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  • Obama weighing executive action on minimum wage?

    01/19/2014 8:46:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    Proponents want to see this executive action happen on the merits — they believe it could impact as many as two million employees of federal contractors, and would help the economy. But they also believe such action could give a boost of momentum to the push for a minimum wage hike for all American workers, which obviously would require Congressional approval, but is currently facing Republican opposition. Senator Bernie Sanders told me in an interview that the president took the idea very seriously when asked about it last night. “I am very pleased that the president and members of his...
  • Obama’s use of executive power faces reckoning at Supreme Court

    01/12/2014 10:09:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/14 | Kevin Bogardus, Ben Goad
    Nothing less than the boundaries of executive power are at stake Monday as the Supreme Court considers whether President Obama violated the Constitution during his first term. Oral arguments slated for Monday will center on a trio of recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that were deemed unconstitutional by lower courts. If they uphold the decision, experts say the justices could endanger hundreds of NLRB decisions. Even more significant are the ramifications for future presidents, with the court poised either to bolster or blunt the chief executive’s appointment powers. “Rulings like this have implications that last for...
  • What This Morning’s Obamacare Announcement Means

    11/14/2013 11:44:38 AM PST · by Errant · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    President Obama this morning announced that he would be issuing an administrative order—which requires no Congressional review—delaying the implementation of provisions of Obamacare that had led to the cancellation of a million or so insurance policies. This follows on the Administration’s similar delays of the Employer Mandate and the Individual Mandate. According to CNN, this morning’s delay is supposed to “cover millions of people who have had their insurance policies cancelled,” but the fact is that in many states, it won’t even do that—because insurance companies, anticipating the implementation of the new law, long ago decided to cancel these policies....
  • Carney: Obama Implementing Executive Actions Following Navy Yard Shooting

    09/17/2013 6:10:07 AM PDT · by seeker41 · 140 replies
    ap ^ | 09/17/2013 | cbs dc
    In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the president is implementing executive actions and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows.
  • Obama Quietly Signs Firearm And Ammo Killswitch Order

    08/13/2013 5:22:50 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 105 replies
    American Journal ^ | Alexander Higgins
    President Obama is quietly moving forward with gun control regulations. A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives(ATF) Final Rule published Tuesday in the Federal Register and a news release issued last Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) are recent developments ignored by the mainstream media even though Vice President Joe Biden announced last week that the administration would be using executive orders to advance “gun control” goals following a Senate battle that could not muster the votes to do so legislatively. President Obama has side-stepped Congress by implementing portions of the UN Small Arms Trade...
  • Biden Vows Obama Will Use Executive Orders

    04/19/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 86 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | April 19, 2013
    They can’t pass gun control via Congress so they’re going the dictator route. This is not going to go over well. On a conference call with “stakeholders,” Biden told gun control advocates that the fight is not over and that eventual action on gun control will come. Press were not invited to the conference call; a participant provided BuzzFeed with access. “Look I know you’re going to say that I’m just being an optimist and I’m trying to put a good face on this. But you know I’ve been around here a long time and we’ve already done, because of...
  • Obama weighing executive actions on housing, gays and other issues

    02/10/2013 7:16:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/13 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues. **SNIP** The administration declined to provide details on timing of the possible actions; one White House official said the moves to boost housing, retrofit buildings, offer same-sex protections or issue new environmental rules were not imminent. Obama may touch on some...
  • List Of Obama's 23 Executive Actions

    01/16/2013 9:33:47 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 144 replies
    1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. 4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. 5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full...
  • OBAMA'S 23 EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON GUNS

    01/16/2013 9:16:55 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 147 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Jan 16 | Staff
    The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence. 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
  • Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns

    Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required." Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act." Biden talked also about taking responsible...
  • Biden: Obama Can Use "Executive Orders" To Act On Gun Control (video)

    01/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 227 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups, says President Obama could use "executive orders" to enact gun control measures. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders -- executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required."
  • Obama could sidestep Congress on gun control

