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Friday night news dump: Obama bypasses Congress, funds Palestinian Authority
Hot Air ^ | April 28, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/28/2012 6:33:56 PM PDT by opentalk

Isn’t it funny what you can find out on Friday evening about what our executive branch does?

For instance, Agence France-Presse reported last night that Barack Obama bypassed Congress to send $192 million to the Palestinian Authority, claiming that national security required the US to put money into Mahmoud Abbas’ pocket:

President Barack Obama has signed a waiver to remove curbs on funding to the Palestinian Authority, declaring the aid to be “important to the security interests of the United States.” A $192 million aid package was frozen by the US Congress after the Palestinians moved to gain statehood at the United Nations last September.

But in a memo sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, published by the White House, the president said it was appropriate to release funds to the authority, which administers the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In signing the waiver, Obama instructed Clinton to inform Congress of the move, on the grounds that “waiving such prohibition is important to the national security interests of the United States.”

Congress deliberately froze those funds, and not just because of the statehood demand through UNESCO. Hamas, a terrorist organization, reconciled with Fatah and has rejoined the PA, which means we’re putting almost $200 million into the hands of a terrorist organization.

The language of the Palestinian Accountability Act could not be clearer: “[N]o funds available to any United States Government department or agency … may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.” Obama literally waived that statutory language off yesterday afternoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; americasoccupation; bhomiddleeast; enemywithin; foreignpolicy; hamas; hillary; israel; lootingus; mahmoudabbas; marxistbrotherhood; marxistcoup; muslimbrotherhood; muslimworld; obama; obamunism; palestine; palestinians; statedepartment; usdebt; waronterror; whereiscongress
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1 posted on 04/28/2012 6:34:06 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

He’s a Muzzie. Everything else is for show.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 6:36:18 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: opentalk

Liberal American Jews will eat this up. They believe in “social justice” for pseudo-theocratic moslems but hate the living guts of American Fundamentalist Protestants.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 6:38:23 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: opentalk

What Obama’s Muslim brotherhood wants, it gets.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by pallis
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To: opentalk
Will Boehner call him out over this?

bwahahahahahahah, yeah, right.

5 posted on 04/28/2012 6:39:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: opentalk

some of that money is sent back to the commie election fund. Now can we see the khalidi tape.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 6:39:52 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: opentalk
Take that Boehner you worthless, useless, spineless pansy!
7 posted on 04/28/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: opentalk
Man, this guy thinks he is EMPOROR! He creates Czars of this, Agencys of that, ignores Congress, and all while taking more vacations for himself (and his family by themselves) than ANY public official should be able to take.

I sincerely hope that one day he ends up in prison for fraud and loses his "Pres_ _ential" (I'll give him an ID when he give the American public one) pension and Secret Service protection.

8 posted on 04/28/2012 6:43:02 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: opentalk

. . . and our spineless Republicans in Congress will do . . . nothing.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 6:44:02 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: opentalk

What hypocrites demon rats are. The Boland amendment barred funds to Nicaraguan rebels and when Reagan tried to LEGALLy circumvent it, the liberals went ballistic. Specially prosecutor assigned... Hussein ILLEGALLY funds pali-thugs and the press yawns!


10 posted on 04/28/2012 6:44:19 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Pearls Before Swine
From CFR>

...On the morning of Obama’s first day in office of January 21, 2009, one of the first, if not the first phone call he made as American leader was to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Less than five months later, on June 4, 2009, Obama kicked off his American apology tour in a speech at Cairo University in Egypt, co-hosted by Al-Azhar University. Obama “honored” a promise made during his presidential campaign to give a major address to Muslims from a Muslim capital during his first few months as president.

To date, Obama has not yet stepped foot in Israel, our only democratic ally in the Middle East.

11 posted on 04/28/2012 6:47:01 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Which Congress will move for impeachment? The Executive Branch has known for a long time that there aren’t any consequences. We’ve had an Imperial Presidency for nearly a century.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 6:57:05 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: pallis
There is a pattern, From earlier this month

Obama gives $1.5 billion to Muslim Brotherhood (thread April 9)

This week, the Obama administration quietly released $1.5 billion in foreign aid to the new Egyptian government, now dominated by a Brotherhood-led coalition in parliament — soon to be joined by an Ikhwan (i.e., Brotherhood) luminary as president.

It is not easy to find the announcement. With the legacy media having joined the Obama reelection campaign, we must turn for such news to outlets like the Kuwait News Agency. There, we learn that, having dug our nation into a $16 trillion debt hole, President Obama has nevertheless decided to borrow more money from unfriendly powers like China so he can give it to an outfit that views the United States as an enemy to be destroyed.

