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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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Sen. Sanders Weighs In On Foreign Policy Issues

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

Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.

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GOP Governors' Meeting Showcases Potential Presidential Candiates

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

It's the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. As a group, they're riding high after a successful election. And already, several are looking ahead to 2016.

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Rep. Steve King, The Unlikeliest Amnesty Supporter

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:44pm

Rep. Michele Bachmann joked with reporters that the noted conservative "called up the president" and begged him to declare amnesty on immigration.

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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:21pm

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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