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  • Obama eliminated the NDIC, Agency that monitored terrorism, drugs on border.

    07/12/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Obama quietly eliminated the NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, that was monitoring terrorist activity on the border. Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism. It’s a senseless move, which is why it was done very quietly. The only real way to discover that the Justice Department’s 19-year-old National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been closed is by trying to visit its website. It simply says that on June 15, 2012,...
  • Will Jeb stumble in Iowa?

    12/21/2014 2:51:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | December 21, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    With no love lost for Jeb Bush among the Republican base, the Iowa caucuses could be an early stumbling block in his 2016 quest. The former Florida governor’s business-friendly stances and willingness to criticize GOP hard-liners make him popular with the donor class. But the first-in-the-nation state hasn’t been kind to establishment candidates in recent years. And just after he announced this week he’s “actively exploring” a president bid, some Iowa activists are already torching Bush’s credentials. “He's on the wrong side of every issue that matters most to conservatives right now,” said Steve Deace, an influential Des Moines-based conservative...
  • Johnson Comments on Immigration Bill Vote (2013: WI Senator wants to stop deporting families)

    12/21/2014 2:17:48 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/ ^ | June 27, 2013 | Senator Ron Johnson
    Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 744, the Immigration Reform Bill: "America is a compassionate society, and no one wants to separate families by deporting moms and dads or husbands and wives. As a result, I support immigration reform and a path to legal status for people whose only crime was to enter the country illegally when they came here to work. I also recognize that our current immigration laws are not working – not for American workers, not for employers, and not for immigrants who want to come to America and play...
  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/20/2014 5:08:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In the fallout following a grand jury’s decision to not indict police for the death of Eric Garner, there is no shortage of libertarians who claim that Garner was innocent as far as the natural law is concerned. “Natural law” is an ethical tradition with an illustrious pedigree stretching back millennia. From this perspective, natural law is a transcendent moral order that provides the standard of justice for “positive law,” i.e. human legislation.The law forbidding the sale of loose cigarettes that Garner violated (repeatedly) is unjust. Garner “aggressed” against no one. He merely exercised his “natural right to dispose of...
  • Without Cruz, there would be no opposition to President Obama (With 2016 poll to FReep)

    12/21/2014 2:42:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Nolan Chart Blog ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mark Vogl
    An entire nation votes, tens of millions of Americans come out to their local polls to tell Washington it is going in the wrong direction on amnesty and Obama Care, and endless deficits, and cowardice in the face of terrorism…and what do the Republicans leaders do? They give the president everything he could ask for, while turning on one of the few in the Republican ranks that understands we are fighting for the very life of the nation. The Republican Party simply is not up to the task of changing the course of this nation. Too many in the Republican...
  • SCOTUS: Arizona must issue immigrants driver's licenses( Rove & Roberts back Obamnesty)

    12/20/2014 6:59:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | Nick Gass
    There might soon be thousands more licensed drivers in the Grand Canyon State. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver’s licenses to thousands of young immigrants who entered the United States illegally but were protected from deportation by a presidential order in 2012, The Associated Press reports. In a 6-3 decision, justices denied Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for a stay on a circuit court ruling. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have granted the stay.
  • Ted Cruz Presidency makes Dan Pfeiffer nervous

    12/20/2014 6:51:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Myrtle Beach Examiner ^ | December 20, 2014 | Jesse Broadt
    Dan Pfeiffer, White House senior adviser, admitted that he is concerned about a Ted Cruz presidency, which would almost certainly result in an overturn of Barack Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty action. This indicates that Ted Cruz is likely the biggest threat to the progressive left for the upcoming 2016 presidential race. The executive action game Yesterday, Pfeiffer told the Wall Street Journal that the first 100 days of Obama's presidency was spent attempting undo many of W's policies through executive action, but admitted he hopes he will never be sitting somewhere reading about a President Ted Cruz doing the same...
  • Richard Burr, a Ted Cruz ally? (*Um, Riiiiiiiiiight.*)

