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  • Focus on Obama amnesty should be on the work permits, not the deportations

    11/20/2014 6:52:00 PM PST · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 11/20/2014 | Roy Beck
    Pres. Obama's and the mainstream media's focus on "relief from deportation" is a distraction from the real issue which is the work permits that the President's executive immigration action would provide in the millions. It is the giving out of work permits that most strongly challenges the Constitution. And it is the work permits that deliver the most harm to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants already here. It is one thing to claim prosecutorial discretion in deciding not to deport somebody for breaking the law. It is quite another to actively reward that law-breaking foreign citizen with cards giving legal...
  • How long is Obama's Temporary Deportation Halt?

    11/20/2014 6:44:49 PM PST · by TruthRespecter · 6 replies
    White House Fact Sheet on Obama Immigration Plan ^ | 11/20/14 | Obama Administration
    What does "three years at a time" mean? In defining just how long Obama's "temporary" halt of deportation is for over an estimated 5 million illegal aliens...according the White House Fact Sheet, it says that (on page 3 and 4)... ...eligible persons persons must also pass a criminal background check, begin paying their fair share of taxes and thereafter they will have “no fear of deportation for three years at a time.”. Beyond Obama's gross overall Constitutional violation, the "at a time" phrase worries me. Does this mean that these illegal aliens may apply for multiple rounds of 3-year deportation...
  • Vanity: Call Congress to DEMAND that they NOT pass a longer term OMNIBUS BILL.

    11/20/2014 6:23:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    November 20. 2014 | JSDude1
    If you WANT TO STOP this then the Defunding option from Congress is the ONLY option: Call The Capital Switchboard and take my advice in the headline: 202-224-3121. Do not let the leadership pass a longer term funding bill that WILL fund this ILLIGAL Action!
  • HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLACE OBAMA ON OFFICIAL NOTICE

    11/20/2014 5:48:07 PM PST · by robowombat · 56 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:12 | JB Williams
    HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLACE OBAMA ON OFFICIAL NOTICE Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:12 Written by JB Williams House leaders have placed Obama on OFFICIAL NOTICE to stop the usurpation of Congress by violating the Constitution with illegal Executive amnesty. The North American Law Center (NALC), working in concert with numerous patriot groups across America, placed House Republicans on notice demanding that they use constitutional congressional power to stop Barack Obama from illegally issuing defacto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. House Republicans followed by placing Barack Hussein Obama on OFFICIAL NOTICE ahead of Obama’s scheduled TV event at 8:00...
  • Obama's Immigration Speech In Full (VIDEO)

    11/20/2014 5:34:39 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-20-14 | The White House
    Well...for those that missed it, here is the Obama address to the nation on immigration tonight (in full). Thoughts? What do we do now? Where do we go from here? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Harris Teeter to Moms Demand Action: We Will Not Change Gun Policy

    11/20/2014 5:26:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On November 20, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America delivered a petition to the Harris Teeter grocers asking them to bar law-abiding citizens from carrying guns in their stores. Harris Teeter responded by saying they have no plans to change their policy, which allows the carrying of guns in states and municipalities where doing so is legal. According to The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina-based Harris Teeter issued a statement expressing its position: "We have and will continue to adhere to the firearms and concealed handgun laws as outlined by states in which we do business. We believe this...
  • EXPLAINED: Why Texas will Secede from Union

    11/20/2014 5:07:05 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 17 Nov 13 | AMTV
    This was posted a year ago, but King Barry Soetoro's actions to accelerate the collapse of the United States may portend that the US will collapse. Most Biblical scholars don't see (and neither do I) the US mentioned in End Times prophecy. Why would the world's current Economic and Military Superpower not be mentioned in End Times events that many Biblical scholars say are rapidly approaching? I believe that Obama's actions are accelerating the dissolving of our Union. I don't want this to happen. We are AMERICA. I support our Senate. I support our House. I support our government....
  • Democrats Need a History Lesson on the Emancipation Proclamation

