- - Sunday, November 6, 2011

HOUSE

Boehner says friendship with Obama has cooled

House Speaker John A. Boehner says his relationship with one-time golf partner President Obama has grown “a little frosty.”

The Ohio Republican complains in an interview with ABC’s “This Week” that Mr. Obama is engaging in what Mr. Boehner calls “class warfare” by pushing for higher taxes for wealthy Americans.

Mr. Boehner says the rich pay enough taxes, and it’s wrong for the president to “pit one set of Americans against another.”

Mr. Boehner says he and Mr. Obama have had a good relationship in the past, but it has grown cool in the last few weeks.

The Republican speaker and Democratic president played a round of golf together last summer in a mostly futile effort to bridge the ever-widening gap between the two political parties.

ARIZONA

Immigration a focus of state recall vote

MESA | The architect of the groundbreaking Arizona immigration law that thrust the issue into the national political debate faces a recall election Tuesday likely to be viewed as a referendum on the state’s hard-line immigration policies.

The effort to oust Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce has transformed a normally quiet legislative district in a Phoenix suburb into a closely watched battleground on immigration that also features issues such as school funding cuts and state mandates on local governments.

People on both sides of the debate think that removing Mr. Pearce would send a powerful message to the Legislature that uncompromising stands on immigration and other issues will not be tolerated by voters.

On the flip side, a Pearce victory will say a tough stance on illegal immigration is just what voters demand.

CAMPAIGN 2012

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