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  • 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...
  • Judge Napolitano: Impeachment Is The Only “Legal Remedy” To President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 75 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tom Sullivan
    If President Obama grants executive amnesty to an unknown millions of Americans, there’s only one way Republicans can stop him — impeachment. On Thursday’s show, the Judge told FOX News Radio’s Tom Sullivan why the President may have to resort to such extreme measures. He says, while Presidents do have right to practice prosecutorial discretion when it comes to immigration, Obama’s proposed actions risk nullifying the law altogether. And that’s going too far.
  • Janet Napolitano: Feds were aware of ISIL

    09/08/2014 1:32:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Monday that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was on the “radar screen” when she served in the Obama administration ... in September 2013. “Yes, they were on everybody’s radar screen.” ... the biggest concern ISIL presents for national security is the so-called foreign fighter problem, in which citizens of the United States and United Kingdom have traveled to the Middle East to join the militants. “The No. 1 threat to the homeland,” Napolitano said, “are Americans or Europeans who have passports who have been over there and who are...
  • What If Democracy Is a Fraud?

    07/24/2014 10:52:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance? What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people's understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and instead turns political campaigns into beauty contests? What if American democracy allows the government to do anything...
  • Iowa Senate Hopeful 'Appalled' Her Husband Called Janet Napolitano A 'Traitorous Skank'

    06/18/2014 12:13:16 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 55 replies
    TPM ^ | Sahil Kapur
    Iowa Republican Senate nominee Joni Ernst told a local news outlet she's "appalled" that her husband once called former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano a "traitorous skank" on Facebook. As reported by the Des Moines Register, Democrats took a screenshot of Gail Ernst's written comments, which had been up since April 2013, and seized on them. That prompted him to delete that and other inflammatory posts and apologize for them before Ernst denounced them. "I'm appalled by my husband's remarks," Joni Ernst said, according to the Register
  • Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson admits to need for border reform

    06/12/2014 11:55:56 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Both in public and in private meetings, new Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson readily acknowledges there is a border “problem” that needs fixing — a major departure from his predecessor, Janet Napolitano, whose consistent refrain was that the border was more secure than it had ever been. Mr. Johnson, by contrast, has shied away from using Ms. Napolitano’s catchphrase, stressing to Congress that more resources are still needed to get the border in shape. And in a private meeting last month with those who want to see stricter enforcement, Mr. Johnson explicitly acknowledged the issues and asked for solutions.
  • Rampage in college town began with stabbings [heavily armed: used guns, knives, car]

    05/25/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    KEYT ^ | May 24, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sara Sidner
    "The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect's vehicle and one suffering a minor injury "of unknown origin," Brown said....... .........First, three men were "repeatedly stabbed" and killed inside Rodger's residence. They weren't identified. Next, members of the Alpha Phi sorority in Isla Vista reported hearing loud knocking on the front door for several minutes. Nobody answered. Several minutes later, witnesses saw three women in front of the sorority house shot by a man from across the street. Two were killed, one wounded. All were UC Santa Barbara students. Rodger...
  • Matt Salmon: When “Fish becomes Fowl….”

    05/22/2014 3:33:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon disappoints in new role as McMachine’s mouthpiece Elected to the U.S. House in 1994, as part of the first GOP majority in forty years, Rep. Matt Salmon seemed to understand the danger of open borders and amnesty. To his credit, at the time, he voted against the sundry legislative initiatives that sought to blur the borders between the United States and Mexico. He voluntarily term-limited himself, and left Congress after six years of service — a practice his successor, the perpetually smirking and self photographing Jeff Flake pledged to observe —- only to arrogantly joke at...
  • Blue Campuses Get Bluer

    02/24/2014 11:59:28 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Obama Administration’s former Homeland Security Chief has taken over the University of California. “Janet Napolitano had zero experience leading a college before she became president of the University of California last year,” Eric Kelderman wrote in The Chonicle of Higher Education on February 21, 2014. “Yet after just four months on the job, Ms. Napolitano, 56, has outlined major goals for the system, including a reconsideration of tuition policies, improving cooperation with the other two higher-education systems in the state, ensuring the prominent role of research and graduate education, and making the campuses carbon-neutral by 2025.” “She even has...
  • Acting ICE Director Sandweg resigns after five months on the job

