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  • Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

    DALLAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if...
  • Obama to Perry: Urge Congress to pass immigration spending request

    Obama to Perry: Urge Congress to pass immigration spending request
    President Barack Obama expressed concern on Wednesday that his request to Congress for $3.7 billion to tackle a border crisis could fall victim to partisan politics and urged Texas Governor Rick Perry, a sharp critic, to get behind his effort. "Are...
  • VA whistle-blowers complain of 'retaliation' at troubled agency

    Veterans Affairs workers who complained to supervisors about quality of care, time-card fraud, mismanagement and excessive spending told lawmakers Tuesday that they faced a "culture of retaliation" that discouraged whistle-blowing in the long-troubled...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the San Antonio, Texas mayor at the top of the agency in charge of housing during a sluggish recovery in the sector....
  • New border politics: Blame Obama first

    New border politics: Blame Obama first
    As thousands of unaccompanied Central American children streamed across his state's Southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a paranoid turn. In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Perry repeated sentiments that he expressed earlier on Fox News...
  • Obama request for border money gets wary reception

    Obama request for border money gets wary reception
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama met with top critic Texas Governor Rick...
  • Obama to visit Texas, meet with Gov. Perry amid border crisis

    President Obama is expected to visit here Wednesday for the first time since the immigration crisis has intensified along the Rio Grande Valley, meeting with Gov. Rick Perry, and local and religious leaders who are seeking speedy aid to deal with an...
  • Martin Schram: Bush and Obama: America's immigration Dream Team?

    Clackety-clack, track after track, the train powers through the night toward the border crossing that will mark its entry into the United States. A young boy, a stowaway, is among those jammed on board. He's the one we'll be following here. The news...
  • Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.

    Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.
    Empty energy drinks and rusted baby formula cans litter the moss-covered banks of the Lempa River near this country's northern border, marking the trails where, until recently, migrants — some of them children — made their way into Guatemala...
  • As China cracks down on dissent, activists press US to raise issue

    BEIJING With Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials in the midst of two days of meetings with their Chinese counterparts, human rights activists are urging them to elevate a topic that President Xi Jinping would rather dodge: his...
  • U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate tensions in Gaza and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides as Israel pressed a campaign of air strikes and militants kept up...