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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson listens during a joint press conference at the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Guatemala City on July 9, 2014. (credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary To Try To Sell $3.7B Border Request To Senate Committee

In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that has overwhelmed the Border Patrol in South Texas.

07/10/2014

Senate deadlocked over Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants. (Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Scuttle Vote On Spending Bill

Biggest obstacle is Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants.

06/18/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Holder: Postal Service Mail Used For ‘Shocking’ Amount Of Drug Dealing

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country.

04/03/2014

Brushing aside Senate panel queries into whether he might step down, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested he would only do so because of “fatigue,” or when he has accomplished his goals. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images).

Holder Suggests He Could Step Down Due To Controversy ‘Fatigue’

Brushing aside Senate panel queries into whether he might step down, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested he would only do so because of “fatigue,” or when he has accomplished his goals.

06/06/2013

Sen. Carl Levin said Chuck Hagel's defense secretary nomination is "very much on track." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Armed Services Chairman: Hagel Confirmation ‘Very Much On Track’

Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next defense secretary remains on track despite Republican demands for additional information about his paid speeches and business dealings, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Thursday.

02/07/2013

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