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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

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

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