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2:45 PM ET, November 21, 2014

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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 …
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Republicans confront own worst enemy on immigration  —  Just two weeks ago, Republicans handed President Obama a humiliating defeat at the polls, winning full control of Congress.  But already, GOP leaders fear that the conservative uproar over the president's immigration actions will doom …
Zoltan L. Hajnal / New York Times:
The Democrats' Immigration Problem  —  SAN DIEGO — PRESIDENT OBAMA'S executive order eliminating the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants is good policy.  It is the right thing to do.  But it is a dangerous move for the Democratic Party.
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
Obama's advantage is that he has an immigration policy. Republicans don't.
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Some in G.O.P. Fear That Their Hard-Liners Will Alienate Latino Voters
Discussion: Daily Kos
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.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
House GOP Finally Sues Obama On Obamacare (READ)
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Washington Post:
When Congress sues the president, it's likely to fail
Discussion: Hot Air and Bloomberg View
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 …
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
No, ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Does Not Justify Obama's Lawless Amnesty
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
CNN:
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.
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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, Time and Betsy's Page
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Steven Dennis / Roll Call:
Obama Would Veto Any Bill Undoing Immigration Executive Action (Updated) (Video)  —  President Barack Obama would veto any legislation hatched by Republicans to undo his immigration executive action granting relief to millions, according to a senior administration official.
Discussion: Power Line
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Politico:
How Obama got here  —  The president, the Homeland Security secretary …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Justice Dept. questioned 2012 Obama immigration action
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Reid Unapologetic as Aide Steps on Toes, Including Obama's  —  President Obama called Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, to broach a particularly delicate subject.  It was during last year's government shutdown and standoff with Republicans, but Mr. Obama's frustration focused on one of their own.
The Huffington Post:
Torture Report Fight Erupts In Chaos  —  WASHINGTON — Before White House chief of staff Denis McDonough came to brief Senate Democrats on Thursday afternoon, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had a little pep talk with his flock.  Every Tuesday, during the weekly caucus lunches, he said, you all gripe and moan about the White House.
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 …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
White House: Republicans Won The Election, We Won The After-Election  —  Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer: “We feel very good about how the last two and half weeks have gone.”  —  Jim Bourg / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's strategy of rolling out progressive policy …
Discussion: Mediaite
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: Time, CNN and Hot Air
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.
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 …
 
 
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Howie Carr / Boston Herald:
Desperate Dems change their tune
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
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Washington Post:
Transcript: Obama's immigration speech