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Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) denounces the executive order on immigration made by U.S. President Barack Obama during a statement on Capitol Hill in Washington November 21, 2014.

Obama’s immigration plan outlined ahead of Las Vegas trip

reviewjournal.com — WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.

Obama announces action on sweeping US immigration reform

livemint.com — With 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, Barack Obama's plan would let some 4.4 million who are parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents remain in the US temporarily, without the threat of deportation.

Obama announces plan to ease deportation threat for 5 million immigrants

haaretz.com — REUTERS - U.S. President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants, as leading Democrats lined up behind the U.S. leader in the face of Republican attacks. In a speech to be broadcast at 8 p.m.

Obama announces action on sweeping U.S. immigration reform

news.yahoo.com — By Roberta Rampton and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to impose the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with outraged Republicans. In excerpts ahead of his 8 p.m.

Phoenix man gets prison in foster kids abuse case

azfamily.com — PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man accused of abusing foster children has been sentenced to an aggravated term of 15 years in prison. Maricopa County prosecutors say 54-year-old Steven Holland also was sentenced Thursday to lifetime probation. Holland and his 57-year-old wife were arrested in October 2012.

Could Obama cut deal on Keystone pipeline? Don't rule it out

ca.reuters.com — By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions.

UPDATE 3-Obama nominates NTSB's Mark Rosekind to lead auto safety regulator

reuters.com — WASHINGTON Nov 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated transportation expert Mark Rosekind to lead the top U.S. auto safety regulator, which has come under criticism this year for a perceived slow response to major scandals.

Obama to act unilaterally on immigration, irking Republicans

news.yahoo.com — By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will outline a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy for as many as 5 million people, bypassing Congress and angering Republicans. U.S.

Obama to act unilaterally on immigration, irking Republicans

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Brisbane November 16, 2014. U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on fiscal policy and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, called the plan a "partisan bomb" while a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner branded the president "Emperor Obama" for acting unilaterally.
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Nov 22, 2014

After 18 holes, Pres Obama is playing another nine at Shadow Creek Golf Club in North Las Vegas on a sunny, warm day with no wind.

Nov 22, 2014

A Golf Digest article from 2006 put Derek Jeter's golf handicap at a wonderfully pedestrian 30.

Nov 22, 2014

Obama's golf partners at exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Club in North Las Vegas: Derek Jeter, Stephen Cloobeck and Brian Greenspun

Nov 22, 2014

After a 40 minute motorcade drive, Pres Obama has pulled into the Shadow Creek Golf Club in Henderson Nev

Nov 21, 2014

RT @KateNocera: Confirmed. Boehner does not have a dog for Obama to walk even if he wanted to RT @michael_steel: @KateNocera Nope.

Nov 21, 2014

Pres Obama just landed in Las Vegas. Before getting off AF1 he'll sign a couple papers setting in motion part of his immigration plan.

Nov 21, 2014

Pres Obama will travel to India in January as guest of PM Modi for India's Republic Day.

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