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  • Obama to impose cap and trade unilaterally through EPA, executive order

    12/07/2009 10:09:39 AM PST · by pabianice · 87 replies · 3,206+ views
    Fox News Channel | 12/7/09
    Per Fox. Obama will impose cap and trade through the EPA and executive order. White House spokesman quoted as saying that since the Senate seems unwilling to pass cap and trade, Obama is willing to do so by himself to "address the global warming crisis." This is timed to the Copenhagen fiasco of radical Warmists. I am sure the Senate will stand-up to him. /S
  • Obama outpacing Bush on controversial 'signing statements'

    08/19/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT · by delacoert · 3 replies · 517+ views
    OhMyGov! News ^ | Aug 19, 2009 | Jenifer Reinhardt
    Campaign promises are as old as our democracy — as too is deep skepticism that they’ll be kept. Americans are generally an optimistic people but when it comes to our politics we have developed a wary eye. And sometimes the differences between promises kept and promises broken is a very thin line. During his 2008 campaign for president, Barack Obama was highly critical of his predecessors’ use of “signing statements,” an obscure Executive Branch tool to get things done via back channel. Candidate Obama promised “restraint” in their use. By restraint, he meant not issuing signing statements that “undermine the...
  • Obama's first act as President EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 banning release of any of his records

    07/30/2009 9:19:37 AM PDT · by kaizen · 59 replies · 27,117+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 21, 2009 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 - - - - - - - PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures governing the assertion of executive privilege by incumbent and former Presidents in connection with the release of Presidential records by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pursuant to the Presidential Records Act of 1978, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Definitions. For purposes...
  • Obama Intends to Extend Federal Benefits to Unmarried Partners (Homosexuals included)

    06/16/2009 9:36:38 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 12 replies · 735+ views
    Washington Post.com ^ | 06/16/09 | Scott Butterworth
    President Obama will announce tomorrow that he is extending federal benefits to include unmarried domestic partners of federal workers, including same-sex partners, White House officials said tonight. Obama will sign an executive order implementing the change in the Oval Office, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid upstaging the president's announcement. The move would give partners of federal employees access to health care and financial benefits such as relocation fees for moves. The State Department announced a similar extension of benefits last month, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calling it "the right thing to do."...
  • Presidential Executive Order for $20.3m to Bring Hamas Palistinian Refugees to U.S.

    05/13/2009 9:04:33 AM PDT · by OldBullrider · 15 replies · 1,039+ views
    Ticker News at bottom of Screen | 05/13/2009 | CNN HLN
    By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Hamas Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza. Has anyone else seen this and does it have validity? When I saw this run across the bottom of the screen, I thought too that it may be attached somehow to H.R. 1388 "The GIVE Act", I am not 100% positive about this though. I did go and scan through H.R. 1388, but did not find anything about the above.
  • ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF HEALTH REFORM (POTUS EXECUTIVE ORDER)

    05/03/2009 4:45:54 AM PDT · by Popman · 48 replies · 1,512+ views
    The White House Briefing Room ^ | April 8, 2009 | Barak H. Obama
    THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary ------------------------------------------------ For Immediate Release                            April 8, 2009  EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF HEALTH REFORMBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in the interest of providing all Americans access to affordable and high-quality health care, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1. Policy. Reforming the health care system is a key goal of my Administration. The health care system suffers from serious and pervasive problems; access to health care is constrained by high and rising costs; and...
  • Bishop Finn on President Obama's Executive Order (KC)

    03/10/2009 5:03:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 365+ views
    Catholic Key ^ | 3/9/2009 | Robert W. Finn
    Kansas City - St. Joseph Bishop Robert W. Finn issued the following statement today responding to President Barack Obama's Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Statement on the President’s Order for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Most Reverend Robert W. Finn Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph President Barack Obama has kept another campaign promise today as he signed the executive order which will allow federal funds to be spent on destructive human embryonic stem cell research. I join my voice to that of other Catholic leaders, and other men and women of good will, in denouncing this newest step...
  • President Obama Also Kills Bush Executive Order for Adult Stem Cell Research

    03/10/2009 2:59:36 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies · 1,352+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 10, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    President Obama Also Kills Bush Executive Order for Adult Stem Cell Research by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor March 10, 2009 Email RSSPrint Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama did more on Monday than just force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human life. He also rescinded an executive order President Bush put into place funding adult stem cells and new research with iPS cells.Obama also rescinded Executive Order 13435 of June 20, 2007.President Bush put that order in place in June 2007 when he vetoed a Congressional measure that would have required embryonic...
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF URBAN AFFAIRS

