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  • GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home

    The White House request for $3.7 billion to handle the crisis at the southern border has found little support in Congress, touching off what could be a lengthy negotiation to find a compromise. Republicans said Wednesday they would not approve the money...
  • Factbox: Obama administration struggles with child migrant crisis

    WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Obama administration is grappling with a surge in child migrants at the southwestern U.S. border, some accompanied by parents and some traveling alone. Seeking to escape poverty and drug and gang violence in...
  • Obama meets Perry on border crisis, says he's not interested in 'photo-ops'

    AUSTIN, Texas President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he and Texas Gov. Rick Perry generally agreed on what needed to be done to contend with the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the Texas-Mexico border. The president asked...
  • Taste of Chicago: Nice temps, nifty dishes on opening day

    Taste of Chicago: Nice temps, nifty dishes on opening day
    Five reasons to make a point of visiting the 33rd Taste of Chicago, which runs through Sunday at Grant Park: If you liked it last year, you'll like it this year. Taste of Chicago showed a profit last year, the first time in a long time it has done so...
  • Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny. With Democrats controlling the...
  • Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain

    Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain
    Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they intend to tell a jury that when former Gov. John G. Rowland sold his political consulting services, he was secretly selling the muscle behind his long-running political talk show on WTIC-AM radio. The...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • July 10 Letters: Standing armies, Hobby Lobby

    No standing army Our U.S. Constitution defines what the federal government is authorized to do, including maintaining a navy. But, a federal standing army was not authorized. Why? Each state had its own militia. The Second Amendment states, "A well-...
  • 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...
  • A very exclusive look at Sarah Palin's articles of impeachment

     A very exclusive look at Sarah Palin's articles of impeachment
    As most of you know by now, Barack Obama, the 44th president of these United States, has been impeached. By Sarah Palin. In an "exclusive" op-ed published on Breitbart — the Internet's No. 1 site for incoherent outrage — Palin made it...
  • Carlos Slim bows to Mexico telecoms reform

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil AMXL.MX said on Tuesday it is ready to divest assets in an unprecedented step to cut its market share in Mexican telecoms below 50 percent and escape the burden of tougher regulations. The...