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  • Bill Cosby says those who oppose Obama are racist (Flashback)

    Comedy and television icon Bill Cosby slammed Republicans who failed to stand for President Obama’s State of the Union speech, likening them to racists who opposed desegregation. “I think we have people sitting there,” he said, referring to the president’s SOTU speech, during a CNN television interview reported by Mediaite, “who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” His comments came in context of a discussion about racism and the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across Selma, Ala., Mediate reported. Rep. Connie Mack said “it’s just hard to believe,” and “it’s unbelievable,” in reference to...
  • Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

    11/22/2014 12:47:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/22/2014 22:17 | MICHAEL WILNER
    WASHINGTON -- Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But sharing details of the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.
  • Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

    11/22/2014 11:57:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Curt Levey
    As justification for the President's controversial executive order, his administration cites the Constitution's Take Care Clause. The problem for Obama is that this constitutional provision, instructing the President to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed," gives him discretion about how to enforce the law, not discretion about whether to enforce the law. President Obama admitted as much earlier this year in an interview with Univision, explaining that "the reason that these deportations are taking place is, Congress said, ‘You have to enforce these laws.’ … And I cannot ignore those laws any more than I could ignore, you...
  • Is This The Real Reason Obama Announced the Order in Vegas?

    11/22/2014 10:39:33 AM PST · by Hoodat · 14 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 22 Nov 2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama today is playing golf at the Shadow Creek golf club in North Las Vegas, reputed to be the nicest golf course in Vegas. It’s 55 degrees and mostly sunny. At 44 degrees, it’s a little too cold today in the Washington area for a comfortable round. This is the 47th time he’s played this year and the 204th outing of his presidency.
  • North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/22/2014 10:36:20 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 51 replies
    The Daily Currant ^ | 11/17/2014 | Unknown
    The state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will be especially rich in toxic waste from the local petroleum and medical industries. “We wanted to do something to honor the president,” says...
  • Obama's political legacy fading fast

    11/22/2014 10:33:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/22/14 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — The Obama legacy wasn't supposed to unfold this way. Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama presidency. And he was building a new Democratic coalition for a new age, with greater turnout from young and minority voters. Today, those ambitions are in tatters. Obama's once-vaunted team wound up doing little more than electing him twice. Without Obama on the ticket, Republicans not only soared in 2010 congressional elections, but scored victories broad and...
  • MOTUS’ Special Twilight Nocturne Lounge Event: Benefit Concert for Gerard

    11/22/2014 10:26:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-22-2014 | MOTUS
    Welcome to  a special edition of my wildly popular, Twilight Nocturne Lounge. Tonight we are holding a Special Benefit Concert in honor of and to raise money for Gerard Van der Leun, publisher of American Digest,  Literary Genius, “Blog Royalty,” and very special friend of Team-MOTUS and Team-Dewey. I was even able to  get Lady M to lend a hand!  She’s always pretty cooperative when we play hide and seek with the Cheetos.After the photo-op, she cleared out her entire East closet to give me room to hold this event (plus I think she’s planning on getting an entirely new...
  • Obama has effectively "legalized" all 20 million ++ illegals

    11/22/2014 10:05:22 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 65 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/22/2014 | Dick Bachert
    Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu appeared on O'Reilly the other evening. I don't watch O'Reilly very often as I feel he goes a bit overboard with the "Fair and Balanced" thing. But I'm glad I watched that show. Sheriff Babeu made a comment that might have been lost on the casual observer but brought what's left of my alleged brain to its feet. According to the Sheriff, Obama's immigration executive power grab will cover illegals who have been here for 5 years or more. Sheriff Babeu, Joe Arpio in Maricopa County and many other law enforcement officials out there...
  • Obama Grubered us Great on Immigration

    11/22/2014 9:49:22 AM PST · by DanMiller · 11 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...
  • President Cites “Higher Authority” for Immigration Executive Order [satire]

