In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Trump Says He’ll Strike a Deal with Democrats on DACA

President Trump’s attempt to overturn Barack Obama’s illegal DACA order is at the Supreme Court today. Not sure how it will go. John Roberts, the new Anthony Kennedy, possibly will wimp out for the sake of peace, love and understanding. Trump won’t get a deal this year. Not during the campaign and while he’s being impeached. After he is reelected, it could happen. I just

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A Second Federal Court Rebuffs Trump on DACA

Not sure I get it. I don’t think all these people should go home. I think the DACA issue should be worked into a general compromise on immigration in which most illegals are deported, a wall is built, etc. But how is that Barack Obama can make an executive order, but Donald Trump can’t rescind it? According to the Washington Examiner: A second federal appeals

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As Pelosi Drones on About Dreamers, Rep. Matsui Begins Her Own Dream

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put a member of her caucus to sleep today on the House floor reading what we White House reporrers used to call “sob stories” – actual examples of people affected by a policy – involving Dreamers. Rep. Doris Matsui of California was either stupified into unconsciousness by Pelosi’s remarks or was seeking to make a dramatic point about dreaming. You

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White House to Release Legislative Proposal on DACA Monday

From a statement by the press secretary: The White House will release a legislative framework on Monday that represents a compromise that members of both parties can support. We encourage the Senate to bring it to the floor. This framework will fulfill the four agreed-upon pillars: securing the border and closing legal loopholes; ending extended-family chain migration; cancelling the visa lottery, and providing a permanent

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Shutdown Ends; Trump Says Democrats “Have Come to Their Senses”

Democrats backed down Monday and agreed to allow the government to reopen, failing to make good on their promise to keep federal offices closed until Republicans struck a deal on DACA. All Democrats got from the GOP was a promise of a vote on a bill to address President Trump’s recision of Barack Obama’s order protecting “dreamers” who came to the United States illegally as

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Trump Demands Wall in Return for DACA

I think it’s an opening position in a negotiation. But who knows how much President Trump can get on immigration in return for allowing the “dreamers” to stay, which is a partial amnesty? Maybe, if the Democrats actually care more about people than having this as a political issue, they’ll give in on the wall or at least some other strong measures. From an appearance on

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