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The Anxieties of the Republican Majority

Isenstadt & Cheney, PoliticoIt was a quiet meeting on the eve of a political explosion.At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 or so members of the 2012 GOP freshman class of the House of Representatives gathered in a conference room in the Capitol Visitor Center for what’s become a monthly conclave. For the junior representatives, this […]

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U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about immigration reform during a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada

Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration with a challenge to House of Representatives Republicans: if you don't like it, do something. Obama was asked in an interview broadcast on Sunday about House Speaker John Boehner's assertion that he was acting like an emperor in using […]

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David Brooks: “On The Republican Side, The Great And The Good Are Hoping For Jeb Bush”

JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: Well, it "” let's look at those. You have already got some Republicans. It's only two weeks almost since the midterms. You have already got Republicans out there talking about whether they're going to "” or people talking about whether they're going to run, whether it's Jeb Bush. John Kasich won […]

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Republican Relief at Obama’s Action on Immigration?

Linda Killian: Republican leaders know that some conservatives oppose presidential action on immigration but that other supporters, such as business owners who employ immigrants, want clarity. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Republican Response on Immigration Faces Hurdle

President Obama prepared to unveil far-reaching changes to the immigration system, while new wrinkles on Capitol Hill complicated his opponents’ plans to block his action. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Republican Governors Set Sights on 2016 Presidential Race

The nation’s Republican governors, emboldened by the results of the midterm elections, gathered in Florida on Wednesday for a 2014 victory lap, but the meeting had the feel of an audition for the 2016 presidential race. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Immigration Has Republican Governors Seething and Facing Practical Challenges

New legal protections for five million illegal immigrants would thrust the issue back into the states, creating issues like the granting of driver’s licenses or in-state college tuition. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) walks from a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington

Republican Paul Ryan to chair House tax committee

(Reuters) – Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan has been tapped by Republican leaders to chair the tax-writing Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives during the next congressional session. Ryan, the outgoing head of the House budget panel and Ways and Means member since 2000, was recommended by the Republican Steering Committee […]

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Top Republican floats new attack plan for Obama’s immigration action

Add “rescission” to the glossary for the looming immigration fight between congressional Republicans and President Obama. No need to run to the dictionary — it’s a way for Congress to take back money that it’s authorized through legislation. It’s also the newest gambit being proposed by a top Republican hoping to undermine the president’s expected executive […]

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Key Republican Votes to Watch on N.S.A. Overhaul

Backers of the proposed National Security Agency overhaul are working to line up Republican supporters to break the 60-vote threshold. Full News here – First Draft

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