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SCOTUS and Immigration: The Politics Behind the Case

John Tirman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
John Tirman

The case can only be understood in the context of politics, not law. It is part of a strategy of obstruction against Obama on one of the right's signal issues. That Texas is the lead litigant is unsurprising.

The Supreme Court Must Uphold the President's Lawful Immigration Actions

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

These actions will keep families together instead of tearing them apart. The Supreme Court should clearly see that that the arguments against these actions are politically motivated and are not backed by legal standing.

FACT CHECK: The Executive Orders Donald Trump Threatens to Overturn

Anna Wilding | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Anna Wilding

The number of Executive Orders President Obama has signed are actually far less than we are told by GOP Presidential Candidates.

Mitch McConnell Freaks At Obama's Latest Idea

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) really doesn't like idea that President Barack Obama could use executive power to make mo...

Wayne LaPierre Gets Choked Up About Guns Not Sold After Failed Background Checks

James Schlarmann | Posted 01.08.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

At a press conference early Friday morning, National Rifle Association Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre broke down into uncontrollable sobbing when he started talking to reporters about "all the guns that won't get sold after people fail Obama's background checks."

Thank You, Mr. President, for Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Lonnie and Sandy Phillips

President Obama has taken the moral high ground when others would not. He has listened to the American people who are crying out for the carnage to stop when Congress would not. He has decided to be on the right side of history when others would not. He has decided to save lives when other leaders would not.

Harry Reid Joins Call For Obama To Take Action On Dark Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers, joined for the first time by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), have a message for President Barack Obama...

Paid Sick Leave Is Fast Becoming A Right -- Not A Privilege

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

It’s getting harder for your boss to get away with not offering paid sick leave. That’s of course good news for the many workers, mostly hourly a...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Moves To Protect Against Flooding From Rising Sea Levels | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing federal, state and local agencies to incorporate projections for s...

A New Era in Illinois Politics?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.29.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Executive Mansion in Springfield, could this really be the beginning of a new, cooperative era in Illinois politics?

The GOP on Immigration: Life Imitating Satire -- And Vice Versa

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

While I enjoyed Borowitz' delicious satirical cake, it is ironic but yet a sign of the (political) times, that other Republicans have now stepped forward in the wake of the President's speech on immigration with statements that trounce Borowitz' satire.

Obama's Executive Orders: Can We Talk?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

As Washington leaders charge headlong into a clash over President Obama's plan to issue executive orders on immigration, can we take a minute and talk about what executive orders are?

DC Strikers Demand 'More Than the Minimum' for Federal Workers

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Who is our government for? The broad masses of regular, working people or a very few already-wealthy people?

Igor Bobic

Paul Aide: No, Rand Doesn't Want To Repeal Every Executive Order | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) raised eyebrows on Thursday when he vowed to "repeal all previous executive orders" if elected president, a dramatic move that ...

Can Health Care Success Be Health Care Disaster?

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Deane Waldman

How can success be disaster, even in health care? As the Michael W. Smith song says, "Let me show you the way."

Obama Can Win a Huge Victory in the Fight on His Immigration Executive Orders... But Only If He Does It Right

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama is soon to issue executive orders on immigration. To score a huge victory in the inevitable political battle, however, he has to orchestrate it for maximum impact.

President Obama's Executive Pen Powers The Right Challenge To GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It's not really the number or rate of executive orders, however, that Obama has issued that has raised the hackles of the GOP. It's the executive orders that he has issued that have given the GOP ammunition to attempt to intimidate and politically bash Obama.

Republicans Are Stripping Away Rights That Others Fought So Hard to Obtain

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

Since the Supreme Court issued its decision, many people have suggested boycotting Hobby Lobby and other such businesses. While I support such a decision, it misses the bigger issue.

GOP Continues Push For Frivolous Obama Lawsuit Despite History Of Executive Orders

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This is a frivolous lawsuit. Nothing more. It relies almost entirely on the cynical notion that most Americans are frustratingly uneducated about the functioning of the U.S. government, while also dreadfully forgetful when it comes to history that took place just five or ten years ago.

Conservatives Go on Offense Against IRS, RINOs, Executive Orders. They Winning or Whining?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Insurgents this week are pushing for regime change... in the U.S.. Is ISSA our ISIS -- and Lois Lerner really Nixon? Lowry and Alter clash whether the IRS is a true scandal or not even a "smidgeon" of one.

Obama: Congress Doesn't Do Anything 'Except Block Me And Call Me Names'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

Faced with the threat of legal action over his use of executive power, President Barack Obama pointed his finger squarely back at congressional Republ...

The President, the Pen, the Phone, and the States

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I'm often asked what President Obama can really accomplish on the economy with just "the pen and the phone," i.e., what can he do without Congress.

President Obama's Justified Executive Authority

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Eugene Scalia and Rachel Mondl call on the federal courts to overturn President Obama's executive order requiring most federal contractors to pay their workers at least $10.10 an hour.

Obama's Executive Action Statements More Irresponsible Than Unconstitutional

Tom Mullen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Mullen

President Obama provided plenty of fodder for conservatives to howl "Dictator!" during his State of the Union address last week. If past experience is any indicator of what the President will actually do, his statements are more irresponsible than unconstitutional.

State of the Union, Family-Style!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

A president talking to a stubborn Congress? Or something even closer to home?...