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  • WASHINGTON— Obama: House GOP trying to pass the' most extreme and unworkable bills' on immigration.

  • NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio is extending his "deepest sympathy" to the family of a New York City man whose death was ruled to be caused by a police chokehold. Al Sharpton for federal prosecution. Garner's wife tells the Daily News she is thankful that "the truth is finally out."

  • Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities.

  • Blow to House GOP leaders as border bill falters Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda.

    The blow to Boehner and his new team ensures that no bill to address the crisis will reach Obama before the August break, the NYT reports.

  • Immigration issue produces congressional disarray Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.- Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

  • Social, cloud feel a little bubbly: Oracle chair Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Silicon Valley is "alive and well," but the level of prosperity depends on the tech sector, Oracle Chairman Jeffrey Henley tells CNBC.

  • *Almost quarter of a million refugees in UN's Gaza shelters. *Gaza fighting in its fourth week. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 31- The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire.

  • Agreeing for once—House OKs $16B veterans bill Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Action moves to the Senate after the perennially divided House approved a $16 billion bill for veterans health care.

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.

  • House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.- Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.

  • Does immigration help US economy go boom—or bust? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    U.S. border patrol agents detain a suspected smuggler in Mission, Texas, after she allegedly transported undocumented immigrants who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014.

    Among the difficult questions posed by the ongoing border crisis is whether illegal immigrants are a boon or bust to the US economy.

  • California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.

  • These migrants will be sent home: Obama Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, 8, watches as a U.S. Border Patrol agent records family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Like most of the recent surge of Central American immigrant women and children, her family brought documents, often birth certificates, to prove their nationality to U.S. Border officials.

    President Obama told Central American leaders that children crossing the U.S. border without valid claims to stay would be sent home.

  • Stephanie Miner, Syracuse Mayor (D), is pushing to make Syracuse a temporary home for immigrant children who have crossed the southern U.S. border.

  • President Obama is meeting with Central American leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at an Immigration Summit. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • 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.