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  • 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 · 54 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 · 71 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 · 78 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 · 31 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 · 102 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 · 35 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 · 9 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 · 13 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 · 127 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 · 168 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...
  • More States Join Lawsuit against Obama's Immigration Order

    12/16/2014 5:05:43 AM PST · by Hostage · 76 replies
    Governing ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
    Seven more states signed on to a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action halting the deportation of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants, bringing the total to 24 states, Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday. The new states to join the coalition were Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio and Oklahoma. The original 17 states, including Alabama, Kansas and Texas, filed suit in U.S. District Court last week, arguing that Obama overstepped his powers in enacting such changes on his own. "The president's proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of...
  • Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

    12/16/2014 1:56:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The usual suspects are attacking Ted Cruz for doing his job.Republicans and a chorus of conservative commentators are dumping on the sole conservative Republican senator from Texas because–the horror!–he dared to force his Senate colleagues to publicly take sides on President Obama's shameful extralegal unilateral immigration amnesty.Apologists for Republican cowardice claim to be upset with Cruz because, as they claim, his parliamentary maneuvers to stymie the amnesty somehow allowed some objectionable Obama nominees to move forward in the confirmation process.Of course, they're lying. All Obama nominees are objectionable–remember, our president is a red diaper baby–yet the Senate eventually caves to...
  • Get Ready for the Obama Boomlet

    12/15/2014 11:38:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 15, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Remember when pundits loved the president? The conditions are right for that old feeling to return. Remember when pundits loved Barack Obama? It’s been quite a few years now. But I suspect some of the adoration is about to come back. There are three reasons. The first is that politically, Obama’s immigration gamble is working. Fearful of alienating Hispanics or shutting down the government, Republican leaders have largely abandoned hope of overturning Obama’s move. What’s more, Obama’s approval ratings are up 15 points among Hispanics but have not dropped among Anglo whites. Add immigration to health-care reform and the fiscal...
  • So-Called WashPost 'Conservative' Blogger Shreds Ted Cruz as 'Justifiably Hated By His Peers'

    12/15/2014 9:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 15, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The most dishonest advertising in The Washington Post isn’t selling soap or shoes or automobiles. It doesn’t come phonier than this: “Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.” Rubin spent 2012 insisting that every conservative presidential contender was unelectable except Mitt Romney, who was neither conservative nor electable, as it turned out. Rubin’s still at it, as in her latest screed from Sunday, headlined “Senate passes spending, GOP still despises Ted Cruz: The cromnibus passes despite Ted Cruz's ego trip.” Which part of the GOP? The wing of the party...
  • House, Senate GOP Leaders Gearing Up to Increase Guest-Worker Permits

    12/15/2014 9:02:05 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Top Republican leaders in the House and Senate are gearing up to push legislation in the next Congress that would increase the number of foreign guest-workers even in industries that do not need them. They are hoping such legislation would "open the door" to a broader comprehensive immigration bill.
  • Why Elizabeth Warren does not equal Ted Cruz (Fauxcahontas is willing to play along)

    12/15/2014 7:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | December 15, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    At the height of the debate over a $1.1 trillion spending bill last week, we examined the similarities and differences between Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who protested the measure from opposite ends of the political spectrum. Later, as the bill approached passage and won approval over the weekend, we saw a key distinction emerge: Cruz was willing to hold up the process to make his point. Warren was not. Warren opposed the bill because of a provision that would relax a restriction on Wall Street banks. In press conferences and Senate floor speeches, Warren spoke out...
  • Free Republic "National Reckoning" against Obama-Boehner-McConnell Amnesty : 2015-01-03

    12/15/2014 4:39:32 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 35 replies
    STOP Obama Amnesty ^ | 2014-12-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-12-15 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 : 9 AM to 1 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...
  • Bachmann: Ruling Class In Washington Decided US Will Have Open Borders.