    02/21/2009 3:54:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 36 replies · 1,647+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 6:55 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Executive-Order-Establishment-of-the-White-House-Office-of-Urban-Affairs/ THE BRIEFING ROOM Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 6:55 pm Executive Order: Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 19, 2009 EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF URBAN AFFAIRS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing and implementing an effective strategy concerning urban...
  • Oath of Presidential Transparency - SIGNED: Aug. 6, 2007

    02/21/2009 4:40:21 AM PST · by BP2 · 14 replies · 464+ views
    Reason Foundation ^ | Aug. 6, 2007 | Reason Foundation
    Obama, Brownback and Paul Promise Executive Order Mandating Google GovernmentCoalition of 36 groups calling for "most transparent" presidential administration everAug. 6, 2007 Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) have signed oaths declaring that, should they win the presidency in 2008, they will issue an executive order during their first month in office instructing the entire executive branch to put into practice the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, a Google-like search tool will allow you to see how your tax dollars are being spent on federal contracts, grants and earmarks....
  • Executive Order: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF URBAN AFFAIRS

    02/20/2009 3:02:59 PM PST · by Maigret · 207 replies · 9,892+ views
    White House Website ^ | 02/17/2009 | White House
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing and implementing an effective strategy concerning urban America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. About 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the economic health and social vitality of our urban communities are critically important to the prosperity and quality of life for Americans. Vibrant cities spawn innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment through the businesses, universities, and civic, cultural, religious, and nonprofit...
  • Obama Issued Executive Orders Without Notifying Public

    02/18/2009 9:16:59 AM PST · by BornToBeAmerican · 27 replies · 2,047+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | Politico.com
    President Obama issued a slew of executive orders and other official decisions without making any announcements to the press, Politico.com reports. According to an article published Tuesday night, the president has since taking office issued three executive orders, one memorandum, one presidential notice and a proclamation without any attention from the White House press corps. That's because the White House press office never announced them and never posted any reference to them on its Web site.
  • Obama Sneaks Orders, Documents Through, Media Caught Unawares

    02/18/2009 4:35:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies · 1,824+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 18, 2089 | Warner Todd Huston
    Despite all claims to the contrary, President Obama has not been very vigilant about pursuing that idea of "transparency" he ballyhooed during the recent campaign. Politico reported on a host of documents, proclamations and executive orders that Obama has made in the last month and none of them were on-line. In fact, many were not even released at all to the press by the White House. So, where is the drumbeat of outrage about the "secret presidency" we heard for the last 6 or so years? Remember all the mavens of the Old Media establishment that kept claiming that Bush...
  • The White House's missing documents (Unannounced Executive Orders)

    02/17/2009 10:16:29 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 48 replies · 3,300+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 2/17/09 | Gerstein
    In his first weeks in office, President Barack Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire. Despite the intense scrutiny a president gets just after the inauguration, Obama managed to take all these actions with nary a mention from the White House press corps. The moves escaped notice because they were never announced by the White House Press Office and were never placed on the White House web site. They came to light only...
  • Change: The First Three Weeks (It's worse than you thought alert)

    02/10/2009 12:19:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies · 3,954+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2009 | Randall Hoven
    Far be it from me to criticize Barack Obama before he's even had a chance to rule. Well, he's had almost three weeks in office as I write, and some patterns are beginning to emerge. Here is a list of accomplishments 20 days into President Obama's first term. Prior to taking office. Bill Richardson withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Commerce "under pressure of a federal investigation into how his political donors landed a lucrative transportation contract." In December, President-elect Obama introduced a $775B stimulus plan, which enjoyed a 79% approval rating in the polls at the time . By...
  • Obama signs 4th pro-union regulation (Projects must aid Big Labor)

    02/07/2009 6:50:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,821+ views
    President Obama on Friday quietly signed an executive order pushing federal construction projects to favor union workers, undoing yet another Bush administration labor rule and generating criticism of political "payback." The order - a substantial boost to unions - says government contractors should favorably consider "project labor agreements," which carve out jobs for union workers. It overturns President Bush's 2001 order banning PLAs, which had overturned a Clinton order, which had overturned an order from President George H.W. Bush. Unions said the agreements ensure certainty in both costs and timelines, making them worthwhile for government spending. "PLAs help build America...
  • RNC Statement On Obama’s Pro-Union Executive Order (are slave labor camps next!)

