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  • The 14th Amendment

    As the clock ticks towards default and Congress appears hopelessly dysfunctional, more and more members of his party are urging President Obama to act on his own and consider using the 14th Amendment to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling. Bill Clinton is the highest profile Democrat to suggest Obama can use this obscure Constitutional clause to prevent an economic calamity. While Republicans have threatened to sue and even impeach Obama if he invokes the 14th Amendment, most legal experts say it would be very difficult to challenge his executive power in court. View List ›

    Gavon Laessig 2 years ago 29 responses