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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.1 Million

That’s how many undocumented immigrants lived in the U.S. in March 2011, according to an estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center. That’s down from a peak of about 12 million in 2007, according to the center’s estimates. A bipartisan group...

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A supporter waiting to enter a campaign event for Senator Hillary Clinton at Baruch College in New York in this file photo.

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A supporter waiting to enter a campaign event for Senator Hillary Clinton at Baruch College in New York in this file photo.

Hillary Supporters Waste No Time Gearing Up for 2016

Departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has yet to announce her future political plans — if any — but already two super-political action committees have formed to promote her as the Democratic Party’s logical choice for president in 2016. Both the...

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Protesters walk towards the Arizona capitol in Phoenix after Gov. Brewer announce that "deferred action"  recipients won't be able to get Arizona drivers licenses.

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Protesters walk towards the Arizona capitol in Phoenix after Gov. Brewer announce that "deferred action" recipients won't be able to get Arizona drivers licenses.

‘Latinos Have a Check to Cash in 2013′ — Arizona Immigration Activist

In Arizona, which has been at the forefront of the national immigration debate since the state enacted its toughest-in-the-nation immigration policy in 2010, Latino activists, politicians, immigrants and their families gathered in front of the state Capitol in Phoenix to...

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Obama’s ‘Cashier’s Window’

President Barack Obama, who pledged as a presidential candidate in 2008 to strengthen the Federal Election Commission and nominate members “committed to enforcing our nation’s election laws’, is now creating “an unprecedented vehicle for potential influence-buying, influence-selling and government scandals...

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sarah Palin: Looking Like $1.2 Million

Sarah Palin may be off Fox News, but she has a million bucks in the bank. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee finished 2012 with $1.2 million in the bank, newly released Federal Election Commission reports show. Palin’s...

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Iowa senators Chuck Grassley, left, and Tom Harkin attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.

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Iowa senators Chuck Grassley, left, and Tom Harkin attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.

Harkin Retirement: Historic Senate Duo Heading for the Sunset, Too

Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin have represented Iowa in the U.S. Senate together for so long — more than 28 years — that it’s probably tough for many residents to recall a time when they didn’t. Harkin’s retirement at the...

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A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

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A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

Washington, Hawaii: Obama, Thumbs Up — Utah, Wyoming, Thumbs Down

Where is President Barack Obama most popular? In Washington, D.C., and in his birth state of Hawaii. Where is the Democrat least popular? In the mountain states of Utah and Wyoming, and also Sarah Palin’s home state of Alaska. It...

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A silver Jeep Cherokee that suspected smugglers were attempting to drive over the U.S.-Mexico border fence is stuck at the top of a makeshift ramp near Yuma, Arizona.

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A silver Jeep Cherokee that suspected smugglers were attempting to drive over the U.S.-Mexico border fence is stuck at the top of a makeshift ramp near Yuma, Arizona.

Immigration ‘Road-map:’ Bipartisan Senators Proposing a Path Today

Eight senators, four Democrats and four Republicans, today will announce a comprehensive framework for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, including a “road-map” to citizenship for some of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. This is...

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President Barack Obama plays basketball during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Barack Obama plays basketball during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

Washington Daybook: Heat Wave

A blueprint for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and provisions for border security and workplace verification will be released at 2:30 pm EST today by a bipartisan group of senators. President Barack Obama...

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