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Want to replace Alex Wagner on MSNBC? (Now, immigration, deferred action, DACA) - 08/16/12

I'm seeking a replacement for MSNBC host Alex Wagner of the "NOW with Alex Wagner" show. Could it be you? If you've got what it takes to discuss politics on the national stage, leave a link to your audition tape in comments or as a reply to the video below!

Susana Martinez is bad on immigration, supports amnesty and a DREAM Act plan (Mitt Romney, New Mexico) - 05/15/12

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez appeared to be somewhat OK on immigration in the past: she opposed drivers licenses for illegal aliens and the DREAM Act.

Michael Tomasky: Mitt Romney is "too white" for Hispanics (Daily Beast) - 04/26/12

Remember "Obama is black and we worry those whites (who are all racists except for us) won't vote for him" stories from four+ years ago?

At the Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky offers the unaware, modern-day version of those stories (link):

Peter Beinart smears GOP, sticks up for illegal immigration - 10/24/11

Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast and the CFR offers "Why the GOP Demonizes 'Illegals'" (link) in which he smears the GOP and

Sarah Palin resigning as Alaskan governor; what supporters can do - 07/03/09

Earlier today, Sarah Palin made the shocking announcement that she will be resigning as governor of Alaska (link). Unlike probably everyone else, I'm not going to bother speculating on her reasons, but instead on what her supporters can do.

Nicolle Wallace tries rounding up other Republicans for Leader Obama - 01/22/09

Over at the Daily Beast, former senior advisor to the McCain campaign and George W Bush employee Nicolle Wallace offers "Republicans Get on Board/Even some former Bush aides are smitten with the new president. Now, will lefties let the GOP inside the tent?" (link). I am fighting very, very hard to avoid screaming out the first appellation that comes to mind. So, I'll just say that she and her friends are simply political opportunists, and the Republican Party could do much worse than to purge their ranks of those who like her have absolutely no principles.

She also says,

"President Obama has the support of roughly 80 percent of Americans. Those numbers include all Democrats and a whole lot of Republicans."

I'd like to know where Nicole Wallace is getting her numbers, because even a CNN poll doesn't support anything like that (link). However, he does have an 81% approval rating in Canada (link), so maybe she just took a wrong turn.