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June 13, 2014


Obama's Odds With Congress Get Worse

New York Times: "For the White House, Mr. Cantor's defeat has only reinforced the conclusion that few if any priorities will get through Congress and therefore Mr. Obama will have to continue relying on executive power. If immigration legislation is now beyond reach, he may choose to go further in easing deportations on his own authority."

"Conservative activists, though, said Mr. Cantor's defeat would force Republicans to go beyond simply opposing the president and actually begin advancing an alternative agenda. If they do so, these activists argued, it will be harder for the president to simply dismiss the opposition as obstructionist."












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