    11/22/2014 8:11:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    In the face of nearly two dozen videos of him saying he lacked legal authority to unilaterally enact immigration reform, President Obama went ahead and did so, citing a “higher authority.” “As President of the United States, I felt myself hemmed in by the limitations placed on the office by the US Constitution,” Obama admitted. “As a human being, though, I could not bear the continuing injustice inflicted on the people who have entered this country illegally.” “My dilemma was how to reconcile the guidelines of an aging framework for a nation's government and the call of my conscience,” Obama...
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • Monitoring Two Dangerous Squirrels, One For Possible Ebola Virus

    11/22/2014 6:07:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-22-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s a good thing we had the non-amnesty announcement this week to keep us Occupied. BO, jogging back to the WH on his way to his Vegas Victory Lap, supposedly for his Black Berry; actually to get his smokes. From The Grapevine: After boarding Marine One, the president suddenly hopped back off-- and headed back inside the White House. He eventually emerged and asked reporters--"Do you guys ever forget something?"And said-- he forgot his BlackBerry.But-- eagle-eyed journalists noticed-- he was actually wearing a BlackBerry in a holster—when he got off the helicopter.Whether the president actually carries two BlackBerries-- or if...
  • Vanity: I need to know Obama's verses

    11/22/2014 5:49:23 AM PST · by native texan · 47 replies
    Obama''s National Speech on Immigration
    I have been trying to find the verse(s) that Obama quoted in his speech: OBAMA: Or are we a nation that finds a way to welcome her in? Scripture tells us, we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once, too. What book and verse does this say it?
  • Jonathan Gruber flap on Obamacare reopens not-so-old wounds

    11/22/2014 5:49:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 nov 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to have boasted that Obamacare was designed to exploit the "stupidity" of American voters and elude honest accounting by hiding both its cost and the taxes necessary to pay for it. When asked about this in Brisbane, Australia, the president rolled his eyes at the controversy. "I just heard about this," President Barack Obama said. "… The fact that some adviser who never...
  • Free Republic's National Day of Reckoning Rally : Planning Discussion : 2014-11-22

    11/22/2014 5:18:50 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 36 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-11-22 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Free Republic's Jim Robinson called for a "National Day of Reckoning" anti-illegal amnesty this past Thursday (2014-11-20). You may reference that post (and it's 200+ replies) at this internet link: National Day of Reckoning ================================================ "Today" is the time to START preparations. It's known that DemocraticUnderground (DU)and other such folks visit and troll Free Republic. Accordingly, I propose that we use (for the time being) a more secure communications link (personal e-mail) to plan our actions. I plan to set-up a internet website link as a communication portal for those interested. The link will be shared with those we...
  • OBAMA CALLS LINDSEY GRAHAM'S 'IMPEACHMENT' BLUFF ON GITMO

    11/21/2014 10:08:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    On June 4, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned that President Barack Obama could face "impeachment" if he continued to release terror detainees from the military prison facility at Guantánamo Bay without Congress's explicit approval. On Thursday, however--the same day that the president announced his unilateral executive amnesty--Obama released five more terror detainees from Guantánamo, including four Al Qaeda fighters. At the time, Graham told The Hill: “It’s going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash....There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.” The context...
  • READ COPY OF SHERIFF ARPAIO'S LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA AMNESTY

    11/21/2014 7:49:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Scribnd.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    N THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Mr. JOE ARPAIO, Elected SHERIFF of Maricopa County, State of Arizona 550 West Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 Plaintiff, v. The Honorable BARACK OBAMA, individually and in his professional capacity as President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 and The Honorable JEH JOHNSON, individually and in his professional capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 12th & C Street SW Washington, D.C. 20024 and The Honorable LEON RODRIQUEZ, individually and in his professional capacity as Director of U.S. Citizenship and...
  • The Part of Obama's Immigration Speech that Media is Ignoring... And it's Dangerous

