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Rep. McCarthy Pressured To Back Senate Immigration Bill

The fierce debate over immigration played out in earnest in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday. Immigration overhaul supporters are pressuring Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy to join them. While the House majority whip agrees the immigration system needs to change, he is unwilling to support the bill that passed the Senate.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

Former Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday. Jackson had pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use. Jackson's wife Sandi received a one year sentence for her role in the scheme.

A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond

It's something you don't find much among reporters today, but Jack Germond actually liked politicians. That doesn't mean he suffered phonies. The longtime political journalist, who died Wednesday at 85, was one of the legendary "boys on the bus," who also liked to spend time at the real racetrack.

GOP Debate: Is Obamacare Fight Worth A Government Shutdown?

Some GOP lawmakers want to block all money for Obamacare in a stopgap spending bill that must be approved next month to prevent the government from shutting down on Oct. 1. But other Republicans say that won't work and may well backfire.

San Diego's Hooters, Other Businesses Tell Mayor To Stay Away

Democratic Mayor Bob Filner is resisting calls to resign following the accounts of women who say he harassed them. Hooters' locations in the city say "women should be treated with respect" and that Filner's not welcome.

Journalist Jack Germond, One Of The 'Boys On The Bus,' Dies

The longtime political columnist died just as he'd finished writing a political novel titled A Small Story for Page Three. He was 85. Author of Fat Man in the Middle Seat, Germond covered national politics for decades and was a regular panelist for years on The McLaughlin Group.
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Egypt In Turmoil

In a harsh crackdown on pro-Islamist sit-ins in Cairo, Egyptian security forces Wednesday killed dozens of protesters and the interim government declared a state of emergency. We get the latest on the rapidly changing situation.


Cory Booker Wins N.J. Special Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate

The Newark mayor won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, setting up an Oct. 16 special election in New Jersey against Republican Steve Lonegan, the winner of Tuesday's primary on the GOP side.

DOJ Suit Seen Delaying, Not Killing Big Airline Merger

The Justice Department's opposition to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines stunned industry analysts, but many predict the $11 billion deal will eventually win approval. Some industry watchers see the government's lawsuit as a tactic to force American Airlines to surrender routes and slots.

Star-Making Turn As Newark Mayor Launches Booker Toward D.C.

The man, the myth, the media machine that is Cory Booker added another entry to his heat-seeking resume Tuesday. He crushed his Democratic opponents in a special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat that was left open when Frank Lautenberg died.