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Trump's familiar routine after failing to cut deals with Congress: signing legally dubious executive actions

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The president who pitched himself to voters as the consummate negotiator and ultimate dealmaker has repeatedly found his strategies flummoxed by the complexities and pressures of Washington lawmaking.
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Second stimulus checks: Trump executive orders leave $1,200 payments in limbo

Second stimulus checks: Trump executive orders leave $1,200 payments in limbo

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WASHINGTON - With President Donald Trump bypassing the nation's lawmakers and issuing executive orders to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit, many are wondering where that leaves a second round of direct payments to Americans.
The answer, for now, is nowhere.
Though Trump had previously said additional stimulus checks would be coming , direct payments were not mentioned in his four executive orders issued Saturday. That leaves that portion of coronavirus aid proposals in limbo.
Trump cast his orders as necessary given that lawmakers have been unable to reach an...
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Trump Sent His Economic Team Out To Defend His Executive Orders And It Was A Total Disaster

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Trump sent his top economic advisers to defend his executive orders and the result was chaos, confusion, and disaster.
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Criticism and constitutional issues greet Trump's executive orders

Criticism and constitutional issues greet Trump's executive orders

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Democratic leaders on Sunday panned President Donald Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief as unconstitutional and unworkable, suggesting that top negotiators need to reach a legislative compromise despite broken down talks.
“The president's meager, weak and unconstitutional actions further demand that we have an agreement,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
“Unfortunately, the president's executive orders described in one word could be paltry,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on ABC's “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos. “In...
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