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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:55 AM

Obama Poised to Pop His Unilateral Prez Power on Mortgages, LGBT Rights, Climate Change Initiatives

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from the WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-weighing-executive-actions-on-housing-gays-and-other-issues/2013/02/10/e966cc06-7065-11e2-8b8d-e0b59a1b8e2a_print.html


President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues.

. . . The moves underscore Obama’s increasingly aggressive use of executive authority, including 23 administrative actions on gun violence last month and previous orders that delayed deportations of young illegal immigrants and will lower student loan payments.

The White House is also reviewing whether the president should issue an executive order offering protections to gays and lesbians who work for government contractors. Obama decided against issuing such an order during the presidential campaign last year, disappointing many gay-rights activists.

But two people familiar with White House thinking said the president may reverse that decision and issue the order if Congress does not pass broader legislation offering protection for gays in the workplace

In trying to slow climate change, Obama is considering acting through the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new rules governing carbon emissions by existing power plants, according to three people familiar with White House discussions. The move would face fierce corporate opposition but is among the top goals of environmentalists.


read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-weighing-executive-actions-on-housing-gays-and-other-issues/2013/02/10/e966cc06-7065-11e2-8b8d-e0b59a1b8e2a_print.html


President Barack Obama meets with Cody Keenan, Deputy Director of Speechwriting, left, and Jon Favreau, Director of Speechwriting, in the Oval Office, Feb. 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Reply Obama Poised to Pop His Unilateral Prez Power on Mortgages, LGBT Rights, Climate Change Initiatives (Original post)
bigtree Feb 2013 OP
2pooped2pop Feb 2013 #1
libtodeath Feb 2013 #2
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #3
Myrina Feb 2013 #4
bigtree Feb 2013 #5
FirstLight Feb 2013 #6

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:05 AM

1. I hope he does them all

And I can hear the Faux news crew howling now.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:08 AM

2. These things need to be done!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:56 AM

3. K&R Bigtree. Thanks

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:04 AM

4. Yeah ... right ...

Mr. "make me do it" also know as "Sir Compromise" is gonna suddenly realize he's the most powerful man in the world, find his balls, and actually DO something.

Color me skeptical.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:22 AM

5. I guess you missed the 23 executive actions on guns last month

He's made about 140 or so. The protection for young immigrants attending school from deportation is one I like that comes to mind.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/15/politics/immigration/index.html

others . . .

“Obama defies lawmakers with recess appointments to labor board.” The Hill. 4 Jan 2012.
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/202407-obama-recess-appoints-his-nominees-to-controversial-labor-board


Oct 1

Expedited two major transit projects to improve local and regional connectivity and provide more transit choices for residents in Minnesota and Ohio


Sept
21

Expedited two significant surface transportation projects in California


aug
17

Freed up $473 million in unspent earmarks for states to spend on infrastructure projects


aug
16

Launched public-private institute aimed at boosting innovation in Youngstown, Ohio


aug
7

Accelerated Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects


july
27

Expedited the Atlanta Regional Multimodal Passenger Terminal Project


july
19

Expedited the process for modernizing five major national ports


june
14

Opened up federal roadways and properties to broadband construction -- which could make that work 90 percent cheaper and more efficient


apr
26

Signed an order to crack down on bad actors who prey on veterans and service members considering higher education


apr
18

Combatting domestic violence in the federal workplace



apr
12

Directed federal agencies to use the Do Not Pay tool to prevent payment errors like sending funds to dead people or contracting with companies who have attempted to defraud the government


mar
22

Directed federal agencies to make permitting and review processes more efficient and effective, while ensuring environmental health and safety and supporting economic growth


mar
9

Invested $45 million in a pilot program aimed at promoting collaboration between government and industry in order to boost innovation in manufacturing


mar
8

Launched Ethics.gov to help make the government more accountable and open


mar
6

Made refinancing easier for millions of Americans who have government-sponsored mortgages by cutting fees to help families save money and make refinancing more attractive


feb
23

Unveiled a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights to ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth

feb
21

Directed the federal government to increase the purchase of products made from materials produced by American Farmers


feb
17

Announced new steps to promote American manufacturing and increase U.S. exports


feb
9

Granted 10 states the flexibility needed to raise student achievement standards, improve school accountability and increase teacher effectiveness

feb
7

Helped to make an additional $50 million available for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research


jan
19

Launched new initiatives to boost travel and tourism in the United States


jan
11

Announced new resources for companies that want to hire and invest in America


jan
5

Launched Summer Jobs+ to provide employment opportunities for nearly 180,000 young people


jan
4

Appointed Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


dec
16

Awarded Race To The Top-Early Learning Challenge grants to help states build systems of high quality early education programs


dec
15

Backed a law extending overtime pay protections and guaranteed minimum wage for homecare workers


dec
8

Launched two initiatives to provide startup companies with $2 billion in resources


dec
5

Announced the single largest purchase of biofuels in government history


dec
2

Announced a $4 billion investment to make buildings more energy efficient


nov
30

Taking steps to help doctors and health professionals more easily adopt health IT, like electronic medical records


nov
28

Launched effort to improve the management of records across the federal government


nov
16

Introduced a new proposal to improve fuel economy standards


nov
15

Announced four new actions to help further reduce waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid


nov
14

Launched the $1 billion Health Care Innovation Challenge


nov
9

Signed an executive order to cut waste and promote efficiency in the federal government


nov
8

Announced a rule change to Head Start that will make low-performing centers compete for funding


nov
7

Provided new resources to help veterans find opportunities in the private sector job market


nov
2

Expediting reviews of surface transportation projects and accelerating important transportation grants


nov
1

Designated Fort Monroe in Virginia as a new national park


oct
31

Signed an executive order designed to combat prescription drug shortages and fight price gouging


oct
28

Directed federal agencies to speed up the transfer of federal research and development from the laboratory to the marketplace – and ordered the creation of BusinessUSA


oct
26

Issued orders to make it even easier for students to repay their college loans


oct
25

Challenged Community Health Centers to hire 8,000 veterans over the next three years


oct
24

Introduced new rules to help responsible borrowers with little or no equity in their homes take advantage of current low mortgage rates


http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobs/we-cant-wait

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:02 PM

6. ohpleaseohpleaseohplease!

There are so many things that need to be handled, every bite he can take out of the the hugeness will be welcome.

Environment and Climate are top of MY list, Mr. President...just in case you're listening

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