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11:45 PM ET, November 19, 2014


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Josh Earnest / White 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 …
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.
Obama to shield 5 million from deportation
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Two-Thirds Say U.S. Is On Wrong Track Post-Midterms, Poll Shows  —  According to the poll, a combined 76 percent of respondents say there will be “just some change” or “not that much change” as a result of the election.  By comparison, just 21 percent say it will result in “a great deal of change” or “quite a bit of change.”
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
GOP Governors Mostly Hostile on Obama Immigration Executive Action
Discussion: Politico
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Faces Skeptical Public on Immigration Action — WSJ/NBC Poll
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.
Kathy Gilsinan / The Atlantic Online:
The Cosby Show  —  Declining to seriously reckon with the rape allegations against him is reckless.  And I was once reckless.  —  On Monday, 66-year old Joan Tarshis accused Bill Cosby of raping her.  Tarshis says the attack took place in 1969, when she was 19 and working as comedy writer:
Susan Page / USA Today:
GOP senator warns of violence after immigration order  —  WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration Thursday.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rick Perry: Texas might sue Barack Obama  —  BOCA RATON, Fla. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the Lone Star State might sue Barack Obama's administration over the president's planned executive order to grant relief to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Perry: ‘I was a bit arrogant’
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Warren Torches GOP On Economy: We Tried It, It Was ‘Nearly Catastrophic’  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) went straight after Republicans, blasting the GOP on deregulation and trickle down economics during a Center for American Progress event on Wednesday.  —  “The Republicans …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Warren: American Dream is slipping away
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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 …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
“God View”: Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations
Jonathan Constante / Opposing Views:
Parent Wants Teacher To Stop Wearing Star Of David Necklace, School District Still Allows It  —  Two students in Enola, Pennsylvania, have issued complaints about a necklace worn by their teacher.  —  In 1949, Act 14 (Sect.  1112) prohibited public school teachers from showing any kind of religious symbol or imagery in the classroom.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Meet Michael Cannon, the man who could bring down Obamacare  —  Michael Cannon is an ardent Obamacare opponent who runs the health policy program at the libertarian Cato Institute.  The New Republic has described him as “Obamacare's most relentless antagonist.”
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
How Republicans Are Learning to Love the Shutdown  —  Conventional wisdom is malleable, and it appears that conventional wisdom on the wisdom of shutting down the government is shifting, at least within the Republican party.  While the old CW was that it was a terrible idea that Republicans suffered for …
The New / New York Times:
Secret Service Arrests Man Within Block of White House  —  WASHINGTON — The Secret Service arrested an Iowa man outside the White House on Wednesday who had a hunting rifle and ammunition in his car, according to law enforcement officials.  —  The man, Renae Kapheim, 41, of Davenport …
LA Poll: Cassidy Up Big Over Landrieu  —  Alexandria, VA - A new Louisiana survey released by Vox Populi Polling today found that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy leads Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu 53 to 42 percent, with 5 percent unsure.  In addition, Cassidy is up big with Independents …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Booman Tribune
Hadas Gold / Politico:
White House hits TV networks for skipping immigration address  —  The White House is exasperated with the major broadcast networks - ABC, CBS and NBC — for skipping out on President Barack Obama's Thursday primetime address on his executive actions on immigration.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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 …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Ready for Hillary begins to wind down
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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Jeff Mapes / Oregonian:
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Discussion: Associated Press and Firedoglake
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah Posner / Religion Dispatches:
Israel Will be a 2016 Evangelical Litmus Test
Lisa Baumann / Associated Press:
Federal Judge Strikes Down Montana Gay Marriage Ban
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ariel Kaminer / New York Times:
New Factor in Campus Sexual Assault Cases: Counsel for the Accused
Discussion: The Dish
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Did Dubai Do It?  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates …
Discussion: The Daily Banter and CANNONFIRE
David Weigel / Bloomberg Politics:
How Jon Stewart Helped Defeat a Key Pelosi Ally
The New Republic:
Obama Has the Law—and Reagan—on His Side on Immigration
Discussion: Immigration Reform
Daniel Newhauser / National Journal:
House Republicans Just Picked 21 Committee Chairs. 20 Are Men.
Discussion:, Daily Kos and OnPolitics
David Wasserman / FiveThirtyEight:
Why House Republicans Did Even Better Than They Expected