Politics

11:03am

Sat August 22, 2015
Code Switch

Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of 'Alien'

Originally published on Sun August 23, 2015 9:49 am

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones stands next to a illegal aliens sign he had placed in the parking lot of the Butler County Sheriff's Department, Nov. 3, 2005, in Hamilton, Ohio.
David Kohl AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly referred to "criminal aliens" and "illegal aliens" in the immigration plan he released on Sunday. "Alien," and especially "illegal alien," have become such staples in the vocabulary of conservative pundits and politicians that many immigrant rights advocates now reject those terms as derogatory and dehumanizing.

But it wasn't always like that.

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7:49am

Sat August 22, 2015
Politics

Trump Is No Conservative, Says Conservative Pundit Glenn Beck

Originally published on Sat August 22, 2015 2:43 pm

"I think what's happening," says conservative pundit Glenn Beck, "is that people will look at Donald Trump and they'll say, 'I care about jobs and the economy and immigration, and I am really tired of politicians,' and he has those three in spades."
Brynn Anderson AP

The rise of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential candidate has surprised many pundits, but not conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

Trump has widened his lead over other Republican presidential candidates in public opinion polls. Other non-professional politicians, including Dr. Ben Carson, a brain surgeon, and Carly Fiorina, the former head of Hewlett-Packard, have also shot ahead of politicians in the polls.

Voters are angry, and they "want somebody just to say it the way they think it — especially if they say it in a non-politically correct way," Beck says.

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6:32am

Sat August 22, 2015
Politics

Former Attorney General Questions Clinton's Email Comments

Originally published on Sat August 22, 2015 9:46 am

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6:32am

Sat August 22, 2015
It's All Politics

Will GOP's Efforts To Reach Out To Hispanics Survive These Primaries?

Originally published on Mon August 24, 2015 9:25 am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press conference Wednesday prior to a town hall meeting at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H.
Matthew Healey UPI/Landov

Immigration has taken over the 2016 Republican presidential race. See, for instance, Donald Trump's position paper that included a call to deport those in the country illegally and to challenge the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the one that says anyone born in the United States is an American citizen.

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6:03am

Sat August 22, 2015
It's All Politics

Capturing Campaign History In The Granite State

Originally published on Sat August 22, 2015 11:25 am

Gov. Bill Clinton shakes hands with the crowd as he arrives at a rally being held for him in Hartford, Conn., in March 1992.
Jim Cole AP

Of the many New Hampshire journalists who have covered the state's presidential primary, few can match longtime Associated Press photographer Jim Cole, who has captured every New Hampshire primary since 1980.

Cole has a rule he follows when out on assignment: No matter how crowded the press gaggle gets, he never takes a picture while he's touching another photographer. The point is to force himself to think of a different approach to each shot.

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