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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...