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Rep. Luis Gutierrez greets Gov. Pat Quinn at a news conference in June. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

Gutierrez: Obama's immigration delay cost Pat Quinn votes

 
Rep. Luis Gutierrez greets Gov. Pat Quinn at a news conference in June. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

Gutierrez: Obama's immigration delay cost Pat Quinn votes

President Barack Obama’s decision to delay an executive order on immigration until after the November election “ended up hurting” Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election efforts, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez told Early & Often. Gutierrez made the comments the same week that Obama traveled to Chicago to celebrate that order, which shields some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Left) interviews then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (Right).

Thanks for fracking — and chocolate

Typically on this holiday we give thanks for family, friends and the good things in our lives. Perhaps this year it might be appropriate to expand our gratitude to those things in our society that contribute so much to the good things in our lives.

The National Thanksgiving Turkey "Cheese" is seen during the annual ceremony in front of US President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha, in the Grand Foyer of the White House on November 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. | Mandel Ngan/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Obama pardons turkey, calling it his most talked-about action

President Barack Obama pardoned a turkey named Cheese on Wednesday afternoon at the White House, joking it surely would be his

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery. | AP file photo

Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who will take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in January, said stricter smog standards "will lower our nation's economic competitiveness and stifle job creation for decades." | AP Photo

Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, and setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry.

Job seekers Stevens de la Pena, left, and Eduardo Perez fill out a job application at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. | AP Photo

Applications for U.S. jobless aid jump to 313,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

 
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