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Thursday, November 20, 2014

John Dickerson
Slate Magazine
President Obama will likely soon announce his executive actions revamping his administration’s immigration policies. (Update, Nov. 19, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.: He will make the announcement Thursday.) As many as 5 million undocumented immigrants may be spared deportation. Republicans will react with anger and fury, but the president believes the move might spur Republicans to act on immigration if for no other reason than to overwrite his executive orders.
Karen Tumulty
The Washington Post
As Democrats limp back to Washington after a bruising general election, they've been preoccupied with a new fight: The internecine battle for the ranking member slot on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Peter Baker
The New York Times
President Obama on Wednesday took a break from crisis and gridlock to advance two often-overlooked priorities focused on children, one to wire more of the nation’s schools to the Internet and the other to overhaul child care for low-income families.