executive branch

Congress, make oversight great again

Editors, Washington Examiner

Republicans need to use their control of both chambers and the White House to restore the old-fashioned and essential idea that Congress should provide thorough oversight of the executive branch. Robust oversight would be good not only for the country as a whole, but for the GOP and the president himself.

Brace yourself for Obama’s final wave of regulations

Lydia Wheeler, The Hill

President Obama is preparing to unleash a wave of new regulations in 2016, as he looks to shore up his legacy on public protection issues during his final year in office. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Labor are all expected to finalize major federal rules.

Guess Who Says Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Unconstitutional?

Liberal constitutional law scholar, and early Obama mentor, Laurence H. Tribe warns that Obama has overstepped the bounds of his constitutional authority and says frustration with congressional inaction cannot justify throwing the Constitution overboard to rescue this lawless EPA proposal.

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.

Will Liberals Thank the Tea Party for Saving Their Privacy… and Liberty?

We wonder if liberals will join in the fight to rein-in the Obama surveillance state, or if they will even acknowledge that limited government constitutional conservatives have it right on at least one thing – the Constitution was written to limit government and protect the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of Americans from government intrusion, no matter who is President.