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  • Chilling Truth: The Siege of the Bundy Ranch Reaches into the White House (agenda 21)

    04/13/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 66 replies
    Cliven Bundy, can a cowboy defeat the Marxists? In the end, there is only one reason why the Bundy ranch was besieged. President Obama had to have taken the lead. He knew it was going on and he sanctioned it. Beyond oil, solar, and Chinese Communists with money, lurks Obama’s Agenda. InfoWars has found a smoking gun in the case of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy. A lucrative contract – which will benefit Harry Reid and his son Rory Reid – specifically mentions the need to rid the land of Cliven Bundy. In addition, Natural News pointed out that the BLM...
  • Obama imposes his policies directly on federal contractors, in 'year of action'

    04/06/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2014 | AP
    President Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors. This week, he will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other. The prohibition on the wage "gag rules" is similar to language in a Senate bill aimed at closing a pay gap between men and women. That legislation is scheduled for a vote this week, though it is not likely to pass. In addition, Obama on Tuesday will direct the Labor Department to adopt regulations requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data based on sex and race....
  • Brace Yourself For More Obama Executive Orders

    03/27/2014 11:26:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Just two short months ago President Obama announced from the White House, "I've got a pen and a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Obama made the statement out of his frustration with a split Congress and a House controlled by Republicans opposed to his big government, lawless agenda. Now, although Obama may have a pen and a phone, he doesn't seem to have much patience, especially on the issue of immigration reform. Over at theWashington Post, Greg Sargent is warning the...
  • Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays

    03/26/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    March 26, 2014 10:44 AM Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays By Alec Torres The Obama administration will announce its tenth Obamacare delay later today, this time extending the March 31 enrollment deadline for people who say they’ve been unable to enroll in health plans in the federal marketplace by the deadline. The extension applies to the federal exchange operating in three dozen states and is expected to last for two or three weeks. Can’t remember what all the delays have been? Politico provided a helpful history of Obamacare delays from most to least recent: March 25: Final enrollment...
  • Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers

    03/12/2014 4:39:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 77 replies
    AP ^ | 48 minutes ago | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job. The rules, which would not likely take effect until 2015, are aimed at workers currently designated as supervisory employees but who are exempt from overtime because they get paid a salary of more than $455 a week. Obama plans to order his Labor Department to recommend regulations that would increase that salary threshold and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor. Obama's attention to...
  • CARSON: Why those in power should act like adults

    02/26/2014 9:13:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Thwarting excessive government intervention is keyMost of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. I was very ambitious and worked extremely hard, resulting in my promotion in record time to the rank of colonel and city executive officer. This individual was now firmly under my command and I could have wreaked havoc...
  • Live Thread: Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws

    02/26/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://judiciary.house.gov ^ | February 26, 2014 | Chairman
    Witness Panel 1 The Honorable Jim Gerlach United States House of Representatives Gerlach Testimony.pdf (146.3 KBs) The Honorable Diane Black United States House of Representatives Black Testimony.pdf (305.2 KBs) The Honorable Tom Rice United States House of Representatives Rice Testimony.pdf (271.7 KBs) The Honorable Ron DeSantis United States House of Representatives DeSantis Testimony.pdf (315.3 KBs) Witness Panel 2 Mr. Jonathan Turley George Washington University Law School Turley Testimony.pdf (338.6 KBs) Ms. Elizabeth Price Foley Florida International University College of Law Foley testimony.pdf (682.6 KBs) Mr. Christopher Schroeder Duke University Law School Schroeder Testimony.pdf (221.0 KBs) Permalink: http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/2/enforcing-the-president-s-constitutional-duty-to-faithfully-execute-the-laws
  • This Week’s New Executive Orders

    02/23/2014 10:05:23 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    True to his word, President Obama bypassed Congress this week with a trifecta of new Executive Orders. Concerned that trucking firms are “needlessly wasting money on gas-guzzling semi-trucks,” the President ordered haulers to “improve their MPGs.” As Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx explained, “no one cares more about this country and its well-being that President Obama. These truckers may be satisfied to fritter away costly fuel, but the President is not. Unless they clean up their act we will shut them down.” In a bid to end the debate over global warming, President Obama issued an Executive Order declaring that...
  • Barack Obama: You can call it ‘Obamacare’

    02/17/2014 8:04:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Barack Obama: You can call it ‘Obamacare’ By: Jose DelReal February 17, 2014 09:38 AM EST It may not be polling well, but President Barack Obama isn’t too worried about the Affordable Care Act’s nickname, Obamacare, or the health care law’s impact on his legacy. “I like it. I don’t mind,” the president told former NBA star Charles Barkley in an interview that aired Sunday about the term Obamacare. “And I tell you, five years from now, when everybody’s saying, ‘Man, I’m sure glad we got health care,’ there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t...
  • King Obama - Je Suis L'Etat, L'Etat, C'est Moi!

