Luis Gutiérrez is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district, serving since 1993. Gutiérrez was the first Latino to be elected to Congress from the Mid-west.His supporters have given him the nickname El Gallito – the little fighting rooster – in reference to his fiery oratory and political prowess. Watch him in the clip below speak on immigration:
Which Party Has More at Stake in Immigration Battle?
Jenna McLaughlin is an Editorial Fellow in Mother Jones' Washington Bureau. She has previously written and worked for DC Magazine and Baltimore City Paper. She recently graduated from the Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars Department. In this excerpt from her article on Mother Jones, Jenna describes the leader (VanDyke) of an independent army trying to rise against ISIS:
LAST SUMMER, ISIS began targeting the Assyrians of northern Iraq, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Militants massacred civilians, blew up ancient artifacts, and bulldozed settlements, including the 3,000-year-old city of Nimrud. Horrified by the slaughter—and by the beheadings of journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, both of whom VanDyke knew—he began contacting Iraqi Christian political leaders and offering his services to train a militia to repel the Islamic State from their territory. VanDyke wasn't the only one with this idea. A California-based nonprofit group called the American Mesopotamian Organization had undertaken a similar effort, dubbed "Restore Nineveh Now," to help the Assyrians defend themselves. Both VanDyke and the AMO would separately begin working with an upstart militia group that eventually dubbed itself the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU).
John Cusack is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter.He has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. Here Cusack talks NSA, Snowden, and Rand Paul.
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