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2 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Homeland chief presses $3.7B border request

In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that has overwhelmed the Border Patrol in South Texas.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Government, Texas, US Senate, John Cornyn, Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors

3 hrs ago | The Tribune

Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

When Gen. John Campbell , the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative John Campbell, US House of Representatives, Duncan Hunter, US Military, US Marine Corps

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

RNC in Ohio - and Portman as nominee?

When Sen. Rob Portman held a conference call with reporters to revel in Tuesday's announcement that Republicans would host their 2016 presidential nominating convention in Cleveland, one reporter asked an obvious question: Might this be an opportunity for one of Ohio's native sons -- say, for example, Portman -- to be the GOP nominee? Portman ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative David Joyce, Ohio

My FOX Chicago

Ind. state agencies told to ignore same-sex marriages

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office is telling state agencies act as if no gay marriages had been performed during three days following a federal court order.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian

The Washington Post

Obama heads to Texas with no plans to visit border

For President Barack Obama, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration's competence and complicating the debate over the nation's fractured immigration laws.


Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, US Senate, John Cornyn, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors

Washington Examiner

Senators press for more sanctions on Russia

Democratic and Republican senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday that Congress will act unilaterally on new sanctions.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Bob Menendez, Vladimir Putin, Bob Corker


Democratic senator skipping fundraiser with Obama

President Barack Obama says keeping the Democrats in control of the Senate is one of his top priorities this year.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mark Udall, US Senate, Representative Cory Gardner, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Boehner non-committal on Obama immigration plan

But the Ohio Republican also is being noncommittal on whether the House would vote to approve the president's request.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Barack Obama


Senate Intelligence Committee okays cybersecurity bill

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved Tuesday a cybersecurity bill that would pave the way for sharing of information between government and the private sector on security threats.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Saxby Chambliss, Privacy

KHOU-TV Houston

Government made $100B in improper payments

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, John Mica, US Politics, Tax

Tue Jul 08, 2014

As farm interests line up against water regs, EPA officials begin the hard sell

The Environmental Protection Agency, admitting that "we haven't had the best relationship with the agriculture industry in the past," is beginning a push for a proposed new water rule that has generated strong opposition from farm communities.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Pat Roberts


Pro-Pot Activists Hope to Roll Up Votes in 14 More States

As pot dealers in Washington sell their first legal joints Tuesday, marijuana activists are targeting as many as 14 more states over the next two years.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon Government, Oregon, California, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, US House of Representatives

News Herald

Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host Republicans in 2016

Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.


Related Topix: US News, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Ohio, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senator Kay Bailey, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat

The Wichita Eagle

Fact Check: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

This June 29, 2014 file photo shows Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaking in Louisville, Ky.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Louisville, KY, Medicare, Health, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Social Security, Personal Finance

Blogger hired to defend Redskins name resigns

Ben Tribbett announced his resignation on Twitter late Monday, saying he didn't want to be a distraction because of personal attacks directed toward him.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, George Allen

KFYI-AM Phoenix

Senators Clueless About NSA Bombshell

The newest revelations about the National Security Agency may be shocking to the rest of us.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Lindsey Graham

In this June 20, 2014 photo, Cindy Jimenez, 26, from Olancho,...

That decision comes after immigration advocates objected strongly to administration proposals to speed thousands of unaccompanied minors back home to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, where many face gang violence.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Family, Kids, Washington, DC, US Senate, John Cornyn


Strip club rumor prompts special session request

A Democratic state representative from Chouteau wants Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders to call a special legislative session to deal with a strip club that he says is rumored to be coming to Mayes County.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, US House of Representatives, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Chouteau, OK, Mayes County, OK

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

This June 24, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., talking to supporters at his runoff election victory party in Jackson, Miss., after winning the GOP nomination for senate.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat

Stars and Stripes

VA won't add to Gulf War 'presumptive' conditions for now

The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected a request from members of Congress and veterans advocates to make brain cancer, lung cancer and migraines presumptive conditions for Gulf War veterans.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Health, Lung Cancer, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Timothy Walz, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Representative Mike Coffman