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  • Cuba's Castro Brothers Get Big Present From Santa Obama

    12/18/2014 6:23:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 12/17/2014
    Cuba's Castro Brothers Get Big Present From Santa Obama Foreign Policy: Just as its patron Venezuela hit the rocks, Cuba got a last-minute rescue from none other than President Obama, who announced a Santa Claus-like package of wish-list goodies for the Castro brothers. Why? In many ways, President Obama's announced plan to normalize relations with Cuba, lift the embargo, extend trade credits and remove Cuba from the state sponsors of terror list is about on par with the rest of his foreign policy. It was done by executive order without consulting Congress, just like last month's decision to temporarily legalize...
  • Obama making record use of presidential memos to carry out policy (w/Video Judge Napolitano)

    12/17/2014 9:39:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2014
    Great 3:23 minute video interview at link. President Obama reportedly is using a unique form of executive action known as the “presidential memorandum” at a historic pace – a tactic that allows him to, technically, claim he’s not over-using executive orders while still pursuing high-level policy changes without involvement from Congress. A review by USA Today, published Wednesday, shows that, in fact, Obama has issued more memoranda than any U.S. president in history. He’s issued 198 – more than the 195 executive orders from his White House. The executive action is strikingly similar to an executive order, with only slight...
  • BREAKING: Federal judge finds Obama amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 11:38:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 128 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge has found parts of President Obama’s new deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, issuing a scathing memo Tuesday accusing him of usurping Congress’s power to make laws, and dismantling most of the White House’s legal reasoning for circumventing Congress. Judge Arthur J. Schwab, sitting in the western district of Pennsylvania, said presidents do have powers to use discretion in deciding how to enforce the law, but said Mr. Obama’s new policy goes well beyond that, setting up a full system for granting legal protections to broad groups of individuals. He said Mr. Obama writing laws — a power...
  • Trey Gowdy DESTROYS Marielena Hincapie At Immigration Executive Action Hearing

    12/03/2014 8:56:46 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | You Tube
    Trey Gowdy DESTROYS Marielena Hincapie for bringing race as an excuse for republicans response to the immigration debate At Immigration Executive Action Hearing. Earlier in the hearing: Steve Cohen TN Democrat in Q & A AT 4:42 is the question to Marielena Hincapie Ms Hincapie, do you believe that the reason why the response to this has been so different for this president is because of the number or is there another reason? Marielena Hincapie: I do believe this is different - he is the first African American president….he is being attacked for a number of issues..... 5:44 Minutes Congressman...
  • Obamnesty's Secret Catch-And-Release Order

    12/02/2014 4:41:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Border Security: President Obama's executive amnesty doesn't just spare the illegals who "mow our lawns" and "make our beds." It also springs from local jails criminals held for deportation, putting them back on the street. In a just-released fact sheet, the White House describes Obama's "immigration accountability executive action" as "cracking down on illegal immigration." The president's actions, it intones, "will help secure the border" and increase the chances that illegals "will be caught and sent back." In fact, Obamanesty increases the chances they'll commit dangerous crimes in our cities. According to a new memo from Department of Homeland Security...
  • Hoyer Doesn't Say Where Constitution Authorizes Obama Not to Enforce Immigration Law

    12/02/2014 1:47:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 2, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual public policy conference on Sept. 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr(CNSNews.com) -- At a press briefing on Tuesday, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama had "broad authority" to take unilateral action on immigration but failed to directly answer a question asking him where specifically the Constitution authorized President Obama to unilaterally decided not to enforce immigration laws. CNSNews.com asked Hoyer: “The Constitution requires that the president ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ Where specifically in the Constitution does...
  • Is President Obama a GOP Mole?

