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Politics Jun 19Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over family separation policy
Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation.
Politics Jun 15Trump says he won’t sign ‘moderate’ immigration bill in GOP setback
President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration through the House next week, saying he won't sign a "moderate" package.
Politics Jun 13Ryan says Trump backs compromise immigration plan
The president's backing would bolster the chances that the package could pass the House over likely solid Democratic opposition, but enough Republicans could still defect to sink it.
Politics Jun 07House moderates reach tentative deal with conservatives to help ‘Dreamers’
Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., said that under the offer from the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children could get a new visa that would let them stay in the country for eight years.
Politics Jun 05GOP leader McConnell cancels most of Senate’s August recess
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he decided to shorten the usual summer getaway "due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president's nominees."…
Politics Jun 02Pushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigration
Moderate Republicans are under hefty pressure to buck their party's hardline stance on immigration.
Politics May 19Republican chaos on immigration shows issue’s risks for GOP
The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for the party.
Politics May 15Homeland Security chief defends separating immigrant families
Kirstjen Nielsen, who has headed the agency since December, came under attack by Democratic senators days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a "zero tolerance" policy toward people entering the country illegally could lead to more families being split up…
Politics May 09GOP moderates say they’ll force House votes on immigration
The legislators want the House to vote on four bills including a bipartisan compromise, a conservative proposal and a liberal plan.
Nation May 08Drug distributors missed suspicious opioid sales to West Virginia, lawmakers say
The responses by drug executives ranged from apologies to explanations to finger-pointing at the federal Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough in its role as overseer of sales of legally controlled substances.