    01/07/2013 7:05:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies
    radioaustralia.net.au ^ | January 7, 2013 | Lisa Millar
    US president Barack Obama is reportedly considering implementing the most comprehensive gun control measures seen in decades. US president Barack Obama is reportedly considering implementing the most comprehensive gun control measures seen in decades. A task force led by vice-president Joe Biden is reportedly considering wide-ranging proposals going well beyond simply reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition. The Washington Post reports that a national data base tracking gun sales, mental health checks, and background checks are all on the table. And in a move that is set to anger opponents of gun control, the taskforce is...
  • Obama Signs Black Education EO

    07/31/2012 1:20:59 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 42 replies
    The White Hut ^ | July 26, 2012 | The ManChild
    I noticed this one from a few days ago. The full text is available of course at the link, but here's a few highlights I got from a scan of the verbiage: Section 2a: There is hereby established the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (The Initiative), to be housed in the Department of Education (The Department). There shall be an Executive Director of the Initiative, to be appointed by the Secretary of Education (The Secretary). The Initiative shall be supported by the Interagency Working Group established under subsection (c) of this section and advised by the...
  • BREAKING: REPORT: HOLDER ASKS OBAMA FOR EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE ON F&F DOCS (Drudge)

    06/20/2012 7:03:33 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 129 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 20 June 2012 | Drudge
    Per Drudge and Fox News - headlines only at the moment.
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Mark Levin talks about Executive Order National Defense Resources Preparedness (This is atrocious)

    03/20/2012 3:21:31 AM PDT · by kara2008 · 23 replies · 5+ views
    Mark Levin ^ | 3/19/2012 | Mark Levin
    On Monday's Mark Levin Show: Mark talks about Executive Order, "National Defense Resources Preparedness" that he recently signed. Mark says that he is very troubled at what the Order says and what is inside of it. This can be abused in the wrong hands regardless of the what the circumstances are and gives a lot of power to the President. And if we already know that Obama doesn't respect the Constitution, what will he do now with the capability of having more power?
  • Obama’s Abuse of Executive Orders: Worse than Fast and Furious?

    11/16/2011 4:06:18 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    big government ^ | Nov 16th 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Operation Fast and Furious has left a hideous scar on our nation to date. It should result in the prosecution of Attorney General Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, and a slew of ATF supervisors who oversaw the ridiculous operation from the word go. As a result of their foolishness and criminality, taxpayer money was used in the purchase of weapons intentionally passed to criminals, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is dead, hundreds upon hundreds of Mexican citizens have been killed, and over one thousand firearms are still unaccounted for... Yet as bad as Fast and Furious was, and...
  • Obama Executive Order Cannot Legally Enact Rifle-Reporting Law

    07/15/2011 4:30:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 14 July, 2011 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Effort to Bypass Congress Is Illegitimate, Experts Say Similar Laws Have Required Bills, Open Debate and Recorded Votes. The news Media is Asleep at the Wheel, Reporting Without Questioning. The Firearm Owners Protection Act Bans Such Proposals Altogether and Congress has Already Rejected Reporting for Long Guns. If this stands up, limits on power fall apart — Is that the true goal of Project Gunrunner? The effort by the Obama administration to establish new gun law by executive order is not a legal method for enacting law in the United States, according to Alan Korwin, a national...
  • Obama Executive Orders Impose New Gun Rules

    07/12/2011 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 192 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on July 12, 2011 at 6:51am | Buck Sexton
    A few days ago, the Blaze reported on the low-key plans of the Obama administration to increase the penalties for certain gun law violations, and add steps to the background checks for legal gun ownership. Today the administration’s plans are beginning to come into effect. Through an Executive Order, the Obama administration is implementing new restrictions on the sale of certain weapons in border states, and increasing the penalties for violating certain firearms laws.
  • Senators Fear President Will Grant Amnesty By Executive Order...

