By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Obama administration's decision to release some immigrants awaiting deportation back into the community has spawned a furious backlash from Congress, where stunned lawmakers have besieged the Homeland Security Department with questions.
As the White House and Congress sought a soft landing in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Obama was getting an earful from critics on the right as well as the left, with even some disgruntled Democrats struggling to paint the president's handling of the talks in the final days in a positive light.
Congress careened over the edge of the fiscal cliff at midnight, but a solution was in the offing after the Senate voted early Tuesday to approve a deal that combined tax-rate hikes and new stimulus spending, along with a two-month delay of automatic spending cuts.
Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, who left Washington in January 2001, is trying to be the latest to have a second act on Capitol Hill.
The Denver Broncos believe a turnaround starts with better starts.
"I can see the traffickers pitching this to tens or hundreds of thousands of people, taking their money, getting them across the border, breaching the fence or tunneling under the fence or climbing over the fence," Mr. Coats said.
"It's in your face. It was demeaning. It was insulting. It was sad," he said.