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5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - November 21, 2014

2 days agoOdd : Happy Place

1. Republicans: Obama Must Be Punished For Improving Lives Of Four Million Human Beings Congressional Republicans are extremely angry with President Obama for using his executive powers to unilaterally overhaul immigration in the United...Show More Summary

America's Immigration Nightmare Continues

Howard W. Foster Immigration, Domestic Politics, United States I disagree with the president’s use of executive power to protect illegal immigrants who have openly defied our laws for years. But he’s right to say that our immigration policy is “broken” and we have “de facto amnesty.” Neither party wants to deport them. Show More Summary

House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Law

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The legal action focuses on the use of executive powers and on how the administration has handled the Affordable Care Act.

G.O.P. Lawsuit Claims Overreach on Affordable Care Act

The action focuses on the use of executive powers and on how the administration has handled the Affordable Care Act.

Reagan, Bush 41 Used Executive Power on Amnesty

Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration -- and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. Show More Summary

LGBT Groups Disappointed With President Obama's Plan For Immigration Reform

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from Lambda Legal: While we praise President Obama’s efforts to do what is in his executive power to improve immigration, we are deeply disappointed that his plan unfairly excludes many members of the LGBT community. Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today: November 21, 2014

1. Obama details his immigration reform ordersPresident Obama announced Thursday that he was using his executive powers to unilaterally impose immigration reform despite gridlock over the issue in Congress. In a primetime address, Obama...Show More Summary

On immigration, Obama goes it alone

After years of debate and division, President Obama announced Thursday that he would use his executive powers to revamp the nation's immigration system. But wait, you say, isn't that Congress' responsibility? Well, yes, it is, and if Congress had done its job, the nation wouldn't be at this...

Libertarian Law Prof: Obama Immigration Order 'Probably Not Illegal,' But Still Sets Bad Precedent on Executive Power

3 days agoNews : Reason

Writing at the Volokh Conspiracy, libertarian George Mason University law professor David Bernstein makes the case against President Barack Obama's forthcoming unilateral executive action on immigration: Immigration reform is one of the few issues on which I generally agree with the Obama Administration. Show More Summary

24 Times the Internet Crowned Obama Emperor

The internet has long been fascinated by the idea of President Obama as a king or an emperor based on his aggressive use of executive power. It's a common criticism for American presidents; cartoonists once portrayed Andrew Jackson as a king, and there are still multiple photoshopped images of President George W. Show More Summary

Morning Bits

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responds to executive power grab: “This president went from once talking about the audacity of hope to the audacity of the power grab. In our form of government, the Congress has the legal authority to pass legislation, the president of the United States can either sign it into law or he […]

Jonathan Turley Will Represent House of Representatives in Lawsuit Against Obama's Executive Lawbreaking

Zealous advocate. As many on this blog are aware, I have previously testified, written, and litigated in opposition to the rise of executive power and the countervailing decline in congressional power in our tripartite system. I have also spent years...

TURLEY AGREES TO SERVE AS LEAD COUNSEL FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

As many on this blog are aware, I have previously testified, written, and litigated in opposition to the rise of executive power and the countervailing decline in congressional power in our tripartite system. I have also spent years encouraging Congress, under both Democratic and Republican presidents, to more actively defend its authority, including seeking judicial […]

GOP threatens to block Loretta Lynch over executive power they demanded for lame-duck Bush

A growing number of Republican senators are suggesting they will block the nomination of Loretta Lynch over the issue of “executive amnesty.” If so, then no choice President Obama might make for attorney general could possibly be confirmed by the new GOP-controlled Senate. Show More Summary

McConnell to Obama: You Have the Government You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

According to the Huffington Post, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is "very disturbed" by President Barack Obama's recent exercise of his executive powers, including the President's recent "deal" with China on climateShow More Summary

McConnell to Obama: You Have the Government You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had.

According to the Huffington Post, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is “very disturbed” by President Barack Obama’s recent exercise of his executive powers, including the President’s recent “deal” with China on climate change, his intentions to move forward on his own on immigration and his suggestion that “the Internet should be regulated like a [...]Show More Summary

Steyn: Obama Lame-Duck Immigration Push Is Flipping the Finger to Voters

Tuesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," conservative commentator Mark Steyn, author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn,” pointed out that President Barack Obama's threat to use his executive power to pass a sweeping amnesty for...Show More Summary

Obama Defends Plan to Act on Immigration

President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast on Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act. Obama told congressional leaders on Friday...Show More Summary

Obama defends plan to implement immigration reforms: CBS interview

last weekNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast on Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act. Obama told congressional leaders on Friday he would try to ease some...

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