Congress seems primed to address immigration reform in 2013, and even a path to citizenship – which critics deride as 'amnesty' for illegals – may be on the table. The shift in the national conversation came suddenly. Here's why.
Haley Barbour, the former Mississippi governor and longtime Republican power player, dispels the notion that the Republican Party is too orthodox, pointing to its support for Mitt Romney.
While arguing that Romney was not as hard on immigrants as is claimed, former Mississippi Governor Barbour said at a Monitor breakfast that 'I would have a different policy' on immigration.
The Republican candidate may not have as much campaign money as Obama, says GOP pollster and strategist Whit Ayres. But 'money is not going to be a problem' for the eventual nominee, he says.
A new Fox poll of Latino voters shows a heavy preference for Democrats. To remain competitive, says GOP strategist Whit Ayres, Republicans must improve their appeal to Latinos and Asians.
By saying the rich should pay their 'fair share' in taxes, President Obama is taking up an argument that Democrats have largely avoided for years. With a presidential election and 'supercommittee' budget cuts in the balance, the political stakes could hardly be higher.