    11/20/2014 2:18:58 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    National Review on Line ^ | November 20, 2014 | John S. Rosenberg
    Speaking to Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren after the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi attempted to justify his unilateral action raising the minimum wage of federal contractors; she acknowledged that it would be “much better for Congress to act and for it to be the law of the land more generally.” “But, I remind you,” Pelosi added, “the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order, many things that happened over time that would not have ever happened waiting for Congress, but then Congress followed through with, in fact, abolishing, you know, slavery.” Actually,...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 20,2014

    11/20/2014 2:18:07 PM PST · by Biggirl · 121 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 20, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Obama's Amnesty Lawlessness Demands Accountability

    11/20/2014 1:43:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Time and time again, President Obama demonstrates his contempt for the Constitution and for the American people, whose integrity and will must be subordinated to his personal prerogative and hijacked sovereignty. Obama has admitted on several occasions that he had no authority to act unilaterally, via executive order, to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants who came here illegally, so his doing so is, in his own opinion, flagrantly illegal. Daily he proves to us that his words mean nothing. They are utilitarian tools to serve his political purposes. When traveling the country to rally support for the DREAM Act,...
  • Pelosi Compares Obama Immigration Order to Emancipation Proclamation

    11/20/2014 1:23:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 20, 2014 | Billy House
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is drawing a parallel between President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and President Obama's planned executive actions on immigration reform. "Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?" Pelosi asked at a news conference Thursday morning.
  • My Explanation of Prosecutorial Discretion

    11/20/2014 1:20:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, I'm gonna go back to the Constitution here for just a second. Before my detailed -- and it won't take long -- explanation of prosecutorial discretion, which (if everybody is right) is the legal, so-called legal underpinning for Obama's executive action tonight, let's start with the oath of office the president of the United States takes. In that oath, the president swears, he promises that to the best of his ability he will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. That oath will be violated tonight, in plain view of however many millions...
  • Help! Can voter initiatives be used to call a Convention of the States for proposing amendments?

    11/20/2014 1:07:04 PM PST · by Nateman · 26 replies
    Self | Nov 20, 2014 | Nateman
    Andrew Biggs. He is the Senate Majority leader here in Arizona. He was just unanimously voted back into his seat. He is also the fellow who REFUSES to let Article V go up for debate. I've written to him. His secretary gave me this link to a panel discussion on Article V. In this video, near the end , a Pro Article V advocate asks all those assembled: How many here support Andrew Biggs refusing to bring Article V debate to the floor? Nobody raised their hands. I mentioned that in a follow up letter comparing MR BIG to...
  • 4 Reasons Cases Like Ferguson Are Hard for Feds to Prosecute

    11/20/2014 1:04:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Mike Levine
    As soon as the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri,, announces its decision over whether to charge Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown, the public will almost certainly turn to the Justice Department and say: Your move, Mr. Attorney General. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed a "fair" and "thorough" investigation into the matter. But when pressed by ABC News in August, Holder seemed to acknowledge federal charges against Wilson are hardly guaranteed. What are the hurdles to bring civil rights charges against a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager? Here are the top...
  • GOP factions tear into each other over strategy to block Obama's amnesty order

    11/20/2014 12:49:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    A disagreement between Republican lawmakers over a proposed strategy to block President Barack Obama's coming immigration mandate took a nasty turn on Thursday as a battle between two powerful factions of the GOP spilled into the press. On one side of the ring are conservative lawmakers, including Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who want to insert language into future spending legislation that bars immigration agencies from using their funding to issue the roughly 5 million new work permits the president is expected to authorize tomorrow. At the other end are moderates, like House Appropriations...
  • National Day of Reckoning! [Impeach Obama]

