Stocks Hold Gains On Europe, Putin; Biotech Leads

“Our economy is better but it’s still mixed.” European shares pared their losses and turned higher on Thursday with the easing of geopolitical tensions in Ukraine helping investor sentiment. But flat GDP growth across the Eurozone, below expectations, and the first contraction in over a year of Germany’s economy still signaled underlying stress. “It’s clear that the German market has suffered so much from what is going on in Russia,” Boockvar said. On Thursday morning, the webpage Department of Labor reported an increase to 311,000 in claims for unemployment benefits, above forecasts of 295,000, from 289,000 in the previous week. Earlier, the futures index struggled for direction, but turned higher after Vladimir Putin said Russia would do “everything in our power” to end the bloodshed in Ukraine.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101919610?__source=yahoonews&par=yahoonews

Japan Stocks Trickle Down, But Sony Shares Rally | Fox Business

each 1.8% lower, while Inpex Corp. fell 2.1%. Auto-maker stocks took more modest losses, as Toyota Motor Corp. fell 0.3%, Honda Motor Co. lost 0.4%, and Nissan Motor Co.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/08/14/japan-stocks-trickle-down-but-sony-shares-rally/

Stocks Showing A Lack Of Direction In Early Trading – U.S. Commentary – NASDAQ.com

The company also cut its full-year earnings outlook, saying that, “Our guidance includes incremental investments in e-commerce and headwinds from higher healthcare costs in the U.S. than previously estimated.” Following the report, BI’s Hayley Peterson highlighted the company’s major problem: its Supercenter stores. 4. , saw shares sell-off sharply after disappointing earnings reports. Red Robin fell more than 18% after reporting adjusted earnings that came in well below expectations, while profit margins were also leaner compared to last year.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-climb-heres-know-200017751.html

STOCKS CLIMB: Here’s What You Need To Know – Yahoo Finance

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Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/15/investing/premarkets/index.html?section=money_news_international

Premarkets: 4 things to know before the open – Aug. 15, 2014

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The strength in the sector comes amid a modest increase by the price of gold. In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region turned in yet another mixed performance on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index advanced by 0.7 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell by 0.4 percent. Meanwhile, the major European markets have all moved to the upside on the day.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-showing-a-lack-of-direction-in-early-trading–us-commentary-20140814-00646

Mid-day Etf Update: Etfs, Stocks Firmer As Geopolitical Tensions Ease, Fischer Offers Dovish Comments – Nasdaq.com

The two analysts were expecting Q3 adjusted EPS of $0.39. Energy Dow Jones U.S. Energy Fund (IYE) was up 0.51%; Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was up 0.50%. Warren Resources (WRES) was up 3.7% after the company reported that Q2 sales were $35 million, just above the Thomson Reuters mean for $34.87 million. Adjusted EPS were $0.12, a penny above expectations. Its production guidance includes 1,003-1,097 MbOE for Q3 and 3,342-3,692 for the full year.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/mid-day-etf-update-etfs-stocks-firmer-as-geopolitical-tensions-ease-fischer-offers-dovish-comments-cm378908

Dialing up a Popular Telecom ETF – Yahoo Finance

Last week, telecom ETFs came under pressure on news Sprint (NYSE: S) was giving up on its effort to acquire T-Mobile ( TMUS ), the unit of Germanys Deutsche Telekom ( DTEGY ). The Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF ( VOX ) was among the affected funds, but VOXs story is not over just because Sprint and T-Mobile could consummate a deal. [ Sprint’s Slide Pressures ETF Telecom ETFs ] Dividends play a role in luring investors to telecom stocks, like Dow components AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon ( VZ ). The same holds true of ETFs like VOX. One reason some investors are drawn to telecom firms relates to dividends, as some large, best-in-class telecom firms have offered above-average dividend yields and have had the capital and cash-generating ability to meet their near-term obligations and maintain dividend payments. This funds dividend yield and annual payout have displayed some volatility during the past decade.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dialing-popular-telecom-etf-133020326.html

Fed Incompetence And The Financial Bubble Indicator – Forbes

stocks are at levels never before seen. Meanwhile, debt levels are higher than in 2007, with U.S. corporations borrowing record amounts far in excess of profit growth. For example, Bank of America has borrowed $7.6 billion this year.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/08/11/fed-incompetence-and-the-financial-bubble-indicator/

