Obama's Executive Orders

Bypassing Congress, DOJ Plans to Expand Gun Background Checks

Awr Hawkins, Breitbart

The Department of Justice is preparing to announce an expansion of background checks based on executive orders Obama issued in Jan. '13. The expansion consists of "three changes to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)."

GOP Flocks to Bill Curbing Obama's Power

Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

43 House Repubs. have recently backed legislation that calls for legal action against Obama. Obama threatened to enact policies if Congress didn't act in his State of the Union address.

GOP to Obama: See You in Court

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Republicans are taking Obama to court over his use of executive power.

Congress Must Stop O's Extra-Constitutional Acts

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) chastised Obama for ignoring Congress on big-ticket items — for example, a new executive order to raise the minimum wage for new fed. contract workers — saying lawmakers need to act to rein in the Executive Branch.