    12/20/2014 6:20:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    That’s what the DC establishment’s steno pool over at The Politico would have us believe: (SNIP) Seven of the 20 Republicans who voted against Cruz are up for reelection in two years, including Sens. Dan Coats of Indiana, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska. (SNIP) “It was real simple: It was saying the president didn’t have the constitutional authority to do what he did,” said Burr, who is up for reelection in 2016 and could face a primary challenge. “I agree with [Cruz].”[…] Do not fall for this. This is a man who...
  • Clinton, Dole Partisans Spar on Illegal Immigration (1996)

    12/20/2014 6:09:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 11, 1996 | MARC LACEY
    While GOP presidential hopeful Bob Dole has been hammering President Clinton for failing to control illegal immigration, Clinton partisans have prepared ammunition of their own--Dole's long congressional voting record on the issue. (SNIP) For instance, although presidential candidate Dole has endorsed a congressional proposal to allow states to ban public schooling to illegal immigrant children, Dole once opposed such a move during his Senate tenure. In 1982, Dole voted against a similar proposal that had been advanced by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.). Dole said that Helms' amendment came too soon after a 1982 Supreme Court decision that it was unconstitutional...
  • Scott Walker Is Dialing Back His Common Core Opposition

    12/20/2014 5:27:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Fred Lucas
    Walker, who was re-elected in November, is considered a likely White House contender. Walker said Tuesday his goal is to remove “any mandate or requirement that requires a school district to abide by Common Core standards,” the Associated Press reported. This is a softer approach than Walker’s demand in July that the state legislature repeal the Common Core standards.
  • New Radio Ads Hold GOP Leaders Accountable

    12/20/2014 3:27:42 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | December 12, 2014
    Today, Senate Conservatives Action (SCA), the super PAC arm of the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), released three new radio ads holding GOP House leaders accountable for voting to fund the president's unlawful executive amnesty. The ads will air for one week in the home districts of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Over the past week, freedom-loving Americans from across the country pledged to donate over $117,000 to hold these leaders accountable if they voted to fund the president's amnesty. The three radio ads released today carry out...
  • Mike Lee: Charles Krauthammer Does Not Have A Crystal Ball

    12/20/2014 1:53:34 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Patrick Howley
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee defended himself Tuesday against allegations that his point of order vote, which he earned in partnership with Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions, contributed to President Barack Obama being able to confirm more of his nominees through the outgoing Democratic Senate majority. “Look, I’ve got tremendous respect for Charles Krauthammer, but he does not have a crystal ball,” Utah Sen. Mike Lee said on the Laura Ingraham radio show.
  • Martha McSally Announces Transition Team(Jim Kolbe & other RINOS)

    12/20/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today announced the members who will serve on her Transition Team. The diverse group of experts and community leaders from Pima and Cochise Counties will provide input on hiring decisions and help set up McSally’s Arizona Congressional offices to ensure a smooth transition to office. “It’s a privilege to work with so many talented and accomplished individuals from our community to get our office up and running,” said McSally. “Above all, our office needs to work for the people of Southern Arizona. Whether it’s constituent services or representing the views of Southern Arizonans in...
  • National Rally RSVP : STOP Obama Amnesty and FIRE John Boehner: 2015-01-03 : Every American City !

    12/20/2014 8:09:49 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 8 replies
    . 2014-12-20 Message Alert Communicate this information to fellow Conservatives, Churches, Facebook contacts, Tea Party groups, and your Family, Friends and Neighbors. Free Republic's "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty in EVERY American City Saturday : 3 January 2015 : 11 AM to 3 PM Facebook Link: "Obama Amnesty National Protest : 2015-01-03" Planning Suggestions for your "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty - (Internet Link) Suggested Planning Tasks and Schedule Milestones for your Team 2014-12-06 : Saturday : Identify and Contact your Team Members 2014-12-13 : Saturday : Team Meeting to decide these...
  • Obama's Year-Ending Presser…But I’m Not Done Yet!

