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Boehner’s Immigration Bill Halt Will Hurt GOP for Decades

Rachel Kleinfeld, San Francisco Gate “House Speaker John Boehner might go down in history as the next Abraham Lincoln. Or at least Lyndon Johnson. But not in the way he might wish. Like those illustrious presidents, Boehner might have just made a decision that has scuttled his p
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John Boehner Just Put Immigration Reform On Life Support

Greg Sargent, The Washington Post “John Boehner, at a presser just now, just said something that pushed immigration reform closer to death than anything he has said thus far” Full Story
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Immigration Reform Outlook

Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post (blog) “There were some theatrics on Wednesday from liberal immigration reform advocates, claiming the speaker of the House was now refusing to go to conference with the Senate on immigration reform. Immigration reform dead! Really? No.”
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Boehner Rules Out Negotiations on Immigration

Ashley Parker and Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times “Signaling an end to the push for major immigration legislation this year, Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday ruled out negotiations between the House and the Senate on an expansive immigration overhaul similar to one ap
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California House Member Pushes for Immigration Reform This Year

Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times  ”A key California Republican is pushing back against House GOP leaders who say there is not enough time before Congress adjourns this year to consider immigration reform.” Full Story
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Lessons on Immigration in Two Governors’ Races

Julia Preston, The New York Times “Republicans in Congress studying the results from the governors’ elections in New Jersey and Virginia on Tuesday see two starkly different test cases for how the party should move on immigration.” Full Story
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AFL-CIO Targets GOP with Immigration Ad Blitz

Alexander Burns, Politico “The AFL-CIO is poised to launch a high-dollar television campaign assailing House Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform, in an attempt to ensure that the congressional GOP pays a price if it continues to stall on an overhaul of the natio
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Upton: Half of GOP Caucus Backs Immigration Reform

Kyle Balluck, The Hill “Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said he will work to get immigration reform passed in the House, saying “it has to be fixed.”” Full Story  
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Next Hurdle for Republicans – Immigration

Albert R. Hunt, The New York Times “Looming is the immigration debate, which is even more divisive and politically perilous for Republicans. The House leadership is to decide in the next few weeks whether to take up piecemeal measures, with an eye toward an eventual resolution w
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Poll: Issa, McCarthy, McKeon Shouldn’t Fear Immigration Reform Backlash

Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle “A new poll to be released Thursday by America’s Voice that we got our hands on early has a message for McCarthy: It’s OK to support a pathway to citizenship. Your constituents will still love you. The poll’s message to GOP Reps. Darrell Iss
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