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Entries by Elise Foley from 08/2011

House Passes Debt Limit Deal

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a bill on Monday evening to cut spending by $2.1 trillion and raise the debt ceiling until 2013, just one day before th...

DREAM Act Students Push For Deferred Deportation Action

Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is quietly halting some deportations of undocumented young people, after a memo in June that directed immigrati...

Nancy Pelosi: 'You Won't See A Repetition Of Last Week' With Government Funding

Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is attempting to lay a tougher line against funding cuts, telling reporters on Thursday th...

Secure Communities Agreements Canceled, Participation Still Required

Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists are outraged over a Friday announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that it will move ahead with its controversia...

S&P Officials Blame Downgrade On 'Degree Of Uncertainty' In Politics

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ratings agency Standard and Poor's defended its decision to downgrade the United States credit rating, arguing on Sunday that the downgr...

House Of Representatives Page Program Terminated

Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Goodbye, pages! At the end of August, the House of Representatives will terminate its page program, which staffed teens to work in the c...

McConnell, Boehner Make Deficit Committee Appointments

Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders of the House and Senate announced their picks Wednesday for the "super Congress" deficit committee slated with findin...

Children Of Immigrants Face Hardship To Keep Families Together

Posted 08.10.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Aaron, a 32-year-old from Fort Wayne, Ind., is taking care of his four-year-old daughter alone while his wife, April, is in Mexico to so...

Philadelphia Immigrant Rights Groups Fight Enforcement Program

Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant rights groups in Philadelphia are pushing back against an immigration enforcement program, hoping they can convince Mayor Mich...

Latinos To Obama: Change On Immigration Or Else

Posted 08.16.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Some Latinos around the country rallied on Tuesday against the White House's deportation policies, attempting to send a message to Presi...

Super Congress Deficit Committee Member Fred Upton: No Cuts To Social Security Benefits

Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deficit super committee member and Republican Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said Tuesday he will oppose any Social Security benefit reductio...

New Policy On Deportations Allows Some Non-Criminal Undocumented Immigrants To Stay

Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced on Thursday it will do a case-by-case review of deportations, allowing many undocumented immigrants w...

Secure Communities Nets Immigrants For Minor Offenses: Report

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security took deportation action against at least 127 undocumented immigrants for minor offenses, such as loi...

Rick Perry Backs Off Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry recently walked back his claims that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme,...

Proposed Immigrant Detention Centers Draw Criticism From Residents, Immigrant Groups

Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed immigration detention facilities in Florida and New Jersey will be ringed with barbed wire and house people against their will ...

Janet Napolitano: Deportation Numbers Will Be 'Very Robust' Under New Policy

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, defended the administration's new deportation policy on Tuesday, say...