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14 min ago | Daily Kos

Top Rep Senators Pay For Ads Calling Tea Party Racist

We gotta get this out there! Fox News sure won't report it but it should fly around Facebook, etc.

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Related Topix: Social Software, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

5 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Americans should recall nation's immigrant rootsAmericans should...

Americans should recall nation's immigrant roots Instead of demonizing immigrants, let's heed Emma Lazarus' words.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Henry Cuellar, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Hill

Obama flat wrong on trafficking law, says Rep. Gutierrez

President Obama is flat wrong to seek changes in current immigration law to manage the wave of migrant children at the southern border, Rep. Luis Gutierrez charged Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Luis Gutierrez, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Henry Cuellar, US Senate, Republican, Lamar Smith

Star-Telegram.com

Granger calls for a compassionate but tough solutionsa to border crisis

Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth, who heads a Republican House of Representatives working group on the southern border crisis, offered recommendations Wednesday that she called "common-sense, compassionate but tough solutions" to deal with the surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, John Boehner, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Fort Worth, TX, US Senate

Outside the Beltway

Rick Perry's National Guard Deployment Even More Pointless Than It First Appeared

Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

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

Roll Call

GOP Leader: Congress on Track to do 'Absolutely Nothing' on Border Crisis

With the White House's emergency funding request for the Southern border in jeopardy, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn on Tuesday added to increased speculation that Congress would fail to act on the proposal before the August recess.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Texas Tribune

The Brief: Feds Will Review Perry's Guard Call-Up

DPS chief Steve McCraw outlines plans for the National Guard role securing the Texas border as Gov. Rick Perry, l, and Guard Adjutant General John Nichols listen on July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, Texas Government, US News, Texas, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Rick Perry, US Governors

Politico

What if McConnell loses?

It's a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that's on many senators' minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid? In interviews and private conversations with more than half of the 45-member Senate Republican Conference, there is a split over a potential McConnell successor.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Roy Blunt, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Ted Cruz

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Truthdig

Gridlock on Capitol Hill Over Immigration Plan Surprises Precisely No One

So there's this plan circulating in Congress, hatched by Senate Democrats, that would call for some $2.7 billion to attempt to deal with one pressing aspect of the immigration quandary: what to do about the growing ranks of migrant children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

Dallas Morning News

Border bill fits Rep. Henry Cuellar's history of bipartisanship

Rep. Henry Cuellar has never been shy about breaking party ranks. But in recent weeks, the Laredo Democrat has taken that to new levels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Representative Ciro Rodriguez, US Senate, Republican, Henry Bonilla

CNN

Until drug war ends, refugees will come

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to send 1,000 National Guard troops to "secure" the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Drugs, Opinion

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Tom Harkin, Democrat

The Town Talk

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the...

Ca...: USA TODAY's Susan Page discusses immigration and the mid-term elections with Republican Whip and Texas Senator John Cornyn.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat

KXXV-TV Waco

Groundbreaking held for Ft. Hood Memorial

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, July 22, at the site of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood Memorial.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Switched

Huffpost Hill - E Pluribus Mumbo Sauce

President Obama supports D.C. statehood, because the arc of history is long, but it bends toward someone saying "Mumbo sauce" on the Senate floor.

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Related Topix: World News, Moldova, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

Texas Tribune

Amid Lawsuit, Farmers Insurance PAC Gives Thousands to Abbott

Texas attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks to a small crowd of supporters at Lavazza Coffeehouse on Congress Ave. in Austin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Texas, Austin, TX, Travis County, TX

MySanAntonio.com

Bexar County Democratic Party takes on Cuellar, calls for 'sanctuary city' resolution

Bexar County Democratic Party Chair Manuel Medina is taking on a member of San Antonio's Congressional delegation - in his own party - and putting immigration at the forefront as he tries to flex muscle in next year's municipal elections.

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Related Topix: Bexar County, TX, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Politico

Stars may align on transparency

House Republicans and Senate Democrats may finally have found something on which they are both so exercised about that they may actually get together and do something: transparency.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Barack Obama, Patrick Leahy, Democrat

Switched

Judges Describe Toll Of Court Vacancies: Burnout, Delays, Pressure To Plead Guilty

Federal judicial vacancies are causing unsustainable courtroom delays, resulting in evidence going stale, witnesses dying before they can testify and, in some instances, people being pressured to plead guilty just to get out of jail faster, according to study released Monday by the Brennan Center for Justice.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Texas, Barbara Boxer, Democrat, California, California Government

MyHighPlains.com

Immigration Reform

The recent spike in unaccompanied minors crossing the Texas border continues. But the stalemate that has ruled Washington politics for the last 2 years has left thousands of children cramped in overrun detention centers.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas

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