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  • New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-...

    06/16/2016 2:03:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 16, 2016
    Full title: New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-Based Personal Email Accounts Despite Heightened Security Concerns Jeh Johnson granted special waiver on first day of official ban. Practice Continued Even After Clinton Email Revelations. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it obtained 693 pages of Department of Homeland Security records revealing that Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 other agency officials used government computers to access personal web-based email accounts despite an agency-wide ban due to heightened security concerns. The documents also reveal that Homeland Security officials misled Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)...
  • California Becomes First State To Request "Waiver" To Offer Obamacare To Illegal Immigrants

    10/06/2016 4:16:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/6/16 | Tyler Durden
    Remember that time when South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson shouted "You Lie!" just after President Obama assured American's before a joint session of Congress that illegal immigrants would not be eligible for Obamacare? If not, we highly recommend you take a look: ----- Apparently California Governor Jerry Brown was not convinced by Obama's denials as he signed a bill back in June that allowed the state to apply for a federal waiver to open Covered California to illegal immigrants. And, lest you thought it was a bluff, Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee has just sent a letter (attached in...
  • Report: Obama promises Europeans no changes to visa waiver program without their approval

    12/14/2015 6:33:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzave ^ | 12/14/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Just a few days ago, the US House of Representatives passed HR 158, which would remove from the US's visa waiver program non-US citizens who visit or hold dual citizenship with countries known for terrorism or connections to ISIS (Syria, Iran, Iraq and Sudan were named). Now, Iran's FARS News is reporting that it won't happen without European approval (Hat Tip: Steve B). "The Commission is currently examining the measures announced by the Obama Administration as well as proposals presented in the Congress to enhance the Visa Waiver Program," the source told FNA. Noting that the meetings are taking...
  • The House Will Consider End to Visa Waiver Program

    12/08/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    (TRUNEWS)-The House will consider action Tuesday on the U.S. visa waiver program that allows 40 % of foreign visitors to enter the U.S. effortlessly. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expects the bill to pass, due to bipartisan support, he told CNN. The program permits citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days, when they meet certain requirements. Fox News has reported the program has allowed 20 million people from 38 countries to visit the U.S. The bill being voted on in the House will end visa-free visits from people who have...
  • U.S. House passes bill that would bar people from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Sudan from entering the U.S.

    12/08/2015 2:41:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh
    The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday (407 to 19) that would overhaul the federal visa waiver program and bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Sudan, or those who have visited those countries in the last five years, from traveling to the United States without a visa. Action on the proposal comes in response to the recent attacks in Paris from ISIS operatives, and the shooting in California by a couple that expressed support for the terror group on social media. "This will help neutralize the threat from foreign terrorists entering our country," House Speaker Paul Ryan said...
  • Congress ready to slap on new travel restrictions to fight terrorism

    12/07/2015 4:34:00 PM PST · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro
    Congress and the White House are poised for a rare agreement in the fight against terrorism with legislation that would slap new travel restrictions on foreign visitors to the U.S. who have recently been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan. The bill was given added urgency following the San Bernardino terror attack, even though the proposed changes to the 30-year-old visa waiver program would not stop visitors like shooter Tashfeen Malik, the Pakistani-born woman who entered the U.S. under a separate fiancee visa program in 2014. Malik and her American-born husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, are responsible for the Wednesday attack...
  • Hillary Clinton Admits She Broke U.S. Law in Benghazi

    10/22/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-22-2015 | Brietbart
    Hillary Clinton admitted to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday evening that she broke the law in handling security for the U.S. consulate there. Under patient but persistent questioning from Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN, Clinton admitted that she had not signed a waiver for security arrangements on the site, as required by the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA), 22 USC, 4865 2(B)(ii). Clinton admitted failing to comply with the law in the following exchange:
  • Obama invokes waiver postponing US embassy relocation to Jerusalem

    06/03/2015 2:25:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/3/15
    US President Barack Obama invoked a waiver on Wednesday postponing the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem for at least another six months. Despite Congressional legislation mandating that the US move its mission to the Israeli capital, successive administrations dating back to the Clinton regime have used presidential authority to postpone implementation of the law by citing “national security interests.” Jerusalem is not recognized as Israel’s capital, and the international community’s position is that its status is to be negotiated in talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel's annexation of the eastern half of the capital is also not...
  • Oklahoma’s education waiver reinstated

    11/24/2014 5:21:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 6:12 PM EST | Tim Talley
    The federal government has restored Oklahoma’s flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, state officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Education had withdrawn Oklahoma’s waiver from portions of the No Child Left Behind Act in August, after legislators dropped Common Core guidelines that would have been in place for the current school year. Replacement guidelines—the ones in place before Common Core—weren’t certified until October as being capable of making high school graduates ready for college or the workplace. …
  • Cuomo aide (laser pointer guy) caught breaking gun law, quickly receives waiver

    02/13/2014 2:27:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/14 | Will Rahn
    Jerome Hauer, a top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appears to have regularly carried a firearm to work in violation of state law. Hauer runs New York’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Cuomo, an advocate of ultra-strict gun control laws, appointed him to the job in 2011. Hauer’s 9-millimeter Glock first came to the attention of local newspapers when he used the gun’s laser sighting attachment as a pointer during a meeting with a Swedish delegation. That event occurred last October at a State Police bunker, and was first reported by the Albany Times Union in...
  • Volunteer fire departments to be exempted from Obamacare's employer health care mandate