    11/21/2014 8:25:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | November 21, 2014 | Eric Odom
    Obama's Executive Immigration Order was a brilliant move on his part. Politically, that is. Obama needed to cater to the radical anti-border crowd, but he also needed to limit the legal challenges that would have mounted from all directions with a blanket amnesty. So what did he do? Nothing. No seriously, Obama didn't really do much of anything on the action front. He basically proclaimed that our government (his government these days) will no longer deport illegal immigrants. Obama made it sound like he was doing a lot. He made it sound like he was giving the radical amnesty groups...
  • Cartoons on Obama Amnesty / Immigration Policy (links only)

    11/21/2014 8:43:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November, 2014 | Various
    Links only because of copyright: A. F. Branco (1)A. F. Branco (2) Steve Breen Bob Gorrell (1) Bob Gorrell (2) Michael Ramirez (1) Michael Ramirez (2) Michael Ramirez (3) Gary Varvel (1) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (2) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (3) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (4) (click image to enlarge) Both Breen and Ramirez are two-time Pulitzer Prize winners.
  • US President Barack Obama should look at his own environmental record before lecturing Australia

    11/21/2014 8:08:30 PM PST · by Aussiebabe · 3 replies
    Courier Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 22 November 2014 | Des Houghton
    BARACK Obama won an Olympic gold medal for schmoozing in Brisbane last weekend. Along the way, the US president exposed the opponents of coal seam gas in Queensland as utter hypocrites. With China, the US is of course the worst polluter on the planet. Yet the shale boom sweeping across America is unlocking oceans of underground gas, a cleaner energy gradually replacing coal in US power stations. Obama knows gas is good. Gas drives his emissions reduction pact with China. However, the Greenies who swooned over Obama for his environmental crusade are the same snarling, left-of-centre bigots backing sinister groups...
  • Kasich’s immigration views ‘evolved’ [He sucks to high Heaven]

    11/21/2014 8:03:44 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 11-21-14 | Darrel Rowland
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — A little more than four years ago, John Kasich told The Dispatch, “One thing that I don’t want to reward is illegal immigration.” He called for a comprehensive federal immigration law protecting America’s borders. And he reiterated his longtime support for amending the U.S. Constitution to end birthright citizenship for children born here to illegal immigrants. But now, as his fellow Republican governors loudly voice many of the same sentiments, Kasich is urging them to ratchet down the rhetoric and try to work with President Barack Obama to solve one of the nation’s longstanding vexing problems....
  • Weird Speech Makes Obama Odd Man Out

    11/21/2014 7:54:30 PM PST · by Aussiebabe · 30 replies
    The Australian ^ | 22 November 2014 | Greg Sheridan
    THE United States embassy in Canberra advised President Barack Obama not to make the provocative, anti-Abbott speech on climate change which he made at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. That the President acted against the advice of his own embassy reveals a deeply divided and in part dysfunctional Obama administration, unable to reconcile its foreign policy objectives and its domestic imperatives. The speech was not only damaging for Tony Abbott, as it will be used by all his opponents on climate change up until the next election, it was a disaster for US foreign policy, because the gratuitous climate...
  • Why Barack Obama should go to Ferguson

    11/21/2014 7:21:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 21, 2014 | Vincent Bzdek
    In an unnerving intelligence bulletin issued this week, the FBI warned that the expected news this weekend that Officer Darren Wilson won't be indicted in the death of black teenager Michael Brown could set off violence across the country. A source told one of our reporters that some law enforcement officials fear that the reaction could be as bad as the deadly Watts riots of the 1960s. "The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,” the FBI warned. “This also poses a...
  • Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    11/21/2014 3:19:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees Our country has long been a beacon of hope and opportunity for people from around the world. Nearly 40 million foreign-born residents nationwide contribute to their communities every day, including 3 million refugees who have resettled here since 1975. These new Americans significantly improve our economy. They make up 13 percent of the population, but are over 16 percent of the labor force and start 28 percent of all new businesses. Moreover, immigrants or their children have founded more than 40...
  • Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally ["This Is About Who We Are"]

