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
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
Politico reports: The executive powers of President Donald Trump are not above judicial review, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday, offering gentle pushback that followed assertions from White House senior policy adviser...Show More Summary
The long President's Day weekend aims to be a splendid show of Mother Nature's executive power.
The German president has little executive power but is viewed as important moral authority.
There are limits to executive power, and President Trump has just run slap bang into them. Last night an American court again refused to uphold his travel ban, leaving Mr Trump venting his fury on Twitter about what he called the “disgraceful decision” and vowing to fight back.
The judiciary's response to Donald Trump's travel ban has been a remarkable and unambiguous defeat for the president. This piece originally appeared at The New York Review of Books. The unanimous decision on Thursday by the Ninth Circuit...Show More Summary
With the week (mercifully) winding down, Seth Meyers took a step back to observe how President Trump’s recent actions have revealed his reckless, abusive attitude toward executive power. “Just in the past few days, he’s used his status...Show More Summary
King Donald appears to think he's still a CEO, or worse, the owner of the American Gov't. This is somewhat understandable because there are few (if any) institutions more dictatorial than a Mega Corporation...and that's the atmosphere our President is used to. Show More Summary
The media have also continued a double standard in their coverage of presidential executive power.
(Steven Hayward) Typical of the New York Times, I thought on Monday, to run an op-ed article attacking Trump for testing the limits of executive power, until I noticed it was by our friend John Yoo. So amend that thought: Typical of the New York Times to find a conservative to criticize a Republican president. Show More Summary
It was a high-stakes clash of executive power versus the rule of law: Prosecutors stood at the gates of South Korea’s Blue House, where the president lives and works, demanding entry to carry out a court-approved search warrant. For the second time in recent months, aides to impeached President...
President Trump has been in office less than three weeks, but he’s already signed nearly two dozen executive orders. The flurry of actions on health care, immigration and other issues have generated a lot of attention — and some confusion … Continue reading ? The post Executive power: A quiz appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Losing John Yoo on executive power is like having Napoleon give you a nudge over being a bit full of yourself. Even the author of the torture memos, who provided George W. Bush with cover on a series of executive actions that rangedShow More Summary
John Yoo authored the "Torture Memos" which provided the government with legal advice on getting away with torturing prisoners. Whenever the media needs someone to exemplify "conscious amorality in support of state power," he's our man. Show More Summary
JOHN YOO: I supported Bush and Obama on Executive power, but Trump is going too far.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebuffed in its bid for a quick reversal, the White House said Sunday it expected the courts to reaffirm President Donald Trump's executive power and reinstate a ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Show More Summary