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U.S. House of Representatives Votes To Sue Obama

Washington (AFP) — The Republican-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping his powers, a move swiftly denounced by his Democratic allies as a cynical election-year stunt. By a party-line vote of 225 to 201, the House voted to resort to the unprecedented move of taking the president to […]

July 31, 2014

House’s Vote To Sue Obama Is Historic Foray Into Checks, Balances

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The House’s vote to sue President Barack Obama is the first such legal challenge by a chamber of Congress against a president, and a historic foray in the fight over constitutional checks and balances. Wednesday’s nearly party-line vote followed a feisty floor debate and offered a […]

July 31, 2014

Need Campaign Cash? No Problem. Sue The President

By William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner has yet to formally file his lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overreaching his executive authority, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats and Republicans from making a mad dash for campaign cash off the threatened legal action. No sooner did Boehner (R-OH), unveil a […]

July 21, 2014