13 posted on 04/28/2012 6:58:43 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
trea·son   [tree-zuhn]
noun
1.the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2.a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
3.the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.


US CONSTITUTION
Article 3 - The Judicial Branch
Section 3 - Treason

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

_________________________

Meanwhile....no one will stand up and testify and our Congress sits there with their thumbs up their "collective" asses....LITERALLY.
14 posted on 04/28/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: NonValueAdded

No balls Boner? No way.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 7:02:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Get used to the Dictator assisting his alliance of collectivists and terrorists when he gets his “Flexibility” that he bragged about to his friend Vladimir.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 7:03:41 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (None dare call Obama & his cadre "communists" as demonstratred by their ideologies and policies...)
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To: opentalk; Fred Nerks

Zeig Heil! Obama Il Duce!

No surprise that a liberal fascist would give a 192 million dollar arms purchase capability to Hamas, a theocratic fascist organization. Hell, if they were IN America, they would be incorporated as a non profit corporation sureptitiously operating a Obama PAC receiving millions in kick back.Or are they? Thugs all.

Where is the oversite for the use of our tax dollars? I wonder if such executive spending is a reason not to pay income tax?/Sarc.

We are no longer a nation of laws but a nation subject to the whimsey of a “king” on any given morning.I can hardly wait for a few adverse decisions from SCOTUS....the Constitution is dead.

Good Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


17 posted on 04/28/2012 7:29:53 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: opentalk
Perhaps this 2011 article about Mister Obama's BFF (and Palestinian chum) Bill Ayers might provide some important background to the story.

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18 posted on 04/28/2012 7:36:43 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: opentalk

I can’t believe it. My mouth just dropped open.
I’m so tired of these Friday night give-aways, I can’t take it.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: opentalk
the boy has GOT to go...
20 posted on 04/28/2012 7:55:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: opentalk

IMPEACH!


21 posted on 04/28/2012 7:55:18 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: opentalk

Obama says, bend over Boehner.


22 posted on 04/28/2012 8:03:17 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: SJackson
...Agence France-Presse reported last night that Barack Obama bypassed Congress to send $192 million to the Palestinian Authority, claiming that national security required the US to put money into Mahmoud Abbas’ pocket...

ping

23 posted on 04/28/2012 8:14:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL,including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: 1010RD

No - see post #10. It’s only Dems - the liberal media and loud-mouthed leftists crucify any Republican (sorry), even when he tries doing things the right way.


24 posted on 04/28/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New Amedrica" - restore the original one!!)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

25 posted on 04/28/2012 8:21:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks opentalk.


26 posted on 04/28/2012 8:21:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: opentalk

Add it to the articles of impeachment.


27 posted on 04/28/2012 9:22:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: opentalk

It is important for our national security interests to get this man out of the White House on Jan. 20, 2013.


28 posted on 04/28/2012 9:25:02 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Next it will be Mitt sends money to Utah.

He’s a Mormon. Everything else is for show.

Obama(care) learnt from Romney(care) - Romney Learns from Obama.

Obama: I started the destruction
Romney: But it’s ‘my turn’ to finish it.


29 posted on 04/28/2012 9:44:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: opentalk
And we will see what Congress is gong to do about yet another test of their power and will. What's next? Obama bypasses Congress and names himself Dictator in Chief and sends even more taxpayer money to his various and sundry friends? It's Obama’s stash anyway, right?
30 posted on 04/28/2012 9:57:49 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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Romney. Romney. Has anyone seen Myth? Bueller.


31 posted on 04/28/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: boatbums

“Obama bypasses Congress and names himself Dictator in Chief and sends even more taxpayer money to his various and sundry friends?”

Our tax dollars are going to LaRaza and Kenya as well, so this no shocking discovery.

The New Black Pampers skated on the 2008 voter intimidation case and the George Zimmerman bounty crimes.

See my tagline.


32 posted on 04/28/2012 11:14:33 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Lucky9teen

We have to blast their phone lines - response vm is full, try your call later all lines are busy (off the hook) and email account response- ‘thank you for your interest, we are looking into it’.

If nothing else, it interferes with the flow.


33 posted on 04/28/2012 11:28:12 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: boatbums

“What’s next?”

