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Obama Seeks $3.7 Billion to Confront Immigrant Kids at Border

The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America.

07/08/2014

President Barack Obama speaks ahead of a lunch with a group of teachers on July 7, 2014 in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘The Bottom Line Is That The Law Will Be Enforced’

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won’t seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.

07/08/2014

A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.  (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US General: Border Security An ‘Existential’ Threat To National Security

A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.

07/07/2014

Marijuana plants (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

D.C. Pot Group Submits Signatures to Let Voters Decide on Marijuana Legalization

Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation’s capital say they’ve got the signatures required to put the measure on November’s ballot.

07/07/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Wants Drones To Be Used Along US-Mexico Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for drones to be used along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to deter immigrants from illegally crossing into the U.S.

07/07/2014

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a news conference on Jan. 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Federal Judge To Hear Arguments In GOP Senator’s Obamacare Lawsuit

A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a Wisconsin senator’s lawsuit challenging rules forcing congressional members and their staffs to seek government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges.

07/07/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet on July 1, 2014 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Cabinet Secretaries: ‘Be Creative About How We Can Make Real Progress’

President Barack Obama wants his Cabinet secretaries to hit the road and is urging them to “be creative about how we can make real progress” on issues where Congress won’t act.

07/01/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama to Ask Congress for Money to Help ‘Fast Track’ Child Immigrants

Administration will ask for authority to “fast track” the cases of children who enter the United States unaccompanied by an adult.

06/28/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 27, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Republicans ‘Don’t Do Anything, Except Block Me And Call Me Names’

Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November.

06/27/2014

Frustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WH Press Secretary: ‘We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait’ For Congress To Pass Immigration Laws

Frustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S.

06/26/2014

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