Our politics have become painfully and pointlessly polarized. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Republican Party’s hardline stance on immigration. Even as our southern border faces the biggest migrant surge in two decades , Republicans won’t budge on immigration. To score points against the Biden presidency and the Democratic majority in Congress, too many Republicans are willing to throw bipartisanship to the wind and hold the line against any sort of Democrat-led immigration reform. But while playing hardball may put points on the board in the short term, the GOP’s broadly anti-immigration platform is a losing strategy in the long term. To win hearts and minds for generations to come and expand its voter base, the GOP must change its tune and join the fight for immigration reform before it's too late. It’s easy to see why Republicans are reluctant to side with Democrats on immigration. The GOP remains spellbound by the extremist rhetoric that defined the Trump … [Read more...] about The GOP is stuck in a losing battle against immigration
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Former President Trump Donald Trump Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE is expected to tell GOP donors on Saturday that a Republicans will win back the U.S. legislature in the 2022 midterms and the White House in 2024. The former president is expected to make the remarks during his keynote address at the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) donor summit in Florida, according to a draft copy of his speech obtained by multiple news outlets. The closed-door event mostly took place at the Four Seasons resort in Palm Beach. However, guests were transported to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to hear him speak, according to a report from CNN. ADVERTISEMENT “We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party — and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory,” Trump is expected to say, … [Read more...] about Trump says GOP will take legislature in 2022, White House in 2024 in prepared speech
Michael D'Antonio is the author of the book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" and co-author, with Peter Eisner, of the book "The Shadow President, The Truth About Mike Pence." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) With so many Trump-related books already on the shelf, publishing houses have reached the point where perhaps the only author still worth hearing from would be the fly that landed on former Vice President Mike Pence's head during his debate with now Vice President Kamala Harris. Absent the fly, Simon & Schuster has signed their next-best option: Pence . The question now, is whether his story will create any buzz. Michael D'Antonio Pence, who was drafted as the pious counterweight to then-candidate Donald Trump, is one of the few major figures who stayed on the job for all four years -- no small feat, considering the high turnover in Trump's administration. (Of course, he … [Read more...] about Mike Pence knows the truth about Trump, but will he tell all?
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded Wednesday that migrant families separated at the border under former President Donald Trump’s administration be paid “reparations.” Ocasio-Cortez was holding a virtual town hall meeting with constituents when she went after the “barbaric” conditions migrants are being held in under President Joe Biden’s administration, however, before making the demand for reparations, she stated she didn’t want to “draw false equivalence” between the treatment of migrants under Trump and Biden. (RELATED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says There Are ‘Legitimate White Supremacist Sympathizers That Sit At The Heart’ Of The Republican Caucus) IMMIGRATION: Rep. @AOC says Trump Admin. policies were “human rights violations” and victims deserve reparations, but conditions under the Biden Admin. are still “barbaric.” pic.twitter.com/utw5GZbLNd — Forbes (@Forbes) April 1, 2021 “Now the first thing I want to say is that the fact … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands ‘Reparations’ For Families Separated At The Border Under Trump
McALLEN, Texas — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) led several Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee on a two-day visit to McAllen this week where they witnessed the ongoing border crisis, and all the members — as they recapped their visit — said the Biden administration was at fault for surging numbers of illegal migrants. Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 170,000 migrants crossing the southern border illegally in March, a 72 percent increase from February. As Breitbart News reported , in the first two full months of President Joe Biden’s time in office, February and March, apprehensions were at a combined total of nearly 210,000, while in the last four months of former President Donald Trump’s tenure, apprehensions were at a combined total of just over 280,000. Jordan, the ranking Republican member on the Judiciary Committee, gathered from speaking with Border Patrol agents that the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, also known as Remain in Mexico … [Read more...] about Republican House Judiciary Members Witness Border Crisis: This Is ‘Biden’s Mess’; America Has Become ‘Sanctuary Nation’