First there is the record low polls of his popularity. Then Nancy Pelosi admitted that there is no chance that the Democrats can retake the House and other reports that the GOP could not only gain seats in the House but retake the Senate. However, nothing likely prepared President Barack Obama. His controversial use of […]
HMM: Alberto Gonzales backing Obama on executive power to impose amnesty?
by Dish Staff Republicans are making somewhat incoherent political hay out of Obama’s decision to carry out air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq, arguing on the one hand that his objectives are too broad and on the other that they’re too narrow. But on the third hand – and you don’t read this very […]
Ed Krayewski’s not so sure Obama’s decision to re-intervene in Iraq is a good idea, but he’s positive that intervening without Congress’s formal sanction is a bad idea: As a murderous regime intent on dragging the Middle East back into the Dark Ages makes advances in the region, it’s worth remembering how governments there have […]
A few days after defending his aggressive use of executive power, President Obama showed he means it by authorizing humanitarian aid to Iraq and targeted airstrikes of ISIL militants there "if necessary." Apparently he Pentagon thought they were: U.S. Show More Summary
Douthat fears an imminent Obama power grab on immigration. In response, Greg Sargent talks to experts about the limits of executive power. Here’s an important point by attorney David Leopold, “former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and immigration reform advocate who has consulted with the White House on immigration law”: Though many argue […]
During a press conference on Wednesday, President Obama defended his aggressive use of executive power. "The American people don't want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs and waiting for Congress to get something done," Obama...Show More Summary
Wednesday at a press conference marking the end of the U.S. Africa Leadership Summit, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl asked President Barack Obama whether he would use his executive power to grant work permits for millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States. Show More Summary
AP President Barack Obama defended his use of executive power as a means to bypass gridlock in Congress during a press conference at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Wednesday. "The American people don't want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs and waiting for Congress to get something done," Obama said. Show More Summary
President Obama held a press conference today and one of the first questions he got was from ABC's Jonathan Karl. Karl brought up Obama's concerns about executive power under his predecessor and asked, "Has Congress' inability to do anything significant given you a green light to push the limits of executive power?"
President Obama is preparing to take bold action, by the end of the summer, if Congress does not begin to make progress on changes to the United State’s immigration policies. Legal experts and activists are watching President Obama’s actions closely as he treads the outer limits of his executive powers in an effort to coerce
By the end of the summer, President Barack Obama will make what some activists and legal experts say could be the "boldest move" of his presidency as he prepares to move without Congress on immigration reform. The coming executive actions to change immigration policy could become the defining moment in a second term marred by congressional gridlock. Show More Summary
Sunday on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," Fox News Channel "On the Record" host Greta Van Susteren criticized the possibility that reportedly President Barack Obama will use his executive power to grant amnesty to up to 6 million illegally immigrants currently residing inside the United States. Show More Summary
Ahead of an expected lawsuit from the House of Representatives, Attorney General Eric Holder defended President Obama’s use of executive power and said it was a fraction of what other Presidents have done. Speaking to TIME on Tuesday, Holder said Obama had used executive orders far less than Teddy Roosevelt, and said that the Justice…
It's almost sad that Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) has to note this. House Republicans can't sue President Obama for overusing his executive powers and then ask him the next day to act unilaterally to solve the border problem with executive orders. After pulling their own bill yesterday in the face of conservative opposition, House leaders elected to pass a symbolic bill and leave town.
The push to grant amnesty for millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S. has officially kicked off, as DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has now said that Presidente Obama should use his executive powers to give work permits to those illegals. Show More Summary
I have received a fair number of emails over the debate last week featuring my views on executive power on the Senate floor. The debate concerned the growing fight over immigration and I have been asked by journalists if I believe that the President is also violating the Separation of Powers with the suggestion of […]
A new CNN poll finds that a majority of Americans oppose impeaching Obama by 65-33, and oppose the House GOP lawsuit against the president by 57-41. A majority disagree by 52-45 that he’s gone too far in expanding executive power. You’ll be shocked to hear that only Republicans and conservatives support both impeaching the president […]
The American Family Association can't believe the President would do something fully within his executive power to fulfill a commitment that he has always professed to having. So since they could not defeat him and his promises in either of...
President Barack Obama has been pushed for years by gay activists to ban contractors with the federal government from discriminating against gay and transgender employees through the use of his executive power. They finally got heir wish this week. Show More Summary