Spotlight: The House GOP’s underwhelming response to a crisis

The House GOP’s underwhelming response to a crisis >by Steve Benen |07/29/14 01:00 PM| Re-Post | Three weeks ago, President Obama presented a pretty credible solution to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S./Mexico border. The White House requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding that would build detention centers, add immigration judges, and beef up border security, all while expediting deportations to discourage an additional influx. A week later, asked if […]

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Spotlight: Michigan Senate race a rare bright spot for Democrats

Michigan Senate race a rare bright spot for Democrats     >by Benjy Sarlin | 07/28/14 01:17 PM| Re-Post 07/29/2014 | MUSKEGON, Mich. – As President Obama’s second term has struggled, the talk all year has been of another Democratic shellacking. Will it be merely a good year for the Republicans or a historic year? How far will this anticipated GOP tidal wave extend? The answer, so far, is short of […]

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