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  • With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward

    With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward
    With a border crisis swirling and a fight with Congress brewing, a group of leading immigration activists expected that a last-minute huddle with top officials at the White House in June would bring more bad news. But instead of a confrontation, they...
  • Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

    By Steve Holland 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...
  • Amended suit adds to dispute between school district and treasurer's office

    An amended complaint seeking millions of dollars from Lyons Township High School District 204 offers more details about the payment process the scandal-tainted township school treasurer's office says the district failed to follow. The township office...
  • Honda in talks with other suppliers for Takata air bag fix: WSJ

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is in talks with two air bag suppliers to help it stock replacement parts for defective Takata Corp air bags, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people aware of the planning. On Thursday, Takata's...
  • At drought talks on Capitol Hill, behind-the-scenes maneuvering

    WASHINGTON Late Thursday morning, while the Capitol Hill spotlight was pointed elsewhere, three Northern California congressmen paid a quiet call on the state's junior Democratic senator, Barbara Boxer. They wanted to talk water. For upward of 40...
  • Obama's immigrant order could have far-reaching impacts

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's executive action to defer deportations will have a resounding impact on some 5 million undocumented immigrants and their families, who will no longer have to fear a late-night knock on the door and being separated...
  • Congressional reactions to President Obama's immigration reform announcement

    Congressional reactions to President Obama's immigration reform announcement
    Reactions from Florida's congressional delegation are trickling in about President Barack Obama's announcement of his immigration reform orders. Not surprisingly, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D, and U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Corrinie Brown, D-...
  • Full text of President Obama's speech on immigration plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of President Barack Obama's speech on Thursday on his plans for immigration, as prepared for delivery, according to a White House statement: "My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you...
  • Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech

    Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech
    Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
  • Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger

    Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger
    President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...
  • Iowa politics have Christie hog-tied on animal rights bill

    Iowa politics have Christie hog-tied on animal rights bill
    Iowa can have a magical effect on visiting politicians. Peripheral concerns become major issues. Long-standing policy positions melt like spring runoff in the Des Moines River. It’s not the enchanting allure of Ottumwa, or the rhapsody of gazing...