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  • Obama’s Next Step: Entrenching Balkanized America

    11/23/2014 3:29:59 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mike Gonzales
    Fears that President Obama would follow executive amnesty with moves to assimilate immigrant communities into a new America that entrenches multiculturalism and acceptance of large government—in other words, an America that differs in important ways from the country we once knew—are being sadly confirmed. The White House on Friday quickly followed the president’s controversial executive order by announcing the formation of a task force that in fact attempts to do just that. The presidential memorandum, which can be read here, states: "Our success as a Nation of immigrants is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into...
  • 'We Will Not Engage': Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 1:56:24 PM PST · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 22, 2104 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) revealed on Saturday that Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh), has no intention of resisting President Obama’s executive amnesty that he ordered on Thursday. “They acted as though the amnesty issue wasn’t even an issue. They said that the President is going to do what he’s going to do, and we are not going to get down in the mud with him. We are not going to engage, and what we are going to do is to talk about our positive solutions on jobs, the economy, education, and manufacturing,” Bachmann said.
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Does the first amendment prohibit government entities from recognizing or observing Christmas?

    11/23/2014 12:31:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    <p>Does the first amendment prohibit city governments or other government entities from recognizing or observing Christmas including, appropriate displays, symbolism, quoted scripture, etc.?</p> <p>"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."</p>
  • Can any 2016 Democrat have that 'new car smell'?

    11/23/2014 12:09:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Byron York
    President Obama set off ripples in the political world Sunday morning when he said voters in the 2016 presidential race will want "that new car smell." Speaking with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Obama said in picking a new leader, Americans will "want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me." Obama spoke in the context of saying complimentary things about Hillary Clinton. She was "an outstanding secretary of state," Obama said, and is "a friend" who would be "a formidable candidate" and "a great president." Still, Obama stopped short of actually expressing support for a...
  • Peter Wehner: The Bush Machine's Progressive Hitman

    11/23/2014 11:47:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 22, 2014 | Staff
    Peter Wehner made Mark Levin the target of his work at Commentary lately, as an extension of his zeal to cast G. W. Bush as more of a conservative than Reagan was, and label numerous prominent conservatives as “purists” in desperate need of moderating their tone. Levin, rejecting the notion of being lectured to by a Bush grandee responded, correcting Wehner and calling attention to his aptitude for cherry-picking facts so that he can knock down prominent conservatives, and conservative causes. Peter Wehner arrived in Washington D.C. in 1983, and never left. He was hired by Bill Bennett as a...
  • Clarice Feldman: Revenge of the Ditz Lord

    11/23/2014 11:14:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Having been clobbered in the midterms, the president put on his cockiest face and strut, and in a carefully orchestrated setting designed to make him look imperial poked a thumb in the eye of the newly-elected Congress by announcing that he would not deport the people he was already not deporting. The next day the House of Representatives sued him for overreaching on ObamaCare, but despite a lot of understandably outraged yammering, it is not likely to follow suit or at least succeed in similarly challenging on constitutional grounds his immigration executive order. True, at the heart of both of...
  • He Never Learns: Obama stands alone, alas.

    11/23/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | The December 1, 2014 Issue | Fred Barnes, executive editor
    There’s a lesson from President Obama’s first term that he should have learned long ago. It’s simple: On an issue that affects many millions of Americans, it’s best—even necessary—to have bipartisan support in Congress. Going forward in a purely partisan fashion is bound to cause national discord, increase polarization, and heighten distrust in Washington. Worse still, it means the issue will be controversial for years to come. The enduring unpopularity of Obamacare—indeed, the Republican commitment to repeal it—is an example of what can happen when bipartisanship is spurned. In this case, Obama and congressional Democrats made no effort to attract...
  • Clues to Chief Justice John Roberts' thinking on new ObamaCare case

    11/23/2014 10:12:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 74 replies
    triblive.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | Richard L. Hasen
    The Supreme Court's surprising decision to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act once again has focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved ObamaCare from being declared unconstitutional. Many court watchers expect that he will once again be the swing vote in deciding a case crucial to the health-care law, this one involving questions about who qualifies for subsidies under the law. But Roberts' vote in a recent voting rights case suggests he might not step in to save the health law this time. At issue in...
  • IndyStar Deletes Racist Cartoon About Illegal Immigrants

