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  • Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

    03/25/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 8:41 PM | Amy Goldstein
    The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely...
  • Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers

    03/12/2014 4:39:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 77 replies
    AP ^ | 48 minutes ago | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job. The rules, which would not likely take effect until 2015, are aimed at workers currently designated as supervisory employees but who are exempt from overtime because they get paid a salary of more than $455 a week. Obama plans to order his Labor Department to recommend regulations that would increase that salary threshold and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor. Obama's attention to...
  • Treasury: Employers must “self-attest” that ObamaCare not behind staffing decisions

    02/12/2014 3:17:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-11-14 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Treasury: Employers must “self-attest” that ObamaCare not behind staffing decisions – under penalty of perjury Old and busted: Businesses will love ObamaCare for its cost savings in health care! New hotness: Businesses had better not make staffing decisions based on cost savings from ObamaCare-fueled price spikes! After its latest delay in implementing the employer mandate, the Obama administration rebuffed criticisms that the law incentivizes employers to shift to part-time work by announcing the Treasury Inquisition — ahem, excuse me, the Treasury Attestation Department: The latest announcement comes after the administration heard from businesses about their concerns with the...
  • Golden Statues and Mother Bread: The Bizarre Legacy of Turkmenistan's Former Dictator

    02/06/2014 5:22:02 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 6 2014 1:28 PM | Ella Morton
    Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura. In a plaza on the southern outskirts of Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat, sits a rocket-shaped monument called the Arch of Neutrality. Towering 312 feet above the ground, it is topped with a 40-foot golden man in a suit who stands with his arms outstretched, surveying the land as a flag ripples behind him. His body language and facial expression convey something along the lines of, "Bring it on. I've got this." The golden man is Saparmurat Niyazov, the...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • Legal Cloud Hangs Over President Obama's Illegal Minimum Wage Hike

    01/28/2014 2:47:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama will announce tonight that he is signing an Executive Order mandating a new $10.10 minimum wage for all future federal contract workers. But it is not at all clear that he has the legal authority to do so. "My understanding is that they are using the president's authority under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949," George Washington Law School's Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies Dan Gordon told Townhall. "And that calls for measures which ensure 'economy and efficiency' of the procurement process. And I am not sure whether this blanket increase in the...
  • Podesta: Obama's 'Warmed Up' to Executive Action; Will Use It for 'Climate Change and

    01/28/2014 7:45:13 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/28/2014 | Susan Jones
    President Obama has "warmed up" to using executive authority, and when he believes "he has the authority" to "make progress" without action by Congress, he will do it, White House adviser John Podesta told NPR Tuesday morning. "But he doesn't like to do this, does he?" the NPR host asked Podesta. "Uh, I think he's warmed up to it," Podesta replied, laughing.
  • WHAT IF Somebody Substituted Truth Serum for Obama's Annual Flu Shot ...?

    01/28/2014 5:36:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Now that we've got Boehner/McConnell at our feet -utterly neutered, subjugated, and blackmailed- Democrats don't need to take the Senate or make gains in the House this coming November: I'll be ruling by executive diktat and via my many czars' murky bureaucratic power channels anyway, while selectively enforcing the existing laws that do or do not fit my warped views and relentless agenda. In short, I will be doing as I damn well please over the next 2.5 years (minimum), as has been the trend since Day One -but rather than little shame or concern for the views of the...
  • Obama in State of Union speech to tell Congress to act or step aside: officials

    01/27/2014 9:25:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 114 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will tell Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday to either act or get out of the way, White House officials said Sunday.
  • Bachmann: Obama’s Legacy Is ‘Establishment of Lawlessness in the United States’

    01/21/2014 1:28:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 21, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) – Because he did not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and now unilaterally adjusts the Obamacare law as it unfolds, President Barack Obama is sending a signal to liberal federal judges to mirror him and, as a result, the president’s long-term legacy will be “the establishment of lawlessness in the United States,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Bachmann also compared Obama’s actions to those of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi – “whatever he said was law.” The congresswoman made her remarks during a Jan. 15 “Conversations with Conservatives” meeting at the Heritage Foundation in...
  • Obama Weekly Address: 'I'll Act On My Own'

