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July 8th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

Coburn: Obama's border funding 'wrong approach'

Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.

"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."

"That shows how incompetent [the government] is."

Coburn said providing additional resources for detention spaces and immigration attorneys to the minors is the "wrong approach."

"We can put them all on a first class seat to their homes, that's $8 million,' he added.

Could legalizing marijuana become 'tragedy'?
Senator and doctor Tom Coburn says legalizing recreational marijuana could become a tragedy. Sen. Cardin debates.

82 shot in Chicago? That's an outrage
Newt Gingrich is outraged that the country is desensitized to the mass shootings in Chicago over July, 4th weekend.

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In the Crossfire: Immigration and medical marijuana
July 8th, 2014
04:27 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Immigration and medical marijuana

President Barack Obama cares, the White House insisted Tuesday in asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas.

No he doesn't, say Republicans who note Obama doesn't plan to visit the border area when he travels to Texas - the epicenter of the immigrant influx - on Wednesday for a trip that includes a meeting with Gov. Rick Perry. Full story

Also in the political sphere: weed. New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday.

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At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter host a debate with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Tom Coburn (R-OK)

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July 8th, 2014
10:32 AM ET

Will sex contracts prevent college rape?

Rising concerns about college campus rape have led California lawmakers to propose sex contracts for undergraduates.

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