Politics The Republicans' deep dive into nativism
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Georgia Republicans look to reconcile the controversial election law and former President Trump while facing another national political limelight.But don’t ask the bespectacled 65-year-old former civil engineer to give out a list of state Republicans he counts as friends as he gears up for reelection next year against a Trump-endorsed primary opponent.
In antimed to coincide with the publication of " ," a collection of paintings and stories about 43 people who enriched their adopted country, George W. Bush recently sought to "humanize the debate" about undocumented immigrants in the United States. The former president also a reform package providing enhanced border security; a pathway to citizenship for individuals in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; and a gradual process (through work and service requirements and proficiency in English) to bring the 11 million adults who entered the United States illegally "out of the shadows."
Marjorie Taylor Greene forced to abandon America First Caucus after Republican outrage
The "American First Caucus" has set out to promote "uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions" Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., conducts a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus outside the Capitol to oppose the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, on Thursday February 25, 2021.
Mr. Bush, who failed to persuade Congress to reform immigration when he was president, is unlikely now to convert a single Republican in the House and Senate. Indeed, his lonely advocacy serves as a grim reminder of the depth of the GOP's decade-long descent into nativism.
Congress, it is worth remembering, came close to enacting a bi-partisan immigration bill in 2013. After Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012, the Republican National Committee conductedTaking note of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the electorate, the that the GOP " "
Kinzinger says fellow Republicans who join America First caucus should lose committees
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said GOP lawmakers who plan on joining the “America First Caucus" should be removed from their committee assignments. A document about the America First Caucus described it as championing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and warning that mass immigration puts the “unique identity” of the USA at risk. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the paper, which was first reported by Punchbowl News, which covers Capitol Hill. © JACQUELYN MARTIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "They don't belong to us," Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., says of the America First Caucus.
A "Gang of Eight" (four Republicans and four Democrats) in the Senatethat would have provided funds for more agents on the border with Mexico, 700 miles of fencing, $3.2 billion in technology upgrades, and a 13-year-long path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. "Unlike other countries," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) declared, "we are not afraid of people coming in here from other places. I support this reform. Not just because I believe in immigrants, but because I believe in America even more."
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Officethat, if signed into law, the bill would reduce the deficit by $470 billion over the next decade, increase tax revenues by $109 billion, create about 120,000 jobs a year, and enhance the solvency of Social Security.
The legislationwith a substantial majority, 68-32: Fourteen Republican Senators, including Rubio, Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsay Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), voted yes.
Republicans split on eve of vote to bring back earmarks
Senate Republicans will vote Wednesday on whether to allow its members to embrace the return of revamped earmarks. © Provided by Washington Examiner The return of pork, or a lean version of it, is exposing divisions among the 50 members of the minority party. Fifteen Senate Republicans, including Sens.
The bill also had sufficient support among Democrats and Republicans to pass in the House; however, as it became clear that, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) invoked the "Hastert Rule" (a dagger to the heart of bi-partisanship which requires a majority of Republicans to support any legislation before it moves to the floor) and on the Senate bill.
In 2021, the Republican autopsy report is a distant memory. Instead of reaching out to ethnic and racial minorities, the "build that wall" wing of the GOP opted to restrict their ability to vote. Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.), who did not get with the program, were purged.
Republicans are virtually certain to filibuster President, which offers an 8-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants (requiring them to pass background checks and pay taxes), eliminates restrictions on family-based immigration, and expands worker visas. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has as "blanket amnesty that would gut enforcement of American laws while creating huge new incentives for people to rush here illegally at the same time." In immigration politics, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) , "comprehensive" has become "a dirty word."
Senate Republicans expected to keep earmark ban
The largely symbolic decision, would come after a majority of House Republicans voted in a secret ballot to back Democrats’ return to earmarking.Multiple senators said the GOP conference is expected to maintain the ban, and it’s unclear if Republicans will even hold a closed-door vote on the issue. No senator is expected to propose an amendment to overturn the prohibition as of Wednesday afternoon.
More significant is the response of Republicans who voted for reform in 2013 (to be administered by President Obama) and are still in the Senate: Susan Collins apparentlysupporting a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers now that "the border is such a disaster." Marco Rubio will for "blanket amnesty for people who are here unlawfully." With John McCain no longer at his side, Lindsay Graham , "God, no. I'm not in support of legalizing one person until you're in control of the border."
A substantial majority of Americans endorse comprehensive reform. A February 2021reveals that 69 percent "strongly" or "somewhat" favor a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The percentage increases to 72 for Dreamers. And 64 percent agree that stimulus checks should be sent to the 16.7 million people who live in mixed-status (U.S. citizen and undocumented immigrant) families.
It's a shame - no, it's a tragedy - that on this issue (and, alas, on so many others) Republicans believe "compromise" is an even dirtier word than "comprehensive."
Glenn C. Altschuler is the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the co-author (with Stuart Blumin) of "."
Housemarque's 30-minute deep dive shows what to expect from 'Returnal' .
In just a few hours the PS5-exclusive title Returnal will be released, but what can players actually expect when they dive into its roguelike world? A 30-minute video posted by Housemarque combines elements of several runs, which gives us the best look yet at what players will experience in the suit of Selene, an explorer who seems to have crashed on a strange alien world. Different biomes will have a different feel, and enemies that approach the player differently. Also, like some other single players games we've seen over the years, the game will occasionally cross over with the experience of other gamers.