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Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.Read More

The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.Read More

President Obama will be in Nevada on Friday to talk about executive action for undocumented immigrants.Read More

The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.Read More

The president's executive action will grant temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here's what you should know.Read More

The Republican from Idaho says actions like the one the president will take on immigration tonight "make our country less strong."Read More

An executive from the Takata Corporation was on Capitol Hill today, answering tough questions about the company's defective airbags, which have been linked to at least three deaths in the U.S. The airbags explode with too much force and send jagged metal fragments flying into passengers.Read More

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.Read More

When journalist Alec MacGillis started looking into McConnell's early politics, he says he was "startled" by how moderate the Republican used to be. The book traces McConnell's shift to the right.Read More

So What Is An 'Executive Action' Anyway?

Thu, November 20, 2014 6:43pm

President Obama is preparing to take executive action on immigration. But some people are calling it an "executive order." There's a big difference between the two terms.Read More


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