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  • Trump To Immediately Sign As Many As 200 Executive Orders [VIDEO]

    01/19/2017 9:11:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/18/19 | Michael Bastasch
    President-elect Donald Trump will sign as many as 200 executive orders targeting a wide range of Obama administration policies, according to Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. Napolitano told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum Wednesday night that, based on his conversations with the president-elect, Trump could sign hundreds of regulations on his third full day in office. The judge did not say what policies were being targeted by the incoming administration.
  • LGBT activists view Obama as staunch champion of their cause

    01/07/2017 10:02:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2017 1:17 PM EST | David Crary
    It was a new look for the White House, bathed in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide. President Barack Obama, who was inside, felt the glow on that June night in 2015. “To see people gathered in the evening outside on a beautiful summer night, and to feel whole and to feel accepted, and to feel that they had a right to love — that was pretty cool,” he said a few days later. “Pretty cool.” That might be a fair description of how Obama himself is viewed by legions of lesbian, gay, bisexual...
  • Obama: Going to Newtown was the ‘toughest day of my presidency’

    01/05/2017 11:44:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Dylan Stableford
    As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. “I still consider the day I traveled up to Newtown to meet with parents and address that community as the toughest day of my presidency,” Obama told the History Channel in an interview that will air on Jan. 15, five days before he leaves office. “It’s the only time I ever saw...
  • Trump Transition Team Demands List of Every Executive Order Obama Made on Immigration

    01/04/2017 7:54:44 PM PST · by Red Steel · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Most famous among the executive orders: Obama’s unconstitutional shielding of illegal aliens from deportation in 2012, carving out exemptions for illegal aliens who arrived in the U.S. as minors. It granted a form of legal status and work permits to some 1.4 million illegals who signed up—and an “advance parole” that would let them claim U.S. citizenship, completely absent of Congressional oversight, let alone approval. Trump transition officials also asked to see any illegal aliens’ records who had been changed to ensure federal workers were not altering them to help the illegals stay in the U.S., according to Reuters. The...
  • Trump Prepares Executive Orders To Begin Obamacare Repeal On "Day One"

    01/04/2017 9:03:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 4, 2017
    With the Senate already having launched the process of repealing Obamacare when, as reported yesterday, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi released a 2017 budget resolution setting up the process to partially repeal Obamacare early in Donald Trump’s administration, on Wednesday vice president-elect Mike Pence met with Republican congressional leaders to plot the strategy of how to repeal Obama's signature healthcare law. Speaking to House republicans, Pence said Trump plans to take executive actions to start unwinding ObamaCare on day one: "Our first order of business will be to repeal and replace ObamaCare," Pence told reporters, adding the process would...
  • Trump press secretary Sean Spicer: Trump to repeal ‘a lot’ of Obama’s regulations on day one

    01/02/2017 11:28:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Robert Laurie
    The looks on the hosts faces... Things are about to change. In a little over 17 days Obama will be gone, Trump will be in office, and CNN’s nightmare scenario will begin. On the first day of the new administration, the government will get smaller. We don’t know to what degree it will shrink but, thanks to incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer, we do know that a raft of Obama’s regulations will be eliminated on day one.
  • OBAMA’S MIDNIGHT REGULATION EXPRESS

    12/28/2016 1:01:41 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/28/16 | Kimberly A. Strassel
    God knows the extent of the damage Barack Hussein intends to inflict upon the United States and the American people during his final weeks in office. But the hyper-arrogant left will undoubtedly take delight in his every abomination. The goal is to issue more rules than the new administration could ever repeal. By Kimberly A. Strassel Perhaps nothing has more underlined the Obama arrogance than his final flurry of midnight regulations. With each new proposed rule or executive order, Mr. Obama is spitefully mocking the nation that just told him “enough.” The technical definition of a midnight regulation is one...
  • Trump To Begin Presidency By Repealing 70% Of Obama’s Legacy

    12/26/2016 7:45:46 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 122 replies
    rt.com ^ | 26 Dec, 2016
    US President-elect Donald Trump may reverse up to 70 percent of President Barack Obama’s executive orders, practically erasing the legacy of the first African-American head of state, Former House speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox. Obama, who signed over 260 executive orders in his two terms in office, urged Trump, who will be inaugurated on January 20, not to circumvent Congress when trying to enact his agenda. Obama used his executive powers to push through labor, climate and immigration reforms after Congress refused to go along with his proposed programs.
  • Newt Spills the Beans, Reveals What Trump Will Do to Obama As Soon as He Takes Office

