Congressman Has Bad News for Girl with Undocumented Dad

GETTY_82013_Scott DesJarlais.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1376987419739Bill Clark/Roll Call (MURFREESBORO, Tenn.) -- A pro-Tea Party crowd cheered last week when a Tennessee congressman politely dismissed an 11-year-old girl whose father may face deportation to El Salvador. Republican Scott DesJarlais, who praised Josie Molina for coming forward at a town hall meeting, did not give much encouragement to the youngster after she asked, "I have a dad and he’s undocumented, and what can I do so he can stay with me?"

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Meet Sunny, the Obamas’ New Puppy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_bb46d172ca.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) — The Obamas have welcomed another member to the family: Sunny, their new 1-year-old puppy. Bo’s new baby sister, also a Portuguese water dog, made her public debut on Monday evening. “So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family -- our puppy, Sunny!” Michelle Obama personally tweeted. The White House introduced Sunny in a blog, complete with photos and a slow-motion video of Bo and the puppy playing on the South Lawn.

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As Republicans Feud, Others Wonder: Is That a Problem?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_a16ab814e7.jpgHugh Griffith/Getty Images (BOSTON) -- Are family feuds good for the family? Republicans got the chance to debate that question at the Republican National Committee summer meeting last week after some recent clashes between some of the party’s biggest stars. One of those feuding stars, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, actually spoke to the party chairmen and activists explaining why his way of doing things will bring victory, while jabbing some of his potential 2016 rivals along the way.

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Obama's Weekly Address: 'Working to Implement the Affordable Care Act'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_52032c4d18.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- In his address this week, President Obama touts the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, now on its way to full implementation, and says there are a group of Republicans who are trying to "confuse" citizens, calling their actions "lousy constituent service."

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GOP Weekly Address: Delaying the Individual Health Care Mandate for All

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f8f3dc4254.jpgScott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- As President Obama touts the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is calling for him to support bipartisan, House-passed legislation that would delay the individual mandate in the health care law.  Moore says the delay would give individuals and families the same relief that large businesses have received unfairly.

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