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[29 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

Confirmed by Voice Vote: Exec. Cal. #929 Ronald Gidwitz to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the Kingdom of Belgium @StateDept
— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) June 28, 2018

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

DISCLOSURE NOTE: Some unions have ownership stakes in Sun-Times Media, including the Chicago Federation of Labor; Operating Engineers Local 150; SEIU Healthcare Illinois-Indiana and SEIU Local 1.

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

As the US grapples with family separation at the border, Europe too is mired in a migration crisis of its own https://t.co/CJIfozF1q0 pic.twitter.com/PT46qDyu2d— Brookings (@BrookingsInst) June 28, 2018

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

A seven-week effort to pass immigration reform ends in anger and distrust across the House Republican Conference. https://t.co/kuFrvt6qc9— POLITICO (@politico) June 28, 2018

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

“Correlation Ventures: Out of 21,000 venture financings from 2004 to 2014, 65% lost money. Two and a half percent of investments made 10x-20x. One percent made more than 20x return. Half a percent – about 100 companies – earned 50x or more.” https://t.co/qkOHVwjV4i

— Tren Griffin (@trengriffin) June 27, 2018

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

Revenge, sweet glorious revenge.

Mitch Mcconnell in 2013 when Harry Reid changed the Senate rules: “You’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.” #JusticeKennedy pic.twitter.com/WyOviDvvVM

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 27, 2018

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

After Janus ruling, Chicago Teachers Union leader says its mission will continue, “the Supreme Court be damned” https://t.co/c8JhCwgrtd pic.twitter.com/rbyiQzxqz9

— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) June 28, 2018

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[27 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Background is here…
Dear xxxx,
Today you may have received a memo via the state email system from the Rauner Administration purporting to interpret the recent Supreme Court ruling in the case of Janus v AFSCME Council 31.
As you know all too well, this case actually originated with Bruce Rauner and he was on the steps […]

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[27 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

Who then? There is a lot of blame to share. That includes President Bill Clinton and the alien parents themselves, as well as the courts and immigration policies foolishly created by the Obama administration. The perverse incentives in those policies have endangered the lives and safety of children and helped fund the deadly Mexican drug […]

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[27 Jun 2018 | One Comment | ]

It’s clear after last week that Donald Trump does not really want comprehensive immigration legislation. After he was forced to cave on his inhumane policy of separating children from parents, the House came up with two bills–one conservative, the other “moderate.” He endorsed both, causing great confusion among his disciples. The conservative bill failed, as expected, and Speaker Paul Ryan delayed a vote on the other.
   Recognizing immigration as his best issue, Trump then proclaimed that Congress should “waste” no more time on immigration before the November mid-term elections when he …