The history textbook entry on President Obama should probably include these unflattering facts.

While Congress is hard at work setting the galactic record for sustained inaction, President Obama is flubbing a huge opportunity to fix one of America's longest-churning crises.


FACT CHECK TIME! At one point, this video makes the claim that President Obama has deported more people than almost all previous presidents combined. We think that kind of statement requires some clarification: While by our count as of the end 2013 he's topped the totals of every other individual president since 1892, he's yet to eclipse President Bush's eight-year total of 2 million deportations. However, with time left in his presidency, and without a radical shift in his deportation policy, the smart money is on him living up to his nickname in some circles as Deporter-in-Chief.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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