    02/16/2014 1:07:51 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/16/14 | Granny Jan
    King Obama - I am the state, the state is me. Music: Rossini - Ouverture La Gazza Ladra - Gustavo Dudamel
  • Federal guidance on pot business leaves banks wary

    02/15/2014 1:48:31 PM PST · by steve86 · 18 replies
    Seattle PI / Associated Press ^ | 2/15/2014 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE (AP) — For marijuana dispensaries around the country, the days of doing business in cash — driving around with bill-stuffed envelopes to pay the rent, or showing up at a state revenue office with $20,000 in paper bags for the tax man — can't end soon enough.
  • Carbon Benefits Exceed Costs By Up to 500:1

    02/15/2014 8:41:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Roger Bezdek. The Environmental Protection Agency, other government agencies and various scientists contend that fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming and climate change. They use this claim to justify repressive regulations for automobiles, coal-fired power plants and other facilities powered by hydrocarbon energy. Because these rules are costing millions of jobs and billions of dollars, a federal Interagency Working Group (IWG) devised the “social cost of carbon” concept – which attaches arbitrary monetary values to the alleged impacts of using hydrocarbons and emitting carbon dioxide. SCC estimates...
  • Obama Defends “Flip-Flop” on Executive Orders

    02/14/2014 8:42:31 PM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Before he became President, Senator Barack Obama was a strident critic of George Bush's use of Executive Orders to get around Congressional participation in policy making. “The biggest problems we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch, and not go through Congress at all,” the then 2008 presidential candidate Obama said. “That’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” The sharp contrast of this earlier sentiment with his current “have pen, will rule” stance was brushed aside as “a phony...
  • 7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will

    02/14/2014 4:52:46 AM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 14, 2014 | Amy Payne
    President Obama—the imperial President, the “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” President who can’t wait to show us his “year of action”—once vowed to do exactly the opposite. "The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America." That was candidate Obama back in 2008. This comment somehow slipped under the radar for the past few years and resurfaced...
  • Congresswoman Proposes Expedited Legislative Procedure

    02/09/2014 10:23:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Citing the “unwarranted thwarting of the will of the people by the Republicans in the House,” Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) unveiled what she called “an expedited legislative procedure.” Under this procedure, a so-called “full employment caucus” comprised of Democratic lawmakers will draft Executive Orders and pass them on to President Obama for his signature. “We cannot sit by idly while the GOP uses out-dated clauses of the Constitution to block the initiatives of the Administration,” Jackson said. “By gathering the true representatives of voters into our caucus we can ensure that the President’s will prevails over obstructionism.” Jackson went...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders’

    02/04/2014 12:16:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 4, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    Video at link - 49 seconds. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right...
  • Obama’s promise of executive action leads to disappointment

    02/03/2014 7:21:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama may have raised expectations too high when he vowed last week to take unilateral action to get around Congress — since his speech he has been flooded with requests and complaints from some of his staunchest supporters wondering why he left their issues out of his executive to-do list. Immigrant rights advocates say he should have extended his existing non-deportation policy to cover all illegal immigrants, while marijuana advocates said he could follow through on his recent statements on pot by unilaterally taking the drug off the strictest tier of controlled substances. Gay rights groups said Mr. Obama...
  • Obama’s power play (Deeper and broader than you think)

    01/31/2014 11:57:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 31, 2014 | Stephanie Simon
    In an FDA office building in suburban Maryland, the bureaucrats gather over coffee to draft rules meant to squeeze the trans fat out of snack foods. Four blocks from the White House, in an EPA conference room: more bureaucrats, more meetings, more drafting of rules, these aimed at forcing industrialists to spend billions cutting carbon to fend off global warming. Congress? Who needs Congress? Americans heard President Barack Obama declare this week that he intends to bypass the gridlocked Hill to get things done on his own. What they didn’t hear: just how far he’s actually pushing his executive authority....
  • Obama open to executive action on immigration

    01/31/2014 3:48:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/14 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Friday said that he believed immigration reform could pass in 2014, but cautioned that he would consider executive actions if House Republicans fail to act. “There are still some differences, and obviously, the devil is in the details. But it is my firm belief that we can get immigration reform done this year,” said Obama in a Google+ Hangout in which he took questions from the public. “Obviously, if at some point we see that it's not getting done, I'm going to look at options to make sure that we have a rational, smart system of immigration,”...
  • Paul Ryan: Obama presidency "increasingly lawless"

