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Obama Immigration Speech

Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

The president is setting new enforcement priorities that could make it easier for many more people in the U.S. illegally to stay in the country.

11/20/2014

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and former Republican congressman Doug Ose spent nearly $20 million in California's 7th Congressional District. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

California Democrat Retains Seat In Costliest House Race

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and former Republican congressman Doug Ose spent nearly $20 million in California’s 7th Congressional District.

11/19/2014

President Barack Obama condemned an "horrific attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four people, including three US citizens, dead and urged Israelis and Palestinians to calm tensions, before a meeting at the White House on Nov. 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Group: White House Has Been In Touch With Nevada Activists About Trip

President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas Friday, a Democratic official said, heightening anticipation that he will announce executive orders on immigration this week.

11/19/2014

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NTSB: Gov’t Aircraft Regulations Apply To Drones

The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.

11/18/2014

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Norton to Congress: Stay Out of Pot Debate

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton warned Congress Friday to stay out of the capital city’s new law legalizing marijuana.

11/14/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey listens during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ‘We’re Certainly Considering’ Dispatching US Forces To Fight With Iraqi Troops Against ISIS

In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) purportedly said the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.

11/14/2014

File photo of U.S. President Barack Obama. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks Human Rights Waiver On War Funds

The Obama administration has asked Congress repeatedly to exempt its military effort against the Islamic State from a longstanding ban on U.S. assistance to torturers and war criminals, highlighting doubts about finding “clean” American allies in a region wracked by ethnic animosity and religious extremism.

11/13/2014

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Pot-Friendly States Team Up on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress from states with legal pot urged their colleagues Thursday not to stand in the way of expanded legalization and to approve measures that would make it easier for marijuana businesses to operate.

11/13/2014

Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Re-Elect Reid As Leader

Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January.

11/13/2014

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Texas Rep. Stockman Says He Received Subpoena

A Texas congressman and three of his aides say they have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in a criminal investigation.

11/13/2014

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