President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on July 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
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Is President Obama making the right call on immigration?
by Benjy Sarlin

As President Obama prepares to take action on immigration in defiance of last Tuesday’s midterm shellacking, he faces an uncertain political and policy terrain filled with risk. 

Inside Tom Tancredo’s ‘Stop Chris Christie’ PAC
by Aliyah Frumin

Republicans across the country are high-fiving each other following their sweep in the midterm elections last week. But there’s one prominent GOPer who is keeping his hands firmly in his pockets:Tom Tancredo.

Robert Reich’s advice to Hillary Clinton: Ride the populist wave
by Alex Seitz-Wald

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is not running for president, but he thinks any Democrat who is – including his “old friend” Hillary Clinton – should worry about Republicans outflanking them on populism.

Questions and confusion as Obamacare approaches second year
by Suzy Khimm

In advance of the next open enrollment period, which begins on Saturday, officials and outside groups are urging everyone who’s currently covered through Obamacare to make sure their insurance is in place for 2015. They’re also encouraging everyone to shop around to look at their options again, as many enrollees could face higher premiums unless they change insurance plans.

Chris Christie faces early 2016 test
by Aliyah Frumin

Political pork is often a big issue on the campaign trail — but in New Jersey, pork of the actual pp variety is creating potential 2016 drama for Gov. Christie.

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