Obama’s tightrope on when to exert power

Obama could rely on the authorization obtained by President George W. Bush in 2001 that granted the president powers to pursue terrorists.

Obama’s tightrope on when to exert power

When it comes to President Barack Obama’s exerting of presidential powers, Republicans have made it clear they want to keep him in check. Except when they don’t. Democrats want the president to be aggressive in his use of executive authority. But not at all times. Obama’s go-it-alone strategy on immigration, health care and the environment […]

Supremes limit Obama’s authority, bolster critics

The high court ruled that at least in one case Obama had gone too far

Supremes limit Obama’s authority, bolster critics

Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ruled that at least in one case Obama had gone too far. For Republicans, the […]