The daily digest
I found some interesting stories scanning some of the dailies this morning that I thought you’d be interested in…
First, Charles Babbington and Shailagh Murray with the Washington Post detail the differences in the Republican Party regarding immigration.
Here’s the nut graph:
“House and Senate Republicans sparred over immigration in hearings on opposite coasts Wednesday, holding firm to their starkly different viewpoints on what has become one of the most intractable and divisive issues to confront the GOP in years.”
The story failed to mention that Democrats are also struggling with the immigration debate. The labor/union wing of that party isn’t happy with illegal immigrants in the U.S. because they believe it takes away jobs and lowers wages for everyone. Other democrats, particularly those courting the hispanic vote, say allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens is the best option
There are also several stories regarding the battle over video games and kids. The Wall Street Journal has a story on how the video game industry is fighting a trend by local lawmakers to restrict sales of violent and explicit video games to children.
The Strib has a story saying that battle is already being fought in Minnesota. There’s a court hearing scheduled for next week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.