President Obamas Agenda

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 8:43am

The President hopes to capitalize on momentum in the polls and tackle other issues.

A new NBC poll finds President Obama's approval rating is up 3 points to 52 percent since catching Osama bin Laden.

This afternoon, he takes that popularity boost to El Paso, Texas to urge public support for immigration reform.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "We weren't able to achieve it in the first part of this term, the President's term, but it remains a priority of the President's."

Especially headed into 2012 elections. Democrats need Hispanic voters, and right now they're frustrated…no reform, but more border patrols and record deportations.

The White House says he will argue reform creates jobs.

That NBC poll also found less than 4 in 10 Americans like how the President has handled the economy. The most immediate issue: over 14 trillion in debt.

House Speaker John Boehner said, "Without significant spending cuts and changes in the way we spend the American people's money, there will be no debt limit increase."

By "significant" he means trillions in cuts.

That's Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Vice President Biden sits down with Democrats and Republicans to work on that today.
 

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