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Barack Obama: The Most Partisan U.S. President Ever?

Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Americas Here are his 5 biggest failures. With each day that ticks off the calendar, President Obama gets closer and closer to handing the reigns of executive power to his successor. After eight tumultuous...Show More Summary

Judges Who Stand Up To Presidential Power Grabs Deserve Respect

Some on the left are still blasting judges as activist for standing up to Obama administration assertions of executive power in the regulatory sphere. That might prove shortsighted considering what’s on the agenda for the next four years,...Show More Summary

Senators Test Limits on Donald Trump at Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing

Senators used the first day of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ hearings to test the boundaries of Donald Trump’s executive power and highlight areas where Sessions would need to limit him as Attorney General. While several questions at looked back at Sessions’ civil rights record, the backdrop to questions about Sessions’ future relationship with Trump was…

Obama's goodbye: A reminder of the message of hope that got him elected

President Obama plans to offer a graceful goodbye to the nation in a prime-time address Tuesday night from Chicago, transferring executive power with the same tone of hope and optimism that powered his rise to the presidency. His farewell address will touch only marginally on his record, focusing...

Turkish parliament debates more power for President Erdogan

Changes could give president sweeping executive powers The post Turkish parliament debates more power for President Erdogan appeared first on

House Passes REINS Act In Response to Obama's Executive Power Abuse

The House voted in favor of The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (H.R. 26) on Thursday. The measure would require...

What Democrats Must Do To Stop A Right-Wing Hijacking Of The Judiciary

More than two hundred years ago, the Framers of the Constitution insisted that the United States have a strong independent judiciary to defend the civil liberties of ordinary people from the arbitrary exercise of executive power. The...Show More Summary

Fighting the last war, on courts and executive power

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Some on the left are still blasting judges as activist for standing up to Obama administration assertions of executive power in the regulatory sphere. That might prove shortsighted considering what’s on the agenda for the next four years, or so I argue in a piece in Sunday’s Providence Journal. Show More Summary

Commission clears draft expanding Erdogan's power

Draft constitutional amendments will abolish prime minister's post to hand full executive powers to the presidency.

Supreme Court roundup

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

How feckless for an editorial board to undermine institutional legitimacy of a key check on executive power, the Supreme Court, by spreading notion that some of its seats are “stolen” [New York Times] Eastern District of Tumbleweeds? High court asked to curtail forum shopping in patent suits [Washington Legal Foundation on TC Heartland LLC v. Show More Summary

Obama's Ironic Advice for Trump Regarding Executive Power

President Obama has signed several executive orders the past eight years, most controversially his action to protect 4 million illegal immigrants...

Regrets, Mr. President? Obama Warns Trump Not to Rely on Executive Orders.

This is quite possibly the funniest thing you will read all day. The headline alone brings tears to the eyes as you’re doubled over laughing. Obama Warns Trump Against Relying On Executive Power Oh man. Oh man. That was incredi-… What? Yes, dear reader, you read that right. Show More Summary

Trump is within his rights to use executive power, Obama says

4 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

President Obama says he has no regrets about his go-it-alone use of executive power.        

N.C. Republicans accused of power grab

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper says that state GOP lawmakers are moving to strip him of executive powers.

Coup: North Carolina Republicans convene a special session to strip incoming Democratic governor of executive powers

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Thomas writes, "Shortly after closing a post-election special session to fund relief for counties afflicted by flooding from Hurricane Matthew or mountain wildfires, North Carolina GOP legislative leaders announced a second special session to begin the same day with an open agenda. Show More Summary

North Carolina's Roy Cooper on the state GOP's power grab: 'What is happening now is unprecedented'

Incoming North Carolina governor Roy Cooper told supporters at a Thursday morning press conference that the special session called by Republican lawmakers to specifically usurp executive power was "unprecedented." Cooper, currently the state attorney general, said lawyers were reviewing the GOP-driven bills and issued a threat. Show More Summary

Kyrgyzstan amends constitution in referendum, boosting executive powers

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan has voted in favor of constitutional changes boosting the power of the executive, the Central Election Commission said on Sunday, citing the preliminary results of a national referendum.

Obama creates 'resilience area' to protect waters off Alaskan coast

President Obama used his executive powers Friday to add protections to environmentally sensitive waters off Alaska's west coast. The White House announced creation of a Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area that will focus "locally tailored" protections on marine resources. The area covers...

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