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3 hrs ago | Politico

What if McConnell loses?

It's a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that's on many senators' minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid? In interviews and private conversations with more than half of the 45-member Senate Republican Conference, there is a split over a potential McConnell successor.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Roy Blunt, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Ted Cruz

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Truthdig

Gridlock on Capitol Hill Over Immigration Plan Surprises Precisely No One

So there's this plan circulating in Congress, hatched by Senate Democrats, that would call for some $2.7 billion to attempt to deal with one pressing aspect of the immigration quandary: what to do about the growing ranks of migrant children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

Dallas Morning News

Border bill fits Rep. Henry Cuellar's history of bipartisanship

Rep. Henry Cuellar has never been shy about breaking party ranks. But in recent weeks, the Laredo Democrat has taken that to new levels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Representative Ciro Rodriguez, US Senate, Republican, Henry Bonilla

CNN

Until drug war ends, refugees will come

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to send 1,000 National Guard troops to "secure" the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Drugs, Opinion

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Tom Harkin, Democrat

The Town Talk

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the...

Ca...: USA TODAY's Susan Page discusses immigration and the mid-term elections with Republican Whip and Texas Senator John Cornyn.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat

KXXV-TV Waco

Groundbreaking held for Ft. Hood Memorial

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, July 22, at the site of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood Memorial.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Switched

Huffpost Hill - E Pluribus Mumbo Sauce

President Obama supports D.C. statehood, because the arc of history is long, but it bends toward someone saying "Mumbo sauce" on the Senate floor.

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Related Topix: World News, Moldova, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

Texas Tribune

Amid Lawsuit, Farmers Insurance PAC Gives Thousands to Abbott

Texas attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks to a small crowd of supporters at Lavazza Coffeehouse on Congress Ave. in Austin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Texas, Austin, TX, Travis County, TX

MySanAntonio.com

Bexar County Democratic Party takes on Cuellar, calls for 'sanctuary city' resolution

Bexar County Democratic Party Chair Manuel Medina is taking on a member of San Antonio's Congressional delegation - in his own party - and putting immigration at the forefront as he tries to flex muscle in next year's municipal elections.

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Related Topix: Bexar County, TX, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Politico

Stars may align on transparency

House Republicans and Senate Democrats may finally have found something on which they are both so exercised about that they may actually get together and do something: transparency.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Barack Obama, Patrick Leahy, Democrat

Switched

Judges Describe Toll Of Court Vacancies: Burnout, Delays, Pressure To Plead Guilty

Federal judicial vacancies are causing unsustainable courtroom delays, resulting in evidence going stale, witnesses dying before they can testify and, in some instances, people being pressured to plead guilty just to get out of jail faster, according to study released Monday by the Brennan Center for Justice.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Texas, Barbara Boxer, Democrat, California, California Government

MyHighPlains.com

Immigration Reform

The recent spike in unaccompanied minors crossing the Texas border continues. But the stalemate that has ruled Washington politics for the last 2 years has left thousands of children cramped in overrun detention centers.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas

USA Today

Capital Download: Optimism fades on immigration dealCapital Download: ...

Capital Download: Senate GOP whip John Cornyn had been hopeful the flood of children from Central America meant Congress could reach a rare bipartisan deal on immigration.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Ted Cruz, Harry Reid

Forbes.com

GOP Senators Question Inspector General's Right To Probe Fracking

The Environmnental Protection Agency's inspector general defended Friday his right to investigate pollution risks from hydraulic fracturing, after a posse of Republican senators from petroleum-rich states questioned his authority.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, James Inhofe, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, David Vitter

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Troops won't solve migration crisis

Gov. Rick Perry's reported plan to activate 1,000 Texas National Guard troops for duty near the border with Mexico will do little to ease the crisis caused by the arrival 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

Philly.com

An anti-immigration protester near the Mexican consulate in Philadelphia Friday. Matt Rourke / Ap

Even as those words were engraved on a plaque within the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903, many Americans didn't believe in them.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Examiner.com

New information shows Obama ignored immigration crisis warnings for years

New information from various news agencies is proving Barack Obama 's White House basically ignored the multitude of warnings about the current illegal immigration crisis which is now affecting more than just Mexican Border States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Prison, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, US Senate

Time

Study: Judicial Vacancies Are Jamming Up the System

Talmadge Nix, a lawyer with the firm Nix and Poet in eastern Texas, represents a Chinese national who has been sitting in jail for months.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, George Bush

The Daily Beast

Obama and Latinos at the Breaking PointBy Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The deportations have been bad enough, but Obama's inaction on the border crisis might be the straw that breaks the donkey's back.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Family, Kids, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Linda Sanchez, US Senate, Republican

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