    01/18/2014 9:56:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/18/14 | breitbart
    Where Congress isn’t acting, I’ll act on my own to put opportunity within reach for anyone who’s willing to work for it. That’s what I did in Raleigh by launching America’s second “manufacturing innovation institute.” It’s a partnership between companies, colleges, and the federal government focused on making sure American businesses and American workers win the race for high-tech manufacturing and the jobs that come with it – jobs that can help people and communities willing to work hard punch their ticket into the middle class.
  • Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

    01/14/2014 10:08:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 1/14/13 | CBS DC/AP
    President Barack Obama predicts Congress will be busy this year debating a renewal of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and an immigration overhaul. But he says he wants his Cabinet also to focus on executive actions that don’t require legislation. “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said. Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move...
  • Obama to Congress: We're not waiting for legislation

    01/14/2014 5:43:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 113 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | Anita Kumar
    President Barack Obama sent a message to Congress Tuesday: He plans to use his power whenever he can to move his agenda forward. "We are not just going to be waiting for a legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need," Obama said before a Cabinet meeting. "I've got a pen and I’ve got a phone -- and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Obama said he told members of his Cabinet the need to use...
  • OBAMA: "Not Going To Be Waiting For Legislation... I Can Use That Pen To Sign Executive Orders"

    01/14/2014 2:31:19 PM PST · by Third Person · 36 replies
    RCP ^ | January 14th,2014 | None
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: So Congress is going to be busy, and I’m looking forward to working with Democrats and Republicans, House members and Senate members, to try to continue to advance the economic recovery and to provide additional ladders of opportunity for everybody. But one of the things that I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for a legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone -- and I can use that...
  • Ted Cruz: President Obama runs America like a “corrupt dictator” not bound by the law

    01/10/2014 12:18:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Wayne Slater
    [SNIP] .....Cruz, who is considered a potential candidate for president in 2016, was introduced by former Sen. Phil Gramm. Gramm compared Cruz’s effort to derail Obamacare — against the wishes of some in his own party — to the siege of the Alamo. Gramm acknowledged Republicans were hurt politically by the government shutdown, according to polls. Gramm noted that when Col. Travis drew a line in the sand, some volunteers crossed it and some did not. “The ones who didn’t cross the line died too. But no one remembered their names,” he said.......
  • Obama's 'Operation Choke Point' Seeks to Destroy Sectors of Private Lending Industry

    01/09/2014 9:55:48 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 1-8-2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Breitbart News has learned that in 2013 the Obama administration launched an under-the-radar project, 'Operation Choke Point,' which is designed to destroy three sectors of the private lending industry: third party payment processors ("TPPPs"), payday lenders, and online lenders. The operation is headed by political operatives and career bureaucrats at the Department of Justice, the FDIC, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB"). It appears to be the latest example of the Obama administration's successful efforts to weaponize the apparatus of the federal government against people and industries it opposes ideologically. According to the Wall Street Journal, the federal...
  • The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants

    12/27/2013 9:55:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/26/2013
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement noted a "surge" in unaccompanied alien children in its year-end report last week, pointing out that 24,668 foreign minors in the country illegally were placed in the care of a federal de facto baby-sitting service because no parents were around to care for them. Last year's number was a near doubling from 2012, and nearly quadruple what it was at the...
  • The Reason We Won't Stand Up AND Against

    12/27/2013 7:53:46 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 37 replies
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    I have been a whiner like many here and I'm putting down my rock inside my glass house in trust that we can have a rock & flame-free discussion of why it is so hard to do anything large scale/tangible against the tide of Marxism/fascism taking over our nation and populous minds. I hope all agree with that premise as it is hard to stop and it is fully intact as colonial west noted today. Fear of consequences is my #1 reason for being wimpy...my family well-being, my children and their future. IRS...NEA...EPA...DOE...HHS...DHS...all are armed with weaponry of copper and...
  • Obamacare Will Tax You Even AFTER You Die!

