A would-be congressman joined protesters in Oracle, Ariz., to object to housing some Central American immigrant children at a local academy. But when all was said and done, he might have been better off staying home.
Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward.
The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch ? the judiciary ? with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the Constitution.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Tuesday that the work of the intelligence community has been made more difficult in the last year by a "perfect storm" of events.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state?s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for ?empty promises? in dealing with an influx of Central American children and families.
Well, that certainly clears things up. Hours after a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the 2010 healthcare law provided insurance subsidies only to people living in 14 states, another appeals panel reached exactly the opposite conclusion in a separate lawsuit. At issue is the provision in the law that determines how large the subsidies will be, not who's eligible for them. Nevertheless, opponents of the law have seized on the language, which bases a family's subsidy in part on the price it paid for a policy bought "through an exchange established by the state." That language, they argue, flatly prohibits subsidies for anyone who shops at one of the 36 (soon...