    11/21/2014 5:20:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD
    Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Nov 21, 2014 By MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD PHOTO: President Barack Obama speaks about immigration Nov. 21, 2014, at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Pitching his immigration plan directly to the American people, President Obama told a rowdy crowd today that what he’s offering is a "common sense" first step to fixing a "broken system." "Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time, and everybody knows it," Obama said. "It's not amnesty," Obama said of his plan to shield up to 5...
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obama’s speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obama’s amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms

    11/21/2014 5:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Rappler / Agence France-Presse ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jim Watson
    LAS VEGAS, USA – US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, November 21 pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents. "I have come back to Del Sol to tell you, I'm not giving up. I will never give up," Obama insisted at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where he launched his immigration reform efforts two years ago. "We're going to keep on working with members of Congress to make permanent reform a reality," he added. "But until that day comes, there are actions...
  • Many Amnestied Immigrants Could End Up Receiving Government Checks

    11/21/2014 5:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 21, 2014 | Caroline May
    President Barack Obama and his surrogates argue that the president’s executive actions will hold illegal immigrants accountable and force them to pay their “fair share of taxes.” However there is a big question as to whether these illegal immigrants will be a net gain or loss to the Treasury. Thursday night, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration, including providing legal status to nearly five million illegal immigrants. While part of Obama’s argument for legalizing millions of immigration law breakers is that they will now have to pay taxes, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney, Avik Roy at Forbes,...
  • NPR, PBS Finally Touch (Dismissively) On 'Pretty Obscure' Jonathan Gruber

    11/21/2014 5:31:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    How many days in and they are only mentioning his name?
  • How the Obama immigration policy will affect black unemployment

    11/21/2014 4:40:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 20, 2014 | Calvin D. King
    I get a lot of flack from people regarding my lack of regard for El Presidente Obama. Some of it is good natured ribbing. Some of it is downright nasty. I actually hate that I couldn't be a part of the euphoria that was the First Blackish President. I have no allegiance to White America, Black America or any other hyphenated class or socioeconomic status. I am conservative minded but I am no Republican. I just know enough history, enough policy, and enough reality to not be pulled into the fold. So now we are faced with immigration. Those on...
  • Losing Streak: WH Admits Improperly Inflating Obamacare Enrollment Figures

    11/21/2014 2:55:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Last spring, Obamacare supporters were ebullient when the Obama administration announced a milestone "victory:" Despite a truly disastrous roll-out, they'd enrolled eight million Americans in the program. The Obamacare debate, the president said, was officially over. We expressed skepticism over the White House's stats almost immediately, noting that the official numbers didn't account for duplicates, non-paying "customers," and consumer attrition -- not to mention the high percentage of "new" enrollees who previously had insurance, but were forced to use Obamacare's exchanges to obtain plans after their existing arrangements were cancelled under the new law.  The last two weeks have witnessed two more blows for the "it's...
  • DHS: Visitors from three Ebola-stricken West African countries can stay in US for 18 months

    11/21/2014 4:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    The Obama administration says people in the United States whose home countries are ravaged by Ebola can stay in America. The decision by the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary status to about 8,000 people currently living in the U.S. The move, first reported by Reuters, was designed to protect people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from being deported back to areas experiencing disaster conditions. The temporary stay currently has an 18-month ceiling on it. However, after that time, DHS will assess whether the protection should be extended. In order to receive protected status, residents from the three...
  • 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.
  • Gov't Websites Still State "It is Against Federal Law to Hire Illegal Aliens" Despite Obama Decree

    11/21/2014 4:06:57 PM PST · by rightistight · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/21/14 | Aurelius
    Despite the fact that President Obama, through an executive order, is now allowing several million illegal aliens to apply for work permits, the IRS's official website still states that it is "against federal law to hire illegal aliens." In an article called, "Hiring People Who Live in the U.S. But Are Not U.S. Citizens," the IRS definitively states that undocumented workers are unequivocally not allowed to work. Not only does this show that the government needs to update their websites, but that the President has changed laws unilaterally, something that the Executive Branch is not allowed to do. The article...
  • Obama Puts The Republic Out Of Its Misery

