The Morning Browse: Noose Faxes, GOP’s Immigration Rhetoric, and More

By Kai Wright Mar 23, 2010

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The Tea Party onslaught continued yesterday as Rep. James Clyburn told Keith Olbermann about noose faxes to his office – “This stuff is not all that isolated.” GOP Chair Michael Steele tells Fox News that his GOP is the “party of assimilation” and thus he’s worried about “how we are positioned rhetorically” on immigration reform. Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan becomes the first Sikh since 1984 to graduate U.S. Army’s officer basic training without being forced to shave his hair. New America Media profiles Navajo environmental activists’ victory in forcing public negotiations between Navajo Nation government and coal mining company Peabody Energy. Sen. Chris Dodd’s financial reform bill has sailed to the floor on a party-line vote. Oh, and President Obama will sign that health insurance reform thing this morning.