    12/20/2014 6:33:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-20-2014 | MOTUS
    We must have let the rest of the White House staff go on “Winter Holiday Break” early too, because as of this morning, still no transcript from yesterday’s presser. I gotta run, I’ve got a flight to catch. See you next year.Although there was this posted yesterday on the Big White site: DECLARACIONES DEL PRESIDENTE SOBRE CAMBIOS EN LA POLÍTICA CON CUBA. No English translation though because, as I just explained, a lot of people are already on holiday. I ran it through my special language pack however and it appears to be addressed to newly landed formerly illegal aliens....
  • Judge Says President's Executive Action on Immigration Unconstitutional [satire]

    12/19/2014 3:49:54 PM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Judge Arthur Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that portions of President Obama's unilateral action on illegal immigrants violate the US Constitution's separation of powers. “The alleged grounds of prosecutorial discretion are inadequate to support the totality of what he has tried to do,” Schwab said. “He can decline to prosecute these lawbreakers. That is the limit of his discretion. He does not have the authority to issue them identity papers that would make them eligible for employment or government benefits that existing law prohibits.” Democratic U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (Ill) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn) contend that Schwab...
  • Illegal immigration up, deportations down in 2014: DHS

    12/19/2014 2:19:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border rose in 2014, while deportations dropped, according to new statistics Homeland Security released Friday in a pre-holiday data dump that signaled potential problems on both sides of the immigration enforcement equation. Apprehensions on the border, which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says is a yardstick for overall illegal immigration, rose 16 percent in fiscal year 2014, while deportations from within the interior of the U.S. — the measure of how much the administration is going after long-time illegal immigrants — fell 24 percent. Those numbers, which cover from Oct. 1, 2013, through...
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Jeff Sessions out as Budget Committee Chair

    12/19/2014 6:52:10 AM PST · by xzins · 79 replies
    Red State ^ | December 18th, 2014 | streiff
    Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is out as chair of the Senate Budget Committee. **"Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is giving up his bid to become the next Budget Committee chairman — deferring to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and eliminating the only competitive chairmanship battle in the incoming GOP Senate majority. "Sessions has been the panel’s top Republican for the past four years but Enzi technically retains seniority over the Alabaman on the committee and said several weeks ago that he would challenge Sessions for the chairmanship."** This is going to portrayed as a simple matter of seniority. It isn’t. That story...
  • War over Obama’s Amnesty Moves to the Courts: DOJ Defeat in Federal Court is just the First Battle

    12/19/2014 5:46:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2014 | Hans Von Spakovsky
    The U.S. Justice Department and the Obama administration have lost their first battle in the war over the president’s plan to provide “deferred action,” or amnesty, to almost 5 million illegal aliens. When the judge for a Pennsylvania federal district court held on December 16 that President Obama’s “Executive Action is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution,” it must have felt like it came from left field, since the case didn’t involve a general attack on the immigration amnesty plan. No, U.S. v. Elionardo Juarez-Escobar is a criminal prosecution...
  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver’s licenses

    12/18/2014 4:32:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 5:19 PM EST | Jacques Billeaud
    A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver’s licenses. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from enforcing Gov. Jan Brewer’s policy of denying the licenses to about 20,000 immigrants. The injunction that takes effect on Monday was a formality that carries out instructions issued in July by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. …
  • Ted Cruz’s 2016 plan is somehow both smart and really dumb

    12/18/2014 2:13:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | December 18, 2014 | James Downie
    Earlier this week, National Review’s Eliana Johnson reported on how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) plans to approach the 2016 presidential campaign: “His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination,” writes Johnson. “According to several of the senator’s top advisers, Cruz sees a path to victory that relies instead on increasing conservative turnout; attracting votes from groups — including Jews, Hispanics, and Millennials — that have tended to favor Democrats; and, in the words of one Cruz strategist, ‘not getting killed with independents.’” The plan has...
  • Tucson police no longer enforcing Arizona's immigration status checks

