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1 hr ago | Journal Gazette

House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Family, Kids, Prison, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican

3 hrs ago | Washington Times

Probe of ex-Florida congressman hinges on friend

After four years of unrelenting investigations, former U.S. Rep. David Rivera's fate in a criminal campaign finance probe could rest squarely on the shoulders of a woman who was his close friend and longtime Republican political consultant with deep roots in South Florida's Cuban exile community.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative David Rivera, US News, Republican, Senator Marco Rubio, Representative Joe Garcia, US Senate, Democrat, Prison

7 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Cantor leaving Congress later this month

Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected -- the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less than two months ago rocked the Republican Party says he'll resign effective Aug. 18. Cantor had said after his primary loss that he would step down as the No.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, Virginia

9 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

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Related Topix: Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US Politics, Mortgage, Personal Finance

13 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Link | House GOP in chaos over child immigrant bill

In a stunning series of stops and starts to resolve the border crisis Thursday, the House of Representatives debated a bill to help resolve the flow of unaccompanied children over the southeastern border, then GOP leaders, facing defeat, pulled it from the floor only to reverse course after an outcry from supporters.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Representative Steve Scalise, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Daily Camera

Udall calls for resignation of CIA director in Senate spying scandal

In a major shot to the administration, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall on Thursday demanded the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan in response to a new watchdog report that concluded that CIA officers improperly accessed computer files and records used by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, Evan Bayh, Dianne Feinstein

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican, Kay Granger, Representative John Fleming, Jeff Sessions

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Eric Cantor Steps Down as House Majority Leader

Rep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

Congressman John Mica, a Florida Republican, convened a hearing Thursday of a Transportation subcommittee.

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Related Topix: John Mica, US Politics, US News, Republican, Drugs, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat

Cybercast News Service

Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Neshoba County, MS

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash

In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp speaks in Wichita, Kan.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Kansas, Wichita, KS, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Republic

Congress cooperates - and fights - as recess nears

Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.

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Related Topix: US News, Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, Barack Obama, Kansas City, MO, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat

KEPR CBS 19

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Candice Miller, Republican, John Boehner, Representative Paul Broun, Scott Garrett, Representative Steve Stockman

Star-Telegram.com

Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Carolyn Maloney, Claire McCaskill, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

Brandon Sun

Ex-IRS official in tea party controversy called conservatives 'crazies' and profanity in email

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called conservative Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US Politics, Dave Camp

Bradenton.com

Debate on GMO labeling moves to Kansas House race

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican who represents Kansas, introduced federal legislation in April that would prohibit states from requiring mandatory labeling of bio-engineered foods.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, Jerry Moran, Agriculture, Science

The Macon Telegraph

House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, US News, Medicine, Nursing, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Frustrated governor writes Obama about border kids

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam expressed frustration with the Obama administration's decision to place 760 unaccompanied minors in his state without notification.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Nathan Deal, Republican, Autos

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KOAT-TV

More VA employees told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, White City, OR, Jeff Miller, US News, Republican, US Politics

KCRA-TV Sacramento

House GOP leaders unveil smaller border bill

Struggling to come up with enough votes to pass a funding bill to address the southern border crisis, House Republican leaders further scaled-back their proposal on Tuesday, unveiling a $659 million measure aimed at bringing conservatives on board.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, Barack Obama

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