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Candy Crowley to Pfeiffer: Obama's Plan to Use Executive Orders 'Kind of a Threat' Toward Congress?

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White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer told State of the Union host Candy Crowley that President Barack Obama planned to use the leverage of executive action if Congress didn't act on the proposals set to be laid out in Tuesday's State of the Union address, but denied that this constituted aggression toward the legislative branch. "This is supposed to be a year of action," Pfeiffer said. "So [Obama] is going to look in every way he can, with his pen and his phone, to try to move the ball forward." "It's kind of a threat," Crowley said. "Hey, Congress, work with me or I can do a lot of stuff administratively." "I don't think it's confrontational," Pfeiffer said. "It's 'let's find areas to work together.' There are some items right before Congress we can do together. Passing immigration reform. Extending unemployment benefits for 1.6 million Americans. Patent reform. The Innovation Act. The Farm Bill. There are things they can get done. But the president is not going to tell the American people that he's going to wait for Congress."