Use Options For a Chance To Buy DK at a 22% Discount – Forbes

Among the largest underlying components of IWB, in trading today Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT) is off about 0.4%, General Electric Co (Symbol: GE) is up about 0.7%, and Wells Fargo & Co. (Symbol: WFC) is relatively unchanged. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IWB, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IWB’s low point in its 52 week range is $90.99 per share, with $111.25 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $108.56. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ishares-russell-1000-etf-experiences-big-inflow-cm378862

iShares Russell 1000 ETF Experiences Big Inflow – NASDAQ.com

Investors who did not participate in the offering but would be a buyer of DK at a cheaper price, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the January 2015 put at the $27.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 80 cents. That would result in a cost basis of $26.70 per share before broker commissions in the scenario where the contract is exercised. If the contract is never exercised, the put seller would still keep the premium, which represents a 2.9% return against the $27.50 purchase commitment, or a 6.7% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost).
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2014/08/11/use-options-for-a-chance-to-buy-dk-at-a-22-discount/

Obama: Us Worried About Worsening Gaza Conditions – Abc15 Arizona

The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday about the ongoing violence in the region and the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza. Obama also reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself and condemned Hamas’ rocket attacks. RELATED: Hamas clicking here agrees to 24-hour truce Obama says a lasting peace will ultimately require a demilitarized Gaza and dismantling of terror groups. The U.S. president is also pushing for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire that would allow Israeli and Palestinian civilians to return to normalcy. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Source: http://www.abc15.com/news/national/obama-us-worried-about-worsening-gaza-conditions

Obama tells Israel Gaza truce needed as conflict rages – Yahoo News

Earlier, fighting renewed apace, as Israel pounded Gaza with aerial, naval and artillery bombardments after a night of rocket fire from Hamas. The two sides had observed a 12-hour humanitarian pause on Saturday, giving Gaza medics a chance to pull bodies from rubble they had not been able to reach under fire. But Hamas rocket fire prompted Israel to abandon an extension of that truce Sunday, and subsequent Hamas calls for another ceasefire were ignored by both sides, as world leaders pushed for a permanent cessation of hostilities. Neither side has agreed to the truce demands of the other, in a conflict that has killed more than 1,030 Palestinians, 43 Israeli soldiers and three civilians inside Israel. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif engaged in a round of telephone diplomacy late Sunday to rally support and humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza. He spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and regional leaders, stressing that the priority was to get food and medical aid into areas worst hit by Israel’s military offensive, Iran’s official IRNA news agency said.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/israel-army-says-resuming-gaza-attacks-rocket-fire-071612660.html

Obama: Companies like Medtronic ‘renouncing their citizenship’ t – KMSP-TV

The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami. Updated: Saturday, July 26 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:16:45 GMT Normally, our jobs are nowhere near this quiet. We sit on the 7th floor of the United States Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., waiting word from a jury of 10 people who are in a room just down a secured hallway.
Source: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/26123176/obama-companies-like-medtronic-renouncing-their-citizenship-to-avoid-taxes

Michelle Obama complains about money’s influence on politics, then asks for ‘fat check’ | Fox News

taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic. Obama is denouncing “tax inversions” in his weekly radio and Internet address. He says companies are essentially renouncing their citizenship to avoid paying their fair share. Obama says the best way to address the problem is through tax reform that lowers the corporate tax rate. But he says the problem can’t wait. He’s urging lawmakers to join the effort to close the loophole.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-offshore-tax-inversions-unpatriotic-24725161

Obama: Offshore ‘Tax Inversions’ Are Unpatriotic – ABC News

There is something you can do right now today to make a difference and that is to write a big, fat check. I kid you not, she told the crowd of about 150 at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Im going to be honest with you. Thats what we need you to do right now. We need you to write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write. Beyond helping Democrats win in the fall midterms, the money is needed to help President Obama make progress on his political agenda in the final two years of his presidency amid relentless Republican opposition. Its gotten so bad, theyre even trying to block the work that I do on childhood obesity, and thats really saying something, the first lady said.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/27/first-lady-complains-about-money-influence-on-politics-then-asks-for-fat-check/

