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Obama’s immigration orders will protect 5 million

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

President Barack Obama invited a showdown with newly empowered Republicans in Congress, ordering far-reaching changes to the US immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation while testing the limits of his presidential powers.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

President Barack Obama unveiled his highly anticipated immigration plan Thursday, saying lifting the threat of expulsion from 5 million undocumented migrants would make the system “more fair and just.”

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 things to watch in Obama’s immigration speech

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from left, steps back from the podium, during an immigration reform news conference, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington, From left are, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Reid, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. The sign states the number of days since the Senate passed immigration reform legislation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the U.S. immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No date for IS war vote as Congress waits on Obama

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WASHINGTON — Congressional authorization of the US war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in the two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis for military action.   Lawmakers of both parties are frustrated. They say the administration hasn’t outlined what it wants from Congress or […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Pure evil’ as IS beheads US aid worker Kassig

Peter Kassig AP PHOTO

US President Barack Obama condemned as “pure evil” the Islamic State’s beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig after the group released a video showing his body Sunday. Kassig’s parents said they were “heartbroken” by their loss after IS made public the recording in a warning to Washington as it prepares to send more troops […]

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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