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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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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in Denver on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in Denver on July 9, 2014.

Cost of Executive Rules: $104 Billion

President Barack Obama has staked his year, and at least in part the Democratic Party’s’ midterm chances, on going at it alone. The cost of the rules his administration is drafting may end up working against him. To date, Obama...

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

Obama on a Border Tour: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and President Barack Obama emerged from their private meeting with civil and religious leaders in Dallas today with some suggestions. “Deploy an additional 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to immediately enhance border security operations,”...

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

Obama’s Fundraising Appeal: A Fight for ‘Power’

Without the chief beneficiary or the  Senate Democrats’ political leader in attendance, President Barack Obama kicked off a series of four fundraisers in two days in a Denver hotel ballroom seeking money to help keep the Senate under Democratic control....

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

Boehner ‘Kicking Dirt at Umpire’: Reid

House Speaker John Boehner is kicking dirt at the umpire, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says. The Democratic leader, never one to shy away from the occasional sports metaphor, took to the floor this morning to criticize the House’s Republican leader...

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U.S. President Barack Obama plays a game of pool at a pub in Denver, Colorado.

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U.S. President Barack Obama plays a game of pool at a pub in Denver, Colorado.

Obama: Pool Shark-in-Chief

President Barack Obama’s sport of choice is golf, though last night he ventured into something different: Pool. Unlike on the golf course, where Obama’s foursome plays in private, away from the prying eyes of reporters and lenses of photographers, when...

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Obama Stretching the Law — ‘He’d Make a Great Judge’: Harvard’s Tribe

President Barack Obama would make “a great judge.” So says a professor who tutored him at Harvard Law School. Harvard’s Laurence Tribe says he remembers Obama well — the student who became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law...

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A Capitol Fourth 2014 Independence Day Concert Rehearsals

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‘This Land is Your Land:’ Kermit the Frog w/ Miss Piggy

While most members of Congress headed home last week, a few remained behind for a Washington tradition: the annual “A Capitol Fourth” concert, broadcast live on PBS. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat, were spotted...

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