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Immigration showdown. ISIS killings. A ceasefire mockery in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Shock and awe savagery out of ISIS this week. Twenty-one heads lopped off on a beach in Libya and a warning to the West. In Washington, President Obama laboring mightily not to be drawn into the language of religious war – and catching flak for that. We’ve got an ignored ceasefire in Ukraine. Jeb Bush on foreign policy. A federal judge in Texas blocking White House executive action on immigration for millions. Icy cold in the East. Weird warmth in the West. And a superbug in California. This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Washington Post: Obama announces initiatives to curb recruitment of terrorist groups — "A group of community leaders, law enforcement officials, philanthropists and representatives from the private sector gathered at the White House on Wednesday to discuss whether three pilot programs in Boston, Los Angeles, and the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul could serve as national models for averting radicalism among Muslim youths."
POLITICO: Immigration delays likely as DOJ weighs legal options — "More than two days after a federal judge blocked expansion of President Barack Obama’s drive to grant quasi-legal status and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants, officials said administration lawyers were still debating how to challenge the injunction, even as immigrant rights advocates pressed the White House for decisive action."
The Wall Street Journal: Jeb Bush’s Record Offers Cover From the Right — "As Jeb Bush heads toward a presidential bid, he is taking fire from some on the right who say his views on education and immigration, and his famous last name, embody a Republican Party establishment that doesn’t truly represent conservatives. Lost in the back and forth: As the two-term Republican governor of Florida, Mr. Bush was one of the country’s most vaunted conservative champions."
This program aired on February 20, 2015.
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