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Posted: Wednesday, January 29th 2014 at 4:40pm

Obama executive omissions leave some political allies angry

By The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For some White House allies, the long list of executive actions President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union address was marred by a few glaring omissions.

Gay rights advocates are seething over Obama's refusal to grant employment-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians working for federal contractors, safeguards they have been seeking for years. And some immigration overhaul supporters were disappointed that he did not act on his own to halt deportations, which have soared during his presidency and angered many Hispanics.

On both issues, White House officials say the place for action is Congress, where successful legislation would be far more sweeping than steps the president could take on his own.


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