iOS app Android app More
November 21, 2014

Putting People Before Politics

Today, all those who have spent years trying to fix our broken immigration system should feel gratitude toward President Obama. In a primetime address to the nation Thursday night, the president announced he was taking executive action to relieve some of the suffering caused by the failures of the status quo. Millions of families will no longer live under the daily threat of having their lives torn apart by senseless deportations, which is something all people should celebrate. But unfortunately, the president's compassionate actions are creating a political firestorm among some Republicans in Washington. Their anger and antipathy toward the White House are blinding them to the positive effects these measures will have for our society.

Report: Another Actress Accuses Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

Cosby
AP

MEANWHILE: Cosby Puts On Routine Show In Bahamas... But Upcoming Performances Canceled

House Republicans Sue Over Obamacare

Barack Obama
Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

More Politics
Stewart Pokes Dems.. Arpaio Sues Obama.. What Happened With Stop-And-Frisk.. Steps Boost GOP

Harry Reid's Top Aide Listened In On Call With Obama

David Krone
Tom Williams via Getty Images

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Nears 5,500

Ebola
The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Morning Email: Ebola Slowing In Liberia

Liberia
Getty

China's Chilling Warning To Teachers

China Teachers
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Here Is Where Homes Are Most Affordable For The Middle Class

Middle Class Homes
Trulia

These Are The People At The Center Of Ferguson's Protest Movement

Ferguson Protester
Emily Kassie

REPORT: Officer Who Shot Michael Brown In Talks To Resign

Darren Wilson
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHOOPS: CNN's Questionable Obama Mistake

Obama Question
FTVLive

TV Streaming Service Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

Aereo
Andrew Burton via Getty Images

Buffalo's Snowstorm Has Ended, But The Problems Are Just Beginning

Buffalo
John Normile via Getty Images

More Green
National Forest Fracking.. Bed Bugs.. GMOs.. Sea Otter Pup.. Gas Pump Label.. Whale Hunt.. Stolen Ivory

Ignoring The Obamacare Mandate Could Cost More Than You Expect

Obama
Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

More Business
Old Navy Fight.. Pimco Shocker.. Krugman Likes Immigration.. Goldman's Axe.. Used Car Harassment

Torture Report Fight Erupts In Chaos

Dianne Feinstein
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Immigration Activists Celebrate Bittersweet Victory

Immigration Obama
Kevin Hagen via Getty Images

Jon Stewart Blasts Dems, GOP For Abandoning Core Principles

Jon Stewart
Comedy Central

More Comedy
Cameron Diaz To 'SNL'.. Conan's Arch Nemesis.. Russell Brand Shocks Fallon.. 'Hunger Games' Turkey

Republicans Are All Over The Place On Senate Filibuster Reform

Senate Republicans
Win McNamee via Getty Images

'The Entire Country Is Outraged'

Mexico

Acclaimed Journalist: 'As A Mexican, I Am Ashamed'

Uber Exec Who Suggested Oppo Research On Journalists Is Holding On To His Job

Emil Michael
Bloomberg via Getty Images

More Tech
Texting Hurts Your Back.. Uber Apology.. Emoji Mystery.. Amazon Video.. Anonymous vs. KKK.. Cable TV

Veterans May Soon Gain Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

Veterans
Shutterstock / Brocreative

Ex-News Of The World Editor Released From Prison

Andy Coulson
Getty

More Media
Networks Drop Ball.. OUCH.. Don Lemon Apologizes.. Sexy ABC.. 'Today' Jokes.. Really, Kurtz?!

Oil Rig Explodes In Gulf Of Mexico

Oil Rig
Mayumi Terao via Getty Images

Ferguson Police Arrest 3 Demonstrators

Ferugson Protests
Andrew Burton via Getty Images

Jury Convicts Woman Of Killing Husband During Alleged Rape

Anita Smithey
Orlando Sentinel via Getty Images

More Crime
$11 Million Hunt.. Kid Kicking Vid.. Traffic Shooting.. 68 Cats In Car.. Nicotine Poison.. Baby Shaken

Glenn Beck To AP: 'You've Just Raped Bill Cosby'

Glenn Beck
ASSOCIATED PRESS

U.S. Navy Ships Collide In Gulf Of Aden

Navy Ships Collide
ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 Kids Die In Fire While Mom Is In Hospital To Give Birth

San Bernadino Fire
KTLA

WATCH: Heated Debate On 'The View' Over Bill Cosby Controversy

Bill Cosby The View
ABC

Killer Who Cut Out Co-Worker's Heart Gets Released From Prison

Heart Cutting Killer

Yassou From Athens: Introducing HuffPost Greece!

Acropolis
Vega via Getty Images

Japan's PM Shakes Up Government In Hopes To Preserve Power

Japan Shinzo Abe
KAZUHIRO NOGI via Getty Images

More WorldPost
Bono Talks Ebola.. 'I Am Fed Up With Fear'.. 'The Guinea Pig Of Europe'.. Troika Slam.. Gas Downfall

Secret Service Arrest Woman Carrying Gun Near White House

Michael Brown's Father To Protesters: 'Hurting Others Is Not The Answer'

Michael Brown Sr
You Tube

More Black Voices
Ferguson Panel To Address Inequality.. Reflections On ODB.. Mo'ne Davis' New Memoir

Adrian Peterson: 'I Won't Ever Use A Switch Again'

Adrian Peterson Vikings
Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery via Getty Images

