Me and Jay Lake at the Nebula Mass Signing yesterday. I taste of executive power. For another few weeks, anyway. Picture borrowed from jay’s site, here.
We know the President of the United States has some executive powers, but a new Saints Row 4 trailer takes that phrase to a whole new level of absurd, as this commander in chief kicks butt without taking names of some alien invaders....Show More Summary
Yes, that's the President of the United States of America, kicking a guy in the nuts and punching an innocent-seeming woman into a car. Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him. Read more...
In an interview with AlterNet this past week, America's most well-known left-wing intellectual slammed President Obama for his inexplicable "attacks" on civil liberties in the forms of various laws expanding upon the executive powers set forth by President George W. Bush.
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) last week reintroduced three bills that he said were needed to limit presidential power and to restore the proper constitutional balance among the three branches of government. The first bill (S.875) would instruct courts not to rely on a presidential signing statement when interpreting the meaning of any statute. (Similar legislation [...]Show More Summary
Stefano Micossi, 15 April 2013 The Eurozone crisis has produced rapid institutional change: executive powers over national economic policies have been shifted to the EU. This column introduces a new CEPR Policy Insight that analyses the changes and shifts of power among the EU
Max Boot is annoyed that the U.S. isn’t meddling even more in …
The Hill: President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control. The president has used his executive powers to bolster the national background check system, jumpstart government research on the causes of gun violence and create a million-dollar ad campaign aimed at safe gun ownership. The executive steps will give federal law enforcement officials access [...]
Unable to push his gun control plans through Congress, Barack Obama is using his executive powers to strengthen background checks. The Hill reported: President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control. The president has used his executive powers to … Continue reading ?
President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control with research on gun violence and ads promoting safe ownership. Read more...
President Barack Obama will designate five new national monuments in a closed signing ceremony at the White House Monday. The monuments are: the Río Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico; First State National Monument in Delaware; Harriet Tubman...
President Obama "came into office four years ago skeptical of pushing the power of the White House to the limit, especially if it appeared to be circumventing Congress," McClatchy reports. "Now, as he launches his second term, ObamaShow More Summary
Back in 2007, when he was running for president, Barack Obama criticized George W. Bush's expansive vision of executive power, saying, "I reject the view that the president may do whatever he deems necessary to protect national security."...Show More Summary
President Obama will use NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act, signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970, as a way to fulfill his State of the Union pledge to use executive power to address climate change when Congress fails to act.
Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-TX) forced a long overdue conversation in Washington about checks and balances on executive power. Yet few observers recognize the ultimate importance of his actions, or why the Senate’s confirmation of the new CIA director remained premature.
(David Bernstein) In a week filled with news of threats of nuclear war from North Korea, the death of Latin American tyrants, scary assertions of executive power to execute Americans without due process, not to mention highly impertinent questions asked of prominent law professors, here is some lighter news–my son at four months with his evil twin.
For two things, basically: for insisting that utterly unchecked executive power be confronted where the Founders meant it to be: in the Congress. After Eric Holder’s pathetic, insulting, incoherent and downright stupid letter, the only option was to grind Brennan’s nomination to a halt. On a matter like the president’s insistence that he have the [...]
Sen. Rand Paul and allied senators ended a filibuster blocking a vote on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA after almost 13 hours. The filibuster drew wide attention to due process, executive power and extra-legal assassination — issues that rarely grace the Senate. Show More Summary
Because I consider myself a peer progressive who believes in some role for government and the existence of market failures, I usually don’t agree with Senator Rand Paul. But I strongly support the basis of his filibuster of John Brennan’s...Show More Summary
While I share concerns about Obama’s assertions of executive power, let’s remember that a Vice President once gave an order to kill dozens of completely innocent Americans on American soil, and we all supported him. On 9/11, Dick Cheney gave an order to shoot down Flight 93. It was clear that everyone on the plane [...]