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Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.



Obama’s Cynical Record on Immigration

William McGurn, New York Post
Forget President Obama’s prime-time address.Carly Fiorina had his number on “Meet the Press” this past Sunday. And it tells you all you need to know about the failure of our press to hold the president to his own words that she was completely ignored.Fiorina is the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who ran, unsuccessfully, in 2010 on the Republican ticket for the Senate seat held by California’s Barbara Boxer.

Obama Aide: “Huge Disagreements” With GOP Loom

Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics
As President Obama prepared to fly to Las Vegas Friday to tout his new executive actions on immigration, a top White House adviser faced journalists in a Washington hotel ballroom where an eggs-and-sausage breakfast was being served.
Dan Pfeiffer, an architect of the president’s political strategies and messaging, told the waiter he would stick with water.
“There are going to be huge disagreements” with Republicans in the coming months, he told reporters in response to a question about governing alongside GOP majorities in both chambers of Congress next year.
“If…

Takata executive warns about ability to fix deadly air bag flaw

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – An executive from Japan’s Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday the supplier is urgently trying to ramp up replacement parts for millions of vehicles fitted with potentially deadly air bags, but said it may not be able to move quickly enough.



Obama Acts to Pull 5 Million From “Shadows”

Alexis Simendinger, RCP
President Obama on Thursday muscled WashingtonÂ’s decades-old immigration debate to new terrain, arguing that he wants to achieve legislative solutions during his presidency but will make strides without Congress where he can.“I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common-sense law,” he said. “But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as president — the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me.” Disregarding objections from Republicans and some Democrats,…

Obama Acts to Pull 5 Million From Immigration “Shadows”

Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics
President Obama on Thursday muscled Washington’s decades-old immigration debate to new terrain, arguing that he wants to achieve legislative solutions during his presidency but will make strides without Congress where he can.
“I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common-sense law,” he said. “But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as president — the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me.” Disregarding objections from…