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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As Republican governors meet, early screening for possible 2016 hopefuls

As Republican governors meet, early screening for possible 2016 hopefuls

Rarely have so many GOP governors or ex-governors had their eyes on the presidency at once.

7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

Immigration, “The Wire” and D.C. being D.C.

QUIZ: Which election does this Hillary Clinton speculation belong to?

QUIZ: Which election does this Hillary Clinton speculation belong to?

As each election passes, it is harder to tell.

The politics of Israel’s security officers

The politics of Israel’s security officers

Why a new letter signed by 106 former Israeli security officials gets to the critical issue of the balance of power between civilians and military or security officials in a democracy.

7 charts that explain the undocumented immigrant population

7 charts that explain the undocumented immigrant population

A vast and diverse group, by the numbers.

Federal officials issue new code of conduct for police highway seizures

Federal officials issue new code of conduct for police highway seizures

The guidance is meant to help curb the number of questionable civil seizures of cash and property from motorists amid a federal civil-rights lawsuit.

How America’s immigrants came to be “huddled masses yearning to breathe free“

About the poem and the statue and the debate over immigration.

What states to shop in if you want to pay a lower sales tax

What states to shop in if you want to pay a lower sales tax

Tennessee has the highest sales tax rate in the country.

Why Barack Obama should go to Ferguson

Why Barack Obama should go to Ferguson

The president’s presence might prevent an outbreak of violence after the grand jury’s decision is announced

White House new pastry chef ‘will continue to tend the White House bee hive’

White House new pastry chef ‘will continue to tend the White House bee hive’

Susan E. “Susie” Morrison will be the first woman to hold the job.

Almost half of the 114th Congress has been elected since 2010

After four wave elections, there’s plenty of new blood in Congress.

Two Obama political ambassador nominees finally get their vote

Two Obama political ambassador nominees finally get their vote

Two mega-bundlers for Obama who bungled their confirmation hearings will get a vote after Thanksgiving.

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Republicans react to Obama's immigration plan

Republicans react to Obama's immigration plan

Republicans are incensed by President Obama’s plan to defer deportations for four million undocumented immigrants. Here’s how Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) reacted after learning the details.

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.

Issa calls on Gruber and health official to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

Issa calls on Gruber and health official to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

The requests came shortly after Republicans revealed that the Obama administration had inflated the law’s enrollment statistics

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.

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 said he ‘recommended’ all of Obama’s immigration actions

DHS chief said he ‘recommended’ all of Obama’s immigration actions

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.