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  • Feldman: Never Say Never and Obamaís Waterloo

    05/15/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Hillary Clinton (pending the conclusion of the criminal investigations about her emails and the Clinton Foundation which linger on) may well be the Democratic nominee. As it is perfectly clear that Trump will win the Republican nomination the #NeverTrump bleats are beginning to fade. Many have realized that their arguments are ridiculous, and are more related to the diminution of their power to affect opinion than they are to substance. This week, as well, the administration gets its failures in foreign and domestic policy off the front pages as the loony press attempts to justify his public school unisex bathroom...
  • Pennsylvania governor raising minimum wage for state workers

    03/07/2016 11:54:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2016 7:05 PM EST | Marc Levy
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf raised the minimum wage by nearly $3 an hour, to $10.15, for state government employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state in an executive order he signed Monday. The Democratís move establishing the new wage minimum comes a year into his term, as a crippling budget gridlock with Pennsylvaniaís Republican-controlled Legislature has frozen the Capitol building. Wolfís action will affect a few hundred state employees, mostly part-time clerical and janitorial workers who make somewhere between $8.77 to $10.06 an hour, according to union officials. It also will affect a narrow set of state contracts...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • Lawyers for Texas Talk Strategy on SCOTUS Immigration Hearing

    02/04/2016 8:39:44 PM PST · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 2/3/2016 | Juli√°n Aguilar
    As he prepares to make his fifth trip to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in perhaps his most high-profile case to date, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller is confident he and his team will prevail and stop President Obama's immigration plan from taking effect. The nation's high court will likely take up Texas v. United States in April. The arguments will focus on Obama's controversial executive order, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, which would shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants in the country from deportation proceedings and allow them...
  • Obama‚Äôs Chief Of Staff Admits They Want Tyranny

    01/26/2016 12:03:14 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Obama's Chief Of Staff Admits They Want Tyranny Denis McDonough says Obama's administration doesn't want his executive orders subject to anything so piddly and irritating as Congress. The White House recently made an amazing--and disturbingly un-American--pronouncement regarding its desire to move its agenda via executive actions. In describing the administration's intent to pursue "audacious" executive orders, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough stated the Obama administration's desire that its actions "not be subjected to undoing through [Congress] or otherwise."
  • President or king? Translated, that‚Äôs what the Supreme Court is asking about Obama.

    01/25/2016 4:28:26 PM PST · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Fred Barbash
    All is forgiven if you're not familiar with the "take care" clause in Article II of the Constitution about the presidency, the words that say "he shall take Care that the laws be faithfully executed." The Supreme Court hasn't fooled with it in many years. The words are buried below the State of the Union clause, and the business of receiving "Ambassadors and other public Ministers." They lack resonance; they sound polite. But their meaning, traced back through hundreds of years of history and translated into today's colloquial English is indeed a command: They mean "Mr. President, don't act like...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    01/08/2016 4:47:52 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies
    By Executive Order, your attendance and participation on The Official Friday Silliness Thread,will be made mandatory EVERY Friday. If you do not participate, there will be silliness to pay!! One of the perennial arguments in the gun-control debate is pro-gun-control demagogues saying that guns should be licensed just like cars, expecting their listeners to have never thought abut how the two actually compare and thus convince people that still more gun laws are a good idea. Gun owners naturally turn around and point out embarrassing things such as, if guns were licensed just like cars are:* anyone could own...
  • Parasitic Infection by Executive Order

    01/06/2016 1:42:47 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 6, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John F. Di Leo - REFLECTIONS ON GUN CONTROL AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT Residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin get their water from the city. Like most cities, the government operates water treatment plants, which filter out all sorts of impurities, both living organisms and other contaminants, so that people can trust the water that runs from their faucets. In the early 1990s, an environmentalist city government made a few changes in the city’s water filtration network. Making environmentally-friendly changes to a treatment system may be nice to protozoa such as cryptosporidium, but it’s not very nice to the residents...
  • The Five Most Outrageous Facts About Obama‚Äôs Executive Gun Control

