Before House Republicans leaders unveiled their "immigration principles" at a retreat in Maryland, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) revealed that Republicans will push to allow illegal immigrants to legally work in the United States--and potentially gain citizenship--even before enforcement and border security provisions are met.In a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's Daily Rundown, Ryan told host Chuck Todd that illegal immigrants who receive a probationary work permit will be eligible for a "non-probationary" work permit under the House Republican plan after a set of provisions are met. They would then be eligible for a green card once they get to the "back of the line" if more provisions and metrics are met. Once a green card is obtained, the previously illegal immigrant will then be allowed to apply for citizenship. Read full story on breitbart.com
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is launching a boycott of MSNBC over an incendiary tweet from the network that suggested "the rightwing" would "hate" a television ad featuring a biracial family, Breitbart News has learned."Until you personally and publicly apologize for this behavior, I have banned all RNC staff from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC. I have asked Republican surrogates and officials to follow our lead," Priebus told MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a letter sent today. Read full story on breitbart.com
Writer Bruce Broughton, a former member of the board of governors and currently on the music branch’s executive committee, violated the Academy’s rules against lobbying by personally e-mailing “members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period,” according to a statement released by the governors Wednesday.
In the nation's history, there is simply no precedent for an American president so wantonly ignoring federal law.Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the president's persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat. On Monday, Mr. Obama acted unilaterally to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contracts, the first of many executive actions the White House promised would be a theme of his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president's taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology. The great 18th-century political philosopher Montesquieu observed: "There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistrates." America's Founding Fathers took this warning to heart, and we should too.
WASHINGTON — Aides to President Obama on Sunday offered a preview of the strategy of the president’s State of the Union address, emphasizing Mr. Obama’s willingness to bypass a gridlocked Congress to achieve his goals.
Dan Pfeiffer, the president’s senior adviser, said the speech on Tuesday would include proposals that he could pursue without Congress, wielding executive power as he did last summer with his three-pronged plan to address climate change.
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