    02/02/2014 4:10:07 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2-2-14 | Jake Miller
    Top House Republicans slammed President Obama’s embrace of executive action to move his agenda forward on Sunday, saying the president’s freelancing creates a trust deficit that makes bipartisan legislating more difficult. “We have an increasingly lawless presidency where he is actually doing the job of Congress, writing new policies and new laws without going through Congress. Presidents don't write laws, Congress does,” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told ABC. “Executive orders are one thing, but executive orders that actually change the statute, that's totally different.”
  • Will Obama’s pursuit of executive power backfire?

    02/02/2014 7:30:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In his State of the Union message on Tuesday, Barack Obama promised “a year of action,” inadvertently echoing Richard Nixon in both rhetoric and perhaps tone. Obama threatened that if Congress didn’t come along on his agenda, he’d take unilateral action to impose it instead. This has the potential to backfire on Obama, Stephanie Simon argues at Politico, by firing up the Republican base even more in a midterm election year: Obama’s use of executive power could come back to haunt him.Republicans in Congress, infuriated at being bypassed, are using every shred of authority they can muster to try to...
  • GOP wants to STOP (Stop This Overreaching Presidency) Obama

    02/01/2014 4:51:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 29, 2014 | Ginger Gibson
    A group of House Republicans is pushing a resolution to bring legal action against President Barack Obama for overstepping his authority in executive orders. The STOP (Stop This Overreaching Presidency) resolution, sponsored by Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.), targets Obama for allowing a year extension health care policies that were ended because of Obamacare; delaying the employer mandate for one year; deferring the deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the country as children and waiving part of the welfare work requirement. “He’s got a pen and a telephone, it’s true, but we’ve got the Constitution,” Rice said on Wednesday. “The prosperity...
  • Big Business Joins Obama Effort to Aid Long-Term Unemployed

    02/01/2014 10:56:00 AM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Peter Baker
    President Obama has persuaded some of the nation’s largest companies, including Walmart, Apple, General Motors and Ford, to revise their hiring practices to avoid discriminating against applicants who have been out of work for a long time. The White House drafted a set of “best practices” to change employers’ screening processes and solicited individual companies to join the effort. Mr. Obama signed an executive memo on Friday instructing the federal government to abide by the same practices.
  • Holder Confirms Obama Ready to Use Executive Order on Guns ‘in Absence of Meaningful Action’

    01/31/2014 7:42:59 AM PST · by rktman · 134 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/29/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Attorney General Eric Holder said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today that President Obama is open to using an executive action to push through gun-control and/or associated mental health measures that haven’t found approval in Congress. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), one of the top proponents of new gun-control measures in Congress, noted that Obama only made a “very brief” reference to gun violence in his State of the Union address. “But I hope, and I hope you will join me in the view that the president remains completely committed to ending gun violence in this country, adopting common sense...
  • Jackson Lee on SOTU: ‘Executive Orders are Legal,’ Obama Acting ‘On Behalf of the American People’

    01/29/2014 2:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 29, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In reference to President Barack Obama’s pledge, during his State of the Union speech, to advance his agenda on climate change and the minimum wage by executive order, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said “executive orders are legal” and that he is “acting on behalf of the American people.” At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, CNSNews.com asked Rep. Lee, “What about the Republicans criticizing the use of executive orders when it comes to climate change and minimum wage – his use of executive orders?” Rep. Jackson Lee said, “As I was saying, [the address] was appealing to...
  • Obama flexes executive power [Obama de facto suspends Constitution]

    01/28/2014 6:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/28/2014 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink
    President Obama on Tuesday unleashed a torrent of new executive actions, using his State of the Union address to underline his willingness to govern without Congress.Obama promised a dozen actions in the next year —including the creation of new “starter” savings accounts and a hike in the minimum wage for federal contractors — intended to embolden Democrats ahead of this year’s midterm elections.The prime time speech from the podium of the House immediately drew Republican condemnation as an effort to create an imperial presidency, but was staunchly defended by Democrats as a legitimate and necessary use of executive authority in the...
  • Obama to lift minimum wage for federal contractors: White House (Dictatorship continues)

    01/28/2014 4:33:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday he is issuing an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers with new contracts, the White House said.
  • White House’s Pfeiffer: Obama ready to take action with or without GOP