    01/06/2016 12:02:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | January 5, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The five most offensive aspects of those controls: The main policy would not have stopped any recent mass shootings 225 years of precedent, destroyed‚Äďwithout any legislative due process You can be denied a gun for purely financial reasons or if you are on Social Security It adds more burdens to gun dealers who are already following the law Tax dollars for "smart guns" that nobody wants
  • Judge Napolitano: Why Obama's executive action on guns is unconstitutional

    01/05/2016 9:06:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    resident Obama announced Tuesday that he is issuing an executive order on guns and background checks. Here's a look at what the president is doing and if it is even legal under the Constitution of the United States. Just what is an executive order? A presidential executive order is a written instruction to persons in the executive branch of the federal government informing them of the manner in which the president wants federal laws or regulations enforced. Executive orders do not direct private persons, or persons in the legislative or judicial branches of government. Executive orders remain in effect until...
  • Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for ‚Äúmental health‚ÄĚ

    01/05/2016 9:40:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Poor Richards News ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Poor Richard
    Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for "mental health" issues In 2nd Amendment by Poor Richard January 5, 2016 Comment Once again, President Obama is circumventing Congress and the Constitution by issuing decrees and implementing them as if they are law. This time, he's going after a fundamental civil right protected by the Constitution: our right to keep and bear arms. Much of the media focus on Obama's executive orders thus far has been on the background checks provisions that would require private sellers of even a single firearm to register with the Federal Government as a "firearms...
  • TED CRUZ: ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt beat the bad guys by taking away our guns, we beat the bad guys by USING...

    01/04/2016 12:18:11 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 4, 2016 | The Right Scoop
    TED CRUZ: "We don't beat the bad guys by taking away our guns, we beat the bad guys by USING OUR GUNS!" - [VIDEO] Ted Cruz responded to Obama‚Äôs threat to issue an executive action on gun control, saying ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt beat the bad guys by taking away our guns, we beat the bad guys by USING our guns!‚ÄĚ...Ted Cruz on Guns (Video)Cruz also said that if elected, he will rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive order Obama has issued, including any that take away the gun rights of Americans.
  • Politico: Executive Gun Control Will Force Background Checks on Private Sellers

    12/31/2015 9:29:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 31, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Politico reports that President Obama's upcoming executive gun control will force a number of private gun sellers to get their Federal Firearms License (FFL) and perform background checks on every gun sold. [Snip] According to Politico, "Obama will tighten the definition of what it means to be 'engaged in the business' of firearms sales." Currently, those who sell firearms with the "principal objective of livelihood and profit" must have an FFL. Those selling as hobby or those who sell occasionally from a private collection do not. Obama plans to change the language so that those who sell as a hobby...
  • Bernie Sanders says he‚Äôd use executive orders to spur immigration reform

    12/27/2015 6:33:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 12/26/2015 | Manny Ramos
    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders told an invite-only group of Latino activists and politicians Wednesday night that he plans to use executive orders as a means of bypassing Congress to guarantee a path to legalization for millions of undocumented immigrants. Sanders spoke to a crowd of supporters at the Village Leadership Academy near the UIC campus, flanked on stage by progressive activists such as Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, academic Cornel West, and Ben and Jerry's cofounder Ben Cohen. But hours before Sanders reached the stage, he met with community members at Little Village's El Pollo Feliz restaurant. Sanders first spoke...
  • Obama set to implement gun control via executive order

    12/11/2015 12:17:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Constitution? What Constitution? Why trouble yourself with the Second Amendment when you don’t even care about basic separation of powers issues? Barack Obama certainly isn’t going to - not when there are guns to grab and he’s pretty confident, probably with good reason, the media won’t call him out for his next round of power abuse. Want to buy a gun? You’d best move quickly. Very quickly: Advisers to President Barack Obama reportedly are finalizing a proposal to expand background checks on would-be gun buyers without congressional approval.
  • Trump: As president, I will mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer

    12/11/2015 11:28:14 AM PST · by BAW · 104 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2015 | Allahpundit
    From last night's speech to the New England Police Benevolent Association, which voted to endorse him. Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception. His advisor, Dan Scavino, tweeted it out after Trump said it, though, so if it wasn't official campaign policy before, I guess it is now. Is it worth critiquing this? Krauthammer’s ready to give up on arguing against Trump policies, partly because they're all obviously political panders rather than...
  • Executive Orders, how to be used after next election? - (vanity)

    12/11/2015 10:46:11 AM PST · by Terry L Smith · 28 replies
    The American people have seven years worth of examples in the usage of 'executive orders', both within and without of USC Title Code. As each President has built upon the foundation of the usage of these orders from the preceding Presidents, to include the innumerable workings of the sitting President, how do you, the reader, foresee the executive order workings of a future President Trump?
  • Presidential Aides: Obama Has ‚ÄėEssentially Given Up on Any Significant‚Äô Gun Control

    12/06/2015 6:34:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Dec 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 3 Politico reported that while Obama is pushing for more gun laws when the cameras are rolling, behind the scenes aides say he has "essentially given up on any significant gun control." They reported a similar situation among some of the most prominent gun control groups - a situation in which they are pushing gun control publicly while "leaders of the groups grumble" privately because the White House seems to be all talk, no action on gun control. According to Politico, "Aides say he's essentially given up on any significant gun control passing during his presidency." The aides...
  • Obama issues executive order that keeps notice of criminal record off federal job applications

    11/02/2015 6:02:37 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    President Obama on Monday announced a new executive order that prevents federal agencies from making job-applicants reveal they have a criminal record as part of his overall criminal justice reform effort. The so-called ‚Äúdrop the box‚ÄĚ initiative would allow prospective employees not to check a box on some federal applications that acknowledges a criminal record.
  • Puerto Rico to ban plastic bags through executive order (Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla signs)

    10/30/2015 2:39:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/30/15 | DANICA COTO
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's governor signed an executive order Friday banning the use of plastic bags across the U.S. territory, defying legislators who just days ago rejected a similar bill. The ban will take effect in mid-2016 and will be preceded by a six-month educational campaign, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said.
  • Obamaís latest plan to rewrite immigration law

    10/19/2015 3:57:06 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 19 2015 | Ian Smith
    The Obama administration is about to power up a massive new executive action on immigration and itís far scarier than anyone could have imagined. Last November, when Homeland Security released its ten memos commandeering immigration policy from Congress, Secretary Johnson included a vague plan aimed at benefiting the tech industry, innocuously titled ďModernizing the Employment-Based Immigrant Visa System.Ē But a secret memo recently leaked on an immigration law blog now reveals that this Ďmodernizationí plan will not only fast-track hundreds of thousands of work permits to employment visa-applicants in violation of longstanding U.S. worker protection laws, but will enable hundreds...
  • Hillary Says She Will Use Executive Powers to push for Tighter Gun Control

    10/05/2015 4:13:18 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10/05/2015 | Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton has said she will use executive powers to tighten gun control if she makes it to the White House. Just days after the deadly shooting in Oregon, the Democratic hopeful plans to unveil new measures aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers. During a day-long campaign swing through New Hampshire, Clinton's campaign said she plans to propose a repeal of legislation that shields gun manufacturers, distributors and dealers from most liability suits, even in the case of mass shootings like the one that killed nine students and teachers at a community...
  • Obama signed Behavioral Health Executive Order

    09/15/2015 4:34:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Obama Issues Executive Order for the government to use individual's behavioral data.
  • New Obama executive order forces taxpayers to pay people not to work

    09/14/2015 8:39:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/15 | Herman Cain
    Boss of the year. We often criticize Barack Obama for never having run a business and not knowing anything about it. But maybe weíre missing something. Obama apparently believes he knows how to run every business in America that wants to be a federal contractor, because he is very fond of telling them how they have to run their companies as a condition for getting federal contracts Oh, and by the way, these actions usually mean taxpayers will pay more and get less in federal contracting arrangements. The latest example is a new executive order through which Obama requires that...
  • Obama celebrates Labor Day by signing another executive order

