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American anxiety over immigration has a lot to do with our own fears of cultural assimilation, and that has been true since our founding.

Xenophobia, not immigration, is the real border crisis

The United States, it has been said, is a nation of immigrants, and was founded by many immigrants themselves. Yet we are also a nation with a long history of anti-immigrant laws and policies stretching back to our founding. This reality has resurfaced as Congress again debates updating U.S. border security and immigration policies. Straight…

Republicans sabotaged their own bill to fix the U.S. border just so that Donald Trump could run on the immigration crisis in the elections.

Why Republicans sabotaged their own border bill

A bipartisan team of Congress members spent months negotiating the details of a comprehensive border security and immigration reform package. However, the package failed to make it through Congress after Republicans switched their support to opposition at the last minute. Republicans have criticized President Biden for not being tougher on border security, leaving some confused…

The Senate passed an extension of funding for radiation exposure victims, heading to the House for approval.

Senate advances $95.3 billion Ukraine-Israel aid bill

The Senate’s standalone $95.3 billion foreign aid bill that would send funds to Israel, Ukraine, and other allies has passed a critical step. Senators voted during a rare Sunday, Feb. 12, session 67-27 to advance the bill, with 18 Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joining Democrats. “Today it’s no exaggeration to say that the eyes…

An Indian UN personnel was killed in an attack on a UN vehicle in Rafah, Gaza, causing the death of one staff member and injuring another. The Morning Rundown™

2 Israeli hostages rescued in Gaza raid; dozens of Palestinians reportedly killed: The Morning Rundown, Feb. 12, 2024

Israeli forces rescue two hostages during a raid in a Gaza town where over a million displaced Palestinians have relocated. And Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin transfers his duties after being admitted into a military hospital. The stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. 2 hostages rescued in Gaza raid; dozens…

Americans are growing weary of the president consistently placing blame for the lack of immigration legislation on Republicans.

Biden’s southern border flex is all talk, no teeth

On Feb. 7, Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan border bill that had been under negotiation for months with Democrats and the Biden administration. With prospects for passing border security legislation now seeming dim, President Biden is pointing fingers at former President Trump, who opposes the bill, and urging Republicans to “show some spine.” Straight Arrow…

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments regarding whether former President Donald Trump is eligible to run for president. The Morning Rundown™

Supreme Court to hear arguments over Trump’s ballot eligibility: The Morning Rundown: Feb. 8, 2024

The case to keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot heads to the Supreme Court. And Disney has its sights set on the video game industry with an Epic announcement. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump’s ballot eligibility The Supreme…

The vote to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas failed 214-216. Three Republicans joined with Democrats but one was a surprise.

How Al Green and the Democrats sank the Mayorkas impeachment vote

Republicans failed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Tuesday, Feb. 6, in a 214-216 vote. Three Republicans joined every Democrat to kill the impeachment resolution.  Technically, four Republicans voted against the resolution. However, one member of GOP leadership, Rep. Blake Moore, changed his vote from yes to no at the very end, allowing members…

House Republicans fail to impeach the Homeland Security secretary and pass an Israel aid bill. The Morning Rundown™

House Republicans fail to impeach Mayorkas, pass Israel funding bill: The Morning Rundown, Feb. 7, 2024

House Republicans fail to impeach the Homeland Security secretary and pass an Israel aid bill. And voters in Nevada send a message as a winner of the state’s GOP primary is declared. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. House GOP fails to impeach Mayorkas, pass Israel funding bill…

Senate Republican leadership said a vote on a bipartisan border security and foreign aid package would fail.

Border security bill dead in Senate, Israel aid doomed in House

The bipartisan border security bill that the Senate spent three months negotiating is dead two days after it was publicly released. House Republican leadership immediately said they won’t bring it up for a vote and a growing number of Senate Republicans won’t support it. Now, Senate GOP leadership indicated a vote on the bill will…

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