WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama announced he was looking for ways to ease deportations without going through Congress, Republicans called it a case study in overreach. They argued it's Obama not Republicans who is undermining prospects for an immigration overhaul by proving he can't be trusted to enforce the law. <br />
Now as a narrow summertime window opens when Congress could act on immigration, Obama is working to turn the tables on Republicans. He's holding off any executive actions on deportation in hopes that Republicans will bear all the blame if that window closes without an immigration fix. <br />
It's an election-year gambit that could backfire. By asking for patience again from frustrated immigration activists, Obama is driving up expectations about actions he'll take if the fight in Congress ultimately fails.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle.
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.
On the eve of the first contest on the 2016 presidential election calendar, some voters are pushing for bolder, more uncompromising action, with an intensity that has shaken both the Republican and Democratic establishments.