    11/24/2014 4:48:48 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/24/2014 | David Catron
    When President Obama took office in 2009, his party was in better shape than it had been since the era following Watergate. The Democrats controlled both houses of Congress by very comfortable margins. They had just regained the White House in a historic election. They believed they would control Washington for decades, if not generations, to come. Yet fewer than six years later, their congressional majorities have been annihilated and their prospects for retaining the presidency in 2016 are far less promising than they were just a month ago. Virtually all this devastation has been caused by Obama himself. Even...
  • The Proper Executive Order

    11/24/2014 4:12:40 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/23/14 | Steve Berman
    Early in our republic, it was considered crass and imperial for a president to issue too many executive orders.  Remember, our political experiment was the first in the world to unite a federal system of states with a central government elected by popular vote—even the title that George Washington would assume was a matter of intense study and debate.  Finally they settled on the unassuming “Mr. President”. President Washington issued a total of eight executive orders in his two terms in office.  And this was a president with a mandate.  His election was unanimous.  Before the Civil War, a total...
  • School house Rock Spoof - Saturday Night Live

    11/23/2014 3:22:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/23/14
    A bill (Kenan Thompson) and an executive order (Bobby Moynihan) explain how government really works with a little help from President Obama (Jay Pharaoh).
  • Obama's Real Speech on Immigration

    11/23/2014 9:16:52 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Jeff Head
    Here's Obama's real speech on immigration...but only Fox has covered it: Video of Obama's Real Speech on Immigration His own words condemn him and everyone should see it.
  • Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986 "NOTICE TO CONGRESS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING CHANGES" (Required)

    11/22/2014 4:03:19 PM PST · by xzins · 108 replies
    Government Printing Office ^ | 1986 | US Congress
    "(3) NOTICE TO CONGRESS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING CHANGES.— "(A) IN GENERAL.—The President may not implement any change under paragraph (1) unless at least— "(i) 60 days, "(ii) one year, in the case of a major change described in subparagraph (D)(iii), or "(iii) two years, in the case of a major change described in clause (i) or (ii) of subparagraph (D), before the date of implementation of the change, the President has prepared and transmitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a written report setting forth the...
  • Obama Grubered us Great on Immigration

    11/22/2014 9:49:22 AM PST · by DanMiller · 15 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 22, 2014 | Dan Miller
    But not only in the ways that most of us anticipated, because He did not issue an executive order.On November 19th, I wrote an article titled Obama’s Grubering and royal amnesty for illegals. Rather than speculate about what Obama would say in His November 20th address and Royal Decree, also known as executive order, I wrote After reading and interpreting copies of Obama’s address and His Royal Decree, I will try to analyze His Gruberings. Like many, I had expected Obama to issue an executive order, in contradiction of His many previous acknowledgments that He lacks the authority to deal with immigration that way. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcj4PJUI0II&w=640&h=390] Video linkObama did not...
  • Executive Branch DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY to Seize the power of Legislative/Judical branch

    11/22/2014 12:05:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Agree or Disagree? Here is my understanding..... Yes Executive Orders are "Constitutional'. It was done by many other Presidents. For the record, this is how Democrats are defending this. However....., Executive Orders ONLY APPLIES to the Executive Branch. They DO NOT APPLY to the Legislative or Judicial Branch. THEREFORE......, Yes one branch of government, DOES NOT HAVE THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to SEIZE the power of the Legislative/Judicial branch. Executive orders ONLY HAVE AS MUCH POWER that is granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, again.... it only applies to the Executive Branch and not the other two branches of...
  • Will Governors use their Powers to Stop Obama?

    11/21/2014 6:57:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/21/2014 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Barack Obama may pay lip service to working with Republicans, but we know he’ll ultimately attempt to ramrod policies he hopes will transform America, but which actually damage her. Mr. Obama came to America with a chip on his shoulder and that splinter remains despite Americans twice electing him. A man with a gracious and forgiving nature would have been moved by this outpouring; yet, despite all this, he seems unable to shed himself of his anti-Americanism, revealing a lack of charitable character. So, how will Americans protect themselves from his arbitrary executive orders that undoubtedly fall beyond his Constitutional...
  • How long is Obama's Temporary Deportation Halt?

