2 hrs ago
Hope fades in Congress for drama-free funding of U.S. agencies
U.S. lawmakers expected that a promising budget deal reached after a government shutdown last year would herald a new normal for passing annual spending bills, moving Congress away from the crisis-driven approach and resulting economic jitters of recent years.
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Sat Jul 12, 2014
Kansas City InfoZine
Administration Officials Make Deterrence Focus of Emergency Border Funding
That is how to deal with the situation," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Sen. Richard Shelby says Obama administration's lack of...
Alabama's senior Senator said he is concerned the White House's request for billions of dollars to care for illegal children flooding across America's border may be just the first such request made by the Obama administration.
Steve Flowers' Weekly Column - July 11th, 2014
The runoff primary is next Tuesday. The prognostication is for a paltry five percent statewide voter participation.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget
Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency funds to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators Thursday.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
America's most influential - and controversial - space lawmaker could be Alabama's Sen....
Who's the member of Congress driving the discussion about America's space program this summer? A good argument could be made that it's U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby .
Castro confirmed to lead HUD
The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, putting the rising political star in the middle of the thorny debate over housing policy and providing him with a platform to boost his national profile.
I-10 bridge advocates seek support from Sen. Jeff Sessions; tree trimming concerns come...
Welcome to today's installment of the Sharp Eye on Mobile column, which will be published three days a week .
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
$3.7 billion for border crisis: Should GOP insist on spending 'offsets'?
Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, June 25. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the US border.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Globe and Mail
Most children border-crossers to be sent home, White House says
From left, Raul Amador Sanchez, 7, from Georgia, Alexandra Diaz, 9, and her brother Andy Diaz, 7, both from Baltimore, Md., hold up signs as they join their parent during a news conference of immigrant families and childrens advocates responding to the President Barack Obamas response to the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally ... (more)
Voice of America
White House: Most Children at Border to Be Sent Home
This June 18, 2014, file photo shows children detainees sleeping in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
The Trussville Tribune
Inside the Statehouse: Midsummer runoff voting traditionally lower
If you think the turnout was low for the June 3 primary, "then you ain't seen nothing yet."
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Wall Street braces for gavel hand-off
Depending on the outcome in November, the gavel of the Senate Banking Committee will fall to either Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown or Republican Sen. Richard Shelby .
Thu Jul 03, 2014
No action, but more commentary, on Shelby's commercial crew cost language
The Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill remains in the Senate, after action on the bill stalled out on the Senate floor two weeks ago due to matters unrelated to NASA.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Rockets' red tape
Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 18, 2014 carrying its Dragon CRS3 spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International Space Station .
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Could the Tea Party challenge Sen. Richard Shelby? Sure, but there are $17 million reasons...
During the last few weeks I've occasionally been asked if Alabama could see a replay of the Mississippi GOP battle for the Senate come 2016 when Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby seeks a sixth term.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Senate Committee OKs Castro for HUD
A Senate committee approved the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development Wednesday, sending his nomination to a final vote.
Sen. Richard Shelby calls for special prosecutor to investigate growing IRS email scandal
Sen. Richard Shelby is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the growing scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service's claims it lost years of emails related to targeting of conservative groups.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Thad Cochran vs. Chris McDaniel: Live Mississippi election results, analysis and interactive map
We will finally learn tonight - at least we hope we do - who will represent the Republicans in the race for U.S. Senate in one off the craziest, costliest elections Mississippi has ever seen.
The Washington Post
Senate panel would allow federal employee raise
The Senate has started to advance a spending bill that keeps the road clear for a 1 percent federal employee pay raise in January, while boosting available funds for the IRS and several other agencies above the levels favored by the House.