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WASHINGTON–Faced with tough GOP resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama is going to be issuing more executive orders in 2014. As Obama said in his Tuesday State of the Union he’s “eager” to work with Congress but if there are no deals, he will use his powers “wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation.” Bill Schneider, resident scholar at the Third Way here, in an interview on Wednesday highlighted one of the most famous executive orders in U.S. history: President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

My column on Obama’s Executive Order strategy is HERE.

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