    06/23/2010 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Feldkurat_Katz · 131 replies · 1+ views
    Before It's News ^ | Jun 23 2010 | Eyes For You
    Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can't secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate. The letter that was sent to Pres. Obama earlier today asks the President for clarification on the use of deferred action or parole for illegal aliens. The executive actions are...
  • Obama to Mandate Rules to Raise Fuel Standards (Stupid is as stupid does)

    05/20/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies · 1,066+ views
    ny times ^ | 5/20/2010 | peter baker
    President Obama has decided to use his executive power to order tougher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, accelerating the fight against climate change without waiting for Congress, administration officials said Thursday. Mr. Obama plans to announce on Friday that he is ordering the creation of a new national policy that will result in less pollution from medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the first time and will further reduce exhaust from cars and light-duty trucks beyond the requirements he has already put in place. Under rules that were eventually formalized last month, new cars have to meet a combined...
  • Executive Order 13528, signed Jan 11 2010

    04/30/2010 11:07:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies · 742+ views
    HillBuzz.com and ChrisMartensen.com ^ | 2010 | comment on HillBuzz.com; Chris Martensen
    According to comment #16 on this unrelated Hillbuzz.com article: "McCain requested that Obama send 3000 National Guard to the AZ border. I though this sounded strange – isn’t it the AZ Gov that deploys National Guard? Then I found this – Executive Order 13528, signed Jan 11 2010: ...So now the AZ Gov cannot deploy the AZ NG without approval from the President and his Council of Governors?" I looked a bit further and found a blogger, Chris Marten, whom I know nothing about, also commenting on this EO: "...read this one closely but when it dawns on you that...
  • Obama Gives Unions a 'Massive Payback' with Executive Order, Contractors Claim

    04/30/2010 3:24:34 AM PDT · by Man50D · 21 replies · 904+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 30, 2010 | Christopher Neefus
    The nation’s non-union contractors, who constitute the bulk of the construction industry, say President Obama has given a “massive payback” to unions by implementing an executive order that would help them secure billions of dollars in construction contracts on public projects -- and a House Republican congressman agrees. The executive order, implemented in mid-April, encourages federal agencies to use “project labor agreements” or PLAs on their construction projects, which could require any non-union workers to pay into ailing union pension funds and follow work guidelines set out by a union. Ben Brubeck, who is director of the labor and federal...
  • Forget Cap and Trade: EPA Regulation of CO2 Emissions Will Begin in 10 Months

    04/02/2010 11:45:55 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 25 replies · 937+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/2010 | Fred Dardick
    So much for the spectacle of Democrats and Republicans fighting their way through Congress over the future of Cap and Trade energy legislation. Thanks to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in little noticed press releases from March 29 and April 1, the “final decision” that “greenhouse gases (GHGs)” and “carbon pollution” will be regulated (taxed) by the federal government is complete and the imposition of “construction and operating permit requirements for the largest emitting facilities will begin.”
  • Obama to Sign Executive Order in Private

    03/23/2010 7:32:28 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 30 replies · 1,044+ views
    There was plenty of hoopla in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday when President Obama signed his health care bill into law. But when Mr. Obama signs an executive order that secured the votes of anti-abortion Democrats, he will do so in private. The White House announced Tuesday evening that Mr. Obama would sign the order — which it said reaffirms the health bill’s “consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion” — in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon. The order, negotiated Sunday afternoon as the House was entering the final stages...
  • Heh: Obama hasn’t signed Stupak’s executive order on abortion yet

    03/23/2010 6:47:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 60 replies · 1,379+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 22, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Our rooting interest here is that The One double-crosses him and doesn’t sign it at all, right? In theory, it’s a dilemma because conservatives want whatever meager protection for the unborn that Obama’s willing to give. But if you believe that the executive order’s a purely symbolic gesture that’s worth nothing in practice, then who cares if he signs it or not? Better that he doesn’t sign it, in fact, and proves once for and all to the suckers in the Democratic pro-life caucus just what an ignoble sellout Stupak’s deal turned out to be. Not that they’d care.
  • Planned Parenthood Dismisses 'Symbolic' Executive Order, Declares Health Care Victory

