The "crisis" appears to be shrinking: 85 percent of the 57,000 child migrants have now been placed with parents, other family members or sponsors living in the United States.
The nation's oldest, largest, and most widely known civil rights organization convened to address the need to push back against voter suppression and other significant topics.
The arrival in South Texas alone of over 50,000 child refugees without immigration papers has been seized on by Republicans to block immigration reform.
The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.
"While Congress has spent billions on wars and conflicts over the past few years, not enough has been spent to care for service members returning from them."
The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism.
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
"Ohioans deserve responsible budgeting that will provide more support for higher education and reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for our students."
The labor-backed campaign to raise the minimum wage resumed as the "Raise The Wage" bus headed for more states, while Maryland became the second state to enact a multi-year hike of the wage to $10.10 an hour.
GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors.