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Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

WASHINGTON | Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.

July 10, 2014 11:25 am Photos

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Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, right, seated next to as Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate, left, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, center, testifies on Capitol Hil…

July 10, 2014 11:12 am
Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks about President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

July 10, 2014 11:12 am
Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The president is expected to attend a meeting on immigration, (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

July 09, 2014 7:15 pm
Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the problems with the increased rise in apprehens…

July 09, 2014 7:15 pm
Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Martinez is blaming President Barack Obama and Congress for the surge in Central American immigrants attempting to enter the country illegally. The Republican says im…

July 09, 2014 7:15 pm
Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the problems with the increased rise in apprehensions at the Sou…

July 09, 2014 7:15 pm
Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

WASHINGTON | Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency spe…

July 09, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Activists want community to help family care for sick son

Activists want community to help family care for sick son

HAMMOND | About 30 Latino activists and residents from Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area held a prayer vigil Wednesday outside Franciscan St. Margaret Health to show support for a Calumet City resident who remains in critical condition from injuries suffered at a party.

August 08, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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County says feds not cooperative when it comes to immigration issues

CHICAGO | Cook County government officials, including Sheriff Tom Dart, were critical of federal officials Thursday for what they say is their unwillingness to cooperate with local officials on issues that touch on federal immigration policy.

February 09, 2012 11:00 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Counties should adopt vote centers

Counties in Indiana are now considering their options when it comes to election polling sites, and they're learning there are benefits to vote centers over traditional precinct voting sites.

July 16, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Remain cautious on red light cameras

Fort Wayne has considered installing them, as have other Indiana cities such as Hammond, Gary and Lafayette. Hoosier lawmakers even flirted with the idea of making them a state enterprise.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: GOP clings to state office

Playing politics: GOP clings to state office

June 25, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: A good sign for Indiana's new immigration law

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld Arizona's 2007 law requiring all employers in the state to use the federal E-Verify system for screening out illegal aliens and revoking the business licenses of firms that knowingly hire them.

June 04, 2011 12:00 am

Gutierrez will not enter mayoral race

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Chicago Democrat who has been a leader in the fight for federal immigration reform, said Thursday he will not run for Chicago mayor.

October 15, 2010 12:00 am

Green hopeful would repeal health care

CHICAGO | Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones said Thursday he would work to repeal the Democrats' new health care law and replace it with something stronger if he's elected in November to President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.

October 01, 2010 12:00 am

Brady has little to say on immigration 'crisis'

BERWYN, Ill. | The Republican candidate for Illinois governor, state Sen. Bill Brady, said Wednesday he doesn't support amnesty for illegal immigrants, but he wouldn't say much else about immigration reform.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am
Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

CHICAGO | Two days after Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek a seventh term, a group of Latino activists pondered an idea that seemed implausible the last time Chicago chose a new leader: An outcome decided by Latinos.

September 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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A look inside the government's deportation flights

CHICAGO | Guillermo Campos Ojeda stares blankly at the clouds from the jetliner's window, mentally retracing the 22 years that he lived in the United States as an illegal immigrant.

August 01, 2010 12:00 am

U.S. district judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX | A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

July 28, 2010 1:45 pm Related
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