    12/21/2013 10:59:04 AM PST · by Windflier · 30 replies
    Conservative Daily.com ^ | 20 December 2013 | Conservative Daily
    We all remember when Nancy Pelosi said that Congress needed to pass the Affordable Care Act in order to find out what's in it. Well, we just found another little socialist nugget. Benjamin Franklin famously said that only three things are guaranteed in life: Birth, Death, and Taxes. Well thanks to Obamacare, we can add a fourth… Estate Recovery. Deep within the thousands of pages of law and regulations for the Affordable Care Act is a hidden provision that allows the government to take control of YOUR estate after you pass away in order to pay for any medical bills...
  • Mariah Carey criticized for performing for Angolan leader ($1 million of dictator's loot)

    12/20/2013 9:19:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC 2 News ^ | 12/20/13
    Superstar MARIAH CAREY has come under fire from human rights campaigners after performing for Angola's president JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS last weekend (14-15Dec13). The Hero hitmaker was reportedly paid over $1 million for a two-hour concert on Sunday (15Dec13) at a gala for the Angolan Red Cross, which was sponsored by bosses at mobile phone company Unitel and attended by the president. The politician's daughter, Isabel, owns Unitel and is the head of the Angolan Red Cross. Addressing the crowd at the event, Carey reportedly said, "I am happy to be here in this room and I am honored to...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • A Dangerous Insularity

    12/09/2013 7:10:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Richoche ^ | December 8, 2013 | Dave Carter
    The dark silhouetted trees appeared illusory, as if in a dream through the light fog, their irregular heights capping the rolling Alabama landscape on I-85 north of Montgomery. The cab's interior was awash in the soft green glow of the gauges, gadgets and screens adorning the instrument panel. Sunrise was three hours away yet, leaving a bit of quiet time to negotiate an endless supply of construction zones, and avoid haphazardly placed orange barrels while sorting through competing waves of thought and reflection. "Patience," as Ambrose Bierce flirtatiously advised us, is, "A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue."...
  • Beware an unchecked president (in LA Times!)

    12/08/2013 8:15:43 AM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | DEc 8, 2013 | Jacob S. Hacker and Oona A. Hathaway
    Subtitle: The solution to a dysfunctional Congress is not for Obama to govern the country all by himself. In the face of congressional gridlock, President Obama has started taking more and more matters into his own hands. In recent months, he has announced new gun control measures, put in place limited immigration reform and made fixes to the Affordable Care Act — all without Congress. Many liberals who once worried about presidential overreach have applauded his robust use of presidential power. Yet the president's increasing unilateralism shouldn't be cause for celebration. Bypassing Congress means bypassing democratic checks. It also means...
  • End presidential term limits

    In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore(D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms. “The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired,” Kilgore argued on the Senate floor, “ as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.”I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37 percent in CBSNews polling—the lowest ever for him—during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton...
  • U.S.-Afghan Pact is New Foreign Entitlement: Afgan-O-Care

    11/25/2013 8:32:48 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 22, 2013 | Diana West
    Now that U.S. and Afghan negotiators have agreed on terms of a seemingly open-ended -- if reduced -- U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration alike breathlessly await the verdict of the world's greatest deliberative body. No, not the U.S. Senate -- the "loya jirga." It is alarming to realize that this treaty renewing America's military commitment to Afghanistan under wholly disastrous terms for the United States seems to hinge on the say-so of some 3,000 "village elders" now gathered in Kabul -- and not, apparently, that of our own elected representatives. News reports...
  • (Live Thread) Obama will allow insurance companies to extend current plans [Lie Thread]

    11/14/2013 8:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 205 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will allow insurance companies to continue offering individual health plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act through next year, according to a Democratic source on Capitol Hill familiar with the plans. The plan, which the president will announce Thursday morning, is intended to placate millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices from insurers in recent weeks. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers would be able to keep plans that they liked. The president was under intense pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill to find a fix. House Democrats have increasingly...
  • Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress on monuments

