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With No Deal in Congress on Border, Obama Says He’ll ‘Act Alone’

President Obama says he’ll act alone on immigration in light of the inability of the House and Senate to agree on his request for money to help deal with the crisis on the southern border. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Congress Set to Make Exit, but Few Cheer

After a session in which both parties shared the blame for inaction on major issues, a five-week recess lies ahead. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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With No Deal in Congress on Border, Obama Says He’ll ‘Act Alone’

President Obama says he’ll act alone on immigration in light of the inability of the House and Senate to agree on his request for money to help deal with the crisis on the southern border. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Cantor, Ex-Majority Leader, to Leave Congress Early

The early departure of Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican, could allow his successor to participate in the lame-duck session of Congress this fall. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding

House and Senate leaders have agreed to a compromise on a bill to allocate $ 17 billion to reform the V.A.’s health care system. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Congress Reaches Deal to Help Fix VA

Leaders from the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs announced Sunday they have reached a deal on legislation to help fix the VA that has been bogged down in conference committee for more than a week over questions of costs and partisan bickering. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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New House Whip vows to stay in Washington until Congress has immigration plan

Louisiana GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Whip, said Sunday the he will to stay in Washington until Congress agrees to an emergency spending plan for the border-immigration crisis but declined to say whether he will cancel the lower chamber’s August recess. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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U.S. President Obama walks off Air Force One at Boeing Field/King County International Airport in Seattle, Washington

Obama immigration funding request languishes in U.S. Congress

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Friday struggled to bridge internal differences over how to deal with a flood of child migrants at the southwestern border, mulling proposals likely to be rejected by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. The confrontation between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the […]

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VA Talks at Impasse in Congress

Congressional negotiations to address problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs devolved into a public feud, amplifying concerns that lawmakers won’t be able to complete legislation before their August break. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Is Courting Congress the Stuff of Movies? Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Think So

While the White House isn’t so convinced getting to know one’s adversaries pays off in politics, Hillary Clinton is signaling that if she does run in 2016, she may offer as a selling point her willingness to persevere with Congress in ways President Obama has been reluctant to do. Full News here – Washington Wire

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