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Executive orders in historical terms

The current controversy over President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. But has the President really issued more orders that his predecessors? 706 more words

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McCarthy: 'We're In Very Good Shape' On Revised Border Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. 926 more words

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Scuttled House Vote On Border Bill Embarrassment For New GOP Leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis. 868 more words

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Perry blasts Congress for failing to act on immigration plan

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has blasted Congress for failing to respond to the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The House on Thursday abandoned a vote on Republican-proposed legislation to address the immigration crisis on the border after a tea party revolt minutes from a vote on the legislation. 124 more words

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I'm confused. Boehner Encourages Obama To Take Executive Action, One Day After Voting To Sue Obama Over Executive Action

Hours before Congress broke for the August recess, House Republicans claimed that the President could use executive action to fix the border situation with unaccompanied children fleeing violence in the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. 426 more words

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Boehner: ‘No Plans to Impeach Obama’

WASHINGTON — It’s the wildest dream of tea party extremists: the ultimate political comeuppance for the liberal President they love to hate.

Since the day Barack Obama got elected to the White House, they have wanted to force him out. 964 more words

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House GOP Schedule Companion Vote On Bill To Block Obama From Extending Deportation Relief

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. 788 more words

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