Obama’s Return From Vacation Means More Executive Action Is Coming

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President Obama is back from vacation, which means that whether Republicans like it or not more executive action is coming.

The Hill reported,

Obama’s two weeks on Martha’s Vineyard were plagued by dual crises, in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo. But his break was also something of a blackout period for news about actions the White House is weighing on immigration reform and so-called corporate “inversions,” a business maneuver companies use to reduce their tax burdens.

Obama will be in Washington for just one full week before departing on a trip to Estonia and Wales in early September to reassure NATO allies amid conflict with Russia.

Obama announced in June that he would take action on immigration “before the end of summer.”

The president came back to the White House during his vacation for updates on the situations in Ferguson, but also it has been widely assumed to start planning for more executive action. The president has no public events this week and will be in meetings.

With another potential government shutdown looming, Washington could be dominated by the fight over the length of the next continuing resolution. The only way that anything will get done between now and Election Day will be if the president can do it himself. Obama should announce executive action on immigration before the government funding dispute kicks into high gear. Congress is only scheduled to be in session for 12 days over the next two months. The odds of this Congress passing anything beyond a new CR are exactly zero.

The president could throw a wrench into the entire election with major executive action. Over the next few weeks, it looks like that action is coming, and the political ramifications could be huge.

10 Replies to “Obama’s Return From Vacation Means More Executive Action Is Coming”

  1. If Republicans want to have a say in things they should stay and actually do the people’s work instead of trying to come up with new ways to cheat and lie their way into power.

  2. Well with President Obama coming back from vacation, we know one way or another he will get something done – very unlike what will happen when the Congress, House and Senate return – which means they will be coming back to do the same ole nothing they’ve been doing for the past five years. Maybe they will repeal ACA another time, more witchhunts on IRS, Bengazi, etc. There will be no job creation, no resolving any foreign problems unless it means sending your boy/girl overseas, but not theirs, and pretty much doing nothing to earn their taxpayer paid paychecks; they will earn their lobbyist money by once again asking for more tax cuts for the rich.

  3. If the GOP are dumb enough to threaten a government shutdown so close to midterms, they’re bigger idiots than I thought
    That may appease their base, but not the majority of the voting public. Course, if Joe McCarthy, ummm, er, Ted Cruz gives his blessing, they will do it. A win for us in more ways than one.

  4. It seems you left this paragraph hanging:

    The president could throw a wrench into the entire election with major executive action. Over the next few weeks, it looks like that action is coming, and the political ramifications could be huge.

    Can you say what the political ramifications will be? Will it go in favor of Dems or Repubs?

  5. I suspect President Obama is going to use Executive Orders regarding Immigration Reform, DREAMERS, and I’m not sure what else.

    Then we can all set back and watch the Republicans have seizures! Taking action on Immigration Refirm and DREAMERS should make the GOP nervous, especially if they listen to the second coming of Joe McCarthy, Ted Cruz. and shutdown the government.

    Watch the Hispanics come out in droves. This will really give Boehner something to cry about

  6. I believe that many of the people who were hurt during the last republican led shutdown, people who need health care but can’t get it because of republicans, long-term unemployed who lost due to republicans not extending those benefits, women whose productive rights have been lost and active military families and veterans who have to rely on food banks will still VOTE REPUBLICAN.

  7. I believe that many of the people who were hurt during the last republican led shutdown, people who need health care but can’t get it because of republicans, long-term unemployed who lost due to republicans not extending those benefits, women whose productive rights have been lost and active military families and veterans who have to rely on food banks will still VOTE REPUBLICAN.

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