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8/17/15

US Administration: Why Republicans Can't Stop Obama's Executive Actions on Day One - by Sam Baker

The 2016 GOP contenders have made some pretty ambitious and far-reaching plans for their first day in office.

Rick Perry said he'd show up on Day One with "a bottle of White-Out … to get started on all those executive orders that Mr. Obama has put his name to." Ted Cruz cast the net wide, pledging to use part of his first day in office to "rescind every illegal and unconstitutional action taken by Barack Obama."

Carly Fiorina was a little more specific — she said she would "begin by undoing a whole set of things that President Obama has done, whether it is illegal amnesty or this latest round of EPA regulations."

But — even setting aside the fact that there are only 24 hours in Day One, and that new presidents don't get the keys until noon — quickly undoing a predecessor's legacy is easier said than done.

Read more: Why Republicans Can't Stop Obama's Executive Actions on Day One - NationalJournal.com

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