    11/22/2014 8:09:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    <p>The Indianapolis Star deleted a racist Gary Varvel cartoon depicting an illegal immigrant family climbing through the window while a white family had Thanksgiving dinner. Wow, really? The fact is, not all illegal immigrants are Hispanics.</p>
  • Cruz calls on Congress to block presidential nominees over executive action

    11/23/2014 9:43:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2014
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the president’s nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive action on the issue. “This is a stunning and sad display by the president,” Cruz, a Republican, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We need to impose real consequence.” Cruz suggested, as he has since Obama announced the executive action Thursday, that Congress should take action next year when Republicans, who already control the House, will also have the majority in the Senate.
  • Why The Founders Didn’t Give Us a Democracy

    11/23/2014 8:48:37 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 11/23/2014 | Keith Weiner
    As the famous story goes, when Ben Franklin left Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia had a question she wanted answered. “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
  • Warm weather plagues hunters on opening day of firearm season

    11/23/2014 8:33:39 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Alanna Autler
    Saturday marked the opening day for firearm season in Tennessee. But warm and windy weather plagued hunters across the region this weekend.
  • David Brooks: "On The Republican Side, The Great And The Good Are Hoping For Jeb Bush"

    11/23/2014 8:06:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 79 replies
    JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: Well, it — let’s look at those. You have already got some Republicans. It’s only two weeks almost since the midterms. You have already got Republicans out there talking about whether they’re going to — or people talking about whether they’re going to run, whether it’s Jeb Bush. John Kasich won by 30 points in the state of Ohio, won reelection. Are we beginning, David, to see the shape of who may run on the Republican side? We know, on the Democratic side, Jim Webb, the former United States senator from Virginia, formed an exploratory committee....
  • The Science is Settled?

    11/23/2014 7:41:41 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/23/2014 | Viv Forbes
    Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on “climate research” especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits are hard to find. It may have improved weather forecasts by a day or so, but official long-term predictions have not improved in the last fifty years. This is because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not the main driver of weather or climate “What is referred to reverently as “climate research” is mainly just grubby advocacy supporting the political war on carbon. Why are we still funding scientists...
  • SHOCK: Homeschooling family tasered, arrested after being accused of having a ‘messy’ house

    11/23/2014 7:16:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | NOV 21, 2014 | KYLE OLSON
    NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – A homeschooling family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after they say their home was illegally searched by the sheriff’s department. The Home School Legal Defense Association is aiding Laura and Jason Hagan. Their house was raided by Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White and Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Glidden.
  • 'We Will Not Engage': Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 6:23:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 189 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-23-2014 | Robert Wilde
    Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Bannon asked the congresswoman, who was a guest on Breitbart News Saturday Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, “Has there been any firm commitment from the leadership of the Republican party saying that this amnesty is not going to happen?” Bachmann replied with a question, “Do you want the truth? Okay, I’ll tell all of Breitbart listeners what happened this week. I was floored!” In the weekly meeting called “Republican Conference” in the House of Representatives, “we all knew that the big issue for the week was going to be the president announcing his amnesty,”...
  • Lerner grants tax exempt status to a prostitution ring

    11/23/2014 6:04:49 AM PST · by Steven Tyler · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | |Nov 23, 2014 | Snady Frost
    These documents were then filed with the IRS, where Lois Lerner, the former Director of Exempt Organization Rulings and Agreements, decided the Royal Order of Jesters deserved 501(c)(3) status as a charity and, on July 24, 2004, approved their application that classified their new headquarters as a “museum.” When the Jester news broke four years ago, we learned from the Buffalo News that a New York state Supreme Court judge resigned after the FBI caught him and two other Jesters in a human trafficking sting. These included his law clerk and a retired Lockport police captain. A retired Erie County...
  • What Makes Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker a Good Choice for 2016

    11/22/2014 8:48:52 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/20/2014 | Grover Norquist & Patrick Gleason
    After the GOP’s midterm-elections sweep, the Republican Party holds more U.S. House seats and controls more state houses than at any time since 1928. Having reached this goal, the GOP now needs to look for a 2016 presidential nominee to match this success. President Calvin Coolidge, who sat in the Oval Office from 1923 to 1929, would be a smart model for the party. He reined in spending and reduced tax rates at a time when it was as needed as it is today. President Ronald Reagan admired Coolidge so much that he hung a portrait of the 30th president...
  • Dana Perino: Obama's Executive Amnesty Lawful

    11/22/2014 6:31:53 PM PST · by Javeth · 88 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tony Lee
    <p>Dana Perino, the Fox News co-cost and former spokeswoman for George W. Bush's White House, said that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is well within the law.</p>
  • Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