    12/23/2016 10:27:05 AM PST · by Cheerio · 65 replies
    Angry Patriot Movement ^ | unk | Angry Patriot Movement
    The Democrats have been clutching onto Obama’s “legacy” like a lifeboat– that has a hole in it. Newt Gingrich is here to rip off the Band-Aid, saying, "It’s going to be like a balloon that deflates, the Obama legacy is going to be like this… down to a quarter or fifteen per cent of what he did." Video Most of Obama’s "legacy" that was mostly made up of disappointments, will be erased by Donald Trump within the first year of his Presidency. And while this may make a lot of liberal's cry, it’s nothing less than what Obama deserves. Because...
  • Obama Warns Trump Against Using Too Many Executive Orders

    12/19/2016 8:51:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Obama Warns Trump Against Using Too Many Executive Orders BY: Jack Heretik December 19, 2016 11:34 am President Obama warned his successor, Donald Trump, to not overuse executive orders when he enters the White House in an interview aired Monday. Obama spoke with NPR and warned President-elect Trump against exercising his authority to issue executive orders because they can be undone by the next president as easily as he signs them, United Press International reported. After stressing that he always preferred to pass legislation through Congress rather than use executive orders, Obama gave his explanation as advice to Trump. “Keep...
  • Obama to issue $44B in 'midnight regulations,' study finds

    12/01/2016 2:20:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    President Obama plans to unleash more than $44 billion in midnight regulations before the ink in his pen runs out, according to a review of the administration’s rulemaking agenda. This last-ditch effort to regulate before President-elect Donald Trumptakes over in January will cap off an eight-year period marked by a historic pace of rulemaking from the Obama administration. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was expected to maintain many of the same regulatory policies as Obama, but after Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 election and his promise to institute a moratorium on new rules, federal agencies are scrambling put the...
  • To Democrats' Dismay, Trump Will Inherit Obama's Expanded Presidential Powers

    11/15/2016 3:25:45 AM PST · by expat_panama · 47 replies
    Investors Business DailyEditorial ^ | November 14, 2016Nov. 154, 2016 5:54 PM ET
    The Presidency: With a new president much loathed by the mainstream media and progressive elites, it shouldn't be very long until we start hearing about the dangers of the "imperial presidency." Where were they, we wonder, during the Obama years? It's quite an irony that the one whom many on the left said they couldn't stomach as president should become president and inherit a whole panoply of new presidential powers that President Obama used and no one other than conservatives objected to. Because now, a President Trump can use the same powers. As Damon Root of Reason magazine has noted,...
  • Obama will ask Trump to keep executive orders in place

    11/10/2016 1:51:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 369 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has described Donald Trump as ignorant, dangerous and unfit to lead the nation, but he’ll ask the Republican president-elect Thursday not to wipe out his cherished, legacy-making executive actions on everything from the Iranian nuclear deal to Obamacare. In a meeting at the White House to prepare Mr. Trump for taking office, Mr. Obama will try to persuade the president-elect to honor what his aides call a “tradition” of preserving executive actions implemented by the departing chief executive. “There is a tradition, particularly with regard to executive agreements of successive presidents preserving some element of continuity,” said White...
  • EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR SALE? LEAKED EMAIL SHOWS HILLARY CAMP ANSWERING WEALTHY DONOR’S QUESTIONS ABOUT

    10/25/2016 8:38:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    WIKILEAKS / THE DAILY SHEEPLE / ZEROHEDGE.COM ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2016 | WIKILEAKS / MELISSA DYKES / Tyler Durden
    Authored by The Daily Sheeple's Melissa Dykes vis SHTFPlan.com Unaccountable power multiplies, but this is astounding. This is a very good example of the reasons that the founders sought to limit and check power. But of course, over the years, those protections have been whittled down, and the loopholes are big enough drive tanks through. Corruption doesn’t even begin to cover it if wealthy donors – and even foreign powers – can just write checks, contribute to the Clinton Foundation, etc. – and just buy a law in return. Why is no one standing up to this tyranny? Critics have...
  • WIKILEAKS: In 2008 Podesta discussed executive orders to be reversed

