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  • GAB chairman: ‘I wasn’t offended’ by John Doe raids (WI)

    10/08/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-8-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Gerald Nichol says he has had no problem with the way the state Government Accountability Board has operated over its eight years in existence. And Nichol, chairman of the troubled political speech regulator, said he’s good with GAB’s involvement in predawn, paramilitary-style raids on the homes and offices of conservative targets in the unconstitutional John Doe investigation. Those October 2013 raids included armed officers serving a warrant on a 16-year-old boy who was home alone. Though the teen’s father was the target of the political probe, the boy was told he couldn’t call his parents, or even...
  • Lawmakers: Relinquishing Oversight of Internet Naming Service may be Unconstitutional

    09/29/2015 6:20:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives ^ | Sep 28 2015 | Kathryn Rexrode or Jessica Collins
    Lawmakers: Relinquishing Oversight of Internet Naming Service may be Unconstitutional FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2015 CONTACT: Kathryn Rexrode or Jessica Collins, (202) 225-3951 Washington, D.C. – A bicameral group of lawmakers is questioning the constitutionality of the Department of Commerce’s plans to transition critical Internet infrastructure systems away from U.S. government stewardship and oversight. In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked whether the plan would result in the transfer of government property, which...
  • Lawmakers: U.S. plan for Internet may be unconstitutional

    09/29/2015 6:02:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    President Obama's plan to "internationalize" the Internet may be unconstitutional, key members of Congress are claiming. The group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last week, saying the plan to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to a global, multi-stakeholder body raised questions about the administration's "authority to transfer possession and control of critical components of the Internet's infrastructure to a third party." The letter was signed by the chairmen of both congressional judiciary committees, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va; presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif....
  • U.S. plan for Internet may be unconstitutional

    09/28/2015 5:19:33 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    President Obama's plan to "internationalize" the Internet may be unconstitutional, key members of Congress are claiming. The group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last week, saying the plan to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to a global, multi-stakeholder body raised questions about the administration's "authority to transfer possession and control of critical components of the Internet's infrastructure to a third party."
  • Marco Rubio on the gay marriage ruling: We live in a republic and must abide by the law

    06/26/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At any other time, this statement would be wholly unremarkable. In the thick of a GOP presidential primary, though? Right after the the hottest hot-button social issue of ‘em all has gone nuclear? When Mike Huckabee’s vowing some sort of second American revolution in defiance of the Court’s ruling? Kinda newsy. “I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right...
  • Pennsylvania Teachers Get Tax-Paid Training in Bowing to Allah

    06/11/2015 10:41:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/11/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Fifty or so teachers and administrators with the Lebanon School District in Pennsylvania, including the superintendent, were just given a day of specialized training on Islam – at taxpayers’ expense – that wrapped with them hitting the floors of a local mosque, in the required shoeless fashion, and partaking of the faith’s call to prayer. Can you say what the –? Or better yet, how about imaging this “what if” scenario: Fifty or so teachers and administrators with one Pennsylvania school district were just given a day of specialized training on the Baptist faith – at taxpayers’ expense – that...
  • Judge Strikes Down DC Carry Law, "Good Reason" Provision Unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-05-19 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, a federal judge struck down DC’s concealed carry law, calling the requirement for applicants to show “a good reason to fear injury to his or her person, which shall at a minimum require a showing of a special need for self protection distinguishable from the general community” as unconstitutional. Applicants had to document threats to their personal safety as well. Judge Frederick Scullin, who also struck down DC’s ban on carrying firearms outside of one’s home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DC’s onerous statute.
  • Churches Brace for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling from Supreme Court

    04/29/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/29/2015 | Tamara Audi
    Arguments over same-sex marriage played out in the U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday, but many religious groups opposed to gay marriage aren’t waiting for a ruling. A court ruling expected two months from now could sanction same-sex marriage nationwide. In anticipation, some congregations and religious advocacy groups are re-emphasizing their teachings on marriage, fine-tuning their approach to gays and lesbians and bracing for legal battles and public criticism. “The outcome of this decision will shape the landscape of the church’s ministry in the U.S. for generations to come,” wrote Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • Grassley: DOJ gun ban unfair to veterans