Stocks Mixed After Data, Earnings – Yahoo Finance

STOCKS FALL, RUSSIA HIT WITH FRESH SANCTIONS: Here’s What You Need To Know – Yahoo Finance

Deutsche’s capital position improved materially as a result of its capital raise and a dearth of negative surprises, and we now think that the bank is close to being fully capitalized. Deutsche’s Common Equity Tier 1 ratio increased to 11.5% from 9.5% in the trailing quarter and its common tangible equity ratio, as we calculate it, increased to 4.3% from 3.7% in the trailing quarter. Foreign Markets European markers were higher on the day. In late trading, the FTSE 100, Paris CAC and Germanys DAX were up 0.3%, 0.5% and 0.6% respectively. Asian shares were also higher today.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-mixed-data-earnings-160000135.html

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index (MXAP) traded at 13.7 times estimated earnings yesterday compared with 16.5 for the Standard & Poors 500 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Of the companies on the Asia-Pacific benchmark gauge that have posted results since the beginning of July and for which Bloomberg has estimates, 60 percent beat earnings expectations. Futures on the S&P 500 fell 0.1 percent today. The U.S. benchmark index closed little changed yesterday as data showing better-than-forecast economic growth was offset by weaker earnings and the Feds decision to keep trimming asset purchases.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-31/asian-stocks-poised-for-third-monthly-gain-after-u-s-gdp.html

Stocks Higher But Little Changed – Yahoo Finance

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Stocks Higher But Little Changed By Myles Udland 1 hour ago 0 shares REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Stocks are higher, but off their best levels from early in the session. The Dow is up 28 points, the S&P 500 is up 2 points, and the Nasdaq is up 15 points.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-lost-early-gains-160938343.html

CANADA STOCKS-Futures indicate lower open ahead of GDP data – Yahoo Finance

September futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.18 percent at 0715 ET. GDP numbers are due at 0830 ET. The economy is expected to grow by 0.3 percent in May, after it came in lower than expected at 0.1 percent in April. The TSX index closed at a record high on Wednesday, boosted by positive U.S. economic data and the Federal Reserve’s commentary on the outlook for monetary policy.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/canada-stocks-futures-indicate-lower-113443287.html

Asian Stocks Poised for Third Monthly Gain After U.S. GDP – Bloomberg

Stocks closed the session mixed, but little changed, as some economic data reported this morning came in mixed, another wave of corporate earnings were reported, and the U.S. and EU announced sanctions against Russian companies. http://www.todayhotstocks.com First, the scoreboard: S&P 500: 1,969.95, -9, (-0.4%) Nasdaq: 4,442.70, -2.2, (-0.05%) And now, the top stories on Tuesday: 1. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for July rose to 90.9 from 85.2 in June, the index’s highest reading since October 2007.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-fall-russia-hit-fresh-200011032.html

Top Etf Stories Of July – Etf News And Commentary – Nasdaq.com

Its relatively accommodative policy can keep the euro down versus the greenback. Japan is pushing down the yen, which is also a boost to the U.S. dollar and UUP. The news has the Portuguese market down more than 2 percent, and PGAL is set to open lower on the news.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/portuguese-argentine-etfs-under-pressure-131349752.html

Portuguese and Argentine ETFs Under Pressure – Yahoo Finance

Russia ETFs Swoon by More Sanctions Russian equity markets have been hit badly again this month thanks to fresh Western sanctions and the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet near the Russian/Ukrainian border that has intensified tensions in the country (read: Russian Sanctions and Malaysian Plane Crash Put These ETFs in Focus ). The terrible trading has also been felt in the ETF world targeting Russia with Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF ( RSXJ ) plunging the most by double digits. These products have a Zacks ETF Rank of 4 or ‘Sell’ rating, suggesting continued underperformance in the coming months. Investors should note that Russia has been in the limelight since the start of the year following its annexation of Crimea and its deteriorating relationship with the West.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/top-etf-stories-of-july-etf-news-and-commentary-cm375553

ETF Preview: Broad Market ETFs Decline in Line With Stock Futures – NASDAQ.com

If, at any time, you are interested in reverting to our default settings, please select Default Setting above. If you have any questions or encounter any issues in changing your default settings, please email isfeedback@nasdaq.com . Please confirm your selection: You have selected to change your default setting for the Quote Search. This will now be your default target page; unless you change your configuration again, or you delete your cookies.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-broad-market-etfs-decline-in-line-with-stock-futures-cm374958

