Republicans confront their own worst enemy

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). (Getty)

President Obama’s action on immigration sparked an immediate and widening rebellion among tea party lawmakers that could threaten the GOP’s hopes of stable governance and appealing to a wider electorate.

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House GOP files lawsuit over health law

House GOP files lawsuit over health law

Boehner promises Obama a fight over his move to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Tunisia’s post-parliamentary election hangover

Tunisia’s post-parliamentary election hangover

Tunisia’s parliamentary election and upcoming presidential election offer the prospect of a peaceful transfer of power through the ballot box. However, there are unresolved questions about Nidaa Tunis.

Minn., N.C. are the Best States in America

Minn., N.C. are the Best States in America

They do more to deliver Thanksgiving dinner to your table than anyone else.

How members of Congress (and actual Americans) refer to immigrants

How members of Congress (and actual Americans) refer to immigrants

A comparison of three different terms.

The undocumented immigrant population explained, in 7 maps

The undocumented immigrant population explained, in 7 maps

A look at the population President Obama is hoping to address, at least in part.

Gruber’s TGIF: A Rand Paul meme and an Issa invite

Gruber’s TGIF: A Rand Paul meme and an Issa invite

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) calls Jonathan Gruber to talk about Obamacare transparency. And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) makes a meme.

Every governor of a border state tweeted about Obama’s immigration action except New Mexico’s Susana Martinez

Every governor of a border state tweeted about Obama’s immigration action except New Mexico’s Susana Martinez

What the nation’s governors and governors-elect of states that border Mexico said following Obama’s speech.

Oregon’s GMO labeling measure may be headed for a recount

Oregon’s GMO labeling measure may be headed for a recount

Fewer than 1,500 votes currently separate support from opposition.

Why the networks aren’t giving President Obama primetime real estate for his immigration speech

If networks have to choose between President Obama and ‘Bones’, they’re going to pick ‘Bones’.

Led Zeppelin, ‘Immigrant Song’: The Week In One Song

Led Zeppelin, ‘Immigrant Song’: The Week In One Song

President Obama moves on immigration.

Hillary’s 2008 lead was never as big as her 2016 one is

Hillary’s 2008 lead was never as big as her 2016 one is

A quick look at a common comparison.

A big reason climate change isn’t a priority: The apocalypse

A big reason climate change isn’t a priority: The apocalypse

49 percent of Americans say the severity of recent natural disasters is a sign of the biblical end times.

Early screening for GOP presidential candidates at RGA

Rarely have so many sitting or former Republican governors had their eyes on the White House at the same time.

Joe Arpaio files lawsuit against Obama over immigration

Joe Arpaio files lawsuit against Obama over immigration

Arizona lawman says executive action, other Obama moves are “unconstitutional abuses.“

Jon Stewart on Landrieu’s campaign: A skier vs. an avalanche

The Daily Show tackles the Keystone XL pipeline and the Lousiana Senate run-off.

N.C. fires Gruber after controversial Obamacare comments

N.C. fires Gruber after controversial Obamacare comments

Vermont has also said it will stop paying the MIT health care expert.

The history of ‘amnesty’ in the immigration debate

The history of  ‘amnesty’ in the immigration debate

How a word came vacuumed up the hope of any debate with immigration reform.

DHS chief ‘recommended’ and supports Obama immigration plan

DHS chief ‘recommended’ and supports Obama immigration plan

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed some credit for the president’s immigration plan in a letter to employees.

Audit: IRS not doing enough to prevent conflicts of interest among employees

One IRS worker pleaded guilty last year to illegally accessing taxpayer data to conduct a private business, according to federal auditors.

The impact of Obama’s immigration executive action, state by state (in 1 map)

The impact of Obama’s immigration executive action, state by state (in 1 map)

Illegal immigrants in California benefit the most. The least: Florida.

What’s the impact of the medical device tax?

Foes of the Obamacare tax say it is shipping jobs overseas and killing innovation. We test those claims.

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Immigration plan, by the numbers

Immigration plan, by the numbers

Obama’s new action will delay the deportation of about four million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Officer in Ferguson shooting unlikely to return to job

Officer in Ferguson shooting unlikely to return to job

The chief’s comments mark a reversal after he indicated that Darren Wilson would return if not indicted.

For immigration activist, a presidential shout-out

For immigration activist, a presidential shout-out

Astrid Silva came from Mexico at age 4 and is now earning her third degree, President Obama said in his speech.

Obama acts on immigration; overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

Obama acts on immigration; overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

The president sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by other administrations and did not amount to amnesty.

As Ferguson decision nears, St. Louis area teens fear eruption of civil unrest

As Ferguson decision nears, St. Louis area teens fear eruption of civil unrest

Some schools gave out homework packets in case of closings in the aftermath of the announcement.

Winners and losers in Obama’s immigration changes

Winners and losers in Obama’s immigration changes

Most details have yet to be announced, but the White House has provided a general overview.

Obama’s evolution on immigration

Obama’s evolution on immigration

The president was initially skeptical of his ability to take unilateral action.

Homeland Security chief issues letter on Obama’s immigration action

Homeland Security chief issues letter on Obama’s immigration action

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday circulated a letter about President Obama’s planned immigration action to his department.

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Obama to illegal immigrants: 'You can come out of shadows'

Obama to illegal immigrants: 'You can come out of shadows'

During his speech on immigration reform, President Obama called on illegal immigrants to "come out of the shadows" and "get right with the law."

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Obama's full speech on immigration plan

Obama's full speech on immigration plan

In a prime-time address on Thursday President Obama announced his plan to use his executive authority on immigration policy, protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Obama acts on immigration; overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

Obama acts on immigration; overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

The president sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by other administrations and did not amount to amnesty.

Transcript: Obama’s immigration speech

Transcript: Obama’s immigration speech

A transcript of President Obama’s address on immigration.

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A diverse group tunes in to Obama

A diverse group tunes in to Obama

Immigrants from many nations have a vested interest in the president’s executive order.

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Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce

Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce

Chaffetz, incoming committee chair, wants to make it easier to fire feds and tax delinquent staffers.