A bipartisan group of eight senators announced on January 28 that they had developed a plan for comprehensive immigration reform. The group of four Democrats and four Republicans had worked independently of their colleagues in the Senate and informed President Obama over the weekend that they had reached an agreement.
According to the New York Times, President Obama will discuss during his State of the Union address on Feb. 12 his plans to reform the U.S. immigration system, including a path to citizenship for illegals in the country.
Journalist, author and three-time presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan reminisced about his half-century in journalism Thursday night, while lamenting what he described as the decline of the "e pluribus unum" (out of many, one) ethos in America.
The Democratic Party is alienating middle-class married white voters and older white voters, but the Republican Party does not seem able to differentiate itself enough to take advantage of this before it's too late.