Obama: Busy With His Pen to the End
President Obama may be golfing with pals and snorkeling with his family in Hawaii as 2016 comes to a close, but he’s simultaneously making full use of his presidential say-so heading toward Inauguration Day.
At the White House, they call it running through the tape. Donald Trump may rhetorically be warming up for the presidency, but Obama has been so busy with his last-minute to-do list that some conservative detractors have fumed he doesn’t know how to cede the stage.
In the president’s mind, his executive activism is about performing the job he was elected twice to do. And in the final weeks, it’s also about laying down markers for those who share his beliefs and will try to plot similar ideological paths in the years ahead. – READ MORE