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GOP rejected Obama's executive reach, but accepts Trump's

Jan 12, 2019 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and - relying on what he called his pen and his phone - used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation.

Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on.

The potential use of a national emergency declarati...