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Few Undocumented Immigrants Qualify for Military Exception Under New Rules

Monday, July 02, 2012

When President Barack Obama spoke in the Rose Garden announcing a new immigration policy last month, he referred to young undocumented immigrants who “are already making contributions,” such as “serving in our military, protecting us and our freedom.”

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Opinion: How to Target Swing Voters After Health Care Decision

Monday, July 02, 2012

Swing voters didn't like what the Democrats were doing when they had the Senate, House and White House, we don't like what the Republicans have done with their expanded minority the last year and a half either.

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Post-Ruling, Obama Takes GOP Line on Jobs as Romney Vows Repeal

Thursday, June 28, 2012

President Obama used one of the GOP’s favorite talking points against them in the wake of Thursday’s landmark Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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What the Health Care Decision Means for the 2012 Elections

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This decision completely alters the narrative of Obama’s presidency. This legislative achievement was the policy priority where the president chose to invest his significant post-election political capital with a Democratic Congress. It wasn't Social Security. It wasn't the tax code. It wasn't immigration reform. It was health care.

And the Supreme Court has let him keep it.

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Chat Transcript: Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision today affirms the constitutionality of Barack Obama's signature health care law and the individual mandate that was at the heart of the case.

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Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Obama Health Law

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Debt in State Government Hits Fever Pitch

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

At the state level, exploding fiscal debt comes as Washington is on a to dramtically cut discretionary domestic spending on local aid.

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To Latino Leaders, Obama Blasts GOP for Blocking Immigration Reform

Friday, June 22, 2012

Recalcitrant Republicans, not his administration, are to blame for the limited movement on immigration reform during his presidency, President Barack Obama argued in a fiery speech to Latino political leaders on Friday.  

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Opinion: How Liberals Must Take Back the Dream

Friday, June 22, 2012

Progressives like to envision we are pushing forward a positive agenda, but we are increasingly finding ourselves in the position of pushing back: against policy assaults from the right-wing, an uncompromising Tea Party-controlled GOP and a flood of corporate money swamping democracy.

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Romney Offers 'Path to Legal Status' for Undocumented Who Serve in Military

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Thursday afternoon Mitt Romney told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials that he would support allowing young illegal immigrants a “path to legal status” if they serve in the United States military.

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The Takeaway

America's Changing Stance on Global Warming

Thursday, June 21, 2012

For as long as we can remember, America has been leading the charge against global warming. But at yesterday's Rio+20 Earth Summit, the President was conspicuously absent. And with the world economy taking up all the front pages, global warming has taken a back seat. 

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Graphic: How Romney Out-Raised Obama Despite Gay Marriage Bump

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama's fundraising surged on the day he announced his support for same-sex marriage. But Romney supporters opened their wallets when their candidate's history at Bain Capital came into play.

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Campaign Fundraising Reaching New Heights

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Super PACs have raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars so far this year. Anna Sale, politics reporter for WNYC's It's a Free Country, explains the new planet of the presidential campaign "cash rush."

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Opinion: Remember - Before Obamacare, Healthcare Was Terrible

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In case you forgot, before Obamacare you had the “freedom” to choose which insurance company would inevitably reject some, most, or all of your medical bills when you got sick or injured.

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DREAMers Celebrate Obama Immigration Announcement

Friday, June 15, 2012

The announcement was greeted with jubilation by the immigration activist community in New York City.

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Pres. Obama Visits WTC Site

Thursday, June 14, 2012

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama got a first hand look at the skyscraper being built at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Opinion: Radical Preachers are the GOP's Problem, Not Obama's

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Reverend Wright’s “radical beliefs” have resulted in no policy decisions whatsoever from the Obama White House. You cannot say the same thing about the beliefs of the religious right and their influence in the GOP.

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Opinion: Florida's Shady History of Denying Justice

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When Florida starts "purging" its voter rolls, there is reason to worry.

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Rev. Cynthia L. Hale on Race Relations Since Obama

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When he ran for President, then-Senator Barack Obama campaigned on the promise of hope. For many, that hope meant a post-racial era, one when an African-American man could lead a country with a sordid racial history. The Reverend Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, senior pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia, doesn't think America is past racism but has hope for the future.

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Opinion: Without Government, the Private Sector Would Shrivel

Monday, June 11, 2012

There are huge chunks of the American economy that would also shrink and die off without public spending.

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