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Texas Judge’s Immigration Injunction Means Delay For El Paso Immigrants

February 18, 2015

Today was supposed to be the day that hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants could apply for work permits.

Week In Politics: Obama's Immigration Actions Stalled

February 17, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform during a meeting with young immigrants, known as DREAMers, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 4, 2015. The group has received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides relief from deportation for immigrants who arrived in the US illegally before they were 16 years old. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Ron Elving rounds up the week in politics, including a legal battle brewing over the president’s executive actions on immigration.

Greece Rejects New Bailout Offer From Europe

February 16, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gives a press conference during a European Union summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 12, 2015. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

The eurozone’s top official effectively gave Greece an ultimatum to request an extension to the country’s bailout program.

How Obama’s War Record Compares To Past Presidents

February 16, 2015
President Barack Obama announces he has sent Congress an authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Roosevelt Room at the White House February 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As Obama asks for official authorization to wage war on ISIS, Julian Zelizer takes a historical look at presidents and war.

U.S. Dairy Farms Struggle To Find Workers

February 16, 2015
Many dairy operations depend on a workforce comprised of immigrant men. Some have trouble hiring enough workers. (Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media)

The dairy industry relies heavily on immigrant labor. Without immigration reform, some farmers say they can’t find enough workers.

European Leaders Debate Greece

February 16, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gives a press conference during a European Union summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 12, 2015. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

Greece’s new prime minister campaigned on promises to end the austerity measures that have accompanied the bailout.

Parents Of Slain Hostage Ask The U.S. To Do More

February 13, 2015
Diane and John Foley, parents of journalist James Foley, sit for a portrait at their home during an interview August 24, 2014, in Rochester, New Hampshire. (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)

John and Diane Foley share the story of losing their son James Foley, and discuss how U.S. handles hostage situations.

Wisconsin’s Pipeline Would Pump More Than Keystone XL

February 13, 2015
Line 61 pumping station under construction this winter in the town of Sand Lake, Wis. (Frank Zufall/Sawyer County Record)

A company called Enbridge wants to boost the capacity of an existing pipeline that runs across Wisconsin.

Most Alabama Judges Likely To Comply With Gay Marriage Ruling

February 13, 2015
Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin discusses confusion over same-sex marriage in Alabama in his office in Clanton, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. This week, Martin issued a license for a gay wedding, then stopped the practice, then resumed amid confusion over competing state and federal court directives. (/Jay Reeves/AP)

Law professor Ronald Krotoszynski thinks most, if not all probate judges will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Obama Signs Executive Order On Cybersecurity, And Poses With A Selfie Stick

February 13, 2015
A screengrab from BuzzFeed's "Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About, Featuring President Obama." (BuzzFeed)

NPR’s Tamera Keith discusses the president’s goals in Silicon Valley, as well as his BuzzFeed video to promote HealthCare.gov.

Californians Concerned Over Arizona Redistricting Case

February 12, 2015
A view of the Supreme Court, January 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A high court decision on redistricting in Arizona could have a significant impact outside of Arizona’s borders, especially in California.

Is The War Powers Act Too Broad Or Too Restrictive?

February 12, 2015
President Barack Obama announces he has sent Congress an authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Roosevelt Room at the White House February 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democratic Congressman John Yarmouth of Kentucky joins us to discuss President Obama’s request for authorization to wage war.

For 2016 Presidential Hopefuls, N.H., Iowa And… London?

February 12, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivers a speech at Chatham House in central London, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Walker is leading a coalition of Wisconsin government and business officials on a trade mission in the U.K. The trip gives him a chance to bolster his foreign policy credentials as he considers running for president in 2016. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have all taken trips to London.

President Signs Military Suicide Prevention Bill

February 12, 2015
The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veteran Act is named for Clay Hunt, who struggled with post-traumatic stress after leaving the Marine Corps. He also tried to help other veterans but ultimately took his own life in 2011. He was 28. (IAVA)

The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act is named for a Marine who struggled with PTSD.

National Security Issues: Ukraine, ISIS And Yemen

February 12, 2015
Shiite Huthi fighters shout slogans as they drive in a the back of a vehicle in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on February 11, 2015. Western governments evacuated their diplomats from Yemen on Wednesday as conflict deepened in the impoverished Saudi neighbor, which has long been on the front line of the war against al-Qaida. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

Jim Walsh, an expert in international security, discusses the global threats and crises in the news.

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