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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, at the United States Capitol.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, at the United States Capitol.

Boehner: Teasing ‘Ones You Love’ — ‘Just a Little Too Much’

Speakers just want to have fun, and tease the ones they love: John Boehner’s explanation for his public imitation of fellow Republicans whining about immigration reform being so ”hard” last week back home in Ohio. Back in the House speaker’s...

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Corn outside Malden, Illinois.

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Corn outside Malden, Illinois.

Immigration Stalemate Taking Agriculture Toll: Vilsack

Written with Laura Curtis Add American crop production to the list of U.S. losses because Congress can’t agree on immigration reform, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Perishable fruits and vegetables are left to rot, and potentially productive fields are...

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Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan greets fans at Tampa International Airport ahead of the 15th Indian Film Academy Awards on, April 24, 2014.

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Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan greets fans at Tampa International Airport ahead of the 15th Indian Film Academy Awards on, April 24, 2014.

Bollywood vs. RNC: ‘Glitz’ vs. ‘Stuffy Old White Guys’

Bob Buckhorn, mayor of Tampa, Florida, played host to the Republican National Convention in 2012. Now he is playing host to the globe-trotting event that is the Indian Film Academy Awards — aka, Bollywood on the road. The wandering international...

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One of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States after being registered by migration authorities upon her arrival at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

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One of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States after being registered by migration authorities upon her arrival at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

Republicans Warn Obama on Immigration

Republican senators say they have “grave concerns” that President Barack Obama may change immigration enforcement and deportation policies in a way that “would represent a near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement and discard the rule of law and the...

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William S. Cohen

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William S. Cohen

Jeb Bush Has Winning, `Broad-Based’ Appeal: Cohen

Bill Cohen has played with both sides of the aisle. The Republican former defense secretary for President Bill Clinton served three terms each in the House and Senate. And the way he sees it, Florida’s Jeb Bush has the best...

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Some of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States arrive at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

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Some of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States arrive at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

Hispanic Lawmakers Offer Deportation Options to Obama Administration

President Barack Obama’s administration should make deportation a low priority for those who haven’t committed significant crimes, expand eligibility for green cards and end a controversial fingerprinting program used to identify undocumented workers. Those are a few of the 11...

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

Immigration Message: Passage Not the Point of Amendment

Let’s get this out of the way first : The budget is always a political messaging bill. Even more so this year, given that Congress has already set top-line spending levels for the next fiscal year. It’s such a messaging...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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Immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by the GEO Group.

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Immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by the GEO Group.

Gates Foundation Prison Investments Targeted by Anti-Deportation Forces

Presente.org, a group that has turned up the heat on President Barack Obama over record deportations, is now targeting The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a $2 million investment in GEO Group, a prison company that runs immigrant detention...

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s Choice: ‘Have Some Time’

Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, will have a question to face in 2016. He will be up for reelection then in a state that makes no allowance for dual ambitions — one must resign to run for another...

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