Tuesday in politics: Obama talks immigration in Vegas, and more

Joel Roberts
The Ticket

Immigration remains at the top of the Washington agenda Tuesday, as President Obama travels to Las Vegas to rally public support for his proposals for reforming the nation's immigration system.

The president will deliver remarks in a campaign-style event this afternoon at Del Sol High School.

White House officials said Obama would largely endorse an immigration blueprint announced Monday by a bipartisan group of senators, though the president's plan was expected to be more progressive and include a faster pathway to citizenship for millions of people already in the U.S. illegally.

Also Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets to consider Obama's nomination of John Kerry to be secretary of state. Kerry is expected to win overwhelming approval from the panel, which he currently chairs.

Meanwhile, the outgoing secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, hosts a "Global Townterview," in which she will take questions from young people around the world via satellite, Twitter, Facebook, and Skype. Clinton's last day in office is Friday.

And then there is this: Today is the 170th birthday of William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States. McKinley, who was born in 1843, served from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. It's also the 59th birthday of media mogul/Obama friend Oprah Winfrey.