His agenda stalled and his popularity sinking as a result, President Obama is hoping for more than just his own re-election next year. He's wishing that the Democrats can take back the House and return Nancy Pelosi as House speaker.
While he was addressing immigration policy in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 34th Annual Awards Gala Wednesday night, having Pelosi back would certainly reignite his plans and help his legacy.
"We need an immigration policy that works," said the president. "I wish I had a magic wand and could make this all happen on my own. There are times where—until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again—I'd like to work my way around Congress," he said to applause.
Then while pushing his American Dream Act to provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal alien-students, he added: " I know Nancy Pelosi is ready to act."
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