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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)

White House Won’t Say Publicly How Many Illegal Immigrant Families Have Been Released Into US

The Obama administration has released into the U.S. an untold number of immigrant families caught traveling illegally from Central America in recent months –€” and although the government knows how many it’s released, it won’t say publicly.

06/24/2014

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Supreme Court To Consider Free Speech Rights Of People Who Use Threatening Language On Facebook

The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker’s intent is not always clear.

06/16/2014

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Supreme Court Sides With Gun Control Groups, Obama Administration On ‘Straw Purchaser’ Law

A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.

06/16/2014

Iraqis get out of a vehicle in front of a checkpoint held by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on June 16, 2014 in Iraq's second city of Mosul. (credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Deputy CIA Director: ‘We Need To Keep Iran Out Of’ Iraq Crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration was willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and was not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists.

06/16/2014

Republicans are predicted to take the Senate in November, with a 51-49 seat edge that could be increased or decreased by two points if the election were held today.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Blocks ‘Buffett Rule’ Student Loan Bill

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

06/11/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Durbin: White House Only Finalized Bergdahl Deal Day Before Swap

The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.

06/11/2014

A group of Americans have petitioned The White House and are demanding that recently released Taliban prisoner, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, be punished for his alleged “desertion” from his Afghanistan Army post in 2009.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Analysts: White House Miscalculated Backlash Over Bergdahl Deal

Political analysts believe the Obama administration miscalculated the backlash they received after securing the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years.

06/03/2014

Jani Bergdahl makes a statement about the release of her son Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as her husband Bob Bergdahl and President Barack Obama listen on May 31, 2014 in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: J.H. Owen-Pool/Getty Images)

Cuban Intel Agent: Bergdahl Deal Could Set Precedent For Similar Swap With Cuba

The exchange of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo for a U.S. Army soldier held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent years imprisoned in the United States said Monday.

06/02/2014

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CBS News Poll: Most Americans Skeptical Of Immediate Impact Of Global Warming

A new poll finds that many Americans are skeptical of the immediate impact global warming can cause on the planet.

06/02/2014

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., arrives at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee closed briefing on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Veterans Groups ‘More Interested In Defending The Status Quo Within VA’

Four prominent veterans groups and Republican Sen. Richard Burr are hurling accusations at each other after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.

05/28/2014

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