GOP Address: House Leader Eric Cantor Wants to '#StopGovtAbuse'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_1e94fd072a.jpgTom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- In this week's Republican Address House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R- Va., addresses "government abuse" that he says is threatening Americans' paychecks. "Many in Washington have forgotten the most important principle -- that the federal government works for you -- and not the other way around," he says in the address.

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Reporters Grill State Dept. on Egypt Coup Decision Punt

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_0c4840e110.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Friday’s U.S. State Department daily press briefing may have provided more fodder for another The Daily Show segment as spokeswoman Jen Psaki bore the brunt of the criticism of the Obama administration’s announcement on Thursday that it won’t determine whether a coup occurred in Egypt earlier this month.

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Paul Ryan: House Could Vote on Immigration Bills in October

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_fcb6e5f12c.jpgT.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images(RACINE, Wis.) -- The House is tentatively scheduled to begin voting on immigration bills in October, according to a top House Republican. Congress will leave town next week for the entire month of August and has only nine legislative days in September to tackle spending bills in order to prevent a government shutdown.

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House Rejects Bid to Curtail NSA Phone Call Collection

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_91c8297fef.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A bipartisan amendment to gut a program that allows the National Security Agency to collect the phone records of millions of Americans went down to defeat on Wednesday. It took a slightly larger group of Republicans and Democrats to turn back the effort that they claimed would have seriously compromised national security.

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Libertarian Think Tank: Build a Wall Around Welfare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_74b2d7247e.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- While the libertarian Cato Institute admits that immigrants overwhelmingly come to the United States to work and not to go on welfare, to appease right-wing critics of immigration reform it has developed a plan to deny any federal benefits to tax-paying undocumented workers, even after they achieve legal status.

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