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Obama Executive Orders

Obama Issues Executive Order Giving Him Authority to Issue Executive Orders

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.31.2015 | Comedy
Dorian de Wind

In a historic early-morning ceremony in the Yellow Oval Room, attended only by Michelle Obama and pajama-clad White House dog Bo, and recorded for pos...

Congress Takes a Holiday! (And Haven't They Earned It?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Doing nothing is hard work!...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Plans To Tackle Major Education Inequality | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration will announce plans on Monday to enforce a long-ignored federal mandate: a decade-old requirement that states give students o...

Amanda Terkel

If Obama Is On A Tyrannical Quest For Power, He's Not Very Good At It | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's announcement that 2014 would be a "year of action," in which he issued more executive orders to get around an u...

Sam Stein

Congressional Republicans Go Silent On Obama's LGBT Discrimination Order | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he’s moving forward with an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminati...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Drafting Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed his staff to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, ...

A Reality Check on Executive Orders and the 'Dictator Obama' Myth

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The congressional Republicans and the conservative entertainment complex has lost its collective shpadoinkle over President Obama's slate of new executive orders. In fact, George W. Bush signed more orders in his first four years than President Obama has signed in just over five.

GOP Again Spins the Bogus Line of Obama as Dictator

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Boehner, as the troupe of GOP Obama bashers before him, is again cynically spinning the bogus line that Obama is recklessly usurping the Constitution by skirting Congress and going it alone on passing legislation.

Obama's First 100 Days: A Start On Guantanamo, But Not Enough

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Just Binyam Mohamed and the Yemeni doctor, Ayman Batarfi have been cleared for release. At this rate, of course, it will take decades to close Guantánamo.

Obama Stem Cell Research Executive Order Signing

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is delivering remarks and signing an executive order lifting the ban on federal funding for stem cell research as well as a memorandum...

Behind The Scenes: Obama Worked For Over A Year On Ending Torture

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama consigned to history the worst excesses of the Bush Administration's "war on terror." One of the four executive or...

Israel: On the Right Side of History

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Zelinsky

The Israeli Supreme Court defended the rights of Israel's two Arab parties, Balad and the United Arab List, to stand for election, overturning a vote by Israel's Central Election Committee.

The Right's New Stab in the Back Myth

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The right is preparing a new stab-in-the-back legend to paint the Obama administration as consisting of a bunch of cowardly liberals unable to stand up to terrorism.

Obama May Reverse Abortion Policy Through Executive Order: CNN

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama is considering issuing an executive order to reverse a controversial Bush administration abortion policy in his first wee...