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House GOP urges Obama to act unilaterally on border, while suing him for acting unilaterally on ACA
House GOP urges Obama to act unilaterally on border, while suing him for acting unilaterally on ACA

I don’t think the House leadership intended this to be funny. But it’s pretty funny. Faced with a rebellion from the right, House Speaker John Boehner a short time ago pulled a bill that would have authorized $659 million in emergency spending to try to deal with the flow of unaccompanied minors across the Mexican border. It was a paltry sum and inadequate to the task, but at least it was a bill. The Democratic-controlled Senate was looking at a $2.7-billion measure. The Obama administration had requested $3.7 billion. Boehner pulled the House measure after Sen. Ted Cruz muddied the waters during a meeting Wednesday night with Tea Party members of Congress, in which he...

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