    11/20/2014 11:53:25 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 145 replies
    November 20, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Received a message this morning requesting a repeat of the National Day of Protest against amnesty that was held a couple of months ago. I'm all for it, but think this time it should be entitled, "National Day of Reckoning!" and should be repeated weekly for the duration. FR was instrumental in leading the fight for impeachment against the criminal Clinton. Well, Clintoon was a piker compared to our new tyrant. As much as the Republicans fear impeaching our first black president, I'm afraid it must be done. The Constitution demands it!! We cannot cower in fear as our wannabe...
  • Wrongly Convicted By Military Justice System,Amer Soldiers Deserve as Much Att. as GITMO Detainees

    11/17/2014 8:47:37 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 34 replies
    BobMcCarty.Com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Bob McCarty
    So much attention has been paid to the matter of whether or not detainees at Guantanamo Bay should be released and allowed to return to their home countries, but little has been paid to American warfighters wrongly convicted in the military justice system. Wrongly-convicted Americans deserve at least as much attention as GITMO detainees, don’t they? EXAMPLE: Two years ago this week, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces denied former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart‘s appeal of the wrongful conviction and eight-year prison sentence handed down by a court-martial panel in Germany almost 39...
  • Republicans Can Defund Obama’s Executive Order, They Just Don’t Want To

    11/20/2014 10:58:39 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 20, 2014 | Sean Davis
    President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration hasn’t even been issued yet, and already congressional Republicans are desperately trying to come up with reasons why they’re powerless to do anything about it. Here’s what the House Appropriations Committee spokesman told The Hill earlier today: It would be “impossible to defund President Obama’s executive order through a government spending bill, House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing said Thursday. Congress doesn’t provide funding to U.S. Citizenship and Immgiration Services (CIS), the agency responsible for issuing work permits and green cards. Instead, the agency is funded through fees. “We cannot, literally cannot, defund...
  • Venezuela increases luxury taxes to bolster state coffers

    11/20/2014 10:52:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2014 | by Brian Ellsworth
    Venezuela will increase taxes on luxury goods, alcohol and tobacco to help shore up the government's finances, the top tax official said, as falling oil prices threaten the OPEC member's coffers. Buyers of luxury goods, including cars worth more than $30,000, will pay an excise tax of 15 percent, up from 10 percent, tax chief Jose David Cabello said late Tuesday during a televised ceremony with President Nicolas Maduro. The measures, part of a package of 28 laws Maduro decreed to bolster the country's economy, increase tax rates on products such as wine and cigarettes while eliminating some tax benefits...
  • Health insurance costs have nowhere to go but up

    11/20/2014 10:22:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 20, 2014 | By RAY MARTIN
    Folks are used to the fact that health insurance costs always seem to go up. They've done so for the last 14 years, with the highest annual increase of about 14 percent and the lowest at about 3 percent. But the increases for 2015 are staggering, ranging from 20 percent to over 60 percent. And consumers need to plan for more rate hikes over the next several years, especially those who have coverage through their employer. One of the biggest causes behind these increases is the Affordable Care Act (ACA), so called because it was supposed to provide more affordable...
  • On paper Republican leader left a trail (Nevada)

    11/20/2014 9:19:56 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    http://www.newsreview.com ^ | 11/20/2014 | By Dennis Myers
    Nevada Assembly speaker-designate Ira Hansen would be one of the most controversial speakers in Nevada history. In a surprise, he was named on Nov. 7 by the new Republican majority as their candidate for speaker. If elected in February, he would be the first Washoe speaker since Robert Barengo in 1981 and the first from Sparks since Chet Christiansen in 1961. The GOP members passed over Assembly Republican leader Pat Hickey of Reno to choose Hansen. It was treated as a victory for the more radical wing of the party, which took over the Clark County and state party organizations...
  • Major Broadcast networks won’t carry Obama’s immigration address… with one big exception