    04/19/2015 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | By Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is unfairly blocking tens of thousands of military veterans from owning guns, a Republican senator is charging. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote this week in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The gun ban "effectively voids their Second Amendment rights,” Grassley said. At issue is whether these veterans are suffering from mental illnesses. According to a 2013 Senate report, the Department of...
  • Obama: Nuke Deal With Ayatollah is ‘Political Agreement’ Not ‘Formal Treaty'

    04/18/2015 9:52:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/18/15
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the deal he and the leaders of five other major powers are trying to cut with the Iranian regime headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is a “political agreement” and “not a formal treaty.”As such, he said, Congress should not ordinarily have authority to sign off on this kind of deal.Obama made the statement when discussing legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that would give Congress 60 days to review an Iran nuclear deal made by the administration. During that 60 days,...
  • Climate Madness: Obama Pledges 28% Emissions Cut To U.N.

    04/01/2015 11:45:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Change: President Obama's proposal to cut U.S. emissions by 28% over 10 years as America's contribution to a global climate treaty will devastate our economy while doing nothing to reduce temperatures. The "Clean Power Plan" that the Obama administration submitted Tuesday to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change met an end-of-March deadline for contributions to a treaty in the final stages of negotiations. But the proposal, known to climate negotiators as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, isn't new. Obama announced the goal of reducing emissions by 28% below 2005 levels by 2025 as part of a joint climate...
  • Nine Obamacare takeover elements at stake in King v. Burwell

    03/25/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-9-15 | Twila Brase
    As the Supreme Court considers oral arguments in the King v. Burwell Obamacare subsidy case, the media is awash in claims that a King win will be a political disaster, forcing Republicans to save the illegal Obamacare subsidies issued in the 37 states without a state-based exchange. But the real disaster is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the dangers the federal takeover of healthcare poses for patients, doctors, pocketbooks and health freedom. These very real dangers include: Socializing Medicine – The ACA sets up Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to nationalize the delivery of medical care. ACOs, sometimes called “HMOs...
  • Obama: ‘By Hook Or Crook,’ I’ll Expand Government

    03/22/2015 9:37:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2015 | By Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama says he’s going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last two years of his tenure. “Where [elected Republicans in Congress] are not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector,” he said in a friendly interview with The Huffington Post. “By hook or by crook,” he added. Obama said his big-government push would “make sure that when I leave this office, that the country is more prosperous, more people have opportunity, kids have a better education, we’re more competitive,...
  • Reid helped steer tax dollars to well-connected green energy operators

    03/09/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/09/2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid helped steer billions of federal tax dollars to companies supporting a green energy group run by two of his former staff members and a current campaign operative.The Nevada Democrat pushed for millions of dollars in grants and billions more in federal loan guarantees for corporations that donated to the Clean Energy Project, a nonprofit founded by a pair of former staffers with close ties to both Reid and to a major Democratic PAC associated with the senator, Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon reported.One such company, California-based Fulcrum Bioenergy, received a hefty federal grant...
  • Republican Introduces Bill Revoking ATF’s Power to Regulate Ammo

    03/02/2015 10:19:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-2-15 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation revoking the ATF’s claim of power to regulate ammunition via “armor piecing” language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). The ATF is specifically claiming the ability to regulate ammunition via the “armor piercing” language contained in the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, an amendment added to the GCA in 1986. Their current focus is on banning the wildly popular M855 round for AR-15 rifles. Rooney’s bill would roll back the ATF’s powers to pre-1986 levels. According to The Hill, Rooney’s bill “would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency...
  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    03/01/2015 7:06:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 5:30 AM EST
    An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in a statement that he has ordered the government to adopt the “necessary legislative amendments” within a month to comply with the Supreme Constitutional Court's ruling. Another court is likely to rule later this month on whether the election should be delayed, but a date for the new vote would be decided by the Supreme Electoral Commission, which went into an emergency...

    02/27/2015 9:26:55 AM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 16 replies
    Internet ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | me
    FREEP Needed - a FREEP is needed here to protest amnesty. Lewis Leftist Gutierrez is coming to Florida to raise hell. He is an Illinois "representative" so who is funding his travels? This center has been in the news previously. It was on the lists of places that were accepting illegal "children". It is my understanding that the center coaches and assists illegals in the navigation of obtaining government handouts. Gutierrez is listed as a valuable supporter.
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 402 replies
    Washington Examiner2-26-2015 ^ | 2-26-2015 | Paul Bedard
    It’s started. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • Dear FCC: Rethink The Vague "General Conduct" Rule

