Pfeiffer: Executive Actions Could Spur GOP on Impeachment

Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics
President Obama's senior adviser said Republicans might seriously weigh impeachment charges against the president, given their enthusiasm about suing him over his use of executive power. “I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment in the future,” Dan Pfeiffer said Friday. “I would not discount that possibility.” The president’s top White House political adviser said Washington pundits may have dismissed the assertion by former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin that... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as "inversions" and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb the practice.
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California Vindicates Liberalism

Paul Krugman, New York Times
California has long suffered from political paralysis, with budget rules that allowed an increasingly extreme Republican minority to hamstring a Democratic majority; when the state’s housing bubble burst, it plunged into fiscal crisis. In 2012, however, Democratic dominance finally became strong enough to overcome the paralysis, and Gov. Jerry Brown was able to push through a modestly liberal agenda of higher taxes, spending increases and a rise in the minimum wage. California also moved enthusiastically to implement Obamacare. Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Heitkamp: Addressing Abuse Issues Can Unite Lawmakers

Adam O'Neal, RealClearPolitics
Rep. Donna Edwards and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp expressed a strong hope Thursday that the deeply divided U.S. Congress can come together to address the problem of domestic violence. Speaking at a breakfast organized by RealClearPolitics and Allstate, the Maryland congresswoman and the North Dakota senator discussed the state of the Violence Against Women Act; the new frontiers in combating domestic violence; and whether an issue as important as women’s safety can bridge divides among polarized lawmakers. Asked by RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon whether it was possible to get a... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Republican lawmaker to grill U.S. SEC over Ackman tactics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker will pressure the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to consider a raft of reforms, after William Ackman's aggressive efforts to take over Allergan Inc raised concerns about loose rules governing disclosure and shareholder voting.

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Why Obama Wants Israel to “Do More”

Michael Crowley, Time
As the death toll in Gaza escalates, so does the pressure from Washington on Israel to limit the killing. President Obama has conveyed his “concern” about Palestinian civilian casualties to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Hell of a pinpoint operation,” John Kerry sardonically cracked on Sunday. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told CNN Tuesday that Israel appears to be “over doing it,” and is hurting its “moral authority.” Read More (Opens In A New Tab)