    12/15/2014 3:25:17 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/15/2014 | Al Weaver
    Bachmann took aim at the “ruling class in Washington,” saying that the U.S. will “not have any sovereignty” over its borders. Bachmann also opined that with the executive action, the president put in place an “insurance policy,” allowing Democrats to win “every presidential contest from here on out....
  • Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Counter Obama Executive Amnesty

    12/15/2014 2:52:20 PM PST · by PapaNew · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/15/2014 | Warren Mass
    Senator Rand Paul introduced the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act on December 12. The bill (which has not yet been assigned a bill number, but has been placed on the Senate’s legislative calendar) is a companion legislation to Rep. Ted Yoho’s bill of the same name (H.R. 5759) that passed the House of Representatives on December 4, 2014 on a 219-197 vote. In a release place on his Senate webpage, Paul explained: This legislation would end President Obama’s executive action on immigration and restore the Congress’ constitutional role as the body to craft legislation. Article I of the Constitution...
  • Five GOP immigration myths

    12/15/2014 6:38:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 15, 2014 | Laila Hlass
    On Nov. 20, President Obama announced an executive action on immigration to provide temporary protection (“deferred action”) from deportation and permission to work for some parents of United States citizens and legal permanent residents. The order also expands the existing “DACA” program benefiting the so-called DREAMers — high achieving young people brought to the United States as children. These two programs could affect up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. The outcry from Republicans over Obama’s plans has been deafening. Congressional Republicans responded by holding a hearing to rail against the program. They’ve threatened a range...
  • Sen. Sessions: 'Super-Elites in Washington and Wall Street Dream of World Without Borders'

    12/15/2014 11:05:02 AM PST · by xzins · 30 replies
    CNS ^ | December 13, 2014 | CNSNews.com Staff
    - 10:13 AM In a speech delivered on the Senate floor Friday as the Senate was debating a 1,603-page government funding bill that will permit President Obama to spend tax dollars to implement his unilateral amnesty, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) argued that trends in U.S. immigration and employment are depressing the job prospects and income of Americans. "This summer alone the White House met 20 times with business executives, amnesty lobbyists, immigration activists to craft their executive amnesty," Sessions said. "You know who wasn’t invited into that room? You, the American citizen. You don’t get a say. "These super-elites in...
  • The Exquisite Hypocrisy Of 20 Republican Senators

    12/15/2014 9:13:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    One of the reasons our friend Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) gets under the skin of his Republican colleagues is that, unlike them, he actually votes the way he talks. If he’s against some policy of President Obama’s, like say an unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, he votes NO and does all he can to stop it. This annoys his hypocritical Senate Republican colleagues who prefer to campaign like conservatives at home while voting with President Obama when they are in Washington. After 20 Republicans opposed Cruz’s point of order declaring the “CRomnibus” to be unconstitutional...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol [satire]

    12/15/2014 8:46:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera has filed suit against the US Border Patrol for dog bite injuries he sustained during his arrest. Marino-Najera was among a group of immigrants smuggling marijuana across the border. He is alleging that his human rights were violated. “Those border guards disobeyed their own President Obama,” Marino-Najera declared. “He says I have a right to go where I want. They should have given me food and water, not sicced their dogs on me.” Marino-Najera’s lawyer Susan Horschidt claims that “the trauma my client experienced has given him nightmares that have ruined his life. No amount...
  • Pathetic Republicans Cave Again

    12/15/2014 4:50:59 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 34 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 15, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Last month Republicans won a wave election picking up a dozen seats in the House and nine seats in the Senate. Last week the Republicans ignored the will of the voters and voted in favor of President Obama’s budget initiatives. The country is overwhelmingly opposed to Obamacare, so the Republicans fully funded it without making any changes. The country is overwhelmingly opposed to amnesty, in particular the country is opposed to amnesty created by the executive branch alone. Rather than refuse to fund the President’s amnesty power grab, the Republicans are funding it completely. They’re even spending a billion dollars...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for Door Opened by Obama [and the GOPe]

    12/14/2014 11:54:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | December 14, 2014 | By JULIA PRESTON
    LOS ANGELES — They pushed strollers, tugged toddlers and streamed into the convention center in the heart of this city on Sunday, thousands of immigrants here illegally and anxious to find out if they could gain protection from deportation under executive actions by President Obama. The crowd, waiting in a long snaking line to check in, was drawn by an information session organized by advocacy groups offering people initial assessments to see if they meet the requirements to apply to stay in the country and work. The day became a kind of coming-out party for about 5,000 unauthorized immigrants, the...
  • How Big Is the Ted Cruz Caucus?

