The disconnect between Republicans’ stance on immigration and the views of their base shows just how beholden elected Republicans have become to the Tea Party, which has come to wield influence over lawmakers far out of proportion with its numbers and ability to sway elections.
Granting citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants separately makes the case for legalizing their parents more difficult.
While the administration has fiercely condemned persecution of gays and lesbians in Africa, it has stood silent on similar offenses in the former Soviet Union.
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Stanford takes a stand against homophobia in sports.
Last Sunday, France celebrated Bastille Day, commemorating the start of the French Revolution in 1789 — the end of monarchy and the beginning of modern France. Reuters photographers Charles Platiau and Gonzalo Fuentes took to the skies above Paris for the occasion, capturing images of the capital city, its unique blend of historic and modern architecture, and some of its residents and visitors enjoying the sunny day.
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