More than most of my colleagues on The Times' editorial board, I sympathize with the Republicans in Congress who complain about President Obama's expansive use of executive power. I don't always agree, but I see why they complain when the administration ignores a statutory deadline (as it has done...
He'll chair a task force to challenge the president's executive power. The post The GOP Picked The Worst Lawmaker Possible To Chair A Task Force On Immigration appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to pull an end run around Democratic lawmakers, signing an order that directs the state's economic development agency to work with a not-for-profit corporation the administration formed to recruit businesses to Illinois on the state's...
I’ve been quite hard on President Obama for his abuse of executive power – and will soon file another brief in the 26-state challenge to his immigration action – but there are certainly things that he or any president can do to protect and secure our liberty without violating the Constitution. Show More Summary
James Madison may be best remembered as the father of the constitution, but he was also the nation's first wartime president—and, as such, was the first to wrestle with how to use executive power in the Oval Office during a major national security crisis. For the fourth episode of the Presidential podcast, we spoke with Madison […]
Cue the Republican freakout. President Barack Obama announced Monday evening that he is using his executive power to end solitary confinement for youth incarcerated in federal prisons, adding heft to growing nationwide movements against a practice many consider torture. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) really doesn't like idea that President Barack Obama could use executive power to make more corporations disclose campaign spending. According to reports Wednesday, the White...Show More Summary
When it comes to ignoring the separation of powers and the Constitution’s limits on executive power, gun control isn’t the only playing field the Obama administration has tried to redraw.
Morning headlines: Trump, Clinton still leading in weekly tracking poll, Obama eyes 'audacious' use of executive power, search for missing Marines continues.
If he really wants the job, Presidential hopeful Donald Trump should probably figure out what the office can and can’t do. Trump showcased his continuing delusion of ultimate executive power to do everything ever at a speech at Liberty University today. Show More Summary
In the wake of calls for his arrest after lead poisoning struck thousands in the city of Flint, Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder utilized his executive powers today to create an interagency coordinating committee to help solve the crisis. Show More Summary
When it comes to enthusiasts of unaccountable presidential power, it's generally hard to find anyone more willing to shake the pompoms for an unrestrained executive branch overriding the depleted engine of checks and balances than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo. Show More Summary
As deadly gun violence continues, US president's use of executive powers for greater control takes the political stage.
As President Obama searches for ways to use his executive power to reduce gun violence, we can only hope he is feeling feisty enough to push to the limits of the law. Guns kills more than 30,000 Americans each year, about two-thirds of them suicides, a sickening tally that the Islamic State will never be [...]Show More Summary
In 1995, 12-year-old Craig Kielburger was flipping through the Toronto Star looking for comics when he came across an article about the murder of Iqbal Masih, a Pakistani child labor activist who was also 12. Upset by this story, Kielburger... Continue Reading ?
US President Obama is expected to use his executive powers on Monday to increase regulations for the purchase of firearms, and many have flocked to gun shows this weekend, unreasonably fearing that it may be their last chance to buy a firearm.
Texas governor Greg Abbott had choice words for President Obama and his plan to use executive power to expand gun safety laws: "Obama wants to impose more gun control. My...
Next week, President Obama will move forward with an effort to institute new gun control measures via executive action, according to the Washington Post and numerous other news organizations. The plan for at least a half-dozen measures, which will seek to tighten existing gun laws, still needs to be finalized with... More »
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cited Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler to defend his controversial push to expand the powers of the presidency, local media reported on Friday. Erdogan, the strongman of Turkish politics for more than a decade, is seeking a new constitution to transform his...
ISTANBUL, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who is pushing for executive powers, cites Hitler's Germany as an example of an effective presidential system, in comments broadcast by Turkish media on Friday. Erdogan wants...Show More Summary