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Some in GOP fear schism over Obama, immigration

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well. Trade legislation loomed as one possibility for quick compromise, and immigration as an early irritant. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives. They fear it will harm the party's ability to win over Latinos in the next presidential election and beyond.

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Tobin concedes CD1 race to Kirkpatrick (access required)

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick at a debate with former state House Speaker Andy Tobin. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is widening her lead over Republican Speaker of the Arizona House Andy Tobin in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, up to more than 5,000 votes, or nearly 5 percentage points, from 2,000 votes earlier in the night.

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