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'Never go into these things without a plan'

March 2, 2015
Manu Raju, Jake Sherman, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
In December, at a meeting of the raucous Republican Study Committee in the basement of the Capitol, Georgia Rep. Tom Price made a recommendation he hoped would help resolve an uprising in his party over President Barack Obama’s immigration orders.
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What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like; FCC Votes for Net Neutrality; Identity of Jihadi John; Hillary Clinton's Foreign Money Problem

February 27, 2015
What net neutrality means for you, Jihadi John's identity revealed, and funding DHS

Homeland Security Funding Fight in Congress; Republican Hopefuls Converge at CPAC; and an In-Depth Look at ISIS

February 27, 2015
Congressional battle to fund DHS as the clock runs out and 2016 GOP contenders court activists
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Why Senate and House Republicans are split over a Homeland Security bill

February 25, 2015
With just days before the deadline to fund Homeland Security, it’s congressional Republicans who are divided over blocking President Obama’s immigration reform efforts and avoiding a shutdown. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the political battles at the Capitol.
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Senators Move to End Deadlock Over Funding of Homeland Security

February 26, 2015
Ashley Parker, Emmarie Huetteman | The New York Times
The Senate moved quickly Wednesday to break an impasse over financing the Department of Homeland Security, laying bare tensions between House and Senate Republicans as they searched for a way to avert a partial shutdown of the agency.
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GOP may need House Dems to help resolve DHS funding impasse

February 26, 2015
Charles Babington | Associated Press
For all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarrel over funding the Homeland Security Department, he holds a potential escape key, if he's willing to use it: cooperative Democrats.
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OMB's Donovan: Obama Open to Gas Tax Increase

February 6, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama would work with Congress to raise the federal gas tax to help pay for road and transportation improvements, even though he presented lawmakers with an alternative funding proposal this week, his budget director said Thursday.
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Obama's wish-list budget doesn't make things easy for the GOP

February 4, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
When one party owns the White House and the other holds Congress, the president's annual budget is a strange, almost fictional document. It's not a draft from which the real federal budget will be written; Congress controls that process from beginning to end. Instead, it's merely the president's announcement of what he'd do if Congress weren't there. It's a party platform with numbers.
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How will Republicans act on Obama’s budget proposals?

February 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post on President Obama’s budget proposal and the shifting landscape for 2016 GOP contenders, plus an update on the political battles over Obamacare.
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