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Obama to Republicans: Don't Shut Down the Government Again

President Barack Obamas forceful, emotional speech announcing his immigration executive action had a not-so-subtle message to Republicans: Dont try and stop me.

Obama Speech Excerpts — Says 'Real Amnesty' is Doing Nothing

The White House has released speech excerpts President Barack Obama plans to deliver on his executive action on immigration:

Obama Would Veto Any Bill Undoing Immigration Executive Action (Updated)

Updated 6:52 p.m. | President Barack Obama would veto any legislation hatched by Republicans to undo his immigration executive action granting relief to millions, according to a senior administration official.

Senate Democrats Press McDonough on CIA Torture Report

Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee pressed White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough on Thursday to allow pseudonyms to be released in a summary of a panel report on CIA interrogation abuses.

Obama's Immigration Actions Test Presidential Power

President Barack Obamas sweeping immigration executive actions will once again test the limits of his legal authority to take action without Congress.

New RSC Chairman: Don't Look for Public Fights With Boehner

Good news for Speaker John A. Boehner: The next Republican Study Committee chairman wants to work with him and he doesnt want any public fights.

Senate's 2015 Calendar Features Fuller Weeks, Fewer Breaks

In addition to longer workweeks, it appears the Senate will be in session more frequently in 2015.

Reid: Obama Immigration Executive Action 'Isn't Anything New' (Video)

Dont expect a novel legal justification from the White House for President Barack Obamas decision to provide unilateral deportation relief to the undocumented, said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

GOP Still Fuzzy on Strategy to Block Obama's Immigration Move

Hours before President Barack Obama finally presses the go button on executive actions to change the nations immigration laws, House Republicans were not any closer to coalescing around a strategy to fight back.

Pelosi Praises Republican Presidents of Yore on Immigration (Video)

Nancy Pelosi, defending Barack Obama, praised Republican presidents who historically took unilateral action on immigration with the minority leader even drawing parallels between Obamas proposed executive order and Abraham Lincolns 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

Durbin Says Omnibus in Progress, Warns Against Defense CR

Appropriators appear to be making good progress on behind-the-scenes negotiations on a big omnibus bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

GOP Lawsuit on Immigration Order Viewed With Skepticism

Republican lawmakers would have to vault high legal hurdles to succeed in getting federal courts to stop President Barack Obamas sweeping immigration action, constitutional law experts say.

Members Rush to Recruit Freshmen to Softball Team

Think its too early for softball? Think again.

Aloha! Tammy Duckworth Welcomes Baby Girl

Soldier. Lawmaker. Mother.

Democrats Look for Comebacks From Members Ousted in 2010

Democrats are looking to two former members both of whom lost re-election in 2010 as potential recruits for 2016, according to three senior House Democratic operatives.

McCain, Corker Doubtful of White House's ISIS Strategy, Intent for AUMF

Leaving Wednesdays closed briefing on the fight against the Islamic State, the terror group also known as ISIS or ISIL, Sen. John McCain said he doubted the Obama administration really wanted to have a new Authorization for Use of Military Force at all.

Obama's Own Words on Immigration Are Republicans' Best Ammo

President Barack Obama spoke so many times against taking broad executive action to end deportations that hes left Republicans with an arsenal of ammo to use against him.

Kelly Ward Will Stay on as DCCC Executive Director

Newly minted Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujn said Kelly Ward will stay on as executive director of the committee for the second straight cycle.

Congressman to Consider John McCain Primary Challenge

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., plans to keep his options open for 2016, saying he would consider future runs including a primary challenge to Sen. John McCain after the holidays.

Josh Holmes, the Mastermind of Team Mitch

Much of the movie Fargo takes place in Minnesota, the home state of the aide in charge of the campaign that propelled Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to the role of Senate majority leader in the next Congress.

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