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Entries by Elise Foley from 04/2011

Officials Refuse To Budge On Deportation Of Students, Families

Posted 04.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite appeals from immigration reform advocates and some Congressional Democrats, the Obama administration will not block deportations...

Prison Sexual Assault Reforms Won't Cover Immigrant Detention Centers

Posted 04.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time is running out for the public to weigh in on a proposed Department of Justice rule that would not include immigrant detention cente...

Obama To Meet With Boehner, Reid On Budget

Posted 04.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, with onl...

John Boehner: House Will Push Short-Term Funding Bill

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With government funding set to expire in just two days, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that Republicans plan to move...

Pelosi: Ryan Budget Plan Must Be 'Snuffed Out'

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laid out the Democrats' plan of attack on the Republican budget proposal, telling progress...

Jim Jordan: Keeping Funding From Abortions Is Why We Were Elected

Posted 04.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans won the House in November partially based on a mandate to defund Planned Parenthood, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the conse...

Jim Jordan: Boehner Will Need Dems To Pass Funding Deal

Posted 04.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- A deal has been reached to keep the federal government running, but not all House Republicans are please...

Senate Democratic Aide: Deal To Avert Shutdown Reached 1.5 Hours Before Deadline

Posted 04.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) briefed his conference on the broad strokes of a government funding bill, aides behind the scenes...

Eric Cantor: Debt Ceiling Vote Will Be 'Leverage Moment' For GOP Spending-Cut Demands

Posted 04.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will demand major concessions before agreeing to raise the nation's debt ceiling, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) sa...

Mike Pence: Spending Deal 'Probably Not Good Enough' To Vote For

Posted 04.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a leading conservative House Republican, said Sunday he will likely vote against a budget deal to cut about $3...

White House, Dems Tell GOP Not To Play Politics With Debt Ceiling

Posted 04.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House and Congressional Democrats are urging House Republicans to support a "clean" bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling ra...

State Lawmakers Weigh Costs Of Copying Arizona On Immigration

Posted 04.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Arizona passed its contentious immigration enforcement bill, SB 1070, last April, state legislatures across the country took note....

Sen. Joe Lieberman: Don't Count On Dems To Raise Debt Limit Without Deficit Plan

Posted 04.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned on Tuesday that he and many Democrats would oppose increasing the debt limit without measures for...

Mitch Daniels Backs Away From Harsh Immigration Policy

Posted 04.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) is backing off a controversial immigration bill styled after Arizona's SB 1070. Daniels announced Tuesday...

GOP Leaders: Don't Raise Taxes To Reduce Deficit

Posted 04.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two hours before a planned speech by the president, top Republicans said they will not support any debt-reduction plan that in...

Nancy Pelosi: 'I Feel No Responsibility' To Pass Budget Deal

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, said on Thursday she feels no obligation to pass the bill to fund govern...

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocument...

State Lawmakers Push Back Against Immigration Enforcement Program

Posted 04.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State lawmakers in Illinois and California are pushing to cut their states' ties to an immigration enforcement program that they say was...

Lindsey Graham: U.S. Should Ignore U.N. Mandate In Libya

Posted 04.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the United States should take a more aggressive approach in Libya to oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi, bo...

Republicans Downplay Urgency Of Raising Debt Ceiling

Posted 04.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Failing to raise the nation's debt ceiling would be less damaging than allowing the deficit to continue to swell, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okl...

Janet Napolitano Defends Secure Communities Deportation Program

Posted 04.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Director Janet Napolitano defended her agency’s rollout of Secure Communities, an immigration enforcement ...

Zoe Lofgren: DHS May Have Misled Public On Immigration Program (UPDATE)

Posted 04.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security should conduct an investigation into whether its officials intentionally misled the public and local...