He literally makes mockery of the Constitution. He is in fact trying to "fix things" -- elections, for example. His latest unilateral rewrite of American law is so transparently a purely political one that even left-leaning media says so. From...
Yesterday’s hearing on legislative and executive powers before the Judiciary Committee has generally a great deal of media and blog discussion. However, one of the more curious takes was written by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post. Entitled “Activism on the Court? GOP Wants To Be The Judge,” the article portrays the hearing as a […]
The Washington Free Beacon: Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, testified that the expansion of executive power is happening so fast that America is at a “constitutional tipping point.” “My view [is] that the president, has in fact, exceeded his authority in a way that is creating a destabilizing […]
WASHINGTON — Republicans are unhappy that President Obama is invoking his executive powers to govern in the face of a do-nothing-in-2014 House of Representatives. To hear them talk, you would think our chief executive is modeling himself on the late Hugo Chavez and wants to seize dictatorial control. This, of course, is nonsense. In fact, [...]
In the past week, we've seen President Obama begin to deliver on his State of the Union promise to use his executive power to address the challenges presented by climate change. As Peter Baker and Coral Davenport reported in the NewShow More Summary
After Republicans worked hard to bolster presidential power, some of them now complain that President Obama is using it, an economist writes.
Finally proving right all those who have accused him of a wanton abuse of executive power, President Obama recently asked HBO CEO Richard Plepler to hand over advance copies of True Detective and the fourth season of Game Of Thrones—the...Show More Summary
President Obama's aggressive use of administrative power has drawn GOP fire.
Memories. “Obama in 2008: ‘I Intend to Reverse’ Executive Power Grabs, Go Through Congress.” I bet you remember when Democrats said, “It’s the law of the land!” It’s more day to day now: “A leading credit rating agency is panning two proposed changes to ObamaCare’s implementation as negative for health insurance companies. Moody’s Investors Service […]
“I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that were facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not goShow More Summary
When Barack Obama campaigned for president in 2008, he criticized President George W. Bush for bringing “more and more power into the executive branch,” rather than working with Congress to meet his legislative goals: I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that we’re facing right now […]
As you may recall, we tend to reserve the "pure gold" descriptor for uniquely egregious instances of Obama hypocrisy. This one...
We all know that Obama has been abusing his power as President, trying to push his policies on Americans through backdoor means and subverting the legislative process, but what did Obama think of the penchant of presidents to extend executive power when he ran for president in 2008? Well he was against it for George W. Show More Summary
"I am astonished by the degree of passivity in Congress, particularly by Democrats."
President Obama has been making a heavy pitch for increasing the minimum wage, even going so far as to use his executive power to mandate a $10.10/hour minimum wage for federal contractors, but data compiled and presented by the White House itself undermines many of the President’s claims. Show More Summary
Emily Miller: President Obama is using every executive power in his arsenal to infringe on Second Amendment rights. His latest maneuver is to nominate a rabidly anti-gun doctor to be the next U.S. surgeon general. Dr. Vivek Murthy is facing Senate approval in upcoming weeks. Dr. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of Doctors […]
'Lawless.' 'Menacing.' 'Unprecedented.' That's how detractors have described Obama's pen-and-phone strategy to promote his legislative agenda in the absence of Congressional action. While the rhetoric is ferocious, the data paint a decidedly softer picture of Obama's use of executive power. For starters, Obama has been much more reluctant to rely on executive orders than any […]
Washington (CNN) – Continuing his push to use executive powers as a way of advancing his agenda, President Barack Obama will announce Thursday a new effort to help improve the lives of young African-American males. A White House official said the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative would partner government with businesses to “make sure that every […]
On his blog, Posner clarifies an earlier post on Noel Canning in response to Will Baude and posts a graph showing the ratio of federal employees to legislative employees.
Listen, strange people lying in ponds distributing deer is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some aquatic ungulate ceremony! Fawn rescued by boy from flood waters, via Reddit.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Hoofers, ResQte