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President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool) **FILE**

Family-values groups object to Obama’s orders on immigration

- The Washington Times

President Obama is selling his unilateral immigration package unveiled last week as, in part, a way to keep millions of families from breaking up. But family-values groups, many of which focus heavily on keeping families together on matters such as refugee and asylum cases for home-schoolers, are rallying around one position: White House usurpation of the issue is wrong.

Lois G. Lerner (Associated Press)

Investigators may have found up to 30K Lois Lerner emails

- The Washington Times

The IRS’s inspector general has told Congress that it may have discovered as many as 30,000 of the lost Lois G. Lerner emails, despite the IRS’s repeated insistence both in testimony to both Capitol Hill and federal courts that they were beyond recovery, congressional committees said Friday.

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Slatery stays out of GOP AG letter on Obama

Associated Press

New Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery isn't joining a group of Republican colleagues from other states in issuing a statement vowing "appropriate action" on President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration.

FILE - This combination made from pictures distributed by the FBI in 1964 shows, from left, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, civil rights workers who were killed in the "Mississippi Burning" case of 1964. The men are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, but the honor is not sitting well with some of their relatives. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others.

Obama leaves Vegas after touting immigrant order

Associated Press

President Barack Obama has left Las Vegas after touting his executive order on immigration and playing golf with retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Tiger Woods' former instructor, Butch Harmon.

Barry remembered as civil rights pioneer

- Associated Press

Civil rights champion the Rev. James Lawson says Marion Barry was among the pioneers of the movement and his activism was a bright spot in a troubled political career.

A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe

- Associated Press

When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruption-buster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky.

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

- Associated Press

A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.