    11/22/2014 6:15:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/22/2014 | y MICHAEL A. MEMOLI, LISA MASCARO
    Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more. They just can't agree on how to do it. Should they shut down the government? File a lawsuit? Or is there a more measured approach that could showcase Republican leadership, such as passing a legislative alternative? "We're working with our members and looking at the options that are available to us," House Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday. "But I will say to you that the House will, in...
  • 16 North Carolina Judges Quit Following State's Legalization of Gay Marriage

    11/22/2014 5:58:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/22/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in the state last month when a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. In October, U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the ban and ruled the amendment unconstitutional in response to a Charlotte-based lawsuit. Reports from the administrative office of the courts note that "between the ruling on Oct. 10 and the end of the month, 16 magistrates left their jobs, but the state wouldn't release why they left," Time Warner Cable News-Charlotte reports. The...
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • Ted Cruz: Change tax benefits for military members fighting Ebola in Africa

    11/22/2014 3:09:53 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    washington Times ^ | Friday, November 21, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, announced Friday he has introduced legislation that would entitle members of the military fighting the spread of Ebola in Africa to the same tax benefits they would get if they were deployed to a combat zone.“The morbidity rate of Ebola poses a substantial danger to those who have been sent to combat it and, for the first time, this risk extends beyond the battlefield and directly threatens the safety of their families,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement.“Congress should give these service members the appropriate recognition and respect for their service in times of grave...
  • Well, Obama issued executive amnesty: Will Republicans stand for it?

    11/22/2014 2:58:23 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    As he has promised to do for months, President Obama launched a broadside against the U.S. Constitution last night, introducing a plan to enact executive amnesty despite having zero legal authority to do so under our founding document’s Article II, Sect. 2 powers governing the Executive Branch. So much for swearing to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” “We’re going to offer the following deal,” Obama said during a 16-minute prime time address from the White House last night. “If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or...
  • Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: ‘We Don’t Give a F--- about Your Laws’

    11/22/2014 2:43:20 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/22/2014
    The protests in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday night grew larger than previous days’ gatherings of protesters, despite the rain and cold weather. Police officers used a megaphone to ask protesters to leave the street outside the Ferguson Police Department or they would be arrested. In this video, protesters responded by chanting ”F— the police” and shouting “We don’t give a f— about your laws like you don’t give a f— about our lives.” Warning: Video contains foul language. Video here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/393294/ferguson-protests-grow-larger-we-dont-give-f-about-your-laws-ryan-lovelace Protesters then moved to West Florissant Street and blocked traffic in front of a McDonald’s restaurant and chanted, “Who...
  • Culturist Suicide

    11/22/2014 1:11:13 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2014
    With Obama’s promised amnesty for illegal people, America has committed culturist suicide. Culturism is the belief that a traditional majority culture has the right and duty to protect, promote, and promulgate itself. This mission is now lost beyond hope. And this is fatal to America, because cultural diversity is real and important. Obama claims that his amnesty will impact only 5 million people. How will they check that? Who will check that? Believe me, fraud will be rampant and we do not have the resources or will to check it. And, this news will – as did Obama’s earlier promise...
  • Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

    11/22/2014 11:57:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Curt Levey
    As justification for the President's controversial executive order, his administration cites the Constitution's Take Care Clause. The problem for Obama is that this constitutional provision, instructing the President to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed," gives him discretion about how to enforce the law, not discretion about whether to enforce the law. President Obama admitted as much earlier this year in an interview with Univision, explaining that "the reason that these deportations are taking place is, Congress said, ‘You have to enforce these laws.’ … And I cannot ignore those laws any more than I could ignore, you...
  • Are more states headed for gun-control battles?(algorezeeraz usa)

    11/22/2014 9:18:20 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    american.aljazeera.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Adam May Serene Fang
    Wash. state activist: 'We got the NRA to run away scared' (part one)
  • Group wants gun policy changed at Harris Teeter(NC Grocery Store)

    11/22/2014 8:47:59 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    hickoryrecord.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | unknown
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Grocery store chain Kroger is getting a push from a group of mothers to ban guns from its stores, including Harris Teeter locations. Moms Demand Action on Thursday delivered more than 72,000 petitions to Harris Teeter's Matthews headquarters. They want the company to ban openly carried guns, even in jurisdictions where "open carry" is legal.
  • Safeguards in Place to Protect Identity of Jurors in Ferguson Case

    11/22/2014 7:04:35 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Brett Blume
    Once the grand jury makes its decision on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, members will go back to their everyday lives. KMOX News wanted to know about the safety of those jurors given the high-profile case and the strong emotions surrounding it. Washington University law professor Peter Joy says despite safeguards, no system is 100 percent fool-proof.
  • Sold-out Cosby show goes ahead amid sex assault claims(standing ovation!)

