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Jeff Flake

OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a long and tough fight, Obama said, and he had taken some beatings — even from supporters who "whupped on me good."

He believed his policies would prevail, according to participants in the meeting, but said it was now up to voters and the next president to take up the baton.

And with that, Obama delivered his version of a concession speech on a fight that has frustrated him like few others, roiled the...

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