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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama urges Israel to embrace Iran talks

- The Washington Times

In an effort to preempt Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly anticipated speech to Congress, President Obama said Monday that Israel should accept his administration’s position on nuclear talks with Iran to achieve a verifiable, 10-year freeze on nuclear activity.

United States Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., participates in a news conference about Homeland Security funding in New York, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Senate rejects debate on homeland funds in push for ‘clean’ bill

- The Washington Times

The Senate on Monday rejected further negotiations over homeland security spending and sent a “clean” spending bill back to the House minus any restrictions on President Obama’s deportation amnesty, daring House Republicans to either accept it as is or face blame for shutting down key security agencies.

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

- The Washington Times

The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds.

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Deadline looms for states to respond in immigration suit

Associated Press

A deadline neared for a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration to respond to a request by the U.S. government to lift a temporary hold of Obama's orders.

5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

- Associated Press

Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end.

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

- Associated Press

The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

- Associated Press

After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage.

Lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

- Associated Press

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.

Idaho sheriff backs "Constitutional Carry" weapon law

Associated Press

A proposed law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit will not create a greater threat to police and will align state law with the U.S. Constitution, a northern Idaho sheriff said.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responds to a question from board member Frayda Levin after he spoke at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at the Breakers Hotel Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Palm Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Scott Walker: 'My view has changed' on immigration

- The Washington Times

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose presidential star has been rising in recent weeks, says his views on immigration have changed and part of the reason why he firmly opposes amnesty is because of how President Obama has mishandled the issue.

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with members of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, the president, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Brittany Packnett, executive director of Teach For America in St. Louis, Missouri. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force.

FILE - This Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court, during the week of March 2, 2015, hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

- Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, for a procedural vote as Congress moves toward a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department hours before a shutdown was to begin.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Homeland Security funding deal elusive

- Associated Press

With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department looming, House Speaker John Boehner is demanding negotiations with Democrats on a funding bill that rolls back President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Senate Democrats are unwilling to even consider such a step.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Mikulski retirement sets up big U.S. Senate race

- The Washington Times

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday that she sill not seek re-election at the end of her fifth term in 2016, ending what will be a 30-year Senate career that made her the longest-serving woman in Congress.