    02/07/2009 1:23:58 PM PST · by LoneStarC · 187 replies · 11,930+ views
    RNC head - ^ | February 7, 2009 | Michael Steele
    <p>“President Obama’s executive order will drive up the cost of government at a time when we should be doing everything possible to save taxpayer dollars. Federal contracts should go to the businesses that can offer taxpayers the best value – not just the unions who supported the Democrats’ campaigns last year. Quietly signing executive orders to payback campaign backers undermines Obama promise to change Washington. It is a disappointment for Americans hoping for more transparency and less politics as usual in Washington.”</p>
  • Has The First 2 Weeks Of Obama Been Worse Than 8 Years Of Clinton?

    02/07/2009 3:04:23 AM PST · by joeclarke · 12 replies · 944+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/07/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions President Barack Obama, like the legendary Mr. Clean - The White Tornado, has entered the presidency as a mighty rushing wind, not in a Pentecostal way, but quite the opposite. He has nearly taken the wind out of America's sails, and has pulled the breath out of its citizens - all in a manner of weeks. Bill Clinton's initial Executive Orders (out of over 360 during his tenure) were relatively harmless, and be thankful he had enough sense to quash the Tell Everyone You're Gay In The Military...
  • Obama executive order favors union labor

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has issued an executive order backing the use of union labor for large-scale federal construction projects.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER: USE OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS FOR FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

    02/06/2009 3:49:18 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 1,017+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov - The Press Office ^ | February 6, 2009, 12:00 am | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/EXECUTIVEORDERUSEOFPROJECTLABORAGREEMENTSFORFEDERALCONSTRUCTIONPROJECTS/ Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am EXECUTIVE ORDER: USE OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS FOR FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 6, 2009 EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - USE OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS FOR FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and in order to promote the efficient administration and...
  • Obama sends labor another bouquet (Obama Exe)

    02/06/2009 3:13:38 PM PST · by yoe · 37 replies · 3,094+ views
    Boston.com ^ | Feburary 6, 2009 | Executive Order.......
    In his latest labor-friendly move, President Obama signed an executive order this afternoon encouraging the use of union workers for big federal construction projects. The order instructs federal agencies to have construction contractors make agreements that require contractors to negotiate with unions, recognize union wages and benefits, and follow collective bargaining agreements. Obama's order restores a Clinton administration rule that was rescinded by President George W. Bush, the Associated Press reports. In response, Stephen Sandherr, chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, issued a statement: "Today's executive order has the unfortunate potential to limit contractors' ability to...
  • Poll: Americans Oppose Obama's First Two Executive Orders

    02/03/2009 10:42:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 2,006+ views
    Poll: Americans Oppose Obama's First Two Executive Orders President Obama's first two executive orders -- allowing federal funding for overseas abortions and closing Guantanamo -- have been met with widespread opposition, according to a poll released Tuesday. FOXNews.com Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Though President Obama has garnered widespread support for his early actions in office, Americans strongly oppose the commander-in-chief's first two executive orders -- allowing federal funding for overseas abortions and closing Guantanamo -- according to a poll released Tuesday. Fifty-eight of Americans said they disagreed with the president's decision to give overseas funding to family planning organizations that...
  • Obama calmly buries the legacy of Mr Toad (Andrew Sullivan super-barf)

    01/31/2009 3:36:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 299+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Feb. 1, 2009 | Andrew Sullivan
    Because we live in a practical world where nothing is ever totally new, it is possible to see there is as much continuity between the administrations of George W Bush and Barack Obama as discontinuity. The massive stimulus package being prepped for presidential signature follows a similar, if more modest, effort by Bush. More than 140,000 troops are still in Iraq and it will not be easy to withdraw them. The war in Afghanistan grinds on. The fantastic debt of the past eight years will soon increase by an even more fantastic amount. The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay cannot simply...
  • Caption Obama on appointing Biden as Middle Class Working Families Task Force

    01/30/2009 10:11:41 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 54 replies · 1,476+ views
    Vice President Joe Biden laughs during a light moment as President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, prior to signing an executive order dealing with the Middle Class Working Families Task Force.
  • Obama: Unions are Solution to Worst Economy Since Carter

