President Biden is under pressure — often from his own allies — to declare national emergencies on issues like climate and abortion that are roiling American culture.
As 100 million Americans swelter under heat warnings, the president is considering whether to invoke special powers to address climate change.
Phil Waldron, who owns a bar in Texas, is a case study in how pro-Trump fringe players managed to get a hearing for conspiracy theories at the highest level during the presidential transition.
House Democrats are framing their efforts as a rebuke of Donald J. Trump’s record as would-be reformers seek Senate Republican support.
The House is expected to repeal the 2002 authorization for the invasion of Iraq, and the Senate will consider doing so as well in a rare debate over war powers.
Congress needs to find creative ways to engage the executive branch that favor cooperation over conflict.
Democratic lawmakers have begun to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of virus-related nursing home deaths, and the governor also faces a federal inquiry.
In pleas for more money from Capitol Hill, the advisers said the United States was still facing shortages of protective gear and other supplies.
Democrats often benefit from unilateral authority more than Republicans do.
But short of the cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment or impeaching and convicting the president, it would be unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief, experts note.
Even before the president was given mood-altering drugs, there was a movement to end the commander in chief’s sole authority to launch nuclear weapons.
The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.
The defeat of the measure allows President Trump to continue to act unilaterally on Iran, in defiance of Congress.
The president said the resolution was an “insulting” move to limit his powers as commander in chief.
Trading barbs with governors about their powers over when to ease restrictions on society, the president made an assertion that lacks a basis in the Constitution or federal law.
Leaders around the world have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them?