This is Going to Piss Off Ted Cruz’s Dad

Not to mention little Marco Rubio. But America’s policy toward Cuba makes no sense, and these reforms are long overdue. There will be a hew and cry from the old guard in Miami, from FOX, and from the far rightwing, but since when have they been on the sensible side of issues?

Obama Hijacks the Show but Colbert Report Pulls No Punches

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive If you missed it, watch the revamped segment Colbert calls, “The Word,” but which Obama called, “The Decree.” The president out-deadpans the deadpanner himself.

Poll: 89% Latinos Support Obama’s Executive Order

89%

Percentage of American Latinos who support Pres. Obama’s executive order that defers deportation of undocumented family members of of legal U.S. residents, according to a new poll from Latino Decisions. “This is the most unified we have seen Latino public opinion on any issue,” Matt Barreto, a pollster for the organization, said.

Obama: Pass a Bill Already

Pass a bill. You don’t need me to call a vote to pass a bill. Pass a bill.

— President Obama, quoted by the New York Times, urging Republicans to vote on the bipartisan immigration reform bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate.

Republicans Warn That Immigration Order Will Foment Anarchy and Violence among Their Base – Obama Tells Them, ‘Pass a Bill’

Last night Pres. Obama unveiled his executive order to defer the deportations of 4.4 million undocumented residents, allow spouses of green-card holders to apply for legal status, make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to get visas and more. Today, predictably, Republicans are in full lather trying to shift public attention away from the fact that […]

Obama Unveils Executive Order on Immigration Reform

Here are highlights of Pres. Obama’s executive order on immigration reform from the Washington Post:

Impeachable? Here Are 18 Immigration Executive Orders Issued by Recent Republican Presidents
Presidents Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush all altered immigration law by executive action, yet none were impeached

Republicans claim that that Pres. Obama’s plan to establish temporary legal status for undocumented immigrants by executive order is illegal. Read the full report from the American Immigration Council: Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present They have issued a series of threats against the president if he signs the order to stand up the […]

Too Soon? Obama Comes Out Swinging After Midterm Elections

Republicans, in a new twist,* are outraged

Poll Finds 64% Tea Party Support for Impeaching Pres. Obama
Support among more liberal Republicans is 50%

A poll from Democracy Corps found that the Republican base supports impeaching Pres. Obama by a two-to-one margin. The poll did not ask what high crime or misdemeanor tea partyists believe the president is guilty of, but presumably it is “presidenting while black.” Congressional tea party boss Ted Cruz routinely bullied House Speaker John Boehner, […]

Sure, Obama’s Approval Rate Is Down in NC, But GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis’ Is Only 1 Point Higher

42% – 43%

Approval ratings in North Carolina of Pres. Obama and GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate Thom Tillis, respectively, according to a poll released Oct. 31 by CNN/ORC International. The poll found a 49-48 percent favorable/unfavorable rating for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, the incumbent. The unfavorable rating for Tillis, who is also assembly leader, was 50 percent. Hagan holds a slight lead over Tillis, 48-46 percent, in the poll.

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