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John Boehner mocks his GOP colleagues on immigration reform

John Boehner mocks his GOP colleagues on immigration reform

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio, April 25 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, mocked his Republican colleagues on immigration reform at an event on Thursday in his home district.
Aileen Graef
White House responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition

White House responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- No, the White House won't be deporting the troubled Canadian superstar.
Kate Stanton
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.
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