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House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.
The House voted Wednesday evening to authorize civil legal action against President Barack Obama for his failure to implement Obamacare as it was passed by Congress.
This May 7, 2014, file photo shows House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, joined at right by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., as he speaks during a panel on Capitol in Washington.
The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily.
Rep. Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Whip, said Sunday the he will to stay in Washington until Congress agrees to an emergency spending plan for the border-immigration crisis, but declined to say whether he will cancel the lower chamber's August recess.
Republicans are preparing to vote on a resolution that would pave the way for the House to sue President Barack Obama over his executive actions to delay parts of the Affordable Care Act.
With only a week to go before the August recess, House Republicans have yet to coalesce around the specifics of a bill to address the border crisis, but likely will approve less than a third of the funding the president requested.
Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.
Readers who followed my many reports exposing the truth about the September 11, 2012 attack of the CIA compound in Benghazi that killed four Americans have witnessed the painfully slow process of that truth gradually evolving into the mainstream, validating my information and source.
"This has nothing to do with the law. This has to do with trying to manage some of the extremists, in your party-some of the cuckoo clocks who have been talking about impeachment."
Slaughter and McGovern saw their attempts to amend the resolution rebuffed in the Rules Committee.
With the August recess right around the corner, House Republicans have taken another step towards turning Speaker John Boehner's planned lawsuit against President Obama into reality, approving a resolution in the House Rules Committee that will allow the full House to consider the lawsuit, most likely next week.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:44 am
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