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  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 399 replies
    Washington Examiner2-26-2015 ^ | 2-26-2015 | Paul Bedard
    It’s started. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • AMNESTY BENEFICIARIES COULD CLAIM MORE THAN $35K IN TAX BENEFITS IN FIRST YEAR

    Illegal immigrants who are able to obtain Social Security Numbers and work permits as a result of President Obama’s executive amnesty could claim tens of thousands of dollars in back tax benefits, a new Congressional Research Service memo obtained first by Breitbart News reveals. The report comes following the Internal Revenue Service’s confirmation that once illegal immigrants are granted Social Security Numbers — as a result of Obama’s executive actions — they will be able to file back tax returns and obtain up to four years of tax benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax...
  • Why does Obama really want to open Cuba to the U.S.?

    02/22/2015 8:53:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/15 | George Spelvin
    Was the real reason for Obama’s Executive Order opening Cuba to the United States his desire to fulfill the imprimatur of the Weather Underground to establish Communism in America? A FOIA request forced the FBI to open its top secret archives on the Weather Underground movement. Founded by several urban 1960′s revolutionaries including the husband-wife team of Bill Ayres-Bernardine Dohrn, the WUO grabbed the nation’s attention with its bombings, attacks on police and police headquarters and various acts of domestic terrorism. “The example of the Cuban revolution became the guide for the emerging American student revolutionary” states this FBI vault...
  • Most Connected Man in Washington Said Looks Like Regime WON'T Seek Emergency Stay on Hanen Ruling

    02/19/2015 1:26:29 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 64 replies
    Self | February 19, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Therefore at LEAST a five month (and probably much longer) delay.
  • No White House guess on immigration delay

    02/19/2015 4:55:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Jamie Dupree ^ | February 19, 2015 | Jamie Dupree
    Still formulating a legal response to a federal judge’s ruling that blocked the implementation of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the White House on Wednesday was offering reporters no guess on how long that delay might last – or when the Obama Administration would be in court to challenge it. “Our legal strategy going forward is something that’s going to be determined by the Department of Justice,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. sterr “But that strategy will certainly include an appeal of this ruling because we don’t believe that it’s a fair, accurate reading of the law,”...
  • Obama issues 'executive orders by another name (Why Obama didn't issue EO)

    02/19/2015 3:44:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    USA Today (see link) ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Gregory Korte
    Executive orders are numbered; memoranda are not. Memoranda are always published in the Federal Register after proclamations and executive orders. And under Executive Order 11030, signed by President Kennedy in 1962, an executive order must contain a "citation of authority," saying what law it's based on. Memoranda have no such requirement.http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/16/obama-presidential-memoranda-executive-orders/20191805/
  • Obama Calls for New Cooperation to Wrangle the ‘Wild West’ Internet

    02/14/2015 12:28:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | February 13, 2015 | By NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Declaring that the Internet has become the “Wild Wild West” with consumers and industries as top targets, President Obama on Friday called for a new era of cooperation between the government and the private sector to defeat a range of fast-evolving online threats. Mr. Obama signed an executive order urging companies to join information-sharing hubs to exchange data on online threats — and, in some cases, to receive classified information from the government. But the order stopped short of exempting the companies from liability if the data they collected and shared led to legal action. Only...
  • Pa. governor says death penalty flawed, imposes moratorium

    02/13/2015 10:12:14 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 13, 2015
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is imposing a moratorium on the death penalty. He calls the state's current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible." The Democrat had announced during his fall campaign he intended to issue such an order. Wolf said Friday the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that's been studying the topic for about four years.
  • Illegal alien protesters jump on anti-cop bandwagon, say police

    01/05/2015 3:08:57 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 20 replies
    examiner.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Some illegal alien activists, who are seeking full and unconditional amnesty from President Barack Obama instead of what they see as an incremental "reform policy," are now participating in protest rallies and demonstrations holding placards and signs that read more like threats than petitions for immigration reform. In fact, some are threatening to kill U.S. police officers if their demands are not met. Threats are nothing new, but what is new is the audacity displayed by protesters who have no fear of retribution by police or federal law enforcement agents and no fear of public outrage. Police officers are being...
  • The Interrogation of Abu Anas al-Libi

