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President Obama does not plan to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a trip to Russia next month if the asylum situation with NSA leaker Edward Snowden does not change.
Republican lawmakers blasted a proposal by President Obama Tuesday to cut corporate taxes in exchange for higher spending on job-training programs, calling it a revival of a failed plan that would raise taxes initially.
Even as it warns that the across-the-board budget cuts are still biting, the Obama administration has found ways to soften the impact of the sequester — rethinking planned worker furloughs and restoring military operations that had been cut.
Democratic leaders have told the House to pass the Senate immigration bill as is, but they can't — because Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn't actually sent the bill over to the House yet.
House Republicans are meeting Wednesday to hash out their own strategy on immigration, but already one major difference has emerged between them and their Senate counterparts — they are far less enthusiastic about an eventual path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Congress is in recess for its annual Fourth of July vacation, so the republic is safe for another week. Members of the House have ample time to reflect on the disastrous amnesty sent over by the Senate.
As the immigration reform debate moves to the House, Republicans have all but rejected the Senate's comprehensive approach and instead are embracing a package of targeted bills. Key sponsors of the Senate legislation, however, aren't giving up hope.
With the fates of their political parties — and in many cases their own re-elections — hanging on their votes, senators stood, one after the other, to say "Aye" or "No" on the most significant piece of legislation since health care. Most of them had their personal immigration experiences on their minds.
"Gang of Eight" member Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, is threatening that if the amnesty bill before Congress is not passed into law, there will be massive civil disobedience. His threat alone puts the lie to the nonsense that he and others in Washington have been pushing at us about the poor, downtrodden undocumented individuals living "in the shadows."