    02/25/2015 9:23:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | 2/24/15 | corynne mcsherry
    we are deeply concerned that the FCC’s new rules will include a provision that sounds like a recipe for overreach and confusion: the so-called “general conduct rule.” According to the FCC's own "Fact Sheet," the proposed rule will allow the FCC to review (and presumably punish) non-neutral practices that may “harm” consumers or edge providers.
  • Study: Government’s [Unconstitutional] Control of Land Is Hurting Oil Production, Job Growth

    02/23/2015 10:11:18 AM PST · by PapaNew · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 22, 2015 | Ben Smith
    Current government regulations imposed by the Bureau of Land Management are harming energy production and holding back the U.S. economy, a new study reveals. “While federally owned lands are also full of energy potential, a bureaucratic regulatory regime has mismanaged land use for decades,” write The Heritage Foundation’s Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris. The report focuses on the Federal Lands Freedom Act, introduced by Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. It is designed to empower states to regain control of their lands from the federal government in order to pursue their own energy goals. That is a...
  • Democrats, Republicans blaming each other as Homeland Security funding debate continues

    02/22/2015 11:20:07 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies ^ | February 22, 2015 at 8:35 AM | Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    The House passed a bill that would keep the Homeland Security Department running, but defunds President Obama's executive order last year many Republicans said was an unconstitutional executive overreach, The Washington Post reported.
  • ObamaCare penalties could come as a shock

    02/20/2015 8:40:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/19/15 05:59 PM EST | Peter Sullivan
    Almost half of uninsured adults are unaware that there is a financial penalty for lacking health insurance, according to a study released Thursday by the Urban Institute. The study, using data from December, found that roughly 25 percent of uninsured people above the poverty line had heard “nothing at all” about the penalty, and around 20 percent had heard “only a little.” Fifty-three percent had heard some or a lot. Under ObamaCare, people without health insurance who do not qualify for an exemption must pay a penalty. For those lacking coverage in 2014, the penalty is $95 or 1 percent...
  • Judge rules federal interstate handgun transfer ban unconstitutional

    02/11/2015 10:42:37 PM PST · by muffaletaman · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/12/2015 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on the interstate sales of handguns by federal firearms dealers to buyers from other states violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in Texas ruled on Wednesday. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor stemmed from a challenge to the ban brought by a Texas firearms dealer and a couple from the District of Columbia in July 2014.
  • IRS Seeks 9,000 New Employees as It Prepares to Enforce Obamacare

    02/05/2015 9:54:29 AM PST · by PapaNew · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 05, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    As millions of Americans brace for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is requesting a $2 billion boost to its budget and 9,000 new employees as it prepares to enforce Obamacare’s tax provisions. President Obama released his $4 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 this week, which includes $13.9 billion for the Internal Revenue Service. The agency asked Congress for close to $2 billion more for operations than last year—a 16 percent increase. The billions of dollars will help the agency bolster its staff by adding more than 9,280 full-time employees. The proposed jump in employment at the IRS...

    WHAT IS SLDS? The STATE LONGITUDINAL DATABASE SYSTEM, is a comprehensive database compiled ON EACH CHILD. This data is not aggregate data, it is linked specifically to the child. DATA that is collected will FOLLOW THE CHILD through to their adult years and BEYOND. In fact, that is the PURPOSE of the SLDS, to provide a database that “grows” along with the child into their CAREER YEARS. The Workforce Data Quality Initiative’s Mission Statement from the United States Department of Labor’s website reads: “The long-term Workforce Data Quality Initiative and SLDS goal for States is to use their longitudinal data...
  • Gun sales jump locally (bc of new law requiring a firearm safety card)

    12/30/2014 3:52:38 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Impending state legislation and civil discord on the national level has equated to an uptick in firearms sales for area shops, shop owners say. Among other factors, a new state law, effective Jan. 1, will require purchasers of both long guns and handguns to obtain a firearm safety card. As with the current requirements to purchase handguns, the new rule will require a shopper to take a test and pay a one-time fee before the sale of a rifle, shotgun or handgun could be made.
  • Federal judge: Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 2:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | December 16, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via WaPo, it’s now officially a mixed-blessings news day for Jeb Bush fans. Two issues here. One: Does Obama enjoy more power to craft policy if Congress is deadlocked between the two parties? Ezra Klein says yes, I say no. Two: How far can Obama go in crafting policy in the name of “prosecutorial discretion”? No one disputes that he can prioritize one illegal immigrant’s deportation case over another’s. If he can do that for one person, why can’t he do it systematically for five million? At what point does “prosecutorial discretion” become unconstitutional legislation by presidential diktat?Judge Arthur Schwab’s...