State Advances Nation's Most Extreme Abortion Bill

Pregnancy Test Sad
Hadi Djunaedi via Getty Images

U.S.-Brokered Bailout Of For-Profit Colleges Treats Students 'Like Financial Assets'

Arne Duncan
Alex Wong via Getty Images

Girl Mentioned In Immigration Speech Didn't Know She Was To Be Included

Obama Immigration Las Vegas
MARK RALSTON via Getty Images

More Latino Voices
How Demi Lovato Accepted Her Curves.. Gael On Mexico Massacre.. Anti-Latina Issues At SJSU

Fed Launches Review Of Bank Oversight After Alarming Reports

Wall Street Banks
ASSOCIATED PRESS

These People Were Way Off About Stop And Frisk

Bill

FOLLOW HUFFPOST

    1. HuffPost
    2. Home
    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    2. View all RSS feeds

The Classic Song That Was Originally Written For A Bank Commercial

Karen Carpenter Singing
Andre Csillag/REX USA

More OWN
Movie Babies Grown Up.. Amy Poehler's Obsession.. Best T-Day Side Dishes.. Simon Cowell's Huge Gift

This Is What Good Style Looks Like Around The World

Street Style
lamarr/eyeem

More Style
Meet Your Skin's New BF.. Emma Roberts' No-Makeup Love.. BEST Black Friday Deals.. Comfy PJs

We'd Rather Be Here Instead

Nevis
Ellen Rooney via Getty Images

More Travel
Ancient Cities.. Extreme Shopping.. Elite Status Hacks.. French Phrases.. Nude Rio.. Airports To Avoid

Enrique Iglesias Wins Big At Latin Grammys

Latin Grammys
Michael Tran via Getty Images

More Entertainment
Iggy SLAMS Em.. More Cos Trouble.. Celebs Read Mean Tweets.. 'Mockingjay'.. Big 'SNL' Plans

WATCH: Celebrities Once Again Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

Britney Spears
Ethan Miller via Getty Images

Former Wrestling Superstar Struggles As Double Amputee

Kamala
Bleacher Report

More Sports
'Unprecedented Raid'.. Fan Steals Ball.. Peterson vs. NFL.. Watt Does It All.. One-Handed.. Value

Pat Robertson: God Is Totally Cool With Speeding

Pat Robertson
YouTube

More Religion
Interfaith Jerusalem.. Spiritual Leadership.. Pope Francis On Wealth.. Guru In Iraq.. Jesus Wife?

The Surprising Origins Of Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor
Boston Globe via Getty Images

More Taste
Butternut Squash Dishes.. Thanksgiving Turkey Alternatives.. Pecan Recipes.. Frozen Waffle Hacks

Lemony Snicket Makes Watermelon Joke About Black Writer

Lemony Snicket
David Livingston via Getty Images

More Books
Nursery Rhymes.. Guilty Pleasure Reads.. Apocalyptic Fiction.. Lemony Snicket.. National Book Award

Amateur Photog Captures Photos Of Foxes Living At Edge Of The World

Ivan Kislov
Ivan Kislov

Is There A Skull On Mars?

Mars Skull
NASA

More Science
Scary Asteroid Map.. Kisses Way Germy.. Why Starfish Are 'Melting'.. Sex & Men's Spatial Skills

WATCH: These Classic Nichols And May Skits Are Still Hilarious

Nichols And May
NBC via Getty Images

Country Singer Billy Gilman Opens Up About His Sexuality

Billy Gilman Comes Out

More Gay Voices
Coming Out As Gay In A Muslim Family.. Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader Marries Man.. Genderqueer Pics

These Gifts Will Blow Your Mind And Your Wallet

Netaporter Fantasy Gifts
Net-A-Porter

More Style
Meet Your Skin's New BF.. Emma Roberts' No-Makeup Love.. BEST Black Friday Deals.. Comfy PJs

Snow Storm Beats Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Snow
ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Zoolander 2' Just Became A Lot More Real

Zoolander Scene
Archive Photos via Getty Images

Why Documentaries Matter More Than Ever

Morgan Spurlock

The Household Threat To Children's Brains

Children Toxins
Bruce Lanphear

Do This Exercise If You Want To Stay Youthful

Senior Couple Jogging In Park
diego_cervo via Getty Images

Celebrity Drawings So Realistic, You'll Think They're Photos

Celebrity Photos
Instagram

More Celebrity
Winnie Gets Married!.. Aniston Shines.. More Kimye!.. Raven SLAMS Rumors.. Lingerie-Clad Miley

Ancient Fortress Dates Back To Reign Of 'Bluetooth' King

Harald Bluetooth Fortress
Aarhus University/Danish Castle Centre

Spain's Duchess Of Alba Dies

Duchess Of Alba
Rex

What It's Like To Conquer One Of The World's Toughest Cookbooks

Allen Aliena Film
YouTube

Kristin Chenoweth On Mike Nichols: 'Maybe In Heaven We'll Be Doing A Show'

Kristin Chenoweth
HuffPost Live

'Breaking Bad' Prequel Gets A Premiere Date

Saul
AMC

New 'Portlandia' Trailer Has A Very Different Tone

Portlandia 5
IFC

More TV
Jon Hamm 'Parks & Rec'.. 'OITNB' Star Arrested.. Netflix's 'GoT'.. Scorsese HBO.. 'AHS' Nirvana Cover

An App That Aims To Make You A Better Drinker

Nextglass App

Watch Jon Stewart Reminisce About The '90s With Fallon

Jon Stewart
NBC

Woman Impersonates Celebrities Stuck In Traffic, Is Spot-On Awesome

Celebrities Stuck In Traffic