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Obama advises against listening to Washington 'doom and gloom'

Obama advises against listening to Washington 'doom and gloom'

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday told a crowd of 400 at a Texas high school not to listen to all the "doom and gloom" coming out of Washington.

Senate panel takes on mammoth immigration bill

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee Thursday began the arduous process of marking up proposed legislation overhauling the nation's immigration laws.
Biden hopes federal immigration reform will be law by end of summer

Biden hopes federal immigration reform will be law by end of summer

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes Congress will pass immigration reform legislation by the end of the summer.
Gallup: Americans displeased with Congress, OK with own representative

Gallup: Americans displeased with Congress, OK with own representative

PRINCETON, N.J., May 9 (UPI) -- Americans are down on Congress as a whole while saying they're OK with their individual congressional member, a Gallup poll released Thursday indicated.

Obama to meet utility, Asian American and Pacific Islanders leaders

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with electric utility leaders, and Asian American and Pacific Islanders national leaders Wednesday, the White House said.
President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md., May 6 (UPI) -- President Obama practiced golf cart, not shuttle, diplomacy as he and three U.S. senators played a bipartisan round of golf at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Obama to press economic agenda on day trips

Obama to press economic agenda on day trips

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- President Obama plans some day trips to remind Americans the economy still tops his agenda alongside immigration reform and other issues, the White House said.
Obama honors Mexican-Americans in Cinco de Mayo statement

Obama honors Mexican-Americans in Cinco de Mayo statement

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday honored Mexican-Americans and called for immigration reform in a statement on Cinco de Mayo.

DeMint: Immigration reform would be costly

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said implementing the bipartisan immigration reform proposal before Congress would cost trillions of dollars.
Sen. Durbin says preserve basics of immigration reform plan

Sen. Durbin says preserve basics of immigration reform plan

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate said the bones of an immigration reform bill will remain in place despite some anticipated tweaks.
Grading Obama's first 100 days into second term

Grading Obama's first 100 days into second term

President Obama passed the 100-day mark of his second term vowing to soldier on for his agenda while recognizing the limitations of working within a divided government.

Obama takes on salesman-in-chief role in Latin America

MEXICO CITY, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, on a Latin America tour, Saturday touted the trade opportunities nations to the United States' south present.
Rubio says Senate immigration bill has 'shortcomings'

Rubio says Senate immigration bill has 'shortcomings'

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in a Wall Street Journal commentary Friday the Senate's immigration reform bill has "shortcomings" that "need to be addressed."
Obama in Mexico to talk immigration, trade, security

Obama in Mexico to talk immigration, trade, security

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Thursday "renewed their commitment" to the U.S.-Mexico relationship, the White House said.

May Day rally in Seattle turns violent, leads to 18 arrests

SEATTLE, May 2 (UPI) -- A May Day protest in Seattle turned violent as demonstrators smashed windows and threw items at police, who responded by using pepper spray and making arrests.
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