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Family of woman jailed in Mexico says she is innocent

HERMOSILLO, Mexico, May 29 (UPI) -- An Arizona mother of seven has spent the last week in a Mexican jail, accused of smuggling marijuana, but family members say she is the victim of a mistake.

Some senators seek more cuts in U.S. farm subsidies

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators hope to cut even more from the $955 billion farm bill before it comes up for a floor vote.
Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 Tuesday night to send U.S. immigration reform legislation to the Senate floor.

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam.

Same-sex amendment could harm immigration bill

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers said an immigration reform bill won't pass if Democrats add an amendment allowing gay Americans to sponsor green cards.

Elvis impersonator charged with threatening Obama with ricin letter

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man was charged with threatening President Obama by sending a letter testing positive for ricin, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Ore. man charged with harassing Aurora, Colo., massacre victims

PORTLAND, Ore., April 11 (UPI) -- Portland, Ore., police said Thursday they have charged a Portland man with harassing families of victims of the 2012 movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo.
Bloomberg group grades lawmakers' gun votes

Bloomberg group grades lawmakers' gun votes

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition will now rate lawmakers on their gun records, the coalition's director said.
Rep. Salmon: Son gay but marriage straight

Rep. Salmon: Son gay but marriage straight

PHOENIX, April 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said his son's homosexuality had not led him to change his view that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

Flake: GOP gay marriage support inevitable

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. presidential nominee will back same-sex marriage sooner or later and will get party support, says a senator widely seen as a rising GOP star.

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Half of Gang of Eight senators at border

Half of Gang of Eight senators at border

NOGALES, Ariz., March 27 (UPI) -- Half of the Gang of Eight U.S. senators working on immigration reform visited Arizona for a first-hand look Wednesday at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Obama 'charm offensive' ends in stalemate

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama concluded his three-day tour of Capitol Hill Thursday without significant progress on the budget stalemate with Republicans, lawmakers said.

Bipartisan immigration bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Senators developing a bipartisan immigration reform bill say they've agreed on how to give legal status to the 11 million illegal immigrants already in America.

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Rubio 'appreciated' Obama immigration call

Rubio 'appreciated' Obama immigration call

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said he felt "good" about Senate immigration-reform talks and "appreciated" talking with President Barack Obama about the needed reform.
Politics 2013: Is third time a charm for immigration reform?

Politics 2013: Is third time a charm for immigration reform?

Both President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators say they want to fix the country's immigration system Obama called "out of date and badly broken."
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators offered a proposal to revamp the country's immigration laws Monday, saying the time is here to begin fixing the system
Jeb Bush: U.S. needs total immigration fix

Jeb Bush: U.S. needs total immigration fix

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The United States needs an immigration policy that limits "family reunification" and encourages workers with needed skills, former Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday.
Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, at times overcome by emotion, urged lawmakers to tackle the nation's debt so it won't be passed on to future generations.

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McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Flake wins Kyl's Senate seat in Arizona

PHOENIX, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Republicans held on to Jon Kyle's U.S. Senate seat Tuesday and added Arizona's 11 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's total.
Schweikert wins 'family feud' in Arizona

Schweikert wins 'family feud' in Arizona

PHOENIX, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Arizona voters have decided the fight card for the November elections for U.S. House and Senate races.
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