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What Next, After Netanyahu Speech? The Corker Bill

Following his stirring address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return home, having made his point about the dangers of the Iran deal currently on the table. The question is: what next for Congress? President Barack Obama has vowed to veto any new sanctions--and may have sown enough division in his party to prevent an override. Yet there is another bill in the works that, after Tuesday, Obama may find he cannot refuse.

POLL: Most in AZ Support ‘Aggressive Pursuit of Deportation’ for Illegal Aliens —Including 35 Percent of Dems

Support of the aggressive pursuit of deportation for illegal aliens has remained strong in Arizona — even after years of relentless media efforts to demonize SB 1070, the Arizona bill that was among the nation’s most strict anti-illegal immigration efforts in existence. SB 1070, or properly named the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, sparked wide criticism across the nation — criticism that often devolved into allegations of racism or racial profiling. However, a recent poll conducted by a cooperative effort between the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy showed that there was no significant difference between attitudes in Latino communities and white communities on the issue. According to the Morrison Institute, "Whites (53 percent) and Latinos (47 percent)" agreed with the statement: "“Arizona should aggressively pursue the deportation of undocumented immigrants."
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New York City: More Gun Control, More Shootings

In January 2013, one month after the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) successfully pressed for the SAFE Act, a massive body of gun control legislation aimed at curbing violent crime. Just two years later, however, the number of shootings and murders have increased.

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