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The president has been using the same joke-plea for compromise for years.
Top aide lays out plan to promote Obama's order beyond Las Vegas speech.
By issuing his sweeping order on immigration, the president has decided to view political failure as a mandate for pushing through Democratic priorities.
The president announced major action on immigration in an address from the White House Thursday night.
Plan will grant some, but not all, of what immigrant activist groups had been seeking.
For political and demographic reasons, Nevada is a fitting stage for the president's big gamble.
The president has issued only two vetoes in six years, but he's likely to issue a lot more in his final two years.