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  1. Blogger Josh Marshall: 'Inherent Silliness' in Idea That Obama...Read the original story

    3 min ago |

    Sen. Tom Coburn recently speculated that some might engage in "civil disobedience" to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall asserted in a Thursday post that that's hard to imagine, since civil disobedience is typically "either the weapon of an oppressed group or focuses on oppressive or illegitimate government action.


  2. Obama defends legal reasoning behind his new immigration planRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... his plan to suspend enforcement of U.S. immigration law for certain violators won't clear the path for a future Republican president take similar executive actions regarding tax laws he or she doesn't like. In an interview on the Sunday show "This ...


  3. GOP's Sen. Graham: 'Shame on us' over immigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WLWT-TV Cincinnati

    ... House, but I'm disappointed in my party. Are we still the party of self-deportation? Is it the position of the Republican Party that the 11 million must be driven out? I have never been in that camp as being practical. I am in the camp of securing ...


  4. No impeachment for 'emperor' Obama, Sen. Jeff Sessions saysRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Alabama Live

    And while the Mobile Republican is vowing to fight plans to offer executive amnesty to as many as 5 million people, he doesn't think that fight extends to impeachment. "No, we're not going to impeach President Obama.


  5. Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?Read the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Add two more to what's the possibly largest club in Washington: Republicans who might seek their party's 2016 nomination. On CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who just a won third term, sidestepped a question from Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger about whether he was thinking of running.


  6. Obama defends moves on immigrationRead the original story

    18 min ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent arrivals and spare those who have lived here illegally for at least five years and have roots, including children who are American citizens.


  7. Republican staffers-turned-lobbyists are poised to gain better access to leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Washington Post

    ... and the minority. No one would disagree that being in the majority is a lot better," said Hunter Bates, a Republican lobbyist at Republic Consulting and McConnell's chief of staff from 1997 to 2002. "It's always better to be in the party that is ...


  8. Sen. Lindsey Graham: GOP-led Benghazi report is 'full of crap'Read the original story

    28 min ago | Memeorandum

    Graham: House GOP Benghazi report 'full of crap' - Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday blasted a House GOP-led investigation that recently debunked myths about the 2012 Benghazi attack. - "I think the report is full of crap," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union."


  9. Weekend link dump for November 23Read the original story

    43 min ago | Off the Kuff

    ... Republicans wanted more conservative-friendly policy outcomes, they could be getting them. But they prefer more Republican-friendly political outcomes. It's not unreasonable for conservatives to think that this tradeoff is the right one, all things ...


  10. President Obama takes immigration plan on the road to win supportRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | Norwalk Reflector

    President Barack Obama took his plan to spare millions of immigrants from the threat of deportation to a Las Vegas high school gym Friday, the first step in an effort to put a human face on his divisive new policy. Having delivered on a promise to act unilaterally to fix the nation's broken immigration system, Obama is betting he can harness the full power of the presidential bully pulpit to convince Americans of the merits of his plan, even as Republicans try just as hard to rally the country against it.


  11. When is it time to pull the plug on oil investment?Read the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago |

    ... is unsustainable. Therefore, the national interest is to push for renewable transformation as fast as possible. Republican constituents include: 1) wealthy persons who are deeply invested in fossil fuels, and 2) states that are deeply dependent upon ...


  12. Saturday Night Live's take on President Obama's immigration plan is scarily accurate, says Alabama CongressmanRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Alabama Live

    ... #amnesty Obama's attempt to enact Executive #Amnesty makes me look forward to working with Republican Senate in January. Elections have consequences.


  13. School funding suit complicates Kansas budget fixRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | The Capital-Journal

    ... with the lawsuit pending. "We're particularly sensitive to education," said Sen. Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican, chairman of his chamber's budget-writing Ways and Means Committee. "I think we will protect spending in the classroom." The ...


  14. Benghazi probe that cleared CIA 'full of crap:' SenatorRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | New York Daily News

    Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed to not 'stop until someone is held accountable' for the 2011 attack in which four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, died. The GOP-led House investigation that concluded that the CIA and military responded appropriately to the Sept.


  15. GOP Sen: Republicans Should - MoveBeyond' Benghazi After New ReportRead the original story

    58 min ago |

    Appearing on Meet the Press Sunday morning, Sen. Jeff Flake told NBC's Chuck Todd that his GOP colleagues need to move on from the Benghazi issue, in light of a newly-released report by the House Intelligence Committee that found no intelligence failures. Todd asked Flake if Republicans should "drop the Benghazi conspiracy theories" after the new report cleared up some of the burning questions.


  16. Post ReplyRead the original story

    59 min ago |

    ... yesterday, but there's a lot of digging to be done here. To be clear, the report of the committee - chaired by Republican Mike Rogers of Michigan - paints a far less dark picture than some previous accounts from various actors involved in the events ...


  17. Graham: House Intel report on Benghazi 'full of crap'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Washington Examiner

    ... leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The South Carolina Republican, during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," called the House Intelligence Committee report "full of crap" and said it ...


  18. GOP Rep. Labrador: Censure ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Washington Examiner

    Rep. Raul Labrador on Sunday called for the House of Representatives to censure President Obama for taking executive action to grant temporary legal status and work permits to 4.1 million undocumented immigrants. The Idaho Republican, who affiliates with the Tea Party, said Obama's unilateral move violates the Constitution.


  19. Netanyahu urges administration to reject bad deal with IranRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Washington Examiner

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the White House Sunday not to make any deal with Iran that allows the country to maintain nuclear breakout capacity. Speaking during an interview on ABC's "This Week," Netanyahu said his preference would be for the U.S. to apply pressure on Iran via economic sanctions to squeeze concessions out of Tehran, saying he believes the current sanctions should be made stronger.


  20. Letter: La. can learn from Miss. over teacher retentionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Advocate

    On Sept. 16, The Advocate ran an article, "La. Public School Teacher Retirements Remain Up," positing that veterans of the profession have accelerated their exit rate due to dissatisfaction with the direction our state has taken on public education under the leadership of Gov. Bobby Jindal.