November 20th, 2014
10:39 AM ET

The Legal Battle Over Obama's Immigration Plan

President Barack Obama's plan to take the immigration system in his own hands is a daring test of the limits of presidential power.

The steps he will lay out tonight in a prime time address will fuel a debate over his use of executive authority to enact change without the agreement of an opposition Congress.

Conservatives are howling that Obama's effort to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation oversteps his own authority and infringes the Constitution. His backers say he's simply exercising his power to select which areas of law to prioritize - and addressing a major national issue that seems to elude Congress.

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November 20th, 2014
06:02 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – November 20, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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November 20th, 2014
12:51 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, November 20, 2014

Buffalo braces for more snow. President Obama unveils his immigration plan tonight. And the allegations against Bill Cosby keep coming.

It's Thursday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. WINTER WEATHER

Enough already: Already buried under more than 5 feet of snow in some areas, Buffalo is going to get another 20-30 inches today. Just clearing the streets is a major undertaking. Already, more than 6,500 tons of snow have been removed from city streets and highways, but there's a lot of work left to do. This Sunday's NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets is in doubt. Players are stuck at home and coaches are living at the team's training center because they can't leave. Seven deaths are blamed on the storm.

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