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In this Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, immigration rights protesters sit out in front of the House of Representatives after then-Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gave her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Republicans clash over immigration enforcement tactic

- The Washington Times

Republicans are about to face another immigration fight within their own ranks after conservatives rebelled this week against a border security bill, saying it’s a fig leaf that doesn’t tackle any of the issues surrounding President Obama’s lax enforcement of immigration laws.

Indian soldiers rehearse for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, where President Obama will be the "chief guest." The unprecedented invitation to the U.S. president is part of Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi's aggressive diplomacy. (Associated Press)

Obama Republic Day honor reflects India’s pursuit of closer U.S. ties

It’s an unprecedented gesture toward an American president and one that Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi hopes will intensify the diplomatic outreach in a bilateral relationship that at times has fallen far short of both countries’ hopes.

Milwaukee's tough-talking black sheriff, David Clarke, argued this week that white Americans have "made great strides" in healing race relations, and that sooner or later they're going to grow tired of having their noses "rubbed in the past sins of slavery." (Fox News via The Daily Surge) ** FILE **

David Clarke, Wisconsin sheriff: ‘Al Sharpton ought to go back into the gutter he came from’

- The Washington Times

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke didn’t pull any punches in his assessment of the Rev. Al Sharpton — who vowed to keep fighting for justice for slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown, despite the feds’ decision to drop a civil rights investigation — and characterized him on national television as less than intelligent and unworthy of respect.

President Barack Obama eats shave ice with daughter Malia at Island Snow, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Kailua, in Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama lives in ignorance of Islamic threat

- The Washington Times

President Obama has a happy and untroubled life on Fantasy Island, where he lives in splendid isolation from the world where the rest of us live. He is never troubled by terrorists, whether Islamic, Jewish or Episcopalian. All rough places have been made plain, manna falls right on time every morning, the water is pure, clear and cold, and golf courses where everybody breaks par stretch to a happy oblivion. The ants never get into his pants.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gestures after speaking at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

At 2016 Iowa summit, some fresh GOP faces — finally

The 2016 GOP nominee is going to have to be a whole new breed of Republican. After back-to-back shellackings — first against a nearly unknown first-term U.S. senator, then to a highly unpopular president — the party has no choice but to go in a new direction, and that path does not lead back into the wilderness. The New Breed were on hand Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by, from left, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks to media during a meeting with bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss a wide range of issues, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Nancy Pelosi accuses John Boehner of 'hubris' in running Congress

- The Washington Times

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accused Speaker John A. Boehner of "hubris" Thursday, saying his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress broke with custom, and his decision to cut the size of House committees was dictatorial.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) puts his helmet on for team football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tom Brady: 'I didn't alter the balls in any way'

Associated Press

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady insisted Thursday that he "didn't alter the balls in any way" after referees inspected the footballs prior to kickoff against the Colts during the AFC Championship Sunday.

Christopher Barry, the son of the late former Washington Mayor Marion Barry, speaks in Washington in this March 19, 2014, file photo. Barry is pledging to continue his campaign for the D.C. Council after he was accused of threatening a bank teller and destroying a security camera. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Marion Barry's son pleads not guilty in bank dustup

- The Washington Times

The son of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges Wednesday that arose from an altercation at a bank in which the 34-year-old is accused of threatening a teller after learning his account was overdrawn.