    02/16/2014 4:11:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jana Winter
    The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose appointment to the post raised eyebrows because of his scant law enforcement experience, told agency employees he will resign Friday, FoxNews.com has learned. John Sandweg, a former defense attorney who knew former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano from their days as political allies in Arizona and came to Washington with her, gave his notice just six months after taking the reins in August. In a letter Friday to coworkers, Sandweg said he will return to work in the private sector but gave no explanation for his departure. “Over...
  • Napolitano: Impeachment Only Way to Stop Obama's Executive Actions

    02/14/2014 6:18:13 AM PST · by Cheerio · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | Greg Richter
    The only way to stop President Barack Obama from nullifying duly enacted laws is impeachment, says Judge Andrew Napolitano. The problem is, neither Congress nor the American public have the guts for it. "The president is doing the opposite of what he was elected to do," Napolitano said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Napolitano is a former New Jersey Superior Court judge and a Fox News legal analyst. When Obama picks and chooses which laws, or portions of them, to enforce, he actually is telling people how to avoid obeying the law, he told Cavuto.
  • Arizona Senate Panel Approves Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

    02/11/2014 6:20:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Today, an Arizona state senate committee approved a bill that would virtually nullify all federal gun acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations. The vote was 6-3.Along with twelve sponsors and co-sponsors, Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.” “We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the Constitution long enough,” Ward said. “We’re going...
  • What if both parties are the same?

    01/10/2014 8:23:18 AM PST · by Baynative · 34 replies
    Live Leak ^ | Pre-election 2012 | Judge Napolitano
    I just saw this video from before the last election. It is Judge Napolitano talking about the unchecked growth and influence of government.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 January 2014

    01/05/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 151 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 January 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 5th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mitt Romney; Mark Rienzi, a lawyer for an organization of Catholic nuns challenging a requirement that some religion-affiliated groups provide health insurance that includes birth control; Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Gene Sperling, director of the White House's National Economic Council; Dr. John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Delos Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Mucho dinero: UC prez Janet Napolitano pledges $5 million for illegal immigrants

    11/01/2013 6:30:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2013 | Eric Owens
    In her first major address since becoming the president of the University of California system, former Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano declared that she will approve $5 million in taxpayer-generated funds to ease the tuition burden for illegal immigrants. “I am setting aside $5 million — right now, for this year — to support these students with resources like trained advisers, student service centers and financial aid. Consider this a down payment—one more piece of evidence of our commitment to all Californians.”
  • $5M pledged to aid students living in US illegally (UC President Napolitano earmarks funds)

    10/30/2013 9:00:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/30/13 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she is devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid for students living in the U.S. illegally, a move aimed at disarming critics who worried she would be hostile to the small but vocal student population. The former Homeland Security Secretary announced the initiative in her first public address since she became head of the 10-campus university system a month ago — an evening appearance in San Francisco organized by the Commonwealth Club. She also pledged $10 million for recruiting and training graduate students and post-doctoral...
  • Obama's DHS Appointee: Career Lawyer, Political Crony Who OK'd Drone Strikes on Americans

    10/17/2013 5:51:28 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-17-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Obama's DHS Secretary-designee Jeh Johnson, former DOD General Counsel who led the reversal of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" restrictions on "gays in the military".- Barack Obama once again demonstrated his lack of interest in choosing national security and immigration enforcement officials who have actual experience in their fields. Back in August, Obama surprised many in D.C. by selecting John Sandweg for new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director - despite the fact that Sandweg had zero law enforcement experience and had fought for the release of violent sexual predators and pedophiles as an attorney. Now Obama continues...
  • Bye Bye Boehner!? Judge Napolitano: House “Sources” Say The Speaker Is On His Way Out

    10/17/2013 12:06:37 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 149 replies
    Despite the “standing ovation” John Boehner received from his caucus on Wednesday, Judge Andrew Napolitano says he believes the Speaker will be replaced before the next debt ceiling deadline.
  • Are Somali-Americans More Likely To Be Radicalized?

