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Ted Cruz invokes Cicero to knock Obama on immigration

- The Washington Times

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, turned to the ancient words of Cicero Thursday on the Senate floor to denounce President Obama’s planned actions, to be outlined Thursday evening, to give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in the country.

In this Sept. 5 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks for signs along trail while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

American Conservative Union: Obama’s amnesty plans like ‘a single-finger salute of contempt’

- The Washington Times

Add the American Conservative Union to the list of organizations condemning White House plans for illegal immigrants. It is appalling that a president of the United States, after having suffered a humiliating defeat in the midterm elections and getting a clear vote of no confidence, would give the voters a single-finger salute of contempt,” declares Matt Schlapp, chairman or the group.

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The American Legion gives thumbs down to Obama’s immigration plans

- The Washington Times

The nation’s largest veterans service organization now questions the wisdom of the White House “putting politics above national security” via President Obama’s plans to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. “At a time when ISIS, al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are killing innocent Americans, it makes no sense to let our guard down and send a message that the United States is an open, soft target,” says Michael D. Helm, national commander of the American Legion

Dental plans mistakenly included in Obamacare tallies: White House

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it mistakenly included up to 400,000 dental plans in the 7.1-million enrollment figure it touted before Obamacare’s second round, a move that nudged them above congressional budget estimates for participation in the contentious overhaul.

Prior to the Senate's vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the bill's sponsor, has 59 votes ready and is searching for the last vote needed for approval. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell: Obama’s executive action will lead to immigrant deaths

- The Washington Times

Sen. Mitch McConnell warned Thursday that some would-be illegal immigrants could die trying to reach the U.S. thanks to President Obama’s plans to offer a temporary amnesty, saying it will amount to an invitation for a new wave of illegal immigrants to make the perilous journey from Latin America.

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Associated Press

A Texas judge has refused for a second time to delay the next month's scheduled execution of a convicted murderer whose attorneys say is severely delusional and ineligible for the death penalty.

Attorney Alex Galvez poses for a photo  in his office in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.  Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. Galvez, an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, said he's going to need to add phone lines to keep up with the demand. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Immigrants wait, hope, plan for Obama order

- Associated Press

Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.

AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

- Associated Press

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.

NM advocates preparing for immigration changes

- Associated Press

Immigrant rights groups in New Mexico say they are preparing for possible immigration changes with planned legal clinics and by reaching out to oil field workers.

Immigrants from Ebola countries won't be sent home

- Associated Press

The Obama administration is offering immigrants from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola crisis protection from deportation and work permits.