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July 01, 2014


Why Obama Loves Boehner's Lawsuit

First Read: "For one thing, it gives meaning to the White House's various executive actions. Earlier this year during the State of the Union, many of us proclaimed them simply playing 'small ball.' But given this lawsuit, Republicans certainly don't see them being small. In addition, the lawsuit only emphasizes the contrast that one branch of government is doing something while the other branch is doing nothing."

"Bottom line: The White House sees a political opportunity here -- an opportunity that Republicans might not have seen coming. Would it surprise many if House Republicans quietly decide before the August recess that this lawsuit gambit is actually too politically risky for them in an election year?"














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