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.Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook
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…Share on Facebook
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.”Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook
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…..Share on Facebook
“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.”Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook
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?Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook