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A vendor sells Rand Paul for President buttons outside the Pottawattamie County Republican headquarters on August 4, 2014 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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A vendor sells Rand Paul for President buttons outside the Pottawattamie County Republican headquarters on August 4, 2014 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Rand Paul Repelled by House Republican Border Plan

Sen. Rand Paul, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, did the old dine-and-ditch yesterday in Iowa, showing just how repellent the House Republicans’ border plan will be for those in the party trying to appeal to a national audience....

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detain undocumented immigrants in dense brushland some 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Brooks County on July 23, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detain undocumented immigrants in dense brushland some 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Brooks County on July 23, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $659 Million

A $659 million border-security and immigration proposal in the Republican-led House was pulled from consideration yesterday after party leaders couldn’t corral enough support to pass it. The legislation, meant to address a surge of undocumented children showing up at the...

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), rear, exit the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus in the Little Havana neighborhood on Oct. 25, 2012 in Miami.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), rear, exit the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus in the Little Havana neighborhood on Oct. 25, 2012 in Miami.

Obama ‘Effective Messenger, Period:’ DNC Chair

For all the political bruising that President Barack Obama has taken — his job approval hovering just above 40 percent in opinion polls — his party will be calling on him to campaign for congressional candidates in the fall midterm...

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Border Patrol agents conduct a search on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

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Border Patrol agents conduct a search on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

Heritage Will Oppose House Republican Border Plan

House Republicans are readying a plan to give President Barack Obama a fraction of the money he asked for to handle the influx of kids illegally crossing the border. And they’re pairing it with a policy change the president doesn’t...

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A protester who opposes arrivals of buses carrying largely women and children undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station and a counter-demonstrator, left, face off on July 4, 2014 in Murrieta, California.

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A protester who opposes arrivals of buses carrying largely women and children undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station and a counter-demonstrator, left, face off on July 4, 2014 in Murrieta, California.

Rubio vs. Bush: ‘Immigration Wars’

The humanitarian crisis that has emerged at the Southwestern U.S. border — a reflection of a refugee tide emanating from Central America more than any distinct border problem — has tested everyone’s stance on the broader question of a path...

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Detainees do art work under a camouflage tent at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

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Detainees do art work under a camouflage tent at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

Portman: Obama Should Go Prime Time on Border Crisis

A Republican senator with an eye on the White House delivered some advice to President Barack Obama on how to sell his plan to combat a wave of children illegally immigrating from Central America: Tell their parents they’re not welcome....

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

Boehner: Time for Obama to Step Up — Wait, Obama says: I Have

John Boehner got a little hot under the collar today. This is the House speaker preparing to sue President Barack Obama for taking overreaching executive actions. He was asked at his press briefing today if he believes the House will...

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