Some possibilities:

1). Amnesty for undocumented immigrants through the pardon power. The only question is will this happen before or after the election?
2). Reparations. Likely will happen in the second term. Once he announces will Congress dare not fund at the risk of riots in every major city?
3). Unilateral nuclear disarmament. He one day orders the military to destroy all nuclear weapons. Short of impeachment, what will stop him?
4). Presidential order forgiving all government student loans. Likely to happen weeks before the election to energize the youth vote as well as the votes of parents. What’s to stop hiim?
5). Bailouts of bankrupt liberal states — California, Illinois, Michigan, Massachussets. Use left over TARP funds to start the process with one state. Once the precedent is set will Congress deny bailouts to other states?
6). Nationalization of the oil and pharmaceutical industries. He can likely do pharmaceuticals through Obamacare if it is upheld. Once successfully accomplished with pharma he goes after oil through decree.
7). Government mandated unionization of private sector companies with DOL and NLRB coordinating with unions to organize target firms.
8). Regulation of talk radio and Internet speech during second term.
9). EPA shutdown of all coal fired electrical plants.
10). Mandate national service. Combine Americorps, Job Corps, and other service organizations to form a national service organization he controls. It may be done under the guise of job creation. This monster bureaucracy will be a giant community organizing agency and political police force.
11). Declaring a national emergency and suspending the writ of habeus corpus. Order Congress to recess. Call a new constitutional convention to write a modern governing document.


34 posted on 04/29/2012 2:56:44 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: llandres

This is a great election year issue. We need to use it.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 6:12:39 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: opentalk

Remember all those campaign contributions from Gaza?


36 posted on 04/29/2012 6:48:52 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick
From link in post #11

...Another question involves the unprecedented contributions made to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

The amount is somewhere between $650 to $750 million, depending on the source, and a lot of that money reportedly originated from outside of this country. Is this what the founders intended? What strings came with such contributions?

not his money but ...from his Muslim outreach to Egypt, Libya moves, there are no boundaries. He seems to be accelerating the handouts to ME, still many months before the election

37 posted on 04/29/2012 7:09:43 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; ChicagoHebrew

Ping


38 posted on 04/29/2012 7:12:57 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: doug from upland

Tell that to those who now say they won’t vote for President. I agree with you, and while I am not at all happy with Mittens, if we don’t do everything we can to get this illegal, America-hàting Islamist who is hell-bent on destroying the U.S. and Israel out, we’re done. This WH occupier is like no other and he MUST BE STOPPED.


39 posted on 04/29/2012 7:13:29 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: doug from upland; All

This is one more example of why just having Republican control of House and Senate won’t be enough to deter THIS President.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 7:26:56 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: opentalk
President Obama has nevertheless decided to borrow more money from unfriendly powers like China so he can give it to an outfit that views the United States as an enemy to be destroyed.

I will tell you a little secret.

Remember the 'cash for clunkers' program?

Do you know where all the 'scrapped' metal went?

Apparently, China didn't want MONEY, they needed STEEL. So...

41 posted on 04/29/2012 7:33:04 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
Interesting..he demanded the cars be scrapped and not resold. It helped create a shortage of lower cost used cars, drove up the price.
42 posted on 04/29/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Chode

BUMP


43 posted on 04/29/2012 7:49:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Tzfat
The Boland amendment barred funds to Nicaraguan rebels and when Reagan tried to LEGALLy circumvent it, the liberals went ballistic. Specially prosecutor assigned... Hussein ILLEGALLY funds pali-thugs and the press yawns!

The press (MSM) doesn't care about truth - right/wrong - or being consistent. The MSM cares about 'their team' winning. They're biased, one-sided, and bigoted - yet they wonder why citizens are dropping subscriptions, turning off the news - and in general not trusting them... Amazing.

44 posted on 04/29/2012 8:54:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL,including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: opentalk

He has made it quite clear he will circumvent Congress and the courts. He dares anyone to stop him and they won’t. It’s up to us to stop him with our votes in November.


45 posted on 04/29/2012 10:58:24 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe

So based on your post, you clearly recognize the lawlessness of this man and yet you somehow still believe we can remove him office with “votes” in Nov.? Ha ha ha that’s hilarious!!


46 posted on 04/29/2012 12:16:31 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: mojitojoe

So based on your post, you clearly recognize the lawlessness of this man and yet you somehow still believe we can remove him office with “votes” in Nov.? Ha ha ha that’s hilarious!!


47 posted on 04/29/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: 1010RD

“We’ve had an Imperial Presidency for nearly a century.”

179 years at least. Since President Jackson.


48 posted on 04/29/2012 12:19:52 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Just another Joe

Very clever little play on letters


49 posted on 04/29/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: opentalk

bookmark


50 posted on 04/29/2012 1:17:54 PM PDT by charlie72
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