Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.
The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.
President Obama will be in Nevada on Friday to talk about executive action for undocumented immigrants.
The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.
The president's executive action will grant temporary relief to some of the more than 11 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here's what you should know.
The Republican from Idaho says actions like the one the president will take on immigration tonight "make our country less strong."
An executive from the Takata Corporation was on Capitol Hill today, answering tough questions about the company's defective airbags, which have been linked to at least three deaths in the U.S. The airbags explode with too much force and send jagged metal fragments flying into passengers.
President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.
When journalist Alec MacGillis started looking into McConnell's early politics, he says he was "startled" by how moderate the Republican used to be. The book traces McConnell's shift to the right.
President Obama is preparing to take executive action on immigration. But some people are calling it an "executive order." There's a big difference between the two terms.
Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.
The president's action, to be announced later today, will grant temporary relief to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Republicans could strip away funds that would go toward Obama's order.
Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.
The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.
Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.
It's the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. As a group, they're riding high after a successful election. And already, several are looking ahead to 2016.
Rep. Michele Bachmann joked with reporters that the noted conservative "called up the president" and begged him to declare amnesty on immigration.
"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.
An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.
Melissa Block talks with Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, about his decision to vote "no" on the Keystone XL pipeline and his thoughts on Obama's plan to take executive action on immigration.