    11/20/2014 6:44:49 PM PST · by TruthRespecter · 19 replies
    White House Fact Sheet on Obama Immigration Plan ^ | 11/20/14 | Obama Administration
    What does "three years at a time" mean? In defining just how long Obama's "temporary" halt of deportation is for over an estimated 5 million illegal aliens...according the White House Fact Sheet, it says that (on page 3 and 4)... ...eligible persons persons must also pass a criminal background check, begin paying their fair share of taxes and thereafter they will have “no fear of deportation for three years at a time.”. Beyond Obama's gross overall Constitutional violation, the "at a time" phrase worries me. Does this mean that these illegal aliens may apply for multiple rounds of 3-year deportation...
  • Playing with constitutional fire [Judge Nap]

    11/20/2014 6:39:41 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Andrew Napolitano
    ....If the president nullifies deportations on such a grand scale that the effect is the nullification of federal laws, then he has violated his oath “faithfully” to execute his.... obligations. The Framers required that every president swear to do his job “faithfully” to serve as a reminder to him that his job requires fidelity to the enforcement of laws with which he may disagree. The American people, Congress and the courts need to know we have a president who will enforce the laws, whether he agrees with them in his heart or not. Without presidential fidelity to the rule of...
  • Al Hunt: Obama Was Wrong When He Said Exec Amnesty Illegal

    11/20/2014 4:07:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It brings to mind that old narcissistic boast: I've never been wrong except that one time when I thought I was wrong. In the current case, we have Al Hunt playing the role of President Obama's alter ego. Hunt the Hilarious made his curious claim on today's Morning Joe after a clip was rolled of President Obama, just last year, saying that were he to grant amnesty to illegals "I would be ignoring the law in a way that I think would be very difficult to defend legally." Responded Hunt: "I don't agree with his analysis back then. I think...
  • DHS chief: Obama's immigration order will be 'comprehensive'

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

    11/17/2014 12:42:53 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 32 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Novemebr 17, 2014 | Jeff Head
    My Answer to a Question about Immigration On occasion in my email, I get messages and questions regarding my JEFFHEAD.COM site and the various pages on it. Some agree with what I say, some do not. Sometimes I get rousing hoorahs, sometimes profane denouncements, other times messages seeking information or clarification. I received a message seeking info/clarification today. It reads: JH, Did t'he Book Audacity of Truth have a statement that immigration was a burden to t'he US? If so, Can you PLEASE send me t'he quote. Thanks Rml4u2cu I responded to this individual with the following email...and hope anyone...
  • Obama, What You Believe Are Your Limit So Can Continue To Act As President Not As Emperor Or King?

    11/16/2014 6:42:12 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | You Tube
    At a press conference in southeast Asia, Obama was asked the question in the title. He was also asked if he had been informed by DOJ about the legal authority of his proposed actions. Obama said he had been informed, and when asked if he would share that info, he said NO.
  • Executive Orders: Issuance and Revocation

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

    11/13/2014 2:06:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 168 replies
  • The coming climate onslaught -- President Obama readies a sweeping list of executive actions

    11/12/2014 3:39:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Restuccia and Erica Martinson
    The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any president’s environmental actions of the past quarter-century — a reality check for Republicans who think last week’s election gave them a mandate to end what they call the White House’s “War on Coal.” [Snip] The coming rollout includes a Dec. 1 proposal by EPA to tighten limits on smog-causing ozone, which business groups say could be the costliest federal regulation of all time; a final rule Dec. 19 for clamping down on disposal of power plants’ toxic coal ash; the Jan. 1...
  • Sowell: What Happened?