    01/30/2009 11:26:34 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 30 replies · 1,499+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-30-09 | Scott Martin
    We keep hearing that we are in the middle of the worst economy since the Great Depression, but occasionally even the liberal media are forced to report the facts, even if they gloss over them: On a day when the nation's gross domestic product suffered its worst slide in three decades, President Obama ordered the creation of a task force on the middle class and signed executive orders aimed at strengthening labor unions. Worst slide in three decades? Golly, whose presidency was it that caused the slide three decades ago? Ah yes, the President whose name must not be mentioned...
  • [President] Obama 'levels the playing field' for unions (VP Biden to head middle-class task force)

    01/30/2009 5:19:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 796+ views
    The Long Beach Press-Telegram / The Associated Press ^ | January 30, 2009 | Philip Elliott
    President Barack Obama signed a series of executive orders Friday that he said should "level the playing field" for labor unions in their struggles with management. Obama also used the occasion at the White House to announce formally a new White House task force on the problems of middle-class Americans. He named Vice President Joe Biden as its chairman. Union officials say the new orders by Obama will undo Bush administration policies that favored employers over workers. The orders will: Require federal contractors to offer jobs to current workers when contracts change. Reverse a Bush administration order requiring federal contractors...
  • Official: Obama to repeal 4 Bush executive orders - (Sadly, not satire)

    01/30/2009 6:46:22 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 50 replies · 2,820+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/30/09 | AP via Chicago Sun-Times
    WASHINGTON---- President Barack Obama intends to overturn four Bush-era executive orders that unions opposed, officials said Thursday. Obama planned to reverse one order Friday that allowed unionized companies to post signs informing workers that they were allowed to decertify their union, an order some claim is unfair because nonunion businesses are not required to post signs letting workers know they were legally allowed to vote for a union.
  • Obama touts middle-class task force led by Biden (+ more exec orders from O)

    01/30/2009 11:28:05 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 33 replies · 1,798+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1/30/09 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed a series of executive orders Friday that he said should "level the playing field" for labor unions in their struggles with management. Obama also used the occasion at the White House to announce formally a new White House task force on the problems of middle-class Americans. He named Vice President Joe Biden as its chairman. Union officials say the new orders by Obama will undo Bush administration policies that favored employers over workers.
  • Catholic Congressman Chris Smith Tries to Reinstate Mexico City Policy

    01/28/2009 6:16:34 PM PST · by tcg · 10 replies · 537+ views
    Congressman Chris Smith was joined by Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), in introducing H.R. 708, aimed at restoring the abortion-neutral Mexico City Policy. This 25-year old guideline establishes a wall of separation between abortion and family planning by ensuring that U.S. international family planning funds directed to foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) could not be used to actively promote or perform abortion as a method of family planning. This bill would reverse one of the first acts of newly sworn-in President Barack Obama, who quietly issued an edict late Friday, Jan. 23, to allow...
  • Obama's First Export: Abortion

    01/28/2009 5:48:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 570+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2009 | Laura Hollis
    Well, that didn’t take long.  Only 72 hours after he took the oath of office, newly-minted President Barack Obama signed an executive order releasing federal funds to agencies that promote and provide abortion overseas.  Known as the “Mexico City Policy,” this has gone back and forth since Reagan instituted the original ban.  Bush I kept it in place.  Bill Clinton lifted it.  Bush II put it back into place.  Obama has lifted it again. Yes, I know everyone expected it.  I know the issue of abortion is sooooo last administration.  I know that nothing will take the bloom off of...
  • Obama's First Days

    01/27/2009 8:39:45 AM PST · by dbz77 · 14 replies · 766+ views
    Press-Telegram ^ | January 27, 2009 | Alex Coalson
    Right out of the gate, President Barack Obama has reauthorized federal tax revenue to perform abortions around the globe and appointed a tax cheat to run the Treasury Department. His new attorney general was involved with Bill Clinton's dubious pardon of a billionaire financier who fled the U.S. to avoid federal tax evasion charges. I can hardly wait for Obama's Supreme Court picks. Americans deserve the government they get. And for the next four years we're going to get it good and hard. Alex Coalson
  • Beloved Caesar Obama

    01/27/2009 2:26:57 AM PST · by do the dhue · 37 replies · 1,210+ views
    WND ^ | 1/26/09 | Craig Smith
    Anyone with a sixth grade civics education understands the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in their design of three specific branches of government and the accountability each enforces. Apparently President Obama skipped the sixth grade. Within the first three days of taking office, Obama has signed five specific executive orders without any advice or the consent of the legislative or judicial branches – the same branches the founders believed were essential for effective and accountable government. This is an unprecedented number given past presidents like Kennedy, Carter and Clinton only signed one in the first few days of taking office...
  • Obama Executive Orders Show Concern for Captured Terrorists; None for Innocent Human Life

