Pen, phone and arrogance.
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President Obama has dubbed 2014 a “year of action,” vowing to rely heavily on executive authority to accomplish ambitious– but yet unspecified – policy goals.
Top administration officials, perhaps not wanting to get ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, have been vague about what that might entail, even while insisting Obama means to use his “pen and phone” to get things done.
At his disposal are a range of powers to impose policy, including presidential directives, formal executive orders, and rulemaking authority at agencies throughout his administration.