    03/23/2010 3:12:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 592+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 23, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has issued a statement declaring victory after the Senate health care bill's passage Sunday, noting that the abortion-related executive order Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) agreed to in exchange for pro-life Democrats' votes was merely a "symbolic gesture." Stupak had argued after the vote that, contrary to the affirmations of virtually every top pro-life organization in the U.S., Obama's promised executive order "is worth more than the paper it is written on." "The only option you had was leave the Senate language or strengthen it to prevent abortions under an...
  • Planned Parenthood: Pro-Abortion Bill a Victory, Executive Order Meaningless

    03/22/2010 3:46:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 2,397+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/22/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Planned Parenthood called the pro-abortion health care bill the House approved late Sunday night a victory and applauded the financial windfall is expected to reap as a result. The abortion business also dismissed the executive order President Barack Obama promised Congressman Bart Stupak as harmless. “For more than a year, Planned Parenthood has worked tirelessly for a health care" bill, its president Cecile Richards said in a statement today. "It's a huge victory for women's health, but our work isn't over yet."With passage of the legislation, "monumental progress was made toward achieving these goals."Richard dismissed the...
  • Andy McCarthy /Executive Order Hijinks

    03/22/2010 2:59:54 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 6 replies · 325+ views
    The Steve Malzberg Show/NRO ^ | March 22, 2010 | Andy McCarthy
    Andy McCarthy, respected author of the landmark book, "Willfull Blindness" talks to Steve Malzberg from the radio show of the same name at 710 WOR AM NY. http://wor710.com Andy delineates the shell game being played by Obama and Stupak. Go to the link above to listen to Andy and Steve! His essary on the same subject from NRO is also included.
  • Abort deal clinches bill & stirs fury

    03/22/2010 3:03:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 601+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- A last-minute compromise yesterday that swung a half-dozen anti-abortion Democrats behind President Obama's health-care bill -- virtually ensuring its passage -- failed to placate outside activists on either side of the issue, and drew derision from Republicans. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), leader of the anti-abortion bloc, said he was satisfied with an executive order issued by Obama affirming prohibitions in current law and in the health legislation against taxpayer money going to abortions. "Make no doubt about it. There will be no public funds for abortion," Stupak said in announcing the agreement yesterday ahead of a vote on...
  • Sensenbrenner: "Executive Order is a Piece Of Paper That Will Not Have Any Effect of Law" (Video)

    03/21/2010 7:23:05 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies · 576+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/21/10 | hap
    Congressman Sensenbrenner on the House floor blasting the Executive Order from President Obama, and telling Stupak "I'm sorry, but the gentleman from Michigan has misstated the law" (Video)
  • President Obama Breaks Faith with Women [Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill.....]

    03/21/2010 5:45:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 911+ views
    President Obama Breaks Faith with Women Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill March 21, 2010 The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an effort to restrict women's access to abortion. Through this order, the president has announced he will lend the weight of his office and the entire executive branch to the anti-abortion measures included in the Senate bill, which the House is now prepared to pass. President Obama campaigned as a pro-choice...
  • Abortion Pact Paves Way for Health Bill [I Say Call It The "Abortion Murder Pact"]

    03/21/2010 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | March 21, 2010 | ANET ADAMY And GREG HITT
    Abortion Pact Paves Way for Health Bill House Votes to Begin Debate on $940 Billion Health-Care Overhaul JANET ADAMY And GREG HITT WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House voted Sunday to allow debate to begin on a sweeping $940 billion health-care measure, just hours after an agreement was reached on abortion language that is expected to result in the bill's passage. In a procedural vote that was a key test for whether the bill will pass, the House voted 224-206 to approve the "rule" on the health-care bill's debate. A final vote on the bill likely will come late Sunday night....
  • VIDEO: Congresswoman Admits Executive Order Can't Change Abortion Law

    03/21/2010 4:41:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies · 1,150+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 21, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz admits an executive order can't change law.
  • Fox: Obama's abortion executive order illegal

    03/21/2010 2:31:25 PM PDT · by pabianice · 96 replies · 5,060+ views
    Fox News Channel | 3/21/10
    Per Fox legal analyst -- Obozo's executive order to get Stupak's vote unlawful; anything added to this vote changes the Senate bill and thus invalidates today's House vote.
  • Breaking: Stupak Sells Out Because of an Executive Order That Could Be Rescinded Tomorrow

