Hillary Clinton said on Monday that if elected, she would use executive action to expand background checks for gun purchases. It could be a demonstration of how to circumvent Congress by using assertive presidential power.
Both the Democratic front-runner and the Republican rising star think the US should declare and enforce a no-fly zone in Syria. Military experts say it could set up a showdown with Russia that would be best to avoid.
The speaker of the House is an important and presumably powerful person. But John Boehner made it clear he was tired of some lawmakers 'spreading noise about how much can get done,' such as eliminating Obamacare.