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  • Obama Executive Order Makes Foreign Armies Eligible for DoD Medal

    04/19/2014 12:46:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 18, 2014 - 4:24 pm | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama signed an executive order today extending eligibility for the third-highest Defense Department recognition to foreign armies. “Executive Order 12019 of November 3, 1977 (Establishing the Defense Meritorious Service Medal), is amended by inserting, ‘or to any member of the armed forces of a friendly foreign nation,’ after ‘any member of the Armed Forces of the United States,’” said the short order. …
  • Gender Pay Gaps and the Mighty Obama Samurai Pen

    04/08/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-8-2014 | MOTUS
    WOW!  And by that by that I mean the “War on Women” of course. Today is “Equal Pay Day,” which is an annual event to bring public awareness to the insidious “gender wage gap.”Even though some contend that the gender pay gap is nothing butt a myth, we never let facts get in the way of a good emotional argument that leads to “Executive Action.”So today we’re heading into battle once again: with our mighty pen.Although I must say, our battles are starting to sound increasingly small: In his latest effort to circumvent Congress and highlight an issue that he...
  • Exclusive: Boeing says gets U.S. license to sell spare parts to Iran

    04/04/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 4, 2014 | Andrea Shalal and Tim Hepher
    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co , the world's biggest airplane maker, on Friday said it had received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January.
  • Obama announces (most comprehensive since end of the Cold War) sanctions on Russian officials

    03/17/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine. The sanctions are the most comprehensive since the end of the Cold War. Obama said he was moving to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could face financial punishment.
  • Obama imposes sanctions on Russian officials, ousted Ukrainian president

    03/17/2014 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2014
    KIEV, Ukraine— Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were the most visible sign of U.S. anger at Russia's attempt to absorb the Crimea region of southern Ukraine, reflecting the deepest plunge in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. The sanctions came in an executive order signed by Obama a day after a Crimea referendum on Sunday aimed at allowing Russia to annex the autonomous region, a vote that the United States says was illegal and would never...
  • LGBT Group Asks Obama to Allow Transgenders in Military Through Executive Order

    03/14/2014 9:04:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 14, 2014 | Penny Starr
    ( – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force seized on an advocacy group's report on transgender military service Thursday to call on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order allowing transgender men and women to serve in the military. “We commend the commission for stating independently what we all know: there is no compelling medical reason to exclude trans people from serving their country, and transitions would place almost no burden on the military,” Rea Carey, executive director of the task force, said in a press release . “The President should sign an executive order to lift the...
  • Obama Overtime Directive Sure To Undermine Employment

    03/12/2014 4:38:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies ^ | March 12, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Imperial Presidency: The White House says it will constrain companies from deciding which workers are white-collar enough not to punch a time card for overtime. We need more jobs, not more job-killing regulation. 'America does not stand still, and neither will I" is how President Obama defends playing God with the law, instead of acting as a constitutionally constrained chief executive. His rationale is that "wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do." From scrapping ObamaCare's mandates to disguising his health takeover's failure, to hiking the...
  • Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

    03/08/2014 5:30:50 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 81 replies
    The White House ^ | March 6, 2014 | Barak Obama
    I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of persons -- including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine -- that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby order: Section 1. (a) All...
  • Obama approves sanctions on individuals 'destabilizing Ukraine'

    03/06/2014 11:18:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 3/6/14 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order readying sanctions and visa restrictions on individuals the administration said were responsible for “destabilizing Ukraine.” “The President has signed an Executive Order that authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; contributing to the misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine; or purporting to assert governmental authority over any part of Ukraine without authorization from the Ukrainian government in Kyiv,” said the White House in a statement.
  • President Obama Imposes Sanctions on Individuals Over Ukraine Crisis