    10/23/2016 3:41:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    WIKILEAKS major league ahole ^ | 2008 | major league ahole
    In this email, Podesta is discussing the many exec orders of George Bush that they can look to reverse. This is one of the areas in which a president Trump would take no prisoners. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ "We've got a pretty good bead on the exec orders that are candidates for reversal. There's not a vast number, but there are certainly a bunch. Of course we haven't seen the black box stuff yet, but that's a whole category that will doubtless be getting rolled back."
  • The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen [SHORT]

    10/12/2016 10:01:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | October 12. 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive order, has expanded the reach and power of the presidency. The Constitution invests the President with very specific, limited powers. In recent years, however, American presidents have anointed themselves with the power to wage war, unilaterally kill Americans, torture prisoners, strip citizens of their rights, arrest and detain citizens indefinitely, carry out warrantless spying on Americans, and erect their own secretive, shadow government. These are the powers that...
  • Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases

    10/06/2016 12:19:19 PM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 October 2016 | CAITLIN DICKERSON
    The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years. The shift, described in interviews with immigration lawyers, federal officials and current and former judges, has been occurring without public attention for months. It amounts to an unannounced departure from the administration’s widely publicized pronouncements that cases tied to the so-called surge of 2014 would be rushed through the immigration courts in an effort to deter more Central Americans from entering the...
  • Some of the illegal Obama Executive Orders Trump will fix first

    09/19/2016 6:45:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 30 replies
    thecoachsteam.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Before he sold himself to Goldman Sachs in a failed effort to win the Republican nomination for President, Texas Senator Ted Cruz compiled a list of nearly eighty lawless Executive Orders issued by Barack Obama. Donald Trump has promised to reverse these orders, restore the balance between the Oval Office and Congress and once again honor the Constitution. Here is a list of some of the worst and most unconstitutional of these orders. * “Obama implemented portions of the DREAM Act by executive action” * “Ended some terror asylum restrictions” * “Illegally revealed the existence of sealed indictments in the...
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator, Multiple Guns and Passports

    08/17/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 17, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports. Wisely the deputies called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to see if they could check out a property in Rio Linda where Koertel had been staying. But detectives encountered quite a bit more than they bargained for Friday. Here’s what they found, KTXL-TV reports: Several explosive materials,...
  • The devastation Hillary Clinton will eagerly inflict on the United States

    08/10/2016 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/10/16 | James Wesley Rawles
    The Coach’s Team has re-posted in its entirety the following article by James Wesley Rawles, originally published on the SurvivalBlog.com. There can be no doubt that a President Clinton would aggressively persist in Barack Hussein’s unconstitutional practice of legislating by Executive Command. Rawles anticipates Clinton’s ruinous campaign against the Constitution while at the same time recommending countermeasures which the American people may deploy in order to fight back. Madame President Clinton’s Coming War on the Blogosphere, and Your Countermeasures by James Wesley Rawles Now that Hillary (“Hitlery”) Rodham Clinton (HRC) has received the Democratic Party nomination for president, there is...
  • Madame President Clinton’s Coming War on the Blogosphere, and Your Countermeasures

    08/08/2016 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 15 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | August 1, 2016 | James Wesley Rawles
    Now that Hillary (“Hitlery”) Rodham Clinton (HRC) has received the Democratic Party nomination for president, there is a strong likelihood that she will win the election in November and then be enthroned as president in January of 2017. I predict that she will waste no time in launching an onslaught of punitive new policies via executive orders, presidential memoranda, and policy directives promulgated through her cabinet and Federal agencies to eviscerate our Constitutional rights (most notably the 1st and 2nd Amendments). A key goal this campaign will be silencing dissent in the alternative press and the American blogosphere. Given HRC’s...
  • Vox Portrays Hillary as Eager to Abuse Power Via Executive Orders

    07/28/2016 3:46:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 28, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    If Hillary Clinton is elected president she will eagerly bypass Congress if they don't pass legislation she wants and enact them via executive orders. Hey! Who is making such a horrible slam against Hillary as power hungry to the extent of ignoring Congress? Is this just another wild charge from Donald Trump? Nope! The source of  this power abuse charge is none other than the leftwing Vox which recently featured a Hillary love fest disguised as an interview conducted by their editor-in-chief, Ezra Klein. The premature revelation of Hillary truths were made by Dara Lind who might soon find herself explaining...
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Pen and Phone