    03/21/2010 2:24:24 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 45 replies · 1,270+ views
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) has announced his small group of Democrat pro-life voters are swinging their votes to support Obamacare. His reasoning is based on an Obama Executive Order that will supposedly keep the new health care bill from paying for abortions. Pro-life groups have warned that this move is smoke and mirrors and that the Executive Order is not enough. The Susan B. Anthony list explains: 1. An executive order can be rescinded any time. President Obama could reverse it next week, next month, or next year. Should another pro-abortion president be elected in the future, it could be...
  • Executive Order Hijinks [NRO's Andy McCarthy: "This Anti-Abortion EO Is Blatant Chicanery"]

    03/21/2010 2:05:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 1,346+ views
    National Review ^ | March 21, 2010 | Andy McCarthy
    Executive Order Hijinks [Andy McCarthy] I know we tire of the hypocrisy, but I really think this is remarkable. We spent the eight years through January 19, 2009, listening to Democrats complain that President Bush had purportedly caused a constitutional crisis by issuing signing statements when he signed bills into law. Democrats and Arlen Specter (now a Democrat) complained that these unenforceable, non-binding expressions of the executive's interpretation of the laws Bush was signing were a usurpation Congress's power to enact legislation. But now Democrats are going to abide not a mere signing statement but an executive order that purports...
  • The Order (the Executive Order is a sham)

    03/21/2010 2:05:09 PM PDT · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 9 replies · 574+ views
    The Corner - National Review ^ | 3/21/10 | Yuval Levin
    The Order [Yuval Levin] Upon first hearing there was talk of an executive order yesterday, I wondered how the administration’s lawyers thought such an order could go beyond the letter of the law in restricting abortion funding. This was a question the Bush administration examined quite extensively on several occasions, and the lawyers involved always agreed that the legal precedents from the time between the Roe decision and passage of the Hyde amendment, as well as some after the Hyde amendment, are extremely clear in stating that federal funds cannot be denied to the provision of abortion except by explicit...
  • Official text of useless Executive Order. STATEMENT FROM COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DAN PFEIFFER

    03/21/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 78 replies · 3,376+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 03/21/10 | Clyde Middleton
    Today, the President announced that he will be issuing an executive order after the passage of the health insurance reform law that will reaffirm its consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion. While the legislation as written maintains current law, the executive order provides additional safeguards to ensure that the status quo is upheld and enforced, and that the health care legislation's restrictions against the public funding of abortions cannot be circumvented. The President has said from the start that this health insurance reform should not be the forum to upset longstanding precedent. The health...
  • Obama Executive Order on Abortion Funding

    03/21/2010 1:36:48 PM PDT · by califamily4W · 28 replies · 980+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-21-10 | Foxnews.com
    The White House just released this statement: STATEMENT FROM COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DAN PFEIFFER Today, the President announced that he will be issuing an executive order after the passage of the health insurance reform law that will reaffirm its consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion. While the legislation as written maintains current law, the executive order provides additional safeguards to ensure that the status quo is upheld and enforced, and that the health care legislation’s restrictions against the public funding of abortions cannot be circumvented. The President has said from the start that this health...
  • W.H., Stupak abortion agreement

    03/21/2010 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 54 replies · 2,700+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 03/21/2010 | By DAVID ROGERS & PATRICK O'CONNOR & JONATHAN ALLEN
    The White House and anti-abortion Democrats have reached an agreement to defusethe controversy over abortion in the health reform bill – planning a series of steps that will secure the support of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and other Democrats to give party leaders the votes they need to pass reform, sources tell POLITICO. Under the agreement, President Barack Obama would sign an executive order ensuring that no federal funding will go to pay for abortion under the health reform plans. In addition, Stupak will get to state his concerns about abortion funding in the bill during a colloquy on the...
  • Health care bill opponents: Executive order on abortion doesn't cut it

