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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Zoe Lofgren
The House voted Friday to cancel the annual diversity visa lottery and give those immigration visas to high-tech foreign-born who earn advanced degrees from American universities, as Republicans powered through their chamber the first major immigration bill since the election.
The House on Tuesday approved a five-year freeze on any new state and local taxes imposed on cellphones and other wireless services, including wireless broadband access.
After months on the back burner, the immigration issue returns to the political forefront Thursday when House Republicans take the first steps to require all businesses to verify their employees' work status electronically.
Michelle Obama says some of the first family's best moments have been during trips abroad.
Democratic leaders would rather waste time with comedian Stephen Colbert than uphold the ethics of Congress. With the refusal of the House to hold ethics trials for Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, and Maxine Waters, California Democrat, the arrogance and impudence of Nancy Pelosi's speakership is on full display.
California Rep. Zoe Lofgren showed how far removed elected Democrats are from the pain of the people. Some Republicans are no better, but this was Mrs. Lofgren's show.
The House ethics committee split along party lines Tuesday as Republicans demanded pre-election trials for two prominent Democrats, Reps. Charles B. Rangel and Maxine Waters.
The House's No. 2 Democratic leader said Sunday that comedian Stephen Colbert's testimony last week on immigration was "inappropriate" and "an embarrassment."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has told Stephen Colbert how happy he was that the comedian's appearance filled the seats for a hearing on illegal farm workers. Then he tried to kick him out.
New York Democrat Charles Rangel made a last-minute effort Tuesday to settle his ethics case and prevent a House trial that could embarrass him and damage the Democratic Party.
Ms. Lofgren said she is not involved in the talks, and added that the committee's lawmakers have always accepted the professional staff's recommendations in previous plea bargains.
Ms. Lofgren said she's been peppered with questions by lawmakers about the negotiations.