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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

07/17/2014

National Governors Association Chair, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, delivers remarks before a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.

07/15/2014

Chairman of U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference on July 10, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Chairman: ‘I Don’t Believe Anybody At The Table Is Telling The Truth From The VA’

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.

07/15/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Legislation Would Allow Agents To Turn Many Immigrant Children Around Quickly At Border

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.

07/14/2014

File photo of Sen. Harry Reid. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Reid: Judge Judy Would Throw Out Republican’s Lawsuit Against Obama

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.”

07/14/2014

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Congresswoman: Cut Foreign Aid To Pay For Illegal Immigrant Children

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.

07/12/2014

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. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Study: 35 Percent Decrease In Full-Time Statehouse Reporters Since 2003

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.

07/10/2014

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: Border Crisis ‘Is A Problem Of The President’s Own Making’

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.

07/10/2014

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 29, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NM Governor: Immigrants ‘Expecting The Federal Government To Just Throw Up Its Hands And Let Them In’

Gov. Susana Martinez is blaming President Barack Obama and Congress for the surge in Central American immigrants attempting to enter the country illegally.

07/10/2014

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith says that President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency border security funding should be rejected altogether until the Obama administration can enforce border security using current resources.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

GOP Congressman: No Additional Funds Until Border Is Secured With Current Resources

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith says that President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency border security funding should be rejected altogether until the Obama administration can enforce border security using current resources.

07/09/2014

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