    03/06/2014 10:21:31 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    abcnews ^ | March 6, 2014
    President Obama has signed an executive order today imposing sanctions on individuals he said violate Ukrainian sovereignty or are "stealing the assets" of the Ukrainian people. He said the sanctions were meant to "impose a cost" on Russia's action in Crimea. Obama emphasized that new visa restrictions the U.S. placed on those who are opposing the Ukraine government “continue our efforts to impose a cost on Russia and those responsible for the situation in Crimea.”
  • Exercising the Mighty Pen and Phone

    03/01/2014 6:45:21 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 5 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 1, 2014 | Bethany Stotts
    Has President Obama’s power gone to his head as he attempts to avoid lame duck status and promote his party for the upcoming elections? He announced to the press in January that “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone,” remarked glibly in February that “I can do whatever I want” an hour after the administration took controversial executive action on Obamacare, and is promoting a video that celebrates the executive orders of his “Year of Action” on his official website. “America doesn’t stand still and neither will I,” says Obama in the video highlighting his 2014 State of...
  • Why Obama's Executive Orders Are Lawless

    02/17/2014 11:59:45 AM PST · by Petro · 18 replies
    Cutting Through The Fog ^ | February 15, 2014 | George B
    When Barack Obama took the oath of office, he agreed, before God and our country, that he would "...preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." In doing so, he also agreed to Article Two, Clause Five of the Constitution which states that the President must "faithfully execute the laws of the land". The word "faithfully" in that statement is clearly defined by Webster's Dictionary as "strict or thorough performance of one's duty." Faithfully does not mean that the President can arbitrarily execute the laws of the land. Nor, does it say he can ignore those parts of...
  • Obama Will Take ‘Executive Action’ to Reduce Prison Population

    01/31/2014 9:19:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 31, 2014 - 7:40 AM | Susan Jones
    Congress can pass legislation giving judges more discretion in the sentencing of prisoners, but President Obama “also has the ability to take executive action” to commute the sentences of “low-level” drug offenders—and that’s just what he plans to do, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the New York State Bar Association annual meeting on Thursday. “A little over a month ago, the President commuted the sentences of eight men and women who were sentenced under severe—and out of date—mandatory minimum sentencing laws,” Cole said. …
  • EPA Administrator to Scientists: “Speak the Truth” on Climate Change to Meet Obama’s “Needs”

    01/30/2014 9:23:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2014 - 10:06 PM | Penny Starr
    Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asked scientists at a climate change conference on Thursday in Arlington, Va., to help advance President Barack Obama’s agenda on climate change. […] Peter Saundry, executive director of NCSE, introduced McCarthy by noting Obama’s pledge to act unilaterally on climate change. “President Obama has announced that he will work with Congress whenever he can but will not be held hostage—will move forward and do the utmost, we hope, through executive authority and through the agencies,” Saundry said. “The Supreme Court has noted that EPA has authority under (the) Clean Air Act...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders

    01/30/2014 7:05:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 29, 2014 AT 1:56 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time. "I'll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate. Lee had based his question on...
  • Obama pitches retirement savings options at U.S. Steel's Irvin Plant

    01/30/2014 2:57:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mike Wereschagin
    ".......... After the tour and speech, he signed an executive order directing Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to establish the savings bonds. Named and modeled after existing Individual Retirement Accounts or IRAs, the bonds offer tax benefits that regular savings accounts do not, don't lose value and can be withdrawn tax-free any time. “It's safe. These balances will never go down in value,” Obama said. Lew, whose agency will set up the bonds, accompanied the president, whose directive is one in a series of executive orders Obama said he's using to circumvent a divided Congress that's on pace to be the...
  • Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

    01/28/2014 7:29:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 7:40 AM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the increase during his State of the Union address. The increase from a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour will not affect existing federal contracts, only new ones. Moreover, contract renewals will not be affected unless other terms of the agreement change. The order would be one of the biggest examples in the State of the Union of Obama’s vow to use presidential authority to push for policies...
  • The most dangerous years of the Obama presidency are upon us

