House Republicans voted Wednesday evening to move forward with their lawsuit against President Obama.
The resolution, which passed 225-201, authorizes a lawsuit against the president over the administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
3. Democrats voted unanimously against the measure. Five Republicans voted no: Reps. Thomas Massie, Walter Jones Jr., Paul Broun, Steve Stockman, and Scott Garrett.
The idea of impeaching Obama, rather than suing him, has been floated by a few Republicans, and ruled out by Boehner and Rep. Paul Ryan.
5. The White House has slammed the lawsuit in recent weeks, including comments from the president today:
- A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
- Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
- The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.