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CA attorney general: The Trump administration is 'in denial' about its executive powers

California's top cop had some terse words for the Trump administration hours after an appeals court blocked its attempt to financially penalize "sanctuary cities." California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded to a statement from...Show More Summary

'Massive Electoral Fraud' in Turkey's Referendum

Reports find followers of Tayyip Erdogan rigged vote to give president sweeping executive powers. A Turkish election analyst wrote a private email describing “massive electoral fraud” in Turkey’s referendum yesterday. It is no surprise that followers of President Tayyip Erdogan rigged the vote. Show More Summary

What Have We Done: Executive Power, Drones, and Trump?

Now that Trump has the U.S. military at his disposal, raids and Tomahawk cruise missiles are only the beginning. The news is rife with President Trump’s threatened and actual military misadventures: in Syria, Yemen, and North Korea. But these military actions take on a new gravity considering the vast and secret powers Trump inherited. Show More Summary

Hilarious: NOW You’re Worried About Executive Power? [VIDEO]

"I guess everyone goes through phases in life, and I'm in the 'let's limit the powers of the executive branch' phase of mine." The post Hilarious: NOW You’re Worried About Executive Power? [VIDEO] appeared first on RedState.

Mixing Politics And Sports: Turkish Soccer Campaigns For President Erdogan

By James M. Dorsey Turkish soccer executives campaigned this month for major constitutional change that would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan far reaching executive powers. The Turkish Football Federation’s (TFF) backing of Mr. Erdogan’s effort to accumulate more power put to bed any notion of a separation between politics and soccer. Show More Summary

DOJ Docs Raise Questions About Gorsuch’s Views on Torture and Executive Power

last monthNews : Truthdig

By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams Americans should be “deeply concerned that this nominee won’t be a meaningful check on Donald Trump’s illegal and unconstitutional agenda,” said Marge Baker, vice president of People for the American Way.

LEGAL INSURRECTION: Hawaii TRO and 9th Circuit En Banc Denial effectively strip Trump of executive p…

LEGAL INSURRECTION: Hawaii TRO and 9th Circuit En Banc Denial effectively strip Trump of executive powers. “At this point, only the Supreme Court can restore presidential powers.” Makes you wonder what Hawaii TRO and the 9th thought of President Obama’s “pen and phone.”

View from the Left: Our idiot president's search for intelligence is a national crisis in waiting

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The White House once again spent the week cleaning up a mess of the prsident's own making. After Donald Trump leveled a wild accusation last weekend about his predecessor abusing his executive powers by ordering an illegal wiretap, White House aides scrambled to make sense of it. Show More Summary

Trump’s executive powers may block CIA torture suit

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly invoking executive powers to interfere in a lawsuit that aims to hold Americans accountable for their complicity in alleged torture. Dror Ladin, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union appearing on behalf of the plaintiffs, said...

State Secrets Privilege Invoked to Block Testimony in C.I.A. Torture Case

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Justice Department invoked executive powers in a lawsuit filed by former detainees against two psychologists who helped run the agency’s interrogation program.

March 8 roundup

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Does the current civil service system violate the constitutional mandate that the executive power be vested in the President? [Philip K. Howard/The American Interest, Mark Hemingway, Weekly Standard] “Utah Supreme Court Affirms a Woman’s Right to Sue Herself” [Lowering the Bar] Museums’ rule against scaling back holdings is costly and irrational. Show More Summary

Breaking: White House calls on Congress to investigate Trump wire tapping [VIDEO]

The White House is now demanding a full investigation into the Obama administration’s abuse of executive powers after claims surfaced that Trump Tower was tapped and put under surveillance in

What people are saying about White House call for inquiry

Reaction to the White House's demand Sunday that Congress, through its intelligence committees, investigate whether former President Barack Obama abused his executive powers in connection with that campaign. Obama has denied Trump'sShow More Summary

White House, still offering no evidence, demands probe of whether Obama abused executive power

The White House on Sunday called on Congress to investigate whether former President Obama abused his executive powers in connection with the 2016 campaign, but continued to offer to evidence to back up the claim. The demand came amid a swirl of claims and counter-claims about Russian meddling...

White House, still offering no evidence, demands probe of whether Obama abused executive power

White House, offering no evidence, demands investigation of Obama March 5, 2017, 7:36 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: White House spokesman Sean Spicer issues statement demanding an investigation of President Obama Obama spokesman calls Trump's charges...

White House demands that Congress investigate whether Obama abused executive powers in connection with 2016 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House demands that Congress investigate whether Obama abused executive powers in connection with 2016 election.

Like Trump, Putin issued lots of executive orders early on. They mostly didn’t work.

From his first day in office, President Trump has used his executive powers vigorously to set a new course for his administration’s policies. Between the Jan. 20 inauguration and Feb. 28, he issued 29 executive orders (EOs) and memorandums. Some aimed to bring substantial new shifts, like the suspension of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the […]

Irrespective Of Travel Ban, Trump Has Broad Executive Powers On Immigration Enforcement

If eight years under Obama rule, 6 of which included Republican majorities in Congress, taught us anything, it's that Presidents have fairly broad authority to govern through executive orders and rules changes implemented at the 100's of government agencies responsible for overseeing our every move. Show More Summary

Trump Challenges The Limits Of Executive Power

When Donald Trump learned that a federal district court had refused to reinstate his Muslim ban last week, he tweeted in all caps, "SEE YOU IN COURT!" Aside from this strange reaction to a court decision, Trump's angry outburst raises...Show More Summary

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