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Obama Takes Sales Pitch For Immigration Action On The Road

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:27pm

President Obama was in Las Vegas on Friday to explain why he acted unilaterally to give temporary reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants.

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Farmers Hoped For Guest Worker Program In Obama's Immigration Order

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:22pm

Opposition to the president's executive order has been vocal and swift from anti-illegal immigration activists. The news has also been met with disappointment from agricultural groups and even some immigrant groups especially in the Southwest.

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Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:53am

Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama's immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency.

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Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:21am

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

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How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:21am

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:55am

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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GOP Rep. Cole Says Obama Is Playing Politics With Immigration

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:44am

President Obama outlined his plans to overhaul immigration by executive action in a speech Thursday night. For reaction, Arun Rath talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

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Obama Bypasses Congress To Shield Immigrants From Deporation

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:08am

As many as 5 million people who entered the United States illegally will at least temporarily not be subject to deportation.

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White House Adviser Cecilia Munoz Answers Immigration Questions

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

For more on President Obama's immigration plan, Steve Inskeep and NPR's Scott Horsley talk to Cecilia Munoz, assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

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Obama Defies Republicans, Lays Out Immigration Policy

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Republicans are threatening to resist working with President Obama after his announcement on Thursday night that he will issue an executive order to enact some immigration changes.

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Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

A Senate committee has accused major banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase of manipulating commodity prices. Executives from several leading banks rejected the allegations on Thursday.

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Obama Unveils Temporary Protection From Deportation

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama addressed the immigration system in a speech Thursday night. Obama said he would temporarily protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation using an executive order.

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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:14pm

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.

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President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:04pm

NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Melissa Block about Obama's plan to defer deportation for some immigrants, which he announced in a speech Thursday night.

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Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:22pm

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.

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At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:12pm

After a successful 2014 election season, the nation's GOP governors gathered to talk about policy issues and bask in their victories. But President Obama's immigration plans dominated the discussion.

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Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:17pm

Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.

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Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:52pm

The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.

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Obama To Focus On Nevada After Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:41pm

President Obama will be in Nevada on Friday to talk about executive action for undocumented immigrants.

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White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:40pm

The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.

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