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  • President 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' Obama

    President 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' Obama
    With only two years left in his final term — and after a stinging rebuke to the Democratic Party in the midterm elections — the president is showing a new attitude: No more Mr. Nice Guy. First, President Barack Obama threw down a challenge...
  • Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies

    Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies
    The number of unaccompanied children apprehended by federal agents last month at the nation’s Southwest border was down by 40% compared with last October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The announcement comes as the nation prepares...
  • Obama, Congress set to clash over Keystone XL pipeline

    Democrats’ efforts to press a vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline appear to be setting up the first legislative postelection showdown between the White House and Congress. In the days since his party suffered heavy losses in the midterm...
  • Order on immigration could guarantee gridlock

    Order on immigration could guarantee gridlock
    After last week's election flipped control to Republicans from Democrats in the U.S. Senate and added to the GOP majority in the House, leaders in both parties insisted they didn't want to go back to bickering as usual. Senate Republican leader Mitch...
  • Going solo on immigration: Obama weighs reform options

    Shortly before President Obama left for Asia last weekend, aides gave him an ambitious list of potential actions he can order to change enforcement of immigration laws without congressional approval. Senior aides will give Obama their final...
  • Boehner inherits new opportunity as head of robust GOP House majority

    Since taking the gavel in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner has looked like a man under siege, often captive to the whims of a rambunctious conservative flank looking for any excuse to oust him. But not since 1947 has a Republican enjoyed the kind...
  • GOP debates immigration strategy as Obama considers executive actions

    GOP debates immigration strategy as Obama considers executive actions
    Congressional Republicans have split into competing factions over how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected moves to change the nation's immigration system, which are likely to include protecting millions from being deported. The first,...
  • Where the buck really stops

    Where the buck really stops
    The thrashing that voters administered to the Democrats in the midterm congressional elections confirmed the old admonition Harry Truman kept on his White House desk: "The buck stops here." The Republicans widened their hold on the House and wrested...
  • Threats and promises on immigration

    Threats and promises on immigration
    House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama would be "inviting big trouble" by taking unilateral action on immigration. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be "like waving a red flag in front of a bull." Well, get...
  • Lame-duck Congress faces a full agenda, and many obstacles

    Lame-duck Congress faces a full agenda, and many obstacles
    Congress returns this week to a changed atmosphere after the Republican midterm election sweep — but before any new agenda is launched, old business must be finished. Lawmakers have just four weeks to approve must-pass bills to fund the...
  • Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda

    Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda
    In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." In...