    09/07/2015 8:08:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/7/2015 | Carmine Sabia
  • In Boston speech, Obama to unveil executive order for more paid sick leave

    09/06/2015 11:58:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | David Nakamura
    President Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring federal contractors to offer employees up to seven paid sick days a year, a move that could benefit more than 300,000 workers, White House officials said. Obama plans to unveil the new directive during a Labor Day speech in Boston, as he seeks to pressure Congress to approve legislation that would provide similar benefits for millions of private sector workers.
  • Trump vows to deport all undocumented immigrants and rescind any protections put in place by Obama

    08/16/2015 5:24:44 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 135 replies
    The Dailymail ^ | 16 August 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Donald Trump has vowed to deport every single one of the country's illegal immigrants and rescind any executive orders Barack Obama put in place to protect them. 'We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go,' Trump told NBC's Meet the Press in an interview that is set to air on Sunday morning. Asked by host Chuck Todd about illegal immigrants who might have nowhere else to go, Trump said: 'We will work with them. 'They have to go ... we either have a country, or we don't have a country,' he added. Trump, 69, also said...
  • Appeals court rejects Arpaio challenge to Obama deportation amnesty

    08/14/2015 9:36:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Judge says amnesty Ďarguably crosses the lineíSheriff Joe Arpaio canít sue the Obama administration to stop the presidentís deportation amnesty, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decision saying it was too tenuous to try to argue that the amnesty will entice other illegal immigrants to try to make the crossing. The ruling marks a legal victory for Homeland Security ó albeit a narrow one, because the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia didnít reach the actual substance of the presidentís tentative amnesty program, instead saying the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff didnít prove he was...
  • Scott Walker issues executive order to arm Wisconsin National Guard members

    07/21/2015 10:42:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-2-15 | Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while they are on duty. The move comes less than a week after a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, opened fire on a military recruiting center, then drove to a Navy operations support center and launched a second attack, killing four Marines and a sailor. "Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga," Walker said in a written statement. "Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve...
  • Obama plan on immigration gets cold reception at appeals court

    07/13/2015 9:15:50 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 12, 2015 | Julia Preston
    NEW ORLEANS- Government lawyers labored Friday to persuade federal appeals court judges here to allow President Barack Obama to move ahead with sweeping initiatives to protect immigrants in the country illegally. But the judgesí questions seemed to make it ever more unlikely that the presidentís programs, which he has hoped would be a central piece of his legacy, would start any time before the last months of his term, if at all.
  • Obama Plan for Immigration Action Gets a Cold Reception at Appeals Court

    07/10/2015 10:54:32 PM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07-10-2015 | JULIA PRESTON
    NEW ORLEANS ó Government lawyers labored on Friday to persuade federal appeals court judges here to allow President Obama to move ahead with sweeping initiatives to protect immigrants in the country illegally. But the judgesí questions seemed to make it ever more unlikely that the presidentís programs, which he has hoped would be a central piece of his legacy, would start any time before the last months of his term, if at all. A panel of three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments in a lawsuit by Texas and 25 other states...
  • Obama immigration orders likely headed for new legal setback

    07/10/2015 6:24:39 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/10/15 | Seung Min Kim
    President Barack Obama appears likely to lose Ė again Ė in the protracted legal fight over his executive actions on immigration. Two of the three appeals court judges who heard oral arguments Friday on the Obama administrationís immigration programs were skeptical about the legal merits of the directive, which could halt deportations for more than 4 million immigrants here illegally who have family ties in the United States The chilly reception from the three-judge panel in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on whether Obama had legal authority to take such action seems to indicate that a lower court decision...
  • Judge orders Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security chief, others to court (facing contempt order)

    07/09/2015 5:06:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    Federal judge Andrew Hannen, Brownsville, Texas has threatened to hold DHS Secy Jeh Johnson and top US immigration officials in contempt. The DOJ said about 2,000 individuals had been sent three-year work authorizations after Judge Hanen temporarily blocked Obama's immigration action Feb. 16. The judge had issued the injunction at the request of a coalition of 26 states, led by Texas, which filed to stop Obamaís action as unconstitutional. An appeal of Hanenís ruling is set to be argued Friday before the 5th U. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Obama's program protects young immigrants from deportation if they...
  • Johnson, immigration brass ordered to Texas court

