Most Back Path to Citizenship
Fiscal Cliff Deal in Sight
A new Politico/George Washington University Battleground poll finds that 62% of those surveyed support an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship over a period of several years. Thirty-five percent oppose it. "The poll reveals significantly greater overall support, 77%, for an immigration law that allows the children of illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn the right to stay here permanently if they complete a college degree or serve in the military. Just 19% oppose this key element of the so-called DREAM Act."
From Washington Post
"The contours of a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff are becoming increasingly clear. But progress has been slow, and time is running out for leaders to seal an agreement and sell it to restless lawmakers who so far have been given little information," the Washington Post reports. "Lawmakers say action this week is vital if Obama and Boehner hope to win approval by the end of the year for complex, bipartisan legislation that would raise taxes, push down social-safety-net spending and lift the federal debt limit."
Gingrich Says Clinton Would Be Nearly Impossible to Beat
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports Republican leaders "are pushing what looks like a relatively painless method of slowing federal spending, one that alters how the government calculates annual cost-of-living increases for an array of programs."
From Huffington Post
Newt Gingrich told Meet the Press that if Hillary Clinton runs for president, the Republican party has little chance of regaining the White House in 2016. Said Gingrich: "The Republican party is incapable of competing at that level." He added that she's "married to the most popular Democrat in the country" and she would also have the backing of President Obama, who will still be a "relatively popular president."