    10/09/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-09-13 | Wordsmith
    This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. Gunmen in a three-car convoy seizedNazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade outside hishouse Saturday in the Libyan capital, his relatives said. (AP Photo/FBI) In a time when the current administration appears to favor kills over capture as well as "catch and release", last Saturday Abu Anas al-Libi (Zawahiri's man in Libya) survived President Obama's kill list to be captured instead of droned upon: Since President Obama stepped...
  • Obama Repeats: ‘I’ll Act on My Own When It’s Necessary’

    12/27/2014 8:37:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 22, 2014 - 1:16 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In his weekly address released on Saturday, President Barack Obama said that in the remaining two years of his presidency he plans to work with Congress but will take unilateral action when he believes he needs to do so. “I’ll act on my own when it’s necessary,” Obama said. […] “But I will never stop trying to make life better for people like you. Because thanks to your efforts, a new foundation is laid,” said Obama. “A new future is ready to be written. We have set the stage for a new American moment, and I’m going to spend every...
  • The Dictatorship of Obama’s Bureaucrats

    12/22/2014 5:07:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Early in the morning, two hundred thirty eight years ago, George Washington and the Continental Army reached the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey. Much like today, no-one really wanted to go to New Jersey, but they were forced by circumstances to make the arduous trek. Washington’s force of 2,400 men surprised, and ultimately defeated, the 1,400 Hessian mercenaries who were fighting on behalf of the British Crown. A much needed win was tallied under the Patriot’s side of the scoreboard, emboldening the Continental Army and our quest for freedom. Washington had lead his men through the icy waters of the...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order

    12/06/2014 12:50:55 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 27 replies
    White House ^ | 12/6/14 | Barack Obama
    No, not that Executive Order - not the one he never signed about immigration. No, in this one he declares a day off for the Feds the day after Christmas. By his authority he orders all departments and agencies of the Federal Government closed the day after Christmas. For those wondering about the immigration Executive Order, it never happened. He signed two Presidential Memoranda that day, Nov. 21, in Las Vegas. Not an EO. You can read all his Memoranda at the White House Presidential Memoranda page. And all the Executive Orders are at the Executive Order page. These Memoranda...
  • WATCHDOG: EXECUTIVE-ORDER PLOY 'CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY'

    12/06/2014 6:11:24 AM PST · by iontheball · 38 replies
    WND ^ | October 5, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – Following confirmation by the National Archives that President Obama did not sign an executive order to implement the immigration policy he announced to the nation, Washington-based watchdog Judicial Watch has called for an investigation into whether the White House has engaged in a criminal conspiracy to spend taxpayer funds on unauthorized purposes. “The fact that President Obama did not sign an executive order appears to involve a recognition by the White House that President Obama did not have the authority to make the changes in immigration law outlined in his Nov. 20 speech,” said Tom Fitton, president...
  • Obama Has NOT Signed Illegal Executive Order

    12/05/2014 6:24:00 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 47 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 12/5/14 | Bob Parks
    I think it’s common knowledge the president signed the executive order making life a whole lot easier for illegal aliens… or did he?
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order' President accused of 'sleight of hand'

    12/04/2014 10:19:40 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    WND ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment instead of himself if conservatives convince the Republican majorities in the House and the Senate that his “executive actions” on immigration are unconstitutional? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years? The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but...
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order' (There were no executive orders)

    12/04/2014 1:11:29 PM PST · by RightGeek · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 12/3/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment [snip]? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years?[Snip] The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but by a memorandum “exercising prosecutorial discretion” Johnson signed the day of Obama’s Nov. 20 nationwide address that so far has not been filed in the...
  • HEAD FAKE? OBAMA NEVER SIGNED AMNESTY ORDER

