President Obama's decision to issue an executive order without the approval of Congress is causing a firestorm across the country.
Republicans say the move is illegal. Four governors are threatening to sue the President over his plan to shield million of undocumented immigrants from deportation
But Barack Obama is not the first President to go at it alone.
CNN's Tom Foreman has the report.
Imagine a turkey smaller than a man's thumb, but it's enough to feed four because the diners are tiny critters. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports gobble gobble became nibble nibble.
(CNN) - Police Chief Thomas Jackson - a central figure in the protests that flared in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of an unarmed black teen - says he has no plans to step down despite mounting calls that he must go.
Saying he "intends to see this thing through," Jackson told CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" on Thursday that he has been working with community leaders and others to create a dialogue in the community.
"Yes, I think I can see this through and come out on the other side with the community, the region and even the country a whole lot better," he said.
Jackson's statements come as the grand jury is expected any day to deliver a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Israel has ramped up security after two Palestinians wielding a gun and butcher knives killed five people, three of them Americans, at a synagogue.
Officials have vowed to demolish the homes of the two attackers. Officials did demolish the home of another Palestinian who killed two people last month when he drove his car into a crowd of people standing at Jerusalem train station.
The Associated Press found the attacker's grandmother sitting in the rubble today. She told them she was proud of her grandson's actions, saying "no one should feel sorry for us, for our demolished home."
OutFront, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.
And as Ferguson waits for the grand jury to make a decision, CNN is learning that gun sales in the area are spiking. Stores report they're selling two to three times more weapons than usual.
What's fueling more of that distrust?
CNN's Sara Sidner has more.