Donald Trump (ABC News) (WASHINGTON) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Sunday defended his newly released immigration reform plan, which calls for the deportation of millions of undocumented workers in the United States, saying he’ll accomplish the objectives through “management.”

In a plan released earlier this month, Trump called for an end to birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants and for the deportation of undocumented workers. He did not offer more specifics as to how undocumented workers would be removed from the country or how much the plan would cost.

“It’s called management,” he said. “I’m going to get great people that know what they are doing.”

Trump also took shots at opponents for the Republican nomination, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who he called a “low energy person.”

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Donald Trump (ABC News) (WASHINGTON) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Sunday defended his newly released immigration reform plan, which calls for the deportation of millions of undocumented workers in the United States, saying he’ll accomplish the objectives through “management.”

In a plan released earlier this month, Trump called for an end to birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants and for the deportation of undocumented workers. He did not offer more specifics as to how undocumented workers would be removed from the country or how much the plan would cost.

“It’s called management,” he said. “I’m going to get great people that know what they are doing.”

Trump also took shots at opponents for the Republican nomination, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who he called a “low energy person.”

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — At a meeting of the central committee of the Republican Party of Kentucky, a vote passed that will pave the way for Sen. Rand Paul to continue his simultaneous run for both president and re-election in the Senate.

The committee voted to change their presidential nominating process from a primary held in May of 2016 to a caucus system that will be held in March 2016. Voting by secret ballot, the measure won 111-36. The vote will only go into effect if Sen. Paul makes good on a pledge to transfer $250,000 to the Republican Party of Kentucky by Sept. 18 to help cover the cost of the caucus.

Since at least February of this year, Sen. Rand Paul has been pushing the Republican Party of Kentucky to change to a caucus system to award their presidential delegates. Kentucky is one of the few states where someone can’t be on the ballot twice. Today’s vote could also be seen as a vote of confidence in Paul who has had a rough summer on the campaign trail.

Of his presidential chances, Sen. Paul offered a bleaker picture than he’s previously stated during a conference call with Republicans on Thursday. According to the Lexington-Herald Leader, he told Kentucky Republicans he had a “one in 10” chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination. He’s previously said he had a “one in five or one in six” chance.

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Fuse/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden “traveled last minute” to Washington today for a private political meeting with popular liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, two sources familiar with the meeting confirm to ABC News.

The details of the substance of their conversation is not known, though many believe Biden is still considering a run in the 2016 presidential race.

Biden and Warren have not seen eye to eye on some progressive issues in the past, but are known to be friendly.

Warren’s endorsement is highly sought by all the Democratic contenders. Despite her passionate fan base and a robust campaign to get her to run, she has so far ruled out jumping into the 2016 race.

Biden returns to Wilmington, DE, where he’s been vacationing with his family all week.

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Fuse/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden “traveled last minute” to Washington today for a private political meeting with popular liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, two sources familiar with the meeting confirm to ABC News.

The details of the substance of their conversation is not known, though many believe Biden is still considering a run in the 2016 presidential race.

Biden and Warren have not seen eye to eye on some progressive issues in the past, but are known to be friendly.

Warren’s endorsement is highly sought by all the Democratic contenders. Despite her passionate fan base and a robust campaign to get her to run, she has so far ruled out jumping into the 2016 race.

Biden returns to Wilmington, DE, where he’s been vacationing with his family all week.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s address, President Obama talks about the country’s economic progress over the past few years and what Congress still needs to do.

President Obama mentioned how 3 million new jobs were created over the past five and a half years and 17 states raised their minimum wage.

“But if we want to keep this momentum going – to make sure that working families feel like their hard work is being rewarded with a basic sense of security – then we all need to do our part,” he said.

He also pointed fingers at Congress for taking off for five weeks and for failing to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

“Congress also hasn’t passed a budget – and when they return from vacation, they’ll only have a few weeks to do so, or shut down the government for the second time in two years,” President Obama said. “They’ve had all year to do this.”

Read the full transcript of the president’s address:

Hi, everybody. Seven years after the worst economic crisis in generations, our economy continues to grow and create jobs. In fact, our businesses have created 13 million new jobs over the past five and a half years.

