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  • The 'birthright citizenship' debate

     The 'birthright citizenship' debate
    Any child born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen, even if his or her parents are in the country temporarily or illegally. That long-standing guarantee has given rise to one of the many debates over immigration and citizenship that have confounded Congress in recent years. Some Americans oppose "birthright citizenship," either because they see it as arbitrary and undeserved or because they believe it encourages women to enter the country illegally to give birth. They are horrified that about 4 million children of immigrants living here illegally possess U.S. citizenship.
  • Chris Christie, George P. Bush: Sunday guests

    Chris Christie, George P. Bush: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning guest list: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The program also features former Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra and Michael Leiter, former director, U.S....

    Senate control may hinge on Louisiana, land of political melodrama

    NEW ORLEANS In Louisiana, they serve up their politics the way they do their seafood: with a bite of tartness and a healthy dash of hot sauce. "Almost criminal," Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said in a recent debate of her two Republican opponents'...

    Republicans eye Obamacare showdown in lame-duck session

    A group of Senate Republicans have their eyes on another Obamacare showdown in the lame-duck session. The 14 Republicans, led by Marco Rubio of Florida, wrote a letterurging Speaker John Boehner to"prohibit the Obama administration" from spending money...

    Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success

    Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success
    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis. He rightly takes credit for what most...