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Executive power means Donald Trump can classify or declassify memos that may implicate him.
In a 2016 radio interview, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said Donald Trump would “take, I think, unapologetic steps to use executive power to confront Congress in a way that is truly unconstitutional.” Said Pruitt: “I believe that Donald Trump in [...]
On "Meet the Press" this morning, Chuck Todd asked Senator Joe Manchin (Democrat of West Virginia) whether he was concerned about the report that Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Manchin said:Chuck, here's the...Show More Summary
At year’s end, President Trump repeatedly boasted of his “legislative approvals,” claiming to have broken “a record long held” by Harry Truman: “And we beat him on legislative approvals, for which I get no credit.” That might have been because just 97 laws were enacted in 2017. All recent presidents, in their first year of […]
The US president prominently abandoned the Paris Climate Agreement and used his executive power to dismantle existing environmental regulations in the US.
The pro-life movement today has much to be proud of. Fourteen months ago, we elected a staunchly pro-life President who has already made purposeful use of his executive power, in every way he legally could, to protect life and to reverse the funding and promotion of abortion. In that same election, we were successful in […]
California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu is just plain nuts. He actually told his followers on Twitter (yes, there are those that follow this nutcase) to support his legislation to prevent
When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherf—r in the room, accept no substitutes. – Ordell Robbie I have an admission to make: while I love a well executed power sweep or double-A gap blitz, and I’m a sucker for a shallow cross thrown that hits the receiver on the run or a well […]
While he gets high marks for using his executive power to enact policy changes, by most measures, he is not doing well.
The gulf between President Trump’s White House and Congress seems to be expanding as some senators express grave concern about the way in which tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are escalating. Three Democratic senators on Wednesday...Show More Summary
You sometimes hear it asked whether the framers would have approved of executive actions like Trump’s willful sabotage of the ACA. The answer is “probably not.” But the problem is that the rest of their Constitution created a sclerotic legislature largely insulated from democratic accountability, making it inevitable that executive action will fill the vacuum: […]
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich, Reihan, Charlie, and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss heathcare, the Iran deal decertification, and more! You can subscribe to The Editors on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn. You can also download this episode here. The Editors: Executive Power
David Harsanyi has a nice post at The Federalist about the way that Donald Trump has tended to limit executive power: Say what you will about Donald Trump — and there’s plenty to say — he may be the first president in memory to actively limit his own branch’s power. Though far from perfect, on […]
Trump is using his executive power to collapse Obamacare, which could have a widespread impact beyond the marketplaces.
Democracy is under attack in Poland, and in other countries as well. For several months, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has pushed for new limits on judicial independence that would greatly expand the party’s power. Poles pushed back with mass street protests in July, and the European Union threatened to suspend Poland’s E.U. […]
As President Donald Trump wields his executive power to roll back portions of Obamacare, a new lawsuit seeks to force his administration to detail why it delayed penalizing drug makers for overcharging for certain prescriptions....
Like his predecessor, President Trump has grown frustrated with Congress and as a result has turned to executive power to advance a stalled agenda.
Libertarian moment. The post Rand Paul: I’m pretty stoked over an upcoming unconstitutional exercise of executive power appeared first on Hot Air.
(Steven Hayward) Sure enough, more than 20 protestors turned up at my panel late yesterday afternoon about checks on abuses of executive power that also featured John Yoo. Their protest consisted of standing up when John took the podium and turning their back. Show More Summary