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Saturday, den 20. April 2013

Immigration experts dispute right-wing radio claims that the comprehensive immigration reform proposal is “amnesty.” Indeed, the legislation introduced in the Senate on April 17 by a bipartisan group of senators includes a number of provisions undocumented immigrants would have to meet before they could apply for citizenship — along with waiting at a minimum 13 years.

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Tuesday, den 4. December 2012

In anticipation of a Senate vote on a United Nations treaty that seeks to promote equal rights for people with disabilities, conservative media have revived the debunked myth that the treaty threatens U.S. sovereignty. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities sets global standards for the treatment of people with disabilities, asking signatories to “ensure and promote the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons with disabilities without discrimination of any kind on the basis of disability.” More than 120 nations have ratified the treaty, and though the United States signed it in 2009 and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved it, the Senate has been unable to obtain the required number of votes to push it through.

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Friday, den 17. August 2012

The Australian parliament’s swift approval of an “offshore processing” law marks a shift in refugee policy that appears arbitrary and discriminatory on its face. The Migration Legislation Amendment (Offshore Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2011, passed by the Senate on August 16, 2012, and by the House the previous day, authorizes the transfer of asylum seekers who arrive by boat to remote Pacific islands, where they will remain indefinitely while their refugee claims are processed. read more

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Wednesday, den 8. August 2012

The Senate Conservatives Fund agrees to reveal more information about earmarked donations.

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Saturday, den 4. August 2012

By Aaron Goode I believe that campaign finance is the most important issue at stake in the November election , and the most important issue for our next.

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Tuesday, den 31. July 2012

On July 29 The Heritage Foundation published a post  on its blog, The Foundry, that called for the filibuster of Oklahoma Judge Robert Bacharach ‘s bipartisan-supported nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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Thursday, den 26. July 2012

A constitutional amendment is needed to undo the damage caused by the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v.

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Thursday, den 21. June 2012

From: Voting Rights Watch 2012 Voting Rights Watch 2012 In a state with an existing voter ID law, three bills target voters of color, youth, the elderly and non-English speakers.

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Thursday, den 21. June 2012

From: Ben Adler Ben Adler Mitt Romney has made the assumption that businessmen make better presidents the central argument for his candidacy. But history shows it to be totally false. 

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Monday, den 30. April 2012

David Cole Tarek Mehanna got seventeen years in prison for translating a document.

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