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Nancy Pelosi floats new strategy to pressure GOP on immigration

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With the fall window for enactment of a big immigration overhaul closing rapidly, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has come up with a new strategy to force House Republicans to bring legislation to the floor. An aide familiar with the strategy said the Pelosi plan is to introduce a bipartisan bill nearly identical to the   [Read More]

Battle of the excerpts: Obama vs. Rubio vs. Rand Paul

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In case you want the Cliff’s Notes version of tonight’s State of the Union (and the GOP and Tea Party responses), we are pleased to present you with excerpts released by each of the speakers. First up, President Obama: “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – [...] [Read More]
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New effort to increase visas for tech workers as high as 300,000

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The tech industry, one of the most powerful players in the immigration debate, threw down its marker Tuesday with a bipartisan stand-alone bill to increase H-1B visas for skilled workers from 65,000 to 115,000 with an escalator that could bring total visas to 300,000 a year. Silicon Valley has been chafing under H-1B caps since [...] [Read More]

Some New Year’s Resolutions for prominent politicians

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Happy 2013, everyone! While I’ll be celebrating New Year’s Day with my annual open house (you’re invited), our elected officials are nursing a case of fiscal-cliff hangover. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions for the powerful and dysfunctional: President Obama: Invite the other children over to your house more often. John Boehner: Smoke more. Worry [...] [Read More]

Rubio advocates for comprehensive effort, not bill, on immigration

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“This will take a while. There is not a magic solution to this. I believe we have to do it and I believe we can do it,” Rubio said. [Read More]