Chained to White House Fence: Immigrants Protest Obama Deportations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_9bf44f6e9e.jpgEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Seven activists chained themselves to the front gate of the White House lawn Wednesday morning in protest of deportations. “Not one more,” they chanted. “Not one more.” In 2012, the Obama administration deported 409,849 immigrants, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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McCain Denounces Agreement on Syria's Chemical Weapons

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_7d79b3e401.jpgChris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. John McCain doesn’t believe that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will abide by the agreement reached between the U.S. and Russia that would force Damascus to turn over its chemical weapons stockpiles to international control. The Arizona Republican told the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that “no one trusts Assad's sincerity and there is little reason to have more faith in Russia especially when [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin himself still insists that the Syrian opposition was responsible for the August 21 attack” that the Obama administration says killed 1,400 people.

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Obama Questions Background Checks After Navy Yard Shooting

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_29ab8aac1e.jpgKevin Moloney/Liaison (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama Tuesday suggested that a better background check system for American gun sales might have prevented Monday’s mass shooting at Navy Yard that left 13 people, including the gunman, dead. “Initial reports indicate that this is an individual who may have had some mental health problems,” Obama said of the shooter, in an interview with Spanish-language network Telemundo.

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Items Once Owned by Jesse Jackson Jr. Up for Auction

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_02a4cd30b5.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Bidding has opened up for items once owned by disgraced Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. The online auction opened Tuesday, and runs through Sept. 26. The items up for bid include autographed memorabilia from Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee. Mink parkas and jackets, and cashmere capes once owned by Jackson and his wife, Sandi, are also available to be auctioned.

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Senators to Investigate Background Checks for Government Contractors

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_62a00bd9bf.jpgMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Tom Carper, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said Tuesday that the Navy Yard massacre raises serious questions about the types of background checks conducted for government contractors, and pledged to open an investigation. “We going to drill down on it,” Carper said, speaking to reporters in the Capitol.

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