Tag Archives: John Boehner

The US Congress, Israel and the Middle East

Congress's embrace of Israel may result in the scuttling of the nuclear negotiations and worsening relations with Iran that could result in widening turmoil, war and terrorism throughout the Middle East, including the strategic Persian Gulf, especially Afghanistan, in addition to Central Asia.

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4 Reasons Why A Travel Ban Won’t Solve the Ebola Crisis

Banning flights from Ebola-stricken countries sounds like a logical step to contain the spread of an outbreak that’s been spiraling out of control in West Africa for months. But the policies that give people a sense of security aren’t always the ones that get the best results from a global health perspective.

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Beyond Republicans’ Anti-immigration Agenda

Though Congress can enact permanent immigration legislation, House Speaker John Boehner and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte have repeatedly pushed forward an anti-immigration agenda in the House to stop the expansion of the President’s 2012 executive action known as DACA program. The atmosphere is equally toxic in the Senate where every Republican senator voted in support of a failed effort to prevent new DACA applicants.

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Why Republicans Should Support Immigration Reform

Five months into 2014, as most candidate filing deadlines and even some primaries have passed, it is clear that being pro-immigration reform is not a risky endeavor for Republicans. In fact, supporting immigration reform is proving to be essential for Republican candidates to attract voters in several key states.

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The Different Immigration Reform Visions

Five months ago, the Senate took a historic step toward enacting immigration reform with a path to citizenship by passing S.744 — the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act — with a bipartisan supermajority. Unfortunately, the House has still not brought immigration legislation to the floor. But while many have rushed to pronounce immigration reform “dead,” House leadership …

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Asia Gets on With it While America’s Out of Play

Of course President Obama had no choice but to stay at home. It is certainly not his fault that the interests of the United States and its friends have been so seriously damaged by the lack of respect that has emerged in American politics for the core institutions and principles of its great democratic state. The culpability for this latest …

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