President Obama: Path to Citizenship 'Needs to Be' in Immigration Bill

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_f4850a4c64.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President Obama on Tuesday insisted he's not backing down from his top demand on immigration reform -- a pathway to citizenship for those already here illegally. Immigration reform faces a rough ride in the House, where GOP leaders have resisted taking up a Senate-passed bill that accomplishes Obama's goal of allowing undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship.

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Why Michele Bachmann Wants Congress to 'Spank' President Obama

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_abcf0bbf63.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, Rep. Michele Bachmann suggested a new way for GOP Congress members to block immigration reform from passing in the House, and no, it did not include a filibuster. In an interview with a conservative website, Bachmann suggested that Congress should “spank” President Obama and, “pinch his ears back” in order to “give the president a major wake up call”.

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Immigration Debate Lifts Marco Rubio’s Bottom Line

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_aa9dc5b39b.jpgMichael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Was the immigration debate good for Sen. Marco Rubio’s bottom line? The Republican from Florida raised $3 million from April to June, according to a report to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, as the immigration debate was underway in the Senate. 

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No Senate Deal Reached, Filibuster Fight Looms on Tuesday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_caa3f005e4.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A deeply divided Senate failed to reach agreement Monday night after more than three hours of discussion behind closed doors, raising the prospect that Democratic leaders were heading toward invoking the so-called nuclear option to confirm several of President Obama’s top nominees whose confirmations have stalled.

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Eric Holder Says DOJ Will Decide on Charges Against Zimmerman

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_08de191b74.jpgChris Graythen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Admitting that the George Zimmerman trial has raised "complicated and emotionally charged issues," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the African-American sorority Delta Sigma Theta on Monday that the Justice Department will eventually decide whether to file criminal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch captain for the death of Trayvon Martin.

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