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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama

US forced to release foreigner later shot by LAPD after France, Cameroon wouldn't take him

U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday they were forced by Supreme Court precedent to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for... Read more »

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States ask judge not to lift stay in lawsuit over Obama's immigration action

A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is asking a federal judge to not lift a temporary hold on the directives. Read more »

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the... Read more »

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5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end. Read more »

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No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department

The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Congress close in on short-term Homeland Security bill

Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Hundreds of Mexicans expelled from US to be given chance to return, maybe stay

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Homeland Security funding still up in the air

House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate,... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to persuade the right-flank of the Republican Party he'd be that same... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

Eager to avoid a partial Homeland Security shutdown, House Republicans are weighing a short-term funding measure to keep the department operating although it would allow Obama immigration policies... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Senate panel greenlights Obama's attorney general pick

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Fatal shooting in Texas again raises Mexico’s ire over police killings

For the second time in barely two weeks, Mexico has reacted angrily to the killing of an unarmed Mexican immigrant by municipal police officers in the United States. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Confident Obama predicts success in immigration appeal

President Barack Obama urged immigrants thrown into limbo by legal wrangling to keep planning for eventual relief, professing confidence Wednesday that his deportation directives won't be thrown... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Bipartisan deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Bill would deny in-state tuition for those in US illegally

People who entered the U.S. illegally would be barred from receiving in-state tuition under a bill discussed by a Kansas House panel Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

Struggling to escape a trap of their own making, Republicans offered on Tuesday to permit a Senate vote on Homeland Security funding without the immigration provisions strongly opposed by President... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Government asks judge to lift temporary hold on Obama's immigration action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

President Barack Obama warned Monday that states will feel the pain of a Homeland Security Department shutdown if Congress can't break an impasse by week's end. But on Capitol Hill, no solution was... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Australia to tighten immigration laws in counterterror bid

Australia will strengthen immigration laws and crack down on groups that incite hatred under a raft of counterterrorism measures introduced Monday in a bid to combat the threat from home-grown... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Homeland Security chief: Budget stall muddies response to IS

The possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security threatens the Obama administration's efforts to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and to respond... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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