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On Bush turf, Obama blames immigration woes on Republicans

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 19:49
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama raised the political pressure on Republicans over immigration on Wednesday, telling young members of Miami's Latino community that Republicans were to blame for stopping reform and urging them to make it an issue in the 2016 elections. Obama took questions about his stalled immigration executive actions at a town hall-style event at Florida International University, which claims to be first in the nation in awarding degrees…
Obama turns up heat on Republicans for stalled immigration reforms
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 18:48
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama raised the political pressure on Republicans over immigration on Wednesday, telling young members of Miami's Latino community that Republicans were to blame for stopping reform and urging them to make it an issue in the 2016 elections. Obama took questions about his stalled immigration executive actions at a town hall-style event at Florida International University, which claims to be first in the nation in awarding degrees…
DHS impasse down to the wire in Congress
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 18:25
Washington (CNN)The two Republican congressional leaders in charge of avoiding a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security haven't spoken in two weeks even as the agency is set to run out of money in three days. Instead of coordinating on some way to fund the agency House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have left communications to their staffs, Republican sources tell CNN, and are effectively pointing at each other to…
Watchdog group files complaint over Rep. Aaron Schock's travel
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 18:02
A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in its complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics that available evidence about Schock's spending "warrants a full investigation." Schock, a 33-year-old Republican, has faced scrutiny in recent weeks amid revelations he used the funds to…
FCC to vote to regulate net neutrality Thursday: What it means
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 17:57
The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Thursday on a new set of rules for Internet service providers. And while Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to regulate the Internet like water, electricity and other public utilities is slated for approval, the months (years, actually) of fighting over net neutrality, both within the FCC and on Capitol Hill, won’t likely end there. As Thursday’s vote has drawn closer, Wheeler continued to face pressure from within…
Rahm-Rauner ties likely to survive Chicago mayor's re-election battle
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 17:47
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel struggles to get re-elected, one of his biggest problems will be how to deal with Illinois' new Republican governor Bruce Rauner, whose proposed budget would slash hundreds of millions of dollars of state funding for the city. The strains have led to a deterioration in the relationship between the two politicians, referred to in Illinois political circles as "Rahm-Rauner.
D.C. Mayor to Congress: Stop "bullying" District over pot laws
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 17:02
February 25, 2015, 5:26 PM|Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser warns congressmen to stop interfering, on the eve of marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia.
Former Homeland Security secretaries warn Congress about a shutdown
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 17:02
February 25, 2015, 5:06 PM|Former Homeland Security Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff say the political fight in Congress over funding shouldn't affect the men and women who work for the department.
Susan Rice: Netanyahu visit could be "destructive" to U.S.-Israel ties
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 17:02
February 25, 2015, 4:02 PM|CBS News correspondents Major Garrett and Dan Raviv join CBSN to discuss comments made by President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, who said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Congress could damage U.S. ties with Israel.
‘American Sniper’ guilty verdict draws brisk, blunt reactions from Texans
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:56
View gallery.Judge Jason Cashon reads the sentence to ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh Tuesday evening. (Michael Ainsworth/AP)STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The next batch of Chris Kyle memorial ball caps won’t arrive at the Grand Entry Western Store here until mid-March, but a prepaid waitlist for them already has close to 100 names. “We have people calling every day or coming in the store,” said Sierra Jones, an employee of the clothing store.

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