    12/18/2014 9:48:19 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 18, 2014
    TUCSON, ARIZ. (AP) – Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws. Chief Roberto Villaseńor said his officers will now only check immigration status and call the U.S. Border Patrol when a person has prior serious felony convictions, poses a threat to national security or has gang affiliations. The criteria was set out for federal immigration authorities in an executive order issued last month by President Barack Obama intended to prioritize offenders for deportation.
  • Boehner’s Head Fake

    12/18/2014 8:52:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/18/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    So what did we just see happen in our Republican US House? Did John Boehner just do a head fake or what? His quid pro quo with the Democrats gets him and them amnesty along with a Christmas Wish List for Wall Street. In fact, wasn’t benefiting Wall Street the real lynchpin of the massive Omnibus bill, not executive amnesty? Think about it. Boehner now becomes the Wall-Streeter in Chief, not President Obama, whom the Speaker actually used to pass his legislation! Wasn’t the wished for defeat of executive amnesty just so much political theatre, what with the media screaming...
  • Jeb Bush: I’m going to try to persuade Republican voters to back immigration reform

    12/17/2014 9:56:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The key bit comes at 1:20. BuzzFeed headlines this clip, “Jeb Bush Thinks He Can Persuade The Republican Base To Get Behind Immigration Legislation.” Is that what Bush said? “A candidate gets to persuade,” Bush said to Miami’s NBC 6. “I think there’s a compelling case that if we want to be young and dynamic again, we have to make legal immigration easier than illegal immigration, that we control our borders, enforce the laws. But that we embrace our immigrant heritage and allow our country to take off. You gotta do both.” “You gotta protect the borders, enforce the law,...
  • Everybody Hates Ted? Cruz Doesn’t Care.

    12/17/2014 6:56:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | December 17, 2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Yesterday at a lunch attended by members of the Senate’s Republican caucus, Ted Cruz reportedly made an unsolicited apology to his colleagues for ruining their weekend. It’s not clear whether most of his fellow GOP senators accepted the apology. As mad as some of them were for having to cancel their plans in order to stay in the Senate over the weekend, many were also furious about the way Cruz’s decision to oppose a deal that would have passed the Cromnibus on Friday led to weekend sessions that also gave Democratic leader Harry Reid the opening that he used to...
  • JEB BUSH: "I HAVE NO PROBLEMS" PUSHING FOR AMNESTY BILL DURING GOP '16 PRIMARY

    12/17/2014 2:29:49 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 82 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Dec 17,2014 | TONY COOK
    Just hours after he announced his plan "actively explore" a 2016 presidential run on Monday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would have "no problems" pushing for comprehensive immigration reform in a GOP primary.
  • GOP feels immigration heat

    12/17/2014 1:25:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | By Scott Wong
    Republican leaders are so far refusing to telegraph their strategy for combating President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration. But they’re under enormous pressure from the right to act fast. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have no shortage of options. The question is whether any of them would stop Obama in his tracks. Aides to GOP leadership say one weapon in their armory would be for Republicans to sue the president, either by expanding the GOP’s current lawsuit against him on ObamaCare or bringing new legal action. Republicans, who will take...
  • Obama’s Amnesty: How They Voted vs. What They Said

    12/17/2014 11:10:40 AM PST · by T Ruth · 13 replies
    Heritage Action ^ | December 14, 2014 | Dan Holler
    Saturday night, the Senate voted on a constitutional point of order raised by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)95%. Heritage Action’s chief executive officer Michael A. Needham explained the vote this way: “If Senators are opposed to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they should vote in favor of Sen. Cruz’s constitutional point of order. A vote against the point of order is a vote in favor of unchecked presidential power and granting work permits and Social Security numbers to people who are in the country illegally.” While 22 Republican Senators voted to uphold the constitutional point of order, 20 Republican Senators...
  • Amnesty fight: Obama admin tells courts they’re powerless to stop executive order

