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Congress Wields the Budget Ax Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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In a prime-time address from the White House, President Obama said his action on immigration is "lawful," and he dared Republican critics in Congress to counter him by passing a comprehensive legislation, which he said would be a permanent fix. (Associated Press)

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President Obama is poised to thwart Congress and offer amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, something he said he was opposed to in a 2010 speech. (Associated Press)

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Allowing marijuana legalization in the District leaves the United States vulnerable to charges it is violating international treaties aimed at stemming the drug trade, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress concluded in an analysis that could strengthen the resolve of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to overturn the measure. (Associated Press)

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Congress Moves to DC Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Bruce Fein: "Who in Congress will stand up with the courage of Hans Christian Andersen's little child and shout that the Emperor has no clothes?" (AP Photo/FILE)

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Republicans will soon be empowered to adopt a number of much-needed reforms that will point Congress in the right direction. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ivana Castilo of Woodbridge, Va., left, and Sara Ramirez of Gaithersburg, Md., center, stand next to Director of Casa de Maryland Gustavo Torres, right, as he speaks during an Immigrant rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Director of Casa de Maryland Gustavo Torres, center, speaks as Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ivana Castilo of Woodbridge, Va., center, walks along with Immigrant families as they march outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sara Ramirez of Gaithersburg, Md., left, holds a sign that reads, "Stop Separating Families" as Director of Casa de Maryland Gustavo Torres, right, speaks during an Immigrant rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)