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  • Homeland Security standoff: The Republican risk Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    The latest standoff on funding—for the Department of Homeland Security—is riskier for Republicans. CNBC's John Harwood explains.

  • Halting Obama immigration order was a good thing Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Here’s why that judge in Texas did both Obama and immigrants a favor by blocking the president’s immigration order.

  • WASHINGTON— Ahead of a looming partial agency shutdown, the head of Homeland Security increased pressure on Congress to fully fund the department, warning that border control security and other counterterrorism efforts will "grind to a halt." Several insisted they could not accept the two-part strategy proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: a...

  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions. Indeed, Obama on Tuesday summoned a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for a...

  • Immigration stalemate: The economic toll Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to reporters on Feb. 24, 2015, in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    The legal and political debate over immigration reform often overlooks the economic cost of inaction.

  • CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign'  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    Sec. of State John Kerry is saying Russia is engaging in the most extensive propaganda campaign since the height of the Cold War, and a sinkhole swallowed two pedestrians, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • STEPHENVILLE, Texas— Ex-Marine found guilty in shooting deaths of' American Sniper' author Chris Kyle, another man.

  • 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.

  • Obama: US security funding lapse will hit economy Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would hurt the U.S. economy.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Republican shifted tactics Tuesday to try to free up stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security in advance of a Friday midnight deadline. "But... we can't do that until we fully fund the Department of Homeland Security. Tuesday's developments did little to clear up the impasse over immigration that is...

  • 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...

  • President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would suspend pay for more than 100,000 border patrol, port inspection and airport security agents. Homeland Security spending authority will expire at midnight on Friday unless Congress approves new funding. A new $39.7 billion budget for the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Indian guest workers win $14M award in trafficking case Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $14.1 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and made to live in squalid conditions after being lured to work for an Alabama- based marine and fabrication company following Hurricane Katrina. The jury issued its verdict against Mobile, Alabama- based Signal International LLC and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- President Barack Obama's administration faces a difficult and possibly lengthy legal battle to overturn a Texas court ruling that blocked his landmark immigration overhaul, since the judge based his decision on an obscure and unsettled area of administrative law, lawyers said. The failure to do so, Hanen wrote, was a violation of the 1946...

  • *Department of Justice to appeal. WASHINGTON, Feb 17- President Barack Obama's administration on Tuesday delayed implementing his unilateral steps to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation after a judge blocked the actions at the urging of 26 states accusing Obama of exceeding his powers. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, a city...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration put its new deportation-relief program on hold Tuesday on the eve of its launch, complying reluctantly with a federal judge's order that roiled immigrant communities nationwide and seemed to harden an already-tense stalemate on Capitol Hill. On Capitol Hill, Johnson's agency stood 10 days away from losing funding, but...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- President Barack Obama's administration on Tuesday delayed implementing his unilateral steps to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation after a judge blocked the actions at the urging of 26 states accusing Obama of exceeding his powers. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, a city along the Texas border with Mexico,...