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            Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Obama, speaks at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in Washington on July 25. (Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor)

            White House readies for House impeachment push: ‘Foolish’ to ignore

            By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

            A top White House adviser said Friday that “it would be foolish” to ignore the possibility House Republicans may pursue impeachment of President Obama.

            Chicago police display some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms confiscated so far this year in their battle against gun violence in the Windy City. (Associated Press photographs)

            Crime-ridden U.S. cities differ on ways to fight gun violence

            By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times

            The most horrifying experience a citizen can have is to stare down the barrel of a gun held by a violent criminal. But under President Obama, federal prosecutors in two of the nation’s most crime-ridden cities have taken vastly different paths to address the threat.

            House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, meets with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (right) and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Thursday. Mr. Hernandez said ambiguity in Washington's immigration debate has helped human smugglers convince Central Americans that they can stay in the U.S. if they make the long, illegal journey. (Associated Press)

            Central American leaders blame U.S. for border crisis

            By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times

            A day before meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala blamed the wave of unaccompanied children inundating the U.S. on American foreign policy and on gridlock in Congress over immigration reform.

            Muriel Bowser

            Let it roll: D.C. Council hits Las Vegas on taxpayers’ dime, leaves $14,000 tab

            By Andrea Noble - The Washington Times

            There’s more than one way to do Las Vegas, as half a dozen members of the D.C. Council have shown. The cost to taxpayers to send half the council to the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas was close to $14,000 this year.

            HUMPHRIES: The liberal bully of the week is … John Kerry

            By Rusty Humphries

            Secretary of State John Kerry got caught on an open mike last Sunday, grumbling about the Israeli operation to one of his aides. “We’ve got to get over there,” Mr. Kerry declared, even though he pointedly had not been invited to intervene.

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