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  1. Netanyahu's speech was about Iran, but Republicans are making it about everything elseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2014 | The Raw Story

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday to warn the United States that negotiating with Iran could result in a "nuclear nightmare" - but Republicans were quick to use the speech to attack President Barack Obama over unrelated topics like immigration. Republicans in Congress had threatened to allow funding for the Department of Homeland Security to lapse unless Democrats agreed to roll back Obama's executive order that extended deportation stays to millions of undocumented immigrants.


  2. House funds homeland security without immigration ridersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WTLV

    Congress ended an impasse on funding the Department of Homeland Security as the House voted Tuesday to pass a $40 billion spending bill that does not derail President Obama's immigration programs. House funds Homeland Security without immigration riders Congress ended an impasse on funding the Department of Homeland Security as the House voted Tuesday to pass a $40 billion spending bill that does not derail President Obama's immigration programs.


  3. Huffpost Hill - Slow News DayRead the original story

    Tuesday | Switched

    Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress that the goal of keeping Iran at bay is a charge of biblical proportions, making it only the 502,743rd thing Republican lawmakers think God wants them to do. David Petraeus pleaded guilty to "removing and retaining" classified material, reminding us of the time some people thought a McDonnell/Petraeus ticket would save the GOP .


  4. House Agrees to Fund Homeland Security DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Roll Call

    Simpson, R-Idaho, led the effort to bring the "clean" Senate bill to the House floor. Three days before Homeland Security department funding was due to expire, the House successfully voted Tuesday to fund the agency through the end of September.


  5. Nonprofit Tied To John Boehner Attacks His Foes In Homeland Security FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Switched

    The politically active nonprofit closely tied to Speaker John Boehner is intervening to help the Republican Party leader as he battles conservatives in his own caucus over the passage of appropriations legislation for the Department of Homeland Security. American Action Network, a 501 nonprofit that does not disclose its donors, will spend $400,000 this week on television, radio and online advertisements.


  6. House Moves to Avoid Homeland Security Shutdown With Funding VoteRead the original story

    Tuesday | Bloomberg

    ... the dispute. He said it would be up to a federal court to stop Obama's immigration actions now. Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho, a leader of the battle over the Homeland Security bill, shook his head and declined to


  7. At the Benewah County Lincoln DayRead the original story

    Tuesday | Ridenbaugh Press

    My Democratic sympathies are well known, so there was more than an eyebrow or two that arched up when I walked into the St. Maries Elk Club last Saturday, plopped my $10 down for the chili luncheon fare, and took a seat. While some were surprised, they were no more surprised than I at the warm greetings I received.


  8. Republicans Suddenly Discover They're Against The FilibusterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Outside the Beltway

    After some five years in which Senate Republicans were extremely effective in using the filibuster to blunt Democratic initiatives in the Senate, it seems that the tide has turned: The No. 2 Republican in the House said on Sunday that the Senate should exercise the "nuclear option" and get rid of the filibuster to resolve the standoff over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.


  9. Gail Collins: And now, homeland insecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    Does that make you feel better, people? The department was due to run out of money last Friday night, and the new congressional Republican majority threw itself at the challenge. And after the seventh day, they rested.


  10. Democrats to the Rescue: Congress Averts Shutdown for One More WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Government Executive

    A huge bipartisan coalition came together Friday night to approve a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, preventing a partial government shutdown with just a couple of hours to spare. Nearly every House Democrat joined most Republicans to pass the measure 357-60 after GOP leaders failed to squeeze out a short-term victory earlier Friday, as the chamber rejected a three-week funding bill amid fierce opposition from conservatives angered that the bill didn't include provisions defunding President Obama's immigration executive orders.


  11. Republicans Debate DHS Stopgap BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 |

    With hours until funding expires for the Department of Homeland Security, Republicans are moving ahead with a three-week stopgap funding bill intended to allow time for a conference committee with the Senate that is at-odds with the House on immigration policy. The proposal received a mixed reception from rank-and-file Republicans, with most supporting it but critics both among conservatives and moderates.


  12. Congress edges toward domestic security funding patchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Yahoo!

    ... of undocumented immigrants. "It's an effort to punt, like Republicans like to do," said Representative Raul Labrador, a conservative from Idaho, adding that he could not support the plan. But some other, more moderate Republicans also said they were ...


  13. McConnell, Boehner at Odds on DHS Funding PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | News Max

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have found a strategy to break the logjam with Democrats over the Department of Homeland Security funding, but in doing so, neglected to get the approval of House Speaker John Boehner, setting up the possibility of a new stalemate with just one day to go before triggering a partial shutdown. According to Politico , Boehner is in discussions about whether to accept the Senate's plan, which offers a clean funding bill and a separate vote to prohibit the president's implementation of the immigration orders.


  14. Senate moves forward but a DHS funding bill still has no clear path...Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Politico

    DHS FUNDING BILL COULD PASS SENATE BUT HAS TROUBLE IN THE HOUSE . Jake Sherman and Manu Raju report, "Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid are ready to put an end to Capitol Hill's latest drama and fund the Department of Homeland Security.


  15. Nevada Attorney General Laxalt testifies before CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, saw first-hand Wednesday the political football immigration has become in the US House of Representatives. Laxalt testified before the House Judiciary Committee, called as the sole attorney general to explain the lawsuit against President Obama's executive action, which would allow millions more illegal immigrants to remain in this country and not face the threat of deportation.


  16. Passage of Smarter Sentencing Act is reportedly "very important" to Prez ObamaRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    This notable new USA Today piece , headlined "Bipartisan sentencing bill gets White House support," reports that President Obama indicated at a meeting yesterday with congressional leaders that he was interested and eager to have the Smarter Sentencing Act become law. Here are the details: President Obama is throwing his support behind a bipartisan proposal to change the nation's sentencing laws by cutting many mandatory minimum sentences in half.


  17. Bipartisan sentencing bill gets White House supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | USA Today

    Bipartisan sentencing bill gets White House support President Obama is supporting a proposal to cut mandatory minimum sentences in half. Check out this story on President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with rank-and-file law enforcement officials in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday.


  18. Right turns fire on McConnellRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Hill

    Conservative hardliners laid into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday night for what they view as capitulating to Democrats on immigration. McConnell announced earlier in the day that the Senate would vote on a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security past Friday, as well as a separate measure freezing President Obama's November executive actions to shield certain illegal immigrants from deportation.


  19. Many Republicans gambling that a new shutdown would not hurt their partyRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | The Baltimore Sun

    Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security secretary, in Boston in 2004. Ridge said a potential budget standoff could hurt the Republican Party.


  20. GOP presses ahead in budget skirmishRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Star Tribune

    They shot themselves in the foot again with the 16-day government shutdown in 2013 over the Affordable Care Act. Now the party appears headed toward another budget-related standoff, this time over immigration policy and the Homeland Security Department, which is set to run out of funding Saturday.