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Barack Obama 5

“Now, you’re absolutely right that there have been significant numbers of deportations. That’s true. But what you are not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law.”

Marion Barry

“Whatever the president wants, I think we ought to do. I mean, I haven’t been following it closely, but we need more stimulus so if the president wants more, he ought to get more. This is an example of how it works.”

Leon Panetta

“Our goal would be to seek international permission, and we would come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this. Whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress, I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.”

Barack Obama 2

“[W]here Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.”

Charlie Rangel 3

“I do [think there are areas where Obama should bypass Congress], but I don’t want it to be interpreted that I welcome the executive branch using their powers instead of having the legislative branch do it. It’s necessary now because it’s a gridlock between the President and the United States.”