    11/22/2014 6:54:00 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Barbara Liston, Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey
    Bill Cosby played a sold-out comedy show on Friday in Florida, despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several upcoming shows and two major studios to halt projects involving the comedian. Cosby, 77, took the stage to a standing ovation and gave the audience a thumbs up at the King Center in Melbourne. The 90-minute show concluded without incident.
  • Giving thanks to a brave congresswoman whose life is now in danger

    11/22/2014 6:25:07 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Carol Brown
    When the new Congress is sworn in next year, Michele Bachmann will no longer be serving. And it will be a major loss to America. Bachmann has been a rare and nearly lone voice sounding the alarm about the threat of Islam and about government infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood. And for speaking the sobering truth, she has been mocked, ridiculed, dismissed, and/or ignored. Not just by those on the left, but by those on the right, as well. In honor of Congresswoman Bachmann, I’ve selected a few interviews and articles that highlight her courageous voice.
  • Republican Elders Warn Colleagues Against 'Stupid' Responses (McCain and Graham!)

    11/22/2014 6:00:06 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 11/20/14 | Ginger Gibson
    WASHINGTON – Here's what Republican elders are telling their colleagues: Please, don't be stupid. As they wait for President Obama to announce Thursday evening that he will shield millions of undocumented people from deportation, the GOP's Congressional leadership is counseling colleagues, including the most conservative ones, how -- and how not -- to respond. Several members described a concerted effort to quiet those most likely to make inflammatory remarks that could hurt the party. “Count to 100 before you say anything,” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he told conservatives in the House. Many Republicans admit to worrying about what...
  • Immigration debate: Why is GOP's Hal Rogers afraid to defund Obama's amnesty plan?

    11/22/2014 5:53:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/21/14 | David Bozell
    Memo to Rep. Hal Rogers: If you fund President Obama's executive amnesty plan, you will own it with him. Now that the president has announced his executive amnesty order, it puts the spotlight squarely on Republican leaders such as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers who seems to be at odds with most of the GOP. Rogers suggested last week to a reporter the GOP should pass a long-term spending bill even if it should include funding for Obama's upcoming Executive Order. Mr. Chairman: If the American people wanted Congress to fund amnesty programs, they would have kept the Democrats...
  • Jonathan Gruber flap on Obamacare reopens not-so-old wounds

    11/22/2014 5:49:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 nov 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to have boasted that Obamacare was designed to exploit the "stupidity" of American voters and elude honest accounting by hiding both its cost and the taxes necessary to pay for it. When asked about this in Brisbane, Australia, the president rolled his eyes at the controversy. "I just heard about this," President Barack Obama said. "… The fact that some adviser who never...
  • From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator

    11/22/2014 5:35:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well he loves himself.And his executive action on illegal immigration is his last, full measure of devotion to his love. I just didn’t expect him to love himself so openly, so publicly, so disgustingly.Barack Obama, anxious, as he always has been, to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln, needed a hostile Congress as a foil to create a crisis to issue an order where he and he alone would be the only actor on stage…so that his admirers would compare him to Lincoln.It’s part of what Lee Harris in Civilization and It’s Enemies called a fantasy ideology. That is “political and...
  • Just Enforce the Constitution We Have

    11/22/2014 4:56:00 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    As our once republic swirls down the drain of despotism, a common call at FR to restore freedom is to “just enforce the constitution we have.” In a perfect world of cuddly puppies and chocolate rivers, we could live in unspoiled freedom and happiness if we only enforced the written constitution. The problem is that no nation ever was, nor will ever be, composed of saints. If men were saints, government wouldn’t be necessary. If that sounds familiar, it should. After years of study on the nature of government in general, and republics in particular, James Madison and other framers...
  • Vanity: Need Good Information to Convince the Miseducated

