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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel looks on during a press conference announcing Hagel's resignation in the State Dining Room of the White House Nov. 24, 2014, in Washington, DC. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama announcing at 10:10 am Chicago time Hagel resignation

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will be announcing the resignati

Obama guidance & press schedule Nov. 24, 2014. Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Monday meets with Nobel prize winners, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chicago's political and civic legend, Abner Mikva -  five-term Congressman; Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; White House Counsel for former President Bill Clinton;  law professor at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois.

Valerie Jarrett last week in New York City | Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Jarrett: Obama honored Boehner's request on immigration

President Barack Obama honored a request from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to hold off making a “very public push” on immigration during the primary season, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told Lynn Sweet.

Serafin Bahena (left) celebrates with others at Centro Civico Mexicano in Salt Lake City after President Barack Obama's nationally televised address Thursday night. | Rick Bowmer/AP

Obama offers relief from deportation amid Republican fury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in announcing Thursday his unilateral actions to save up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, made humanitarian, economic and national security appeals as a certain slice of Republicans could not contain their outrage. Obama delivered a prime-time speech from the White House, where he outlined his plans to make a priority of deporting criminals — and not illegal immigrants who live here and have not gotten into trouble.