Trump offers support for House GOP immigration bill, but it may not be enough
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Trump offers support for House GOP immigration bill, but it may not be enough

Hours after striking a deal to avoid a messy internal rebellion, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) told Republican lawmakers Wednesday that Trump supports a move to consider a pair of competing bills next week. Later in the day, Trump’s top immigration adviser told a group of conservative lawmakers that the White House is supportive of the more moderate option, which GOP leaders see as the best chance to pass in the House. Continue reading

Immigration Compromise Is Doomed Once Again
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Immigration Compromise Is Doomed Once Again

Anyway, the upshot is that the attempt by the rebels to force a vote on these popular bills—which are also popular with the public—has been put to rest. Instead, we’ll get a vote on a conservative bill that will go down in flames and a moderate bill that will probably get so freighted down with compromise and minutiae that it will fail too. And that will be that. Immigration will live on to provide Republicans with plenty of fearmongering opportunities in the upcoming midterms. And that’s what matters, right? Continue reading

Democrats Are Going to Have Earn the Latino Vote in 2020
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Democrats Are Going to Have Earn the Latino Vote in 2020

The liberal advocacy group Voto Latino announced plans Tuesday to register 1 million new Latino voters in time for the 2020 election. “The new initiative, called Somos Mas (We Are More), will focus on seven states: Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida and California, including on 27 college campuses spread among them,” Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere writes. “They’ll also have a digital effort concentrated on North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia and Pennsylvania.” Continue reading