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  • **FILE** An undocumented migrant, who refused to identify himself, clings to the border as he checks on the U.S. Border Patrol from the Mexico side of the United States-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 5, 2006. (Associated Press)

    Border War: Security at the center of Senate immigration fight

    The era of good feelings surrounding the immigration bill collapsed Wednesday, less than 24 hours into the Senate's debate on the issue, after Republicans and Democrats couldn't even agree on how vote on amendments.


  • Embassy Row: Pressure on Iran

    The House and Senate this week advanced bills to broaden sanctions against Iran because of its suspected nuclear weapons program and continued abuse of human rights, as the theocratic regime in Tehran took steps to manipulate its June 14 presidential election.


  • Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press, discusses the leak investigation that led to his reporters' phone records being subpoenaed by the Justice Department, on CBS' "Face the Nation" in Washington on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Mr. Pruitt said that the seizure of the records was "unconstitutional" and that the secret subpoena has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists. (AP Photo/CBS, Chris Usher)

    AP CEO calls Justice Department's records seizure unconstitutional

    The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.


  • Web Test

    It was the trash that first drew Roger Barnett's attention.


  • A road lined with vehicle barriers marking the U.S-Mexico border in New Mexico is the spartan territory for Border Patrol agents. (Associated Press)

    Sequester cuts raising fears of security setback near the border

    Roger Barnett began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 after they started to vandalize his property — destroying water pumps, killing calves, vandalizing fences and gates, stealing trucks and breaking into his house.


  • EDITORIAL: Decision time on 'assault weapons'

    Several days before the November elections, Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to meet with her lawyers to prepare for the renewal of the Clinton-era gun ban, early in President Obama's second term.


  • **FILE** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano briefs reporters at the White House on Feb. 25, 2013. (Associated Press)

    GOP Sen. Cornyn rips Napolitano for releasing detainees

    A senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary committee on Friday called into question the leadership abilities of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, expressing "outrage" at what he called the department's questionable response to sequestration — including the release of detainees from detention centers across the country.


  • **FILE** U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Texas Republican (Associated Press/The Amarillo Globe News)

    GOP eyes shutdown as ‘fiscal sanity’ jolt

    The appetite for a government shutdown is growing among Republicans, who shied away from one during the debt and spending fights in the last Congress but now say one may be needed.


  • Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, wants the Justice Department to release information on gunrunning operations in Texas and the source of guns in the 2011 killing of a U.S. agent. (Associated Press)

    Holder pressed on source of guns from 2011 killing

    A senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday to immediately make public any information the Justice Department has on the existence of federal gunrunning operations in Texas and to reveal the source of weapons found at the February 2011 murder scene of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata.


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