April 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to overhaul immigration laws and provide a path to legal status for an estimated 11 million people who overstayed their visas or illegally entered the United States, Senate aides said. The far-reaching legislative package would tighten border security, increase visas for foreign workers and toughen penalties against American employers who hire undocumented workers. Immigrants without legal status who have not committed a serious crime and meet other criteria would be able to obtain work permits and eventually apply to become permanent residents and U.S. citizens.
March 20, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress who were hit Thursday with sanctions by Russia celebrated their standing as a badge of honor, pledging to continue pressing for Ukraine from their spot on President Vladimir Putin's enemies list. "I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off," quipped Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who just returned from leading a group of lawmakers to Ukraine with Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.). House Speaker John A. Boehner's spokesman said the Ohio Republican was "proud to be included on the list of those willing to stand against Putin's aggression.
October 2, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Politics and new media: Dan Rather, HDNet; Katty Kay, BBC; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Harris, Politico. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Midterm elections: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas); Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.
June 7, 2013 |
Sarah Jessica Parker, who brought the shoe-loving Carrie Bradshaw to life on "Sex and the City," is reverting to type: She is launching a shoe collection in collaboration with George Malkemus, longtime head of Manolo Blahnik. “In a silly way, I think it's what people have expected of me," Parker, who also recently traveled to the Philippines for a Shoe Mart opening, told Vogue. Parker's new line is to go on sale, exclusively at Nordstrom, early next year. [Vogue] Hollywood legend Esther Williams, who died Thursday , was a swimming star, but also a style icon, reports fashion critic Booth Moore, and she had a lot to do with popularizing the swimsuits made by Cole of California.
March 18, 2013 |
Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again. The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and Senate aim to designate an unused, 132-year-old Smithsonian building on the National Mall in Washington as the future site of an American Latino Museum. If passed, it would not commit the federal government to build and fund the museum.
January 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection by Latino voters last year, the math in the Senate may remain a challenge. Fifty-four current senators were in office in 2007, the last time the chamber came close to advancing major immigration legislation. Of those, opponents of the 2007 reforms outnumber supporters 31 to 23. On the Republican side, just two senators who supported the 2007 legislation remain in office - Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
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March 23, 1998
As the recent papal visit to Cuba continues to reverberate in Washington, the Clinton administration has taken a few modest but positive steps to reverse isolationist policies that benefit no one. The measures proposed Friday by the president would streamline medical aid to Cuba, authorize direct humanitarian flights from the United States and legalize limited remittances from Cuban Americans to relatives in Cuba. Another measure would seek ways to ease restrictions on food shipments to Cuba.
November 14, 2006 |
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), a prominent Latino who previously served in President Bush's Cabinet, will assume the high-profile post of Republican National Committee general chairman, GOP officials said Monday. Martinez, 60, will remain in the Senate when he takes the reins of the RNC in January, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting a formal announcement.
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November 7, 1997 |
Fed up with the barrage of motions that House Democrats have introduced calling for an immediate end of the investigation into last fall's election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), Republicans imposed a rare rule Thursday preventing anyone but the leader of each party from introducing such resolutions until Congress adjourns for the year.
November 1, 1997 |
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public affairs programs: Today "Evans & Novak": A 15th anniversary retrospective, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": Chinese military expert Michael Pillsbury; Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, 2:30 p.m. (28). "Tony Brown's Journal": Name-calling, racism, 3:30 p.m. (28). "Capital Gang": Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), 4 p.m., 10:30 p.m. CNN. "McLaughlin Group": Jiang Zernin's visit to the U.