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2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate 

“The 2008 law creates a process that made sense when you’re talking about a limited number of children, the victims of sex trafficking. It doesn’t make sense when you talk about 50,000 unaccompanied minors,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “The 2008 law wasn’t designed to deal with this situation.”

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

“We think they’ll come to us and say, ‘Please take us to a Border Patrol station,” Nichols said.

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared at a White House signing ceremony.

Boehner losing optimism on border legislation deal

Boehner losing optimism on border legislation deal

“I don’t know how Congress can send more money to the border to begin to mitigate the problem if you don’t do something about the ’08 law that is being abused,” Boehner said. “And it is being abused.”

Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

Jordan asked, “Are you going to look at the fact that the head of the agency that targeted conservative groups knew in April and didn’t tell us” until June?

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

Recent votes on “pay equity” and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats’ election hopes, and therefore worrisome to Republicans.

Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

“A woman’s health care decision should be made with her doctor, with her family, with her faith, not by her employer with her employer’s faith,” Shaheen said in a Senate speech.

Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling 

The Senate was expected to vote Wednesday on moving ahead on the bill, which backers have dubbed the “Not My Boss’ Business Act.” Republicans who have endorsed the court’s decision as upholding the constitutional right of religious freedom are expected to block the measure

No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show' 

No hints from Hillary Clinton on ‘The Daily Show’ 

Stewart introduced Clinton by saying, “She’s here solely for one reason: to publicly and definitively declare her candidacy for president of the United States … I think.”

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

Most of these students at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program are determined, he says, but “they are also very scared because they don’t have certainty for their future here.”