We certainly are acquainted, most likely, with the politics on both sides of the presidential executive order issue. But what was executive order power really meant to accomplish? Western Michigan University political science Dr. Peter Wielhouwer discussed it on The Richard Pi

et Show this week, along with whether or not Mr. Obama has invoked the power more or less than other presidents. Wielhouwer also discussed the president's final State of the Union address, and his impressions of how it compares to others.

You may also have been hearing the politics of Michigan's elimination of the straight party ticket option on the state ballot. Wielhouwer cuts through the rhetoric and talks about claims being made on both sides of the issue.

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