WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201.
Democrats say the suit is a campaign-year stunt designed to draw conservative voters to the polls in congressional elections. They also say it may be a prelude to an effort to impeach Obama -- a contention top Republicans say is groundless.
Republicans say Obama has gone too far in selectively enforcing parts of the health overhaul, such as by delaying the requirement that many employers provide health insurance for their workers. They say they are protecting the Constitution's division of powers.
Woman uses teddy bear as car pool lane passenger
The 19-year-old driver had a giant teddy bear in the front seat next to her.
CDC: First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
The first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Collier woman arrested in spilled coffee fraud
Insurance fraud investigators say an East Naples woman created fake medical and car wash bills after claiming she spilled Dunkin’…
Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI
Olympic legend Michael Phelps was arrested early this morning for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence in Maryland,…