House GOP Approves Obama Lawsuit

On Wednesday, House Republicans gave Speaker John Boehner the approval to go ahead with a lawsuit against President Obama, alleging he overreached his powers in executing the Affordable Care Act. In an almost exact party-line vote, 225 Republicans voted in support and 201 Democrats voted against authorizing the federal suit. Democrats have accused Republicans of using the suit as a first step toward impeaching Obama, though Republicans have denied this. Earlier Wednesday, Obama denounced the prospective suit as a “political stunt” and told Republicans to “stop just hating all the time.”