Obama Defends Exec Actions

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama vows to continue signing executive orders to counteract congressional inaction. Obama told a news briefing that he prefers to work with Congress but said he cannot reverse political gridlock and dysfunction by himself. He said he is considering executive actions on immigration but noted that he is limited by the Constitution and by the separation of powers.
House Republicans plan to sue the President over his increased use of executive actions. They have accused him of executive overreach. Obama said, quote, "Whenever I have the legal authorities to make progress, I'm going to seize those opportunities."