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Obama cuts line at famed Texas barbecue joint (but pays for lunch)

Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s best. Of … Continue reading

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Teen immigrants await fate at Oklahoma Army base

FORT SILL, Okla—Plastered on the walls of an old Army barracks in Oklahoma are childish drawings depicting the American Dream. One crude picture showed a brown building with an American flag flying on top of it. The building was labeled … Continue reading

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Border Patrol suspends transfer of undocumented migrants to San Diego

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The federal government has suspended its plan to send the San Diego area hundreds of the Central American migrants who have been flooding into Texas illegally from Mexico, U.S. Border Patrol officials said … Continue reading

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U.S. House Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on Obamacare

By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Republicans said on Thursday they intend to make President Barack Obama’s changes to his signature health insurance law the focus of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing him of … Continue reading

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Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis

By Richard Cowan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 … Continue reading

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Obama, corporate giants announce plan to boost suppliers

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is enlisting several major U.S. and multinational companies to draw attention to an initiative aimed at helping small businesses expand and hire workers. The president will meet on Friday with representatives … Continue reading

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Meet the Impeachment Crowd: 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Out

Has President Obama’s use of the “pen and phone” to circumvent Congress gotten out of hand? Some members of the GOP seem to think so. Boehner Pins Border Crisis on Obama’s ‘False Hope’ Even as the embattled president fights criticism … Continue reading

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Is McConnell backing away from the Ryan budget?

Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign sought to distance the senior lawmaker from a far-reaching Republican budget plan he long supported after his Democratic challenger criticized him over that budget’s plan to overhaul Medicare, the federal health insurance plan … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate confirms Donovan as White House budget director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate confirmed former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Thursday to take over as President Barack Obama’s budget director. Donovan takes the helm of the White House Office of Management and Budget … Continue reading

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U.S. prosecutors decline criminal probe in CIA-Senate dispute

By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal investigations into a heated dispute between Senate investigators and the Central Intelligence Agency over documents related to its use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” the … Continue reading

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