Updated: U.S. bishops "welcome" resolution from 17 House Republicans calling for acknowledgement of and solutions to address climate change.
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NCR Today: Republicans, backed by Donald Trump, and Democrats alike appear determined to recognize Israeli expansionism and its annexation of lands seized by military force.
NCR Today: As Michel Aoun's allegiances have shifted, U.S. politicians, with a simplistic view of Lebanese politics, have alternately considered him a freedom fighter and Syrian puppet.
That didn't take long. About a week.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner, a Catholic, surprised many of us when he publicly made fun of his fellow Republicans as unwilling to take on the challenging task of passing immigration reform. Now Boehner regrets the modest but well-deserved public shaming of his House members.
The simple fact that Republican House Speaker John Boehner recently and publicly teased his fellow conservative House members about not wanting to do the hard work on passing immigration reform is both unusual and telling. Here's The Huffington Post's report:
In a joint letter to members of Congress, Catholic bishops and evangelical leaders pleaded for "common sense fixes to our immigration policies" by passing legislation this year.