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FEB 25, 2015 - Washington Times

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Democrats end filibuster with 'clean' Homeland funding bill

The logjam over homeland security funding broke wide open Wednesday, as Senate Democrats ended their filibuster and cleared a path out of the chambers' shutdown showdown with just two days until the department runs out of funds this weekend. But the deal that got the bill moving — a pledge ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz Would Normally Probably Criticize What Ted Cruz Just Did In The DHS Fight

WASHINGTON -- For weeks, conservatives have been pushing their Republican colleagues to use any means necessary to leverage Department of Homeland Security funding to kill President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. They've called for the Senate to change its rules to pass a bill that Democrats oppose, and have said lawmakers should be willing to allow a DHS shutdown ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Washington Times

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Harry Reid vows to end filibuster of Homeland Security money

In an abrupt about-face, Senate Democrats announced Wednesday they would end their filibuster of a Department of Homeland Security spending bill, clearing the way for a vote before current funding runs out in two days. "We have a pathway to vote on it tomorrow," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Slate

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Cold Calculation

Seven weeks after pledging to make Republicans in Congress look less “scary,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is just making them look rudderless. McConnell spent Tuesday scrambling to come up with a way to allow congressional Republicans to vent their opposition to President Obama’s executive order on immigration without shutting down the Department of Homeland Security. As it stands, DHS ...

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FEB 23, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Mitch McConnell Unveils Plan B Against Obama Immigration Actions

WASHINGTON -- The Senate finally appears to have a Plan B -- or at least the beginnings of one -- to break the standstill on funding the Department of Homeland Security. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that the chamber will vote on a stand-alone bill to block President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions that could allow as ...

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