    07/09/2016 11:12:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    On Jaunary 14th, 2014, President Obama declared: "We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone." Who was the first president armed with a pen and a phone? Who was the first president to issue over 1000 executive orders? Of course, it was America's first dictator. America's first progressive president: Theodore Roosevelt. Who else did you expect? It's nearly always TR at the root of modern executive malfeasance. Now, in addition to issuing over 1000 executive...
  • Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End 'Executive Overreach'

    05/25/2016 5:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans“ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. “Article One,” Ryan said at a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, “this is something that our members are very animated about because this has gotten out of control. This is about the separation of powers, about the Constitution, and wresting control away from decades of executive overreach and giving it back to Congress,” he said. Ryan noted that President Barack Obama...
  • Texas Judge Blasts Justice Department Lawyers for Conduct in Immigration Case

    05/19/2016 3:24:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    Natl Law Journal ^ | 05.19.2016 | Zoe Tillman
    A federal district judge on Thursday excoriated U.S. Department of Justice lawyers who are defending the Obama administration's immigration plan, issuing an extraordinary order that questioned the department's policing of attorney ethics and ordered certain government lawyers to take an annual ethics class.
  • Judge orders ethics classes for 'deceptive' DOJ attorneys

    05/19/2016 3:12:42 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/19/16 | By Joel Gehrke
    A federal judge has ordered annual ethics classes for Justice Department attorneys as a punishment for being "intentionally deceptive" during litigation over President Obama's executive immigration orders. "Such conduct is certainly not worthy of any department whose name includes the word 'Justice,'" U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen wrote in a withering order released Thursday. Justice Department attorneys misled the court about when the Department of Homeland Security would begin implementing President Obama's executive order granting "deferred action" to illegal immigrants whose children are citizens. In doing so, they tricked the 26 states who filed a lawsuit into "foregoing a request...
  • President Trump’s orchard is loaded with low hanging fruit

    05/11/2016 9:39:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The silly notion that resistance by a Republican controlled House and Senate could somehow stop a President Donald Trump from making beneficial changes to public policies needs to be kicked to the curb. It’s a lie created by the quislings at National Review Online (NRO) and the GOPe. When Trump takes office, this feckless bunch which could not/would not stop Barack Obama would have no public support or actual courage to start suing its own president. Using executive orders, Trump could immediately start picking “low hanging political fruit.” Doing so would bring results by next summer. By Executive Order Trump...
  • Trump Effect – President Obama Issues Executive Order on Transfer of Executive Power

    05/06/2016 2:10:09 PM PDT · by onyx · 91 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Trump Effect – President Obama Issues Executive Order on Transfer of Executive Power… Posted on May 6, 2016 White House Version – President Obama has initiated an enhanced transition of power process through an executive order directed toward the assembly of a cross functional transition team from all cabinet members.Regular Speak Version – In case Trump wins this thing we’d better have an efficient process in place for shredding the evidence, and keeping all executive leadership from prosecution.View this document on Scribd
  • Rise of the Superpresident

    04/20/2016 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 16 replies
    Thetrumpet.com ^ | May-June 2016 | Andrew Miller
    Bypassing the checks and balances imposed by America’s founders, the executive branch has come to new heights of power. Historians may look back on Jan. 14, 2014, as a tipping point in American history. On that day, President Barack Obama urged his cabinet to help him identify ways to advance economic recovery by circumventing the legislature. “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need,” the president told reporters before his cabinet meeting. “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • U.S. justices take no action on Obama immigration case

    01/15/2016 4:56:41 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2016 | LAWRENCE HURLEY
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took no immediate action on whether it will hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, a move that bypassed the Republican-led Congress. The case was not on the list of new cases the court agreed on Friday to take up. The court could make an announcement next week on whether it will hear the immigration dispute. If the justices hear the case it would become one of the centerpiece cases of its current term, which runs until June.
  • Obama's Executive Orders Longer And More Restrictive Than Previous Administrations

