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Austin, Texas (CNN) – President Barack Obama is using a famous movie line to express his frustration with congressional Republicans.
During a speech in Austin, Texas on Thursday, the President compared himself to Mark Wahlberg's character in Martin Scorsese's film "The Departed," as he criticized GOP lawmakers for inaction and for threatening to sue him for his use of executive authority.
(CNN) – This week, President Obama wrote in an Israeli newspaper op-ed that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is necessary, and still possible.
But can the U.S. still play a prominent role in that process?
Secretary of State John Kerry has been on the phone, he spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday.
"We're very engaged with the parties, the secretary's also been in touch with leaders in the region, including the Khuddaris, the Egyptians," said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki. "He's in touch with anyone who can play a role in influencing Hamas, and bringing an end to the indiscriminate rocket attacks that are going into Israel."
Washington (CNN) – U.S. Marine Clay Hunt was an American hero, who not only served his country, but also tried to prevent so many troops with post-traumatic stress from taking their own lives.
Now, he has also become a painful example of the price of dysfunction at the VA.
Washington (CNN) – The chair of the House Homeland Committee is joining a chorus of Republicans calling for a reevaluation of a 2008 law signed by President George W. Bush that requires deportation hearings before sending back children from countries that do not border the United States.
"It had unintended consequences to legislation. I think you're going to see Congress go back and look at that law, so that when Mexicans cross, they're treated the same as other than Mexicans from Central America," Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."