But if we want to keep this momentum going – to make sure that working families feel like their hard work is being rewarded with a basic sense of security – then we all need to do our part.

That’s why my Administration has been partnering with states and cities to help grow the middle class. Over the past few years, nearly 20 cities and counties have implemented paid sick days. Six states have enacted paid sick days or paid family leave. Seventeen states, and more than two dozen cities and counties, have raised their minimum wage. All of this will help working families. And across the country, folks are proving that preparing all our kids for the future doesn’t have to be a partisan issue. Seattle, a city with a Democratic mayor, just passed universal pre-k, while Indianapolis, a city with a Republican mayor, is starting citywide preschool scholarships. All told, 34 states have increased funding for preschool. And that’s good for all of us.

Now, we need Congress to do its part to boost the economy, as well. Unfortunately, Congress left town for five full weeks – and they left behind a stack of unfinished business. For the first time ever, Congress failed to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. That left thousands of business owners and their employees at a serious disadvantage compared to their competitors overseas. That’s not good for jobs. It’s not good for our economy. When it returns from recess, reauthorizing the bank ought to be a top agenda for members of Congress.

Congress also hasn’t passed a budget – and when they return from vacation, they’ll only have a few weeks to do so, or shut down the government for the second time in two years. They’ve had all year to do this. Months ago, I put forward a detailed plan to strengthen our economy and our national security in a fiscally responsible way. And for months, I’ve said I will veto any budget that locks in the sequester—those senseless cuts to domestic and national security priorities. Remember, we can’t cut our way to prosperity. We should be investing in things that help our economy grow today and tomorrow, like education or infrastructure or scientific research.

Democrats in Congress have made it clear they’re ready to sit down and work with Republicans to find common ground on this. After all, Americans expect Congress to help keep our country strong and growing – not threaten to shut down our government. When Congress gets back, they should prevent a shutdown, pass a responsible budget, and prove that this is a country that looks forward – a country that invests in our future, and keeps our economy growing for all Americans.

Thanks, everybody and have a great weekend.

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BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senator John Thune, R-S.D., says the 114th Congress has more work to do in order to give Americans the “efficient, effective, and accountable government they deserve.”

“When Republicans were campaigning last fall,” Thune says, “we made a promise to the American people: If we were elected to the majority, we would get Washington working again.” That message, Thune says, was not lip service. Highlighting the work done to pass a joint balanced budget resolution, Thune notes the last time that had been done, “Facebook hadn’t been created yet.”

Criticizing the economic recovery under President Obama, Thune calls it “the worst economic recovery in 70 years.”

Thune goes on to highlight successes of the Republican-led Congress, including a transportation bill passed last month that would provide funding for important construction jobs and legislation to extend Medicare’s solvency and provide increased mental health resources to veterans.

“Eight months into the Republican-led Congress,” Thune argues, “we’ve changed the way Washington operates.” But, he says, “we’re just getting started.”

Read the full transcript of the Republican address:

“Hi, I’m Senator John Thune from the great state of South Dakota.

“When Republicans were campaigning last fall, we made a promise to the American people: If we were elected to the majority, we would get Washington working again.

“That wasn’t a campaign slogan.

“That was a commitment.

“And we’ve been working hard to deliver on that promise ever since.

“The first eight months of 2015 have been some of the most productive in recent memory.

“In the Senate, we’ve built a track record of success, with bill after bill to deliver real results for the American people.

“One thing we were determined to do this year was pass a balanced budget.

“It’s hard to believe, but the last time the House and Senate passed a joint balanced budget resolution, Facebook hadn’t been created yet.

“That was something Republicans were determined to change.

“Every American family has to balance its budget, and Americans have a right to expect that the federal government will do the same.

“This spring, we passed the first House and Senate balanced budget resolution since 2001 – and we did it without raising taxes.

“In addition to a balanced budget, another Republican priority is expanding opportunities for American workers.

“The Obama administration has presided over the worst economic recovery in 70 years.

“As a result, too many hardworking families are stuck living paycheck to paycheck, with few chances for advancement and little access to better-paying jobs.

“That’s not the way it should be in America.

