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The San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 22, 2013.

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The San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 22, 2013.

Boehner Renews Immigration Focus

House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans are working to draft principles for how they’ll address immigration this year. House Republicans are working to craft “standards, principles that would guide us in the common-sense, step-by-step approach for dealing with immigration,” Boehner...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

Ready to Spend: New Political Groups Raised $30 Million in 2013

Political money groups showed no sign of post-presidential election fatigue this year. By January 2013, two months after President Barack Obama was re-elected in a contest that cost more than $2 billion, new money groups were popping up on the...

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Washington’s Resolutions: 2014 Dawning

  If ever there were a place, and a time, in need of new resolutions, it would certainly be Washington, D.C., on New Year’s Day 2014. House Speaker John Boehner, who presided over a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal...

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

Jeb (Not That One) Bush: Immigration Must Pass

Follow the byline closely in this appeal for congressional action on immigration: Jeb Bush. No, not the former governor of Florida, president’s son and president’s brother and co-author of “Immigration Wars.” Jeb Bush Jr. The ex-governor’s younger son, president’s grandson...

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Year-End News Conference

Has this president got something to talk about today, or what? Never mind Obamacare and the admittedly “fumbled” rollout of the HealthCare.Gov website that only served to confirm the warnings of the Republican opponents of the president’s signature health-care law...

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President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

State of the Union 2014: Jan. 28

The president’s annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress is set for Jan. 28. House Speaker John Boehner, in extending the formal invitation to the president today, also tried to set the agenda. “In the...

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Family members reunite through bars and mesh of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park on Nov. 17, 2013 in San Diego, California.

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Family members reunite through bars and mesh of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park on Nov. 17, 2013 in San Diego, California.

Obama With New Lobbyist: ‘Going to See Through’ Immigration

The White House has a new legislative affairs director. Many would contend that it needs one. The rare show of bipartisanship that resulted in the House’s overwhelming passage of a $1-trillion budget last night — with the Senate ready to...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) annual meeting in New York on Nov. 12, 2013.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) annual meeting in New York on Nov. 12, 2013.

Jeb Bush: ‘Practicing’ Conservative — ‘There’s a Time’ to Decide on ’16

Jeb Bush is all for immigration reform. All he has to do is convince his own party. “I think there will be bills passed,” Bush says. “It won’t be one comprehensive bill. I think it will probably be in late...

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols near a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border fence near San Ysidro, California.

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols near a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border fence near San Ysidro, California.

Immigration Reform Takes a Detour on Capitol Hill

Immigration in the U.S. is broken. In a politically riven capital where Democrats and Republicans agree on little, they agree on this. More than 11 million people already live illegally in the U.S. after crossing the border or remaining in the country...

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Mario Rafael Diaz-Balart.

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Mario Rafael Diaz-Balart.

Diaz-Balart: Immigration ‘Running Out of Time’

The clock is running on immigration. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican from Miami among a bipartisan group in the House working on an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, says the 2013 clock already has run. And if a law isn’t...

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