GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.

A party-line vote is expected when the GOP-led chamber considers the measure Wednesday.

Democrats call the lawsuit a political gimmick. They say it's aimed at stirring up Republican voters for the fall elections and mollifying conservatives who want Obama impeached.

Republican leaders say Obama has violated his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws. They say he has enforced laws as he wants to, dangerously shifting power to the presidency from Congress.

Some conservatives have called for impeachment. House Speaker John Boehner says he has no plans for that.

Democrats are using the impeachment threat to raise campaign money.

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