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David McCabe / The Hill:
Cruz turns to Roman orations to bash Obama immigration order  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) turned to the Roman orations of Cicero to bash President Obama's coming executive order on immigration Thursday.  —  He took to the floor of the Senate and delivered a speech that included one of Cicero's …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Republican leaders hope to contain outrage in the ranks over Obama immigration moves  —  Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) winced as he listened to comments from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in reaction to President Obama's plans to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama's sweeping action on immigration  —  President Obama will unveil a set of sweeping executive actions that will extend work permits and protection from deportation to roughly 5 million immigrants in a prime-time address Thursday night.  —  The president will also announce plans …
Walter Dellinger / Slate:
It's Legal  —  The underpinnings of the president's immigration plan are anything but radical.  —  The idea that the immigration plan just announced by President Obama is a lawless power grab is absurd.  As the Justice Department legal analysis that was just released amply demonstrates …
Politico:   How Obama got here  —  The president, the Homeland Security secretary …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama's Immigration Action Has Precedents, but May Set a New One
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Justice Dept. questioned 2012 Obama immigration action
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:   ‘Come out of the shadows’  —  Obama, at last, unveils sweeping action on immigration.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Obama fails to convince some Dems on immigration
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, Reuters and The Hill
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say  —  Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown on August 9, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, according to people close to the talks.
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration  —  2 photos  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made some notable omissions Thursday night in his remarks about the unilateral actions he's taking on immigration.  —  A look at his statements and how they compare with the facts:
Discussion: Hot Air and Betsy's Page
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Washington Post:
Transcript: Obama's immigration speech  —  A transcript of President Obama's remarks on immigration..  —  OBAMA: My fellow Americans, tonight I'd like to talk with you about immigration.  For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Obama Puts The Republic Out Of Its Misery  —  “This is how democracy works,” Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one-man executive overreach on immigration.  If you enjoy platitudinous straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you.
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Law  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority.
Rick Klein / ABC News:
Obama's Big Dare: What His Immigration Move Was Really About … President Obama spent about 12 minutes Thursday night arguing an emotional case for why he's making the most sweeping changes to the nation's immigration laws in more than a generation — acting, of course, without the assent of Congress.
NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Another actress accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault in Las Vegas hotel  —  Model-actress Angela Leslie is the eighth woman to come forward accusing Cosby of sexual harassment or worse.  She tells the Daily News he plied her with alcohol, may have tried to drug her and forced …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Some in G.O.P. Fear That Their Hard-Liners Will Alienate Latino Voters  —  WASHINGTON — All but drowned out by Republicans' clamorous opposition to President Obama's executive action on immigration are some leaders who worry that their party could alienate the fastest-growing group of voters …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Democrats bet on diversity
Discussion: National Review
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Suffer Little Children  —  The Tenement Museum, on the Lower East Side, is one of my favorite places in New York City.  It's a Civil War-vintage building that housed successive waves of immigrants, and a number of apartments have been restored to look exactly as they did in various eras …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Ed Gillespie / New York Times:
An Obamacare Do-Over  —  MANY political analysts were surprised by how close I came to winning the Virginia Senate race earlier this month.  I received more than a million votes running on a five-point plan for economic growth, and the first point was a specific proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Ezra Klein / Vox:25 minutes ago
Obama's advantage is that he has an immigration policy.  Republicans don't.  —  There's one way President Obama's executive action on immigration has been a boon to Republicans.  Instead of coming up with their own immigration policy, the've been able to just unite against Obama's.  But fury isn't a policy.
Discussion: Political Wire and Washington Post
Howie Carr / Boston Herald:
Desperate Dems change their tune  —  By:  —  Pop quiz time.  Who said the following?  —  Number one: “There's no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border — a sense that what's happening …
Discussion: Instapundit
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Ebola Spread Has Slowed in Liberia, C.D.C. Says   Find
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Ashley Parker / New York Times:
House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Law   Find
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
No, ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Does Not Justify Obama's Lawless Amnesty   Find
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Rick Klein / ABC News:
Obama's Big Dare: What His Immigration Move Was Really About   Find
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No, ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Does Not Justify Obama's Lawless Amnesty
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
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