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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GOP confident Congress will pass bipartisan border remedy

GOP confident Congress will pass bipartisan border remedy


GOP confident Congress will pass bipartisan border remedy

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 08:46 AM PDT

Senate Republicans expressed growing confidence Tuesday that Congress will approve bipartisan legislation aimed at resolving a what's being called a "humanitarian crisis" resulting from the surge of child immigrants from Central America at the southern border.

Op-ed: Sens.Fischer and King say paid family leave needed

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 08:56 AM PDT

Sens. Deb Fischer and Angus King say now is the time for paid family leave

Obama announces expanded sanctions against Russia

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 03:04 PM PDT

Russia has failed to take steps to end the Ukraine conflict, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in announcing expanded sanctions targeting two banks, two energy companies, Ukraine separatists and defense companies.

Sanctions on Iran 'cost West billions'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 02:21 PM PDT

By July 20, a historic deal may be reached to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff.

Ukraine FM accuses Russia of destabilizing Eastern Ukraine

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 02:25 PM PDT

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin accuses Russia of destabilizing Eastern Ukraine.

Border crisis a political quandary

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 02:33 PM PDT

An urgent humanitarian situation has become a major political conundrum.

O'Malley's border hypocrisy?

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 07:55 AM PDT

John King, Manu Raju and Molly Ball discuss the Maryland governor's mixed message on housing undocumented migrants.

Bush law's border impact

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 09:23 AM PDT

It was a good idea back in 2008, in the final days of the Bush administration.

Clinton hints at run on 'Daily Show'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 10:21 AM PDT

When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid.

Clinton hints at presidential run on 'Daily Show'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 10:43 AM PDT

When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid.

Clinton wants office with "fewer corners"

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 10:22 AM PDT

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have hinted at a 2016 run during her appearance on "The Daily Show."

Man breaks into Kennedy home looking for Katy Perry

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 10:30 AM PDT

A 53-year-old man is arrested for breaking into the Kennedy Compound in search of pop star Katy Perry.

Texas actress who sent Obama ricin sentenced to 18 years

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:15 AM PDT

The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Bid in Senate to overturn Hobby Lobby decision fails

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:54 AM PDT

A Democratic bill to overturn the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, which allows some companies to refuse insurance coverage for contraceptives because of religious objections, failed to advance in the Senate on Wednesday.

CDC director: 'It never should have happened'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 10:26 AM PDT

Anthrax. Smallpox. A potentially deadly strain of the flu virus. Americans trusts the CDC to handle dangerous biological materials, but recent incidents have put a damper on the agency's reputation, members of Congress said Wednesday.

Opinion: We're leaving Afghan allies behind to die

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 12:51 PM PDT

Matt Zeller's Afghan translator saved his life by killing two Taliban fighters about to kill him. Translators saved scores of Americans and are now on Taliban hit lists. We are breaking our promise to bring them to the U.S.

Immigration crisis is a political conundrum for Obama

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 02:55 PM PDT

An urgent humanitarian situation has become a major political conundrum.

O'Malley's border hypocrisy?

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 07:55 AM PDT

John King, Manu Raju and Molly Ball discuss the Maryland governor's mixed message on housing undocumented migrants.

Unintended consequences: 2008 law contributes to border crisis

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 09:49 AM PDT

It was a good idea back in 2008, in the final days of the Bush administration.

Divide deepens on immigration crisis

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 03:45 AM PDT

Emotions run high in protests across the U.S. as dozens of detained migrant children are expected to be transferred.

Remembering the essence of JFK Jr.

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 02:34 PM PDT

Gary Ginsberg says the late Kennedy's reaction to an event in 1995 summed up his character

Use 'safe zones' to end immigrant crisis

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 04:56 AM PDT

As U.S. sees a crisis of children on its southern border, another image from another time seems inescapable: that ship full of Jewish refugees off our shores as World War II approached, write David Gergen and Daniel Katz.

Border crisis could last a long time

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 04:54 AM PDT

Ruben Navarrette says the U.S. can make token efforts to send back immigrant children but they won't be enough to stop the tide of those crossing borders out of desperation

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