November 30, 2012: Small Companies Targeted by This Obamacare Tax Credit Prank
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7. Ibid., p. 4.
November 29, 2012: Obama Employer Mandate, Fairness, and Shared Responsibility Suck
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November 25, 2012: Will Cybersecurity Bill Halt Our Nonpartisan Deficit Spending Fix?
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November 23, 2012: 5 Bad Reasons to Give Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants
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Image: “Six hospitalized after reckless smuggler rolls vehicle in the Rio Grande Valley.” U.S. Customs and Border Protection. October 20, 2017. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/six-hospitalized-after-reckless-smuggler-rolls-vehicle-rio-grande, retrieved April 27, 2018.
November 22, 2012: Social Exclusion Is Good Immigration Policy and Bad Politics
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November 18, 2012: Tax the Wealthy to Finance Baby Boomer Welfare?
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2. A Pledge to America., p. 3.
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November 15, 2012: America Thrives on Social Inequality. So Does Obama.
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November 11, 2012: Self-Deportation is the Best Amnesty for Illegals
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November 9, 2012: Say No to Illinois Debt and Politics: Leave While You Can
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November 8, 2012: Tea Party Terrorizes Democrats With Fiscal Restraint
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November 4, 2012: Paying for Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Wastes Our Tax Dollars
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2. United States Department of Agriculture. Office of Inspector General. Analysis of FNS’ Supplemental Nutriton Assistance Program Fraud Prevention and Detection Efforts. September 2012. p. 1
3. Ibid., p. 11.
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November 2, 2012: How Do ICE Agents Mix Inane Social Policy With Law Enforcement?
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2. Ibid., p. 14.
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November 1, 2012: Anti-Business Immigration Policy Targets Job Creators
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6. Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez. Op. cit.