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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.

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Immigration Activists Arrested Outside White House

“Sí, se puede!” the crowd chanted. “Obama, don’t deport my mama!”

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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.

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Congress Grappling With Border Bill Before Recess

Congress is preparing to go on a five-week recess this Wednesday.

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Dems Push To Let Young Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.

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Pelosi: Keep 2008 Bill And Border Funds Separate

“Don’t hold the children hostage to the cosmetics of how tough you are on the border,” Pelosi said.

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Hagel Offers To House Additional Undocumented Children, Extend Base Leases

The Pentagon currently houses 2,500 undocumented children, on three military bases, who have fled Central America where crime is on the rise.

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O’Malley, White House At Odds Over Immigrant Children

Martin O'Malley

“I’m far more concerned about children being penned up and cooped up in conditions that look a lot more like kennels than they look like the way a humane country should be treating refugee kids,” O’Malley said.

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Hoyer Supports Obama’s Funding Request For Border Crisis

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to reporters from the Capitol on Wednesday, June 1, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

Hoyer hopes that Boehner will bring the initial request from the Obama administration of $4.3 billion in funds to the floor within the next ten days.

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Governors Look To Washington To Act On Immigrant Crisis

“This really is a federal issue that needs to be solved, and it feels like to me we’re trying to deal with it too far downstream,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said.

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President Obama, Get Back In The Game!

Mr. President, you’ve got the bully pulpit: you should set the agenda and the issues for the upcoming election.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 29, 2014

The World in 2:00

David Cameron warns of terror risks in the U.K., Malaysia Airlines axes 6,000 jobs, and severe drought from California to Central America.

You Don’t Know What ‘Libertarian’ Means

Don’t ask a libertarian, because most of them don’t know.

UK Raises Terror Threat Level Over ISIS, U.S. Declines

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland,” Jeh Johnson said.

The Soviet Union Folds, Hurricane Katrina Splashes Down And the Air Force Loses Six Nukes

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Friday, August 29

● Poll: Obama foreign policy isn’t tough enough

● Millipede invasion is blocked at border

● Cable boxes go on a power diet

● Suit targets tuition breaks for illegal aliens

● New profile of the 113th Congress

● Labor official stole union funds