    01/24/2009 5:41:03 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 248+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    President Barack Obama has shown in the first four days of his Presidency that he has great concern for the lives of terror suspects, but not for innocent human life. With great fanfare, he signed Executive Orders ordering the closing of the Guantanamo Bay Terrorist Prison within one year, halted prosecutions of terror suspects held there, and ordered an end to the use of any enhanced interrogation techniques to gain information from high value terrorist captives. In fact, he ordered that only the "Army Field Manual" techniques be used, meaning every terror organization now has access to memorize just how...
  • The Era of “Transparency” has Begun! ( Obama and Friends acquire the reins of the USA 2009)

    01/24/2009 1:27:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 204+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at 7:49 am | Wordsmith
    Obama signed executive orders fulfilling his pledge to end what he has called torture and to abolish the Guantanamo facility that became a lightning rod for international criticism. His action drew praise from human rights groups as well as politicians and statesmen around the globe. Larry Downing-Reuters Yesterday, Curt noted: could there actually be some light at the end of the tunnel? [truncated] Most politicians would rather do anything than make a difficult choice, and it seems President Obama hasn’t abandoned this Senatorial habit. To wit, yesterday’s executive order on interrogation: It imposes broad limits on how aggressively U.S. intelligence...
  • The New Era of Irresponsibility-executive orders dismantle most effective anti-terrorism tools

    01/23/2009 7:50:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 535+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-23-09 | Ben Johnson
    The New Era of Irresponsibility   By Ben JohnsonFrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, January 23, 2009 Upon hearing that President Obama plans to close Guantanamo Bay within a year, the first thought that occurred to me was: where will terrorists go for their lemon chicken? One detention center librarian has said "a few [detainees] are kind of hooked on" the Harry Potter series; will Obama at least detain them long enough to finish The Deathly Hallows? For that matter, where else will these young jihadists ever enjoy access to a several thousand-volume library? How can you keep a boy in the...
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER -- REVIEW AND DISPOSITION OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE

    01/23/2009 10:01:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 387+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE ^ | January 22, 2009 | BARACK OBAMA
    EXECUTIVE ORDER -- REVIEW AND DISPOSITION OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE AND CLOSURE OF DETENTION FACILITIES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to effect the appropriate disposition of individuals currently detained by the Department of Defense at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Guantánamo) and promptly to close detention facilities at Guantánamo, consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice, I hereby order as follows: Section 1. Definitions. As used in...
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER -- REVIEW OF DETENTION POLICY OPTIONS

    01/23/2009 10:04:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 192+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE ^ | January 22, 2009 | BARACK OBAMA
    EXECUTIVE ORDER -- REVIEW OF DETENTION POLICY OPTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to develop policies for the detention, trial, transfer, release, or other disposition of individuals captured or apprehended in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations that are consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice, I hereby order as follows: Section 1. Special Interagency Task Force on Detainee Disposition. (a) Establishment of Special Interagency Task Force. There shall be established...
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER -- ENSURING LAWFUL INTERROGATIONS

    01/23/2009 10:16:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies · 544+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE ^ | January 22, 2009 | BARACK OBAMA
    EXECUTIVE ORDER -- ENSURING LAWFUL INTERROGATIONS By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to improve the effectiveness of human intelligence gathering, to promote the safe, lawful, and humane treatment of individuals in United States custody and of United States personnel who are detained in armed conflicts, to ensure compliance with the treaty obligations of the United States, including the Geneva Conventions, and to take care that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed, I hereby order as follows: Section 1. Revocation. Executive Order 13440 of...
  • Order to shut Guantanamo big step, questions remain, say analysts

    01/22/2009 10:53:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 622+ views
    AFP ^ | 23 January 2009
    WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's order to close Guantanamo Bay prison is a huge step in the right direction but leaves open the question of what to do with the 245 detainees still held there, rights groups and legal experts said Thursday. "This is a terrific start, a giant step on the path to restoring justice," said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) after Obama signed three executive orders just two days into his presidency, including one to shutter the controversial prison within a year. "We are concerned by legal ambiguities in the order...
  • Joint Statement from U.S. Sens. Graham and McCain on Guantanamo Executive Order [we support Zero]

