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INSTITUTE INDEX: The complex political calculus of immigration reform by executive order

Sue Sturgis

President Obama reportedly plans to issue an executive order before year's end dramatically overhauling U.S. immigration policy, sparing as many as 5 million people from the threat of deportation. What will the political consequences be?

Why is the White House aiding and abetting lawbreaking by coal plants?

Sue Sturgis
A new report from environmental groups documents widespread disregard for the Clean Water Act by electric utilities -- and an effort by the White House Office of Management and Budget to dilute proposed EPA rules trying to curb the industry's water pollution problem.