    01/26/2014 10:38:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    President Obama will use his State of the Union Address on Tuesday to outline “concrete, real, practical proposals” — even if Congress isn’t on board with each of them. Dan Pfeiffer said Mr. Obama’s go-it-alone message isn’t meant to be confrontational and that the president is willing to find common ground with Republicans, where possible. In two days, Mr. Obama will address Congress with his popularity numbers in negative territory. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/26/white-house-state-union-focus-action-obama-may-go-/#ixzz2rWzl278i Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Obama to outline new plans for jobless next week

    01/25/2014 2:50:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/25/14 | Roberta Rampton - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce a new plan next week to help Americans who continue to struggle to find jobs even as the economy recovers from recession, his senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer, said on Saturday. Obama's efforts to help the long-term unemployed are part of an economic strategy he will lay out in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday and expound upon during a four-state tour, Pfeiffer said in a mass email from the White House. "With some action on all our parts, we can help more job seekers find work, and more working...
  • LIBERAL ICON URGES OBAMA IMPEACHMENT

    01/20/2014 7:00:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    WND.com ^ | 1/20/2014 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON — Worse than Richard Nixon. An unprecedented abuse of powers. The most un-American president in the nation’s history. Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama. And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment. Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way. The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that...
  • Imperial, Lawless Obama Threatens More Unilateral Action

    01/16/2014 3:06:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 17, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    This week, once again, we heard President Obama defiantly pronounce that he has no intention of letting a little thing like constitutional checks and balances get in his way and interrupt his royal prerogative. "We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help that they need," said Obama. "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone." What other president has ever talked like this? I thought Democrats had an aversion to "unilateral" executive action. Wasn't one of their pet peeves against President George W. Bush...
  • Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

    01/14/2014 10:08:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 1/14/13 | CBS DC/AP
    President Barack Obama predicts Congress will be busy this year debating a renewal of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and an immigration overhaul. But he says he wants his Cabinet also to focus on executive actions that don’t require legislation. “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said. Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move...
  • Obama to Congress: We're not waiting for legislation

    01/14/2014 5:43:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 113 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | Anita Kumar
    President Barack Obama sent a message to Congress Tuesday: He plans to use his power whenever he can to move his agenda forward. "We are not just going to be waiting for a legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need," Obama said before a Cabinet meeting. "I've got a pen and I’ve got a phone -- and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Obama said he told members of his Cabinet the need to use...
  • MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP!

    01/14/2014 4:48:42 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 150 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP! Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM Mark Levin opened his show today livid over Obama’s announcement that he will ignore the legislature and use his pen to write executive orders. He says the separation of powers are the key to our Republic and yet today Obama just announced that he would assume lawmaking powers via executive orders. Mark Levin says what’s going on here is that we are witnessing a gradual, quiet coup: He’s just announced that he is going to assume lawmaking powers. He does not recognize the...
  • Obama administration proposes new executive actions on gun background checks

    01/03/2014 11:53:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2014
    The Obama administration on Friday proposed two new executive actions to make it easier for states to provide mental health information to the national background check system, wading back into the gun control debate after a months-long hiatus. One proposal would formally give permission to states to submit "the limited information necessary to help keep guns out of potentially dangerous hands," without having to worry about the privacy provisions in a law known as HIPAA.
  • Obama Is The Danger Constitution Was Designed To Avoid

    12/07/2013 3:55:57 PM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 7, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Executive Orders: A liberal constitutional scholar warns of the concentration of power not only in the hands of one branch of government but in a single man who ignores the Constitution and acts of Congress on a whim. As the story goes, Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 18, 1787, when a woman asked, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Franklin is said to have replied, "A republic, madam — if you can keep it." The Founders designed a system of checks and balances...
  • PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AND THE CONSTITUTION

    12/03/2013 9:41:32 AM PST · by Spunky · 34 replies
    C-Span ^ | 12-3-2013 | C-Span
    PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AND THE CONSTITUTION HEARINGS.
  • Obama grasps for climate legacy as second-term agenda crumbles

    11/08/2013 3:01:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2013 | Ben German
    President Obama has a chance to craft a second-term legacy on climate change even as the rest of his agenda runs aground in Congress. Gun control legislation is dead; immigration reform is on life support; and reaching a fiscal deal with Republicans appears to be a long shot.
  • Interior Secretary: Obama Will Use Executive Powers to Conserve Lands

