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July 11th, 2014
08:18 PM ET

Obama official: "Our border is not open to illegal migration"

President Obama sent a top surrogate, his Homeland Security Secretary to the U.S.-Mexico border to survey the situation for himself - a stop that many on both sides of the political aisle say the President should be making.

The president defended his decision, saying this week that he's not interested in photo-ops.

Obama official says at border: 'We'll send you back'

But Republicans have seized on that statement and tweeted this photo of the president meeting with a student in Austin, Texas.

The meme says, "Hey girl. I'm not interested in photo ops." And the tweet from HouseGOP said, "A picture says a thousand words."

CNN's Ana Cabrera joins Erin Burnett from Artesia, New Mexico, where Secretary Jay Johnson toured a temporary detention facility that is currently holding more than 400 women and children.

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Filed under: Border Crisis • News • Politics
July 10th, 2014
09:15 PM ET

Boehner: Border crisis is "president's own making"

House Speaker John Boehner is continuing his sharp criticism of the president on the issue of immigration.

"This is a problem of the president's own making," Boehner said. "He's been president for five and a half years. When is he going to take responsibility for something?"

The president is fighting back slamming House Republicans for not taking up a bill on immigration reform.

"The House Republicans, they haven’t even called the bill," Obama said. 'They won’t even take a vote on the bill. They don’t have enough energy or organization or I don’t know what to just even vote no on the bill. And then they’re made at me for trying to do some things to make the immigration system work better. So it doesn’t make sense."

OutFront, Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of California.


Filed under: Border Crisis • Immigration • News • Politics
July 10th, 2014
08:10 PM ET

House Republicans to sue Obama over employer mandate in Obamacare

(CNN) - House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed and they despise.

Speaker John Boehner said the suit will follow the argument Obama violated the Constitution by circumventing Congress and changing the law's employer mandate on his own.

"In 2013, the President changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it," Boehner said in a statement.

"That's not the way our system of government was designed to work. No president should have the power to make laws on his or her own," he added.

The Republican-led House is expected to vote on a resolution authorizing legal action against the President at month's end.

The White House expressed disappointment in a statement, saying Boehner and Republicans are wasting time, taxpayer resources on a "political stunt."

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Filed under: GOP • News • Obamacare • Politics
July 9th, 2014
09:12 PM ET

Does Hillary Clinton want a tax cut?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making some pretty interesting comments about our nation's tax system, perhaps hinting at her policies should she run for the white house in 2016.

While trying to explain recent comments that her family was "dead broke" when they left the white house in 2001, Clinton told a German newspaper about her husband's finances:

"In our system he had to make double what he needed in order just to pay off the debt, and then to finance a house and continue to pay for our daughter's education," Clinton said.

Outfront, former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. He's also a former McCain economic adviser.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • News • Politics • Tax Reform
July 8th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

Sarah Palin calls for Obama's impeachment over immigration crisis

(CNN) – Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama's inaction over the escalating crisis on the southern border is grounds for impeachment.

The Republican firebrand wrote in a an op-ed published Tuesday in the conservative website Breitbart that "(Obama's) unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.'"

Calls for impeachment are coming from the President's harshest critics on the right and have intensified over the new immigration crisis. However, such a step is far-fetched, especially with Democrats currently in control of the Senate.

In the blistering op-ed, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee accuses Obama of intentionally allowing immigrants into the United States, hampering American job opportunities.

"President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here," she wrote.

"It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment."

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