"As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, our thoughts and prayers are not enough."
It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."
The president said there must be a distinction between young people "doing stupid things" and violent criminals.
Immigrants' rights activists and their supporters, more organized and united than ever, vow not to be intimidated and to fight on.
Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.
Following arm-twisting from Obama, 10 Senate Democrats who had voted against debate on fast-track changed their positions.
Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.
On Tuesday, Obama recommended that Cuba be removed from The U.S. State Department's "State Sponsors of Terrorism List."
"The Cold War has been over for a long time," said Obama; "I'm not interested in having battles that started before I was born."
"Republicans celebrate while the immigrant community feels utter disillusionment."