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  • Rep. Goodlatte says time to end 'catch-and-release' for illegals surging border

    A top Republican who spent the past two days investigating the border surge of illegal immigrants from Central America said Thursday that most of them are trying to reunite with relatives who are already living illegally in the U.S., and the best way to stop the surge is to speed up the threat of deportations.

  • ** FILE ** Illegal immigrants prepare to enter a bus after being processed at Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. New strategies being implemented by the U.S. government, including the halting of one-way flights back to the interior cities in Mexico, are in place to streamline processing and expedite a return to Mexico. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Immigration officials warn of amnesty 'overload'

    The officers who would be charged with approving millions of applications from illegal immigrants for legal status warned Congress this week that they can't handle the workload, and said the change would guarantee criminals and others would be approved to remain in the country.

  • Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, speaks at a town-hall meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in West Bend, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Patriot Act author introduces bill to halt NSA snooping

    The Republican author of the Patriot Act in the House and the senior Democrat in the Senate teamed together Tuesday to write a bill that would stop the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records and require a court order if the government wants to search through Americans' communications.

  • Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, says any Internet sales tax his committee would consider must be simple for online merchants to administer. (Associated Press)

    Backers of tax on Web sales renewing push

    Now that the government shutdown is over, House Republicans may turn their attention back to passing a bill that would let states charge online shoppers sales tax when they buy from websites such as Amazon and eBay.

  • **FILE** Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski (Associated Press)

    FCC chief, GOP spar on 'net neutrality'

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday offered a strong defense of his agency's new Internet traffic regulations in the face of questioning from skeptical Republican lawmakers.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., holds a copy of the U.S. Constitution during his mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Constitution read for first time, but not in its entirety

    More than 200 years after the first part was written, the Constitution produced standing ovations and strident but respectful debate as lawmakers from both parties read the government's founding document on the House floor in its entirety — or nearly so.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 30, 2010, file photo, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Van Hollen, the congressman in charge of the House Democrats' campaign efforts, is leaving that post just days after his party lost more than 60 seats to the Republicans. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    'We the people' to open next Congress

    The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that - the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country's founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.

  • Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, was killed in Money, Miss., in 1955. (AP Photo)

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Defending life, born or unborn

    When a 14-year-old black youth from Chicago was murdered in the South in the 1950s, the killers sent the body to his mother in a sealed casket. The mother opened the casket to find her son's body bloated, distorted and unrecognizable. To everyone's surprise, she decided to have an open-casket funeral. Over the next few days, 50,000 people saw the body of what used to be Emmett Till.

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