Pelosi: GOP Playing With Fire And They Shouldn’t Be

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says that by including language that would tap the Prevention and Public Health Fund to offset the House's student loan bill, House Republicans are "playing with fire, and the ought not do it." (0:31)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says that by including language that would tap the Prevention and Public Health Fund to offset the House’s student loan bill, House Republicans are “playing with fire, and the ought not do it.” (0:31)

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Senate Rejects Emergency Border Bill

A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.

Two Democrats joined Senate Republicans in blocking the bill, which would have provided $2.7 billion in emergency funding for the southern U.S. border.

Senate Approves VA Reform Bill

Erie VA Medical Center Erie, PA. Photo/Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

In a rare glimpse of bipartisanship, the Senate approved the bill to overhaul the VA on the cusp of the August recess.

Israel and Hamas Commit to 72-Hour Ceasefire

A Palestinian student inspects the damage at a UN school at the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip after the area was hit by Israeli shelling on 30 July 2014. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan.

The three day ‘humanitarian pause’ in fighting will enter into effect at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning.

U.S.-Africa Summit A Go, Ebola Virus Or No

“I think the future will show that Africa is the continent of the greatest opportunity this century,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.

House Republicans To Meet Friday, Delaying Recess

Senate Democrats continue to fight to push through a $2.7 billion alternative to President Obama’s original $3.7 billion proposal.