“In June, the House and Senate passed a trade bill that will support the creation of more good-paying jobs for American workers and help American farmers, and ranchers, and small businesses sell their products and services around the globe.

“The transportation bill the Senate passed last month would also help American workers by providing funding for important construction projects that would support tens of thousands of jobs.

“The economy in my home state of South Dakota, where I am today, depends heavily on a strong, efficient transportation system, and the bill we passed would give states and local governments the resources they need to improve our nation’s highways, roads, and bridges.

“Another important bill the Senate took up in July was the Every Child Achieves Act, a major education reform bill that would help get Washington bureaucrats out of the way of our children’s education.

“This legislation would end burdensome federal mandates that have resulted in problems like ‘teaching to the test’ and restore control of education to those who know students best – like parents, teachers, and local school boards.

“Still another Republican priority is protecting Social Security and Medicare for our nation’s seniors, and in April we passed the first real entitlement reform in over a decade.

“The bill we passed extends Medicare’s solvency, protects seniors’ access to care, and provides significant savings to taxpayers over the long term.

“We also took action this year to provide increased mental health resources to our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for our country.

“Finally, Republicans remain committed to the safety and security of our nation.

“Earlier this year, the Republican-led Congress passed legislation to ensure that the American people, through their elected representatives, would have a voice in any nuclear agreement with Iran.

“The importance of this legislation became apparent last month when the Obama administration agreed to a deeply flawed deal with Iran that will bolster Iran’s ability to support terrorist activities, increase its access to conventional weapons and ballistic missiles, and advance its nuclear research and development.

“Without the legislation that we passed earlier this year, there would be no chance for the American people to weigh in on one of the most important national security issues facing our country.

“Eight months into the Republican-led Congress, we’ve changed the way Washington operates.

“We’ve brought Democrats and Republicans together to solve the challenges facing America’s families, and we’ve been able to put forward real solutions as a result.

“In all, we‘ve passed more than 80 bills to grow our economy, protect our nation’s citizens, strengthen our security, and reform government.

“And we’re just getting started.

“We’ve accomplished a lot over the past eight months, but we know we have a lot more work to do. And we have a President who is fighting us every step of the way.

“As the 114th Congress continues, we’re going to keep fighting for Americans’ priorities in Washington and working to give the American people the efficient, effective, and accountable government they deserve.”

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Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, promoting her push to convince young people to eat healthy.

Michelle Obama’s new campaign, called “FNV” urges young Americans to eat their fruits and vegetables, a message that Kimmel spends the sketch unable to understand.

Watch the hilarious scene below.

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Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, promoting her push to convince young people to eat healthy.

Michelle Obama’s new campaign, called “FNV” urges young Americans to eat their fruits and vegetables, a message that Kimmel spends the sketch unable to understand.

Watch the hilarious scene below.

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Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic(DES MOINES, Iowa) — While Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was grilling pork chops at the Iowa State Fair Friday, actress Ellen Page, wearing a hat and sunglasses, snuck her way up to the grill and asked the GOP presidential candidate about “the persecution of gays in the workplace and LGBT rights.”

ABC News caught the exchange.

“What about the question about LGBT people being fired for being gay-trans?” Page asked.

“Well, what we’re seeing right now, we’re seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith,” Cruz responded.

“You’re discriminating against LGBT people,” Page said. “Well, would you use that argument in segregation?”

“Now I’m happy to answer your question, but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz said.

Cruz went on to argue that “no one has the right to force someone else to abandon their faith and their conscience.”

“Imagine, hypothetically, you had a gay florist and imagine two evangelicals wanted to get married and they decide, ‘You know what, I disagree with your faith and I don’t want to provide flowers,'” Cruz posed to Page.

The two spoke for over five minutes. After, ABC News asked Cruz whether he knew it was Page and he said no. He described the conversation to ABC as being about religious liberty.

Page, 28, is set to star in the film Freehold, co-starring Julianne Moore, about a police officer and her partner’s legal battle to get her pension benefits after she’s diagnosed with cancer. Page came out as gay on Valentine’s Day last year.

On Twitter, Page has posted some tweets in the past about Cruz ranging from attacking Cruz on health care to tweeting she wants his coloring book.

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