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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Congressional Research Service: Yes, Congress Can Defund Obama's Immigration Action

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says that Congress does have the ability to defund President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, contrary to what a top appropriator in the House said last week. The news may increase the likelihood of another government shutdown just as Republicans prepare to assume control of the U.S. Senate. In a report addressed to Sen. ...

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NOV 25, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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GOP Working on Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans are considering a way to keep most of the government running through next fall, while extending federal funding connected to immigration just until early 2015 to push back against the president’s executive action.

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NOV 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz: 'I Don't Think I'm All That Conservative'

The man who helped trigger a 16-day government shutdown over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act told a group of prospective donors on Monday that he isn't as conservative as he seems. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a lunch with influential members of the Jewish community hosted by former Democratic Leadership Council chairman and mega-philanthropist Michael Steinhardt, according to ...

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NOV 23, 2014 - National Journal

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Ted Cruz: Republicans Shouldn't Fear a Government Shutdown Over Immigration

The senator says the 2013 shutdown over Obamacare didn't hurt his party at the polls. So why should the GOP fear one over immigration?

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NOV 23, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Here's How Republicans Could Defuse The Immigration Issue

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado. GOP Rep. Cory Gardner won election to the Senate in the midterms in a state where 14 percent of voters are Hispanic. His GOP colleague, Rep. Mike Coffman, ...

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