| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz stood outside the Capitol on a dreary Wednesday, leading the charge against President Obama's immigration plan. But it was not entirely clear who was following him.
The Texas Republican was imploring fellow GOP members to block money for...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Question for House Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year-round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business.
Boehner bought himself...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:33 AM
President Obama really stepped in it this time.
He used the powers that come with his office to invite up to 5 million immigrants and international visitors to openly live and work in the United States. He called it using executive authority to...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more.
They just can't agree on how to do it.
Should they shut down...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive order is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own political...
| Nov 25, 2014
— Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive action is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own political...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Any child born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen, even if his or her parents are in the country temporarily or illegally. That long-standing guarantee has given rise to one of the many debates over immigration and citizenship that...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The White House's surprise decision Wednesday to delay a review of deportations once again revived the immigration debate, shifting focus away from President Obama — who has increasingly come under fire from immigrant advocates as the "deporter in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...