    07/08/2015 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/7/15 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration is demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other top immigration enforcement officials appear in a Brownsville, Texas, courtroom next month to explain why they should not be held in contempt of court. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued an order Tuesday afternoon requring the five officials to show up for a hearing Aug. 19. However, the judge also said he would cancel the session if he's "satisifed" with the government's actions to limit or revoke...
  • Judge orders Homeland Security chief, others to court

    07/08/2015 11:01:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO
    HOUSTON (AP) -- A federal judge in Texas has threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration enforcement officials in contempt of court for not fixing problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold. The Justice Department had said about 2,000 individuals had been sent three-year work authorizations after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, temporarily blocked the immigration action on Feb. 16. In a court order Tuesday, Hanen said government officials have yet to fix the...
  • Judge Says Federal Officials Must Appear In Court for Violating Amnesty Injunction

    07/08/2015 12:08:19 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    http://www.dailycaller.com ^ | 7/8/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Judge Says Federal Officials Must Personally Appear In Court For Violating Amnesty Injunction Chuck Ross 12:32 AM 07/08/2015 A federal judge in the district court of South Texas has ordered top officials with the Department of Homeland Security ó including Secretary Jeh Johnson ó to appear in person in his court in Brownsville next month to show why they should not be held in contempt for violating an injunction issued against President Obamaís executive amnesty order. Andrew Hanen issued the rare order on Tuesday in the latest court filing for a lawsuit filed to halt President Obamaís executive amnesty order....
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Fifth Circuit Courtís Ruling against Obama Administrationís Executive...

    05/27/2015 10:14:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) Ė Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appealsí ruling which found the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, President Obamaís executive amnesty, likely will not survive court scrutiny: The Fifth Circuit Courtís ruling against President Obamaís executive amnesty, officially known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, is a win for the American people. The federal courts arenít buying into President Obamaís power grab that rewrites immigration law. It is reassuring to see that the...
  • Barack Obamaís War On Police

    05/24/2015 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Politically Short ^ | May 20, 2015 | Politically Short
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidentís Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about ďthe distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities Ė the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SCALING BACK ELECTRIC CAR GOALS

    05/23/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    Auto World ^ | 5-22-15 | Jeff Jablanski
    President Barack Obama has adjusted his goal of having 1 million plug-in vehicles on the road by this year's end, much to the disappointment of many electric vehicle enthusiasts. The change of heart comes six years after Obama signed an executive order mandating electric cars with the intent of the government buying 1 million EVs by 2015, according to Bloomberg. However, the president scaled back this objective in March, due to sales and government purchases not meeting expectations. The decline in consumer interest in electric vehicles, which lack the infrastructure that gasoline-powered vehicles have, played a significant role. U.S. consumers...
  • Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Regime

    04/01/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying. "Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime. The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal...
  • Not News: Federal Judge Blasts DOJ for Executive Order Deception

    03/22/2015 10:21:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Like the judge, the states thought nothing was happening. Like an idiot, I believed that." That was the angry blast by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen against the Department of Justice whom he accused of misleading him on President Obama's executive order on immigration. In contrast to normal federal court proceedings, it was quite an emotional confrontation. That plus the fact that the executive order has been big news for months you would figure it would have been covered in the MSM. Well, for the most part you would be wrong. With the notable exceptions of the Los Angeles Times,...
  • ĎLike an idiot I believed thatí: Judge blasts DOJ over immigration claims, threatens sanctions

    03/20/2015 6:47:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20,2015
    A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama's immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program and that he fell for it, "like an idiot." The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts. snip A flustered Hartnett repeatedly apologized to Hanen for any confusion related to how the reprieves and work permits were granted. "We strive to be as candid...
  • Obama Orders Cuts in Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    03/19/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    NYT ^ | March 19, 2015 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON ó President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday to set new goals for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of federal agencies, his latest use of his executive authority to address the root causes of climate change and press private companies and foreign governments to follow suit. Mr. Obamaís directive orders federal agencies over the next decade to cut their emissions by an average of 40 percent compared with their levels when he won office in 2008, and to increase their use of electricity from renewable sources by 30 percent. The goals are in line with a commitment that...
  • Donít even think it: GOP warns Obama not to try executive-fiat tax hikes

