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Boehner: Obama spoiled immigration reform

Boehner: Obama spoiled immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner blamed President Obama for all but ending chances U.S. immigration laws will be overhauled this year.

Ryan: Broad U.S. immigration reform 'clearly in doubt'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform this year is "clearly in doubt," said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
President Obama gets big business to help long-term jobless

President Obama gets big business to help long-term jobless

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday signed up hundreds of top corporate executives to get them to help end discrimination against the long-term unemployed.

House GOP split on leadership immigration reform principles

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans are split on immigration reform, with some arguing the party should do nothing in an election year, a House member said.

District attorney to run for Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's seat

WESTBURY, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice got the backing of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., as she announced Wednesday she will run for McCarthy's seat.
State of the Union mixes sound and foolish proposals

State of the Union mixes sound and foolish proposals

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Promising to address inequality and strengthen the middle class, U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address combined sound and foolish proposals, laced with good old fashioned demagoguery.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Industry responds, ready to work with Obama on jobs, economy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The non-partisan Campaign to Fix the Debt said Tuesday it was disappointed President Obama didn't prioritize debt reduction in his State of the Union speech.
McMorris Rodgers: Obama's policies are 'making people's lives harder'

McMorris Rodgers: Obama's policies are 'making people's lives harder'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said Tuesday night President's Obama's policies are "making people's lives harder."
Transcript of GOP response to the State of the Union address

Transcript of GOP response to the State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Transcript of the official Republican response to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address delivered by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday. The transcript follows:

Obama says it's time to get immigration reform done

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President Obama said during his State of the Union address Tuesday night it's time for the United States to "fix our broken immigration system."
Obama says he wants to help middle class

Obama says he wants to help middle class

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama says he has "concrete, practical proposals" to help the middle class, excerpts from his State of the Union address Tuesday night show.

WH: Obama wants to work with Congress, but will use executive order

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama wants to work with the U.S. Congress, but isn't afraid to wield his executive pen if needed, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
Obama expected to propose business tax changes in State of the Union

Obama expected to propose business tax changes in State of the Union

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama in his State of the Union address is likely to propose tax and spending changes Republicans might support, insiders say.
Bloomberg says Boehner is the key to immigration reform

Bloomberg says Boehner is the key to immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Washington that House Speaker John Boehner was on the immigration reform hot seat this year.

House leader says GOP immigration plan may call for legal status

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A top U.S. House Republican says a GOP immigration reform plan will likely call for legal status but no path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

Human rights group calls for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A human rights group is calling on the U.S. Congress to undertake immigration reform as a top priority in 2014.

Boehner says GOP is working on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner told colleagues Wednesday a Republican plan for immigration reform is in development.

Obama said committed to working with U.S. Congress for American people

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama is committed to working with the U.S. Congress cooperatively to help America's middle class and grow the economy, the White House said Monday.
Reid says Democrats will work to extend unemployment benefits

Reid says Democrats will work to extend unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday Democrats will focus on the middle class in 2014 and attempt to extend emergency unemployment benefits.
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Obama thanks Miguel Rodriguez for service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- As U.S. Director of Legislative Affairs Miguel Rodriguez leaves office, President Obama says he's "grateful for his service, and I will miss his advice."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would fast for 24 hours as a show of support for federal immigration reform.
ACA squanders Obama's credibility as America's CEO

ACA squanders Obama's credibility as America's CEO

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, U.S. President Barack Obama has lost credibility with most Americans as a leader and effective executive.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Republican congressman decides to hold off on introducing Dream Act

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Nevada congressman has postponed introduction of a bill providing a path to citizenship through college or the military because of lack of support.
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