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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post
House Republicans are modifying their plan to address the record number of migrants the U.S.-Mexico border, with a framework to spend less than $1 billion gaining traction Friday.
4 hrs ago | Politico
STATES REBEL AGAINST SMART SNACK STANDARDS: School lunch advocates are buzzing over Georgia's recent announcement that it will allow 30 food-related fundraisers that don't meet new nutritional standards per school year.
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio said Thursday that he refused to accept an award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of that group's position on immigration, and called the Chamber the 'biggest pro-amnesty group' in the country.
With some Democrats and Republicans alike viewing the border crisis bills as a possible vehicle to pass comprehensive immigration legislation, the Republican members of the Gang of Eight announced their opposition to such a maneuver.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants Democrats to "use this crisis" on the border to pass comprehensive immigration legislation - just as immigration hawks fear they'll do.
Bob Shultis of Cedar Rapids lost his job at Clipper Windpower in June 2011. His unemployment benefits - along with those of millions of other Americans - ran out in December last year.
Jim Gilchrist - one of the founders of the Minutemen Project - said he's reaching out across America to recruit at least 3,500 volunteers who will go to the border to patrol and cover the "porous areas" between San Diego and Brownsville, Texas.
That counterintuitive position stems from a fear that Senate majority leader Harry Reid will use a conference committee - the panel of lawmakers who work to resolve differences between House-passed and Senate-passed bills - to force the House to vote on the comprehensive immigration bill written by the Senate "Gang of Eight."
Capitol Hill is fiercely divided over how to handle the surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border, but at least everyone can agree on one thing: It's a crisis.
Mesa County Republicans chose a Mesa County Sheriff's Office sergeant to fill the ballot slot left vacant when Sen. Steve King dropped out of the race last week as he faces an investigation into his multiple jobs while serving in the legislature.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars to U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst during the final stretch of her contested Iowa primary.
Fifteen minutes after the rally's scheduled start and here's what we have outside the Russell Senate building: one pink fedora, one pink sunhat and a half dozen pink T-shirts.
Rep. Steve King has introduced a bill which calls on governors of the border states to deploy the National Guard in order to stop the influx of illegal immigrants.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:01 am
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