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Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline (
Oil / Climate Change
>In a bit of melodrama, article casts defeat as a “blow to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)” reelection chances. Still, White House indicated it would veto. McConnell will likely try again next Congress.
The Jon Gruber controversy and what it means for Obamacare, explained (
Affordable Care Act
>Good background of “Grubergate” and the reasons it could prove consequential for an upcoming SCOTUS case challenging elements of the ACA
Ukraine Readies for Possible Russian-backed Attack (
Putin / NATO
>Russian troops and equipment have moved into Ukrainian territory, as Kiev readies for “total war.”
Obama’s potential immigration plan could enter uncharted territory (
Immigration Reform / Executive Action
>Congress is figuring how to challenge the president’s decision, but the truth is, short of finally passing their own immigration law, there’s not much they can do.


A line too long: no choice but action on ‘Broken immigration system’

President Obama speaks at Del Sol High School, Las Vegas. Nov. 21, 2014 (

A year ago, according to the State Department, there were 4.3 million people with family sponsored visa requests. The latest bulletin from Foggy Bottom says that the last family visas for siblings it was considering from Mexico were applied for in February, 1997. For married children of U.S. citizens, the last visas approved for Mexicans were applied for in November, 1993. If you are a citizen and want a visa for your sister in the Philippines, the last visas granted were for people who applied in May, 1991!

And just because someone applied for a visa back then doesn’t mean they are next on the list, because only a limited number of employment based and family requested papers are available every year to applicants from each country.

“The idea that the people can simply get in the back of the line is a little bit simplistic in practice,” Madeleine Sumption, a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan immigration policy think tank supported by philanthropic and government policy advocacy groups, told the Fiscal Times, this past spring.

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The Democrats’ mutual denial society

President Obama holds a press conference at the White House after the 2014 midterm  elections, Nov. 5, 2014 (


Broken government comes from a broken electorate

Volunteers at a Democratic field office in DeKalb County, Georgia, use Obama campaign methods to reach out to targeted voters. (PBG/Prose and Thorn)


Michelle Nunn, Jason Carter

Electing Democrats in Georgia eases the path to Liberal Progressivism

Is another 6 years of obstruction what we really need in the Senate?


Nunn’s strength: caring community through corporate involvement


Ebola: Has ‘America lost its mind?’


Voter’s gamble in a casino where election officials rig the game


On the Video

Lava flow crawling through Hawaiian town, disintegrating everything in its growing path (KHNL via CS Monitor)

Cenk Uyger reports on “mafia” politics of Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) fighting charges of corruption with more corruption, targeting Mayday PAC (TYT)

Reassuring confidence from head of NIH on US handling of Ebola (The White House)

I Voted

Michelle Nunn for US Senate

Michelle Nunn for Senate


Got Brains? Need Laughs? The incomparable, independent satire of
Julianna Forlano.


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