    03/21/2010 11:22:14 AM PDT · by paltz · 18 replies · 612+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 3/21/10 | Kerry Picket
    Reports are emerging that pro-life Congressman Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, may be close to a deal with the White House regarding his issues with federal funding for abortion in the Senate health care bill. Mr. Stupak's spokeswoman told news outlets that a deal could be made for a presidential executive order that would address the Michigan Democrat's abortion funding objections. However, pro-life leaders and opponents of the health care legislation spoke out against the executive order idea as the best solution to keep tax-payer dollars away from the abortion industry.
  • House Democrats seeking executive order on abortion funding

    03/20/2010 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Track9 · 55 replies · 1,277+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | 3/20/10 | Lori Montgomery, Paul Kane and Ben Pershing
    House Democrats are working with the White House to craft an executive order that would clarify President Obama's intention to maintain a long-standing ban on federal funding of abortion, congressional Democrats said. The effort was part of a hurried campaign by House leaders on Saturday to persuade a pivotal bloc of antiabortion Democrats to support far-reaching health insurance reforms. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others huddled in a suite of offices just off the House floor, trying to come up with language that would satisfy six to 10 lawmakers, mostly Rust Belt Catholics, who voted for an earlier version...
  • Democrats working on executive order on abortion

    03/20/2010 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,704+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers say party leaders are considering winning crucial support from abortion foes for health care overhaul legislation with an executive order by President Barack Obama. The order - which does not require congressional approval - would be aimed at reflecting long-standing law barring federal aid for abortions except for cases of rape or incest or when the mother's life is threatened. Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman of California and James Oberstar of Minnesota both said an executive order was under discussion by party leaders.
  • Obama Pushes The Dictator Button

    02/14/2010 8:23:58 AM PST · by callisto · 108 replies · 5,000+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | February 14, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    President Obama decided it’s time to push the dictator button and tell the Legislature they’re expendable. Using the Old Gray Lady for softball coverage, the White House announced the President is prepared to use Executive fiat to advance his energy, environmental and fiscal policies. But what good is signing your agenda into law if you don’t have radicals to implement it? Oh yeah, he’ll also be making recess appointments. It’s good to be King! On Friday White House chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel announced the President is preparing, “to get the job done.” Translation: Obama is tired of waiting for...
  • Obama Is Making Plans to Use Executive Power for Action on Several Fronts

    02/12/2010 7:50:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 176 replies · 5,671+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities. Mr. Obama has not given up hope of progress on Capitol Hill, aides said, and has scheduled a session with Republican leaders on health care later this month. But in the aftermath of a special election in Massachusetts that cost Democrats unilateral control of the Senate, the White House is getting ready to act on its own in the face of partisan gridlock heading...
  • Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power

    02/13/2010 10:45:10 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 36 replies · 1,526+ views
    New York Times ^ | Feb 13, 2010 | By PETER BAKER
    “We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff. Any president has vast authority to influence policy even without legislation, through executive orders, agency rule-making and administrative fiat. And Mr. Obama’s success this week in pressuring the Senate to confirm 27 nominations by threatening to use his recess appointment power demonstrated that executive authority can also be leveraged to force action by Congress. “If the stalling tactics continue,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, “he’s not ruling...
  • Construction Industry Opposes Obama Pro-Union Order

    02/12/2010 3:36:25 AM PST · by Man50D · 8 replies · 643+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 12, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    A federal commission has yet to enact a year-old executive order that President Barack Obama thinks will avoid labor unrest but one that critics say discriminates against non-union companies and non-union workers in federal contracting. The construction industry, one of the hardest hit industries from the economic downturn, is speaking out against enactment of the executive order. While unemployment is 9.7 percent nationwide, it is 18.7 percent in the construction industry. Brett McMahon, vice president of the Miller & Long concrete construction firm in Bethesda, Md., said the company is anxious over what will happen if the executive order is...
  • President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors Monday, 11 January 2010 19:07 Press Release Latest National News 12766 Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--January 11, 2010. The President today signed an Executive Order establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defence; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to...
  • President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

    01/11/2010 7:43:13 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 71 replies · 6,416+ views
    The White House ^ | January 11, 2010 | Office of Press Secretary
    he President today signed an Executive Order (attached) establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities. The bipartisan Council will be composed of ten State Governors who will be selected by...