Historic Vote on Immigration Could Come Thursday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_2ced6a1371.jpgTom Williams/CQ Roll CallBREAKING NEWS UPDATE: The Senate voted to invoke cloture on the immigration bill Thursday, the final step before a vote on the full plan, which will take place this afternoon. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., was in the chair when the 68-32 vote was called at 12:39 p.m. Developing... (WASHINGTON) -- After months of negotiations, amendments and debate, the Senate seems ready to move forward and pass historic immigration reform legislation.

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Texas Abortion Bill Fails to Pass Following Filibuster

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_c374a1fced.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- For a few hours anyway, Texas had one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The GOP-controlled state Senate passed the bill, according to Republicans, before midnight Tuesday, thus giving legislative approval to the law while Democrats and opponents of the measure say the vote was invalid because it occurred after midnight.

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Poll: Hillary Clinton, Obama Slip in Popularity

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_30243677b8.jpgSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hillary Clinton has lost some ground in personal favorability this year, but continues to outpace both Barack Obama and, by a wide margin, Marco Rubio -- like Clinton, a possible successor to Obama – in this basic measure of public popularity.

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Ed Markey Beats Gabriel Gomez in Massachusetts Senate Race

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_c6e27aab0c.jpgBill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Democrat Rep. Ed Markey is the winner of the Massachusetts special election to fill the Senate seat vacated when John Kerry became secretary of state, defeating businessmen and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.

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Obama Outlines Plan to Combat Climate Change

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_304bb177c0.jpgThe White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Tuesday outlined his plan to combat climate change, calling for new standards to reduce carbon pollution and saying he would not approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline if it produces more greenhouse gas emissions.

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