    12/04/2014 6:29:52 PM PST · by bryan999 · 60 replies
    NEW YORK – It’s common knowledge President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to forgive millions of illegal aliens for their past violations of immigration law, right? Wrong. Today the National Archives and Records Administration, responsible for such maintaining such filings, said no such executive order was ever signed or filed, confirming WND’s report Wednesday. A National Archives librarian, Jeffrey Hartley, made the confirmation in an email Thursday to WND. “As I indicated, it would appear that there is not an Executive Order stemming from the President’s remarks on November 20 on immigration,” Hartley wrote.
  • President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration has no precedent

    12/03/2014 6:19:17 PM PST · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 3, 2014 | Post Editorial Board
    By Editorial Board December 3 at 7:32 PM THE WHITE House has defended President Obama’s unilateral decision to legalize the presence of nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants as consistent, even in scope, with the executive actions of previous presidents. In fact, it is increasingly clear that the sweeping magnitude of Mr. Obama’s order is unprecedented. Central to the administration’s argument is its contention that the 4 million covered by the president’s order — some 36 percent of the estimated undocumented population of 11 million — is in line with the percentage covered by a comparable action by President George H.W....
  • House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

    12/02/2014 11:41:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 2:16 PM EST | Erica Werner
    The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama’s move without shutting down the government. The move would be mostly symbolic, since Obama would certainly veto such legislation and the Democratic-led Senate likely wouldn’t go along with it. But GOP leaders hope it will assuage Republicans furious about Obama’s two-week-old actions to shield some 4 million immigrants in this country illegally from deportation, and grant them work permits. “We’re looking at a number...
  • Schlafly: The High Cost of Obama's Executive Amnesty

    12/02/2014 11:05:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 2, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Barack Obama has announced the particulars of his executive amnesty for an estimated five million of the many more foreigners who broke our laws to get into the United States. This amnesty will, of course, become a magnet for more illegals to work the same racket, hoping for the same reward. Obama's action makes us wonder if he really wants to terminate the rule of law and replace it with rule by executive fiat. His executive action gives the lawbreakers exactly what they sought when they violated our laws. Thanks to a New York Times expose, we know that details...
  • DESPITE OBAMA'S CLAIMS, AMNESTY WILL GIVE SOME ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FEDERAL BENEFITS

    11/28/2014 6:22:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2014 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Obama went to pains to note that his executive order, giving five million illegal immigrants amnesty, would not qualify them for federal benefits. But new reports are casting doubt on Obama's claims. Despite claims to the contrary, Obama's amnesty will likely give millions of illegals access to Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits programs, several sources say. According to The Washington Post, Obama's amnesty order will give millions of illegals the status of being "lawfully present" in the USA. This status will require them to pay taxes, but as White House spokesman Shawn Turner notes, "If they pay in, they...
  • PTSD: Post-Thanksgiving Stuffing Disorder

    11/28/2014 4:51:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-28-2014 | MOTUS
    I don’t know about everybody else, butt I’m suffering from a case of PTSD  - Post Thanksgiving Stuffing Disorder. I’m in serious need of some rest and recuperation. So what do you say we play a little game?The rules are simple: after eating your leftover unindicted turkey sandwich, watch this video of Big Guy bragging to his newest constituents that he just broke “changed the law…”Then, let me know what other law you’d like to see the next Republican President break change? The suggestion with the highest number of “likes” wins.Just to get things rolling, let me toss one out...
  • Illegal Executive Orders Reward Illegal Immigration

    11/26/2014 4:20:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Like millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themselves in the United States, where they could enjoy a much higher standard of living and wonderful opportunities for advancement. It certainly seems like a compassionate thing to offer them legal status in America and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. It should first be considered, however, that we have millions of people already mired in dire poverty in our inner cities, rural townships and places such as Appalachia who would certainly appreciate a helping hand...
  • Clarice Feldman: Revenge of the Ditz Lord

    11/23/2014 11:14:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Having been clobbered in the midterms, the president put on his cockiest face and strut, and in a carefully orchestrated setting designed to make him look imperial poked a thumb in the eye of the newly-elected Congress by announcing that he would not deport the people he was already not deporting. The next day the House of Representatives sued him for overreaching on ObamaCare, but despite a lot of understandably outraged yammering, it is not likely to follow suit or at least succeed in similarly challenging on constitutional grounds his immigration executive order. True, at the heart of both of...
  • Cruz calls on Congress to block presidential nominees over executive action

