In other news Thursday, a House of Representatives vote on the tax-cut deal that President Obama cut with Republicans ran into a roadblock.
Efforts to revise the constitution in violence-ravaged Iraq threatened to come off the rails when negotiations with key Sunni politicians ended after their largest bloc in parliament left the government Aug. 1.
By PBS NewsHour
The Senate has yet to reach a compromise on an immigration reform bill after a procedural vote failed Thursday. A congressional journalist discusses key sticking points in the debate.
With Democrats in comfortable control of the House of Representatives in the 110th Congress, Republican Conference chair Adam Putnam, R-Fla., provides the GOP's perspective on the upcoming legislative agenda and hopes for cooperation.
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