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File photo of Rep. John Fleming. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: ‘We’re Now Jumping Right In The Middle Of Obama’s Nightmare And Making It Ours’

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border.

07/24/2014

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to members of the media after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon July 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cornyn: ‘It Looks Like We’re On A Track To Do Absolutely Nothing’

Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they’re unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers.

07/23/2014

President Barack Obama wants cars to be able to talk to each other. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: US Must Retrain Workers Who Lose Jobs

 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says all American workers deserve to know that if they lose their jobs, their country will help them train for a better one. In his weekly radio and Internet address, […]

07/19/2014

File photo of Tareq Salahi when he appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee on the breach of White House security January 20, 2010 in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Party Crasher Fails To Make Ballot

One-time White House party crasher and former reality television figure Tareq Salahi has failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot Independent Green Party candidate for outgoing U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s seat in Congress.

07/18/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers reporters' questions during a news conference to announce that Democrats will fast-track new legislation to prevent for-profit employers from refusing to cover health benefits for religious reasons at the U.S. Capitol on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Radical Republicans Would Rather Hold These Kids Ransom’

Prospects for action on the nation’s border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas.

07/18/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pelosi Opposes Bill Allowing Border Patrol To Turn Back Immigrants After Saying Last Week It Would Not Be ‘Deal-Breaker’

Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama’s call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the remarkable surge of unaccompanied youths at the South Texas border.

07/17/2014

National Governors Association Chair, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, delivers remarks before a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Neb. Governor: Feds ‘Conducting Secret Operation’ Placing Immigrants In States Without Officials’ Knowledge

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman believes federal authorities are conducting secret operations by sending immigrant children across the U.S. without state officials’ knowledge.

07/15/2014

Chairman of U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference on July 10, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Chairman: ‘I Don’t Believe Anybody At The Table Is Telling The Truth From The VA’

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made “tremendous progress” in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department’s assistant inspector general don’t believe it.

07/15/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Legislation Would Allow Agents To Turn Many Immigrant Children Around Quickly At Border

Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who’ve been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border.

07/14/2014

File photo of Sen. Harry Reid. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Reid: Judge Judy Would Throw Out Republican’s Lawsuit Against Obama

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that television’s Judge Judy would throw out the “sham” Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama “in half a second.”

07/14/2014

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