    01/05/2016 8:47:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/5/16 | Ali Meyer
    Since President Obama has taken office, the length of the executive orders he has issued now exceeds the length of the executive orders issued by former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to a count from the Federal Register. Additionally, the executive orders that President Obama has issued includes more restrictive language than previous administrations. In January 2014, President Obama emphasized in a Cabinet meeting that he would not just sit idle and wait for Congress to introduce legislation. "I've got a pen and I’ve got a phone—and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and...
  • Why I joined the NRA

    01/04/2016 7:53:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Interestingly, I was mulling over whether to write on this very subject this morning when I caught up with Instapundit and discovered Eric Raymond’s essay at Armed and Dangerous. Raymond joined the National Rifle Association during the holidays despite a long reluctance to do so. Raymond explains that he’s not exactly enamored of the NRA’s political strategies, but that the times call for responsible gun owners to rally together: So, you might well ask: why am I joining an organization I'm dubious about now, when the gun-rights cause seems to be winning? Popular support for Second Amendment rights is at...
  • Obama Holding Live Gun Control Town Hall On CNN This Week(Lies and BS alert)

    01/03/2016 8:28:43 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/3/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 7 President Obama will hold a live gun control town hall on CNN with Anderson Cooper. The town hall will take place three days after Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to finalize executive gun controls which are expected to be announced in the coming days.
  • VIDEO: Trump VOWS To Do THIS To Obama’s Immigration Plan… Obama Is FURIOUS Over This

    12/22/2015 7:34:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 82 replies
    During a recent appearance on Fox News host Sean Hannity's program, billionaire businessman and outspoken proponent of immigration reform Donald Trump was asked how fast he would "turn things around" if he were elected to the Oval Office. In response, Trump vowed to immediately "get rid" of the executive orders and actions taken by President Barack Obama in relation to immigration laws. "One of the first things I'm going to do is get rid of the executive order that Obama says, 'Just come on in through our southern border,'" Trump told Hannity. "Now, we've had some pretty good luck in...
  • Clinton plans to use executive orders as president to go around GOP Congress

    12/16/2015 1:31:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is pledging to use executive orders to increase her clout in the White House to work around Congress and force Republicans to respond to her agenda, a tactic frequently employed by President Obama that has angered his GOP critics. On the campaign trail, Mrs. Clinton has said on three occasions so far that she would use executive actions to help execute her domestic policy agenda on issues such as gun control, ending corporate "inversion" deals and immigration, where she promises to unilaterally shield more people from deportation.
  • White House: Obama Preparing More Executive Actions on Gun Control

    10/05/2015 11:51:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-5-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House confirmed that President Obama was preparing a series of executive actions on gun control to match his recent passion on the issue after the latest mass shooting in Oregon. “It’s a high priority and will continue to be until we start to see more progress on this issue in this town,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today at the press briefing. Earnest said he would “quibble” with anyone who criticized the president for not voicing any specific gun control proposals during his press conference, asserting that the White House was working behind the scenes...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • Texas asks judge to rescind 108,000 three-year amnesties for Dreamers

    09/07/2015 12:11:40 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/4/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 100,000 three-year deportation amnesties issued by Homeland Security should be rescinded and reissued as two-year permits, Texas and 25 other states suing the government told a federal judge Friday, as both sides try to clean up the messy situation surrounding President Obama’s immigration executive actions. At stake are three-year permits issued to so-called Dreamers beginning last November, when Mr. Obama announced he was expanding his 2012 amnesty, including adding an extra year of protection from deportation to Dreamers who were already eligible for the program.
  • Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'

    08/05/2015 6:59:30 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/16/obama-presidential-memoranda-executive-orders/20191805/ ^ | Gregory Korte, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EST December 17, 2014 Aug 5, 2015 | HarleyLady27 http://can not copy.com
  • WH Announces Executive Actions and Private Investments to Beef Up “Clean Energy Innovation”

    06/18/2015 7:15:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/17/2015 | Warren Mass
    During the Clean Energy Investment Summit hosted by the White House on June 16, the administration announced a series of initiatives that will include “more than $4 billion in private sector commitments and executive actions to scale up investment in clean energy innovation.” A statement posted by the White House press secretary’s office noted that Vice President Joe Biden would “deliver remarks highlighting more than $4 billion of independent commitments by major foundations, institutional investors, and other long-term investors to fund climate change solutions,” but also stated that the White House “is announcing a series of executive actions that will...
  • Obama Is Bipartisan Like I'm a Democrat

