McCain: Without Immigration Reform, GOP ‘Cannot Win a National Election’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_863550d8ac.jpgChris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Despite the Republican strategy of passing piecemeal immigration reform, Sen. John McCain predicted Tuesday that comprehensive legislation can pass the GOP-controlled House. “I think this fall is very important,” McCain said at a forum hosted by AFL-CIO and the Economic Policy Institute.

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Senate Confirms National Labor Relations Board Nominees

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_bd70447b4d.jpgChris Knorr / Design Pics / Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Tuesday confirmed all five nominees for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): three Democrats and two Republicans. Kent Hirozowa, Nancy Jean Schiffer and Mark Gaston Pearce, all Democrats, were each confirmed for seats on the NLRB, an agency that deals with labor issues.

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Obama Offers Republicans New 'Grand Bargain'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_3c44e8b864.jpgMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- In an attempt to break the political impasse on Capitol Hill, President Obama on Tuesday offered Republicans a new “grand bargain” that would couple corporate tax reform with funding for programs to create middle class jobs. “I don't want to go through the same old arguments where I propose an idea and the Republicans just say no because it's my idea,” the president told workers at an Amazon shipping warehouse.

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Top Army Officer Defends Military Role in Sexual Assault Cases

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_0334e05037.jpgScott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Army officer nominated to lead U.S. forces in South Korea “strongly” favors keeping sexual assault cases within the military chain of command, he told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington. “In the military the commander is central to all that we do,” Lt. Gen.  Curtis Scaparrotti said Tuesday, answering a question from Sen. Carl Levin D-Mich., committee chairman.

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$36 Million Paid to Dead People, GAO Reports

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_16e2688679.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government has paid as much as $35.9 million in farm subsidies to dead people, a watchdog agency claims. The subsidies were part of the $20 billion a year effort to support farmers with crop insurance, conservation efforts and disaster assistance administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2008 to 2012.

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