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Bloomberg and Murdoch join Top CEO's to Push CIR and your End of the Week News Roundup
Here is your end of the week news round up.
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have joined several leading businessman to push for comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. Read it here. Excerpts Below:
Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform – including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants now in the United States.
The group includes several other big-city mayors and calls itself the Partnership for a New American Economy. It seeks to reframe immigration reform as the solution to repairing and stimulating the economy.
Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., appeared together Thursday on Fox News to discuss the effort.
GANNETT - NDN President Simon Rosenberg is quoted here on the changing demographics of party politics in Chuck Raasch 's piece Minority Gains in South Carolina offer hope to Republicans. Simons quote below:
It reflected what Simon Rosenberg, the head of the left-leaning New Democratic Network, says are lingering tensions even in a party of diversity.
"With the Republicans (changing demographics) is an evolving story," Rosenberg said. "And I think the Obama team clearly understood this more than the older parts of the Democratic Party.
"There are a lot of Democratic politicians who grew up in 20th Century America and are at the end of their careers and look around and see kids with I-Pads and all these people of color (and say), 'That is not the world that I understand, that is not the world I grew up in.' "
HUFFINGTON POST - Robert Creamer wrote a great op-ed on how increasingly nativist view of immigration coupled with SB1070 create potentially fatal mistakes for the GOP. Read Evidence that Arizona Immigration Law may be Fatal Mistakes for the GOP ASAP.
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Stephen Colbert has started a tongue in cheek campaign to have unemployed American Workers take farm working jobs. Read Immigration Farm Workers Challenge: Take Our Jobs.
BOOMBOX - I think Chuck D Pens new Anti-Arizona Immigration Law Anthem, says it all...
THE HILL - Rep. Trent Franks AZ (R) penned an op-ed on SB1070, Obama Administration has Disastrously Mis-handled Arizona Immigration Situation.
CNN INTERNATIONAL - Clock is ticking on Immigration Reform Legislation
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Liz Sidoti gives a great summary of what is going on in Arizona in her article Immigration back on Front Burner due to Az. Law.