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Obama Approval Higher Than Bush, But Lower Than Clinton, Reagan

Bush targeted working immigrants by raiding workplaces, Obama is focusing on convicted criminals and "egregious" immigration violators, including recent border crossers and illegal re-entrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 55% of people deported last year were convicted criminals. Richard A. Boswell, immigration law professor at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, said the President is "partially correct." It's called prosecutorial discretion. The executive branch has go to website the "inherent power to choose which cases to act on," Boswell said. Think of the police. They can theoretically give someone driving four miles over the speed limit a ticket, but the police officer also has the ability to use discretion to give a warning instead. <br>More: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/26/politics/obama-deportations-immigration/index.html

more information When we gather around the table, we follow the example of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags, who shared the fruits of a successful harvest nearly 400 years ago. "When we offer our thanks, we mirror those who set aside a day of prayer. And when we join with friends and neighbors to alleviate suffering and make our communities whole, we honor the spirit of President Abraham Lincoln, who called on his fellow citizens to 'fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.' "Our country has always been home to Americans who recognize the importance of giving back. Today, we honor all those serving our Nation far from home. We also thank the first responders and medical professionals who work through the holiday to keep us safe, and we acknowledge the volunteers who dedicate this day to those less fortunate. "This Thanksgiving Day, let us forge deeper connections with our loved ones. <br>More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/11/27/obama-annual-thanksgiving-proclamation/3764677/

Popcorn's victory, Obama said, proves "that even a turkey with a funny name can find a place in politics." As for Caramel, "he's sticking around and he's already busy raising money for his next campaign," the president said. The turkeys will be on display at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens through Jan. 6. Presidents have spared turkeys off and on as far back as the Lincoln era, according to the White House. The first official pardon was granted by President George H.W. Bush. <br>More: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/obama-pardons-turkeys-part-annual-rite-21034056

Earlier this week, President Obama was challenged for not being more persuasive in enacting reform when a heckler rattled the President during his speech in California on Monday. Obama did give a http://annquipoeyzm.sosblogs.com/The-first-blog-b1/Kim-Kardashian-Has-girls-Day-With-North-Lala-Anthony-Shares-Adorable-New-Photo-b1-p33.htm shout-out to the activists: "I want them to know we hear you. We're with you. The whole country hears you," he said in reference to the group during his speech in San Francisco, as he called on the Republican led House of Representatives to move forward on comprehensive immigration legilsation passed by the Senate. RELATED: PRESIDENT OBAMA INTERRUPTED BY HECKLERS DURING SAN FRANCISCO IMMIGRATION SPEECH Manuel Balce Ceneta/ASSOCIATED PRESS The Kim Kardashian group, Fasting for Families, has set up tents on the National Mall and are abstaining from eating any food in an attempt to push Congress to pass immigration reform. The Fast for Families movement has abstained from all food since Nov. <br>More: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/michelle-obama-tweets-support-immigration-activists-article-1.1530939

Bob Menendez (D-NJ) harshly upbraided Obama Treasury Department official David Cohen for testifying against new sanctions in contravention of a private deal between Menendez and the administration. At your request, we engaged in an effort to come to a bipartisan agreement, Menendez raged. And now you come here and vitiate that very agreement by testifying against it. I find it pretty outrageous. Obama didnt like resource the sanctions because he believes maintaining a posture of confrontation is counterproductive. We have sought a new era of engagement with the world, he said at the United Nations in September 2009. <br>More: http://nypost.com/2013/11/27/obama-is-serious-about-his-bad-ideas/

Obama is serious about his (bad) ideas

The latest CNN Poll of Polls was released Thursday and is an average of five non-partisan, live operator, national surveys of the President's approval rating conducted over the past two weeks. They include Gallup's daily tracking poll (Nov. 24-26); CNN/ORC International (Nov. 18-20); American Research Group (Nov. 17-20); CBS News (Nov. <br>More: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/28/obama-approval-higher-than-bush-but-lower-than-clinton-reagan/

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