    11/23/2014 9:43:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2014
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the president’s nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive action on the issue. “This is a stunning and sad display by the president,” Cruz, a Republican, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We need to impose real consequence.” Cruz suggested, as he has since Obama announced the executive action Thursday, that Congress should take action next year when Republicans, who already control the House, will also have the majority in the Senate.
  • Why wasn't Obamnesty granted 6 years ago?

    11/23/2014 9:46:35 AM PST · by Ray76 · 39 replies
    WND ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Joshua Charles
    Obama has claimed that the reasons he has taken this step of an executive order is because Congress had supposedly done nothing, and the steps he has taken will improve the immigration system. Let us, for the moment, assume his premise is entirely true. Here’s the problem: Executive orders have NOTHING to do with Congress. They are entirely within the purview of the Executive Branch (assuming they are legal, which, for the moment, I will grant the president). And since they are an entirely presidential matter, why has he not done anything with that power until now? The president has...
  • Freep-a-Poll: How do you assess President Obama's executive action on immigration?

    11/23/2014 9:07:44 AM PST · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | Nov 23, 2014
    Necessary step toward sound immigration policy . . . . . . . 57% Necessary evil because Washington ignored it for so long . . 02% Bad move, but the GOP isn't offering anything better . . . . 04% Oversteps his bounds, violates the U.S. Constitution . . . . 37%
  • Obama signs secret order expanding U.S. role in Afghanistan

    11/22/2014 5:15:31 AM PST · by maggief · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | November 22, 2014 | Amy R. Connolly
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama quietly signed a classified executive order authorizing a more expansive role for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2015, ensuring American troops will be fighting in the country for at least one more year, The New York Times reported. The order allows American troops to take a direct role in missions against militant groups that include the Taliban.
  • Top 10 Lies from Obama's Nullification Speech

    11/21/2014 10:26:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Lie #1: Every President has Taken Executive Action on Immigration: No other president has ever issued an amnesty of anywhere near this scope, created it out of thin air, or built it upon a prior executive action instead of a statute. And in the case of President Eisenhower, his executive action was to deport 80,000 illegal immigrants. Lie #2: Illegal Immigrant Crossings are Down: Actually, this is the third straight year that border crossings have gone up, not to mention the entirely new wave from Central America. Lie #3: It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here...
  • Apocalypto: Kagan, Bar The Door

    11/21/2014 8:58:34 AM PST · by IChing · 10 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/21/14 | Donald Joy
    Just how much will patriotic American citizens take? Millions of conservatives are expressing utter disgust and anger at this latest criminal act by an alien Oval Office occupier intent on transforming our country into a land more closely resembling the ritual mass-beheading scenes from Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto than the one we grew up in. Obama flouts the Constitution and sneers at the American people with his announcement of unlegislated de facto amnesty for millions of La Raza’s Aztlan Reconquistadors, and he dares anyone to stop him. We’ve seen the numerous video clips from recent years showing Obama himself repeatedly...
  • 'A Slap in the Face to Immigrants': Ariz. State Rep. Slams Obama

    11/20/2014 7:51:39 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | The Kelly File
    A Republican state representative and legal immigrant slammed President Barack Obama’s immigration action tonight on “The Kelly File.” Arizona state Rep. Steve Montenegro legally emigrated from El Salvador with his family at 5 years old. He called Obama’s action on immigration “a slap in the face to immigrants.” “This is utter lawlessness. This is a phenomenal disregard for this country, for the laws of our country,” he said.
  • The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless (SEN. Cruz Senate Floor 11/20/14?