    11/01/2013 10:08:17 AM PDT · by thackney · 28 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | November 01, 2013 | Patrick Rucker
    President Barack Obama will use his executive powers to protect more mountains, rivers and forests from development if Congress does not act to preserve such wild spaces, the U.S. Interior Secretary said on Thursday. Portions of the Grand Canyon, Redwood forests in California and Caribbean seascapes have been protected under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives the president broad authority to put natural terrain and historic sites under federal protection. Such preservation efforts can also come through Congress but presidents in a second term have typically felt freer to designate such spaces unilaterally. On Thursday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said...
  • arrest and prosecute the House GOP for treason

    09/30/2013 11:20:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | Sep 29, 2013 | We The People
    House Republicans have violated the Constitution numerous times. They once violated our full faith and credit clause and threaten to do so again. They seek to undermine the post office, which is a constitutional requirement. They refuse the authority of the US Supreme Court and threaten to shut down the government. They are traitors and should be removed from office and prosecuted as such.
  • Carney: Obama Implementing Executive Actions Following Navy Yard Shooting

    09/17/2013 6:10:07 AM PDT · by seeker41 · 140 replies
    ap ^ | 09/17/2013 | cbs dc
    In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the president is implementing executive actions and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows.
  • Obama looks to fill fall scorecard with regulations, going small-bore

    09/15/2013 10:41:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama hopes to fill his 2012 campaign scorecard this fall by focusing on executive actions and smaller-bore legislative items. Progress on the president’s big-ticket agenda of gun control, immigration reform and the budget has been stymied by a gridlocked Congress, but the White House thinks Obama can still score several political victories. “We’ll continue to work with folks on both sides of the aisle to find common ground around common-sense ideas that’ll help middle class families. In the meantime, the president has also taken a series of executive actions,” said White House spokesman Bobby Whithorne. “These steps aren’t a...
  • The truth about Obama's new executive orders targeting guns

    08/30/2013 12:25:45 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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...
  • AP Exclusive: Obama offers new gun control steps

    08/29/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    AP ^ | 08.29.13 0906 EDT
    Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations. Four months after a gun control drive collapsed spectacularly in the Senate, President Barack Obama added two more executive actions to a list of 23 steps the White House determined Obama could take on his own to reduce gun violence. With the political world focused on Mideast tensions and looming fiscal battles, the move signaled...
  • 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's Signs Executive Action: If a Child 'Confesses' ... Mommy & Daddy Have a Gun...

    07/12/2013 7:27:51 PM PDT · by holden · 159 replies
    RedFlagNews.com (blog) ^ | June 25, 2013 | Michael Connelly
    [snip] one of the 23 so called executive actions on gun control Obama recently signed called for doctors to ask their patients if they owned a firearm. This is not just directed at psychiatrists, but at all physicians including pediatricians. In other words, if your child confesses that Mommy and Daddy have a gun in the house that could conceivably be considered the actions of mentally defective individuals and you could be disarmed. Once we are disarmed we cease to be citizens and become subjects.
  • Obama making plans to tackle global warming (using executive powers)

    06/19/2013 3:41:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/19/13 | Dina Cappiello and Josh Lederman - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. "We know we have to do more — and we will do more," Obama said Wednesday in Berlin. Obama's senior energy and climate adviser, Heather Zichal, said the plan would boost energy efficiency of appliances and buildings, expand renewable energy and use the Environmental Protection Agency's authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants. Zichal,...
  • Recommendations for Executive Action to Combat Illegal Gun Trafficking and Gun Crime (barf alert)

    06/10/2013 7:31:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Center for American Progress ^ | 06/10/2013 | Arkadi Gerney, Chelsea Parsons
    . . . In the meantime, there are a number of actions President Barack Obama can take that do not require approval by Congress. We urge the administration to take additional actions using its existing authority both to improve the federal government’s ability to prevent dangerous individuals from acquiring or possessing guns and to enhance law-enforcement investigations of gun-related crime. . . . .
  • Obama and Holder: “Stop us if you can!”

    06/03/2013 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06-03-2013 | Sher Zieve
    If the recent and growing scandals plaguing the tyrannical ObamaGov weren’t so serious, the idiotic antics of those at the top of the D.C. food chain would be almost comical. But, they are and their antics are not at all humorous.
  • Presidential Executive Orders Hoax

    02/21/2013 5:18:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    various | February 21, 2013
    Some explanation is necessary for this post. I first became aware of this hoax yesterday when no fewer than three people posted it on Facebook. I almost shared it, but then I decided to do a search and found the Snopes article. I learned that this began as an email prank. I knew that some folks would dismiss any article from Snopes. In fact, I too have questioned their objectivity. Therefore, I also searched for and found the Truth Or Fiction article. More importantly, I included the original sources for both articles. I then began posting this at various sites...