    01/13/2014 2:32:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NOLA ^ | 1/13/14 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will grant a waiver exempting volunteer emergency departments, mainly fire departments, from the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers with more than 50 workers working 30 hours or more per week provide health coverage. The announcement came from a Treasury Department official in a blog posted over the weekend. It means that on January 1, 2015, when employers with 50 or more workers are required to provide health coverage to their workers, volunteer fire department and ambulance companies will be exempted. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who joined some other congressional members in asking for the...
  • GOP blasts union 'bailout' under O-Care

    11/26/2013 8:49:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/13 | Elise Viebeck
    A top Senate Republican is blasting regulations he argues will exempt unions' multi-employer health plans from a key tax under ObamaCare. Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) pointed to a section of a 255-page regulatory filing and said it would amount to a "bailout" for the labor moment, which has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the new healthcare law. "Despite endorsing ObamaCare and working fervently to get it passed, unions are now experiencing the ugly reality of this law, and they want out. This exemption is crony capitalism at its worst," said Thune, who is behind a bill to block...
  • Liberal congressman suddenly discovers that he really wants an ObamaCare waiver for his CO district

    10/25/2013 2:56:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Via Watchdog.Org, if you can believe it: One of President Obama’s most ardent liberal supporters has defected from Obamacare.Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, told a Colorado health policy think tank that Obamacare premiums will be too expensive for some of the wealthiest addresses in America – ski resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone. …“We will be encouraging a waiver,” Polis told Health Policy Solutions in a story that ran today. “It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay.” …Polis also wrote to Colorado’s insurance commissioner asking why an...
  • AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Fixes in Affordable Care Act

    09/12/2013 6:26:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    AFL-CIO.org ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Mike Hall
    ...Laborers (LIUNA) President Terry O'Sullivan, who endorsed the resolution, told the convention delegates that without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage. AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson said many AFT members, including para-professionals, adjunct college professors, nurses and public employees, have had their hours cut to under the 30-hour week threshold they must work before ACA requires employers to provide affordable, comprehensive health care coverage or pay a penalty. Trumka did tell the delegates that "the labor movement is engaged in ongoing dialogue with a number...
  • Indiana granted year-long Obamacare waiver

    09/11/2013 3:08:27 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/13 | Katie McHugh
    The federal government granted Indiana a year-long Obamacare waiver on Tuesday, allowing the state to continue to run its own Medicaid pilot program, The Washington Post reports. Indiana, along with Iowa and Arkansas, requested major exemptions from the law, and is the first state to receive one. “Securing a waiver to continue the Healthy Indiana Plan is a victory for Hoosiers enrolled in this innovative program and will ensure that Indiana remains at the forefront of consumer-driven healthcare in the United States,” Republican Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. Pence will now consider expanding Medicaid under the state’s “Healthy...
  • U.S. moves to lighten employers' reporting burden under Obama health law

    09/05/2013 3:26:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2013 | By Kim Dixon
    The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued proposed rules that would ease the administrative requirements for companies and insurers when they report employees' health coverage information to comply with President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The proposal issued Thursday would, among other things, eliminate the need for employers to determine whether particular employees are full-time if adequate coverage is offered to all "potentially full-time employees." It also would let employers report specific costs for health plans only if the cost is above a certain threshold dollar amount.
  • Congress’s Obamacare Waiver: Obama is buying votes from members of Congress — with stolen money

    08/06/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/2013 | Michael F. Cannon
    America has a two-party system. But it’s not Republicans versus Democrats. It’s the ruling class — Republicans and Democrats — against everyone else. Consider how President Obama just gave Congress its very own Obamacare waiver. Obamacare includes a provision that should cost each member of Congress and each staffer $5,000 to $11,000 per year. Needless to say, the ruling class was not pleased. Congress wasn’t about to try to exempt itself from this provision explicitly, though. If John Q. Congressman voted to give himself an Obamacare waiver that his constituents don’t get, he wouldn’t be John Q. Congressman much longer....
  • Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

    08/02/2013 4:30:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | August 2, 2013 | by Rob Bluey
    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Yet a detailed analysis of this issue by Heritage Foundation experts found that the Office of Personnel Management does not have the legal authority to do what the Obama Administration promised Congress last night. Furthermore, it is mighty curious that word of the Obama Administration “solving” Congress’ problem was suddenly leaked to a couple reporters at 9 p.m. — just hours before the release of Heritage’s report (embargoed copies of which had been given to the...
  • Congressmen and their aides exempt themselves from Obamacare costs

    08/02/2013 6:41:59 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Rick Moran
    The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week. Just Wednesday, POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama told Democratic senators that he was personally involved in finding a solution. The problem was rooted in the original text of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) inserted a provision which...
  • Obama Cuckolds John Roberts with ObamCare Delay

    07/05/2013 6:53:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-5-13 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    When Chief Justice John Roberts upheld the Patient Affordability Care Act, many of us considered him derelict in his duty to enforce the Constitution. He engaged in judicial activism to give the appearance of avoiding judicial activism. He wrote: "Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation's elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their...