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  • WASHINGTON— Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as soon as he received it, while criticizing Congress for taking "far...

  • WASHINGTON— Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats. Boehner declined to say over the weekend if he would permit a vote on the...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. The to-do list includes forestalling a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians, preventing a cutoff of highway and transit dollars in the middle of peak construction season this summer and renewing critical parts of the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain- fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them. In five to seven months, the federal debt ceiling will again be reached, and by October Congress must pass...

  • House fails to pass DHS funding extension Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a sign outside of a Department of Homeland Security complex on February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The House did not record enough votes on Friday to pass a bill that would have temporarily funded the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Congress pursues funding to avert DHS shutdown Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    Congress appeared to be headed toward approving a bill postponing Homeland Security's partial shutdown.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Highway Patrol says 8 people dead, including the gunman, in shootings in southeastern Missouri.

  • Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner accuses Senate Democrats of refusing to bring a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security up for debate. He also explains his invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Homeland Security funding has come down to this Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    The Senate Democratic Caucus, led by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Feb. 24, 2015, to urge Republicans to support a "clean bill" to fund the Homeland Security Department.

    Democrats signed on to a Senate Republican plan to avoid a partial shutdown of DHS, putting pressure on House Republicans to accept.

  • Senate Dems agree to GOP plan for DHS funding Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid talks with reporters about DHS funding, February 25, 2015.

    Senate Democrats OK a GOP plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions opposed by Obama.

  • Boehner on Homeland: House in 'wait-and-see mode' Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Speaker John Boehner says he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department ahead of Friday's midnight deadline. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Boehner declined to offer his opinion of a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would fund the department without contentious...

  • The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama's veto message, immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led chamber would attempt to override it by March 3. The TransCanada Corp pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels a day of mostly Canadian oil sands crude to Nebraska en route to refineries and ports along the U.S.

  • Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    It was only the third veto of Obama's presidency, although many more are expected.

  • WASHINGTON— Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Instead, Obama sought to reassert his authority to make the decision himself, rebuffing GOP lawmakers who will control both the House and...

  • GOP considers short-term Homeland Security funding Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks from his office in the U.S. Capitol to the Senate chamber to open debate on a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    As the deadline looms for a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the Senate looks to a short-term extension.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- A short-term funding extension for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gained ground on Monday among Senate Republicans as a possible option to deal with a stalled spending bill and a Friday deadline looming for a partial shutdown of the agency. The Senate failed for a fourth time to advance a $39.7 billion bill to fund the agency that...

  • Homeland Security shutdown may actually happen Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, listens during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in Washington.

    A shutdown of the department of Homeland Security is looking increasingly likely, according to the New York Times.

  • WASHINGTON— Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama's contested immigration measures from the agency's funding bill. It was far from certain whether it would win any Democratic support, and House conservatives remain firmly opposed to any funding bill for the...

  • *Senate committee expected to call hearing on bill- sources. A similar Fed audit bill passed the House of Representatives late last year and a hearing on Fed transparency is expected to be formally called by the Senate banking committee, according to people familiar with the matter. "We feel the current system works well, it's time-tested, and there are all kinds of...

  • WASHINGTON— Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. Governors in both parties meeting in Washington this weekend warned of economic and security...