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Speaker Boehner is right: Immigration reform is hard
Speaker Boehner is right: Immigration reform is hard

The stories about Republicans criticizing House Speaker John A. Boehner for his comments about immigration reform reminded me of one of my favorite anecdotes from the days when Democrat Tom Foley was speaker. For those who aren't regular readers of Ohio's newspapers (and I know there are several of you out there), the Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week that Boehner had "mocked" his GOP colleagues for their reluctance to tackle the thorny issue of immigration. From the Enquirer: "Here's the attitude. 'Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,' " Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Brown's Run County Club in...

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