195074586US President Barack Obama will be actively using his executive power regardless what party takes control of the Congress, Patrick Griffin, former assistant to the president on legislative affairs told RIA Novosti on Monday. “I think the president will continue to use his executive power aggressively,” Griffin said. “The Congress will use its legislative authority to resist but getting enough votes again will be problematic.” At the beginning of his new term, Obama stated that he would counter Congressional gridlock by using a pen and a phone, which provoked a lot of criticism from both the American citizens and the Congress members. More