    11/20/2014 9:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Noah Rothman
    As Guy Benson wrote, President Barack Obama will address the country on Thursday night to announce his sweeping, unprecedented decision to use executive authority to enact portions of an immigration reform bill that could not pass Congress. It will be, in fact, a move that Obama previously believed was beyond the realm of his authority to perform. There’s just one problem. If you’re hoping to see this critical, all-important address to the public on a proposal that Just. Can’t. Wait… you’re going to be disappointed. “President Barack Obama will announce his highly anticipated plan to deal with millions of...
  • Congressman Seeks to End Program He Calls ‘More Dangerous’ Than IRS Scandal

    11/20/2014 9:08:15 AM PST · by PapaNew · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal/The Heritage Foundation ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Calling a secretive government operation to strangle politically out-of-favor businesses “more dangerous” than the IRS targeting scandal, a congressman with a background in banking is preparing to introduce legislation to kill the Obama administration initiative. “I believe this activity is probably more dangerous and more disastrous than that of the IRS scandal because this is running people out of business for no reason and it’s harming livelihoods, incomes [and] families,” Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., said today in an interview with The Daily Signal. Luetkemeyer, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, was comparing the Department of Justice’s Operation Choke...
  • California Business Stops Photographing Weddings to Avoid Having to Shoot Same-Sex Ceremonies

    11/20/2014 8:56:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/20/2014 | Samuel Smith
    A California photography company has announced that it will no longer shoot wedding photography after gay activists protested against the business claiming it "denied" service to a same-sex couple for their wedding. Nang and Chris Mai, the operators of the Bay Area-based Urloved Photography, posted to the company's website earlier in November that they'll no longer photograph weddings after they were harassed by LGBT activists for referring a gay couple seeking their service to another photographer instead of shooting the wedding themselves. The Mais, who specialize in weddings, events and family portraits, say they've had to do away with wedding...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,November 20,2014

    11/20/2014 8:43:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 139 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Congressman to Consider John McCain Primary Challenge

    11/20/2014 8:41:21 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 11/20/14 | Alexis Levinson
    Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., plans to keep his options open for 2016, saying he would consider future runs — including a primary challenge to Sen. John McCain — after the holidays. “My wife and I made an agreement that we would wait until after the holidays, and then we would have a family meeting,” Schweikert told CQ Roll Call in between votes Tuesday, his wife by his side. “The whole thing: whether you’re gonna run at all over again, do you weigh options for other things.” “Like everything we do in the political world, we’ll do it very disciplined,” he...
  • Why the Supreme Court may invalidate Obama's amnesty

    11/20/2014 8:01:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Mickey Kaus makes an interesting argument that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, the Supreme Court may act on the lawsuit John Boehner is planning to file, and reverse President Obama’s planned executive action on amnesty: With Obama’s executive amnesty imminent, anonymous White House aides are cockily dismissing John Boehner’s threatened lawsuit against it as a stunt. Even among opponents of executive amnesty — and I’m with them — there’s a tendency to pooh pooh the suit. It’s a loser, it will take forever to decide, it’s an attempt to ‘redirect Republican rage’ away from budgetary remedies like denying funding, etc. Not so fast. I’m...
  • The Silence of the ‘Colored People’: NAACP says nothing about 3 conservative blacks in congress

    11/20/2014 7:43:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Voters on Election Day chose Tim Scott as South Carolina’s U.S. senator. They also sent Utah’s Mia Love and Texas’s Will Hurd to the U.S. House of Representatives. Thus, the 114th Congress will include three black Republicans. This is a new high-water mark for black Americans. Too bad the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People couldn’t care less. (America’s oldest civil-rights organization still plasters that retrograde expression all over its logo and website.) NAACP has yet to congratulate, acknowledge, or even attack Scott, Love, and Hurd — now America’s three most powerful elected black Republicans. What you hear...
  • WH Official Palmieri: Obama’s Not ‘Tearing Up the Constitution’ on Immigration

    11/20/2014 7:22:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    White House Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri affirmed to Morning Joe Thursday morning that President Barack Obama’s proposed executive action carving out legal protection for undocumented immigrations currently residing in the United States was within his constitutional powers, and did not represent an executive power grab of regal dimensions. “He’s not king,” Palmieri said. “He can’t just pick up the piece of legislation that the advocates and he were pushing for and implement that.
  • Playing with Constitutional Fire

