Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, President Obama emphasized the limitations the Constitution places on the power of his office:
"I never have a green light. I'm bound by the Constitution; I'm bound by the separation of powers. There's some things we can't do. Congress has the power of the purse, for example... What I am consistently going to do is, wherever I have the legal authorities to make progress on behalf of middle-class Americans... I'm going to seize those opportunities." [NPR]
Obama's comments are surprising given his apparent endorsement of executive lawmaking from earlier this year:
"We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. 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 and administrative actions that move the ball forward..." [Mediaite] Bonnie Kristian
Fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers went all out for Super Bowl 50, donning their wackiest wigs, outfits, and accessories for the big game (all in shades of orange and blue, of course), with some even going so far as shaving the number of their favorite player into their hair. Here's a look at some of the biggest fans at Levi's Stadium. Catherine Garcia
Jordan Norwood of the Denver Broncos set a record on Sunday for the longest punt return in Super Bowl history.
Norwood caught the ball and sprinted for 61 yards before being ran down by Mario Addison on the Panthers' 14-yard-line, NBC Sports reports. The new record shatters the previous one made by John Taylor, 45 yards, during Super Bowl XXIII. Catherine Garcia
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is known to celebrate first downs and touchdowns by "dabbing," but did you know it was actually Betty White who taught him everything he knows about the dance craze? Okay, that might not be entirely true, but White is certainly taking credit for it in a new CBS Sports video. Watch everyone's favorite golden girl show off her moves in the video below. Catherine Garcia
Before Super Bowl 50 began, the MVPs from previous years were celebrated during a ceremony at Levi's Stadium.
Former football stars Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, and Ray Lewis were cheered, but one player wasn't shown the same respect — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who instead was booed by the crowd. Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia
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Super Bowl 50 started off with a bang, as Lady Gaga sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. In an earlier interview with the NFL Network, the pop star said performing at the Super Bowl was an "honor" and "a total dream come true." Catherine Garcia
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