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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

House Speaker John Boehner cancelled the vote on the legislation designed to help alleviate some of the issues caused by the current border crisis. Among agreements that could not be reached were the amount of requested funding the President said was needed to deal with crisis and changes to the 2008 Child Trafficking law…. More […]

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Deportation of immigrant families has been temporarily halted at a detention center in Artesia, NM due to one contracting chickenpox earlier this week… ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – U.S. border authorities have suspended the processing of undocumented immigrants at a center in New Mexico after one of the detainees was diagnosed with chicken pox, a spokeswoman […]

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The White House is preparing to take on immigration issues with executive orders… WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing […]

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Morning open thread

Oh, look: Another photogenically dead Palestinian! Peter Beinart does a good job of laying out the facts, starting with the myth that Israel ever really left Gaza. This attack on Gaza is deeply depressing, because to me, it’s all too similar to the war fever that infected the U.S. after 9/11, with similar suppression of […]

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Senate candidate Michelle Nunn of Georgia election strategy plan (as of last December) was somehow leaked to the National Review. The Earth moved, I think. Or folks on the Right got a glimpse of how Democrat campaigns work or something… I am still trying to figure out why this is such a big deal… And […]

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David Frum.

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Morning open thread

Comments? The Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its war with Hamas may not be enough, warned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday afternoon. At the request of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Senate Democrats folded $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system into a larger bill that offers $2.7 […]

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Hmm

I just can’t imagine. Can you? WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has gone to court to protect the files of an influential anti-Iran advocacy group, saying they likely contain information the government does not want disclosed. The highly unusual move by the Justice Department raises questions about the connections between the American government and the group, United […]

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Also, Israeli talking points debunked.

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#weknownathan…

I have no idea why anyone would support this crook…. He has sold out our state and has been making big bucks on the side… Though Mother Jones calls his dealings a “low grade scandal” I beg to differ… Bryan Long at Better Georgia Gainesville Salvage – When Nathan Deal was in Congress, the Congressional […]

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