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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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House Republicans plan to undo Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House will vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington DC. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Struggling to reach a long-term agreement, House Republicans are weighing a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

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President Barack Obama addresses community leaders in Chicago Tuesday about the executive actions he is taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama addresses community leaders in Chicago Tuesday about the executive actions he is taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Businesses wanted Obama to go further on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks...

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A jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
A jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Obama veto threat shelves bill extending business tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

WASHINGTON (AP) -- United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear.

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House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

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From left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., pause during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
From left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., pause during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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What was the reaction to Obama’s immigration announcement?

Here is a sampling of reaction to the President Obama's immigration plan:

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The White House is seen at dusk in Washington
The White House is seen at dusk in Washington (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Text of President Obama’s immigration address

Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House:

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President Obama plans to unveil his executive actions on immigration in an 8 p.m. address from the White House Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Obama plans to unveil his executive actions on immigration in an 8 p.m. address from the White House Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Does President Obama have authority for immigration changes?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over legality. Is he on solid legal ground?

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President Barack Obama speaks during in the East Room of the White House Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama speaks during in the East Room of the White House Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature.

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