WH presses passage of immigrant bill . . . Washington Times
President Obama’s border spending request will pay for schooling, health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children surging across the border, officials told Congress as they pleaded for quick action on the $3.7 billion package.
GOP leaders blast request . . . Associated Press
Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.
WH: Border surge overwhelming . . . Associated Press
Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday .
Republicans: Build a fence . . . Newsmax
Republicans are putting pressure on the government once again to build a massive fence along the border to stem the tide of thousands of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States.
Obama to Netanyahu: Let’s cool it . . . AFP
Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he was worried fierce fighting with Hamas in Gaza could escalate, and offered US help to broker a ceasefire.
Obama mocks impeachment . . . Politico
“You hear some of them: ‘Sue him! Impeach him!’” Obama said in a relaxed, sniping campaign-style speech in Austin, Texas, recounting the resistance he’s run into for signing executive actions. “Really? For what, doing my job?”
Obama approval high among Muslims . . . Politico
According to a Gallup poll released Friday that tracked responses for the first six months of 2014, 72 percent of Muslims said they approve of the president, compared with just 20 percent who disapprove.
Obama nominated for an Emmy . . . Newsmax
Obama may have to clear out another space on the White House trophy room shelf — his March 11 appearance on “Between Two Ferns” has been nominated for an Emmy award.
Portman: I might run for president . . . Associated Press
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says he could end up making a 2016 presidential bid, depending on what happens with the field of candidates.
Mary Matalin: Obama has no soul . . . Newsmax
Obama’s refusal to visit the U.S.-Texas border, followed by a beer drinking, pool-shooting session with the governor of Colorado, proves the commander-in-chief has no soul, veteran GOP political consultant Mary Matalin says.