Lawmakers Summoned Back to DC as Border Bill Hangs in Balance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_b6c704d234.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Cancel that flight, congressman. Lawmakers departing on Thursday for their annual August recess are now being told “not so fast” after the House Republican leadership pulled a $659 million bill to address the ongoing crisis at the southern border. Several House Republicans told ABC News they were furious about not taking a vote on the bill, and they were pushing for a chance to do so before leaving town.

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Boehner v. Obama: House Approves Resolution to Sue President

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_587b43b517.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souz (WASHINGTON) -- In a partisan vote that marks a new escalation in the Republican confrontation with President Obama, the House of Representatives approved a resolution to authorize Speaker John Boehner to initiate litigation against the president over allegations he's repeatedly overstepped his constitutional authority. At issue is President Obama's changing of the Affordable Care Act law related to its penalty against businesses that do not offer health care to their employees.

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Sen. Boxer: Obama's Pollution Proposal Can Prevent Bronchitis, Asthma Attacks, Heart Attacks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_c659ef7ca9.jpgUS Senator Barbara Boxer (WASHINGTON) -- Environmental Protection Agency hearings are discussing a proposed rule that would limit carbon pollution from power plants. The proposal, from the Obama administration, would cut pollution 30% by 2030. Senator Barbara Boxer supports the proposal, saying it would save and improve thousands of lives. "It will avoid up to 3,700 cases of bronchitis in children; 150,000 asthma attacks; 3,300 heart attacks; 6,600 premature deaths and 490,000 missed days of school and work," Boxer said.

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Former IRS Official Calls Conservatives 'Crazies' in Emails

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_556b66bc0b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Former Internal Revenue Service senior official Lois Lerner apparently believed conservatives were “a–holes” and “crazies,” according to emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released a redacted email exchange from Lerner’s official IRS email account that Republicans believe shows she held personal bias and hostility against conservatives.

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Senators Introduce Bill to Combat College Sexual Assault

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_95bdf623bf.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill Wednesday to curb sexual assaults occurring on college campuses. “If you are a young woman and you attend school, the odds jump that you will be sexually assaulted at school, probably by someone you know from your class, from a team, from a party,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said. “The price of a college education should not be that one in five women will be sexually assaulted.”

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