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Central American leaders convening at White House

4 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border. (...)
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Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

5 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president. (...)
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Central American leaders convening at White House

6 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border. (...)
Categories: Politics

Central American leaders convening at White House

6 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. (...)
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What Obama said then and now on super PACs

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:16pm
As President Barack Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he's embracing some of the same secretive elements of unlimited funding system that he long has railed against. (...)
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Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections. (...)
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Central American leaders convening at White House

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. (...)
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US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. (...)
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White House: Obama offers Netherlands condolences

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte (RUH'-tuh) are in agreement that Russia is still working to destabilize Ukraine. (...)
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US weighs refugee status for Central American kids

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. (...)
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House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. (...)
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US weighs refugee status for Central American kids

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. (...)
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War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:17pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year. (...)
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US data show states that got most immigrant kids

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:14pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data released Thursday. (...)
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War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:05pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year. (...)
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Obama, Mexico's leader plot border surge strategy

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising Mexico's attempts to target smugglers who are trafficking unaccompanied children from Central America through Mexico to the United States. (...)
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War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:28pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College says a group of faculty will investigate whether Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh plagiarized a research project he submitted in 2007. (...)
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Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell issued a strong call Thursday for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule. (...)
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Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule. (...)
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House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays. (...)
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