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President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office, on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The president will travel to Del Sol High School to speaks about the steps he will be taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama formally signs immigration executive action

- The Washington Times

Upon landing in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, President Obama officially signed two memoranda to carry out his executive actions granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants.

President Barack Obama holds up his BlackBerry after he forgot it and returned back to the White House to retrieve it before his departure on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to promote an executive order that would offer temporary legal status to millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and set off a new fight with Republicans in Congress.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Forgetful Obama retrieves phone before immigration trip

- The Washington Times

President Obama started his immigration-related trip to Las Vegas Friday by boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, and then immediately getting back out of the presidential helicopter because he’d left something behind.

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Associated Press

With an eye toward 2016, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul sought to find a balance Friday between opposing President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration and his efforts to grow the Republican party's base with minority groups.

Immigrants urged to take advantage of Obama action

Associated Press

Democratic politicians gathered at a Chicago high school Saturday to encourage Illinois' immigrant population to register with the federal government under President Barack Obama's new executive action on immigration.

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy - just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo election workers process ballots at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore., at the election headquarters in Portland, Ore. Voter turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota. During each election over the past 10 years, the lineup of top performers has been nearly the same. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

- Associated Press

It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

NY's poor gain from health insurance changes

- Associated Press

A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid - the federal program for the poor - and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act.

Attorney general warns of immigration scams

Associated Press

The Illinois attorney general's office warns that with President Obama's sweeping immigration changes comes the possibility of immigration service fraud.

RI things to know: Budget woes and Lynch lobbying

- Associated Press

The state faces a bleak budget picture and a former Rhode Island attorney general possibly lobbies his old office without registering with the state. Here are things to know about Rhode Island this week:

Stenehjem: Mandan Police broke open records law

Associated Press

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the police department in broke the state's open records law when it failed to produce requested documents within a reasonable time.

Friendship 9 to return to court, 53 years later

- Associated Press

Nearly 54 years after they went to jail for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, the Friendship Nine are returning to court to get their records cleared.

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment. With the public favoring changes in the current immigration system, the Republicans’ best short-term response appears to be purely rhetorical: that the president is granting amnesty to millions, and exceeding his constitutional authority in the process. Beyond that, their hopes of reversing his policies appear to be either a years-long lawsuit or the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama denies immigration plan is 'amnesty'

- The Washington Times

President Obama told Americans Saturday that his action granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is "certainly not amnesty, no matter how often critics say it."

Lawyer-lobbyists influence Idaho law

- Associated Press

When the Idaho Legislature really needs to get something done, it can. Roy Eiguren has seen it with his own eyes.