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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
A Republican congresswoman says the U.S. should cut aid to countries that are home to children who have crossed the border illegally to pay for the cost of caring for them.
Reporters sent to cover political action in U.S. statehouses across the country have declined dramatically in the past decade, with the number of full-time newspaper reporters declining by 35 percent since 2003.
Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.