    11/20/2014 11:28:55 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/20/14 | Ted Cruz
    The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless
  • UNLAWFUL ORDER

    11/20/2014 6:30:41 AM PST · by Ajnin · 49 replies
    Ajnin | me
    As a Border Patrol Agent I will not enforce, implement or support in any way an executive order that attempts to give amnesty to illegal aliens.
  • Deportation Reprieve Will Not Include Parents of Young Immigrants (Dreamers)

    11/19/2014 4:37:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | By JULIA PRESTONNOV
    ... The youths, who call themselves Dreamers, won protection from deportation from President Obama in 2012 and continued to press him to extend those measures to others here illegally. Mr. Obama will grant deportation reprieves to undocumented parents whose children are American citizens and legal permanent residentsif they have lived in the country for five years and have not committed serious crimes, administration officials said... But senior administration officials have argued that it would be more difficult both legally and politically to make the case for including parents of immigrants in the existing program for young people who came when...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Discusses Stopping President Obama’s Illegal Amnesty on the Kelly File

    11/19/2014 7:11:22 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Senator Ted Cruz on the Kelly File Obama policies were on the ballot and there was a referendum. This last election had two issues - Obamacare and Amnesty. Megyn Kelly: if you shut the government down or impeach the president, so what do you plan to do. Ted Cruz: Congress should use the constitutional authority. 1. Senate Majority leader, if you disregard the law, the senate will not confirm a single nominee. 2. Power of the purse - in Jan. systematically funding one dept after another, and pass appropriations with riders. Start with funding Defense. Then when we get to...
  • Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

    11/19/2014 6:51:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 9:48 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on “pretty firm legal ground.” The former president spoke on the eve of President Barack Obama’s scheduled announcement of executive actions to spare as many as 5 million immigrants from being deported from the U.S. Clinton said during an event honoring the magazine The New Republic that it was part of a larger debate about the nation’s role around the globe. “As far as I can tell, every president in the modern era has issued...
  • DHS chief: Obama's immigration order will be 'comprehensive'

    11/19/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday said President Obama is poised to announce “comprehensive” executive action on immigration. “I do not want and will not get out ahead of the president and the announcement that he will make in the coming days," Johnson said at the Washington think tank New Democrat Network. “Legislative action is always preferable, but we’ve waited now for years to get Congress to act, and Congress has not acted.” The White House on Wednesday said the president will announce his “commonsense steps” on immigration in a prime-time address on Thursday evening. Johnson...
  • Democrats to unflinchingly back Obama on executive amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/19/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama prepared to announce a new temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they back him, and said Republicans have themselves to blame for pushing the White House into the move. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mr. Obama warned them for months that if they didn’t act, he would. “I’m glad,” Mr. Reid said on the Senate floor.
  • Obama to detail immigration order Thursday night

    11/19/2014 9:00:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is expected to announce his executive order to grant legal status for millions of illegal immigrants in an address Thursday night, according to sources close to the administration. Mr. Obama will give a broad outline of his action Thursday and follow it up with a trip Friday to Las Vegas to provide more details. The White House would not confirm the report Wednesday morning, nor have Mr. Obama’s aides announced any travel plans for later this week. But a spokesman for the AFL-CIO inadvertently disclosed the tentative plans in an email Wednesday. “We hear there will be a...
  • Mainstream Media Tiring Of Obama's Intransigence?

    11/19/2014 4:30:41 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/2014 | John Merline
    After the election drubbing his party suffered in November, President Obama now seems to be losing media support for his nakedly defiant stance on at least a couple issues.
  • White House weighs timing of announcement on immigration

    11/18/2014 12:01:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House has been debating the timing of an announcement on the president's executive action on immigration reform, press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged Tuesday. Earnest said the president likely would not allow Capitol Hill considerations to weigh heavily on the timing of his announcement because Republicans have signaled a willingness to pre-emptively defund executive action. "This is something that has been discussed at the White House," Earnest said. Earnest acknowledged that some think "Republicans are less likely to attach some kind of rider that would defund any of the president’s actions” if the White House waits until after Congress...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Can't Find Any Democrat Who Can Justify Executive Order Work Documents

