State of the Union http://tpr.org en Immigration Reform A Small Part Of President's Address, Divided Reaction http://tpr.org/post/immigration-reform-small-part-presidents-address-divided-reaction <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While President Barack Obama covered a lot of territory in last night’s State-of-the-Union, one topic that’s being scrutinized is immigration reform.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It took President Obama almost exactly an hour to deliver the annual address and 2 minutes and 18 seconds of it was dedicated to immigration reform.</p><p>“And right now, leaders from the business, labor, law enforcement, and faith communities all agree that the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>A round of applause</strong></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:20:00 +0000 David Martin Davies 6330 at http://tpr.org Immigration Reform A Small Part Of President's Address, Divided Reaction President Obama Echoes Castro's Education Initiative: Pre-K 4 USA http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-echoes-castros-education-initiative-pre-k-4-usa <p>While President Barack Obama did not mention San Antonio or Mayor Julián Castro by name, he did talk about early education initiatives during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.</p><p>For a moment in the president's address, it seemed like one of Mayor Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA campaign rallies.</p><blockquote><p><strong>Obama: </strong>"Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. But today, fewer than 3 in 10 four year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality preschool program.”</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:51:55 +0000 Chris Eudaily & Ryan Loyd 6327 at http://tpr.org President Obama Echoes Castro's Education Initiative: Pre-K 4 USA