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William S. Cohen

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William S. Cohen

Jeb Bush Has Winning, `Broad-Based’ Appeal: Cohen

Bill Cohen has played with both sides of the aisle. The Republican former defense secretary for President Bill Clinton served three terms each in the House and Senate. And the way he sees it, Florida’s Jeb Bush has the best...

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Some of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States arrive at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

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Some of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States arrive at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

Hispanic Lawmakers Offer Deportation Options to Obama Administration

President Barack Obama’s administration should make deportation a low priority for those who haven’t committed significant crimes, expand eligibility for green cards and end a controversial fingerprinting program used to identify undocumented workers. Those are a few of the 11...

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

Immigration Message: Passage Not the Point of Amendment

Let’s get this out of the way first : The budget is always a political messaging bill. Even more so this year, given that Congress has already set top-line spending levels for the next fiscal year. It’s such a messaging...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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Immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by the GEO Group.

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Immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by the GEO Group.

Gates Foundation Prison Investments Targeted by Anti-Deportation Forces

Presente.org, a group that has turned up the heat on President Barack Obama over record deportations, is now targeting The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a $2 million investment in GEO Group, a prison company that runs immigrant detention...

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President Barack Obama hugs Julie Chavez Rodriguez, White House Deputy Director of Public Engagement and granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, before a screening of a movie at the White House, on March 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama hugs Julie Chavez Rodriguez, White House Deputy Director of Public Engagement and granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, before a screening of a movie at the White House, on March 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama Welcomes Chavez Family at Screening: ‘DVD!’ They Correct

In front of an audience of the late Cesar Chavez’s family members and Hollywood glitterati, President Barack Obama hailed the labor leader’s legacy as part of what’s pushing him to get immigration overhauled. “If we stay united, things will happen,”...

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s Choice: ‘Have Some Time’

Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, will have a question to face in 2016. He will be up for reelection then in a state that makes no allowance for dual ambitions — one must resign to run for another...

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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Trumka: Minimum Wage Will Pass — or Republicans Will `Pay a Price’

For all the resistance to raising the federal minimum wage in Washington, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, predicts Congress will pass it. If not, the labor leader said today, Republicans will “pay a price for it at the polls.”...

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Trump: No Percentage for Republicans in Aiding Immigrants

Billionaire Donald Trump told the Republican Party’s base gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they stand to gain little if the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are eventually allowed to become citizens and vote. “You...

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