Obama: won't wait for legislation to advance 2014 priorities

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Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:23 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would not wait for Congress to pass legislation to advance his policy priorities this year and said he was "getting close" to finishing a review of U.S. surveillance practices to be unveiled on Friday.

Obama, speaking to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House, listed goals for 2014 including immigration reform and getting the economy to improve faster.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by James Dalgleish)