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  • House votes to boost child tax credit for some Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    With nearly all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats opposed, the bill cleared the House by a vote of 237-173. The White House threatened to veto the bill, though the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to pass it. Dave Camp R- Mich., chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

  • Obama sends team to Texas for guard deployment Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    The team will assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle the immigration crisis at the Mexican border.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

  • Brooks on the two Americas     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Arthur Brooks, AEI president, shares his thoughts on the geopolitical and economic landscape, including increasing the minimum wage.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • Lawmaker: Texas sending 1,000 troops to border Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to bolster security along the Mexico border.

  • A broad coalition is needed to investigate the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17, says Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, and this is where Russia can help.

  • Eclectic mix of donors in race to succeed Cantor Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The race to succeed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has attracted donations from Sarah Palin and Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman, as both Republican and Democratic candidates reap the benefits of Cantor's upset loss in last month's GOP primary.

  • EDINBURGH, July 18- Ruth McPherson was born and educated in Scotland but left to work in London two years ago and so has no say on whether her native country should end three centuries of union with England.

  • Report: Labor force drop had pre-recession roots Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Declaring the Great Recession only partly to blame, White House economists say the increasing number of Americans dropping out of the labor force dampens economic growth and demands policy changes that create more job opportunities and add workers.

  • Immigration overhaul may be stalled for now Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

    The crisis on the border is rapidly overtaking President Obama’s plans to reshape the nation’s immigration system, The New York Times reports.

  • What gangs have to do with the child-border crisis Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    People detained for crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas.

    The child-immigration crisis is a result of several bipartisan policies, including one involving deporting gang members. Mitchell Epner explains.

  • US immigration worries on the rise: Gallup poll Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    A recent Gallup poll says that one in six Americans think that immigration is the most pressing problem facing the country.

  • Immigration now a top problem for US, per poll Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    One in six people now call immigration the most pressing problem facing the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll. That's up sharply since June, when just 5 percent said immigration topped their list of concerns.

  • Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    In a statement late Tuesday, the Border Patrol said Vargas was arrested at the airport in McAllen after telling an agent he was in the country illegally. During the current surge in immigration in South Texas, it has been common for the Border Patrol to release people on their own recognizances, with notices to appear in court later.

  • Ex-Im bank divides GOP: White     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his views on the future of the Export-Import Bank.

  • Border blowback: House says Obama wants too much Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers said the Obama administration's $3.7 billion border security request was too high.

  • Big GOP business divide     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Cleveland will host the 2016 GOP convention. CNBC's John Harwood reports on a growing divide within the party.

  • Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Sheldon Adelson teamed up on a New York Times op-ed to discuss the country's immigration system. CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis, and CNBC's John Harwood, discuss immigration reform.

  • Billionaires push immigration reform     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates sounded off on immigration reform in the U.S. in a New York Times op-ed. CNBC's Eamon Javers, provides insight.