    09/27/2013 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | September 26, 2013 | MICHEL MARTIN
    First, though, we want to look at why the deadly mall attack in Kenya is raising questions about radicalism here in the U.S. That siege was orchestrated by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Kenya's foreign minister has said that two or three Americans were involved in the attack. U.S. officials are still looking into that claim. They say there's no definitive proof of that. But our next guests say Americans have been recruited into al-Shabab, and they've gone off to places like Somalia to fight with the group. We're going to hear from reporter Mark Brunswick. He's with the Star...
  • UC to spend up to $6m on mansion for new president Janet Napolitano...

    09/18/2013 3:57:32 PM PDT · by matt04 · 49 replies
    When former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes over as president of the University of California later this month, she will live in leased accommodations that the college system is renting for nearly $10,000 a month. While the price tag is several thousand dollars less than what the university spent leasing her predecessor's home, some university officials say it might be more cost-effective in the long run to fix up a vacant mansion that housed previous university presidents. A committee of the University of California's governing board agreed Tuesday to spend $620,000 toward the multi-million cost of renovating the historic...
  • UC may repair Bay Area mansion for its presidents

    09/17/2013 8:53:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-14-13 | Larry Gordon
    <p>Regents consider $620,000 in seismic upgrades and other fixes to Blake House that could ultimately mean UC executives' return to living in the Contra Costa County mansion.</p> <p>Blake House, the Northern California mansion that is intended to be the official residence of the University of California system president, may be coming back to life.</p>
  • Biden wants Napolitano on Supreme Court

    09/06/2013 1:26:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-6-2013 | Laura Koran and Bill Mears
    Vice President Joe Biden made it clear Friday how he feels about departing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. "I think Janet Napolitano should be on the Supreme Court of the United States," he said Friday morning at her going away ceremony. His statement was met with raucous applause by those attending, including current and former cabinet secretaries, law enforcement officials, and Attorney General Eric Holder. Napolitano announced in June she would leave her current position this month. She's now preparing to start her next gig as president of the University of California system.
  • Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural....

    08/27/2013 9:28:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 159 replies
    Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural Disaster By Mike Levine @mlevinereports Follow on Twitter Aug 27, 2013 10:39am Outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano delivers farewell remarks today at the National Press Club in Washington reflecting on four-plus years as a member of President Obama's cabinet. Credit: Mike Levine/ABC News The outgoing Homeland Security Secretary has a warning for her successor: A massive and “serious” cyber attack on the U.S. homeland is coming, and a natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its...
  • New ICE Boss: Defense Attorney for Murderers and Pedophiles, Zero Law Enforcement Experience

    08/14/2013 8:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Acting ICE Director John Sandweg was a political hack for Big Sis when she wasArizona Governor. Now she has hand-picked him to replace John Morton at ICE.- by John HillStand With ArizonaFormer ICE Director John Morton was the worst in history, undermining law enforcement against illegal aliens with his infamous "memos" that gutted the rule of law and provided administrative amnesty for at least 2 million illegal aliens. Morton resigned last week. But unfortunately, Obama's new appointee to replace him looks even worse. John Sandweg, 38, who was recently named acting director of ICE, is a former criminal defense attorney...
  • Judge tosses immigration agents’ suit against Napolitano

    07/31/2013 7:02:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge dismissed immigration agents’ lawsuit trying to overturn the administration’s non-deportation policies, arguing the court didn’t have jurisdiction because it was a personnel matter subject to collective bargaining. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and officers had argued that federal law requires them to arrest any illegal immigrants they encounter, disputing President Obama’s guidance that told them only to arrest those illegal immigrants who appear to have serious criminal records.
  • CA Students Greet Napolitano Warmly….with Heated Protests