    11/20/2014 7:23:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Earlier this week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals who are currently living illegally in the United States. He will do so by issuing an executive order to federal officials who oversee immigration directing them to undertake a course of action that, if complied with individually by all persons whom he designates as eligible, will cause the federal government to remove the threat of deportation from those who meet the standards he will lay down. Can he legally do that? To address that question, we...
  • Jim Webb Exploring Presidential Run

    11/20/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by central_va · 40 replies
    WRVA ^ | 11/20/14 | 1040WRVA.com
    Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D), despite having retired from just one term in Washington, has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to consider running for President. If he did run, he would likely have to beat former First Lady Hillary Clinton in the primaries. Webb says the country needs leadership, and a willingness to work beyond partisan lines. He says he is beholden to no one, and will not govern by polls. He also stresses that he feels the equality of opportunity in the U.S. has been backsliding, and he would work to change...
  • No, Reagan Did Not Offer An Amnesty By Lawless Executive Order

    11/20/2014 6:49:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 20, 2014 | By Gabriel Malor
    Today is the big day, and the Progressive media is in full spin to mitigate the anger Americans are expressing about President ObamaÂ’s decision to offer legal status to millions of people who broke the law. That spin has taken many forms, including the novel arguments that the executive branch is empowered to act whenever the legislative branch declines and that the executive branchÂ’s enforcement discretion includes the affirmative grant of benefits not otherwise authorized by law. Most recently, however, Progressive columnists have settled on an old favorite tactic: justify Democratic misbehavior by claiming (falsely, as you will see) that...
  • Why Nancy Pelosi Missed Obama’s All-Democrat Meeting on Immigration

    11/20/2014 6:42:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 20, 2014 | by Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama briefed 18 congressional Democrats at the White House Wednesday night about his coming executive action on immigration – but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wasn’t one of them. Pelosi instead opted to attend a Billy Joel concert, the Hill reported.
  • Playing with constitutional fire [Judge Nap]

    11/20/2014 6:39:41 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Andrew Napolitano
    ....If the president nullifies deportations on such a grand scale that the effect is the nullification of federal laws, then he has violated his oath “faithfully” to execute his.... obligations. The Framers required that every president swear to do his job “faithfully” to serve as a reminder to him that his job requires fidelity to the enforcement of laws with which he may disagree. The American people, Congress and the courts need to know we have a president who will enforce the laws, whether he agrees with them in his heart or not. Without presidential fidelity to the rule of...
  • Fighting illegal guns is God’s work (barf alert)

    11/20/2014 6:18:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 20 nov 2014
    Blase Cupich’s arrival as archbishop presents a historic opportunity to turn Chicago away from its horrific gun violence. As Cupich officially assumes his duties Tuesday, we urge him to take a leading and visible role in fighting the devastating flow of illegal guns into our city. Nothing could be more God’s work. Cupich has said he is “prepared to speak” on a gamut of pressing social issues in the Chicago archdiocese, from the “deep pockets of poverty” to income inequality to compassionate care for the elderly — all profound matters. But arguably no issue is more pressing than the violence...
  • Senate Republicans Up in 2016: No Shutdown Over Immigration

    11/20/2014 5:27:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 11/19/14 | Humberto Sanchez
    The coming battle over immigration with the White House has Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2016 fearful of a possible shutdown showdown. Indeed, many refuse to even entertain the possibility. “There will be no shutdown,” said Sen. Mark S. Kirk, a Republican who will face voters in two years in President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois. Kirk dismissed the idea of a shutdown because he has faith in his chamber’s Republican leadership, headed by Sen. Mitch McConnell, to avoid that outcome. McConnell, who will be majority leader in the next Congress, has said repeatedly he doesn’t expect that...
  • Leona Sharpton

    11/20/2014 5:25:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-20-14 | Editorial
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is perhaps best known these days for his MSNBC show. This provides viewers with a daily diet of its host misreading his teleprompter and egregiously overusing the phrase, “I mean, what is he talking about?” But there is much more to Sharpton than his left-leaning political worldview and unimpressive TV skills. He rose to national prominence in the 1980s when he falsely accused white law enforcement officials of raping a teenage African-American girl. After that, he moved on to incite anti-Semitic violence in Brooklyn and Harlem. This was his preparation for a later bid for the...
  • Shutdown Hangover for GOP?