    11/21/2014 4:47:25 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 28 replies ^ | 11/20/14 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • Congressman Seeks to End Program He Calls ‘More Dangerous’ Than IRS Scandal

    11/20/2014 9:08:15 AM PST · by PapaNew · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal/The Heritage Foundation ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Calling a secretive government operation to strangle politically out-of-favor businesses “more dangerous” than the IRS targeting scandal, a congressman with a background in banking is preparing to introduce legislation to kill the Obama administration initiative. “I believe this activity is probably more dangerous and more disastrous than that of the IRS scandal because this is running people out of business for no reason and it’s harming livelihoods, incomes [and] families,” Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., said today in an interview with The Daily Signal. Luetkemeyer, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, was comparing the Department of Justice’s Operation Choke...
  • Washington gun law leads museum to remove rifles

    11/19/2014 5:27:21 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    LYNDEN — The Lynden Pioneer Museum will remove World War II-era guns from a current exhibit and return them to their owners, to avoid violating the new background-check law, according to the museum’s director. The new law, passed by voters this month as Initiative 594, requires background checks on the recipients of guns in all sales or transfers, with exceptions for family members and antiques. The 11 rifles the museum borrowed from collectors for the exhibit are too new to qualify as antique under the law, and I-594 is silent on any exemption for museum displays. “I read through the...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Can't Find Any Democrat Who Can Justify Executive Order Work Documents

    11/18/2014 11:22:21 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you a Democrat who can provide legal justification for President Obama issuing work documents to illegal aliens in his proposed executive order? If so then you need to contact Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word. O'Donnell has claimed that he spent days trying to track down such a Democrat but was unable to find any who could provide such justification. Among those Democrats unable to provide a constitutional basis for that part of the executive order was Representative Peter Welch of Vermont who presented the face of befuddlement when asked that question by O'Donnell.
  • Obama Plans to Shield up to 5 million Immigrants From Deportation: NY Times

    11/13/2014 6:40:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Reuters Via Yahoo ^ | November 13, 2014 | Staff
    President Barack Obama plans to announce an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy through executive action that would shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Such a move will set up a showdown with Republicans, who have blocked Democrats' efforts in Congress to reform immigration laws and warned the president not to take unilateral action on immigration. The Times, citing unidentified administration officials with direct knowledge of the plan, said Obama's proposed overhaul may be announced as soon as next week. Officials said it would allow many parents of children who are...
  • FEC deadlock keeps Internet free from broadcast campaign ad regulations

    10/26/2014 7:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/26/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The Federal Election Commission deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced late last week, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads — for now. All three Republican-backed members voted against restrictions, but they were opposed by the three Democrat-backed panel members, including Vice Chairwoman Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to come up with rules for government political speech on the Internet. It would mark a major reversal for the commission, which for nearly a decade has protected the
  • Executive action on tax deals could come next week, Dem says

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

    08/26/2014 7:20:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | AUG. 26, 2014 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of...

    08/21/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After meeting with a "bevy" of big-business groups, President Barack Obama is reportedly considering granting them up to 800,000 additional guest-worker visas via executive actions.
  • Exclusive–Sessions: Melt Down Senate's Phone Lines, Force Reid to Allow Vote on Executive Amnesty

    08/13/2014 6:27:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 8-12-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is throwing down the gauntlet again. He is calling on every American citizen to call their U.S. senators and demand to know where they stand on President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty. Sessions, in a statement exclusively provided to Breitbart News, berated House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, calling on Reid to allow a vote on the House-passed measure that would block President Obama’s attempts to continue or expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty to millions more illegal aliens. “Recent developments suggest...
  • Supreme Court Ruling Could Force NLRB to Revisit Up to 800 Cases

    06/27/2014 6:44:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2014 | Elisabeth Slattery
    Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional could mean as many as 800 cases decided by the illegal appointees would have to be reconsidered. The Court ruled three appointments President Obama made on Jan. 4, 2012, to fill out the five-member National Labor Relations Board, were improper because the Senate was not, in fact, in recess. That means the NLRB did not have a quorum, as required by law, when it ruled on hundreds of cases from the time they were appointed until August 2013, when other nominees were properly...
  • WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

