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59 MINS AGO - Business Insider

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HOUSE PASSES BORDER CRISIS BILL AFTER MARATHON PROCESS — Obama Vows To 'Act Alone'

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives late Friday night finally passed a border-security bill, as President Barack Obama vowed to "act alone" to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. The 223-189 vote Friday night — completed after 8:30 p.m. ET in Washington — was a big, albeit delayed, win for House leadership, including House Speaker John Boehner, new House Majority Leader ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Mother Jones

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"Speaker Cruz" Tanks John Boehner's Border Security Bill (Updated)

Update, August 1, 8:40 p.m. EST: Surprise! A day after House Republicans fell into dysfunctional mayhem, they rallied together to pass a supplement bill, devoting $694 million to new border spending. The House approved the bill 223-189, with one Democrat voting in favor and four Republicans voting nay. It was a face-saving measure after House Speaker John Boehner pulled the ...

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6 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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House Democrats Fume Over GOP's Border Crisis Bill

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats delivered a full-throated condemnation of the revamped GOP border bill on Friday, calling the bill "mean-spirited" and stressing its purely political purposes. Flanked by Congressional Hispanic Caucus members and Democratic leaders, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused Republicans of creating further polarization on the issue of immigration reform rather than looking for compromise. "Instead of ...

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7 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Ted Cruz, Legislative Innovator

Congress, it is said, is divided into "work horses" and "show horses." The former try to make laws, while the latter worry more about whether they can get on TV. Plenty of members try to be both, but there are a surprising number that don't even bother legislating. And these days, being a show horse offers a much clearer path ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Washington Post

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Monkey Cage: Chadha’s lessons for the House lawsuit

The following is a guest post by Tobias T. Gibson, assistant professor of political science at Westminster College. Many analysts, including Andrew Rudalevige on this site yesterday, have discussed the House’s decision to authorize a lawsuit to overturn President Obama’s delayed implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Some have suggested that the lawsuit is hypocritical; others argue that the House lacks ...

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