Wed Jan 29, 2014 AT 9:19 AM EDT
President Obama promised a “year of action” in his State of the Union speech last night – acknowledging that his agenda was unlikely to get past House Republicans and pledging to his executive powers to act alone instead. Politico has the details – including Obama’s strong embrace of ObamaCare. In response, Senator Ted Cruz takes to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street to lay out his legal and historical case for why “the president’s persistent pattern of lawlessness” is the most dangerous part of his presidency. And the GOP in general promises to challenge Obama’s power in court.