    06/16/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 57 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison “Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be...
  • EMILY MILLER: DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program

    06/02/2014 12:38:25 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2 2014 | EMILY MILLER: DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program
    The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds “objectionable.” The program was started in 2013 to protect consumers by “choking” alleged fraudsters’...
  • Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say

    05/31/2014 9:39:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 86 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2014 | Karen Tumulty
    <p>Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, senior Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were troubled by the means by which it was accomplished, which was a deal to release five Afghan detainees from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.</p>
  • Maybe, Just Maybe . . . Obamacare is Unconstitutional (Maybe?)

    05/18/2014 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | May 18, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    There is no doubt in any sane mind that Obamacare is a travesty on the U.S. Constitution and a terrible fraud perpetrated on America citizens. Yet it seems as though we’re all stuck with it . . . or are we? On Friday Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ 8th Dist.), led the charge in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, in the case of Steven Hotze, M.D. v. Kathleen Sebelius, ramping up efforts to prove, once and for all, that the entire basis for the ACA bill was bogus in...
  • Senate Dems vow vote to change Constitution, block campaign funding

    04/30/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | by Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats said Wednesday that the Supreme Court has stretched the First Amendment too far when it comes to campaign finances, and vowed to hold a vote to amend the Constitution and undo a number of landmark decisions. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance. “It will draw to a fine point where we are at — and that is, the First Amendment is sacred, but that...
  • Too Many Federal Agencies Have Created Their Own Private Armies

    04/21/2014 5:02:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    TRNS ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Ernest Istook
    Does the Environmental Protection Agency really need armed agents? Outside of law enforcement, federal agencies now employ over 25,000 people as armed agents. They are more than guards. They’ve become like private armies that can push around private citizens. Over 70 non-military federal agencies now have their own armed agents. You expect armed agents with the FBI, the U.S. Marshal Service and the Border Patrol. But the EPA? The Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, even the Social Security Administration and the National Institutes of Health? Even the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban...

    04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available...
  • New York joins campaign to end Electoral College role in presidential elections

    04/18/2014 12:11:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:45 AM | Glenn Blain
    New York has joined the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College’s role in determining winners of presidential elections. Under the National Popular Vote Compact, which Gov. Cuomo signed off on Tuesday, the state has agreed to award its electoral college votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote. Currently New York’s electoral colleges votes go to the winner of the state’s popular vote. …
  • Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

    04/17/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 153 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage. Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family...
  • Obama, stop lying. Obamacare is not the law of the land!

    04/17/2014 7:34:16 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 13 replies
    4-17-2014 | johnwk
    In case you missed it Obama, our federal Constitution tells us in crystal clear language that our Constitution, and only those “Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof . . . shall be the supreme Law of the Land ….” And so, the question which must be asked and answered to determine if Obamacare is the law of the land is, was Obamacare made in pursuance of our Constitution? As I will have further occasion to establish, Obama care does not meet constitutional muster and turns out to be legislative tyranny backed up by judicial...

    03/30/2014 12:52:17 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 04, 1910
        TRENTON, N. J., Oct. 3.--Before an audience which filled the Taylor Opera House, Dr. Woodrow Wilson, Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey, defined to-night where he stood on public issues. He was received with immense enthusiasm. His wife, sitting in a box, joined heartily in the applause.     Unmindful of the fact that "Old Nassau" is only sung or played when Princeton men are in danger of defeat, the band played the air when Dr. Wilson was introduced by Chairman Erwin E. Marshall of the Democratic City Committee, but the audience did not know university ethics, and yelled for five...
  • Sturm: Countering Lawlessness, Putin's and Obama's

    03/27/2014 6:07:38 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 2 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | March 27, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Since Teddy Roosevelt counseled, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” U.S. presidents mostly have followed his advice, cautioning adversaries to resolve conflicts peacefully or suffer consequences. Even President Carter brandished America’s big stick upon learning that bad things happen when you’re not respected, prompting him to Think Again about deterrence given “the Soviets’ ultimate goals.” But today, after unilaterally “resetting” relations with repressive regimes including Iran and Russia — whose Ukraine incursion is “the gravest threat to European security and stability since the end of the Cold War,” proclaimed NATO’s chief — America’s posture is more akin to “speak...