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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Obama’s policy strategy: Ignore laws

President Barack Obama returned Friday to a trusted tactic — satisfying his political allies by not doing something....Rather than pushing new laws through a divided Congress to enact his agenda, Obama is relying on federal agencies to ignore, or at least not defend, laws that some of his important supporters — like Hispanic voters and the gay community — don’t like. “If the president says we’re not going to enforce the law, there’s really nothing anyone can do about it,” University of Pennsylvania constitutional law professor Kermit Roosevelt said. “It’s clearly a political calculation.”
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