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Your cheat sheet for executive orders, memorandums and proclamations - PBS NewsHour

Donald Trump has signed more than a dozen executive actions since taking office on policies covering immigration, health care, abortion and trade. But what exactly do they mean? Is there a difference between an executive order and an executive action?and more »

All of Trump's major executive actions so far - Politico

President Donald Trump has spent his first days using his executive authority to rewrite American policy and undo a string of decisions made by former president Barack Obama. Here's a running list of the new president's executive actions: 1. Providing ...and more »

Here's Why Comparing Executive Order Numbers Is a Waste of Time - Big Think

Over the course of his presidency, Barack Obama issued a total of 276 executive orders, according to the Federal Register. During his eight-year presidency, Obama was criticized for using the powers of the executive office to circumvent the ...and more »

What Trump has done so far and what it all means - CNN

This is a rolling list of executive actions undertaken by President Donald Trump during his first month in office. (CNN) With the flick of a pen, a new president can undo years of work by a previous administration through his constitutional executive ...and more »

What is an executive order? And how do President Trump's stack up? - Washington Post

President Trump's first week in office has been marked by two things: controversy (over things like his inaugural crowd size and voter fraud accusations), and executive orders. The first is old hat for Trump. But for casual observers — and even some ...and more »

Trump's flashy executive actions could run aground - Politico

President Donald Trump's team made little effort to consult with federal agency lawyers or lawmakers as they churned out executive actions this week, stoking fears the White House is creating the appearance of real momentum with flawed orders that ...and more »

Executive Orders Are Normal; Trump's Are Only Appalling Because of What They Say - The Intercept

With President Trump issuing a flurry of executive orders in his first week in office, it's important for everyone who opposes him to understand the history of this political tool. Unfortunately for those appalled by Trump's directives, it cannot be ...and more »

5 Ways America Changed During the Obama Years - Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American public opinion changed in significant ways over the course of Barack Obama's eight years in the White House, including on issues such as the economy, race relations, and the level of confidence the public has in different ...and more »

Gold Drapes and Potato Chips: 6 White House Changes Courtesy of President Trump - News

President Donald Trump has clocked nearly a week in the White House, which has many wondering: What exactly does he think of his new digs? After all, this is a man renowned for splitting his time between a gold-covered penthouse in Manhattan and a ...and more »

Congressional Republicans Suddenly Lose Interest in Executive Overreach - The Atlantic

PHILADELPHIA—There were few things that infuriated congressional Republicans more during Barack Obama's eight years in the White House than the words “a pen and a phone.” They were shorthand for the president's aggressive use of executive ...and more »