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President Obama's new $3.7 billion border spending request will pay for schooling, health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children surging across the border.
Since declaring 2014 to be a "year of action," President Obama has taken more than 40 executive actions, bypassing Congress on economic matters, efforts to reduce U.S. carbon emissions, plans to make higher education more affordable and on a host of other issues.
A self-described liberal Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia is asking his followers on social media to help him target a young cheerleader who has been at the center of internet controversy in recent weeks.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has been crisscrossing the country this week to drum up local support for the renewal of a conservation fund set to expire at the end of September. She's announced new preservation efforts and visited the home states of congressional conservatives who have resisted the new spending.
House Republicans announced Thursday that their first attempt to sue President Obama for breaching the limits of his executive power will be over his decision to exempt businesses from his health care law's employer mandate.
A Republican congressman filed a motion Thursday asking that the House order the arrest of former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner — though it's unlikely to ever come to the floor for a full vote.
The Senate Judiciary Committee took the first step Thursday toward repealing part of the First Amendment, giving an early OK to a new amendment that would give government the power to put strict limits on all political campaign spending.
President Obama on Wednesday asked for Congress to give him "flexibility" to deport illegal immigrants from Central America more quickly, saying the solution to the surge of families and children trying to jump the border now lies with Congress, not him.
Arizona Sen. John McCain blasted DHS officials at a Senate hearing Wednesday for circulating a memo with instructions to restrict members of Congress from taking photos and speaking to children and staff at overburdened border facilities.