‘The Emancipation Proclamation Was an Executive Order’

“Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?” Pelosi asked reporters Thursday. “People have to understand how presidents have made change in our country, Congress catching up, and in the case of Ronald Reagan, improving what Congress has done.”
Obama is poised to announce his long-anticipated executive actions on immigration Thursday night. Reports indicate he will move to grant legal status to about five million illegal immigrants. Friday, Obama will appear in Nevada to argue further for his plan.
Pelosi–who said she would be joining Obama Friday in the Sagebrush State–argued that the President’s imminent announcement will be about “securing the border, holding undocumented immigrants accountable, and again reassuring everyone, making sure everyone plays by the rules, pays taxes, and the rest.”


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