December 20, 2013


Podesta's Push for Executive Action Raises Stakes

Bloomberg: "When the Republican victory in the 2010 midterm election raised the prospect of political gridlock, John Podesta was ready with an answer: The president should bypass Congress and wield the executive powers of his office."

"Now, Podesta's appointment as counselor to Obama adds a strong promoter of that strategy to the president's inner circle as Republicans stand in the way of the White House agenda. The activist vision... could play out across the economy, encompassing matters such as greenhouse gas emission standards for power plants, food safety and border enforcement."










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