Congress

President Barack Obama delivers remarks and takes reporters' questions in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Aug. 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Legal Experts: White House Could Delay Indefinitely Efforts To Deport Millions Of Illegal Immigrants

What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S.immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.

08/04/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement in the briefing room of the White House on Aug. 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I’m Going To Have To Act Alone’ On Border Crisis

President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn’t going anywhere.

08/01/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

McCarthy: ‘We’re In Very Good Shape’ On Revised Border Bill

House Republican leaders on Friday offered a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to rank-and-file members, hoping the changes would sway reluctant conservatives.

08/01/2014

Newly-elected House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R), Speaker of the House John Boehner (2nd R), Representative Greg Walden (2nd L), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and newly elected Republican Whip Steve Scalise (L), hold a press conference following Republican leadership elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Scuttled House Vote On Border Bill Embarrassment For New GOP Leadership

House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.

08/01/2014

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House GOP Schedule Companion Vote On Bill To Block Obama From Extending Deportation Relief

House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

07/31/2014

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to members of the media as House Speaker John Boehner listens after a leadership election at a House Republican Conference meeting on June 19, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Incoming House Majority Whip: Obama ‘Just Wants To Sit Back And Play Politics’

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

07/29/2014

The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Deal To Improve Veterans Health Care Authorizes $15B In Emergency Spending

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

07/28/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement to the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 25, 2014 in Washington. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Several Dem Lawmakers Baffled By White House’s Tactics In Handling Border Request Money

President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.

07/28/2014

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Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

With one week left before Congress’ August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America.

07/26/2014

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

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