    01/26/2014 3:52:03 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-26-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    With Obama&'s State of the Union address coming up, it’s easy to breath a sigh of relief that another year is behind us, and he only has three more to go.These are the three most dangerous years.His time is running out, and he knows it. Obama’s rough 2013 prompts a new blueprint: An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps....As a result, Washington veterans have been brought into the West Wing to emphasize an executive style...
  • Obama weighing executive action on minimum wage hike

    01/16/2014 4:30:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2014 | Ben Goad
    President Obama is considering using his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors, he told Senate Democrats during a closed meeting at the White House. [Snip] Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing for an across-the-board hike in the minimum hourly wage, from $7.25 to $10.10. But Republicans are cool to the plan, warning it could hurt the economy. Federal contractors represent only a fraction of the nation’s employees. Businesses that together received more than $446 billion in federal contracts employ some 2 million workers, only some of whom are paid the minimum wage. Still, an increase for...
  • ‘WHERE ARE THE LIBERALS?’ Ted Cruz blasts left for ignoring Obama’s abuses

    01/13/2014 2:09:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 12, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    [w/video] Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is dismayed that “every single Democrat senator goes in line and docilely agrees” with the Obama administration, claiming the president’s abuse of authority and ever-expanding powers should be challenged by lawmakers in both parties. Cruz spoke with Fox News’ Shannon Bream on Sunday about President Barack Obama’s increasing authority at the expense of Congress, particularly after Senate Republicans were blocked from filibustering judicial nominees through the “nuclear option.” Bream asked the senator if “stacking courts” is a presidential right and whether Republicans would be objecting if one of their own was in the White...
  • Two New Executive Orders Will Change Who Can Buy Guns

    01/03/2014 2:57:42 PM PST · by lbryce · 85 replies
    Mashable ^ | January 3, 2014 | Colin Daileda
    The White House issued two executive actions on Friday that aim to beef up background checks for would-be gun buyers and keep the weapons away from those at risk of harming themselves or others. The first order, proposed by the Department of Justice, more clearly defines who cannot possess a handgun under federal law due to mental health issues. It is designed to clarify the language of the current law by providing better definitions for phrases like what it means to be "committed to a mental institution." This, in turn, will provide a more well-rounded picture of a potential buyer's...
  • The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants

    12/27/2013 9:55:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/26/2013
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement noted a "surge" in unaccompanied alien children in its year-end report last week, pointing out that 24,668 foreign minors in the country illegally were placed in the care of a federal de facto baby-sitting service because no parents were around to care for them. Last year's number was a near doubling from 2012, and nearly quadruple what it was at the...
  • Minimum Wage Prospects Dim, Despite Protests [Dems urge Obama to work without them, use EO]

    12/09/2013 2:07:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 6, 2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Congressional Democrats are now facing the uncomfortable political reality — largely as a result of the budget agreements they have made over the past few years — that they will have to choose which benefits to the poor they prioritize. And that could leave them unable to pass the minimum wage increase Obama is now touting. An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Nevada Democrat is interested in bringing a minimum wage bill to the floor. And an aide to Harkin, whose bill would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, said the senator is...
  • Executive order: Obama ups green-energy mandate on feds to 20 percent

    12/05/2013 9:03:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 12/5/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    By 2020, federal agencies will have to up their use of renewable energy sources significantly and replace 20 percent of electricity with greener options, President Obama said in a new executive order due for release on Thursday. That demand will almost triple the federal government’s use of renewable energy, The Hill reported. The order is applicable to all federal agencies, including the civilian and military sectors.
  • Federal gun charges decline despite Obama executive action

    12/03/2013 7:42:44 AM PST · by South40 · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/3/2013 | Liz Goodwin
    More than a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting, President Obama’s directive to amp up prosecutions of federal gun laws hasn’t made much difference in how many people are charged with gun crimes. U.S. attorneys that prosecute such cases charged 11,674 people with breaking federal gun laws in the fiscal year that ended in September, compared to 11,728 people the year before. “The federal gun charge numbers are not an accurate reflection of the Department's efforts to investigate and prosecute gun violence,” said Allison Price, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, in a statement. “The fact that we may...
  • Public Sector Unions are a Shadow Political Party

