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John Boehner says he's suing Obama

Congressional Republicans argued that Obama was "lawless" for vowing to skirt the legislature with a wave of executive actions this year, and now they're going to try to prove it in court.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday confirmed that he plans to sue President Obama to contest his executive actions. "The constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws, and in my view the president has not faithfully executed the laws," he said.

Boehner hinted earlier this week the he would perhaps file suit on behalf of the GOP-controlled House.

Though Republicans have groused about the issue all year, the fact that they're taking it to court is a bit odd given that Obama has so far issued executive orders less frequently than any president since Grover Cleveland.