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            AT OBAMA'S DOORSTEP: Various immigrant rights groups held separate demonstrations and carried different messages outside the White House on Monday, indicating splintering within the movement. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

            Border surge puts Obama legacy on immigration at stake

            By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

            After two years of playing offense, immigrant rights groups suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves playing political defense, pushing back against proposals to speed up deportations of people surging across the border illegally even while advocates plead with the White House to take politically risky executive action to halt deportations in the interior.

            D.C. Police Chief Cathy L Lanier, with Mayor Vincent C. Gray, discusses an initiative for phone-service carriers to disable stolen smartphones as soon as the theft is reported. Chief Lanier is a leading advocate of the FCC-coordinated program. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

            D.C. police told not to arrest people carrying legally registered guns

            By Andrea Noble - The Washington Times

            D.C. police issued bulletins to officers and residents Monday explaining that they no longer would arrest people for carrying legally registered handguns outside their homes.

            Self-proclamed Donetsk People's Republic policemen search a minivan near Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014. An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

            White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine

            By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

            The White House said Monday that Russia is “losing” its war in eastern Ukraine and warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime faces more sanctions this week by the U.S. and its European allies.

            Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department, left, and Tom Malinowski,  Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news conference to announce the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

            John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013

            By Meredith Somers - The Washington Times

            Christians facing death threats from Islamic extremists flee their homes in Mosul, Iraq. The death toll continues to rise as Israel and Hamas bombard each other with mortar fire. In China, police officers remove landmark crosses from the Christian churches.

            Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen removes her glasses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled: "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

            ORTEL: Note to Janet Yellen: The American bubble is popping

            By Charles Ortel

            This week, guests will interact with Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen and colleagues inside a benign bubble that no outsider can prick — a scripted symposium, manufactured for the select few in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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