FXI: Large Inflows Detected at ETF – NASDAQ.com

The tech-heavy index should once again show relative strength after Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) reported earnings last night that beat estimates. The stock is up over 20 percent in pre-market trading. Big economic numbers are set to move the market today, particularly second quarter GDP and the ADP jobs report. GDP came in much stronger than expected, but the jobs report, while good, was disappointing. There is also the end of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meeting and a statement from Janet Yellen that will undoubtedly have an affect on stock prices.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gdp-jobs-drive-index-etf-141106110.html

GDP And Jobs Drive Index ETF, While Twitter Juices A Social Media One – Yahoo Finance

The chart below shows the one year price performance of FXI, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, FXI’s low point in its 52 week range is $32.58 per share, with $41.30 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $40.84. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) visit website or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/fxi-large-inflows-detected-at-etf-cm375408

Obama Visits Seattle To Raise Political Cash – Seattlepi.com

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last week, the eruption of war in Gaza between Israelis and Palestinians, and the humanitarian crisis caused by the influx of Central American minors seeking to cross the border has put a strain on the White House. Even on the road, the troubles abroad were not far from the president. While aboard Air Force One in route to Seattle he placed a call to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to discuss evidence that Russia continues to send weapons and fighters into Ukraine. The Malaysian airline flight originated in Amsterdam, and many of the deaths were Dutch citizens. View gallery President Barack Obama reaches into a crowd on his arrival Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Seattle.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-fundraising-trip-west-coast-223736426–politics.html

President Barack Obama arrived at King County International Airport for a fundraising visit on July 22, 2014. Photo: JOSHUA BESSEX, SEATTLEPI.COM People take photos of Air Force One from inside the airport…. President Barack Obama’s convoy arrives as he prepares to depart Seattle. President Barack Obama arrived at King County International Airport for a fundraising visit on July 22, 2014. Photo: JOSHUA BESSEX, SEATTLEPI.COM President Barack Obama’s convoy arrives as he prepares to depart… President Barack Obama’s convoy arrives as he prepares to depart Seattle.
Source: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/connelly/article/Obama-on-the-political-money-trail-briefed-by-5639037.php

Malaysia Airlines: Kerry lashes out at Russia – CNN.com

Bodies kept in refrigerated train cars After preventing international observers from accessing the site, there were small signs of improvement Sunday. “Today was a better day for sure,” said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s monitoring team in Ukraine. “We were able to spend quite a bit of time out at the different crash sites.” But it was still far from a well-organized investigation scene, and the area remained under the control of pro-Russia rebels. Dutch PM demands access to MH17 scene OSCE: Bodies decomposing at crash site Mourners attend a memorial service on July 20, 2014, in Eynesbury, Australia, for a family of five killed in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster. The United States says a surface-to-air missile took down the Boeing 777 on Thursday as it was flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, killing all 298 people aboard. Ukrainian officials have accused pro-Russian rebels of downing the jet, but Russia blames Ukraine’s recent military operations against the rebels.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/21/world/europe/ukraine-malaysia-airlines-crash/index.html

Obama’s veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline – Yahoo News

Obama’s action came on the heels of the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some closely held private businesses to opt out of the federal health care law’s requirement thatcontraceptioncoverage be provided to workers at no extra charge. Obama advisers said that ruling has no impact on non-discrimination policies in federal hiring and contracting. Obama said 18 states and more than 200 local governments already ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, as well as a majority of Fortune 500 companies. But he noted that more states allow same-sex marriage than prohibit gay discrimination in hiring. “It’s not just twitter about doing the right thing, it’s also about attracting and retaining the best talent,” Obama said. The change for federal contracting will affect some 24,000 companies with 28 million workers, or one-fifth of the US workforce.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0722/Obama-grants-gay-and-transgender-employees-US-bias-protection

