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Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio contends Obama […]

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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is “damaging the presidency itself” with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen. But the Ohio Republican offers no hint of what steps the House might take to block Obama’s move to offer deportation […]

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House GOP sues administration over health care law

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. The lawmakers say the president overstepped his legal authority. The lawsuit was filed Friday against the departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury. Republicans voted earlier this year to sue […]

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New enforcement focus in Obama’s immigration plan

New enforcement focus in Obama’s immigration plan

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama’s immigration plan will focus enforcement efforts on immigrants who are serious criminals – and those who crossed into the U.S. illegally or were ordered from the country in the last year. Johnson is detailing the plan to Homeland Security Department employees at […]

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Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it’s been reporting too high a figure for health law sign-ups because of a counting mistake. It’s another embarrassment after video surfaced recently of a former adviser suggesting that deception was used to pass President Barack Obama’s signature law. Administration spokesman Aaron Albright said Thursday the correct number […]

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Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is recognizing achievements in science, technology and innovation by handing out medals for achievements in those fields. The medals handed out Thursday at a White House ceremony are the nation’s highest honors for the men and women behind life-changing discoveries. The recipients include researchers working on such projects as […]

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Republicans warn that Obama will regret immigration moves

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s top Republican is warning that President Barack Obama will “come to regret” the steps he’ll be announcing tonight on immigration. In a speech tonight, Obama will be claiming broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants who are living in the country illegally. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell […]

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Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – There is good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be driving. During the holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to car group […]

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Congress can’t ‘de-fund’ Obama on immigration

Congress can’t ‘de-fund’ Obama on immigration

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior House Republican says that it’s impossible to block President Barack Obama’s upcoming moves on immigration in a spending bill. Congressman Harold Rogers of Kentucky is Appropriations Committee chairman. Rogers says the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency gets its money through application fees, so Congress can’t stop it by withholding funding […]

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US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina. The high court on Thursday denied a request by Republican Attorney General Alan Wilson. He had wanted the marriages blocked while he challenges a judge’s recent decision that opened the way for the marriages. On Wednesday, the first […]

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