    07/21/2013 8:42:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 7-20-2013 | Leslie Eastman
    We recently noted that University of California’s students were planning to protest the selection of former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as head of the system while she was meeting the governing Board of Regents in San Francisco. They did, and several protesters were arrested during the demonstration. Robby Soave of The Daily Caller News Foundation has the details: Students who support relaxing immigration laws — or are in the country illegally themselves — launched a failed petition calling on UC Regents to reject Napolitano, who authorized the deportation of over a million immigrants. They also protested Thursday afternoon at...
  • Krauthammer: Napolitano's Record 'Was the Underwear Didn't Explode'

    07/12/2013 5:48:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) - Political commentator Charles Krauthammer said the record of outgoing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was that "the underwear didn't explode." When discussing the announcement of Napolitano’s resignation on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News on Friday, political analyst for Fox News Juan Williams offered a defense for her tenure: “Can I just offer one contrary note, which is under her tenure we've had no attacks, we've been safe as Americans— "Fort Hood," Bret Baier interrupted. "We've had no attacks--I mean she has managed this, to me, very well,” Williams said. “They're now looking at...
  • Homeland Security Chief Napolitano to Resign

    07/12/2013 12:21:06 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/13 | FoxNews.com
    Janet Napolitano is resigning as head of the Homeland Security Department and seeking a post as president of the University of California, the long-time Obama confidant announced Friday. Officials told Fox News that Napolitano does not plan to leave her post until September. But she announced the move on Friday after it began to break in the media, revealing that she has been nominated to lead the California university system. "For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security," she said in a statement. "The opportunity...
  • Report: Napolitano to Resign

    07/12/2013 7:32:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 12,2013 | Daniel Halper
    Here's the statement from Napolitano: “For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career. We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public. The Department has improved the safety of travelers; implemented smart steps that make our immigration system more...
  • Napolitano resignation, filibuster change, and immigration connected?? Timing??

    07/12/2013 8:30:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Thoughts?
  • Janet Napolitano to resign Homeland Security post

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has led the embattled agency for the entirety of President Obama’s administration, said Friday she is resigning to run the University of California system. Ms. Napolitano, who had been governor of Arizona before being tapped to lead the agency, leaves with a trail of successes, but also has become a lightning rod in the immigration debate which is now raging on Capitol Hill. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/12/janet-napolitano-quits-homeland-security-post/#ixzz2YqRSTW7e Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano resigning

    07/12/2013 8:02:42 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 53 replies
    Boston.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | LICIA A. CALDWELL and EILEEN SULLIVAN / Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system.
  • Homeland Security chief set to resign: source

    07/12/2013 7:12:28 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 158 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 12, 2013
    <p>Janet Napolitano to resign as Homeland Security Secretary on Friday. Developing ...</p>
  • Senate Bill Grants Napolitano Waiver of Border Security Provisions

    06/24/2013 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    No wonder Janet Napolitano supports the latest evolution of the Gang-of-Eight's immigration reform legislation; it specifically gives her the unilateral authority to ignore the key border security provisions.Late last Friday, Napolitano issued the following statement of supportfor the border security amendment offered by Republican Senators John Hoeven (ND) and Bob Corker (TN):"The president has made clear that commonsense immigration reform legislation must include measures to strengthen border security, create a path to earned citizenship, crack down on employers that hire undocumented workers, and streamline our legal immigration system so everyone is playing by the same set of rules.  The border...
  • Border security proposal gives Napolitano new waivers

    06/23/2013 5:15:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Analysts looking through the new border security deal in the Senate say it includes waivers that would let Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refuse to build any new fencing or install the new technology the plan lays out in close detail. The senators who struck the deal late this week said they were trying to take the decision-making away from the Obama administration and ensure that new fencing and technology would be deployed, but the latest version gives Ms. Napolitano or her successors the ability to waive or ignore those requirements. ... A number of Republicans said they didn’t trust...
  • REPACKAGED AMNESTY BILL ALLOWS NAPOLITANO TO NIX BORDER FENCE

    06/22/2013 8:13:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | JUNE 22, 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Another loophole inserted into the new version of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill allows Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (or any of her successors) to nix the construction of a required border security fence if she does not find it to be an "appropriate" use of resources. The new version of the bill was introduced via a so-called “border surge” amendment from Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND), with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repackaging the whole bill into the amendment.
  • Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S.