    11/10/2014 12:01:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 11, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Just what happened last week on election day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead? The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt for the Constitution of the United States. Such judges — perhaps including Supreme Court justices — would have been confirmed by Senate Democrats, and could spend the rest of their lifetime appointments ruling in favor of expansions of...
  • Obama's post-election plans for a secret radical agenda

    10/27/2014 3:50:55 PM PDT · by betty boop · 126 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    He’s the Staller in Chief — President Obama has punted almost every hot-button issue past the key midterm elections on Nov. 4. Obama has postponed decisions on a raft of contentious issues related to ObamaCare, Gitmo, immigration and his Cabinet. This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate. But it’s more than that. Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention. This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes....
  • Amnesty for 34 Million Illegal Aliens

    10/22/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    One thing is certain, once the cards are issued, the already dire unemployment figures among America’s blue collar workers are going to balloon and the welfare rolls are going to swell The ISIS threat has already been forgotten and the Ebola crisis has been dumped in the lap of the Department of Defense. Climate change has been declared to be the number one threat to our national security. The next manufactured crisis to be resolved is amnesty by fiat. Soldiers, highly trained to fight wars only, will provide medical containment expertise, testing for Ebola, and hermetic and cremation mortuary services,...
  • Obama to go ‘full Mussolini’ after election: Mark Levin

    10/22/2014 9:45:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin warned the American public during a Fox News television appearance that President Obama has nothing to lose in his last couple years in office and will press forward with aggression and fervor to realize his agenda. Mr. Obama will go “full Mussolini” after the November elections wrap, in comparison to the past few years, when he’s been mostly a “statist,” Mr. Levin said.
  • Executive Amnesty Call to Action NOW! (RUSH NOW ON IT)

    10/20/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT · by Hostage · 75 replies
    Hostage | October 20, 2014 | Hostage
    Congress will not stop Amnesty by any means. So there is not a luxury to sit back and let others do it for us. What you need to do now is research the legal basis for Obama's upcoming Executive Orders to create defacto amnesty and a movement to get those illegally granted amnesty to subsequentially illegally registered to vote. It WILL happen quickly. Your legal basis finding even if crude should then be immediately mailed to your state representative and your governor's office with URGENCY ascribed to the communication. You should petition your governor to file in federal court for...
  • Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

    10/20/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Oct 2014 | by Jonathan Strong
    Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the...
  • What Happens if Republicans Win?

    10/10/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 10-9-14 | Roger L. Simon
    It’s time for Republicans to give serious thought to what happens if they win the Senate and House this November, as it looks increasingly that they will. While not exactly Pyrrhic, this victory will present a whole range of potential problems and traps that could negatively affect this country’s future and the world. And as we know, we are living in precarious times. Barack Obama is a man unaccustomed to losing. Life has been exceptionally kind to him, sailing, as he did, through balmy Oahu sunsets, college, law school and career on into the presidency with scarcely a bump. He...
  • Nullify Executive Orders/Actions?

    10/06/2014 8:21:36 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 21 replies
    10/6/14 | Originalbuckeye
    IF Republicans retake the Senate and make gains in the House, is there any way to nullify Obama's reckless EO/EAs?
  • Obama tells Hispanics he won't give up on immigration reform

    10/02/2014 6:58:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama urged frustrated Latino lawmakers and activists to "keep believing" and "have his back" as he promised to keep fighting for immigration reform and take executive action this year. "We have to be realistic," Obama said Thursday evening at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual awards dinner. He explained that he delayed executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections because he needed the extra time to explain to the nation "why immigration reform is good for our economy and why it's good for everybody." "For any action to last, for it to be effective and extend beyond...
  • Executive action on tax deals could come next week, Dem says

    09/12/2014 9:12:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    A senior Democratic tax writer said Friday that the Obama administration could take unilateral action targeting offshore tax deals before Congress leaves town for the midterm elections. Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) said that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told a group of House Ways and Means Democrats on Wednesday that the White House would roll out administrative actions against the recent influx of so-called inversions “when they’re ready.” “That could be next week,” Levin said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. Lew has only said that the administration would decide in the “very near future” how to respond...
  • Obama poised to extend record of executive action during congressional recess

