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Former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, spoke of being “fired” from the paper in May, and also her belief that the Obama White House is the most secretive administration she ever dealt with in her career.  (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)

Abramson: Obama Administration Has ‘Put A Freeze’ On Journalists

Former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, spoke of being “fired” from the paper in May, and also her belief that the Obama White House is the most secretive administration she ever dealt with in her career.

07/17/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control ‘In Case They’re Raped Along The Way’

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”

07/17/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Surge Overwhelming, Officials Tell Congress

Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president’s emergency spending request for the crisis.

07/09/2014

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)

Dem Rep: Obama Administration ‘One Step Behind’ Immigration Dilemma That Was Foreseeable

The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally came into sharp focus in a series of interviews Sunday.

07/07/2014

United Nations explosives experts show how they clear land mines that still lie on the border between Greek and Turkish controlled areas of Cyprus.(BARBARA LABORDE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. To Sign On To International Land Mine Ban

Administration says United States intends to join international treaty banning land mines.

06/27/2014

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: US Drone Policy A ‘Slippery Slope’ Toward ‘Continual Conflict’

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war.

06/27/2014

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)

Officials: NM Detention Center Will Be Focused On Deporting Illegal Immigrants Within 15 Days

A detention center being opened in southeastern New Mexico to deal with the surge in women caught crossing illegally with children into the U.S. from Central America will be focused on deporting the immigrants quickly, officials said Thursday.

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

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”  (credit: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: Gay Rights ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day’

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”

06/26/2014

The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Amnesty Group Asks Americans To Mail ‘Gently Used Underwear’ To Obama, Boehner

The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol.

06/26/2014

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