This Aug. 2, 2014 file photo shows demonstrators protesting at Freedom Plaza in Washington asking President Barack Obama to modify his deportations policies.

White House Preps Legal Case for Immigration Steps

With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say...

  • Demonstrators from opposing sides confront each other, Friday, July 4, 2014, outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif. Immigration Shaping Up as Leading Election Issue

    For Republican Rep. Scott Perry, the influx of Central American children who have crossed illegally into the United States has propelled immigration to a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the Texas border, eclipsing the new health care law and the federal deficit...

  • Congressman Paul Ryan, left, shakes hands with Todd Warton, right, of Miramar Beach, Fla., along with Warton's daughter Skye Warton, 15, at Books-A-Million in Destin, Fla. on Aug. 22, 2014. Paul Ryan Says He's Weighing Possible White House Run

    Paul Ryan was No. 2 on the Republicans' presidential ballot in 2012, and the Wisconsin congressman is thinking about whether he'll try to move to the top of his party's ticket in 2016...

  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Malia Obama are greeted as they exit Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, on return to Washington after their family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard Obama Back in DC Amid Crises; As if He Never Left

    While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?" Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President Barack Obama, who returned to Washington Sunday from a two-week Martha's Vineyard vacation, what remains of the August calendar looks perhaps more daunting than when he left...

  • This April 10, 2014, shows French prime minister Manuel Valls, right, and Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg during a visit to French defense and electronic company Thales in Gennevilliers, outside Paris, France. French Government Dissolved Amid Internal Feud

    French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy. Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government's resignation after accusing the economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government's policies...

  • SurveyUSA/KSTP-TV 2014 General Election Poll

    SurveyUSA interviewed 800 state of Minnesota adults Aug. 8, 2014 through Aug. 21, 2014. Of the adults, 725 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 600 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/14 midterm general election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents were asked about the governor's race, U.S. Senate race and what issued are the most important on deciding who to vote for...

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