THE WASHINGTON POST
News that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) has found a new job didn’t exactly shock the world. Nor did the industry in which he found work — Cantor will be joining the world of high finance, taking a gig as vice chairman of investment firm Moelis & Co. For Cantor, there’s not really […]
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HOW CAN JOHN BOEHNER CLAIM
TO KNOW WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT
AND AT THE SAME TIME IGNORE OUR WISHES?
Americans overwhelmingly favor a bill that would give most undocumented immigrants a pathway towards citizenship, according to a new national poll.
The CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of the public says that the government’s main focus should be on legalizing the status of the undocumented rather than on deporting them and beefing up border security.
The poll was released Thursday, the same day that House Speaker John Boehner signaled any action on immigration is unlikely this year because House Republicans don’t trust President Barack Obama on the issue. [CNN]
By Seung Min Kim and Jake Sherman
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The House Republican leadership is trying to sell their colleagues on a series of broad immigration principles, including a path to legal status for those here illegally.
Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team introduced the principles at their annual policy retreat here. Top Republicans circulated a tightly held one-page memo titled “standards for immigration reform” toward the tail-end of a day that include strategy conversations about Obamacare, the economy and the national debt.
In the private meeting where the language was introduced, Boehner (R-Ohio) told Republicans that the standards are “as far as we are willing to go.”
(PHOTOS: House Republican retreat)
“Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that for her caucus, it is a special path to citizenship or nothing,” Boehner said, according to a source in the room. “If Democrats insist on that, then we are not going to get anywhere this year.”
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By Igor Volsky
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has published a video featuring a 10-year-old child who last year passed away from brain cancer to attack Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and advance a pediatric research bill he’s co-sponsoring.
In the clip, Gabriella Miller quotes Reid’s objections from October to a Republican-backed measure, proposed during the 17-day government shutdown, that would have partially funded the National Institutes of Health but kept the rest of the government shutdown. Cantor posted the clip to promote The “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act,” a measure that would eliminate $12.5 million in funding from party nominating conventions and authorize the money for pediatric research grants…