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  • Wave of migrant children threatens to swamp U.S. immigration courts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to soldier who 'held the line'

    WASHINGTON Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts doesn't see the Medal of Honor that was bestowed on him Monday as his alone. The nation's highest military honor, awarded for bravery and gallantry, is "ours, not mine. It represents the sacrifices we all...
  • Fundraisers yes, Jimmy Kimmel no during Obama's Los Angeles visit

    As violence exploded in the Middle East and the world recoiled at the destruction of a commercial jetliner, President Obama kept largely to his schedule, which included recent appearances at Democratic fundraisers that drew criticism from political...
  • ABC Denies Secret Obama Appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    ABC is denying that President Obama is booked to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" during his trip to Los Angeles this week, when he is scheduled to raise money for the Democratic National Committee and visit a local community college to deliver a speech on...
  • Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the U.S. and Europe more welcoming?

    Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies are being blamed for a surge in migrants and asylum seekers. Italy started a rescue-at-sea operation called Mare...
  • Sheriffs question Perry move to send National Guard troops to border

    AUSTIN, Texas Leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Gov. Rick Perry's move Monday to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitabile aid, not militarization. Perry portrayed...
  • Obama, Polish president discuss need for unity after downing of plane

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski discussed on Monday the need for increased defense spending in Europe and for transatlantic unity after the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine, the...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president?

    It was one of those important-but-dull hearings that don't even get broadcast on C-SPAN 3. An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety Thursday, and only four of its 14 members bothered to show up. Several of the public seats...
  • Texas governor to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    (Reuters) - Immigration rights groups filed a federal complaint on Tuesday against a Texas city they said violated civil rights laws by placing a ban on housing and processing facilities for Central Americans seeking refugee status after fleeing...
  • Gov. Perry to deploy Texas National Guard troops for border crisis

    AUSTIN, Texas Doing what President Barack Obama would not do, Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to augment a month-old state police surge on the Texas-Mexico border and will bill the federal...
  • Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gay workers

    Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gay workers
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations, a move that was...