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From immigration to trade, inaction in Congress

DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent   WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequential work of 2014, at […]

02/09/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House giving Boehner room on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republican leaders dampen expectations for overhauling immigration laws this year, the White House is hoping that the GOP resistance is temporary and tactical, and it’s resisting pressure from some political allies […]

02/07/2014

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House conservatives rule out immigration this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate. House […]

02/05/2014

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at McGavock High School on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

On immigration, Obama doesn’t rule out legal path

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling a possible opening in the tense immigration debate, President Barack Obama indicated he may consider legislation that does not include a special pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people already […]

01/31/2014

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As world ages, immigration seen as big boost to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are among the least likely to be concerned about retirement security, or to view the growing number of older people as a major concern, a new global study finds. The analysis […]

01/30/2014

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House GOP leaders face challenge on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders poised to revive efforts to overhaul the immigration system with new broad policy principles are facing a direct challenge from a GOP senator who is warning against a headlong […]

01/29/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Bloomberg says immigration reform key to GOP future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Friday that a Republican Party that ignores the nation’s Hispanics and balks at immigration overhaul does so at its political peril as Republicans pressured the […]

01/24/2014

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Data: Texas had most Border Patrol arrests in 2013

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Central American immigrants crossing into the United States illegally in South Texas drove an increase in Border Patrol apprehensions last year, according to data released Friday by U.S. Customs and Border […]

01/17/2014

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope says abortion is evidence of ‘throwaway culture’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a “throwaway culture” that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. Francis also […]

01/13/2014

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Health care push for those in Calif. illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to use a state version of the Affordable Care Act to provide health care access to immigrants who are in the state illegally. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, said if the goal of the […]

01/11/2014

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