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GOP leaders reject Obama's final budget before it's even printed

GOP leaders reject Obama's final budget before it's even printed

More than most of my colleagues on The Times' editorial board, I sympathize with the Republicans in Congress who complain about President Obama's expansive use of executive power. I don't always agree, but I see why they complain when the administration ignores a statutory deadline (as it has done with the employer mandate in Obamacare) or creates new legal obligations out of thin air (as it did in granting waivers to the No Child Left Behind mandates).

So it was inevitable, perhaps, that House Republicans would apply their zeal for creating super-special investigatory oversight panels to this particular issue. And so the House Judiciary Committee did, 

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