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Kilili's territorial sea bill clears the House-again
"Third time's the charm," advised Chairman Rob Bishop , as the bill conveying the submerged lands around the 14 Northern Mariana Islands to the Commonwealth passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday afternoon.
Sat May 18, 2013
National Public Radio
Immigration Bill Chugs Along, But Some See Deal-Breakers
It's been a long slog already for the bipartisan immigration overhaul proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Washington Post
Planted question: The attorney whose question prompted IRS official Lois Lerner to reveal last week that the agency singled out conservative groups said Lerner asked her beforehand if she would pose a question on the matter.
Rewriting History: GOP Senator Pretends He Voted For Expanded...
Rewriting History: GOP Senator Pretends He Voted For Expanded Background Checks - On his Facebook page Friday, Sen.
The Daily Caller
Bloomberg anti-gun ad uses Aurora victim to attack Jeff Flake
The Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a new attack ad Friday in which the mother of an Aurora theater shooting victim speaking out against Republican Arizona Sen.
Thu May 16, 2013
Senate panel rejects E-Verify changes
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday rejected a proposal requiring the government to implement the E-Verify program to combat illegal immigration 18 months after enactment of immigration reform.
The Border Battle
Last week, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee started the markup of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, a comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced by eight U.S. senators, including Arizona Republicans John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Tue May 14, 2013
Flake's Background-Check Problem
Sen. Jeff Flake's name popped back up in the national news last week as someone who might potentially flip on the question of expanding background checks to gun shows, Internet transactions and other advertised sales.
Immigration bill is Democratic plot, House conservative says
A prominent House conservative said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill under consideration in the Senate is part of an ongoing plot to build a massive new Democratic voting bloc.
Coburn, Colleagues Explaining Holding Up the #WGDB
Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma on Tuesday circulated a letter where he and five GOP colleagues explains circumstances in which he won't allow legislation through the Senate quickly by unanimous consent using the chamber's "hotline" system.
A look at Sessions' 49 amendments on immigration reform
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, has emerged as the leading voice among Republican opponents of the current immigration bill working through the Senate.
Horton's Kids to Take Over Nationals Park
Thirteen members of Congress and more than 60 staffers will join CNN's Jake Tapper and celebuchef Spike Mendelsohn to hit up the 5th annual Home Runs for Horton's Kids.
Senators argue over immigration bill ID mandates
Senators weighing a landmark immigration bill defeated an effort by Republicans Tuesday to require biometric identification - such as fingerprinting - to track who is entering and leaving the country.
Gun-control backers turn up heat on some senators
First came the letter-writing campaigns, then the protests at town hall meetings and now the television ads.
The Huffington Post
Viviana Hurtado: Latino IQ Quiz: Does the GOP Hate Hispanics? a) Yes...
This rhetorical question has a clear answer in my head -- no. But the rhetoric during last year's Republican primaries and the election, as well as Congress' current immigration bill debate, is sending a message to Latinos that "we don't want you." The latest "confirmation" is think tank the Heritage Foundation's latest study which argues against ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Chickamauga Man, 24, Dies At Panama City Beach
The body of a 24-year-old Chickamauga, Ga., man was found floating in the water on Panama City Beach early Sunday morning.
McCain, Flake worry about Mexican sewage flowing into Arizona
U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are worried about 10 million gallons of raw sewage flowing each day from Mexico into Arizona.
High-tech pushes for more in immigration bill
High-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate.
Dallas Morning News
William McKenzie: Ted Cruz is not interested in my advice, but here it is anyway
Ted Cruz has made it clear that he's not interested in the mainstream media, so he's not likely to listen to someone like me who lives in that precinct.
Heritage Foundation Drops Out of Immigration Conversation
The Heritage Foundation, arguably the leading conservative/Republican think tank in Washington, D.C. has rightly taken a beating over its incredibly flawed recent report on the costs of immigration.