House GOP challenges Obama’s power

House Speaker John A. Boehner launched a double-barreled response to Obama’s recent executive actions, announcing a House lawsuit and vowing to counter Obama’s immigration plan.

Boehner: Obama moves are ‘damaging the presidency’

The house speaker warned that Congress would not let Obama’s executive actions stand without a fight.

The Rodriguez family becomes emotional. (Marlon Correa/Post)

  • The Rodriguez family becomes emotional.
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  • An immigrant family from Washington embraces.
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  • President Obama announces his immigration plan.
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  • People watch the president on an iPad.
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  • The Latin Grammy Awards audience watches the speech.
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  • Blanca Gamez and Rafeal Lopez embrace.
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  • Ivania Castillo outside the White House.
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Obama defers deportations for 4M

He sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by others.

Local News

Will O’Malley commute the sentences of Md.’s last 4 death-row inmates?

Will O’Malley commute the sentences of Md.’s last 4 death-row inmates?

The outgoing governor raised speculation when he reached out to the families of inmates’ victims.

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

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

FEDERAL DIARY | The Republican will soon have significant influence over government workers.

37 degrees today. 73 on Monday. Then snow may hit around Thanksgiving.

37 degrees today. 73 on Monday. Then snow may hit around Thanksgiving.

WEATHER GANG | Today feels like January, Monday like June and flakes could arrive by Wednesday.

Jim Webb becomes first Democrat to try to topple Hillary Clinton for 2016

Jim Webb becomes first Democrat to try to topple Hillary Clinton for 2016

The prominent former Va. senator has begun raising money for a possible presidential campaign.

Orange popcorn truck stolen in Va.

Orange popcorn truck stolen in Va.

Popped! Republic’s owner found only broken glass in the Alexandria lot where he stores the truck.

My son is ‘that’ kid parents whisper about at school. How do I cope?

My son is ‘that’ kid parents whisper about at school. How do I cope?

LIVE Q&A | The advice columnist answered questions about the strange train we call life.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? You’ll have lots of company on the roads.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? You’ll have lots of company on the roads.

Gas is cheaper, and AAA predicts that at least 1 million will be leaving the region for the holiday.

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Holder frustrated with governor for actions ahead of Ferguson decision

Holder frustrated with governor for actions ahead of Ferguson decision

The attorney general has expressed concerns to Missouri officials about the state of emergency.

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Cosby had suggested that questions about rape allegations were irresponsible.

‘Foxcatcher’: Steve Carell shines in mesmerizing tale of a real-life murder

‘Foxcatcher’: Steve Carell shines in mesmerizing tale of a real-life murder

REVIEW | A stellar cast wrestles with issues of rivalry, loneliness, grief and wealth’s limitations.

Politics

What’s the impact of the medical device tax?

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

Sports

Bills’ game against Jets moved to Detroit. Now they just have to get there.

Bills’ game against Jets moved to Detroit. Now they just have to get there.

Team president says getting all 53 players on the active roster -- 85 percent of them still snowbound -- to Detroit is not “realistic.“

Federal Government

Senate clears more ambassadors, judges

Senate clears more ambassadors, judges

IN THE LOOP | The Senate takes off for Thanksgiving after confirming a goodly number of ambassadors and judges.

National

They both came here illegally. Only one will be helped by Obama’s immigration action.

They both came here illegally. Only one will be helped by Obama’s immigration action.

Two undocumented mothers watched Obama’s announcement last night, waiting for their fate. The difference between them? A date on a calendar.

Business

When a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement award isn’t enough

When a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement award isn’t enough

COLUMN | Shouldn’t the spouses divide their enormous household net worth more equally?

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