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Wilkow!:' Obama's Not the First to Issue Controversial Executive Orders


President Obama's issuing of 23 executive orders this week to enhance the country's gun laws is not a horribly uncommon action in American history.

Franklin Roosevelt issued 3,728 executive orders during his administration, Richard Nixon created the EPA by executive order, and George W. Bush authorized warrantless wiretapping through executive order.

With guests Burt and Anita Folsom, Adam Freedman, and Neil McCabe, Andrew Wilkow on Friday discussed the history of executive orders.

Should we expect the president to use these actions moving forward for issues he has trouble getting through Congress (i.e. immigration and the debt ceiling)?

Watch a clip from Friday's 'Wilkow!' below:

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