- 10:28 am Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday thrust itself into the midst of a political battle over immigration, as the Justices agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s plan to allow 4-5 million people now living illegally in the United States, to gain a legal status.
Without comment, the Court agreed to hear a legal challenge from 26 states – spearheaded by Texas – that has put the President’s plan on hold for almost a year.
“In deciding to hear this case, the Supreme Court recognizes the importance of the separation of powers,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in [More]
- 8:33 pm Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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A day after NBC drew over 10 million viewers for a debate among Democrats running for President, the Republican National Committee officially stripped NBC of its role in hosting a GOP debate planned for late February in Texas, awarding that debate instead to CNN.
The move was seen as retaliation for the performance of debate moderators at CNBC, who were ridiculed by the GOP candidates for their work at a debate in Boulder, Colorado in late October.
“The Republican National Committee has decided to move forward without NBC’s participation in the February debate in Houston, Texas,” said RNC Chair Reince Priebus in [More]
- 9:16 am Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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In the last debate before the first votes are cast in both Iowa and New Hampshire, the Democratic Party front runners jabbed at each other throughout a lively Sunday night NBC debate in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dueled on guns, health care, and more.
There didn’t seem to be any magic moments for either Clinton, Sanders or Martin O’Malley in this debate, though each side made the case for why their candidate did the best.
On health care, Clinton found fault with a new plan from Sanders – it had been unveiled just hours before the debate [More]
- 9:04 am Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
After tangling with Ted Cruz in last week’s Republican debate, Donald Trump amplified his attacks on his main GOP rival this weekend, but one of those efforts actually drew boos from some conservative activists, as the Trump campaign took on an increasingly negative tone.
“He’s a nasty guy,” Trump said of Cruz on the ABC show, “This week.”
“Nobody likes him,” Trump added.
On Saturday, Trump also zeroed in on Cruz.
“I mean, you give a campaign contribution to Ted Cruz and you get whatever the hell you want,” Trump told a Tea Party gathering in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
But that attack quickly drew [More]