesses of what they labeled a Republican "culture of corruption." Today, however, many of the same techniques and tactics are still in use, this time by Democrats. ... Read more»