    11/10/2013 6:20:30 AM PST · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 10, 2013 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    In recent months Washington has been rocked by scandals such the IRS's manipulation of tax exempt status for political groups opposing the Democratic Party. This is just the most recent example of how federal public sector unions have been clandestinely involved in public policy. Looking back, it can be seen that the involvement of Federal public unions in the American political system began in January, 1962 when President Kennedy established collective bargaining powers for Federal workers, by Executive Order 10988. * * * How public sector unions obtained this power is a little-discussed phenomenon, since the media are largely supportive...
  • Obama’s Executive Order on Climate

    11/07/2013 8:32:01 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/7/2013 | Alan Caruba
    On the surface, it might seem to make sense for the President to want to “do something” about climate events such as hurricanes, but there have always been hurricanes and blaming them and everything from droughts to wildfires on “climate change” is not just absurd, it is a deliberate lie that blames a rise in the amount of carbon dioxide, a so-called but incorrectly named “greenhouse gas”, as the cause of these natural events. The President has issued an Executive Order to ramp up efforts to address “climate change.” At the heart of the global warming hoax has been this...
  • Media Silent While Obama Makes New Power Grab

    11/04/2013 8:37:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/4/2013 | Bobby Eberle
    With all the talk about the failures of Obamacare and dismal economic numbers, something happened last week that you may have missed. On Friday afternoon, which means it was overlooked by most members of the media, Barack Obama issued an executive order which could bring sweeping new power to himself and could allow him to bypass Congress all in the name of combatting "climate change." Under the title Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, Obama's executive order seeks to pour more federal funds into controlling... the weather. That's right. Apparently Obama feels that controlling America's healthcare...
  • Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming

    11/01/2013 11:20:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies ^ | 11/1/13 | Dave Boyer
    <p>President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.</p> <p>The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.</p>
  • Obama takes on climate-fueled storms (issues Executive Order)

    11/01/2013 9:25:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2013 | Ben Geman
    President Obama on Friday demanded “new strategies” to boost the nation’s resilience to powerful storms, drought, heat waves and other dangerous weather linked to climate change. Obama issued a wide-ranging executive order designed to support “climate resilient” infrastructure investment in states and communities. It also calls on federal agencies to change their policies and rules “to make the Nation's watersheds, natural resources, and ecosystems, and the communities and economies that depend on them, more resilient in the face of a changing climate.” The executive order, echoing Obama’s second-term climate agenda released in June, recognizes that climate change is inevitable even...
  • The Weakened President

    09/04/2013 4:11:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 4, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Appearing in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday, President Obama apparently experienced a revelation. He acknowledged there are constitutional limits on his power, something he has heretofore mostly ignored while issuing executive orders, bypassing Congress on appointments and deciding which parts of the Affordable Care Act to follow and which to delay or ignore. The president will wait for Congress to reconvene on Sept. 9 and debate whether to grant him authority to attack Syria. It is uncertain whether he will get approval for what he says will be a limited -- and likely inconsequential -- strike. His indecisiveness...
  • Major change coming to Obamacare: Anyone who voted for or supported BO will receive an exemption.

    09/03/2013 10:19:03 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies ^ | September 3, 2013 | Nelson Abdullah
    Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, was written with explicit language that it was to include everyone. No exceptions. Even members of Congress and their staff were mandated to follow the same rules as every other American citizen. This was apparently done to appease the Republicans and get their support for the bill. Then just before the 2012 elections several unions who had endorsed and campaigned for Barack Hussein Obama began to receive exemptions from the mandatory requirements. Then it was disclosed that members of Congress were concerned that their highly paid staff members would be persuaded to...
  • Morning Bell: Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress

    08/30/2013 5:02:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman
    Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. In a statement about the new directive, House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob...
  • Mark Levin explains new 2nd amendment executive orders