    12/16/2014 5:39:41 PM PST · by bestintxas · 105 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/16/14 | s dinan
    The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive’s job description, “which this court lacks authority to review. In its first extended legal filing in one of the court challenges to the new amnesty, the Justice Department says courts have long held that an agency’s decision whether or not to prosecute someone or to enforce the law is entitled to “absolute discretion.”“Federal courts sit to decide cases and controversies, not to resolve disagreements about policy or politics,” said Joyce R....
  • What Really Happened This Weekend

    12/17/2014 10:21:10 AM PST · by T Ruth · 17 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/16/14 | Ted Cruz
    For the past week, Sen. Harry Reid has worked hard to prevent a vote on President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. [snip] Only one month ago President Obama announced amnesty for roughly five million people here illegally. He did so in defiance of the manifest will of the voters [snip] [snip] Even more troubling was how the amnesty was decreed: by executive fiat, directly contrary to federal immigration law and to the Constitution. [snip] [snip] If Congress does nothing in response, we acquiesce to this constitutional crisis. [snip] Some critics have disingenuously suggested that, by fighting on amnesty, we somehow facilitated...
  • Obama making record use of presidential memos to carry out policy (w/Video Judge Napolitano)

    12/17/2014 9:39:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2014
    Great 3:23 minute video interview at link. President Obama reportedly is using a unique form of executive action known as the “presidential memorandum” at a historic pace – a tactic that allows him to, technically, claim he’s not over-using executive orders while still pursuing high-level policy changes without involvement from Congress. A review by USA Today, published Wednesday, shows that, in fact, Obama has issued more memoranda than any U.S. president in history. He’s issued 198 – more than the 195 executive orders from his White House. The executive action is strikingly similar to an executive order, with only slight...
  • Jeb Bush Is Running for President, But Obama Has Already Destroyed His Candidacy

    12/16/2014 7:37:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 16, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    Because the right never trusted him, Mitt Romney spent the entire 2012 presidential primary burnishing his conservative credentials, and spent much of the general election on unsure footing, never confident that the Republican base would be comfortable with his gestures to the broader electorate. If the next Republican nominee is going to find balance, it won't be as an establishment guy putting on a Goldwater impression. The question is whether he’ll be a party activist or another patrician who also happens to be comfortable in his own skin. Two weeks ago, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush weighed in for the...
  • Establishment Looks to Jeb to Stop Tea Party

    12/17/2014 6:09:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I just got a note. "Hey, you know, this is a good thing that you're talking about here, the loss of honest media, targeting anything conservative. Do you do you take any hope in people seeing what you're talking about more and more?" Yeah, I do. Look at the last two midterm elections. I think the American people see clearly what's happening here and they don't like it. I think the American people are totally -- those voting, anyway -- are very aware of all of this. And they're voting to stop all of this stuff. All of this...
  • AP's Story on Federal Judge's Immigration Opinion Woefully Incomplete

    12/17/2014 4:04:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-16-2014 | Tom Blumer
    Earlier tonight, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters observed that the Tuesday evening network news shows failed to report on an opinion issued today by a federal judge in Western Pennsylvania in connection with President Obama's illegal immigration-related executive actions last month. Several blogs and center-right outlets noted Judge Arthur Schwab's 38-page "Memorandum Opinion" this afternoon. Not that this excuses the networks, but a search at the Associated Press's national site just before 8 p.m. on Schwab's last name (unfortunately not saved) returned nothing relevant. But shortly after 8 p.m. a story with a time stamp of 5:08 p.m. with Schwab's name...
  • Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Waterboy

    12/17/2014 2:37:14 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-17-2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Allow me to unite America's left, right and center in just three words: No, Jeb, No. Former GOP Florida governor Jeb Bush made the obvious official this week when he announced on Facebook that he's "actively exploring" a 2016 White House run. Of course, he's running. That's what inveterate politicians do. Well, I hate to break it to Jeb Inc. There's no popular groundswell for Bush Part III. None, zip, nada. Independents, progressives and conservatives are all weary of the entrenched bipartisan dynasties that rule Washington and ruin America. Only in the hallowed bubble of D.C. and New York City...
  • Welcome to lawless Obama’s America, hombres!

