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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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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 17, 2014

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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly testifies before Congress, a new report on the Healthcare.gov website, and a Fed decision on changing U.S. interest rates.

Poll: Pat Roberts Behind Independent Challenger

Public Policy Polling shows a 10 point gap in the Kansas Senate race.

Obama Meets With Military Envoy Tasked To Battle ISIS

Gen. John Allen has been appointed as Special Envoy to develop an international coalition and military strategy to combat the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria

GAO: Widespread Violations Of Obamacare Abortion Rules

Out of a sample of 18 insurers, only three said that the service was offered without any “restrictions, limitations or exclusions.”

Jindal: Country Needs a Conservative Leadership

Jindal’s comments came as he gave a speech on energy.

IDF: Mortar Fired Into Israel From Gaza, Despite Ceasefire

The flag of Israel at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the mortar strike, but the ceasefire currently in place is already hanging by a thread, and any threat of violence could tip the balance back towards a violent retaliation on either side.