Immigration move a challenge for both parties

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Democrats want to keep faith with Latinos while the GOP risks overreacting to President Obama’s expected executive order.

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Immigration, immigration and immigration.

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Rep. Chaffetz says fire federal ‘bad apples’

Incoming House committee chairman wants federal managers to have expedited authority to fire “bad apples.“

Ted Cruz goes Peak Senate in opposition to Emperor Obama

Ted Cruz goes Peak Senate in opposition to Emperor Obama

A floor speech adapted from Cicero hits a new level of odd.

When Congress sues the President, it’s likely to fail

When Congress sues the President, it’s likely to fail

Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama faces big challenges.

Conservatives rebel against GOP megadonor’s agenda

Conservatives rebel against GOP megadonor’s agenda

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wants to ban Internet gambling, which some say violates states’ rights.

Rand Paul says he’s Congress’s biggest defender of minority rights. What?

Rand Paul says he’s Congress’s biggest defender of minority rights. What?

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) might have something to say about that.

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

President Obama’s actions underscore issues about applications for admissions and financial aid.

Tenn.’s Haslam to chair Republican governor’s group

Tenn.’s Haslam to chair Republican governor’s group

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will serve as vice chair.

Massachusetts town backs off tobacco ban after public outcry

Massachusetts town backs off tobacco ban after public outcry

The ban would have been the first of its kind in the country.

Understanding how Americans feel about immigration, in 7 easy charts

Understanding how Americans feel about immigration, in 7 easy charts

How to sort through the sea of ranging poll numbers.

Obama’s plan will shield 4 million from deportation

Obama’s plan will shield 4 million from deportation

The protections would affect some parents whose children are already U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

Lawmaker: Delayed notification of postal hacking ‘doesn’t fly’

Lawmaker: Delayed notification of postal hacking ‘doesn’t fly’

Rep. Stephen Lynch said Congress may need to consider legislation that would force agencies to notify employees immediately when their information is compromised.

Nevada’s next Assembly speaker is very bad news for Brian Sandoval

Nevada’s next Assembly speaker is very bad news for Brian Sandoval

Nevada could soon become the next North Carolina.

Nevada’s new Assembly speaker has a long history of controversial comments about women, blacks and gays

Ira Hansen has lamented, among other things, “the cult of negro worship” around Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brown, Napolitano feud over proposed tuition hike

Brown, Napolitano feud over proposed tuition hike

A hike would violate an agreement that could direct hundreds of millions to the UC and CSU systems.

The behavioral economics of international diplomacy

The behavioral economics of international diplomacy

The personal characteristics of diplomats influence what types of international agreements they prefer.

How a key Obamacare enrollment number slipped below the 7 million mark without anyone knowing

How a key Obamacare enrollment number slipped below the 7 million mark without anyone knowing

The administration started blending two numbers that used to be distinct.

Utah looking to bring back firing squad as method for execution because it can’t get the drugs for lethal injection

Utah looking to bring back firing squad as method for execution because it can’t get the drugs for lethal injection

The company that makes the drug cocktail in lethal injections won’t sell to the United States, so Utah lawmakers are looking into other options.

GOP leaders worried about overreaction among members

Debate over the president’s move tests whether Republicans can contain some unhelpful passions.

Sharing abortion stories at Speakout aims to reduce shame and stigma

Sharing abortion stories at Speakout aims to reduce shame and stigma

Abortion doesn’t have to be a secret you carry to the grave: More than 100 women share their stories at a Speakout.

Republicans are cool with compromise -- just not with President Obama

Republicans are cool with compromise -- just not with President Obama

Here’s a wet blanket, courtesy of The Fix.

Utah’s legislative session is shorter than Kim Kardashian’s second marriage, and some lawmakers want to extend it

Utah’s legislative session is shorter than Kim Kardashian’s second marriage, and some lawmakers want to extend it

Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days. Utah’s legislature meets for 45 days.

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Why it makes sense for Jon Tester to head the DSCC

A Montana political scientist assesses Tester’s strengths.

Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

A possible 2016 GOP contender, Bush tries to thread the needle when it comes to the divisive standards.

Utah legislature considers shutting off NSA’s water

Utah legislature considers shutting off NSA’s water

A legislative committee is considering prohibiting municipalities from working with the spy agency.

The number of mental health records in the federal background check system has more than tripled since 2011

The number of mental health records in the federal background check system has more than tripled since 2011

States have been improving records-sharing, raising the number of mental health submissions from 1.1 million in 2011 to 3.7 million.

Here is a Vine that involves a selfie, Chris Christie and a terrified baby

This week’s New York Times Magazine cover.

State Capitol buildings that don’t look anything like State Capitol buildings, ranked

State Capitol buildings that don’t look anything like State Capitol buildings, ranked

There are a number of states with Capitol buildings that don’t fit the traditional neoclassical dome-and-columns look.

Loop Contest Amended! Webb’s in first, but who will be second?

Loop Contest Amended! Webb’s in first, but who will be second?

Jim Webb threw a wrench in our 2106 contest, but don’t despair. We can improvise.

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’.

Jim Webb’s potential 2016 candidacy won’t keep Hillary up at night

Jim Webb’s potential 2016 candidacy won’t keep Hillary up at night

He barely won one election in a Democratic wave.

What President Obama thinks he knows about the coming immigration battle

What President Obama thinks he knows about the coming immigration battle

Whether he’s right is what we’ll find out.

Jimmy Fallon breaks down President Obama’s “Sup Girl?” face

The Tonight Show adds two very awkward photos of Obama with Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo to the dictionary of presidential expressions.

Report: Obama to meet with senior federal executives next month

Report: Obama to meet with senior federal executives next month

The meeting will take place Dec. 9 with senior executives and managers, according to a Government Executive report.

The Democratic Party’s No. 1 problem, visualized

The Democratic Party’s No. 1 problem, visualized

A look at how some of the biggest voting blocs are getting more red.

CIA gets ready to party! RSVP by Dec. 1!

CIA gets ready to party! RSVP by Dec. 1!

The CIA holiday party, once the ultimate invite, fell on hard times in lean budget years, but now. . .