    11/13/2013 4:33:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 47 replies
    los angeles times ^ | November 11, 2013 | j cart
    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell said the logjam on Capitol Hill has created a conservation backlog, and she warned that the Obama administration would not "hold its breath forever" waiting for lawmakers to act. "The president will not hesitate," Jewell said in an interview in San Francisco last week. "I can tell you that there are places that are ripe for setting aside, with a tremendous groundswell of public...
  • Is The Obama Administration The Cause Of Gun Ammunition Shortages?

    10/20/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 20, 2013 | Frank Miniter
    As gun sales break records—partly because of fear of coming gun control from the Obama administration—supplies of ammo ran so low that gun stores and ranges have to ration ammunition. Meanwhile, rumors of mass purchases of ammunition made by government entities began to fly around the Internet. Making all this even worse is that fact that it hasn’t been a short-term supply problem. Now well over a year since the shortages of popular types of ammo began there are still empty shelves and rationing here and there around the United States.
  • Wall Street briefly falls further on Obama stalemate comments

    10/08/2013 12:21:16 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 10/8/2013 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks briefly extended losses in late afternoon on Tuesday as President Barack Obama spoke about the political stalemate in Washington. The Nasdaq dropped more than 2 percent during his remarks.
  • Obama Uses Armed Gestapo-Like Guard Tactics On Senior Citizens At Yellowstone Park

    10/08/2013 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/ ^ | October 8, 2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Because there’s just no better way to show who’s boss than scaring the living crap out of a bunch of elderly tourists from numerous countries. What a bunch of fascist asshats: Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard. The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so...
  • Obama demands quick House vote on shutdown

    10/07/2013 11:52:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 100 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/7/13 | d boyer
    On the seventh day of the shutdown, President Obama called on House Republican leaders Monday to allow a vote immediately on a short-term measure to reopen government operations. Mr. Obama said he strongly suspects “there are enough votes” in the House to reopen the government today. “The truth of the matter is, there are enough Republican and Democratic votes in the House of Representatives right now to end this shutdown immediately with no partisan strings attached,” Mr. Obama said during a surprise visit to FEMA headquarters in the district. “The House should hold that vote today.” The president said he...
  • DOJ sends letter to Universities telling them to ignore SCOTUS ruling on using race in admissions…

    10/07/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/07/2013 | The Right Scoop
    I was listening to Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning on WMAL and he pointed out how the DOJ had recently sent a letter to universities telling them they could ignore the June ruling by the Supreme Court on using race in admissions. The Supreme Court, in a nearly unanimous ruling, said that universities could use race in admissions but not as a dominant factor. But in this letter the DOJ is instructing universities to continue with the same racial preferences that the Supreme Court had just barred them from using: WSJ – Obama Administration regulators have made a specialty of...
  • #SpiteHouse: President Stompy Foot sparks new name for White House

    10/06/2013 11:38:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy staff
    October 6, 2013 #SpiteHouse: President Stompy Foot sparks new name for White House [Photoshops] by Twitchy Staff Dead-on. As Twitchy reported, citizens can see 2014 from the petulant president’s Barry-cades. His vindictive and teen drama queen behavior has inspired a Barry-cades definition at Urban Dictionary.Twitter users have had it with the president’s spiteful snit fits.
  • Obama says expects Congress will raise debt ceiling before deadline

    10/05/2013 12:47:50 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2013 | Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he does not expect to have to take any unusual steps to prevent the United States from defaulting on its debt because he believes Congress will raise the debt ceiling before a looming October 17 deadline. "I don't expect to get there," Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press released on Saturday. "There were at least some quotes yesterday that (House of Representatives) Speaker (John) Boehner is willing to make sure that we don't default," he said.
  • Protest today Oct 5, 2013 Pisgah Inn NC