    11/20/2014 5:11:22 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/20/14 | C. Edmund Wright
    It’s hard to go more than a few hours without being slapped in the face with some example how out of touch Washington’s wizards are with the country they rule. And there is no more compelling example of this dynamic than the retrograde opinion of Ted Cruz’ filibuster and the resultant “shutdown,” concerning which there is still a wrongheaded delusion held by almost everyone in town. Inside Washington, the Republican establishment -- and everyone else in the beltway to Manhattan media bubble for that matter -- is still obsessed with the few days of shutdown late last year. They are...
  • The Legal Risk of Implementing Illegal Amnesty

    11/20/2014 5:08:53 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Obama will not implement his unconstitutional amnesty alone. For one, the director of DHS Jeh Johnson will violate immigration law when he orders his underlings to carry out Obama’s diktats. So, my question is to what extent can Obama’s administrative foot soldiers be held legally responsible for their deeds? Do executive orders protect them? If so, it means the cabinet secretaries hold Obama’s orders as the supreme law of the land, and not the constitution they swore to uphold. Of course the loathsome Eric Holder or his replacement will do nothing. I’m speaking of the next administration, when perhaps men...
  • The Big Broadcast Fix for Obama's Amnesty Speech Tonight

    11/20/2014 5:03:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11-20-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama’s speech tonight on his immigration amnesty diktat isn’t aimed at you, if English is your primary language. The White House didn’t even ask the Big Three broadcast networks – CBS, NBC, ABC – for time. We’re in the midst of the November sweeps, and in all likelihood they would have turned him down. But that doesn’t matter – he would just as soon that Gringo-Americans not even hear about his decree.Obama and the Democrats base their strategy on fragmenting, not uniting Americans, and the speech tonight is aimed at Spanish speakers, who will see the speech broadcast live...
  • George Will: Obama ‘Greatest Builder Of The Republican Party Since Ronald Reagan’ [VIDEO]

    11/20/2014 4:47:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-19-2014 | AL WEAVER
    President Barack Obama once said he wanted to be as consequential as Ronald Reagan. However, according to syndicated columnist George Will, Obama has become as consequential as the former two-term GOP hero in a different sense. Appearing on “Special Report” Wednesday night, Will told host Bret Baier that Obama has become the “greatest builder of the Republican Party” since Reagan. Will: “Barack Obama once said that he wanted to be as consequential in his own way as Ronald Reagan was. He is in this sense: he is the greatest builder of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan. Today, there are...
  • ‘Open Rebellion’: Chaos if Republicans Don’t Withhold Funding for Obama Executive Amnesty

    11/20/2014 4:31:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-19-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Conservatives say that Republican leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will be “complicit” in President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him. They warn that chaos is around the corner if that’s how it goes down, even though they’d much rather have Republican leaders fight the president alongside them.“Fight or be complicit in lawlessness,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Breitbart News, is the message to congressional GOP leaders on Obama’s amnesty.If Republicans move forward with the plan from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep....
  • Al Hunt: Obama Was Wrong When He Said Exec Amnesty Illegal

    11/20/2014 4:07:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It brings to mind that old narcissistic boast: I've never been wrong except that one time when I thought I was wrong. In the current case, we have Al Hunt playing the role of President Obama's alter ego. Hunt the Hilarious made his curious claim on today's Morning Joe after a clip was rolled of President Obama, just last year, saying that were he to grant amnesty to illegals "I would be ignoring the law in a way that I think would be very difficult to defend legally." Responded Hunt: "I don't agree with his analysis back then. I think...
  • The Supreme Court Won’t Be Getting Another Sotomayor Anytime Soon

