WASHINGTON — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border.
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The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, The Clarion-Ledger.
A strong defense
Coming amid a fight in Congress about money to deal with a surge in illegal immigration, President Barack Obama’s meeting today with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador smacks of political theater.
WASHINGTON — Darrell Issa is about to reach a regrettable milestone.
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don’t-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. His agenda, however, was to change his party’s national brand.
The world according to cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators Syndicate.
A very small airplane rose over the Gaza Strip last week. It entered Israeli airspace and sped toward the coastal city of Ashdod. Then a Patriot missile blew it up.
The world according to Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate.
End ‘pot’ prohibition
WASHINGTON — The thing about him is, he just keeps going.
The states of Colorado and Washington ushered in what is likely to be a continuing trend when voters approved ballot measures legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in November 2012. Both states started implementing the laws this year.
The world according to cartoonist Steve Breen, Creators Syndicate.
WASHINGTON — It was one of those important-but-dull hearings that don’t even get broadcast on C-SPAN 3.
As is now well known, the children and families flowing across the U.S.-Mexican border are arriving for two interrelated reasons. One factor is a loophole in a 2008 immigration law that gives minors a relatively better shot at remaining in the U.S. after enduring a certain amount of legal and administrative processing.