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President Obama Offers Legal Status to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants
President Obama tonight announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in three decades, providing relief for an estimated 4.1 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and about 300,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. "I know some of the critics
'Do Nothing' Congress Gets Busy - Raising Campaign Cash
If you’re looking for a senator or member of Congress this week, you may have better luck at The Capital Grille than the Capitol. This final stretch of July is not just the last chance for Congress to address highway funding and the border crisis before a five-week vacation. It’s also the end of
Containing The Crisis (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEETING OF THE MINDS: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet today with President Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Ceren of El Salvador to discuss the influx of migrant children from their countries ...
'Capital Games': How Congress Saved the Baseball Hall of Fame
ABC News’ Rick Klein (@rickklein) and ESPN’s Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) report: A two-time MVP outfielder and a United States senator say the congressional hearings on steroids in baseball nearly a decade ago had a direct impact on preventing players tainted by the baseball’s steroids era...
Primary Season Revs Up: 6 Key Races in North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana
The primary season is truly upon us as North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana host primaries today. Twenty-five states will hold primaries in the next six weeks and today’s key one to watch will take us into a fight that will play out all over this...
Senate Dems Join GOP to Block Justice Nominee Who Defended Cop Killer
Seven Democrats took a rare step Wednesday and joined Republicans to oppose President Obama’s pick to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The Senate failed to advance the nomination of attorney Debo Adegbile by a vote of 47 to 52 as eight Democratic senators...
Freeze! Snow Stalls DC
Washington, D.C., doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to productivity, but when it snows, all bets are off. D.C.’s share of the snowfall that blanketed much of the East Coast in the last 48 hours has effectively shut down the U.S. government....
Leery Senators Introduce New Iran Sanctions Bill
A bipartisan group of 26 senators introduced new legislation today proposing potential sanctions against Iran if the country fails to uphold the P5+1 agreement made last month or if it fails to reach a final agreement to terminate its nuclear weapons program. The Nuclear Weapon...
2014: The Year of the Hillary Decision
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘I HAVEN’T MADE UP MY MIND’: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was chosen by ABC’s BARBARA WALTERS as the “Most Fascinating Person of 2013″ said in an interview that 2014 will be the year she decides whether to...