    12/16/2014 10:29:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    Just when President Obama thought it was safe to show his face in an American courtroom again, in walks John Wayne in a black robe to deliver one of the greatest legal beatdowns ever suffered by a sitting president. Except for all the other beatings President Obama has already endured in federal court and from Supreme Court justices, including the ones he himself picked. And this guy still sells himself as some kind of constitutional law expert? Already, the Supreme Court has ruled against Mr. Obama some thirteen times. And that’s just counting the instances where the Supreme Court ruled...
  • Fed judge says executive action is unconstitutional while Dem senators snipe that he's 'wrong'

    12/16/2014 10:14:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2014 | David Martosko
    * Bush-appointed jurist rules the White House 'amnesty' plan is an example of legislation – something only Congress can do * Democratic U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal sniped to MailOnline that Schwab is 'wrong' and made 'an incorrect decision' * Judge dismissed administration's claim that it is using 'prosecutorial discretion' to decide which illegal immigrants it will stop deporting * 'President Obama's unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the U.S. Constitution,' judge Arthur Schwab ruled * GOP Senator John Thune said Obama hadn't yet 'got the message' about his party's stinging November election...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Plan Also Ends Program for Enforcing Immigration Laws

    12/16/2014 9:58:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM | Penny Starr
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a series of memorandums on the same day the President Barack Obama announced he would take executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from being deported, including ending Secure Communities, the partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement to facilitate the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. “The Secure Communities program, as we know it, will be discontinued,” the first line of Johnson’s Nov. 20 memo reads. […] “The goal of Secure Communities was to more effectively identify and facilitate the removal of criminal aliens in the custody of state a local...
  • What would happen if Congress split into four parties? This.

    12/16/2014 8:06:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Philip Bump
    The last-minute vote to approve a long-term spending package cast a bright light on unusual splits in an otherwise unified Democratic congressional caucus. Following the lead of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), House and Senate Democrats voted against a bill that President Obama was personally advocating. It was similar to the insurgency faced by the Republican establishment last year, as many, many pundits pointed out, only with "no bank bailouts" replacing "no Obamacare" as a rallying cry. At ABC, Rick Klein, presumably with his tongue in his cheek, suggested that there are now "four parties that need to be...
  • The bothersome clarity of Senator Ted Cruz

    12/16/2014 3:23:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    As an unapologetic Tea Partier, an unreformed right-winger, I resent being lumped into the same column with the moral and intellectual geldings of the establishment GOP. Many of my fellow Republicans are either too lazy – or intellectually dishonest – to differentiate a conservative from a Republican. Sometimes, depending on the individual, the two are one and the same. Most of the time, unfortunately, the two are mutually exclusive. Take GOP House Speaker John Boehner… please. The recent budget battle added clarity to the political war being fought in America. And that war is raging on the fringes of our...
  • Federal judge: Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 2:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via WaPo, it’s now officially a mixed-blessings news day for Jeb Bush fans. Two issues here. One: Does Obama enjoy more power to craft policy if Congress is deadlocked between the two parties? Ezra Klein says yes, I say no. Two: How far can Obama go in crafting policy in the name of “prosecutorial discretion”? No one disputes that he can prioritize one illegal immigrant’s deportation case over another’s. If he can do that for one person, why can’t he do it systematically for five million? At what point does “prosecutorial discretion” become unconstitutional legislation by presidential diktat?Judge Arthur Schwab’s...
  • Fighting Obama’s Amnesty: Et Tu, Brute?

