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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is taking a different approach from Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). Instead of moving to sue the Obama administration over threats to withhold federal funds over Medicaid expansion, Brownback's administration is saying "many things could happen" before its deadline over losing the funds.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in a media conference call with Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Friday to push back on what he called "dishonest" criticism from progressives — apparently including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — that the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a "secret" deal.

"What I am averse to is a bunch of ad hominem attacks and misinformation that stirs up the base but ultimately doesn't serve them well. And I'm going to be pushing back very hard if I keep hearing that stuff," Obama told a small group of reporters on the call.

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WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush told a conservative radio host he would undo President Barack Obama's executive actions to let some five million people temporarily stay in the country if he's elected president.

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WASHINGTON — Top Republican senators criticized GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker on Tuesday for casting doubt on legal immigration policies and echoing calls by outspoken restrictionist Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for a discussion about whether immigrants harm wages for native-born American workers.

It's hardly remarkable for a Republican to be unsympathetic to undocumented immigrants but it is rare for a top-tier presidential candidate to call into question legal immigration, which the party (and business community) broadly supports.

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