Obama holds all the power (per the US constitution) and the house can do nothing except issue press releases. this could go very bad for Israel. The republican house has boxed themselves in and all Obama has to do is "go to lunch" and the house will crap all over itself in panic. It is a whole new dynamic.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Five thoughts from Israel on Obama’s re-election