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10:30 AM 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:
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 …
Politico:   How Obama got here  —  The president, the Homeland Security secretary …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Justice Dept. questioned 2012 Obama immigration action
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama's Immigration Action Has Precedents, but May Set a New One
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
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CNN:
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign; grand jury decision nears  —  Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — As a grand jury gets closer to announcing its decision, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources close to the talks said.
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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The White House:
FACT SHEET: IMMIGRATION ACCOUNTABILITY EXECUTIVE ACTION  —  The President's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules.
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.
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
In Re: Bill Cosby  —  Having been a Bill Cosby fan since I first heard the punch line, “Noah—how long can you tread water?” as a kid, the charges piling up against him are sickening.  Whether or not they can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, his career appears to be over and his reputation will be forever in disgrace..
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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 …
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Politico:
Democrats bet on diversity
Discussion: National Review
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Scott Brown / Boston Herald:
Scott Brown to rejoin Fox News on ‘Outnumbered’  —  Former U.S. Sen Scott Brown, who lost his bid to unseat New Hampshire Sen. Jean Shaheen, is rejoining Fox News as a contributor, the Track has learned.  —  Brown, who did the talking-head thing on the “fair and balanced” …
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
 
 
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
On Immigration, Obama Fulfills His Promise to Progressives
Discussion: The Dish
Ryan Sims / American Bridge PAC:
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Bill Gardner / The Incidental Economist:
The ACA is working. So why is the opposition to it so strong and persistent?
Discussion: The Dish
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Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Dennis Myers / RN&R Weekly Contents:
On paper  —  Republican leader left a trail  —  Nevada …