    11/21/2014 4:03:18 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21 2014 | David Harsanyi
    All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress – unless the President says otherwise. “This is how democracy works,” Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one-man executive overreach on immigration. If you enjoy straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you. Obama acknowledges his overreach openly every time he argues that he intends to do the job of an obstinate Republican congress. In his speech, Obama scolded those who question whether he has the authority to change the legal status of...
  • President's Usurpation of Legislative Authority Hailed by Democrats [satire]

    11/21/2014 3:20:48 PM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama's decision to enact immigration reform legislation that Congress has refused to enact inspired some lavish praise from fellow Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) called it "a courageous first step. President Obama's determination to take a politically unpopular position so soon after voters elected a Republican dominated Congress stakes out new ground in the battle for control over the government and policy." "It's important that we build upon the President's innovation and transform our nation from the archaic plan of trying to extract policy from a fragmented legislative body, where no one has a mandate for governing,...
  • Obama Interrupted By Hecklers During Amnesty Speech In Las Vegas

    11/21/2014 2:32:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Charles Spiering
    President Obama was interrupted by hecklers during his speech in Las Vegas on Friday, as he tried to explain why he chose to act on his own to offer amnesty to illegal immigrants.
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • Obama Launches Immigration Message From Las Vegas

    11/21/2014 1:36:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 21, 2014 | By MIRIAM JORDAN
    * Obama : If House GOP Had Allowed a Vote on Immigration, It Would ‘Be Law RIght Now’ *Obama: ‘I’m Not Giving Up’ on Comprehensive Overhaul With Congress *Obama: Immigration Reform Not Just a Latino Issue, It’s an American Issue *Obama: Executive Action on Immigration Is a ‘Common-Sense, Middle- Ground Approach’ *Obama: Congress Shouldn’t Shut Down the Government Again Over Immigration Order (More to update.) LAS VEGAS—Kicking off a campaign to sell his new immigration plan to the American public, President Barack Obama chose Las Vegas to sign his executive action offering work permits and a reprieve from deportation to...
  • Is God The Problem With American Politics?

    11/21/2014 12:30:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Vale
    Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force for change."You’re the anti-Christ, you will be destroyed,” screamed an incensed heckler during a speech by Barack Obama in June this year. It was not the first time Obama had heard this very pointed line, nor was he the first President to hear it. Anti-Obama rallies are often decorated with signs or t-shirts carrying overtly religious messages, whether it’s likening him to the Devil, demanding that Christian prayers be returned to schools or suggesting that America has a...
  • Emails show Obama admin targeted reporter over her coverage of 'Operation Fast and Furious'

    11/21/2014 11:44:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    The Department of Justice's top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency's ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show. The emails, between the DOJ's then-communications chief Tracy Schmaler and White House press flack Eric Schultz, are a rare look inside the Obama administration's press control machine. They were released Thursday while the nation was preoccupied with President Barack Obama's immigration policy announcement, as the result of a long-languishing Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit filed by the center-right watchdog group Judicial Watch. In one message, Schmaler told Schultz that CBS...
  • Fast and Furious: White House, DOJ targeted Sharyl Attkisson (and Rep. Issa)

    11/20/2014 3:02:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2014 | John Hayward
    Judicial Watch is looking to crowdsource the huge pile of documents finally delivered by the Obama Administration in response to their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Operation Fast and Furious. (In the unlikely event the mainstream media decides not to embargo this story, I don’t want to catch any of you claiming that it was a FOIA request. The request got ignored by the Most Transparent Administration In History, so they had to file a lawsuit. The document production is occurring under the stern gaze of a federal judge.) Here’s a little taste of what has already been discovered,...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Critics of handling of Fast & Furious gun walking scandal can 'kiss..

