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4 Keys to Immigration Reform: Be Realistic

Part three of a four-part video series looking at tactics the Obama administration should use to make progress with the public and a key group of the electorate, Hispanics, on the issue of immigration.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

Johnson, Cornyn Lukewarm On Tommy Thompson

Wisconsin's current GOP senator and the head of Senate Republicans' campaign arm are not quite rolling out the red carpet for a likely run by former HHS Secretary and Wisconsin Gov. and Tommy Thompson for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) next year.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:40pm

DHS Accused of Hiding Fingerprinting Data

Plaintiffs in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit contend the Homeland Security Department is attempting to hide information on a controversial immigrant fingerprinting program by refusing to release court-ordered email trails.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:40pm

Coburn Quits Gang of Six Budget Talks

The Gang of Six negotiating how to reduce the deficit is now a gang of five, as Sen. Tom Coburn has quit the talks over a disagreement on overhauling Social Security. "We can’t bridge the gulf of where we need to go on mandatory spending," the Oklahoma Republican said Tuesday, according to The Hill's Alexander Bolton, so there's no point in going on. "There’s no reason to sit and talk about the same things over and over and not get any movement," Coburn said.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:40pm

Obama Gets Backing From Boston Basketball Legends

President Obama will get backing from two NBA legends when he visits Boston on Wednesday for a pair of fundraisers.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:40pm

FCC, FTC To Look Into Cellphone Tracking

The Federal Communications Commission waded into the controversy over cellphone tracking Tuesday, announcing that it will partner with the Federal Trade Commission in reviewing the risks of location-based services.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 5:40pm

Coburn: Gang of Six Appears Doomed

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., a member of the "Gang of Six" senators trying to cut a deal on a deficit-reduction plan, suggested on Tuesday that the group was on the verge of failure.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 5:40pm

Obama Expects Modest Fundraising Quarter

President Obama’s reelection campaign will bring in a “moderate” amount of money when it reports its first fundraising total to the Federal Election Commission in July, a senior campaign adviser said. The adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that campaign officials have decided to devote the bulk of their early efforts to fortifying the Democratic National Committee.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 5:40pm

Bachmann's Presidential Campaign Is 'Beyond Speculation'

Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign is "beyond speculation," a Republican consultant tells Fox News' Chris Stirewalt. "They are doing this." The Minnesota congresswoman's advisers are telling reporters that it's "very likely" she'll jump in the race now that the lineup is starting to shake out.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 5:40pm

State AGs Endorse Leahy Anti-Piracy Bill

The group said rogue websites that offer counterfeit goods and pirated content pose a danger to their citizens and rob countries around the world of jobs and revenue.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 5:40pm