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  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to speed deportations.
  • Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources

    Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources
    The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a...

    Saylor family seeks funding, training for police

    Saylor family seeks funding, training for police
    The mother of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died in police custody last year told a Senate panel Tuesday that the federal government needs to spend more to train law enforcement on how to approach the disabled and mentally ill. Patti Saylor,...

    Sanity in sentencing [Editorial]

    Sanity in sentencing  [Editorial]
    There are about 7,000 people serving federal prison sentences for crimes related to crack cocaine who would not still be there if they had, instead, possessed or sold powder cocaine. That's the non-sensical and costly result of Congress' panic over the...

    Let's declare our independence from the IRS

    Let's declare our independence from the IRS
    Congressional frustration with efforts to get to the bottom of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups plainly shows the tax agency is dangerous to civil liberties, irrevocably broken and corrupting of national politicians. Investigators on Capitol...