Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified to Congress last month that the border "has never been stronger." What she doesn't say is that the department no longer measures illegal immigrants who get away -- only those it catches.
House Republicans unveiled an ambitious cost-cutting plan Tuesday that would balance the budget in 10 years, while repealing ObamaCare and overhauling entitlements -- a document Democrats are sure to reject but could be used as a negotiating tool in talks with President Obama.
Monday's measure is the product of bipartisan negotiations and is the legislative vehicle to fund the day-to-day operations of government through Sept. 30 -- and prevent a government shutdown when current funding runs out March 27.
A multistate manhunt is under way for a man accused of killing the Seattle-area grandparents who picked him up after his release from a Washington state prison, hosted a party in his honor and offered him a room for the night.