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Cruz: We'll 'turn this country around'

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told tea party activists on Thursday that he is “filled with the promise that we’re going to turn this country around” after legislative fights over drones, guns and Obamacare last year.<p>The freshman Republican received a hero’s welcome at a Tea Party Patriots-hosted fifth …

Ambassador: Sochi 'Threat Assessment Has Not Changed'

Meet the Press<p>Trump goes on offense against political opponents after North Korea<p>02:42<p>'Throw the bums out' coalition changes shape in 2018<p>01:48<p>Full Sanford: Trump movement has morphed into 'loyalty' test<p>09:16<p>Sanford: Trump’s America is 'a twilight world'<p>01:46<p>CBP Chief: 'We don't have the tools' to …

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Schumer floats 2017 immigration plan

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) floated a compromise Sunday intended to break the stalemate on immigration reform on Capitol Hill. It was immediately rejected by House Republicans, but key advocates said it is an option worth considering.<p>The Gang of Eight leader’s plan: Pass a law this year, but don’t …

U.S. senator suggests quick approval, delayed enactment of immigration law | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration reforms could be passed now but enacted after President Barack Obama leaves office if Republicans fear he will not enforce the new rules, a key Democratic senator said Sunday, offering a way to achieve one of Obama’s main policy objectives.<p>Sen. Charles …

Very Few American Workers Actually Make The Minimum Wage

Economists at BofA Merrill Lynch say one of the questions clients have been asking recently is whether proposals to raise the minimum wage in the United States — like the one highlighted by President Obama during his annual State of the Union address in January — would have an inflationary …

Supreme Court to decide whether to hear cases regarding right to ‘bear’ arms

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether to hear two cases seeking clarification on what the Constitution’s framers intended in granting citizens the right to not only own but also “bear” arms.<p>Lyle Denniston, a National Constitution Center adviser, writes on the Philadelphia …