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Supreme Court rejects Obama administration request on immigration orders

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court rejected Monday a request from the Obama administration to rehear a case concerning its executive actions on immigration, dealing another blow to the President's attempt to put in place programs aimed at helping more than 4 million undocumented immigrants.<p>The programs …

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Democrats, Activists See Supreme Court Deadlock On Immigration As Fuel For November

After the Supreme Court decision on Thursday, somber activists and Democrats immediately turned to defeating Trump and the Republican Party. "We’re not going to forget about who is responsible for this on election day."<p>WASHINGTON — Calling the decision "personal," somber immigration activists and …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Two people were killed and seven were arrested in a northern suburb of Paris in raids targeting suspects in Friday night's terrorist attacks,</b> though it's not clear whether the alleged leader behind the attacks was among the dead.<p><b>2. The Islamic State says it brought down a Russian passenger plane</b> …

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Why France has become a prime target for terrorists

John Schindler, the national-security columnist for the New York Observer, tweeted on Saturday: "Jihadists with Balkan small arms were shooting up France in 1995 ... got no idea why anybody is surprised by last night's horror."<p>Attackers used guns and bombs at several sites across Paris on Friday, …

Terrorism

Donald Trump vs. the Republican establishment

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump was supposed to be a blip in the 2016 race, at most a brief summer fling for voters looking for entertainment.<p>But that summer fling has decidedly turned into the autumn of Trump, and Republican Party leaders increasingly acknowledge that Trump lingering in first place into the …

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9 Ways Hillary Clinton Could Still Lose The Nomination

This week, Hillary Clinton sat through the most recent round of activity from the House Select Committee On #Benghazi, and after watching her persevere in the face of -- well... whatever that was? -- we wouldn’t be at all surprised if a desperate Martin O’Malley demanded equal time in front of Trey …

Europe is starting to shut down the free flow of refugees

While most of the 28 nations in the bloc pledged to take in thousands of refugees — Germany promised to take 800,000 asylum seekers in 2015 alone— the EU has started putting up barriers to manage the flow.<p>EU and Balkan leaders met in Brussels over the weekend and hashed out a 17-point plan to …

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Russia is hosting a UN Security Council meeting on fighting terrorism, a theme dominating much of this week's global gathering in New York.<p><b>2.</b> Germany has beefed up its restrictions against refugees after its previous open-door policy caused clashes with other EU members.<p><b>3</b><b>.</b> President Shinzo Abe …

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Trump embraces role as bully, bids Perry a thorny farewell

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A growing divide has emerged in the Republican Party's unruly presidential contest, as the race bid farewell to a once-powerful White House contender. On one side stands billionaire businessman Donald Trump and his allies, on the other are those who oppose him.<p>A day after Rick …

Government

Joe Biden and the Democratic Vacuum

“I think panic is the operative mode for the Democratic Party,” David Axelrod, who has been on the receiving end of panic mode many times over the …

Government

For the first time in forever, Donald Trump doesn't have the outright lead in a poll

A new Monmouth University poll released on Monday showed Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson tied for the lead among likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers. Both men got 23% of the vote.<p>According to Monmouth, Monday's poll is the first major poll since mid-July to show the real estate magnate …

Government

With so many Republicans vying for the wingnut vote, it was only a matter of time before one solved immigration

Chris Christie’s plan to track immigrants like FedEx parcels is the kind of magical, once-in-a-lifetime diamond bullet of an idea that makes everyone kick themselves for not having thought of it earlier<p>Given the generally dismal state of leadership contests in this country, it’s no wonder that I’ve …

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One of the key arguments against taking Donald Trump's candidacy seriously is evaporating

Case in point: A new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll of the state, released over the weekend, which provided new reasons to treat his candidacy with seriousness.<p>Trump is in first place in the poll, grabbing the votes of 23% of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers. But most striking is …

Government

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.<p>…

Immigration

5 Reasons Why Immigrants Do Not Take Natives' Jobs

"Do migrants take the jobs of natives?" That is the perpetual question that all countries (politicians and natives) ask. Fortunately, migration economics has an answer based on research and international evidence.<p>In my World of Labor article "Do migrants take the jobs of native workers?" I lay down …

Donald Trump wants to deport 11 million migrants: is that even possible?

Removing all the country’s undocumented migrants is easier said than done but the wartime forced relocation of 110,000 Japanese Americans offers some clues<p>A confrontation between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos in Iowa on Tuesday may be remembered …

Immigration