Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, with incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks with reporters on Wednesday about House Republican plans to deal with the border crisis. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

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VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

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House GOP Counters Obama's Request By Promising Own Proposal

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Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

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Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks during a committee hearing on veterans' health care. Sanders, an Independent, is a possible 2016 presidential candidate. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

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Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Recess Appointments

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Addressing Border Crisis, Politicians Find Invitation In Misperception

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GOP: McCarthy Voted Majority Leader; Scalise Chosen As Whip

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GOP Completes Leadership Shuffle, As McCarthy And Scalise Step Up

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Hagel Defends Bergdahl Exchange Before House Panel

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Senators Reach Deal To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside VA System

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Outraged Senators Reach Across Aisle For Deal On VA Wait Times

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There's an idea in the Senate that it's still a chamber operating on mutual respect and goodwill between colleagues. That's why venerable traditions like "blue slips" — slips of paper senators can use to block any White House choice for judgeships in their home state — carry over today. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Old Senate Tradition Lies Behind Controversial Judge's Nomination

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