    12/16/2014 2:09:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 16, 2014 | Jim DeMint
    Most Americans don’t watch C-SPAN and I cannot blame them. More often than not, it seems as though the Senate is in a quorum call or a lone senator is debating something totally irrelevant to the issues that are important to most Americans. That changed a little bit on Saturday when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee forced the Senate to debate President Obama’s executive amnesty. I’ll save you the boring back-and-forth that occurred in our nation’s capital over the procedural stuff and cut right to the chase: Ted and Mike were attempting to carry out the...
  • District court declares Obama immigration action unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 1:20:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/2014 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    <p>Earlier Tuesday, a federal court in Pennsylvania declared aspects of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional.</p> <p>According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president’s policy goes “beyond prosecutorial discretion” in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights to applicable individuals. As a consequence, Schwab concluded, the action exceeds the scope of executive authority.</p>
  • BREAKING: FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES BLOW AT OBAMA EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/16/2014 11:43:02 AM PST · by amnestynone · 93 replies
    Powerline blog ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    the top 14 “movers and shakers” in health care in 2014 because his legal analysis led to the upcoming Supreme Court case on Obamacare’s state subsidies that may blow the ACA sky high. Anyway, Jon flags a U.S. District Court opinion out this morning that finds Obama’s immigration executive action exceeds the proper understanding of “prosecutorial discretion”: According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president’s policy goes “beyond prosecutorial discretion” in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights...
  • BREAKING: Federal judge finds Obama amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 11:38:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 130 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge has found parts of President Obama’s new deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, issuing a scathing memo Tuesday accusing him of usurping Congress’s power to make laws, and dismantling most of the White House’s legal reasoning for circumventing Congress. Judge Arthur J. Schwab, sitting in the western district of Pennsylvania, said presidents do have powers to use discretion in deciding how to enforce the law, but said Mr. Obama’s new policy goes well beyond that, setting up a full system for granting legal protections to broad groups of individuals. He said Mr. Obama writing laws — a power...
  • Ted Cruz bucks establishment strategy for 2016, leaving trail of avid fans and angry GOP leaders

    12/16/2014 11:08:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Last year, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood front and center in the battle against President Barack Obama’s health care program, leading an effort that shut down the government because the budget bill did not include a provision to defund the president’s plan. This year, Cruz was the lead crusader against the spending bill again, this time because it did not include a challenge to Obama’s executive action on immigration, which could shield an estimated 5 million people who entered the country illegally from deportation for about three years....
  • 495 thousand children have stopped at the border [GOOGLE TRANSLATE]

    12/16/2014 9:24:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Prensa Libre - Guatemala Free Press ^ | December 16, 2014 | BY SERGIO MORALES / Guatemala
    The migration of undocumented children and adolescents traveling alone EE. UU. does not stop, and only in October and November last -the first two months of fiscal 2015 in that country-, 495 thousand Guatemalan minors were arrested in the southern border of the country by Border Patrol agents. Guatemala tops the list of Central American countries with the largest number of infants captured by entering illegally in the country's north. In the same period 115 thousand were arrested and 506 Hondurans Salvadoran children. Although Foreign Ministry authorities say that migration figures are changing and may decrease in the coming months,...
  • Events and the flow of history are taking us along for the ride

    12/16/2014 8:32:51 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Who is in charge of our nation today in mid-December, 2014? The answer seems to be nobody. We have a lawless president and Attorney General, trying everything they can to control our lives; but last month’s election showed they are only able to present obstacles to our lives. Neither the House nor the Senate is in the hands of men who can make things happen. They are good at stopping things from happening and reacting to external events, but that’s not the same as being in control. The best estimate of what is going on is that events jumping off...
  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/16/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is exploring a 2016 presidential bid. The former Florida governor said in a post on Facebook Tuesday that over the Thanksgiving holiday there was a lot of discussion about the future of the nation. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States,” Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said he plans to establish a Leader PAC next month to “help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical...
  • Three Things We Learned From The CRomnibus

    12/16/2014 7:21:49 AM PST · by xzins · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    After a week of passionate debate and late night votes, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill this Saturday that will keep the entire federal government, except the Department of Homeland Security, funded through September 2015. Here are three lessons conservatives should take away from the ordeal: 1.Corporatism is King - Money talks and activists walk. That is the sad lesson from a $1.1 trillion spending bill that included huge payoffs to Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Citibank, and corporations that use taxpayer subsidized loans to invest overseas. Meanwhile, House leaders did nothing to stop President Obama's executive amnesty other than...