GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney kicked off a five-day bus tour of small towns Friday. Both Romney and President Obama have been targeting rural communities, even though those areas are red and getting redder.
Both sides say President Obama's decision to stop deporting young, otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants could have an affect on the general election. Republican Mitt Romney called it a weak "short-term" approach to a big problem, but did not say he'd reverse the directive if elected.
President Obama announced Friday that the government will no longer deport young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children if they don't break the law and pursue school, military service or careers.
President Obama's immigration order Friday angered some lawmakers — not unlike earlier members of Congress when presidents used executive authority to complete the Louisiana Purchase, sign the Emancipation Proclamation, integrate the U.S. military and order warrantless surveillance after Sept. 11.
In 2009, New York Times columnist Gail Collins attended a Texas Tea Party rally where raucous attendees waved signs reading "Secede!" The anger Collins felt from the crowd laid the groundwork for her new book, "As Texas Goes..." In it...
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