    08/31/2013 6:23:42 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 29th, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    In short, the 2 new executive orders bypass Congress and are essentially meaningless. Listen:
  • The truth about Obama's new executive orders targeting guns

    08/30/2013 12:25:45 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 | John Lott
    It sure sounds scary. "Military weapons" being reimported back into the United States. Or people getting guns without background checks. But the reception being given President Obama's two new executive orders on guns largely relies on ignorance of how the current rules work. The president's executive order banning the reimportation of "military weapons" really only affects old M-1 Garand 30-06 rifles. These rifles have been used in the Civilian Marksmanship Program program and are mainly purchased by collectors. At one time they were "military weapons," but they were used in World War II and the Korean War. No other US-made...
  • Obama issues new executive orders against guns (While looking at Syria.....)

    08/29/2013 12:24:19 PM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama ordered two more executive actions Thursday to restrict guns, banning the re-importation of military surplus firearms to private entities and proposing a regulation that would close a loophole in background checks. On the day B. Todd Jones is being sworn in as the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the White House said the ATF is proposing to conduct background checks on firearms registered to a trust or corporation. The administration said felons and others prohibited from having firearms currently are able to avoid background checks by choosing this route. [snip] The orders...
  • Obama Seeks to Unilaterally Raise Taxes for Program that Has $5 Billion of Unused Funds

    08/24/2013 11:36:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2013 - 1:49 PM | Katie McAuliffe
    The Obama administration wants to unilaterally raise taxes on phone bills nationwide, bypassing Congress. As White House Spokesman Josh Earnest put it:“Unfortunately, we haven’t seen a lot of action in Congress, so the President has advocated an administrative, unilateral action to get this done. We’re not going to wait for Congress to act.”The increased tax would go to a government-run program called E-Rate, which was ostensibly designed to connect low-income schools to high-speed Internet. … Schools applying for E-Rate subsidies run into a number of barriers that lead to delays in distributing funds and connecting schools. … Because of the...
  • EO 13650 (Is Obama fixing to ban Fertilizer and Tannerite?)

    08/14/2013 9:43:35 PM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    Obama ^ | 8/1/13 | The Preezzy of the United Steezzey
    Obama is slipping it past the People and the Congress again with Executive orders that the MSM refuses to report.
  • Rubio: If we don't pass immigration reform, Obama might legalize illegals by executive order

    08/13/2013 3:40:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/13/13 | Allahpundit
    Skip to 3:45 for the key bit, in which a guy who’s willing to go nuclear in a quixotic bid to defund ObamaCare warns his party not to be too obstinate in resisting immigration reform — or else. Mark Krikorian summarizes his logic this way: Mark Krikorian @MarkSKrikorian Give your toddler all the candy he wants, because otherwise he´ll just take it anyway: … (Snip)In fairness to him, Rubio’s not making this up. Amnesty shills on the left have warned, with increasing volume lately, that King Barack might decide to grant de facto amnesty to illegals via executive order
  • Gov’t Advisory Group Recommends Community-Level Obesity Watch

    08/06/2013 3:05:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2013 - 12:26 PM | Susan Jones
    The federal government has determined that obesity is a national health epidemic, and while obesity-prevention goals were established at the national level in 2012, the question now is how to determine if those goals are being met—not just nationally, but in your very own neighborhood. The federally funded Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just released a report listing 83 ways to “assess the progress made in every community”—and at the national level—in the fight against obesity. Some of the benchmarks would require new legislation or executive action to change the way we live and work. …
  • Stimulus, response: Bill limiting executive regulatory authority prompts immediate White House veto

    08/01/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Over the decades, the federal regulatory state has grown while legislative control over those regulatory policies has declined, and back in 2010, the GOP came up with the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act as part of their red-tape reining Pledge to America. The REINS Act would make major regulations (defined as those with a calculated price tag of $100 million or more) contingent upon Congressional approval, and it’s been introduced in each of the past three Congresses but obviously never stood a chance in the Senate. The House is poised to vote once again on the...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order, Sends $500 million to Terrorists