    08/09/2014 4:10:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2014
    With Congress on August recess after failing to agree on a plan to help fix the country’s pressing immigration problems, President Obama is poised to take matters in his own hands with executive actions. Whether the president will act without Congress on immigration and other pressing issues has as emerged as a thorny political question. Critics argue he is intent on violating the Constitution to achieve his political agenda, while supporters say he is being forced into action because of the Capitol Hill dysfunction. Speculation that Obama will act during August recess is not unfounded. He has issued at least...
  • A Constitutional Abyss

    08/07/2014 3:14:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-6-14 | Fred Bauer
    As the administration talks about executive orders, even Democrats are saying: Halt! La Rochefoucauld said that hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. To which we might add that hypocrisy is the perpetual bedfellow of partisan politics. However, at a certain point in politics, hypocrisy can degenerate into self-righteous sophistry, in which the hypocrite declaims multiple, contradictory slogans in the same tired register of moral dudgeon. Though hypocrisies and bouts of calculated amnesia permeate the current political moment, few theoretical contortions have been as twisted as the Obama administration’s assertions about presidential power. Despite all his rhetoric on...
  • President Obama's use of executive orders in historical terms

    08/06/2014 7:25:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    National Constitution Center ^ | August 5, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The current controversy over President Barack Obama's use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. But has the President really issued more orders that his predecessors? In terms of executive orders, quality counts as much as quantity, and several significant Obama executive orders have some conservatives rallying around a lawsuit against the president, as well as threatening impeachment... The American Presidency Project keeps tabs on executive orders and their historical counterparts dating back to the George Washington administration. The presidents who used orders and proclamations the most, per year, were [Franklin] Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and...
  • Op-Ed Has Obama acted outside the law?

    08/05/2014 7:44:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August, 4, 2014 | By John T. Woolley
    ... The GOP maintains that Obama has failed to faithfully execute the law, as is his constitutional duty. The Democrats say either "things are not as clear as you think" or "we're not doing anything Bush didn't do." And both sides talk about how many executive orders Obama has or has not issued. But this dispute cannot be resolved by counting the numbers of executive orders. This has been an interesting fight for political specialists to watch. It involves a serious discussion about the appropriate range of executive discretion. This is not a new fight, and the issue ought to...
  • Obama preps next border action

    08/02/2014 12:33:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 2, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama is expected to take executive action to help illegal immigrants stay in the country while Congress is away on a five-week recess, pro-immigrant advocates said Saturday. Obama and his allies believe his authority to act without legislative approval has been strengthened by congressional gridlock over comprehensive reform. “I’ve heard not to expect anything until toward the end of August. They’ve been listening to suggestions by advocates over what could be done. The president has yet to make a decision about what steps he plans to take,” said Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin...
  • Obama's immigration flip flop

    07/25/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25. 2014 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale. Forget everything he’s said. Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration. The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” [SNIP] The shift could be used by critics as an example of Obama saying...
  • Did Obama Lose His Pen and Phone at the Border?

    07/11/2014 6:37:19 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/10/2014 | IBD Staff
    Leadership: All year long, President Obama has bragged that if Congress didn't act on his legislative agenda, he'd do so on his own. But when it comes to the border crisis, he says his hands are tied. Back in January, Obama labeled 2014 a "year of action." He said, "I've got a pen and I've got a phone" and promised to use them to "take executive actions and administrative actions" if Congress failed to get things done. The White House even issued a "year of action" report this week, which includes "40 actions" Obama has taken (not counting the dozens...
  • Obama to Act on His Own on Immigration

    07/08/2014 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/14 | Douglas Gibbs
    The heartstrings are tugged by an article where a mother in Utah is not being deported, it is being delayed, in the hopes she can stay in the country long enough, after savior Obama swoops in to save her “in the wake of his announcement that he’ll act on his own to address immigration problems.”
  • Boehner's Brilliant Lawsuit against Obama's Presidential Over-Reach

