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Election 2008: Is the anti-immigrant movement running out of political steam?

December 2, 2008 - If you ever listen to AM talk radio, you know that immigration is one of the hottest hot-button issues for the political right. But as the Wall Street Journal notes, immigration hard-liners were big losers in the 2008 elections -- especially in the South:Virginia Republican Congressman Virgil Goode's narrow loss to Democrat Tom Perriello became official last week, and it caps another bad showing for immigration restrictionists. For the second straight

New Obama policy chief led push to expand bi-lingual voting

December 1, 2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has drawn considerable heat from critics on his political left like David Sirota for choices about who will lead his new administration. In contrast to his message of change, they argue, Obama's Cabinet and other staff picks have had a decidedly centrist and establishment cast, from keeping Robert Gates at the Department of Defense to installing Timothy Geithner at the Treasury Department.