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Guest opinion: GOP harming itself on immigration issue

The Republican Party is hurting itself by taking immigration reform off the table. Recently, the Republican leadership announced that it was killing any possibility of immigration reform during this midterm election year. This runs counter to the party’s desire to court the Latino vote — a g…

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Panel says Cebull sent hundreds of inappropriate emails

Panel says Cebull sent hundreds of inappropriate emails

A federal judicial panel investigating former U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull over a racist email involving President Barack Obama found the judge sent hundreds of other inappropriate messages.

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Robert J. Samuelson: How we won and lost the War on Poverty

WASHINGTON — We are awash in retrospectives of the “War on Poverty,” launched 50 years ago this month by Lyndon Johnson. A furious debate has developed between those (mostly liberals) who consider the war an important, if incomplete, triumph and those (mostly conservatives) who judge it a wa…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Welcome immigrants: Advice from conservative religious leaders

Republicans have long portrayed themselves as the party of faith, and religious practice is a reliable indicator of political behavior. Among voters who attend worship services more than once a week, 63 percent backed Mitt Romney last fall, while 36 percent supported President Barack Obama. …

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George F. Will: Obama seeks purposeful failures with eye on 2014

WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one months ago Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell affronted the media and other custodians of propriety by saying something common-sensical. On Oct. 23, 2010, he said: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term preside…

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: GOP lost White House by shutting out "others"

The single biggest mistake Mitt Romney made during the election was to swing to the right on immigration. As one Republican strategist put it, his inane suggestion that Latinos "self-deport" from America ensured that Romney "self-deported from the White House."

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Latino kids learn about Grand Teton National Park

Latino kids learn about Grand Teton National Park

JACKSON, Wyo. — Twelve-year old Daniel Guevara had never been to Grand Teton National Park. The Jackson seventh-grader didn’t know what he’d find there, he said, didn’t know where to go.

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George F. Will: Chicago's problems weigh on city's teachers

CHICAGO — The title of the nation’s largest labor union — the National Education Association — seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In this blunt city, however, the teachers union candidly calls itself the Chicago Teachers Union. Its office is in the Merchandise Mar…

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Steve and Cokie Roberts: Popular priority: Obama's common sense immigration order

There are a lot of drawbacks to running for re-election when the unemployment rate hits 8.2 percent and a majority of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. You get blamed for problems that are not your fault — such as high gas prices — and are at the mercy of events y…

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Slips and blips won't decide election

The political world is overheated and overtweeted. Every little blip and slip is treated as a decisive turning point in an election still almost five months away. The same pundits who wrote off Mitt Romney for mentioning his wife’s two Cadillacs are now dismissing Barack Obama for saying the…

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Well financed, organized campaign hasn't yet excited voters

Now that real voters in Iowa have actually made real choices, two things are increasingly clear about the Republican race. Mitt Romney has the organization, money and ruthlessness to win the nomination. He also has alienated Hispanic voters and failed to generate enough electricity to light …

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Churches lead opposition to immigration law

Churches lead opposition to immigration law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For some believers and church leaders, opposing Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation law against illegal immigration is a chance for Bible Belt redemption.

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Alfonso Hernandez

Alfonso Hernandez

Alfonso Hernandez, owner of Tacos El Taconazo in Cody, moved to Wyoming from Mexico and is part of the state's growing Hispanic population.

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Alfonso Hernandez, owner of Tacos El Taconazo

Alfonso Hernandez, owner of Tacos El Taconazo

Alfonso Hernandez, owner of Tacos El Taconazo in Cody, Wyo., prepares the day's menu on Wednesday morning. A Wyoming resident originally from Mexico, Hernandez has also worked as a meat processor, construction worker and utility man in the state.

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Maria Hernandez

Maria Hernandez

Maria Hernandez, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, points out the American and Mexican flags on the wall of her restaurant, Tacos El Taconazo, in Cody. She's taking business classes to further her family's stake in the community.

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Hispanics gain ground in northern Wyoming's population

Hispanics gain ground in northern Wyoming's population

CODY, Wyo. — Northern Wyoming is more racially diverse than it was a decade ago, seeing slight to modest growth among the Hispanic population, recent U.S. Census data show.

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