| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:16 PM
President Obama faced sharp criticism for his immigration policies here Wednesday even as the White House stepped up efforts to cope with the tens of thousands of children and teens from Central America who have poured into Texas’ Rio Grande Valley....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:27 AM
— Questions continue to swirl around the young immigrants flooding across the border, forcing congressmen to scramble for scarce details, including information on the children's whereabouts.
On Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, July 21:
Gov. Rick Perry's plan to activate 1,000 Texas National Guard troops for duty near the border with Mexico will do little to ease the crisis caused by the arrival 57,000...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Republicans are challenging the president's characterization of the surge in young immigrants from Central America across the southern border as an unforeseen crisis, accusing his administration of contributing to the influx and demanding that he deploy...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:44 PM
Hoping to make some of the most significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act in decades, the Senate has introduced bipartisan legislation — similar to one already passed in the House — to improve public access to government records....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:27 PM
President Obama, saying he’s convinced that House Republicans will not take action to reform immigration laws this year, vowed Monday to use his executive authority to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Facing mounting political pressure to stop the influx of children and teens from Central America crossing the Southwest border, the White House said for the first time Monday that most of those apprehended "will be returned" home.
Josh Earnest, the...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:48 AM
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn wants the FBI to lead the widening investigation into alleged wrongdoing at Veterans Affairs facilities across the country.
After meeting with about a dozen local veterans on Thursday, the senior Republican Texas senator sent a...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...