One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans.
It's hard to remember now. But one of the themes of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign was "unity." The soon-to-be president and his supporters hoped to transcend the deep partisan and ideological divisions in our society. For the most part, that hope has gone the way of George W. Bush's promise that he was going to be "a uniter, not a divider." Perhaps no president could truly deliver on such a promise in this day and age. But President Obama has managed to create a measure of unity in one often-divided institution: the Supreme Court. read more
No troops to Iraq, but other options are being considered. read more
Despite assurances to the contrary, the IRS didn't destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its tea party targeting -- and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans, House Republicans revealed Wednesday.
Republicans argue that the Internal Revenue Service still hasn't come clean about the full extent of its targeting, which swept up dozens of conservative groups.