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Brewer takes victory lap: Arizona ‘vindicated’ by court gutting immigration law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appeared to be in near denial on Monday when she claimed her state had been “vindicated” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a majority of the SB 1070 anti-immigration law. In a 5-4 ruling, the high court found that three out of four provisions of…

Arpaio claims he ‘saved’ 6-year-old immigrant by arresting her

Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio is insisting that he “saved” a 6-year-old girl, who he believes was brought to the country illegally, by arresting her. The Arizona Republic reported last week that the controversial Arizona sheriff’s office had arrested the 6-year-old and 15 other people on the very day that…

Halperin: Any Supreme Court ruling on health care hurts Obama

Time magazine’s Mark Halperin on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama would come out as the loser whether the Supreme Court decided to strike down the health care reform law or not this week. “I actually think whatever the court rules, it’s bad for the president,” Halperin told MSNBC’s Joe…

Al-Jazeera video breaks down military spending by the dollar

More than half of every dollar we pay into taxes goes toward military spending, according to an analysis posted by Al-Jazeera earlier this week. The video illustrates a conversation between radio host Dennis Bernstein and journalist Dave Lindorff. “People have to realize that 53 cents of every dollar that they…

Romney adviser defends Bain sending jobs to China: Obama ‘outsourcing’ to Omaha

Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie on Sunday compared Bain Capital sending jobs overseas while Mitt Romney was the CEO to President Barack Obama’s campaign “outsourcing” telemarketing to places like Omaha, Nebraska. Appearing on CNN, Gillespie ripped The Washington Post for reporting that Bain had invested in companies that outsourced jobs…

George Will: Holder ‘made himself obnoxious’ by opposing voter ID

Conservative columnist George Will implied on Sunday that Attorney General Eric Holder deserved to be held in contempt by Congress over the Fast and Furious scandal because he had opposed voter photo ID laws that Democrats say suppress the vote. The conservative columnist told ABC’s Jake Tapper that attacks on…

Pawlenty: It was ‘proper’ to have Karl Rove at Romney retreat

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) on Sunday denied that it was wrong for Mitt Romney to invite Republican strategist Karl Rove to a recent retreat with top donors. Karl Rove’s Crossroads America — a Super PAC — and its sister organization, Crossroads GPS, have spent millions of dollars on…

Romney advisor: Blame Democrats for DREAM Act’s failure

An advisor for Mitt Romney blamed the Democrats Sunday for the DREAM Act’s defeat in Congress, ThinkProgress reports. Former commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez said the Obama administration “played with Hispanics” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Nation, the same program in which Romney senior advisor Ed Gillespie refused…

Tapper: Romney ‘most conservative’ nominee on immigration in 30 years

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper says that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a harsher stance on immigration than any Republican presidential nominee in decades. Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday told Tapper that Romney was at a disadvantage with Latino voters because “he has to unring…

Adviser dodges questions about Romney rescinding Obama immigration policy

A senior adviser to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday continued to dodge questions about whether his boss would rescind President Barack Obama’s recently-announced policy to halt deportation proceedings for many young undocumented immigrants. During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Ed Gillespie if Romney would…

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