As bipartisan immigration legislation takes shape in Congress to grant legal status to the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, a quiet civil war is raging in the Republican Party on the issue.
Republicans are intensifying their efforts to recruit more Hispanics into their elected ranks across the country as they push to rebuild the national party and revamp their brand after losses at the polls in 2012.
The presidential candidates curtailed campaigning to await Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, as President Barack Obama said the “the election will take care of itself next week” and the priority must be to prepare for and respond to the storm.
Rick Santorum tells voters he prayed to decide whether to run for president. God, opposition to abortion and the primacy of the traditional family are staples of his campaign stump speech. He’s standing by a comment he once made that Satan was targeting the U.S.