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  • Will John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton on January 20th? He can.

    01/17/2017 9:36:46 PM PST · by Pilsner · 84 replies
    January 17, 2017 | Pilsner
    How could John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton? After all, it is the President of the United States, not the Secretary of State, who is empowered by the Constitution “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Art. II, Section 2, United States Constitution. Secretary of State John Kerry will not be President of the United States on Friday, so how could he pardon Hillary Clinton? The incumbent President’s term expires, and Donald Trump’s Presidency begins, at noon, on January 20th. XXth Amendment, Section 1, United States Constitution. But Donald Trump will not...
  • No, the Constitution Does Not Bar ‘Religious Tests’ in Immigration Law

    07/31/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a “religious test” in the vetting of immigrants. Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism. It is also dead wrong. The clause said to be the source of this drivel is found in Article VI. As you’ll no doubt be shocked to learn, it has utterly nothing to do with immigration. The clause states, “no religious Test shall ever be...
  • Obama: I'm Still Not Enforcing Immigration Law, No Matter What The Court Says

    07/01/2016 7:08:18 AM PDT · by LucyT · 90 replies
    FoxNation ^ | June 23, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Speaking shortly after the Supreme Court’s immigration decision, President Obama made it “very clear” that deporting illegal immigrants is not a priority of his administration. ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling .......................................................................................
  • It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign

    11/15/2015 11:24:38 AM PST · by betty boop · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 15, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>In any time and place, war is fiendishly simple. It is the ultimate zero-sum contest -- you win or you lose.</p> <p>That eternal truth is so obvious that it should not need to be said. Yet even after the horrific slaughter in Paris, there remains a distressing doubt about whether America's commander in chief gets it.</p>
  • How do we start serving right after an election ?

    12/16/2014 10:41:20 AM PST · by knarf · 42 replies
    self, with help from commentator influence | December 16, 2014 | knarf
    Listening to the radio yesterday, it was stated that the United States is the only nation whose newly elected officials do not start serving immediately after an election, but waits almost three months.
  • New Air Force Oath of Office: So Help Me, Me

    09/18/2014 4:55:48 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 11 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/18/14 | Steve Berman
      So help me, me. In a victory for the tombstone-dancing Military Religious Freedom Foundation (whose name implies the opposite of what they actually believe), the Air Force reversed its 2013 legal opinion requiring recruits to recite the entire Oath of Office when enlisting or receiving a commission in the U.S. Air Force.  By entire oath I mean including the part where “So help me God” is said at the end. The issue was originally raised back in 2013 when the MRFF found that the Air Force was enforcing the Federal laws requiring the entire oath as written.  I never...
  • Is A Digital Bible Less Holy? U.S. Officials Increasingly Sworn In On Tablets

    07/14/2014 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 14, 2014 | Hillary Vaughn
    It was called the wave of the future—the recently tapped U.S. ambassador to Switzerland was sworn in last month with her hand not on a paper Bible, but on top of a Kindle. Techies called it revolutionary and applauded Suzi Levine for making history. But she wasn’t the only one who went high-tech when she took the oath of office. A county executive from Long Island, N.Y., used the Bible app on an iPad to be sworn in last year and a few months ago a group of firefighters from New Jersey huddled around a Kindle Bible when they took...
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...
  • State Dept Restricting Employees From Speaking To Congress Over Benghazi

    04/30/2013 3:35:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 4/30/2013
    Acting Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell defended the State Department restricting access to Congress from lower-level staffers directly involved with the Benghazi investigation. Ventrell said that it was "appropriate" for the FBI and the Accountability Review Board to interview the Department employees but that Congress should only have access to their superiors. "Just as you wouldn’t have necessarily a soldier or troops called as witnesses, you have their superior officers, that’s the same practice for the State Department," Ventrell argued. Ventrell went on to say, "I think that these folks want to be able to continue their professional duties and activities,"...
  • State Dept, CIA threatening whistleblowers their careers are over if they come forward on Benghazi