    11/22/2014 4:37:34 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 17 replies
    11-22-14 | Self
    I am in need of some information that will help many of us here especially over those tough family interactions during Thanksgiving and Christmas. We know Stinky Reid scuttled many bills on immigration reform...amongst other bills...we also know the ministry of truth (aka MSM) has kept this a secret. The Left and Caesar 0bummer claim they had to do the EO because Republicans gave them nothing to work with...a Joe Wilson screaming lie! Long preamble...stay with me...what I need - and I think many of us here need - is such a list perhaps with thumbnails of the bills /proposed...
  • Cartoons on Obama Amnesty / Immigration Policy (links only)

    11/21/2014 8:43:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November, 2014 | Various
    Links only because of copyright: A. F. Branco (1)A. F. Branco (2) Steve Breen Bob Gorrell (1) Bob Gorrell (2) Michael Ramirez (1) Michael Ramirez (2) Michael Ramirez (3) Gary Varvel (1) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (2) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (3) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (4) (click image to enlarge) Both Breen and Ramirez are two-time Pulitzer Prize winners.
  • Kasich’s immigration views ‘evolved’ [He sucks to high Heaven]

    11/21/2014 8:03:44 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 11-21-14 | Darrel Rowland
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — A little more than four years ago, John Kasich told The Dispatch, “One thing that I don’t want to reward is illegal immigration.” He called for a comprehensive federal immigration law protecting America’s borders. And he reiterated his longtime support for amending the U.S. Constitution to end birthright citizenship for children born here to illegal immigrants. But now, as his fellow Republican governors loudly voice many of the same sentiments, Kasich is urging them to ratchet down the rhetoric and try to work with President Barack Obama to solve one of the nation’s longstanding vexing problems....
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obama’s speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obama’s amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms

    11/21/2014 5:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Rappler / Agence France-Presse ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jim Watson
    LAS VEGAS, USA – US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, November 21 pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents. "I have come back to Del Sol to tell you, I'm not giving up. I will never give up," Obama insisted at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where he launched his immigration reform efforts two years ago. "We're going to keep on working with members of Congress to make permanent reform a reality," he added. "But until that day comes, there are actions...
  • Rogue President

    11/21/2014 5:26:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • Judge Napolitano: Impeachment Is The Only “Legal Remedy” To President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 75 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tom Sullivan
    If President Obama grants executive amnesty to an unknown millions of Americans, there’s only one way Republicans can stop him — impeachment. On Thursday’s show, the Judge told FOX News Radio’s Tom Sullivan why the President may have to resort to such extreme measures. He says, while Presidents do have right to practice prosecutorial discretion when it comes to immigration, Obama’s proposed actions risk nullifying the law altogether. And that’s going too far.
  • Obama Puts The Republic Out Of Its Misery

    11/21/2014 4:03:18 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21 2014 | David Harsanyi
    All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress – unless the President says otherwise. “This is how democracy works,” Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one-man executive overreach on immigration. If you enjoy straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you. Obama acknowledges his overreach openly every time he argues that he intends to do the job of an obstinate Republican congress. In his speech, Obama scolded those who question whether he has the authority to change the legal status of...
  • FACT SHEET: The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

    11/21/2014 3:27:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules. Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step to fix our broken immigration system. These executive actions crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay their fair share of taxes as they register to temporarily stay in the US without fear of deportation. These are commonsense steps, but only Congress can...
  • Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century

    11/21/2014 3:20:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century Throughout our Nation's history, immigrants have helped the United States build the world's strongest economy. Immigrants represent the majority of our PhDs in math, computer science, and engineering, and over one quarter of all U.S.-based Nobel laureates over the past 50 years were foreign-born. Immigrants are also more than twice as likely as native-born Americans to start a business in the United States. They have started one of every four American small businesses and high-tech startups, and more...
  • Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    11/21/2014 3:19:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The White House ^ | November 21, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees Our country has long been a beacon of hope and opportunity for people from around the world. Nearly 40 million foreign-born residents nationwide contribute to their communities every day, including 3 million refugees who have resettled here since 1975. These new Americans significantly improve our economy. They make up 13 percent of the population, but are over 16 percent of the labor force and start 28 percent of all new businesses. Moreover, immigrants or their children have founded more than 40...
  • Obama signs executive orders delaying deportations for millions of illegal immigrants

    11/21/2014 1:35:02 PM PST · by dware · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.21.2014 | FoxNews.com
    (DEVELOPING): President Obama signed two executive orders on Friday that would delay deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. The president, who signed the controversial policies aboard Air Force One, then spoke about his action at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.