Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney – Obama eyes ‘audacious’ use of executive power in final year

President Obama’s pledge to pursue “audacious” executive action during his final year in office is stirring a frenzy of speculation about what he might have up his sleeve.

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough this week said “audacious” executive actions on tap for 2016 are being carefully crafted to “make sure the steps we have taken are ones we can lock down and not be subjected to undoing through [Congress] or otherwise.”

A White House official was non-committal when asked about which specific executive actions the president might be considering.

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