    04/29/2013 8:38:46 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 71 replies
    The Right scoop ^ | 04-29-2013
    James Rosen on Special Report tonight said that the State Dept. is not providing ‘a process’ for lawyers, being retained by whistleblowers, to get classified information on Benghazi, as we reported earlier today. But not only are they interfering with the legal representation, Victoria Toensing, one of the attorneys representing the whistleblowers, says that they have clients in both the State Dept. and CIA who are being threatened that if they come forward their careers will be over.
  • Obama: Senators decided protecting kids 'wasn't worth it'

    04/18/2013 4:00:55 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 116 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON --A visibly infuriated President Barack Obama surrounded himself with tear-stained parents of Connecticut school shooting victims Wednesday after the Senate voted down a measure designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and declared it a "pretty shameful day for Washington." He said a minority of senators decided "it wasn't worth it" to protect the nation's children. The Senate, which is controlled by the president's own party, handed him a stinging first defeat for his second term by voting down a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for gun buyers.
  • Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill

    04/07/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT · by opentalk · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2013 | Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday expressed opposition to possible GOP efforts to filibuster a Senate gun-control measure, saying he did not “understand” the move to block debate. “I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.” “What are we afraid of? Why would we not want… if this issue is as important as all of us think it is, why not take it to one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies… A number of GOP...
  • Brennan Takes Oath on Draft Constitution— Without Bill of Rights

    03/08/2013 4:47:17 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 08, 2013 | Olivier Knox
    Oh, dear. This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted. Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press, perhaps befitting his status as America's top spy—the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony. “There's one piece of this that I wanted to note for you,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at their daily briefing. “Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington's personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787.” Earnest said...
  • Pelosi: More Gun Control Needed Because ‘We Took an Oath to Protect and Defend’ (WRONG)

    01/16/2013 3:21:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 16, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said action must be taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because members of Congress took an oath to “protect and defend,” although the actual oath says to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States ….” Pelosi held a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on "Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” where she endorsed the gun control proposals President Barack Obama unveiled today. “Earlier this month, shortly after Newtown, all members of Congress took an oath to protect and defend the...
  • Freshman lawmaker threatens impeachment over gun rights

    01/14/2013 12:32:28 PM PST · by Ron H. · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Republican Rep. Steve Stockman (Texas) on Monday said he would "seek to thwart" executive action by President Obama in regard to gun laws by any means necessary, even if it means "filing articles of impeachment." ....... Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/277021-gop-rep-threatens-obama-with-impeachment-over-gun-action#ixzz2Hz2ZtaWO
  • Obama to use 2 Bibles when he takes oath of office

    01/10/2013 1:29:47 PM PST · by dubyajam · 103 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    President Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two -- one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Prediction for 2013: Obama Will Lie Under Oath

    01/03/2013 3:34:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 3, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Chief Justice John Roberts administers the presidential oath to Barack Obama a second time on Jan. 21, 2009. (White House photo/Pete Souza) Looking back over the last four years, it is now obvious that the greatest symbolic moment of President Barack Obama's first term was the very first moment. That is when Obama placed his left hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible, raised his right hand, and followed the lead of Chief Justice John Roberts in attempting to recite the oath that all American presidents must take, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Obama...
  • Americans may soon be permitted to RENT guns but not own them

    12/31/2012 8:49:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 99 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/31/12 | Doug Book
    The widely anticipated senate bill soon to be introduced by gun-banner extraordinaire Diane Feinstein will do far more than eliminate “assault weapons” (AW’s) and “high capacity” magazines. According to a summary on the senator’s website, concealed carry license holder Feinstein–who proposed an outright ban on all handguns while packing her own for self-defense—will demand that owners of guns affected by her legislation: pay a $200 fee for EACH banned weapon owned; submit pictures, fingerprints and register AW’s with the ATF; have local law enforcement attest to the owner’s identity and specify the address at which each weapon will be kept....
  • Congressman: Rick Perry Has 'Blood On His Hands' For Supporting Second Amendment

    12/21/2012 8:26:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/21/12
    Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said Governor Rick Perry “had blood on his hands” for supporting the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
  • Barack Obama's Oath of Office

    01/20/2009 10:29:04 AM PST · by antonia · 68 replies · 5,301+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | Obama
    Barack trips on the words of his Oath.