Obama grants gay and transgender employees US bias protection – CSMonitor.com

He also told senators he would give them his cellphone number and encouraged them to use it, adding that as P&G’s CEO, his phone was turned on “24 hours a day.” McDonald, 61, was nominated to replace Eric Shinseki, who resigned as VA secretary in late May amid a scandal over the coverup of delays in scheduling medical appointments at dozens of VA hospitals and clinics across the country. In Phoenix, doctors have said that some 40 veterans died as their names languished on secret waiting lists while officials misrepresented wait-time data to meet targets for bonus compensation. Shinseki, a retired four-star Army general, had said that he had not been made aware of the wait-time problems until the scandal boiled over in the media this year, amid dozens of investigations by the VA inspector general. Asked how he would avoid the same situation, McDonald said he would get out of the executive suite and visit many of the department’s 1,700 facilities to help improve their communication with the Washington head office. “You don’t want people in your community lying.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-veterans-agency-nominee-vows-corporate-style-discipline-231221619–finance.html

Obama Learns Of Pearl Harbor – Your Houston News: Opinion

Obama and immigration: Mixed record and high expectations; complicated history with issue | Star Tribune

Those votes sent a powerful signal to the world: Americans are united in confronting this danger. That Americans are united reference may be more aspirational than firmly actual, however. A Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this month showed that while Americans support Obama’s campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group. “People see air strikes as surgical. They think we are able to go in and do something that affects in a negative way this horrible group of people and we are able to extract ourselves with only a very low risk to American lives,” said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark. “There’s absolutely no appetite for re-engagement in that region in any prolonged way. http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net American boots on the ground of which there have been increasing numbers in Iraq in recent weeks seem to be the defining line for political support.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-vs-isis-remind-bush-coalition-willing-iraq-203914099.html

Obamadale: Secret weapon that may save Iowa Democrats? – CNN.com

I think we should do a study first. Sir, you must project resolve and decisiveness to the world. You must show that America is strong that we didnt ask for this fight, but we will not shy from it. Nobodys shying from anything. Im just thinking we should establish a committee to debate this war thing before we do anything drastic. With all due respect, sir, the majority of Americans dont think you have been doing a very good job as commander in chief. They worry that you are disengaged, indecisive and that dictators do not fear you. After all, you do have a habit of not following through on threats you make to the worlds bad guys. How dare you question my leadership abilities?
Source: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/opinion/obama-learns-of-pearl-harbor/article_31e0d475-db93-557f-8c5c-02f95ec954ba.html

UN Session: ISIS, Ebola, Rookies and No-Shows – ABC News

The growing threat of the Sunni Islamic State group will dominate the floor during the general debate and on the sidelines. Behind closed doors President Obama hopes to recruit more allies to join the roster of the U.S.-led coalition. For the first time since 2009, Obama will chair a session on ISIS Wednesday afternoon, urging the Security Council to pass a resolution aimed at cracking down on foreign fighters headed for Syria and Iraq. Together, we will address the horrendous violence in Syria and Iraq, where conflict and governance failures have provided a breeding ground for extremist groups, said the secretary general. I welcome the growing international consensus to act against this serious threat to global and regional peace and security, he added.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/09/un-session-isis-ebola-rookies-and-no-shows/

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Close The Associated Press There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was one of the first times Obama could have used the power of his office to help defer the removal of immigrants who were in the United States illegally.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-immigration-high-hopes-mixed-record-25667435

Obama and Immigration: High Hopes, a Mixed Record – ABC News

Whether his support for a labor-backed change to the legislation contributed to the bill’s demise remains a point of debate. During the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign, Obama took the side of pro-immigrant forces in supporting driver’s licenses for immigrants living illegally in the United States. That stand distinguished him from Hillary Rodham Clinton, who opposed them. Obama galvanized Latino voters with promises to take up an immigration overhaul during his presidency’s first year. But once in office, he backed off to deal with the recession and launch a health care overhaul. Under his watch, deportation numbers began to rise.
Source: http://www.startribune.com/politics/275971031.html

Events and GOTV pushes are usually coordinated on Obamadale’s Facebook group, or by phone or text. People pitch in when and where they can. “Some people don’t like to call or canvass, but are more than willing to do postcard writing,” said Tammy Keiter, a program manager at the Polk County Public Health Administration. John Judge, a mustachioed human resources director who has lived in Beaverdale for 26 years, said that his wife, also a Democrat, “was reluctant to be a part of it, but she got involved because she liked the people.” Everybody’s talking about… that? Harkin: ‘It’s a shame’ “We have her doing data now,” he said.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/22/politics/obamadale-save-democrats/index.html