    06/22/2013 1:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 22, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    One of the things I learned from Obamacare was that each section of the law could take many hours to understand because of cross-references to other sections and other laws. Amendments make the problem even greater. Put that problem into a 1000+ page bill, and it is almost impossible to uncover all the mischief — intentional and unintentional — buried in the language, something we are learning after the fact with Obamacare. The rush to pass the Gang of 8 1000+ page bill is another example. As if that weren’t bad enough to start, Sen. Bob Corker last night unveiled...
  • No Time for Background Checks, Napolitano Says

    06/22/2013 1:13:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 June 2013 | John Semmens
    While it took a “Freedom of Information Act” filing to learn that the Department of Homeland Security has ceased doing background checks on illegal aliens applying for “special status” under President Obama's “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Executive Order, Secretary Janet Napolitano says “it's no big deal.” “Truthfully speaking, there just isn't enough time for us to check the thousands of applications we have received,” Napolitano admitted. “With all the other stuff on our plate we had to figure out what to let slip through the cracks. It was our assessment that screening immigrants for criminal records was something we...
  • Janet Napolitano Denies Existence of ‘Orwellian State’

    06/15/2013 1:15:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Politicker ^ | June 14, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano weighed in on the NSA intelligence leaks on Friday, telling NY1 that fears over government surveillance were overblown. “I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case,” she told Errol Louis during an appearance on Road to City Hall. Despite civil liberties advocates’ fears that monitoring efforts have gone too far, “there are lots of protections built into the system,” Ms. Napolitano said, pointing to a privacy office embedded in her own department that is “constantly reviewing our policies and...
  • Judge Napolitano: NSA Leaker Andrew Snowden "An American Hero" (Video at URL

    06/10/2013 4:36:24 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 210 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/10/2013 | Ian Schwartz
    JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: I would describe this man as an American hero, as a person willing to risk life, limb and liberty in order to expose to the American people one of the most extraordinary violations of the American principles, value judgments and the Constitution itself in all of our history. A person so familiar with the intelligence community, as you just heard from the excerpts that you just played. He's aware of the personal danger to himself. He knows of the likelihood of prosecution. But he also understands that the government listening to half the country is not what...
  • Judge Napolitano on NSA Whistleblower: 'Gov't Took Freedom Under Cover of Darkness'

    06/10/2013 11:35:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    ... Bill Hemmer asked the judge what he thinks we need to understand about what Snowden is telling us. Judge Napolitano explained that the government has granted itself this sweeping authority without a national debate about how much privacy Americans are willing to sacrifice... He said the government wants Americans to sacrifice liberty in return for the promise of security... ...
  • Shielding the Enemy

    05/31/2013 4:49:46 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2013 | Janet Levy
    One year ago, in June 2012, the "National Security Five" -- five members of Congress led by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) -- called attention to U.S. government infiltration by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives. Based on disturbing information from court evidence and documents, correspondence, media reports, congressional briefings, and public statements, they found that individuals with questionable loyalty to the United States held high-level security clearances and worked in key national security positions. Tragically for the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens, these five earnest members of Congress, armed with ample evidence, were roundly criticized by both...
  • “Big Sis” for president? EMILY’s List, Washington Post promote Janet Napolitano in 2016

    05/21/2013 9:49:12 AM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Would the woman most closely associated with the TSA airport stripsearches make a good presidential candidate? The abortion lobbying group EMILY's List and The Washington Post think so. This month, EMILY's List launched an initiative entitled "Madam President" dedicated to electing the first female president. The group's president, Stephanie Schriock, said she was not placing all her bets on a Hilary Clinton candidacy. "If she chooses not to, our options are far from exhausted," she said. "We have a deep bench of women leaders committed to fighting for progressive change who are up...
  • Judge Napolitano: If Obama Knew IRS Targeting Conservatives During Election – “Impeachable Offense”