    01/22/2009 11:59:36 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 288 replies · 9,098+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) today issued the following statement regarding the executive order put forth by President Obama calling for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo: “We support President Obama’s decision to close the prison at Guantanamo, reaffirm America’s adherence to the Geneva Conventions, and begin a process that will, we hope, lead to the resolution of all cases of Guantanamo detainees,” said Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator John McCain. “The executive orders issued today constitute an important step in the right direction but leave several major issues unaddressed.” “Numerous...
  • Obama Issues Directives on Detainees, Interrogation, Guantanamo (Abortion too)

    01/22/2009 8:56:23 AM PST · by DoughtyOne · 155 replies · 4,602+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 01/22/2009 | Fox News Staff
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama, putting his executive pen in his left hand to overrule eight years of Bush administration policy, signed "several" executive orders Thursday, including ones affecting national security and abortion. The national security orders mandate that interrogation techniques in the Army Field Manual be used by all intelligence and law enforcement services; call for a task force to look at closing the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within the year; and order a strategy be developed for handling detainees in the future. The presidential directive also orders a stay in the case of Ali Al-Marri, the only...
  • Obama signs order to close Guantanamo in a year

    01/22/2009 12:42:04 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies · 562+ views
    AP (via MyWay) ^ | 1/22/09 | Ben Feller
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama began overhauling U.S. treatment of terror suspects Thursday, signing orders to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, shut down secret overseas CIA prisons, review military war crimes trials and ban the harshest interrogation methods. With his action, Obama started changing how the United States prosecutes and questions al-Qaida, Taliban or other foreign fighters who pose a threat to Americans - and overhauling America's image abroad, battered by accusations of the use of torture and the indefinite detention of suspects at the Guantanamo prison in Cuba. "The message that we are sending the world is...
  • Obama to Lift Ban on Funding for Groups Providing Abortions Overseas (Mexico City Policy/Alan Keyes]

    01/21/2009 3:35:28 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 63 replies · 2,149+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009 | Major Garrett
    President Obama will issue an executive order on Thursday reversing the Bush administration policy that bans the use of federal dollars by non-govermental organizations that discuss or provide abortions outside of the United States. Obama will sign the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states. The policy, known in governmental circles as the "Mexico City policy," requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations." The...
  • CNN: 3 Executive Orders Coming Thursday from Obama Administration (Closing Gitmo)

    01/21/2009 2:57:14 PM PST · by lewisglad · 45 replies · 1,780+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/21/09 | Wolf Blitzer
    according to their sources they will be...1. Ban torture explicitly in US field manual 2. Close Gitmo 3. Review all the detainee cases.
  • Presidential Executive Orders: How would Obama use them?

    01/18/2009 9:02:39 AM PST · by Polarik · 65 replies · 1,428+ views
    ThisNation.com ^ | 01/18/2009 | Polarik
    What is an Executive Order? Executive Orders (EOs) are legally binding orders given by the President, acting as the head of the Executive Branch, to Federal Administrative Agencies. Executive Orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of congressionally established laws or policies. However, in many instances they have been used to guide agencies in directions contrary to congressional intent. Not all EOs are created equal...[a] subset of Executive Orders are those concerned with national security or defense issues. These have generally been known as National Security Directives. Under the Clinton Administration, they have been...
  • Obama to sign order next week to close Guantanamo prison

    01/12/2009 6:17:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1,834+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | January 12, 2009 | Jonathan S. Landay
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama will sign an executive order in his first week in office that sets in motion the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison, the highest-profile symbol of the Bush administration's detention policies, two individuals familiar with Obama's thinking said on Monday. They declined to say precisely when he'd sign the directive, but they said it could be within hours of his Jan. 20 inauguration. The order would set out the procedures for shutting the prison at the U.S. Naval base in Cuba , a process that's likely to take a considerable period of time, the...
  • Obama to reverse Bush executive orders

    01/12/2009 4:57:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 2,795+ views
    Obama to reverse Bush executive orders By: Ben Smith and Lisa Lerer January 12, 2009 06:15 PM EST President-elect Barack Obama is expected to move swiftly to reverse executive orders regarding torture of terror suspects, the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and other controversial security policies, sources close to his transition said, in dramatic gestures aimed at reversing President Bush’s accumulation of executive power. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said he’s been informed that President Obama will support his proposed legislation to make public some opinions from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which issued some of the Bush Administration's...