    06/22/2015 11:21:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Of all the annoying things President Obama does, one of the worst is his hectoring Republicans and conservatives for their partisanship when he is the quintessential divisive partisan. The Washington Post reports that the day after the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, Obama began the day angry and frustrated and ended it admitting that he has been unable to change the culture of polarization and gridlock in Washington, which he is obviously blaming for the climate that led to the shootings. Please imagine the level of arrogance it would take to assume one could, as president of the United States,...
  • Obama Admits He Put Executive Amnesty On Hold

    06/08/2015 12:40:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 8, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a press conference in Germany today, President Obama admitted that he personally made the decision to put his actions on immigration on hold while the legality of his actions are being considered in court. [Snip] “Until we get clarity there, I don’t want to bring people in, have them apply, and jump through a lot of hoops only to have it deferred and delayed further,” he said.
  • A Review of PolitiFact’s “Obameter:” Outdated Garbage that “Confirms” Patently False Lies

    03/30/2015 9:56:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 5 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    ...Today, looking at the chart, there are many more “promises kept” than there are “promises broken.” Yet anyone who has been paying attention over the last few years would surely see that Mr. Obama had broken a tremendous amount of promises. So why does PolitiFact still have Mr. Obama’s promises kept at nearly twice those broken? I decided to take a look. The first thing I did was see what promises were considered broken. It’s a fairly hefty list, but some of the very largest are completely missing. The biggest, and most famous, broken promise is that “if you like...
  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

    03/02/2015 5:16:42 PM PST · by amnestynone · 77 replies
    townhall ^ | March 2, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action. "The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action. "Now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of,"...
  • Rush Says Obama is Trying to Ban Ammunition

    02/26/2015 10:25:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Heard on Rush Limbaugh Show a few minutes ago.  Rush mentioned the ban on  SS109 and M855 ammunition being pushed by the Obama administration.  Rush said that when people began buying ammunition two years ago, the left said that they were kooks.  Now they have been proven to be correct. Rush did say that the ban was on specific ammunition, but that people should not be fooled.  They want to go after all ammunition, and they have to start someplace. Rush is not a "gun guy"; but he is a far sighted political thinker, and he can see the...
  • The WaPo is Suddenly Terrified of Executive Orders... And Ted Cruz

    01/02/2015 4:13:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Townhall Finance ^ | January 2, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    It was as if the editorial board over at the Washington Post suddenly stopped what they were doing, looked up from their work, and dropped their jaws as a (rare) coherent thought suddenly manifested inside their collective brains. “Wait a minute…” they muttered, as the thought of Obama using executive action played over and over again in their minds. “If he can change the law unilaterally,” a gradual expression of horror engulfed their faces, “then if Republicans end up winning in 2016, they could just -- ” I imagine the rest of that thought was almost unbearable for the liberal...
  • Why Obama could regret executive action

    01/01/2015 11:44:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/31/2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama sees executive action as the primary way to build his legacy, but years from now, he could regret his penchant for going it alone. By so frequently testing the limits of his executive authority, Obama has set a precedent for future White House occupants to bypass Congress with even more regularity, say legal scholars and political insiders. A President Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, for example, could point to Obama as the model for interpreting “prosecutorial discretion,” taking a similar position on whether their administration would enforce laws conflicting with their political aspirations. Obama used executive action to...
  • Obama, a One-Man Revolution

    12/25/2014 9:23:09 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/25/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In his “fourth quarter,” he feels free to ignore popular opinion, the rule of law, and Congress. Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular-reform pressure, as happened in the 1890s or 1960s, to change public opinion and force government to make new laws or change existing ones. Barack Obama has introduced a quite different, third sort of revolution. He seeks to enact change that both the...
  • Castro Encourages Obama To Rule By Executive Orders — And To Throw One His Way

    12/23/2014 11:01:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 22 Dec 2014 | Monica Showalter
    It's a little known fact that President Reagan's 1981 firing of the air traffic controllers for an illegal strike was watched closely by ... the Kremlin. It concluded that President Reagan was a man of his word — and not to be messed with. Well, it seems the tyrants in Havana have been watching U.S. domestic dramas closely, too. In Cuban dictator Raul Castro's weekend speech on President Obama's move toward normalizing relations, he noted that President Obama issued a lot of executive orders, something that corresponds to how the Castro brothers rule, the better to get around a dissenting...