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Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere. More>>

Lawmakers were supposed to be away on break, but they can't agree on immigration Video included

Lawmakers are supposed to be back home on their first day of summer break, and while a flurry of last-minute votes got them one step closer to the airport, there's still one big issue that hasn't been resolved. More>>

Third party candidate on ballot for Iowa governor

Jonathan Narcisse is running for governor of Iowa as a third party candidate Jonathan Narcisse is running for governor of Iowa as a third party candidate

A former Des Moines school board member will be on the ballot for governor as a third-party candidate. Jonathan Narcisse announced Tuesday he had been certified by the Iowa secretary of state's office to run as the Iowa Party candidate. More>>

Potential presidential candidate Rand Paul to make Sioux City stop next week

Potential presidential candidate Rand Paul will criss-cross Iowa, next week, 18-months ahead of the Iowa Caucuses.Sioux City will be one of the first stops on his swing through Iowa according to his political action committee, Rand PAC. More>>

Officials are concerned that an ebola outbreak in West Africa may make it's way to the U.S. Video included

Now that two Americans have been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, U.S. officials are warning anyone traveling there to steer clear of people who may be infected. More>>

Another independent qualifies for Nebraska ballot

Another independent has qualified for the November ballot in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race. More>>

The United Nations is urging Israel and Palestine to stop the violence Video included

Monday began as a holy day in the Middle East, marking the end of Ramadan. More>>

White House: Obama offers Netherlands condolences

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President Barack Obama and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte (RUH'-tuh) are in agreement that Russia is still working to destabilize Ukraine. More>>

House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit Video included

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Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law... More>>

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

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With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait... More>>

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. More>>

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  • House OKs bill to address border crisis

    House OKs bill to address border crisis

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:47:58 GMT
    House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for...More >>
    House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to...More >>
  • Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

    Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:31:51 GMT
    The Senate has approved $225 million to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval is expected before lawmakers begin a summer break.More >>
    Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces...More >>
  • Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

    Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:43:17 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about fairness in sentencing.More >>
    Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that...More >>
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