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Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation's immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people now here illegally to avoid deportation. The administration is also setting new enforcement priorities that could make it easier for many more to stay. (...)
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Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground? (...)
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Obama immigration orders will spare 5M in US illegally _ mostly parents _ from deportations

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama immigration orders will spare 5M in US illegally — mostly parents — from deportations. (...)
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Immigrants from Ebola countries won't be sent home

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola crisis are being offered work permits and temporary protection from deportation. (...)
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Senate to work longer under GOP control next year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sending a stern signal to senators used to long weekends and frequent vacations: The Senate is going to work longer hours under GOP control next year. (...)
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5 things to watch in Obama's immigration speech

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone. (...)
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Senate to work longer under GOP control next year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sending a stern signal to senators used to long weekends and frequent vacations: The Senate is going to work longer hours under GOP control next year. (...)
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A look at the numbers in Obama's immigration plan

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected: (...)
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Main elements of Obama's actions on immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:06am
The main presidential actions on immigration under President Barack Obama's plan, according to those briefed on it: (...)
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Congress can't 'de-fund' Obama on immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican said Thursday that it's impossible to "defund" President Barack Obama's upcoming moves on immigration in an upcoming spending bill. (...)
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Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo. (...)
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Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal the program say they uncovered. (...)
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Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico. (...)
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Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Thursday acknowledged it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal the program say they uncovered. (...)
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Main elements of Obama's immigration overhaul

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:00am
A look at the central provisions of an immigration overhaul that President Barack Obama intended to announced Thursday night, according to individuals briefed on the plan: (...)
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Obama moving on his own to overhaul immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to claim broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States and to protect them from deportation. But Republicans are vowing an all-out fight against it. (...)
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Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico. (...)
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New enforcement focus in Obama's immigration plan

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama's immigration plan will focus enforcement efforts on immigrants who are serious criminals — and those who crossed into the U.S. illegally or were ordered from the country in the last year. (...)
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Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over legality. Is he on solid legal ground? (...)
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Obama has lunch with Native American youth

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before addressing the nation on immigration, President Barack Obama left the White House for lunch. (...)
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