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Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed DeportationsPresident Obama will ask Congress for about $2 billion in emergency funds and for a change in the law in an effort to stem the tide of Central American immigrants flooding the Southern border, according to a White House official.

Closely Held Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Closely Held Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court SaysThe Supreme Court has ruled that Hobby Lobby and other family owned and closely held for-profit companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans.

Janice Sheufelt: “There isn’t a harder or longer race”

Janice Sheufelt: “There isn’t a harder or longer race”Juneau's Janice Sheufelt is back in the capital city with her second consecutive Race Across America title in hand

House GOP Picks McCarthy For Majority Leader; Scalise Gets Whip

House GOP Picks McCarthy For Majority Leader; Scalise Gets WhipCalif. Rep. Kevin McCarthy has been chosen by House Republicans to be their next majority leader, taking the place of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning primary upset earlier this month.

Only 7 Percent Of Americans Are Big Fans Of Congress

Only 7 Percent Of Americans Are Big Fans Of CongressThe amount of confidence Americans have in Congress has hit a new low. Only 7 percent of the people polled by Gallup said they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the legislature as an American institution.

Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91

Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.

Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In SenateA bill that would have let millions of people refinance their student loans at a lower interest rate has failed in the Senate, after Republicans objected that it included a tax on the wealthy to pay for it.

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late JuneMembers of Congress say they are confident of sending a unified version of a bill to overhaul veterans' health care to the president by the end of the month.

‘Stunning': Reactions To Eric Cantor’s Election Loss In Virginia

‘Stunning': Reactions To Eric Cantor’s Election Loss In VirginiaFew saw the historic collapse coming, although the final tally shows Brat won handily, with 56 percent of the vote to Cantor's 44 percent.

White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working FathersNew York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy headlined a White House discussion on working fathers today, nine weeks after an uproar over his decision to miss the first two games of the season for the birth of his first child.