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After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option
The Hill ^ | 08/04/12 | Brendan Sasso

Posted on 08/05/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT by Cheerio

Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all.

The White House hasn't ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation's defenses against cyber attacks if Congress refuses to act.

“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an emailed response to whether the president is considering a cybersecurity order.

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: cybersecurity; eo; executiveorder; obama
Looks like the WH is hatching more legislation via the IMPERIAL PRESIDENT.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 4:28:47 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Hussein doesn’t think much of that “will of the people” thing.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Chicken sh** repuplicrats won’t impeach him.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 4:32:28 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Cheerio

We don’t need no stinkin’ ‘Separation of Powers’ when we have the One. /s


4 posted on 08/05/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Cheerio

Dictator-in-chief. Why is he not in an orange jump-suit behind bars?


5 posted on 08/05/2012 4:35:13 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Cheerio

“Obama weighs executive-order option”. Why do we need a congress? Save some money - let the president rule our country by EO. He pretty much does anyway.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 4:36:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cheerio

The bill would have encouraged private companies and the government to share information about cyber threats and would have required critical infrastructure operators to meet minimum cybersecurity standards.

Is there something here that the Republicans don’t like? I am all about keeping the government out of the people’s house, but the biggest risk to America by terrorists is now cyber attacks or possible loss of electricity for the entire country.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 4:38:27 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: boomop1
Chicken sh** repuplicrats won’t impeach him.

Each instance of one of his IMPERIAL ACTS that the GOP lets slide by and will not defund his authority - or God forbid even to bring up the "I" word - the more this Clown is emboldened.

Just try and imagine what a 2nd term will look like under the Fuhrer. America will never ever be the same without another revolution.
8 posted on 08/05/2012 4:39:53 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

9 posted on 08/05/2012 4:40:53 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Cheerio
Ah yes, the fascist diktator and his commie rat Politburo (Congress Dems) will not be denied.

Too bad the Repbulican party are bunch of pansy, wuss, girly-guys or they could make this a huge issue, but like every other oppty they have had, they will squander it and ignore it.

He's got to go. Right about now I'd vote for the devil if I thought he could win and remove us from the most vile, evil, disgusting, corrupt, POS this country has ever had the misfortune electing as our President.

Sorry, as "their" President, because he sure ain't mine!

10 posted on 08/05/2012 4:43:33 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: Cheerio

Somebody needs to tell the Fluken Kenyan how America works. AMERICA SAID NO YOU MORON! We definitely need to send the boy’s goatsmellin’ ass back to Kenya in November.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 4:45:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Cheerio

Two problems with this. The President has zero (zip, null) statutory authority and the Courts frown on prior restraint and prior restraint is always challenged.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 4:47:44 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: napscoordinator

The reason the Republicans voted against the bill was gun control.

Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2911650/posts


13 posted on 08/05/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Natural Born Citizen - born in the USA of citizen parents.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why do we need a congress? Save some money - let the president rule our country by EO. He pretty much does anyway

... and congressional leaders of both houses and both parties refuse to do anything about it!

14 posted on 08/05/2012 4:56:27 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: ThunderSleeps

Imagine how his purple lips would clash with the orange jump suit. Simply hideous.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: SatinDoll

Thanks Satin doll.....I did not get that when reading. This is good that the Republicans stopped this. They are going to be under increased pressure to pass gun control more now than ever after today. They need to keep strong.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator
Is there something here that the Republicans don’t like?

NEVER let the camels head get into the tent, especially if it's a defective camel!

Abortion was for one woman with a severely disabled, if not dead, child in her womb.

Homosexuals wanted tolerance for those things they did in private, away from the publics eyes.

The environmentalist wanted people to stop throwing trash out of their cars.

Welfare used to be for the truly needy.

Should I go on? Why not ask the private sector, the American people, to come up with a solution? Let's face it, the government screws up everything. The private sector would come up with something brilliant.

17 posted on 08/05/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Cheerio

Ubamugabe will show the white devil who is boss.


18 posted on 08/05/2012 5:04:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: napscoordinator

Is that what your email from the DNC said?


19 posted on 08/05/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Cheerio

This is all a Democrat stunt to blame Republicans in Congress.

Dirty Harry Reid pushed the bill to a vote knowing he didn’t have enough votes to pass it. He knew because some of his own senators were telling him they were against it as written , but they and the Republican senate leaders were working on a modification that would please all.

With the vote scheduled, the Republicans dropped their modification and had to vote against the Democrat version. Reid didn’t let amendments in either. Now, Obama is grand standing and saying Republicans are obstructive and ignoring cyber security. Big lies.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: ShadowAce; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Swordmaker

Thanks Cheerio.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 5:21:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nhwingut

God your sick. You can’t even read what is provided. Did you not even read the story? Are you able to read? What a dumb thing to ask when the information was provided.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 5:31:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Cheerio

Hussein weighs EO option? Oh, puleeze. He gets all tingly up the leg over EOs.


23 posted on 08/05/2012 5:52:43 PM PDT by bgill
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To: napscoordinator

Don’t be too hard on the poster, naps; many of us here proudly post replies without reading the complete article. We get eyestrain and just can’t. You know, old eyes - warm hearts.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 6:09:59 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: Twinkie

Thanks. I understand that myself and have not read all the articles either, but I don’t tell a person that they are getting e-mails from DU. I just thought that was a bit over the top. Have a great week!!!!


25 posted on 08/05/2012 6:16:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: glennaro

That’s what I don’t understand. Why don’t they at least try to stop him.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 6:28:13 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cheerio

Yet people here on FR still think electing Romney would be a disaster and won’t change a thing...


27 posted on 08/05/2012 6:38:14 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Cheerio

anti-freeper EO coming soon then....


28 posted on 08/05/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Cheerio
I believe this is the EO that is hinted at in this article - Obama's latest EO. Just another reason to shut this agency down entirely. DHS is one of Bush's major gaffes.
29 posted on 08/15/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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