updated 3:54 AM EDT, Sat August 2, 2014

House Republicans on Friday pushed through a $694 million measure to deal with the influx of migrant children to the southern border. But the bill will go nowhere — the Senate won't take it up and the President has already threatened to veto it. FULL STORY

What should Congress tell voters?

Ron Bonjean says as Congress leaves for the August recess, they will be facing an angry electorate FULL STORY

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Young Americans and Democrats support Israel far less than in previous years. Why? Join us on @CNN with @donlemon now as we discuss.
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Push back from DNI Clapper: "More than 85%" of cmte report has been declassified; "we are confident" public will get "full view" of program
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.@GeneralClark: Putin responsible for downed plane http://t.co/fMpOTRQV4Z #TheLead
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U.S. backs plan to keep Russia at bay #TheLead http://t.co/vANkjwpaUd
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American Ebola victims headed to U.S. #TheLead http://t.co/cZokF9dIj3
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01 Former Palestinian Foreign Minister: Asking about Hamas embedded in populace is blaming victim #TheLead http://t.co/XjBL98ChJs
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CNN Poll: Percentage of Americans who say the economy is "good" is on the rise http://t.co/d0kLD0gFXp http://t.co/hvlgZEfAqH
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Ben Carson is making serious moves toward a 2016 presidential run: http://t.co/tdsmC1EeTo http://t.co/D5SdFoTAW7
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Obama: Secretary Kerry has worked very hard and endured, on many occasions, unfair criticism. Watch CNN: http://t.co/D0FfEYj6Hb
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Obama: We could be moving much father along if Congress would do the job that the people sent them here to do. http://t.co/34J5xwjyOZ
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President Obama: We agree on most of the solutions" to solving the border crisis, but can't get a bill. Watch CNN http://t.co/9MGOmSSTMz
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Bush 43 pens book on Bush 41: "I loved writing the story of his life." http://t.co/0qvFUsef7W http://t.co/zcvc0g44KW
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Proving a point or pulling a bizarre stunt? CA GOP candidate for gov. spends a week homeless: http://t.co/j49Fd5kFdD http://t.co/AtOQ1MTfyq
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