    12/14/2014 10:49:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    Roll Call's #WGDB Blog ^ | December 14, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    It’s a question that will prove crucial next year when Mitch McConnell takes the reins of a new Senate: Just how big is the Ted Cruz caucus? Three votes on the “cromnibus” late Saturday night suggest it could be as large as 22 senators — a dangerously high number for McConnell — or as few as a handful. Let’s break down the three votes — on filibustering the $1.1 trillion package, on Cruz’s point of order aimed at targeting the president’s immigration action, and final passage. The high-water mark for the Texas Republican came on his point of order vote,...
  • Senate passes spending, GOP still despises Ted Cruz

    12/14/2014 4:55:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The Post reports: The Senate on Saturday night approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year, turning back a conservative rebellion against President Obama’s immigration policy. On a vote of 56 to 40, senators passed the spending bill and sent it to Obama, who plans to sign it. The bill’s passage eliminates the threat of a government shutdown and capped days of acrimonious debate on Capitol Hill over the omnibus agreement. A small group of conservatives, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), had sought to slow debate on the...
  • Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill That Leaves Obama’s Immigration Reforms Intact

    12/14/2014 3:39:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 100 replies
    SF CBS/local ^ | December 13, 2014 | AP
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  • Tell your Senators to say NO to the anti-gun funding bill

    12/14/2014 1:09:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 12 December 2014
    You’ve probably heard the news already regarding the corrupt anti-gun government funding bill which passed late last night. In the end, even liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) balked about supporting the bill, known as the Cromnibus. But Boehner was aided by Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who worked the phone tirelessly Thursday, giddy at the prospect that Boehner would agree to fund Obama's illegal executive actions on gun control, immigration and the anti-gun ObamaCare. In the end, the Boehner-Obama-Biden team was able to pass the giant $1.1 trillion anti-gun bill by a vote of 219-206. And 162 House Republicans who...
  • With little help from GOP, Ted Cruz corners Harry Reid to make a point conservatives will remember

    12/14/2014 8:41:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | December 14, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    When you take a stand on principle in the unprincipled world of Washington, D.C., you’re sure to upset a lot of people, as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz found out Saturday when he forced a vote on the constitutionality of President Obama’s overreaching executive order on immigration. In a move that pitted Cruz in a head-to-head matchup with outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the Texas senator prevailed in getting a point-of-order vote on whether Obama’s action was constitutional, before the Senate passed a massive $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. Cruz would lose that vote overwhelmingly — 22 to...
  • Senate GOP Leaders and Their Pro-Amnesty Pundit Friends Find Harry Reid’s S**t Sandwich Quite Tasty

    12/14/2014 12:58:54 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    The level of butt hurt among pro-amnesty Republicans is staggering. They are savaging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)94% and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)96% in ways the left refrained from savaging Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)6% for her own opposition to the CROmnibus. Of note, Warren was fighting against corporate cronyism and Cruz and Lee are fighting to stop the President’s Amnesty. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Jeff Flake62%Senate Republican Average64%See Full Scorecard62% will be one of the unnamed Senators calling Cruz and Lee’s efforts “unproductive.” Several sources overheard him spinning reporters against Cruz and Lee. Other Republicans, including McConnell, joined in on...
  • Ayotte discusses immigration, Ferguson chaos

    It has been a busy few weeks in Washington lately, from the president's executive order on immigration to the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (SNIP) Ayotte said she also believes the president's executive order on immigration last week was a mistake. "Right now, as someone who wants to solve this problem, I think it makes it more difficult to address the underlying immigration problem, and he should not have acted unilaterally," she said.