PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama curbs ambition this time - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - In this May 3, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office as he arrives to speak at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Despite a relentless workload ahead, President Barack Obama is lighter on his feet in one sense as he opens his second term. Gone are the hundreds of promises of the past. He’s toting carry-ons instead of heavy cargo this time. Failing to achieve a promised first-term overhaul of immigration law, Obama took stopgap executive action to help as many as 1.7 million younger illegal immigrants stay in the country, and now, after an election marked by Hispanic clout, finds the political landscape more amenable to trying again. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)