    10/05/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT · by DEPcom · 90 replies
    The Pisgah Inn is closed compliments of the federal government. It's a private business that is located on government property. One of many businesses that are shutdown across the country. Some totally privately owned and operated. This will not stand. The order to close came from US Park Service National Director, Mr. John Jarvis. He has been contacted. As citizens of these United States, we will exercise our freedom to assemble. We are assembling at noon Saturday, 10/4. Please be at Pisgah Inn.
  • Feds Try to Close the OCEAN Because of Shutdown

    10/05/2013 7:43:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | October 4, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown. The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.
  • Feds Try to Close Ocean Because of Shutdown

    10/05/2013 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 7 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government Dot Com ^ | Oct 05, 2103 | Mike Flynn
    Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.
  • The President Must Personally Make His Case for War

    09/02/2013 9:23:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The grossly obese Syrian officer was coming in the door of the King Khalid Military City exchange while I was coming out. I saw instantly that this was no soldier; this was a thug, a threat only to the unarmed civilians that are his kind’s prey. My eyes fell downward from his cruel face to the piece of flair gracing his olive green fatigues. “Nice Assad button,” I sneered. Real warriors don’t wear pictures of dictators on their uniform. He glared back at me with his dark, rat eyes, not understanding my words but fully appreciating my contempt. Though Syria...
  • Obama May Be Walking Into an Impeachment Trap

    08/31/2013 12:38:55 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 116 replies
    PopularResistance.org ^ | 8/30/12 | Kevin Zeese
    Obama May Be Walking Into an Impeachment Trap Posted on Aug 30, 2013 Beth Rankin (CC BY 2.0) By Kevin Zeese, PopularResistance This article originated with PopularResistance.org. The irony of the Obama presidency may hinge on whether he attacks Syria. He began his presidency prematurely winning the Nobel Peace Prize and could end it being impeached for starting an illegal war without congressional or UN approval – violating both domestic and international law. Yesterday 163 Members of Congress sent letters to President Obama telling him that under the US Constitution he is required to get congressional approval before beginning a...
  • The Obama Regime: The president has become dictatorial in nearly every area of governance.

    08/23/2013 7:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2013 | Deroy Murdock
    Slowly at first, then all of a sudden, the Obama administration has devolved into the Obama regime. Obama does whatever he wants. Those pesky impediments on his predecessors — namely, federal law, the separation of powers, and the Constitution — have proved as tough as tissue paper in containing Obama’s ambition to impose statism on America. From Obamacare to unions to telephones, it’s basically another day, another decree. “I have to figure out what I can do outside of Congress through executive actions,” Obama reportedly told the Congressional Black Caucus last month. In Jacksonville on July 25, Obama announced, “Where...
  • [Vanity] Question about those who have disagreed with Obama

    08/17/2013 11:34:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 24 replies
    I'm in them middle of a discussion with some folks who want me to list incidents where people have been arrested for disagreeing with Obama. I know there have been incidents where people have had things happen to them, because they go against this administration, but can anyone give me some backup (links, etc) that show whether anyone has been arrested, and/or worse, because of disagreeing with Obama? I know the IRS is a big one...although no one has been arrested, or have they?
  • Rosenkranz: Obama Suspends the Law. What Would Lincoln Say?

    08/17/2013 10:03:18 AM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 16, 2013 | NICHOLAS QUINN ROSENKRANZ
    The Obama administration announced last month via blog post that the president was unilaterally suspending ObamaCare's employer mandate—notwithstanding the clear command of the law. President Obama's comments about it on Aug. 9—claiming that "the normal thing [he] would prefer to do" is seek a "change to the law"—then added insult to constitutional injury. It also offers a sharp contrast with a different president who also suspended the law. As for Republican congressmen who had the temerity to question his authority, Mr. Obama said only: "I'm not concerned about their opinions—very few of them, by the way, are lawyers, much less...
  • Obama faces Dem backlash over latest NSA revelations

    08/16/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | staff
    The Obama administration faced a backlash from congressional Democrats on Friday following revelations that the National Security Agency broke privacy rules and overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008. The details were reported late Thursday in The Washington Post, based on an audit and other secret documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The report challenged claims by President Obama just last week that the NSA was not abusing its authority, and complicated his effort to reassure Americans and Congress that -- with a little more oversight and transparency -- the surveillance programs are nothing to be worried about....
  • Can Obama write his own laws?

