Breaking….The House will NOT vote on Border Bill….Update…House GOP will try again…

Cruz wants any deal on child migrants and the border to include defunding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA allows unauthorized immigrant students and young adults who’ve been in the US since 2007 to apply for temporary relief from deportation and a work permit. It’s also, in the eyes of Republicans, Exhibit A in the case that President Obama refuses to enforce immigration law.

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House Republicans Vote to Sue President Obama….

The House voted Wednesday to rebuke President Obama by passing a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against his use of executive power.

The 225-201 vote fell along party lines, with five Republicans voting against the measure. No Democrats supported it.

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Open Thread for July 26, 2014…..The Ukraine…Europe…The New Russia…The Old Soviet Union…

Seems like the US President would know that and one hopes he won’t go to far out on a limb for a country that is politically in crisis , is broke, and having problem fighting the separatists and the Russian’s…

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New Healthcare Law Not Liked , but people can live with it…..

“Despite the increase in the share with an unfavorable view of the ACA, a strong majority of the public continues to prefer that their representative in Congress work on improving the law (60 percent) rather than working to repeal and replace it…..

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Immigration lawyers want more time for legal representation for Central American border kids…

“Each of these children desperately fears deportation, and each of them has a…defense,” the filing reads. “But they do not know how to defend themselves under the immigration laws.”

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Hiring up by over 200,000… Jobless rate goes up from 6.1 to 6.2% as more people start looking for jobs….

“As you keep getting more and more job growth, you get more pickup in consumer spending, which will help in turn to drive GDP growth,” Gennadiy Goldberg, U.S. strategist at TD Securities USA LLC in New York, said before the report. “Wages can help a lot of things, including consumer spending, which at the end of the day will help the U.S. economy.”

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Senate Majority Leader Reid polls behind on a 2016 run for re-election….

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s reelection campaign promises to be the premier down-ballot race in 2016. And a new automated poll shows the five-term Democrat faces an uphill battle in convincing Nevada voters to send him back to Washington for six more years.

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The Senate is unable to move a Border Bill….

The failed vote came the same day as a competing funding measure in the Republican-led House collapsed after GOP leaders could not secure enough votes to pass its $659 million bill on the House floor. Republican leaders plan to keep its members in town until some border-funding measure is passed, and GOP lawmakers plan to meet Friday morning to sketch out their next move.

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Since 1990…The US Immigration population has doubled in size….

The implications of this growing immigrant population are promising. Singer shows that during the next four decades, immigrants and their descendants will be responsible for nearly all of the growth in the U.S. labor force, along with starting new businesses, inventing new technologies, and contributing to the overall prosperity of their cities, the country, and the global economy.

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Apple iPhone 6 launch in mid September OR mid October….

The source notes that a senior Store Leader mentioned October 14th as being an “immense” day for Apple, adding that the whole month of October would be very busy for stores and the company itself. Apple is also said to planning a media event for Tuesday, September 16, coming a month ahead of the device’s launch.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/31/14… Renegade NY Democrats already backing off deal to return to fold

NY State Senate: Last month, the renegade Democrats who’ve conspired to hand control of New York’s state Senate to the GOP announced with great fanfare that they’d reached a “deal” to rejoin their mainstream colleagues and return to the fold. Most of the media, a lot of labor unions, and even supposed progressive exponents like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio bought into the hype, but there were plenty of reasons from the get-go to mistrust the Independent Democratic Conference, and now we have full proof of their bad faith.

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Christie and the weak 2016 GOP Presidential Sweepstakes Contestants..

If there were any other Republicans with front-runner potential who were serious about running, Chris Christie would have been toast in the wake of Bridgegate. Instead, he’s still making a serious run for it. And thanks to the fact that the GOP has so little talent at the presidential ranks, he probably still has a shot…..

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Political Roundup for July 31, 2014…Hillary wants the Washington Redskins to change their name…Red Racing Horses

Clinton: Hillary Clinton is obviously making sure to hit every identity politics issue on the Democratic side by demanding the Washington Redskins change their name…..

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Wisconsin Supreme’s uphold Gov Walkers Labor Law and Voter ID Law….

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker’s signature labor legislation Thursday in just one of the three major rulings issued by the court on union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples.

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President Obama does President Clinton…A Growing Economy….

“It’s the best possible legacy item,” said one former senior administration official. “The elections in 2008 and 2012 were all about the economy and if the nation could bounce back after such terrible times. And look, it shows that, not only did we bounce back, but things are going to an even better place, one where a potential predecessor could build a foundation.”

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NY Governor and US Attorney get into slugging match …….

In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s cancellation of his own anticorruption commission, Mr. Bharara has threatened to investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.

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The US needs to adjust to the new Middle East feeling about Hamas….

Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to produce a cease-fire may not have succeeded in bringing the current conflict in Gaza to an end, but they have generated plenty of commentary. Kerry has been lacerated in the Israeli press, even in ostensibly sympathic outlets like the left-wing Haaretz, which headlined a scathing article on his diplomatic endeavors “What was he thinking?

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Air Force acknowledges it takes to long and too much money to acquire weapons systems….

In an acknowledgment that the military may be pricing itself out of business, the Air Force on Wednesday called for a shift away from big-ticket weapon systems that take decades to develop and a move toward high-technology armaments that can be quickly adapted to meet a range of emerging threats.

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