Is the White House Overstepping Its Bounds?

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This week President Obama said that if Congress won’t pass sweeping immigration reform, he’d take executive action and do it himself by sending resources to help fix the border crisis. This wasn’t the first time that Obama has decided to go it alone in the face of Congressional obstinance. He’s taken executive action on a number of policies and issues including major ones like gun control, marijuana laws, climate change and the prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl. Republicans are calling Obama a “tyrant” and a “king.” Now House Speaker John Boehner has a plan: it’s simple -- sue the President. But what exactly would he sue Obama for, and what does he expect to accomplish? Are Obama’s executive actions a sign of over-reach or a last-ditch solution to obstructionism?
Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Allen - Sidewire / Roll Call - @jonallendc, Josh Blackman - South Texas College of Law / Cato Institute - @JoshMBlackman, Norman Ornstein - American Enterprise Institute / Atlantic - @NormOrnstein, Katrina vanden Heuvel - The Nation - @KatrinaNation

Host:
Barbara Bogaev