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    Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'

    Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has used a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has issued fewer executive orders.

    When these two forms of directives are taken together, Obama is on track to take more high-level executive actions than any president since Harry Truman battled the "Do Nothing Congress" six decades ago, according to a USA TODAY review of presidential documents.

    Obama has issued executive orders to give federal employees the day after Christmas off, to impose economic sanctions and to determine how national secrets are classified. He's used presidential memoranda to make policy on gun control, immigration and labor regulations. Tuesday, he used a memorandum to declare Bristol Bay, Alaska, off-limits to oil and gas exploration.

    Like executive orders, presidential memoranda don't require action by Congress.



    So all the talk about less executive orders than any other president is really a smoke screen for his action using other methods.
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    Re: Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So all the talk about less executive orders than any other president is really a smoke screen for his action using other methods.
    And George Bush felt that his signing statements were the only legal basis for interpreting laws he signed. Presidents do what Presidents do.

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    Re: Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'

    Not surprised to hear this, since I've always know that everything Obama does is designed to fold, spin and mutilate public opinion and perception of his actions.

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    Re: Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'

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    So all the talk about less executive orders than any other president is really a smoke screen for his action using other methods.
    It's not the number, but the nature that should be worrisome. And not just those signed/produced by the WH, but there are a lot of "laws" coming out of federal agencies as regulations that never see Congress or have a President/Premier signing them.
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