    07/08/2014 3:34:45 AM PDT · by Moseley · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jon Moseley
    John Boehner’s plan, in which he proposes to sue President Barack Obama for violating the Constitutional role of the presidency, is important and brilliant. I am an attorney, with a keen interest in both politics and law. I have read and studied the U.S. Supreme Court precedents in question. Pundits with incorrect analyses make three wrong objections: (1) Congress does not have legal “standing” to be the plaintiff to bring a successful lawsuit. (2) The Courts are reluctant to get involved in disputes between Congress and the Executive Branch. (3) Congress has other tools and Boehner is off-base using a...
  • 'So Sue Me': Why President Obama Is Embracing a Fight With Congress

    07/06/2014 9:47:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Perry Bacon Jr.
    President Barack Obama has aggressively touted his use of executive authority over the last several months as he aims to cement his legacy and push his policies now and even beyond his presidency. The president's in-your-face attitude was punctuated Wednesday by his sarcastic challenge to Republicans: "So sue me." The emphasis on executive actions is a shift for Obama. In 2010, after Republicans won control of Congress, the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington wrote a detailed memo urging Obama to use executive orders on a wide range of issues. But late last year, Obama hired...
  • Obama asks Cabinet for 'creative' use of executive powers

    07/01/2014 9:36:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Tuesday asked his Cabinet to help him find more ways to use his executive powers. “You’ve already seen the power of some of our executive actions making a real difference for ordinary families,” Obama said at a White House meting. “We’re going to have to be creative about how we can make real progress.” The president is increasingly relying on executive orders and regulatory moves to move his agenda, despite opposition from House Republicans, who have threatened to sue him over his executive actions, and the Supreme Court, which ruled last week that Obama’s recess appointments were...
  • Jonathan Turly Weighs In On Supreme Court Ruling & Executive Orders Special Report

    06/30/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | June 30, 2014 | You Tube
    Video - special report with Jonathan Turly on SCOTUS ruling.
  • W.H. Press Secretary: 'We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait' For Congress To Write Laws

    06/26/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama was getting impatient with Congress. “[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try...
  • Boehner to Sue White House Over Executive Orders

    06/25/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will be filing a lawsuit in the coming days against the White House in an effort to stop President Obama's continuing executive overreach. "This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said during the announcement. Here's more background from Roll Call: The lawsuit could set up a significant test of constitutional checks and balances, with the legislative branch suing the executive branch for ignoring its mandates, and the judiciary branch deciding the outcome. Boehner told the House Republican Conference during...
  • The all powerful executive

    06/11/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 17 replies
    National Archives | thru 6/7/14 | Obama himself
    Read this information all the way to the end and draw your own conclusions! This is astounding and serious for us all to be aware of. So, the next time someone says, "oh, all Presidents issue executive orders", enlighten them! For the SHOCK of your life, take 1 minute to comprehend what you read below. During our lifetimes, all Presidents have issued Executive Orders. For various reasons, some have issued more than others. These things will directly affect u.s. all, in years to come. Question is: Do YOU care enough to send this, 'shocking info,' to people you love and...
  • Federal effort could outlaw old ivory

    06/07/2014 8:44:33 AM PDT · by Bratch · 69 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | May 29, 2014 | Terry Kovel/King Feature Syndicate
    An heirloom bronze elephant with ivory tusks, great-grandmother's piano with ivory keys, a vintage ivory chess set or an antique silver teapot with a small ivory inset in the handle to keep it cool may be "endangered" by proposed laws that could be in place sometime in June. Buying, selling or importing ivory from recently killed African elephants already is illegal and has been for about 25 years. But an executive order issued by President Barack Obama would extend the ban to include all antique ivory harvested from elephants that died before 1914. There would be a law forbidding sales,...
  • Climate Change and President Obama's Action Plan (An Outline for Tyranny)

    05/20/2014 4:48:00 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 5/6/2014 | Office of the President
    President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change. [...] On May 6, the Administration released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, the most authoritative and comprehensive source of scientific information to date about climate-change impacts across all U.S. regions and on critical sectors of the economy. The report, a key deliverable of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, confirms that climate change is not a distant threat — it's affecting us now.