Senate fails to give the country what it really needs, comprehensive immigration reform.
Construction of a fence will cost taxpayers a fortune, but it won’t be money well spent. Enforcement-only legislation has been tried for 20 years and has failed spectacularly. But for now, Americans and hardworking immigrants will have to wait. And we’ll all be footing the bill.
Ultra-conservative Cincinnati activists withdrew a petition to place an anti-gay initiative on the ballot in November after acknowledging that some of the signatures they submitted were fraudulent and they did not have the required number of valid signatures. The initiative, if adopted by the voters, would have nullified an addition to the city's Human Rights Ordinance passed by the City Council prohibiting discrimination in employment and housing on the basis of sexual orientation and gender expression.
Today President Bush signed into law the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006. People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas called on the President to make today’s signing the start of a new era of Voting Rights Act enforcement by his administration.