Thursday, July 31, 2014

Something to Know - 31 July

No cartoon is needed today.  This is is both funny and sad at the same time:

The National Memo

--- Breaking News ---

House Fails To Pass Immigration Bill, Asks Obama To Act Alone

House Republicans pulled their embattled immigration legislation on Thursday, after failing to find enough Republicans to vote for a pared-down funding bill. The embarrassing defeat for Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) greatly increases the odds that the House will not do anything to act on the border crisis before leaving Washington for its August recess. 

Ironically, Speaker Boehner — who, one day earlier, advanced his plan to sue President Obama for allegedly exceeding his authority with executive orders — responded to the defeat by urging President Obama to act alone on securing the border. Read more

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