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Lawmaker asks LePage to allow guns in Maine Statehouse

A Republican lawmaker is asking Gov. Paul LePage to use his executive power to let lawmakers carry concealed weapons in the Maine Statehouse. Rep. Richard Cebra wrote a letter to … Click to Continue »

Trump's 'Muslim ban' dealt new blow by US appeals court

Immigration 'not a one-person show' and security not a 'talismanic incantation' for executive power, judges rule.

Joe Scarborough: Steve Bannon Is President Of The United States

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Donald Trump is the president in title only. So says MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who used his platform on “Morning Joe” Friday to single out chief adviser Steve Bannon as the ultimate source of executive power in the White House, based on Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. Show More Summary

McConnell Rejects Call for Special Prosecutor

“Before President Trump was even sworn into office, congressional Republicans made a pledge: They would be a check on executive power, they said, often making the independence of the legislative branch a centerpiece of their own election campaigns last year,” [...]

Firing Comey was legal. That doesn’t mean it was a good idea.

In the immediate aftermath of President Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey, what do we know? Three quick points: It’s legal. According to a series of Supreme Court decisions interpreting “the executive power,” presidents...Show More Summary

Firing Comey is a thuggish abuse of executive power

Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey has to be the most thuggish, venal act committed by a U.S. president since Richard Nixon’s desperate Saturday Night Massacre. Trump is trying to shut down the investigation with the most potential to cripple — or perhaps even end — his presidency. He is attempting a power play straight […]

Turkish referendum rallies in Europe made headlines. Did they affect election results?

Turkey’s recent referendum, which ended its parliamentary system by transferring all executive powers to the president, has been a source of contention within its borders, as well as outside them. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, or AKP, along with his government ministers and MPs, led active “Yes” campaigns in an array of […]

Nepal: Chief justice Sushila Karki suspended

Sushila Karki suspended after MPs filed impeachment motion accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers.

Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

Nepal's first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in Parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. Sushila Karki, who held … Click to Continue »

Turkish opposition lawmaker appeals to European court over referendum

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

A lawmaker from Turkey's main opposition CHP said on Friday he had submitted an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights demanding the annulment of a referendum that granted President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping executive powers. Musa...Show More Summary

Excerpts from Governor Cooper's newest lawsuit opposing GOP power grab

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Just the fact he is forced to do this is infuriating: 4. This General Assembly's continued, direct attacks on executive authority unconstitutionally infringe on the Governor's executive powers in violation of separation of powers, and improperly delegate legislative power without adequate guiding standards. Show More Summary

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

3 months agoNews : 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

3 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

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