Barack Obama

President Obama speaking out on the use of executive actions.

FOX's Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill:

President Obama has used his executive powers to change his signature healthcare law and most recently to announce changes to intelligence gathering. And the President recently warned lawmakers he could keep going around them.

(President Obama) "I've got a pen and I've got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions, administrative actions, that move the ball forward."

But that irritates members on both sides of the aisle. Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran says Mr. Obama has already gone way too far.

(Moran) "Here once again, we have an administration that one more time, without consulting Congress, without legislative changes, is altering their signature piece of legislation, Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act."

On Capitol Hill, Mike Emanuel, FOX News Radio.