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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

Refugee Children: Humanitarian Challenge or Border Problem

Slowly, perhaps, political leaders around the United States are coming to understand the influx of more than 50,000 children from Central America as the humanitarian crisis which it is, as opposed to another sign of perennial border problems. “The influx...

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President Barack Obama, center, with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in this April 11, 2010 file photo in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama, center, with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in this April 11, 2010 file photo in Washington, DC.

Emanuel to Clinton: ‘Dead Broke, Really?’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former top adviser to both Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, chided Hillary Clinton today for comments this week about her family’s financial struggles in the 1990s. “I’ve been reading lot about the kickoff of...

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

Emanuel: ‘Bill Clinton Moment’ Needed

The Republican Party has “been take over by a fringe” and needs a “Bill Clinton moment,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says. Emanuel, a former Democratic congressman,  chief of staff to President Barack Obama and veteran of the Clinton White House,...

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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel Accepts Fallon’s Invite — With a Chilly Caveat

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will accept Jimmy Fallon’s open-ended invitation to appear on “The Tonight Show” — provided the newly minted host of television’s No. 1-rated late-night gabfest joins the former White House chief of staff for a plunge...

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Chicago teens participating in Urban Alliance, a career training program run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife Amy Rule, on July 18, 2013, in Chicago

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Chicago teens participating in Urban Alliance, a career training program run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife Amy Rule, on July 18, 2013, in Chicago

FLOTUS in Chicago: Beyonce, Rahm and Youth Empowerment

First Lady Michelle Obama visited a career education and employment program for underserved high school seniors in Chicago today, conducting some official business the morning after attending a Beyonce concert at the city’s United Center. The model for what keeps...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

Emanuel + Norquist = Immigration Reform

The unlikely pair of liberal firebrand Rahm Emanuel and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist today shared a stage and a message: the U.S. economy needs more immigration. Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former congressman and chief of staff for President Barack Obama,...

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State and budget proposals at The City College of New York on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State and budget proposals at The City College of New York on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

Cuomo: ‘Never Waste a Crisis’ — Where We’ve Heard That Before

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, channeling his inner Rahm Emanuel, doesn’t want to let a good scandal go to waste. Two New York lawmakers were arrested last week in separate corruption cases. A third lawmaker said he’d resign after pleading...

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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

Gun-Plagued Chicago: Won’t You Come Home, President Obama?

As gun violence plagues Chicago, an editorial and a news story in President Barack Obama’s hometown newspapers this week have called on him to come home to help address the city’s shootings and murder problem. An editorial in today’s Chicago...

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