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Republicans Pass 'Donald Trump Act' As Obama Vows Veto
Donald Trump may be thousands of miles from Washington on the Texas-Mexico border, but on Capitol Hill he's center stage in the fight over illegal immigration . "Donald Trump is trying to get to the White House, but it looks like he’s already infiltrated Congress," said Rep. Tony Cardenas,
Senate Passes Bill Reforming NSA Surveillance Powers
The Senate passed the USA Freedom Act today -- legislation that reforms the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program -- sending the measure to President Obama for his signature. Senators approved the measure with a vote of 67 to 32, 40 hours after key provisions to the PATRIOT Act
Rep. Adam Schiff Not Running for US Senate in California
Rep. Adam Schiff, an eight-term Democrat from California, has decided not to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in the Golden State in 2016, he told ABC News in an interview today. “I have decided not to run next year,” said Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on
What Washington Is Saying About Eric Garner
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING ERIC GARNER DEATH: Attorney General Eric Holder announced last night that the Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who died after being placed
Democrats Deny Pregnant Rep. Tammy Duckworth Proxy Vote in Leadership Elections
Democrats promote absentee ballots, early voting and removing barriers and obstacles from the polls -- except in House leadership races apparently. House Democrats rejected their pregnant colleague’s plea to submit proxy votes in the House Democratic Caucus’s leadership and committee elections next
Obama Celebrates Cinco de Mayo, Warns Guests 'Be Careful' the Margaritas Will 'Sneak Up On You'
With the margaritas flowing and the mariachi band playing, President Obama welcomed a boisterous crowd to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the White House this evening. “Bienvenidos a la Casa Blanca! This is a rowdy crowd, I can tell. They’re ready to party,” Obama joked....
America Ferrera Is Tired Of 'Excuses' On Immigration Reform
@Nancy Pelosi/Twitter Actress America Ferrera, best known for her leading role on ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” waded into an issue that has often gotten ugly itself over the last few years: immigration reform. Ferrera, a daughter of immigrants, joined Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Caucus...
Calls to Delay Obamacare Mandate Divide Democrats
Plenty of Republicans have piled on disapproval about the problems with the health insurance exchange website, but now many of President Obama’s own allies are joining the chorus of criticism with some Democrats even calling on the president to delay the law. In a speech...
Democrats Take Aim at GOP With Long-Shot Immigration Bill
House Democrats unveiled a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Wednesday, a move designed to pressure Republicans to take up an issue that’s been suffocated amid the government shutdown and budget skirmishes in Washington. The Democrats’ plan includes border security measures and a pathway to