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Breaking…House files Suit against President Obama on the Healthcare Law

The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties. (Larger companies are defined as those with 50 or more employees.)

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Open Thread for November 20, 2014…Immigration and the Post Midterms….

….we’ll see how the President is gonna start off his next two years of political battles with a GOP led Congress

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Chuck Schumer works and waits in the wings to lead after Reid….

…..with Reid now in the top Democratic spot for at least another two years, and a bevy of ambitious Democrats suddenly surrounding him on the leadership team, the chatter in some Senate circles has become: When will it be Schumer’s time to run the caucus?

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President Obama acts on Immigration and Urges Congress to join him….

“Are we a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where workers who pick our fruit and make our beds never have a chance to get right with the law?” he asked, adding later: “We need more than politics as usual when it comes to immigration; we need reasoned, thoughtful, compassionate debate that focuses on our hopes, not our fears.”

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Executive actions by President’s?…ALL of them have done so….

For decades, executive orders have been a fairly common tool for U.S. presidents.

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There are More Asian Immigrants than those from South of the US Border with Mexico…

But while the rhetoric has stayed largely the same, immigration hasn’t. The immigration debate, now as then, focuses primarily on illegal immigration from Latin America. Yet most new immigrants aren’t Latinos. Most Latinos aren’t immigrants. And, based on the best available evidence, there are fewer undocumented immigrants in the U.S. today than there were in 2007……

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The Night before the President’s Immigration Moves…

And just LOOK?

We have another two years to go….

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Breaking…President Obama to unveil Immigration Action Thursday…

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 will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Friday.

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Have Voter suppression efforts worked?

Most Democrats have the belief that voter suppression IS a Republican effort to win elections….

Republicans say their efforts are to discourage any people from voting….

There Are people trying to gauge what effect, if any, the process has on elections….

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Breaking…Republicans and Some* Democrats stop the NSA Reform Bill….

The idea of curtailing the ability of the agency to collect data has been a rallying cry after security contractor Edward Snowden , left his job carrying out a trove of secret’s about NSA program’s….And then had that information leaked to the media….

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Breaking…Keystone Pipeline Vote Fails in the Senate by 1 vote….

Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana just can’t catch a break….

Her try to get the bill passed to approve the final leg of the Keystone pipeline from Canada to the Gulf states just couldn’t get done.

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Mid-Morning Roundup For November 17, 2014…Is there gonna be a free -for-all in the Illinois Senate Race in 2016?…Red racing Horses…

IL-Sen: Sen. Mark Kirk (R) vociferously denied rumors that he might be considering retirement, saying “no frickin’ way am I retiring.” Usually these things are shades of gray, but this one would seem to be pretty cut-and-dried…..

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Durbin…Obama will probably veto Keystone Part 4…Christie comes out for it…

The vote to go ahead with the last phase of the project is more of a political thing….

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If Mitt Romney was President he’d be looking at “boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria…

On CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday morning, the former Massachusetts governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate gave President Obama some advice on executive leadership, telling host Bob Schieffer that the president was wrong to say he wouldn’t consider sending U.S. ground troops in Iraq or Syria to fight the Islamic State……

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McConnell brings Republican hypocrisy to a new low, and that’s saying something…Daily Kos…

“We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.”

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Rightwingnuts want to shut down the Govt over Obama’s immigration action…

Tea Party lawmakers emboldened by the GOP’s big midterm gains say they will insist on attaching a policy rider to legislation keeping the government open that would block funding for agencies carrying out Obama’s promised executive actions limiting deportations.

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