As the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act came down Thursday morning, politicians in Illinois and across America began to release their responses. Below are some of their statements, culled from Twitter, email and phone interviews conducted by WBEZ.
President Obama’s DREAM Act executive order was a survival-mode move to counteract Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s own ambitious move. Rubio has been talking up his own version of the DREAM Act, which, unlike to the original, would not provide a path to permanent residency or citizenship.
Scholar Fawaz Gerges argues that despite his efforts to limit the damage done by the Bush years and all that came before them, President Obama may be seen as an “American Gorbachev” in the Middle East.
Worldview contributor Robert L. Price argues that some of America's political leaders should take a lesson from President Obama’s press conference Monday to learn what being “world-class” really means.
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