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Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

Saturday, November 22, 2014

President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.

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Obama's Step-Grandmother Continues Educating Young Kenyans

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

Friday, November 21, 2014

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

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All Things Considered

Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Obama and Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

“If the democrats are going to win in 2016, they’re going to have to put back together the Obama coalition. This gives the coalition something to fight on,” says the New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy about Obama’s speech on immigration reform. Cassidy joins Hendrik Hertzberg and Dorothy Wickenden on this week’s Political Scene podcast to discuss the new policy and how it will impact the presidential race. They talk about how it will affect the lives of the five million undocumented immigrants, the history of presidents acting without congressional authority, and Obama’s sudden decision to crusade on the issues he cares about rather than appeasing the Republicans. “With any luck we are seeing a new unleashed Obama,” says Hertzberg. “I don’t understand why, for so many years, he labored under the bell of the bipartisan, let’s-all-sing- kumbaya-together approach to governance.”

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All Things Considered

These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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All Things Considered

Obama's Immigration Action Bittersweet For Many Families

Friday, November 21, 2014

More immigrants now qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Robert Siegel talks with Rocio Andiola in Mesa, Ariz. She is now eligible for DACA but her mother isn't.

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All Things Considered

Obama Takes Sales Pitch For Immigration Action On The Road

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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All Things Considered

In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Friday, November 21, 2014

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of Nov. 21, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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Morning Edition

Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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The Takeaway

Mexico's Dia de la Revolución Turns Into Day of Violent Protest

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yesterday, the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution became a moment of violent national protest—demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and police responded with tear gas.

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The Takeaway

Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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TED Radio Hour

How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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Morning Edition

GOP Rep. Cole Says Obama Is Playing Politics With Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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Morning Edition

Obama Bypasses Congress To Shield Immigrants From Deporation

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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Morning Edition

White House Adviser Cecilia Munoz Answers Immigration Questions

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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Morning Edition

Obama Unveils Temporary Protection From Deportation

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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