Obama ‘Confident’ on Immigration Reform

What does the president really think? An off-the-record interview forThe Des Moines Register gave him a chance to say it, and on Wednesday, the president agreed it could be published. In the interview, Obama says he’s confident immigration reform will be completed next year because Republicans will be interested in the growing Latino vote. “And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt,” he said. “Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.” He also said he expects a bipartisan agreement over budget cuts and corporate tax reform in a second term.