    11/18/2014 11:22:21 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you a Democrat who can provide legal justification for President Obama issuing work documents to illegal aliens in his proposed executive order? If so then you need to contact Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word. O'Donnell has claimed that he spent days trying to track down such a Democrat but was unable to find any who could provide such justification. Among those Democrats unable to provide a constitutional basis for that part of the executive order was Representative Peter Welch of Vermont who presented the face of befuddlement when asked that question by O'Donnell.
  • Democrats press Obama to wait on immigration executive action

    11/18/2014 3:48:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    President Obama has a tough decision to make on the timing of an executive order to freeze deportations of illegal immigrants. Senate Democrats want him to wait to give them time to pass an omnibus spending bill and other legislative priorities in the lame-duck session that is just now ramping up. But delaying the action, even for a few weeks, could make Obama look weak and inflame immigration advocates who are already furious with him for holding back until after the midterm elections. “You have growing anxiety amongst the immigrant community that’s losing faith that the president is going to...
  • Immigration 101: It's Not Rocket Science

    11/15/2014 4:41:13 PM PST · by xuberalles · 8 replies
    Self | 11/15/14 | Me
    If there wasn't a known path to legal immigration, citizenship, then I could understand the need for mass reform. However, there is a well documented process, there has been for over a century, so why do we need to pardon and grant amnesty to "illegal" immigrants who chose to forgo those laws and not respect our sovereignty? Can I claim ignorance or racism if I'm arrested in Mexico, Venezuela, or El Salvador for doing the exact same thing? Will their governments pardon me and magically grant me the same rights as their natural born populace? No? Well how about 20...
  • Executive Orders: The Power of the President’s Pen (Is it really an impeachable offense).

    11/15/2014 5:38:33 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 20 replies
    The Legality ^ | Oregon Law Review Publishes Volume 87 | Various
    Written by: Kirk Strohman Researched by: Casey E. Sanders Edited by: Daniel Kwak Executive orders can be as socially important as integrating the armed forces or simply a means of calming public anxiety in the face of the “Y2K problem.” They can be White House effective tools to block financing to terrorist organizations or authorize controversial (and later found to be illegal) means for treating detainees.
  • The Next Border Crisis: How Congress can fight Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty

    11/14/2014 7:21:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/14/2013 | Matthew Continetti
    Last summer the southern border disappeared. Unaccompanied minors from Central and South America surged across the Rio Grande. Desperate parents had sent their children thousands of miles north. The impoverished girls and boys were housed in ramshackle facilities before being sent elsewhere. The images were heartbreaking. They seemed drawn from a post-apocalyptic future. And they were entirely preventable. Government policy caused the border crisis of 2014. Not the 2008 law granting special protections to unaccompanied minors from countries other than Mexico, an ex post facto explanation meant to blame George W. Bush. It was after Obama’s 2012 authorization of deferred...
  • Conservatives Float ‘CROMNIBUS’ Bill to Fight Obama’s Executive Actions

    11/14/2014 5:02:52 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | November 13, 2014 7:16 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Conservative lawmakers are pitching a number of legislative proposals to House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and other House Republicans in order to avoid passing a long-term funding bill that would provide President Obama with the money he needs to implement his pending administrative amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. “We could essentially be green-lighting it if we do a full omnibus in the lame-duck with everything,” says a House Republicans who signed Representative Matt Salmon’s letter calling for the House to pass a continuing resolution in the lame-duck session that would prohibit Obama from implementing his executive orders. The...
  • Executive Orders: Issuance and Revocation

    11/13/2014 8:45:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Congressional Revocation and Alteration of Executive Orders Further, as long as it is not constitutionally based, Congress may repeal a presidential order, or terminate the underlying authority upon which the action is predicated. For example, in 2006, Congress revoked part of an executive order from November 12, 1838, which reserved certain public land for lighthouse purposes. 28 Congress has also explicitly revoked executive orders in their entirety, such as in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which revoked a December 13, 1912, executive order that created Naval Petroleum Reserve Numbered 2. 29 Another example of the express nullification of an...
  • Congressional Revocation and Alteration of Executive Orders (How to Kill the Amnesty EO)

    11/13/2014 2:06:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 168 replies