Executive Orders: President Obama last night announced executive orders to reform immigration, including stiffening border security, welcoming highly skilled immigrants, and protecting illegal immigrants with American-born children from deportation. His orders will shield as many as five million illegal immigrants.
The Director: Celebrated Director Mike Nichols, one of few people in show business to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy, has died at age 83. Nichols shaped American culture for the last 50 years. He was married to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer.
The president is acting over the objections of Republicans who have refused to deal with the issue, but he said, “To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one...
Obama said it would be impossible to deport the millions of illegal immigrants living in the country so he would focus on the undesirables. “Felons, not families,” he said. “Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.”Read more
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Whiteout: As much as five or six feet of snow is reported in parts of Western New York today as the Buffalo area digs out from an extreme storm. In an area known for its “lake effect” snowstorms, some residents …Read more
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It's Been Said
"We've got to sell it, we've got to reach out to the other side and where possible persuade. And I think there are times, there's no doubt about it where, you know, I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we are trying to do and why this is the right direction. So there-- there is a failure of politics there that we have got-- we got to improve on.
-President Obama speaking on CBS "Face the Nation" about Democratic failure in the midterm election.