    03/18/2015 11:55:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Congressís two top tax chairmen warned President Obama on Wednesday not to claim unilateral executive powers to raise taxes on his own, saying it violates the Constitution and ruins chances for a lasting deal. Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said they were troubled by White Houseís announcement earlier this month that Mr. Obama is ďvery interestedĒ in exploring what options he has to raise taxes without going through Congress. ďThis would be a mistake, both constitutionally and politically,Ē the two lawmakers said, adding...
  • Arizona Passes Two Bills Aimed At Blocking Federal Laws (Executive Order)

    03/15/2015 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | March 14 2015 | Karen Eisenberg
    House Bill 2368, introduced by Republican Representative Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff, Arizona, was passed this Wednesday by the Arizona House. House Bill 2368 seeks to bar the state of Arizona from funding any executive orders issued by President Obama, or policy directives issued by the Department of Justice. According to the Arizona State Legislature website, the bill includes the following provisions: "1. Prohibits this state or any of its political subdivisions from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with an executive order issued by the President of the U.S. that has not been affirmed by...
  • URGENT: White House Confirms Obama Planning Huge New Executive Order

    03/14/2015 12:03:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 123 replies
    Here we go again. White House press secretary Josh Earnest has officially confirmed that President Barack Obama plans to implement yet another executive order. This one is slated to send tax rates skyrocketing through the roof! The hoopla started last Friday, when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders submitted a letter to the White House that asked the president to nullify six currently active corporate tax breaks. Closing these tax breaks would raise $100 billion in a decade, but also cost us innumerable jobs. When questioned about this letter by Ed Henry, senior White House correspondent with Fox News, Earnest first tried...
  • Federal Judge Orders Investigation into Illegal Acts By the Obama Administration

    03/10/2015 7:37:43 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 03-10-2015 | Steven Ahle
    U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen is not amused. The man who served Obama with an injunction preventing his illegal amnesty plans to see that Obama is not amused either. He has ordered that the administration be investigated over misleading him on amnesty and work permits for ďDreamers.Ē The administration told the judge they wouldnít issue anymore work permits for new dreamers, when the fact is they have issued over 100,000 of them. The investigation will include a finding of whether the lawyers who handled the case for Obama knew of the illegal maneuver. If so, they will face disbarment or...
  • Judge delays ruling on unblocking Obama immigration executive actions

    03/09/2015 6:41:59 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 9 March 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge signaled Monday that he has no plans to act soon on the Obama Administration's request to stay an order blocking President Barack Obama's latest round of executive actions on immigration. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen said in an order issued Monday afternoon that he views as serious claims that federal government lawyers may have misled the court about the implementation of new immigration policies the president ordered in November. Last week, the Justice Department advised Hanen that the federal government issued new 3-year "deferred action" grants and work permits to 100,000 people between November 24 and...
  • Obama declares Venezuela a threat to U.S. national security

    03/09/2015 9:56:19 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 3/9 | Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Monday declaring Venezuela a national security threat, sanctioning seven individuals and expressing concern about the Venezuelan government's treatment of political opponents.
  • WH Call Participants Want To Change ĎThanksgiving Dayí To ĎCelebrate Immigrants Dayí

    03/07/2015 12:34:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3-7-15 | James Beattie
    A conservative political activist who participated in a conference call with the White House said President Obama should change Thanksgiving Day to a holiday dedicated to illegal immigrants. Susan Payne of Maryland told radio talk show host Joe Miller on KOAN Wednesday this would be happening once this ďamnesty millĒ is complete. Miller was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2010. Earlier this week, the House passed legislation authorizing funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. Inserted in that legislation is a provision to proceed with President Obamaís...