WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to block a federal judge’s ruling last week that halted programs intended to grant deportation waivers to up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
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WASHINGTON — Republican governors meeting in Washington this weekend said financial conditions in their states have deteriorated so much that they must raise taxes, even if it means crossing their own party.
GENEVA — Concerns over what ability to enrich uranium Iran would keep and whether it would maintain its controversial plutonium reactor at Arak remained points of disagreement Sunday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, began another round of top-level talks.
Congress returns to Washington this week after a 10-day break to confront the difficult business of how the United States should wage war against terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top homeland security adviser issued two warnings Sunday as he urged Americans to be “particularly careful” about terror threats at shopping malls and called on Congress to prevent a funding crisis that leaves his department with no money to operate.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama argued Wednesday that America must “discredit violent ideologies” if it wants to counter recruiting efforts by the Islamic State and al-Qaida here at home.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican state leaders on Wednesday called a judge’s ruling against the president’s executive action on immigration a “victory for the rule of law” and the Constitution, and demanded the administration halt all preparations to implement the programs that would defer the deportation of 4.7 million people living in the country illegally.
Republican leaders are grappling with a San Antonio lawmaker over his effort to move next year’s Texas presidential primaries from March 1 to Jan. 26, an attempt to ensure that the Lone Star contest is a meaningful, perhaps spectacular, event.
WASHINGTON — The White House will suspend plans to begin giving more than 4 million immigrants here illegally work permits as it pursues an appeal of a Texas federal judge’s ruling that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said President Barack Obama’s request to Congress to authorize military operations against Islamic State isn’t sufficient and that he will aim to strengthen it in the coming weeks.