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.

Supporters cheer in front of the White House. (AFP/Getty)

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.

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

Utah’s Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire <br>‘bad apples’ from 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.

6 things to do this weekend

6 things to do this weekend

Try winter brews at the DC Craft Beer Festival or shop for Icelandic goods at a Christmas bazaar.

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.

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.

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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.

Sports

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

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

EARLY LEAD | Team president Russ Brandon says 85 percent of the players are still snowbound.

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.

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