John Boehner Is Getting Ready To Mount A Potentially Gigantic Lawsuit Against Obama

Brett Logiurato
Business Insider

…Boehner’s office confirmed the Roll Call story, but declined to comment on whether specific executive actions would be targeted. Any legal action by Boehner would be a significant and somewhat unprecedented challenge to executive power.

Obama, however, has given House Republicans plenty of potential material. He has made 2014 a self-proclaimed “year of action,” issuing executive orders on everything from the minimum wage to federal pay discrimination. Perhaps the most controversial administrative-only move this year came in the form of newly announced regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency on carbon emissions.

Republicans have also roundly criticized Obama for taking administrative action to delay parts of the Affordable Care Act, most notably the so-called employer mandate.

In March, the House passed a bill to speed up potential lawsuits against the president. But the Senate has failed to take up that bill, along with others passed by the House that target Obama’s executive actions. Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said the Senate’s failure forced the House to examine other options…



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Related:  Justice Department doubles down on Operation Choke Point as Congress cries foul

…Operation Choke Point focuses on banks and third-party payment processors, such as PayPal, whose clients’ businesses have been deemed “high risk” by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC’s list of risky businesses include gun merchants, pay day lenders, porn shops and drug paraphernalia stores.

The threat of enforcement has prompted some banks to cut ties with some businesses, even if those companies have valid licenses and good credit histories.




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