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  • Obama to Latinos: I'm not that into you

    In the annals of cynical political maneuvers, President Obama's decision to postpone executive action on immigration until after the election must win some sort of prize.

  • GOP ad targets immigration bill

    A new ad from a national Republican group attacks Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn over the bipartisan Senate immigration bill passed last year, a sign the politics of the issue could be shifting dramatically.

  • Obama's delay doesn't stop the bleeding

    Republican strategists agree with President Obama: The surge of immigrant children at the border this summer changed the politics of immigration dramatically.

  • After immigration delay, Obama has little reason not to go big

    Aside from Republican disdain, the president now has little reason left to avoid the type of sweeping executive action long demanded by his progressive base.

  • Obama willing to take 'political heat' for immigration delay, White House says

    "The president is willing to take a little political heat," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, "in order to ensure that the policy he puts forward is one that can be sustained."

  • Obama won't ask Congress to authorize military action against ISIS

    President Obama signaled on Sunday that he doesn’t intend to ask Congress to authorize additional military action against the Islamic State, but suggested he could seek a vote to make available additional resources. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Obama told host Chuck Todd that...

  • Obama: Immigration plan wasn't delayed to save the Senate

    President Obama claimed in an interview Saturday that the border crisis, not the November elections, made him recalculate when to unveil his blueprint.

  • Delay won't help Obama's immigration pain

    The president didn't exactly hide the content of his plan, but just remained coy about the timing of its release.

  • Key Democrat pushes Obama to act on immigration

    Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., urged Democrats to stop pressuring President Obama to postpone executive action on immigration.

  • VIDEO: Josh Earnest skirts questions about immigration

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest skirted questions about announcing immigration executive actions on Tuesday, telling the reporters repeatedly that he has no update on the timing of such actions.

  • White House dodges questions on immigration timing

    Pressed repeatedly by reporters Tuesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Obama's intention to use his executive power to act on immigration if Congress fails to, but he declined to say when that would take place.

  • Right fumes as business supports Obama's immigration executive action

    "Increasing the legal labor workforce is something we are going to support nine times out of 10," said Angelo Amador, vice president of labor and workforce policy at the National Restaurant Association.

  • Obama about to fire his smoking gun again

    Despite fears of some establishment Republicans, I choose to believe that if Obama makes good on his threat, there will be electoral hell for Democrats to pay in November -- not Republicans.

  • Dozens of immigration protesters arrested outside White House

    More than 130 people were arrested outside the White House Thursday for staging a protest to demand that President Obama take executive action on immigration reform, the latest example of the president being pressured to act more quickly on the hot-button issue.

  • On immigration, which Democrats does Obama want to anger least?

    Regardless of what President Obama does on immigration reform, at least one faction of Democrats will be angry.



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