(Los Angeles Times) President Obama blasted House Republicans for focusing on "extreme" and "partisan message bills," rather than solving problems, highlighting how little lawmakers have accomplished before leaving town for a summer recess.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, Obama noted signs of economic progress, but argued that "we could be much further along" if the GOP had agreed to "even basic" elements of his agenda.
Obama pointed to Congress' failure to deal with the surge of young Central American immigrants arriving at the southern border. Lawmakers left this week without passing legislation to address the problem, although both Democrats and Republicans had declared it a top priority
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