Weekly Must Reads

Amidst all the NSA/the-government-is-spying-on-everything-we-do-and-we’re-outraged news yesterday, this sort of got lost: the House voted to cut off funds for an Obama program that would halt deportations for DREAM Act immigrants. Big move at a really big time for immigration reform. The House is definitely making a statement with this one. Read more: House sends message to Obama on deportations

More on that: Mounting Signs of GOP Rebellion Against Immigration Reform

And an interesting take on the potential impact of legalization: a real estate and mortgage market boom. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals in San Diego estimates that providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would add three million home buyers to the market and $500 billion in mortgages. Awaiting Immigration Reform

Because it’s kind of unavoidable and all anyone’s talking about, read up on Obama’s response to all the Big Brother outrage. Obama Calls Surveillance Programs Legal and Limited

A must-read op-ed on student debt reform. Stop Playing Politics with College Loans

Need a respite from the onslaught of news this week? Do yourself a solid and check out this awesome interactive map about craft beer: Mapping the rise of craft beer

And of course, in honor of National Donut Day, a drool-worthy roundup of the best donuts around the country. Kind of torturous, so prepare yourself for mad cravings. In celebration of National Donut Day, 17 donuts you absolutely NEED to eat

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