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Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

U.S. President Obama announces executive actions on immigration during nationally televised address from the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress and take executive action was tantamount to amnesty for illegal immigrants. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:51:37 -0500
Eyeing 2016, Clinton, Bush weigh in on Obama's immigration plan

Former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton speaks in support for Senate candidate, Sen. Landrieu during a campaign event in New Orleans, LouisianaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, issued a statement supporting Obama's plan but urging Congress to "finish the job. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:03:22 -0500
Republicans united in anger at Obama, not on immigration response

Moran stands near Priebus and Walden during a news conference at RNC headquarters on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outrage may be the only thing that unites Republicans over President Barack Obama's immigration order. While their blood is boiling over his decision to allow nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, they remain deeply divided over how to stop it. In dozens of statements, speeches and interviews, Republicans have called Obama an "emperor," a "king", a "partisan bomb-thrower" and a violator of the U.S. Constitution. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:33:25 -0500
Takata executive warns about ability to fix deadly air bag flaw

Takata airbag victim Stephanie Erdman testifies on defective airbags at Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing in WashingtonBy Eric Beech and Ben Klayman WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - An executive from Japan's Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday that the supplier is urgently trying to ramp up replacement parts for millions of vehicles equipped with potentially deadly air bags, but said it may not be able to move quickly enough. The U.S. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:50:50 -0500
How Obamas immigration overhaul will divide voters in 2016

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)Sure, President George H.W. Bush did the same thing 25 years ago. But the consequences of Obamas executive action will be very, very different.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:38:38 -0500
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