    11/10/2014 9:40:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | David Martosko
    Attorney general said prosecutors critical of the department's handling of the gun-walking scandal could 'kiss my ass' Fast and Furious was a botched effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to track firearms across the Southwest border House Republicans have long promoted the idea that Holder knew that federal agents had engaged in a risky tactic known as 'gun-walking' The Justice Department's inspector general found no evidence that Holder was aware of the tacticNewly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department's handling of the fallout of...
  • Bombshell: Email Proves that White House, DOJ Targeted Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

    11/21/2014 10:08:12 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/21 | Bryan Preston
    One of the documents provides smoking gun proof that the Obama White House and the Eric Holder Justice Department colluded to get CBS News to block reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Attkisson was one of the few mainstream media reporters who paid any attention to the deadly gun-running scandal. In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson. Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really...
  • Libertarians and Obama's Immigration Plan

    11/21/2014 12:12:32 PM PST · by johnatures · 40 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/21/14 | John A. Tures
    It's becoming clear to political observers that libertarians are emerging as a key swing vote, if not an official party. Republicans may have won a number of close races by appealing to these libertarians, so their views on policy cannot be ignored. Figuring out those libertarian views on immigration are therefore very important in the wake of President Barack Obama's primetime speech announcing his executive order on immigration.
  • Should Republicans Embrace the Obama Non-Enforcement Doctrine?

    11/21/2014 11:57:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 21, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    The Obama Non-Enforcement Doctrine holds that a president is not required to implement or enforce laws passed by Congress with which he disagrees. Obama’s use of the doctrine sets an interesting precedent for the next chief executive, who likely will be a Republican. For example, a Republican could adopt the Obama Non-Enforcement Doctrine with regard to corporate income taxes by directing the IRS to cease all efforts to enforce those portions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to income taxes payable by corporations. This would be great public policy. My law school tax professor once remarked that there is no...
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Fourth Week in Office

    11/21/2014 11:56:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 11/21/14 | Nachum
    NachumlistObama's Three Hundred and Fourth Week in Office11/20/2014Obama AmnestyObama: U.S. Taxpayers Must Pay For Illegals’ Children'We're Not Going To Deport You': Obama Announces Amnesty For Millions Of 'Anchor Baby' Parents….Livid GOP Governors threaten legal action over Obama’s immigration executive orderAppropriations panel: Defunding immigration order ´impossible´Obama Doesn't Bother to Solicit English-Speaking Networks for CoverageICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through TexasCoincidence? Obama to Announce Executive Amnesty on National Revolution Day in MexicoSpeaker Boehner: Obama Said He’s Not a King or Emperor ‘But He’s Sure Acting like One’Ted Cruz Cites Cicero: 'How Long Is That Madness Of...
  • Did Rush caller just show Obama immigration plan's fatal flaw?

    11/21/2014 11:51:06 AM PST · by Helotes · 82 replies
    11/21/14 | Helotes
    A caller to the Rush Limbaugh show just pointed out the fatal flaw in the Obama immigration plan: Any illegal alien who signs up for a work permit, pays their fines/taxes, etc will automatically become a part of a data base that could be used to find them when the regime changes as it assuredly will someday. Since Obama's Executive Order does not carry the force of law and is not permanent, this list could then be used to find the illegal immigrants and depost them. Therefore no one will sign up for Obamas' work permit program.
  • TOP REPUBLICANS: WE MUST STOP OBAMA'S AMNESTY, AND WE WILL

    11/21/2014 11:43:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several top Republicans have issued statements in response to Obama’s executive amnesty order announcement promising to stop him. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the outgoing chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said, “we cannot let this stand.” “The President’s unilateral actions on immigration are a violation of his responsibilities and the trust the American people have placed in him,” Issa said. “President Obama is playing a dangerous political game with lives and deepening the mistrust that the American people and Congress have in his ability to faithfully execute the law. The President is not respecting our system...
  • GOP bill would defund Obama's immigration order

    11/21/2014 11:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration. Their bill, titled The Separation of Powers Act, would block the use of funds for deferring deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally or providing work permits. Poe said the legislation would reinforce the constitutional principle of checks and balances. "This legislation will allow Congress to exercise its 'check' on an out-of-control White House that treats the Constitution as a mere suggestion, not the law of the land," Poe said. Black said the measure could be one...