See the 5 times President Obama went around Congress


By Susan Crabtree | Washington Examiner

Once again, President Obama has cheered supporters by bypassing Congress.

Gay and lesbian rights groups are celebrating news that Obama plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Obama’s move, which the White House confirmed Monday, will undoubtedly energize Democrats liberal base four and a half months before a critical midterm election.

But Democrats who wanted a far broader anti-discrimination measure and are having to settle for a more limited step. It’s a familiar pattern in Washington as Obama tries to circumvent gridlock on Capitol Hill by taking half steps on his own.

at Washington Examiner.