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Brewer backtracks after saying immigration reform is ‘fine and dandy’

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office is walking back comments from the Republican governor, that it was “fine and dandy” to work on comprehensive immigration reform before the border was secured. In an interview with KPNX that aired on Sunday, host Brahm Resnik told Brewer that both House Speaker John Boehner…

Veteran’s lost symphony sees the stage after nearly 70 years

Almost seven decades ago, a young Harold Van Heuvelen, found himself with considerable free time from his teaching job at a U.S. Army officer candidate school, after the end of World War II. “They said we can do anything we wanted to,” Van Heuvelen, now 93 years old and a…

Schumer: I’m working with Graham on immigration plan

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday he is working with a Republican counterpart, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on a four-point immigration plan they believe will bring their respective parties to a consensus on the issue. “We are resuming the talks that were broken off two years ago,” Schumer told…

Rep. Peter King: Republicans ‘have a mandate’ to keep low tax rates for the rich

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says that Republicans in the House of Representatives have a “mandate” to prevent tax cuts for the rich and other Americans from expiring even though exit polls showed voters supported tax hikes. “As far as Congress, Republicans feel strongly that tax rates should not be increased,”…

Harris-Perry on poverty: ‘Those aren’t numbers. Those are people’

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry debut a new regular segment Sunday focusing on poverty, which she noted many people did not want to touch, even as the national poverty rate remained at 15 percent of the population last year, or just over 46 million people, with 21.9 percent of them being…

Former Bush Commerce secretary: Republicans ‘scaring the heck out of’ Hispanics

President Bush’s former secretary of Commerce on Sunday pointed out that Mitt Romney and the Republican Party made a mistake by pushing anti-immigrant policies like “self deportation” in the 2012 elections because it was “scaring the heck out of” Hispanic voters. “I would lay the blame [for Romney's defeat] squarely…

Ingraham points to Southern strategy for reforming Republican Party

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Sunday pointed to the roots of Southern strategy of the late 1960s — which appealed to racism in the South — as an example of how the Republican Party should reform itself after President Barack Obama won re-election. “If the reaction to the election…

Watch live: President Obama at Veterans’ Day ceremony

President Barack Obama will be speaking Sunday at a Veterans’ Day ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater in Washington, D.C. Watch a live video from the ceremony, via NBC News, below. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

SNL: Tagg Romney wants to punch America in the face

On Saturday Night Live, Mitt Romney stood on a balcony and drowned his post-election sorrows in gallons of milk, while his son Tagg expressed his anger with Americans. “I’m so very angry father, I wish I could punch America in the face,” Tagg said in the SNL skit, alluding to…

Freak explosion turns Indianapolis neighborhood into ‘a war zone’

Two people were killed and 18 others injured after an explosion in an Indianapolis residential area Saturday night that leveled two homes, The Indianapolis Star reported. “It was like a war zone,” said one resident, Whitney Pflanzer. “It was silent after that. And it was dark and dusty, and I…

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