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Democratic Rep.: 'Not all' Republicans are racist

Democratic Rep.: 'Not all' Republicans are racist

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., said the Republican base has "unfortunate" elements of racism.
Aileen Graef
Rand Paul: 'We can't invite the whole world' to immigrate to the U.S.

Rand Paul: 'We can't invite the whole world' to immigrate to the U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says that while people who immigrate to the U.S. illegally aren't bad people, the U.S. "can't invite the whole world" to come here."
Aileen Graef
Rep. Steve King thinks Dreamers who want to join military should be deported

Rep. Steve King thinks Dreamers who want to join military should be deported

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says that instead of allowing children of undocumented immigrants to join the military, the U.S. should deport them.
Aileen Graef
Barack Obama and Pope Francis meet for the first time

Barack Obama and Pope Francis meet for the first time

March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and His Holiness Pope Francis met for the first time Thursday in Vatican City.
Veronica Linares
Obama backs House Dems' immigration push

Obama backs House Dems' immigration push

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama cheered Democrats' efforts to force a vote in the House on an immigration bill over the objections of Speaker John Boehner.
Gabrielle Levy
House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Democrats called on John Boehner to pass an immigration overhaul that has been languishing in the House since October, because they've run out of patience.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama: Ireland stronger globally because of decisions Kenny made

Obama: Ireland stronger globally because of decisions Kenny made

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomed Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to Washington Friday for an early St. Patrick's Day celebration and discussion of global issues.
Obama softens position on deportations, seeks review

Obama softens position on deportations, seeks review

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama called for a review of the administration's deportation polices to see if they can be carried out in a more sensitive manner, officials said.

House passes bill to curb what GOP claims is 'imperial presidency'

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. House OK'd a bill Republicans say would curb systemic overreach by President Obama's White House and Democrats decry as base-pleasing.
Immigration advocates call on Obama to cut back deportations

Immigration advocates call on Obama to cut back deportations

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Immigration activists have called on President Obama to ease deportations of undocumented immigrants, saying he isn't doing enough on immigration reform.
Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is expected to fill in the blanks about how he wants money spent in the 2015 budget since top-line numbers are in place, one lawmaker said.
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Corker: Obama 'afraid' of Dem base; Reid acts 'just like' Putin

Corker: Obama 'afraid' of Dem base; Reid acts 'just like' Putin

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said President Barack Obama is "afraid of his base" and the Senate majority leader behaves like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Illegal immigrant with sick son to stay in U.S. for genetic testing

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities have halted the deportation of an illegal immigrant from Honduras so he can get genetic testing to help his sick son.

Three arrested in Phoenix immigration reform protest

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Erika Andiola, a nationally known advocate for immigration reform, was arrested in Phoenix while taking part in a hunger strike, police confirmed Wednesday.

U.S., Mexico mull relaxing border for 'trusted' travelers

TOLUCA, Mexico, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama and Mexico's president may cut a deal to relax border controls for "trusted" travelers, officials said ahead of a North American leaders summit.
Poll: Border security, immigrant status nearly equally important

Poll: Border security, immigrant status nearly equally important

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Americans say border security and immigration status have about equal importance in the immigration reform debate, a Gallup Poll released Monday indicated.
The Issue: Debt limit showdown averted

The Issue: Debt limit showdown averted

Could that have been a real-life "House of Cards" playing itself out in Congress last week when lawmakers approved a year-long suspension of the debt limit and restored military pension cost-of-living cuts with a minimum of fuss and bother?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

U.S. election year politics seen as obstacle to trade pacts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Mid-term elections and the economic recovery are working against U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed trade deals in Asia and Europe, trade analysts say.
Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday.
Sen. Mitch McConnell faces tough race

Sen. Mitch McConnell faces tough race

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- According to a survey by Republican pollster Wenzel Strategies, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is facing a tight race against opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Aileen Graef

McFaul: U.S. working with Russia on gay rights and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The outgoing U.S. envoy to Russia said Sunday the United States is working with Moscow on a range of issues, including gay rights and a nuclear arms treaty.
GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- President Obama still needs to scuttle his healthcare reform plan and come up with a new one acceptable to Republicans, a GOP lawmaker said Sunday.

House GOP wants to take immigration reform one step at a time

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Republican lawmaker said the House would prefer to tackle immigration reform in piecemeal fashion rather than through a sweeping bill.
Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Congressional Republican leadership signaled last week that passage of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration laws is on life support.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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