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4:45 PM ET, November 19, 2014

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Josh Earnest / White House.gov Blog:
Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform  —  Post by The White House.  —  Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right …
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Washington Post:
President Obama to announce executive action on immigration Thursday  —  This post has been updated.  —  President Obama will announce Thursday that he will use his executive authority to expand temporary protections to millions of undocumented immigrants, according to several individuals who have been briefed on the decision.
New York Times:
Obama's Executive Order on Immigration Is Unlikely to Include Health Benefits  —  WASHINGTON — Millions of undocumented immigrants who are set to be granted a form of legal status by President Obama as early as this week will not receive one key benefit: government subsidies for health care available under the Affordable Care Act.
Politico:
Obama to shield 5 million from deportation
Discussion: US News and Bloomberg Politics
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Announce Executive Actions on Immigration Friday
Discussion: American Prospect
Sen. Ted Cruz / Politico:
Obama Is Not a Monarch  —  The president cannot act alone; the Constitution requires compromise.  —  The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for illegal immigrants unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law.
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Behind the scenes at Uber/BuzzFeed fracas  —  Uber is at the forefront of a vast reordering of ground transportation and how we use cars.  It is also in the middle of many publicity storms.  This is partly due to the stuck-pig resistance of an entrenched and politically savvy taxi industry …
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Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
“God View”: Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations  —  In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking into the official's tracking of a journalist's location.  —  BuzzFeed News  —  Uber said Tuesday that it is investigating its top …
David Weigel / Bloomberg Politics:
How Jon Stewart Helped Defeat a Key Pelosi Ally  —  A preventable backlash takes down a Californian candidate for a key role.  —  The intra-Democratic battle to lead the party on the House Energy and Commerce Committee was, up to this week, exciting and obscure.
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dem anger flares over pregnant lawmaker  —  A meeting of House Democrats flared up on Tuesday over the increasingly thorny issue of whether a pregnant member should be allowed to vote from afar in the party's leadership elections this week.  —  Democratic leaders, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi …
Emma Dumain / Roll Call:
Democrats Fume in Caucus as Duckworth Denied Vote
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Democrats to Obama: You broke the party, now fix it  —  Nancy Pelosi was reelected minority leader.  So was Harry Reid.  Getty  —  Enough, Donna Brazile told White House political director David Simas the day after the midterms.  —  Democrats are in worse shape than when President Barack Obama came …
Discussion: Hot Air and Outside the Beltway
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Ready for Hillary begins to wind down
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Ready for Hillary begins to wind down
Discussion: New York Times
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Liberal ‘hell no’ caucus rises  —  The defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline in the Senate marked a major show of muscle for next year's new hell-no caucus: liberals.  —  Liberal Senate Democrats united to block the controversial project, even though their imperiled Democratic colleague Mary Landrieu …
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Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Obama's Agenda Threatens to Divide the Democratic Party
Kevin OBrien / Associated Press:
Democrats willfully, repeatedly lied to sell Obamacare: Kevin O'Brien  —  Democrats are sprinting, but they can't outrun Jonathan Gruber.  He's a loud, scary tin can tied to their tails.  —  President Barack Obama dismissed him over the weekend as “some adviser who never worked on our staff.”
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Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
This Gruber-gate supercut video is positively enraging
CNN:
Snow covers 50% of U.S.  —  Are you there?  Share images, if you can safely  —  (CNN) — Snowstorms and record low temperatures whacked much of the country this week — and there's more havoc coming Wednesday.  —  About 50% of the country had snow on the ground Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
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USA Today:
At least 7 die as snow, cold pummel East
Discussion: Shakesville
David Wasserman / FiveThirtyEight:
Why House Republicans Did Even Better Than They Expected  —  When the 114th Congress is sworn in on Jan. 3, House Republicans will boast their largest majority since Herbert Hoover was president.  If all leaders in the yet-to-be-called races hold their leads, Republicans will go from 234 seats to 247 …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Scraps Bill Cosby Comedy in Wake of Rape Allegations  —  After decades-old rape allegations resurfaced  —  Bill Cosby will not be making his triumphant return to NBC after all.  —  NBC has decided to not move forward with its planned family comedy starring the former Cosby Show star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Daniel Newhauser / National Journal:
House Republicans Just Picked 21 Committee Chairs.  20 Are Men.  —  Roster of chairmen is almost entirely white men, with Candice Miller staying on atop House Administration panel.  —  House Republicans have selected white men to chair all but one of their standing committees next year.
Discussion: msnbc.com, Daily Kos and OnPolitics
 
 
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
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Ariel Kaminer / New York Times:
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Discussion: The Dish
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
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Discussion: The Daily Banter
Mark Mellman / The Hill:
A winning message, but losing candidates
Azi Paybarah / Capital New York:
Sharpton responds to Times, mentioning de Blasio and Obama
Discussion: Politico, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Justin Sink / The Hill:
WH huddles ahead of Ferguson outcome
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Kathy Gilsinan / The Atlantic Online:
Modern-Day Segregation in Public Schools
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Mike Allen / Politico:
20 Republican wannabes to watch
Discussion: National Review
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Ryan gets prized gavel on taxes
Discussion: Hot Air
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Woman's Remains Being Tested for Ebola in New York
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Gruber's Obamacare payday highlights ulterior motives behind ‘do something’ cry
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
McConnell looks to create super PAC dedicated to GOP Senate
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
A Walker '16 boom: He looks great — on paper