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House Approves Boehner Request to Sue Obama

HeadlinesJul 31, 2014

The Republican-controlled House has approved Speaker John Boehner’s request to sue President Obama. Boehner says Obama has overstepped his authority, citing executive orders that include raising the minimum wage, expanding LGBT protections, and stopping the deportation of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. But the lawsuit itself focuses solely on the delayed implementation of a portion of the Affordable Care Act — a law Republicans opposed and then tried to repeal. At a speech in Kansas City, President Obama mocked Republican opposition.

President Obama: "So, some of the things we’re doing without Congress are making a difference, but we could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit. Just come on. Come on and help out a little bit. Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on. Let’s get some work done together."

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