By Dave Boyer, The Washington Times
President Obama called Saturday for a “year of action,” and he acknowledged those plans include more executive action.
“I’ll keep doing everything I can to create new jobs and new opportunities for American families — with Congress, on my own, and with everyone willing to play their part,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address.
Entering a year of midterm elections, with much of the president’s agenda stalled in Congress, some observers expect Mr. Obama to bypass the legislative branch with executive actions even more frequently than he has in the past.
But the president said action should begin with lawmakers extending unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans whose insurance expired in late December.