Commander in Chief

Obama Ready to Use Executive Power

President Obama plans to beat the stalemate in Congress by maneuvering around it. The New York Times reports that he’s making plans to use executive power to advance his energy, environmental, and fiscal agendas. “We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel. President Obama has already decided to create a bipartisan budget commission on his own after Senate Republicans rejected one. The administration has decided to weaken enforcement of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell while it waits for Congress to officially repeal the law. And the EPA is preparing to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions.