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Newly-elected House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R), Speaker of the House John Boehner (2nd R), Representative Greg Walden (2nd L), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and newly elected Republican Whip Steve Scalise (L), hold a press conference following Republican leadership elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Scuttled House Vote On Border Bill Embarrassment For New GOP Leadership

House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.

08/01/2014

Faith leaders and activists protest immigrant deportations in front of the White House in Washington, DC, July 31, 2014. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

112 Arrested At Protest Against US Deportations

Immigrant activists and religious leaders massed outside the White House on Thursday to protest against U.S. policies on deporting migrants in the country illegally, and police arrested 112 demonstrators they say blocked traffic.

07/31/2014

Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (Credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Looking Into Medevac Options To Bring 2 American Aid Workers Diagnosed With Ebola Back To US

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

07/31/2014

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the CPAC Conference, on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan: I Won’t Seriously Consider White House Run Until Next Year

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he won’t seriously consider a Republican presidential bid until next year, saying he wants to stay focused on his work in Congress and talk with his family before making any major decisions.

07/31/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks while releasing the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on July 28, 2014, at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘I Have Taken Hits Before In Politics’

The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat.

07/29/2014

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Guneev Sergey/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

‘Very Serious Matter': White House Accuses Russia Of Conducting Tests In Violation Of 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

07/29/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

07/25/2014

President Barack Obama arrives at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif., on July 23, 2014, to board Air Force One en route to Los Angeles. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Call For ‘Economic Patriotism’ In Effort To Limit US Company Mergers Abroad

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.

07/24/2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on July 22, 2014 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden Working To Boost Political Profile Among Key Dem Voting Blocs

Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.

07/23/2014

File photo of Tareq Salahi when he appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee on the breach of White House security January 20, 2010 in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Party Crasher Fails To Make Ballot

One-time White House party crasher and former reality television figure Tareq Salahi has failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot Independent Green Party candidate for outgoing U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s seat in Congress.

07/18/2014

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