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John Boehner’s  “journey to no” on immigration

Boehner’s decision to abandon immigration reform marks the end of a long period of soul searching for the party since Obama’s re-election. After flirting with passing major legislation to address the existing undocumented population, Republican leaders are now demanding more deportations instead, effectively putting the party to the right of Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” position.

—Benjy Sarlin, msnbc.com

John Boehner’s  “journey to no” on immigration

Boehner’s decision to abandon immigration reform marks the end of a long period of soul searching for the party since Obama’s re-election. After flirting with passing major legislation to address the existing undocumented population, Republican leaders are now demanding more deportations instead, effectively putting the party to the right of Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” position.

—Benjy Sarlin, msnbc.com

If Congress won’t act on jobs and the economy, President Obama promises that he will—a message he’s expected to push in Tuesday’s State of the Union. The problem is, there’s not much the president can do his own. 
Despite a brief detente over the budget, Congress remains paralyzed on almost everything else, big and small, that has the greatest potential to help the economy: tax reform, immigration reform, an infrastructure overhaul. 

(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/ Getty)

If Congress won’t act on jobs and the economy, President Obama promises that he will—a message he’s expected to push in Tuesday’s State of the Union. The problem is, there’s not much the president can do his own. 

Despite a brief detente over the budget, Congress remains paralyzed on almost everything else, big and small, that has the greatest potential to help the economy: tax reform, immigration reform, an infrastructure overhaul. 

(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/ Getty)