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A group of immigration activists on Friday morning formed a human chain to prevent a bus that returns deported individuals from leaving a federal courthouse, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
Six demonstrators out of about two dozen who gathered at the courthouse in Tucson, Ariz. formed a human chain to block a main exit, according to the Daily Star. U.S. Marshals and security officers were on scene trying to remove the demonstrators.
Jon Stewart on Thursday blasted Republican governors and lawmakers who reject expanding Medicaid in their states, singling out the most egregious offenders as "moochers."
Stewart added "total dickishness" to the list of obstacles facing the implementation of Obamacare, citing the 26 Republican-controlled states that declined federal dollars to expand Medicaid out of "spite."
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) are among those scheduled to address the Values Voter Summit Friday starting at 8:40 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C. Watch live below:
A public hearing for suspended Gliberton, Pa. police Chief Mark Kessler, whose YouTube gun demonstration videos drew national attention, was cut short Thursday night when a man dropped a semi-automatic pistol on the floor, the Republican Herald reported.
The CIA raised red flags on Edward Snowden that were never forwarded to the National Security Agency when it hired the contractor and afforded him him access to thousands of classified documents, according to a New York Times report published Thursday.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to sit down with the Senate Republican Caucus Friday, the White House said. The meeting is slated to take place at 11:15 a.m. ET in the State Dining Room.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Thursday re-enacted ripping up a symbolic credit card to protest the government's high spending in an appearance on Fox News.
"The American people understand that we continue to raise the debt limit and don't fix the real problems," Coburn told "The Real Story" host Gretchen Carlson. "So I think we ought to line up with where the American people are and use the debt limit as a way to attract a coalition to actually fix the problems."
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), whose congressional career has spanned over three decades, said Thursday that he's never seen so much infighting within the ranks of the Republican party.
Speaking at the Daily Beast's Hero Summit, McCain cited a Gallup poll released Wednesday that found the GOP's favorability rating has fallen to 28 percent, its lowest since Gallup began asking the question.