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Child Deportations Complicate Advancing Obama Border Bill

 President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to address thousands of children entering the U.S. illegally at the Mexican border is being met by obstacles in Congress from lawmakers in both parties. Republicans, who have long advocated tougher border security, are demanding legislation to speed deportation of the minors in exchange for new spending. Some

Federal Contract Workers Tell Obama: $10.10 Isn’t Enough

“When I go to the doctor, I pay for that,” she says. “At work, they don’t give you 40 hours. … That’s why it’s not enough.” A White House spokesperson declined to comment. Ferrier is one of several hundred nonunion workers employed by private companies under federal contracts who signed a letter to Obama to