Pelosi: House GOP Folded, Brought Student Loan Bill To Floor

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the House Republicans "folded" because the President made the student loan interest rate issue "too hot to handle." (0:36)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the House Republicans “folded” because the President made the student loan interest rate issue “too hot to handle.” (0:36)

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 30, 2014

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Another strike against a U.N.-administered school in Gaza leaves U.N. officials fuming.

War On Coal? Republicans And Democrats Spar Over EPA Power Plant Regulations

“We don’t want to see the Everglades disappear. That’s what at stake here,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) said.

UN School in Gaza Reportedly Hit by Israeli Artillery; 16 Dead

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media on March 14, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

“Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said of the attack.

Senate Emergency Border Bill Clears First Hurdle

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

In a 63-33 vote, the bill was advanced past the debate stage and now heads for a final vote, but the chances of the Republican-led House of Representatives taking up the bill looks to be murky at best.

Combatting Sexual Assaults On Campuses Get Bipartisan Support

The legislation would put more responsibility on schools.

Issa Panel Wants IRS’ Top Position Eliminated

The report’s primary recommendation, which has garnered criticism from Democrats on the committee, is to eliminate the position of IRS commissioner and replace it with a multi-member, bipartisan commission.