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  • VIDEO: Immigration deal may hang on 2008 law

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday there needs to be changes to a 2008 human trafficking law before any money will be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to shore up an increasing crisis.

  • Senate panel examining role of GM legal department

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel will pose questions to a new set of key players Thursday as it delves deeper into General Motors' delayed recall of millions of small cars. GM CEO Mary Barra will certainly be asked about how she's changing a corporate culture that allowed a defect with...

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want...

  • Poll shocker: Border surge likely caused Tea Party reversal on path to citizenship

    The growing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border seems to have turned supporters on the Right of granting a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally into opponents.

  • Janet Yellen stumbled over these two bailout questions

    She avoided making any big monetary policy news in two appearances on Capitol Hill this week, but Janet Yellen couldn't escape a few confrontations that raise doubts about the details of the Federal Reserve's plans to avoid bailouts in future financial crises.

  • Future unclear for House Republican response on border crisis

    The House could vote on legislation to address the border crisis as early as next week, although prospects for bipartisan agreement in a divided Congress remained murky.

  • VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the agency's top official said Wednesday. Acting VA Secretary...

  • By pandering to the base, Democrats show they know they're losing the Senate

    The tell-tale sign Republicans expected to lose the Senate in 2006 appeared June 28 of that year. That was when the GOP turned to stunts to save themselves.

  • The surprising thing Veterans Affairs admitted while asking Congress for $18 billion more

    Even the VA cannot trust its own numbers on delivering health care and processing disability claims, the acting secretary of the agency said as he asked for $17.6 billion in new funding Wednesday.

  • VIDEO: Here's how one group told Congress to stop the border crisis

    The best way to stop the surge in unaccompanied minors across the U.S.-Mexico border is to help the Central American countries the children are coming from, an advocate told Congress on Wednesday.

  • VIDEO: Obama lawsuit proper or 'preposterous'?

    Legal experts weigh in on the House GOP plan to sue President Obama at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

  • Darrell Issa: Voicemail shows illegal fundraising by Obama administration

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is highlighting a a fundraising phone call former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made to an department employee as evidence that the Obama administration has a history of illegal fundraising activities.

  • GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. Attorneys allied with Democrats in...

  • VIDEO: Veterans Affairs has lost trust of vets, American public, acting secretary says

    Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson said Wednesday the VA has lost the trust of both United States veterans and the American public.

  • Bogus cash pays for roads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some...



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