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Obama: His own immigration tightrope

“A week after the bombshell announcement he was blocking the deportation of young illegal immigrants, President Barack Obama will arrive in Florida on Friday flush with confidence,” the Tampa Bay Times writes. “Hispanics, a growing voting power, are energized. A new poll shows broad support for the policy. And GOP rival Mitt Romney is struggling to respond. When both candidates address the influential National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Orlando this week, make no mistake, Obama will have the upper hand. But beneath the image of the victorious defender of immigrants is a starkly different reality. Obama has been tougher on deportations than any modern president — expelling nearly 1.5 million people so far. Many have been criminals, but the effort has also torn apart families and hurt some of the young people Obama now wants to help.”

The Washington Post’s fact checker Glenn Kessler calls the Obama campaign’s claim that Romney outsourced as governor “overblown” and gives it four Pinocchios. “The Obama campaign fails to make its case. On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue, from the use of ‘corporate raider’ to its examples of alleged outsourcing,” Kessler writes. “Simply repeating the same debunked claims won’t make them any more correct.”

The Arizona Secretary of State – who said it was possible Obama might not be qualified to be on the ballot there -- now says Hawaii has verified that Obama was born there, and he believes he was, in fact, born in Hawaii. BUT he now believes that when Obama was trying to get into college he claimed he was born in KENYA. And it’s on tape.

The Washington Post on author Edward Klein: “His latest, ‘The Amateur,’ in which he contends that the president is ill-suited by experience and temperament to occupy the White House, contains scenes that did not occur or that were vastly misconstrued, according to those who Klein says were present. The Obama book, released by conservative publisher Regnery, has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. Nonetheless, it has sold vigorously thanks in large part to an early boost from conservative blogger Matt Drudge. It will perch at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list Sunday for the fourth consecutive week. In the month since its mid-May release, nearly 66,000 copies have been sold, according to Nielsen BookScan.”