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Thornberry introduces land dispute bill

The land dispute between the federal government and Texans who live along the Red River was the subject of a hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday as the Resources Committee explored the "Red River Private Property Protection Act ."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mac Thornberry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cooke County, TX, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, Wichita County, TX

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Claremont Institute

Announcing the 2014 Lincoln Fellows

Katie Biber is Senior Counsel for Airbnb, Inc., where she advises multiple departments on federal, state and local regulatory and policy issues.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, George Washington University, Tommy Thompson, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican, Texas

Politico

Cruz stands by border position

An unapologetic Ted Cruz dismissed GOP criticism Thursday that he helped sink an emergency aid package for the Southwest border, arguing any bill Congress passes must end "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Illegal Immigration, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger

Reuters

U.S. attorney general to condemn use of demographics in sentencing

One year into his effort to lower prison sentences for nonviolent criminals, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday will condemn states that consider demographic data before determining sentencing for convicted individuals, according to Justice Department officials.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

WPTV Local News

Humane Act would fast track 'voluntary returns'

JUNE 18: A detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville, Texas.

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

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Sen. Toomey supports bill to help end border crisis

He has co-sponsored the bipartisan Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency Act, authored by Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar .

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

SanLuisObispo.com

Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers

President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders to discuss foreign policy, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Joe Biden, Republican, Carl Levin

Reuters

U.N. concerned by U.S. plans for child migrants

The United Nations' human rights chief expressed concern on Thursday at what she said were plans by the U.S. government to deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who entered the United States in recent months.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican

Fox News

House on collision course with Senate over border crisis bill

It's no secret that Congress has a tendency toward procrastination. Even with set deadlines, lawmakers routinely let the clock burn until the 11th hour before blinking and, sometimes, coming to some sort of a compromise.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News

Texas Tribune

In Bank Debate, High Stakes for Texas Businesses and GOP

A once-obscure federal agency has landed at the center of a national debate over business and free-market ideology, with potentially enduring ramifications for both the Texas companies it supports and the Texas Republicans it is dividing.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Al Green, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas

TheBlaze.com

Report: There's an Immigration Battle Happening Behind the...

Sen. Ted Cruz plans to spend part of Wednesday evening persuading a group of House republicans to oppose House Speaker John Boehner's proposed immigration package set to hit the House floor on Thursday, according to a Washington Post report .

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Related Topix: US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Washington Post, Publishing

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Real Clear Politics

Obama's Playbook: Blame Bush, Then Congress

In June, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress asking for help to address the surge of illegal crossings at the Texas-Mexico border.

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

Christian Science Monitor

So, which party actually brought up impeachment first, anyway?

As I noted Tuesday , Republicans have taken the position that the current ongoing talk of the impeachment of President Obama is nothing more than a Democratic fundraising ploy in advance of the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Burgess, Representative Steve Stockman, Representative Blake Farenthold, Louie Gohmert, US Senate

Dallas Morning News

McAllen mayor welcomes focus on border, never imagined meeting so many VIPs

The president hasn't visited the border to see firsthand the influx of children crossing from Mexico illegally in recent months.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Susan Collins, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer

Free Republic

Source: Cornyn and McCain Are Working on a Version of the House Border Bill

NRO is hearing from a GOP aide that Senators John McCain and John Cornyn, of Arizona and Texas, respectively, are working on a Senate version of the House supplemental-funding bill aimed at addressing the border crisis that is expected to move forward tomorrow.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Senator Ted Cruz

ABC News

Senate Reprieve for Highly Contested Border Bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, Mary Landrieu

Free Republic

Senate advances border bill

The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Ted Cruz, Representative Steve Stockman, US House of Representatives

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Area Interfaith urges White House, Congress to protect Central American juveniles

There's a target on the 2008 anti-trafficking legislation that now provides immigration court hearings for Central American migrant minors who enter the U.S. without their parents.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Child migrant crisis: why Congress is getting nowhere on solving it

It looks like Congress will leave for its five-week August recess without addressing the child-migrant crisis on America's southern border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Claremont McKenna College, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Luis Gutierrez, US Senate, Republican

Politico

Cruz opposes House border bill

Ted Cruz and other Senate conservatives are urging rejection of the House border security package, miffed that it excludes language prohibiting expansion of President Barack Obama's deferred action policies.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Barack Obama, Republican, John Thune, Jeff Sessions

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