Obama presses for fast approval on emergency border spending, says he's open to GOP ideas

  • by: ERICA WERNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2014 - 7:15 PM

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency spending request for the crisis.

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