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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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Jeh Johnson To Immigrants: “You Will Be Sent Home”

“We have to return people and we have to show others in Central America that we are returning people,” Johnson said.

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Johnson And Coburn: Fly Central American Kids Home

“I’ve gone online and it costs $207 on a one way trip in terms of flight,” Sen. Ron Johnson said.

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McCain Scolds Border Commissioner Over Detention Facility Rules

“I want those instructions revoked as far as members of Congress are concerned, and I want it done today,” McCain demanded.

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

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Argentinian officials head to New York in a bid to prevent the country from defaulting on its sovereign debt for the second time in 12 years.

Senate Republicans Back $659 Million Border Plan, Dismiss Democrat Request

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, July 29, 2014, with (left) Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). (Photo by James Cullum)

And there are only a couple days left until the August recess.

Pentagon: Russian Forces Continue Movement Along Ukraine Border

Pentagon Press Secretary Adm. John Kirby considers the Russian forces “capable across a wide spectrum of military operations.”

Former Ukrainian Ambassador: Appeasing Putin Is Not The Answer

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters on March 4, 2014. Photo: Presidential Press and Information Office

“No matter what individual separatist pushed the button to fire the weapon, let’s be clear, the tragedy is Russian responsibility,” the Former U.S. Ambassador said Tuesday.

White House, EU Ratchet Up Russian Sanctions

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“Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Obama said.