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  • 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 ‘arguably crosses the line’Sheriff Joe Arpaio can’t sue the Obama administration to stop the president’s 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 — albeit a narrow one, because the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia didn’t reach the actual substance of the president’s tentative amnesty program, instead saying the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff didn’t 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 judges’ questions seemed to make it ever more unlikely that the president’s 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 — 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 judges’ questions seemed to make it ever more unlikely that the president’s 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 – again – 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 administration’s 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 Obama’s action as unconstitutional. An appeal of Hanen’s 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 — including Secretary Jeh Johnson — 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 Obama’s executive amnesty order. Andrew Hanen issued the rare order on Tuesday in the latest court filing for a lawsuit filed to halt President Obama’s executive amnesty order....
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Fifth Circuit Court’s Ruling against Obama Administration’s Executive...

    05/27/2015 10:14:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling which found the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, President Obama’s executive amnesty, likely will not survive court scrutiny: The Fifth Circuit Court’s ruling against President Obama’s 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 aren’t buying into President Obama’s power grab that rewrites immigration law. It is reassuring to see that the...
  • Barack Obama’s 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 President’s 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 “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – 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,...
  • ‘Like an idiot I believed that’: 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 — 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. Obama’s 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...
  • Don’t 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
    Congress’s 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 House’s announcement earlier this month that Mr. Obama is “very interested” in exploring what options he has to raise taxes without going through Congress. “This would be a mistake, both constitutionally and politically,” 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 “Dreamers.” The administration told the judge they wouldn’t 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 ‘Thanksgiving Day’ To ‘Celebrate Immigrants Day’

    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 “amnesty mill” 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 Obama’s...
  • States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration

    03/06/2015 4:37:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 6:09 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it. The allegation comes after the Justice Department said in court documents this week that federal officials had given 100,000 people three-year reprieves from deportation and granted them work permits under a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Justice Department attorneys had previously said federal officials wouldn't accept requests under an expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action...
  • Did the Obama Administration Lie To A Federal Judge About Amnesty?

    03/05/2015 7:55:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | March 05, 2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Did the Obama Administration Lie To A Federal Judge About Amnesty? RYAN LOVELACE March 5, 2015 The Texas attorney general is going to court to find out. Did the Obama administration lie to a federal judge about the President’s executive actions on immigration? The Texas attorney general’s office is filing a motion for discovery to try and find out. The motion seeks to uncover whether Justice Department lawyers explicitly deceived federal judge Andrew Hanen, who issued the injunction blocking Obama’s amnesty. “In an apparent attempt to quickly execute President Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty plan, the Obama Administration appears to have...
  • ObamaLaw

    03/04/2015 2:08:38 AM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 6 replies
    This looks like Hitler all over again-is obama using Hitler's playbook? Brownshirts?
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 402 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 · 10 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...