    05/20/2013 11:17:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-20-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Andrew Napolitano joined FM Newstalk 97.1 morning host Jamie Allman today to discuss the widening IRS targeting scandal. Judge Napolitano told Jamie that if Obama knew his IRS was targeting conservatives during the 2012 election, and did nothing, it is an impeachable offense. "Now it has become a question of integrity. What did he know and when did he know it? Because if he knew during his campaign that the IRS was targeting his opponents and he did nothing to stop. In other words, he let the IRS do this stuff in order to help him defeat Mitt Romney,...
  • DHS Keeps Boston Bombers’ Immigration Records Secret

    05/16/2013 10:23:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 16, 2013
    Surprise, surprise the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rejected the media’s requests for the immigration records of the Boston Marathon bombers, likely because they contain information that could further embarrass the government. After all, the feds ignored critical warnings from Russia about the older Chechen terrorist (Tamerlan Tsarnaev) and the FBI even kept the information from Boston Police, which could have kept a closer eye on him. Additionally, Judicial Watch reported days after the bombings that Tamerlan, 26, and not a U.S. citizen could have been deported years ago after a criminal arrest. Adding insult to injury, the other...
  • 5 myths about amnesty for illegal immigrants in Senate bill

    05/14/2013 1:11:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jon Feere,
    1. They must pay back taxes Jon Feere is the legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies. Despite claims from amnesty advocates, the bill does not contain a requirement that illegal immigrants pay back taxes for the many years they have been working off the books. The only requirement in the bill is that illegal immigrants must iron out any existing problems they may have with the IRS. If the IRS has ever audited the illegal immigrant and requested payment of unpaid taxes, they would be required to pay them before receiving amnesty. The reality is that the...
  • ICE Agent Suing Obama: 'Mr. President, You've Overstepped Your Boundaries'

    05/07/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-07-2013 | John Hill
    ICE Agent Crane to Obama: "Mr. President, you've overstepped your boundaries. It's your job to enforce the law, it's Congress' job to enact the law."- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane’s lawsuit could derail Obama’s four-year...
  • Docs Show Napolitano Thanked Missouri Governor For Breaking State Law

    05/01/2013 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Mama25 · 34 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/ ^ | 05/01/2013 | Dana Loesch
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon repeatedly denied knowing anything about Missouri illegally sharing its citizens private CCW information with the federal government, even after his own head of Missouri Highway Patrol contradicted him in a public hearing. Now we’ve learned that Nixon not only knew about the violation of Missouri law, but he was thanked in a letter by Janet Napolitano: DHS- Letter to Nixon- REAL ID Compliance — ongoing MO CCW Scandal (image of letter is available at site) Missouri law — signed into effect by Gov. Nixon himself — prohibits full compliance with the Real ID Act. This includes...
  • DHS Explains Huge AMMO Needs

    04/30/2013 10:04:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    Congressional inquiry into the Department of Homeland Security’s huge ammunition acquisitions spurred agency officials to try to explain what is going on. At current inventory levels, DHS has four to five times as many bullets for its officers as the US Army has for our troops. DHS training officer Humberto Medina pointed out that “the Army faces known enemies in numbers far smaller than we have to consider. I mean, Afghanistan’s population is tiny compared to that of the United States. And the Army can supplement with aerial and artillery bombardment. We don’t have that capacity at this time.” Medina...
  • Boston Bombing May Lead to Crackdown on Public Use of Cameras

    04/29/2013 11:10:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    One of the lessons the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking away from the Boston Marathon bombing is the “potential for phone cameras and video recorders being used to plan these kinds of attacks.” Secretary Janet Napolitano says DHS is “looking into the inherent threat posed by unauthorized use of these devices, especially in heavily trafficked public places. Law enforcement personnel at every level need to be on alert for people deploying these devices.” Napolitano professed to be “especially concerned that government officers in the midst of carrying out the directives of higher authorities might be intimidated by fears...