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House Republicans forge ahead with lawsuit against Obama

By Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News 3:17 PM July 30, 2014

Amid several outstanding domestic and foreign policy crises Congress must tackle by the end of the week, House Republicans are finalizing their plans to sue President Obama.

The House voted 225 to 201 Wednesday afternoon to authorize House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to go forward with the lawsuit. It alleges that the president has overreached on his executive authority by unilaterally changing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The vote was almost split along party lines, with all Democrats voting “no.” Five Republicans also voted against the measure. Four Republicans and three Democrats did not vote.

The president’s response to Congress, in a campaign-style speech from Kansas City, was to ask House Republicans to “stop just hatin’ all the time.”

“We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit,” Mr. Obama said after he laid out all the ways he had unilaterally taken steps he says help all Americans. “Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time.”

“I know they’re not that happy that I’m president, but that’s okay,” he said. “I’ve only got a couple of years left. Come on, let’s get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president.”

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