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Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

A Senate committee has accused major banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase of manipulating commodity prices. Executives from several leading banks rejected the allegations on Thursday.

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Obama Unveils Temporary Protection From Deportation

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama addressed the immigration system in a speech Thursday night. Obama said he would temporarily protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation using an executive order.

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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:14pm

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.

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President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:04pm

NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Melissa Block about Obama's plan to defer deportation for some immigrants, which he announced in a speech Thursday night.

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Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:22pm

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.

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At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:12pm

After a successful 2014 election season, the nation's GOP governors gathered to talk about policy issues and bask in their victories. But President Obama's immigration plans dominated the discussion.

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Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:17pm

Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.

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Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:52pm

The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.

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Obama To Focus On Nevada After Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:41pm

President Obama will be in Nevada on Friday to talk about executive action for undocumented immigrants.

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White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:40pm

The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.

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7 Questions About The President's Immigration Plan Answered

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:29pm

The president's executive action will grant temporary relief to some of the more than 11 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here's what you should know.

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Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:27pm

The Republican from Idaho says actions like the one the president will take on immigration tonight "make our country less strong."

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Takata Executive Apologizes To Consumers In Capitol Hill Testimony

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:24pm

An executive from the Takata Corporation was on Capitol Hill today, answering tough questions about the company's defective airbags, which have been linked to at least three deaths in the U.S. The airbags explode with too much force and send jagged metal fragments flying into passengers.

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Millions Of Americans Could Be Affected By Obama's Immigration Plan

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:16pm

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell's Political Life, Examined, In 'The Cynic'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:09pm

When journalist Alec MacGillis started looking into McConnell's early politics, he says he was "startled" by how moderate the Republican used to be. The book traces McConnell's shift to the right.

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So What Is An 'Executive Action' Anyway?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:43pm

President Obama is preparing to take executive action on immigration. But some people are calling it an "executive order." There's a big difference between the two terms.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:18pm

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

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Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:45am

The president's action, to be announced later today, will grant temporary relief to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Republicans could strip away funds that would go toward Obama's order.

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Obama To Spell Out Immigration Plans In Prime-Time Address

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.

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Obama Executive Action Could Foment Government Shutdown Drama

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.

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