"Well, of course, it's former staff of mine. And, of course they're people who support me. They wouldn't be putting money into a PAC that supports me if they weren't people who support me."
That was former Massachusetts Gov.
America's half-baked immigration system is riddled with unfair, arbitrary and inhumane provisions, but few are so senseless and cruel as those covering the undocumented immigrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens.
Those of us who've never served in the military, who've never spent a year or two away from home, family and friends, can have a difficult time understanding the immediate and long-term effects of such a separation.
TOKYO - If you want to silence a room filled with Japanese politicians, suggest they should learn from China.
The conventional wisdom favors the flip side of this dynamic: China should be studying Japan's playbook.
A year from now, the federal government will start collecting a new tax on medical devices from tongue depressors to imaging machines, thanks to the sweeping health-care overhaul that Democrats enacted in the spring of 2010.
Billions of dollars are lost each year to online piracy, which stifles the ability of writers, songwriters and others in the creative arts to earn the royalties they are due and drains profits from legitimate manufacturers.