Pelosi Rejects Republicans’ Transportation Bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismisses the transportation bill House Republicans have put forward saying, “It would costs us 550,000 jobs, would cut highway investments in 45 states, bankrupt the highway trust fund by $78 billion and, according to Ray LaHood, … hurt safety.”

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House Approves $694 Million Border Spending Bill, Votes To End DREAMer Program

But the legislation has virtually no chance of becoming law.

Hoyer: Republican Border Efforts “Useless”

“What we do today will be useless. A show. A form without substance. A pretense,” the Minority Whip said.

Obama: “We Tortured Some Folks”

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“We tortured some folks,” Obama said during a press conference at the White House. “We did things that are contrary to our values.”

Obama Condemns Hamas, Calls For Release Of Israeli Soldier

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“If they are serious about resolving the situation, that soldier should be unconditionally released as soon as possible.”

Obama Slams Republicans On Border Crisis

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“They’re not even trying to solve the problem,” Obama said. This is…just so they can check a box before leaving town tomorrow.”

Gaza Receiving Only 11% Of Needed Electricity

An Israeli strike took out the territory’s sole power plant.