By Meghashyam Mali | 03/06/14 08:22 AM
President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order readying sanctions and visa restrictions on individuals the administration said were responsible for “destabilizing Ukraine.”
By Brian Hughes | 02/26/14 06:10 AM
President Obama on Wednesday will travel to Minnesota to push Congress to approve $302 billion-worth of infrastructure projects over the next four years, while outlining a new $600 million grant program to create jobs repairing roads, bridges and transit systems.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/25/14 10:47 AM
Obama's latest executive action directs the Department of Defense to spend $140 million in government money for two manufacturing institutes in Chicago and Detroit.
By Brian Hughes | 02/19/14 06:27 AM
President Obama on Air Force One Wednesday will sign an executive order to streamline U.S. exports and imports, according to the White House. The directive “cuts processing and approval times from days to minutes for small businesses that export American-made goods and services by completing...
By Gene Healy | 02/17/14 07:00 PM
Deals on used cars, discount mattresses and not so much as an honorific doodle of Teddy Roosevelt on Google's homepage -- have we drifted away from the true spirit of Presidents Day?
By Brian Hughes | 02/14/14 03:52 PM
President Obama predicted in an interview airing Friday that immigration reform would get passed before the end of his second term. “I believe it will get done before my presidency is over,” Obama said during an interview with Univision Radio. “I’d like to get it done this year,”...
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/14/14 01:05 PM
President Obama on Friday patted himself on the back for signing an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers on new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour. This is the latest in the steadily lengthening list of questionably legal actions he's taken to bypass Congress. In a speech to...
By Brian Hughes | 02/14/14 12:17 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney Friday said that President Obama has been “judicious” in using executive orders, dismissing GOP criticism that the president has completely sidestepped the legislative branch to enact his agenda. “There is no question that this president has been...
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/13/14 10:03 PM
Law professor Jonathan Turley said he's astonished by how passive Americans -- especially Democrats -- have been to President Obama's abuse of executive power, which he said has become so dangerous it's making the U.S. political system unstable. "I think that we've become a nation of enablers....
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/13/14 03:11 PM
The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the campaign arm of Senate Republicans, sees a lot of Eric Cartman in President Obama's "phone and pen" strategy of acting without Congress' approval.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/13/14 11:41 AM
A look at how times have changed: In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama held a town hall event in Lancaster, Pa., where he criticized President George W. Bush's use of executive power.
By Cal Thomas | 02/12/14 06:42 PM
“If at my convenience I might break them [laws], what would be their worth?” — Charlotte Bronte, “Jane Eyre” We’ve come a long way since Justice Charles Evans Hughes remarked a century ago, “the Constitution is what the judges say it is.” Or have we? According to the Galen...
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/12/14 04:01 PM
As he promised in his State of the Union address, President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers on new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour as part of his "phone and pen" strategy to act without Congress' approval. At a White House event promoting...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/11/14 05:15 PM
“The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck down an Obama administration regulation on tax preparers....
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 06:06 PM
President Obama's latest delay of the employer mandate is yet another "lawless" change to Obamacare, according to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who said Attorney General Eric Holder still hasn't provided the legal basis for the last delay. "[Obama] has no authority to do that," Lee told the...
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