Presidential Visit to Dallas

 Posted by at 22:26  Politics
Jul 092014

President Obama visited Dallas today. He met with Governor Perry and several local and religious leaders concerning the current border crisis. He then attended a fundraising dinner before moving on to Austin for more fundraising.

Here is our local CBS affiliate’s report on the President’s visit, including the President’s remarks following the meeting…

Judging strictly from this photo taken during the meeting, it does not appear to be going the way Rick Perry would have liked…

Did anything productive come of the meeting (for which Perry begged) or will the Republicans continue playing politics with the lives of the children currently streaming across our southern border?

I think we all know the answer to that question, don’t we?

Jun 302014

President Obama took the Republicans in Congress to the woodshed today…

Our country and our economy would be stronger today if House Republicans had allowed a simple yes-or-no vote on this bill or, for that matter, any bill. They’d be following the will of the majority of the American people who support reform. Instead, they’ve proven again and again that they’re unwilling to stand up to the tea party in order to do what’s best for the country. And the worst part about it is a bunch of them know better…

And I want to repeat what I said earlier. If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills. Pass a bill; solve a problem. Don’t just say no on something that everybody agrees needs to be done. Because if we pass a bill, that will supplant whatever I’ve done administratively. We’ll have a structure there that works, and it will be permanent. And people can make plans and businesses can make plans based on the law. And there will be clarity both here inside this country and outside it.

Full transcript following the break.

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Jun 152012

President Obama today announced a new Department of Homeland Security policy that will allow certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria to be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings…

Read the memo from Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security. (.pdf file)

The full transcript of President Obama’s remarks follows the break.

Republican heads are exploding all around the country.

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