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Unaccompanied illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says

Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Christie Seeks a Bipartisan Victory on Bail

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday took the extraordinary step of speaking before the state Legislature to urge an overhaul of bail laws, a test of his ability to score a bipartisan achievement after months on the ropes. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Coulter on Border Crisis: “I Wish We Could Have Netanyahu As Our President”

ANN COULTER: Another poll showing by far that's most important issue. Something like 84% said they were more interested in what's happening with Mexico — and this is going back some time — than Iran, Syria, Ukraine. I mean, this is our border here. And you keep saying and I mean, I agree, I wish […]

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WTO Fails to Ratify Trade Agreement

The WTO failed to ratify an agreement designed to streamline global trade, frustrating a late U.S. push to convince India to reach a compromise. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Sheila Jackson Lee in charge of Homeland Security?!

Congresswoman who co-sponsored Bush impeachment bill said Democrats never tried to impeach Bush

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Democrats had never moved to impeach former President George W. Bush, but she co-sponsored a bill to do just that in 2008. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

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CIA concedes it spied on U.S. Senate investigators, apologizes

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA conceded on Thursday that it had improperly monitored computers used by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in an investigation of interrogation tactics and secret prisons for terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Central Intelligence Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement that the agency's […]

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10 Questions for Paul Ryan

Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin sat down with The Times’s John Harwood to discuss his antipoverty proposal, the performance of Congress and his political future. Full News here – The Caucus

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Wyden and Hatch Propose Bill to Prevent Tax-Refund Identity Theft

Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), jointly proposed a set of changes to help fix the problem of tax-refund identity theft. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Raw Video: The President Takes a Walk Down Main Street

President Obama traveled to Kansas City, Missouri this week — where he grabbed some BBQ with Americans who had written him letters, and delivered a speech about how he's working to get things done for hardworking Americans even as Congress chooses not to act to move this country forward. And before he left, the President […]

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U.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $ 16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the bulk of the cost to the federal deficit. The 91-3 vote sends the measure to President Barack Obama to […]

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