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WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
The Hill ^ | May 20, 2014 | Justin Sink

Posted on 05/20/2014 12:41:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

The White House will be “picking up the pace on executive actions,” as Congress focuses its efforts on the newly formed select committee investigating Benghazi, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer declared Tuesday.

In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Pfeiffer argued that congressional Republicans are not interested in engaging on the economy, instead spending time “obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act” and “ginning up politically motivated investigations.”

“Given this dynamic, President Obama has only one option — use every ounce of his authority to unilaterally improve economic security,” Pfeiffer said.

“Next week, as congressional Republicans spend their energy on yet another partisan investigation, we'll be picking up the pace on the executive actions to help the economy,” Pfeiffer added. The White House has dismissed the select committee investigating the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, announced earlier this month by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as redundant and politically motivated. Republicans have argued that the special panel was necessary after the release of a previously undisclosed email from White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes showing involvement in drafting then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's infamous talking points.

The veteran White House aide did not detail exactly how the president would exert his executive authorities in the coming days, although Obama is expected to take at least two major actions on the environment.

On Wednesday, Obama is slated to designate the largest national monument of his presidency in the mountains of New Mexico. And Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy hinted Monday that the president would personally present new carbon emissions limits on coal-fired power plants. The White House has said that announcement would come in early June.

The president will also travel to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday, Pfeiffer said, “to make it easier for foreign tourists to see more and spend more money in our country.”

“We have many more executive actions to come, and every day the president has charged us with looking for additional ways to expand opportunity,” Pfeiffer said.

The accelerated focus on executive actions might further complicate efforts to pass major legislation on Capitol Hill before the summer recess, however.

House Republicans have said that the president’s willingness to act unilaterally is a core reason they’re reluctant to move on immigration reform legislation — one area where the White House has conceded that executive actions alone aren’t enough.

Earlier this year, Boehner warned that if Obama “tries to ignore” the Constitution, “he’s going to run into a brick wall.”

“House Republicans will continue to look closely at whether the president is faithfully executing the laws — as he took an oath to do," Boehner said.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: executiveorders; fubo; yearofaction
Ubama is merely exercising the "pen and phone" clause of the U.S. Constitution.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 12:41:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Criminal dares anyone to stop him.

"obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act"

They better. As obsessively as possible.

2 posted on 05/20/2014 12:44:10 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Screwing the country faster.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 12:44:56 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

I fail to see how his going to Cooperstown is going to
facilitate tourism.

Unless he just wanted to see if he made the
Worst Presidential First Pitch nomination.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 12:48:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The president will also travel to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday, Pfeiffer said, “to make it easier for foreign tourists to see more and spend more money in our country.”

I am Mohammmed Abu Jihad Hijab Shahid Kaboom Islam Mohammed. I am from Yemen. Since I was a little boy in the madrassa, I have always been fascinated by the Sultan of Swat (Peace Be Upon Him). It has always and truly been my life-long dream to travel to Cooperstown and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. But alas, I could not, due to a no-fly list or somesuch. But thanks to President Obama I can now realize my dream of seeing the Babino's plaque, and lighting off my shoe bomb as we circle over Yankee Stadium after departure. Thanks, Obama!"


5 posted on 05/20/2014 12:48:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

> In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Pfeiffer argued that congressional Republicans are not interested in engaging on the economy, instead spending time “obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act” and “ginning up politically motivated investigations.”

Does Idiot Pfeiffer NOT understand the direct correlation between the ACA and it’s disastrous effect on the economy. If you mean politically motivated investigations in the sense of undoing the havoc wreaked on the U.S. economy by a Machurian Candidate politician / president then you are certainly correct.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 12:51:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Between the activist POTUS and the activist judges-—why did I bother to vote in the PA primary today?


7 posted on 05/20/2014 12:54:45 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We need to pick up the pace on impeachment.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/can_we_talk_about_impeachment.html


8 posted on 05/20/2014 12:55:36 PM PDT by Amadeo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wait until he gets close to leaving office...


9 posted on 05/20/2014 12:58:11 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Meanwhile...

Patriots picking up weapons at faster pace.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

One person, single-handedly destroying the country.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 1:05:02 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Italy had Il Duce...We have La Douche....
12 posted on 05/20/2014 1:05:34 PM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: clintonh8r

I have to remember that one.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Regulator
"obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act" They better. As obsessively as possible.

If they do not repeal it by election day, I will sleep in. That is a promise.

14 posted on 05/20/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why not? Nobody is stopping him...


15 posted on 05/20/2014 1:17:44 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He knows his time is short, as is the fuse of We, The People.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 1:25:30 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Economy? What’s that? Don’t even recall that subject coming up in 2012.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He keeps this sh*t up, and if we take the Senate, there’s a damned good chance he will be Impeached AND REMOVED.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 1:31:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ltc8k6
Wait until he gets close to leaving office...

I expect him to find a way to avoid that fate.

19 posted on 05/20/2014 1:32:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: unixfox

Firearms are awfully handy things.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 1:33:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Isn’t it an executive’s job to effectively manage the organization under his responsibility?

Like The Veteran’s Administration?


21 posted on 05/20/2014 1:36:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
VA reveals incompetence.

The rest reveal criminality.

22 posted on 05/20/2014 1:38:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’s been saying this for a month or more. Has he really done it or is he just trying to manipulate people?


23 posted on 05/20/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Earlier this year, Boehner warned that if Obama “tries to ignore” the Constitution, “he’s going to run into a brick wall.”

just like that congressional wall he encountered when he changed the obozocare law unilaterally 30+ times, released 36,000 illegal immigrant criminals ....... and on and on.

24 posted on 05/20/2014 1:57:06 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Don’t executive orders expire on the day the current president leaves office?


25 posted on 05/20/2014 2:21:52 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Impeach his communist ass.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 2:25:15 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Stop all funding, we have the power!


27 posted on 05/20/2014 3:46:03 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: lightman
Between the activist POTUS and the activist judges-—why did I bother to vote in the PA primary today?

Tha my fine man is a question EVERY AMERICAN should be asking themselves as Nov 4, 2014 draws nigh. WE THE PEOPLE NO LONGER HAVE ANY SAY IN OUR GOVERNMENT. We are supposed to have an opposition party in the GOP led House but they sit on their thumbs and do nothing to stop the current Anti Christ in the White Hut. The US House just funded Obamacare and then tell us they voted to repeal it. The US House ran on CUTTING the FED spending and they just handed POTUS a credit card with NO CEILING.
28 posted on 05/20/2014 8:36:05 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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