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Are Republicans really in charge? Good question

Are Republicans really in charge? Good question

Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for…

Republicans moving to approve short-term DHS funding

Republicans moving to approve short-term DHS funding

Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to…

Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily…

What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

Spending for the Homeland Security Department expires Friday at midnight if Congress doesn’t act before then. With lawmakers at loggerheads over immigration provisions in the agency’s annual funding bill, it’s…

Can GOP find a way out of Homeland Security funding mess?

Can GOP find a way out of Homeland Security funding mess?

Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over immigration that is threatening to shut down the Homeland Security Department within days. With the agency’s budget set…

Republicans find control more illusion than reality

Republicans find control more illusion than reality

A month into their newfound control of both chambers of Congress, it wasn’t supposed to be like this for Republicans. Instead of advancing a conservative agenda and showing voters they…

Boehner to Democrats: Get off their ‘ass’

Boehner to Democrats: Get off their ‘ass’

House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to “get off their ass” and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department and restrict President Barack Obama’s executive moves…

So, can we afford to let Homeland Security shut down?

So, can we afford to let Homeland Security shut down?

Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department’s…

Lots of debate, little compromise on immigration

Lots of debate, little compromise on immigration

To hear congressional Republicans tell it, Democrats are so eager to grant work permits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally that they’d risk funding for the Homeland Security Department to…

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of…

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