Anyone paying attention to the past six years, Peter Beinart points out in the Atlantic, knows that there is little point in Barack Obama waiting for Congress to act on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner warns that if Obama acts on his own, using executive orders, that “there will be no chance of immigration reform moving in this Congress.” Boehner didn’t mention that when the Senate passed immigration reform with 68 votes, Boehner made sure there was no chance of immigration reform moving through Congress by refusing to let it come to a vote.
If you’re confused by Obama’s big announcement on net neutrality — or too embarrassed to ask what “net neutrality” even means — Vox has the explainer for you.
There is an Obamacare death panel after all, writes Dana Milbank. It consists of nine members, and they work out of this big marble building in Washington. Via the Washington Post.
Juan Williams writes in the Hill: The real lesson of the midterms is to expect more of the same dysfunction.
Elections guru Charlie Cook blames the Democrats’ midterm disaster on the decision way back when to push Obamacare and cap-and-trade instead of pushing job creation. Via the National Journal.
Rand Paul is making no secret that he’s going to run for president. Politico‘s Mike Allen rolls out the pre-rollout.
Valerie Jarrett, the Obama whisperer. Via the New Republic.
Church officially admits founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, had as many as 40 wives. Via the New York Times.