    07/27/2013 7:16:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 229 replies
    Citing “national security interests,” President Obama effectively sidestepped Congress by signing an executive order which enables him to send $500 million to fund Muslim terrorists in the West Bank. The executive order, addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, was quietly signed Friday afternoon, as the media’s full attention was focused upon a royal birth. In the order, President Obama writes, “I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, in order to provide funds appropriated to...
  • No Obama Executive Order Telling Doctors they can ask about Guns in the Home

    07/22/2013 3:18:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 16th, 2013, at a press conference, President Obama announced that he would be taking 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence.  There had been much speculation on what the president might do with executive orders. Representative Stockman from Texas had warned the President about not infringing on the Second Amendment with executive orders. The President, in his remarks, talked about executive orders, executive actions, and closed his remarks by saying "Thank you. Let's sign these orders." This has lead to some confusion about what executive orders were signed.  Forbes  listed "The 23 Executive Orders On Gun Safety Signed...

    07/19/2013 2:45:08 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 18 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/19/2013 | Tim Brown
    Barack Obama issued an executive order on July 16, 2013 titled “HIV Care Continuum Initiative” which he claims will be a national movement and federal involvement in the war on HIV/AIDS. According to the executive order, recommendations are that HIV testing be administered for “all individuals ages 15 to 65 years” and this will be overseen by the US Preventative Services Task Force, coordinating with, you guessed it, criminal Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative

    07/18/2013 11:13:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies - Office of the Press Secretary ^ | July 15, 2013 | Executive Order signed by Barack Obama
    NOTE The following text is a quote: The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 15, 2013 Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ACCELERATING IMPROVEMENTS IN HIV PREVENTION AND CARE IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE HIV CARE CONTINUUM INITIATIVE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government to effectively respond to the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic, it is hereby ordered...
  • Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative

    07/18/2013 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 40 replies ^ | July 15, 2013 | White House
    EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ACCELERATING IMPROVEMENTS IN HIV PREVENTION AND CARE IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE HIV CARE CONTINUUM INITIATIVE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government to effectively respond to the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Addressing the domestic HIV epidemic is a priority of my Administration. In 2010, the White House released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Strategy),...
  • The Zimmerman Verdict: Shades of Dred Scott (Yes, they're going there already)

    07/16/2013 10:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    EURWeb ^ | July 16, 2013 | Lloyd "Kam" Williams
    “Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the vines and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar tree Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh” “Strange Fruit” by Abel Meeropol / Billie Holiday *I was quite dismayed by the George Zimmerman acquittal. It’s almost as if nothing has changed in the 5 years since Obama was elected, in the last 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was passed, or...
  • Obama Is Embarrassed by Obamacare

    07/09/2013 8:04:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Barack Obama assured us that, after his signature legislation Obamacare went into effect, we would surely like it. Now Obama has decided he doesn't want us to find out how it affects us until after the 2014 elections. Obamacare is designed to force employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide comprehensive health insurance that includes a mandate to pay for an abortion-inducing drug. The penalty for non-compliance is a tax of $2,000 per fulltime employee per year (beyond the first 30), and the Internal Revenue Service was supposed to start collecting the penalties on Jan. 1. Obama apparently...
  • Obama Gives Himself Control of all Communication Systems in America

    07/06/2013 6:59:53 PM PDT · by yorkie · 140 replies
    World Truth ^ | July 6, 2013 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on Friday, allowing the White House to control all private communications in the country in the name of national security. President Obama released his latest Executive Order on Friday, July 6, a 2,205-word statement offered as the “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.” And although the president chose not to commemorate the signing with much fanfare, the powers he provides to himself and the federal government under the latest order are among the most far-reaching yet of any of his executive decisions. “The Federal Government must have...
  • A question on the EPA

    06/27/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 10 replies
    27 Jun 2013 | Me
    If Obama uses an executive order and the EPA to change emission standards as he has said he will do, can Congress defund the EPA to prevent them from implementing the new regulations?