    08/16/2013 11:20:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | By Charles Krauthammer
    As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws. Traditionally — meaning before Barack Obama — that’s how laws were changed: We have a problem, we hold hearings, we find some new arrangement ratified by Congress and signed by the president. That was then. On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder, a liberal in a hurry, ordered all U.S. attorneys to simply stop charging nonviolent, non-gang-related drug defendants with crimes that,...
  • On climate change, Obama, EPA plan action without Congress

    08/15/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. | EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that the Obama administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response. Ms. McCarthy, who was confirmed last month as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, cited President Obama’s June 25 speech at Georgetown University, in which he unveiled his Climate Action Plan and vowed to make combatting climate change a priority of his second term. Mr. Obama gave “what I really think is a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States,” said Ms. McCarthy in...
  • Appeals Court: Obama Violating Law on Nuke Site

    08/13/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the commission to complete the licensing process and approve or reject the Energy Department's application for a waste site at Nevada's Yucca Mountain. In a sharply worded opinion, the court said the nuclear agency was "simply flouting the law" when it allowed the Obama administration to continue plans to close the proposed waste site 90 miles northwest of...
  • Obama administration presses forward on early education [socialist indoctrination]

    08/13/2013 12:31:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | By CAITLIN EMMA
    President Barack Obama has found a way to cater to his obsession with pre-K programs while the rest of his education agenda stalls: Skip Congress and spend the money anyway. Hundreds of millions of dollars in discretionary funding for early learning are funneling into states although Congress hasn’t seriously considered paying for President Barack Obama’s universal preschool proposal. Race to the Top early learning awards and Affordable Care Act money are helping states carry out their pre-K and early childcare plans. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is traveling the country to deliver what amounts to an early childhood stump speech, and...
  • For Obamacare to Work, Everyone Must Be In

    08/03/2013 1:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | By ROBERT H. FRANK
    TWO beliefs continue to shape debate on Obamacare. First, pre-existing medical conditions shouldn’t prevent people from obtaining affordable health insurance. And second, people who don’t want health insurance shouldn’t be forced by the government to purchase it. These may seem to be reasonable positions. But they are incompatible. That’s been shown by historical events, and it’s now being strikingly confirmed by recent experience in the emerging Obamacare insurance exchanges. The crux of the matter is what economists call the adverse-selection problem. Uninsured people with pre-existing conditions often face tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket medical costs...
  • OBAMA THREATENS: Race Relations “May Get Worse” if He Does Not Get His Way

    08/01/2013 12:57:12 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 31 Juky 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Obama threatened the GOP this week that “racial tensions may get worse” if he does not get his way with the economy.The White House Dossier reported: President Obama said that if economic prescriptions of the type he supports to increase economic growth and reduce “income inequality” are not adopted, then race relations in the United State may deteriorate further. “If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” Obama said in an interview published Sunday by the New York...
  • After re-election, Obama asked aides how to govern without Congress

    07/17/2013 6:09:52 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 75 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | JULY 17, 2013 | BY CHARLIE SPIERING
    Politico’s Glenn Thrush reports that after President Obama won re-election, he tried to find out ways of pushing his second term agenda without the Republican-led Congress. “Guys, I don’t want politics to be a limit of what you recommend to me,” Obama told senior aides David Plouffe, Lew, Dan Pfeiffer and Pete Rouse a couple of weeks after his reelection, according to a White House aide with direct knowledge of the meeting. “Let’s come up with an agenda, then let’s figure it out from there as best we can,” he said, prodding them to adopt a more muscular approach to...