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Obama's Unhappy Immigration Speech

If Republicans' criticism of Obama’s executive action is to have any credence, they need to back it up with action of their own.

It's your turn, Congress.

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For a guy who was finally fulfilling a promise he first made more than six years ago, President Barack Obama didn’t seem too happy about it. Maybe that's because he knows his plan to defer deportations for about 5 million undocumented immigrants, outlined in tonight's speech, is a partial and temporary fix that is likely to make Washington a meaner, smaller place.

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