Political

(Undated) -- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is urging U.S. lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Murdoch made his case in Wednesday's "Wall Street Journal." Murdoch believes that getting rid of quotas on special visas and promoting paths to citizenship would boost U.S...
(Undated) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says "nothing is off the table" when it comes to Iraq. Kerry tells NBC's "Today" the U.S. is not running to the aide of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. One thing Kerry says was never on the table was working hand-in-hand with Iran...
(Washington, DC) -- Congressional leaders are up to date on the situation in Iraq after meeting with President Obama on Wednesday. Senator John McCain says if the U.S. works to stabilize Iraq, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has to hold up his end of the deal. Senator McCain also...
(Austin, TX) -- Texas is planning a law enforcement "surge" on the border with Mexico. Governor Rick Perry and other top leaders told the Department of Public Safety Wednesday they were to use any funds given to the agency to help deal with the influx of illegal immigrants in...
(Undated) -- Iraqi troops are battling Sunni militants for control of the country's biggest oil refinery. Up to 300 workers were evacuated from the sprawling oil complex early this morning, but others are trapped inside. Video broadcast by the Al-Arabiya network showed smoke...
(Washington, DC) -- The Social Security Administration is taking some heat for closing hundreds of its field offices. On Wednesday the Senate Special Committee On Aging grilled a Social Security official as to why more than 60 offices have been closed over the last four years...
(Washington, DC) -- California Republican Kevin McCarthy is likely to win the nod to replace Eric Cantor as Majority Leader in House Republican leadership elections today. A late challenge to McCarthy from Idaho's Raul Labrador never gained traction. McCarthy is the House...
(Washington, DC) -- A meeting on Iraq between President Obama and congressional leaders is over. The White House meeting included GOP House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell...
(Washington, DC) -- A Senate committee is approving a bill that would permit the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, bypassing President Obama in the process. The Energy and Natural Resources Committee narrowly voted today in favor of the legislation that would let TransCanada...