Concerned about Obama’s ‘midnight’ regulations? You should be . . . check out his exit spree

With a few weeks remaining in his final term, and while on Christmas vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama has pushed “a flurry of big decisions.”

That’s how Fox News characterized a series of recent announcements from the Obama administration, adding that Republicans are concerned that Obama will jam through “so-called ‘midnight regulations’ and other leftover items from his wish-list on his way out the door.”

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More from Fox News:

In the last week alone, the Obama administration blocked future oil and gas leases in swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans; granted a record number of pardons and commutations for a single day; and scrapped a dormant registry for male immigrants from a list of largely Muslim countries.

Defense officials told Fox News there is an effort underway to transfer up to 22 additional detainees out of Guantanamo Bay. And Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations stunned Israel on Friday by abstaining on a Security Council measure condemning settlement activity, allowing it to pass.

 

And Obama appears to be saving his biggest and best effort for last: everlasting peace in the Middle East.

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A little gem from Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

Fresh off giving the U.S. ally the shaft by abstaining on an anti-Israeli U.N. resolution condemning settlement construction, it appears Obama has more “surprises” in store for the Middle East’s only democracy.

And make no mistake about it, Schanzer lays out a “perfect analogy” of the president’s anticipated actions:

Here’s a sampling of responses to the news from Twitter:

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