Biden Is Facing Crisis After Crisis. But Are They Emergencies?

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.

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What Would a Climate Emergency Mean? Here Are 4 Key Points.

As 100 million Americans swelter under heat warnings, the president is considering whether to invoke special powers to address climate change.

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Phil Waldron’s Unlikely Role in Pushing Baseless Election Claims

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.

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Proponents of Post-Trump Curbs on Executive Power Prepare New Push

House Democrats are framing their efforts as a rebuke of Donald J. Trump’s record as would-be reformers seek Senate Republican support.

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As Wars Wind Down, Congress Revisits Presidential Powers

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.

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How to Tame the Presidency After Trump

Congress needs to find creative ways to engage the executive branch that favor cooperation over conflict.

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Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers

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.

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Biden Advisers Say U.S. Will Remain Vulnerable to Covid Unless Congress Acts

In pleas for more money from Capitol Hill, the advisers said the United States was still facing shortages of protective gear and other supplies.

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Why Joe Biden Must Not Shy Away From the Full Power of the Presidency

Democrats often benefit from unilateral authority more than Republicans do.

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Pelosi Pressed Pentagon on Safeguards to Prevent Trump From Ordering Military Action

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.

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Trump’s Virus Treatment Revives Questions About Unchecked Nuclear Authority

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.

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Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One.

The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.

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Failing to Override a Veto, Senate Falls Short of Curbing Trump’s Iran War Powers

The defeat of the measure allows President Trump to continue to act unilaterally on Iran, in defiance of Congress.

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Trump Vetoes Measure Demanding Congressional Approval for Iran Conflict

The president said the resolution was an “insulting” move to limit his powers as commander in chief.

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Trump’s Claim of Total Authority in Crisis Is Rejected Across Ideological Lines

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.

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For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power

Leaders around the world have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them?

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