    11/19/2014 7:59:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Five Thirty Eight Politics ^ | 11/19/2014 | HARRY ENTEN
    Democrats lost the Senate, but so what? President Obama still has two more years and a veto. But there is at least one area where the GOP’s new Senate majority makes a big difference: a Supreme Court nomination. While it’s still unclear whether Obama will get to nominate another justice, the Republican gains in November make it unlikely a liberal nominee, such as Justice Thurgood Marshall, would be confirmed. And a nominee like the two Obama-appointed justices currently sitting on the court, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, would face a possible filibuster. Only a true middle-of-the-road nominee — such as...
  • NBC poll: Executive amnesty is… pretty unpopular with just about everybody

    11/19/2014 7:54:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    On Monday, USA Today released a poll that might have buoyed the spirits of those who support President Barack Obama’s planned executive order which will enact portions of the Senate’s failed immigration reform bill. That survey found that an executive order was only slightly unpopular, with 46 percent disapproving and 42 percent approving. Today, it seems that poll may have given Democrats false hope. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released on Wednesday revealed that an immigration executive order from Obama would not be that popular at all, even with the demographics the president surely hoped to please. NBC/WSJ...
  • U.S. Constitutional Crisis: November 20, 2014 - Mexican National Revolution Day: November 20, 1910

    The Mexican Revolution, which began on November 20, 1910, and continued for a decade, is recognized as the first major political, social, and cultural revolution of the 20th century. The United States, Mexico’s northern neighbor, was significantly affected by the human dislocation that resulted: if someone did not want to fight, the only alternative was to leave the country—and over 890,000 Mexicans did just that by legally emigrating during the second decade of the 20th century….
  • Obama says the border fence is 'now basically complete'

    11/19/2014 6:58:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    politifact.com ^ | May 16th, 2011 | By Robert Farley
    In his speech in El Paso on immigration reform on May 10, 2011, President Obama declared that the fence along the border with Mexico is "now basically complete." ... the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was passed by a Republican Congress and signed by President George W. Bush. It authorized the construction of hundreds of miles of additional fencing along the border with Mexico. The act specified "at least two layers of reinforced fencing." But the law was quietly altered in a significant way the following year. Responding to urging from the Department of Homeland Security -- which...
  • Rick Perry: Texas might sue Barack Obama

    11/19/2014 4:33:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jake Sherman
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the Lone Star State might sue Barack Obama’s administration over the president’s planned executive order to grant relief to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. “I think that’s probably a very real possibility,” Perry said during a panel here at the Republican Governors Association’s annual meeting. Perry, who is considering another presidential bid in 2016, said the cost of illegal immigration is “extraordinary.” He said his state spends $12 million a month on securing the border. Perry remarked that state Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was recently elected governor, has...
  • Turley Joins Republican Challenge To Obama's Lawlessness

    11/19/2014 4:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Executive Limits: For those in and out of the administration who dismissed the House lawsuit against the president for unconstitutional and illegal action, the naming of Jonathan Turley as lead attorney means game on. Coming as President Obama prepares to extend his lawlessness and war on the Constitution by granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, the timing of George Washington University law professor and constitutional scholar Turley being named lead attorney in the House lawsuit against the president is exquisite. Though he is a supporter of Obama and his policies, Turley is not a party hack as...
  • Wind energy firm sues to block bird death data release - (owned by Berkshire Hathaway)

    11/19/2014 4:22:56 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    pbs ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dina Cappiello
    WASHINGTON — A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states is suing in federal court to block the U.S. government from releasing information to The Associated Press about how many birds are found dead at its facilities. Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department from releasing information it considers confidential. The Obama administration has said it planned to turn over the material to The Associated Press, which sought it from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The...