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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - San Juan Islands National Monument
Republicans are raising questions about the timing and costs of President Obama's decision to bypass Congress and designate five additional national monuments, coming as it does amid dire warnings of the most recent round of budget cuts, including the National Park Service.
Home from foreign travel, President Barack Obama is tapping executive powers from a century-old law to create five new national monuments celebrating history and nature. And one of them is in Vice President Joe Biden's political backyard.
Even as President Obama highlights impending cuts to national parks because of the sequester, he plans to use his power as president to designate five new national monuments Monday, according to an administration official.