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  • The Year of the Washington Power Grab

    01/03/2014 2:25:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    This past year will be remembered for many things, but let 2013 be hailed mainly for this: It was the year that the genius of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" became clear in America. Efforts to centralize control in the name of "fairness" have led to a society that is ever more at the mercy of a federal power—one that decides who does and does not succeed. The winners are favored special interests, political cronies and wealthy lobbyists. The losers are everyone else.
  • Cracking the Czars

    08/07/2013 7:41:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 8/7/2013 | J R Dunn
    In his genius for sleaze, Obama saw something else in the position of "czar": a means of overcoming the limitations of the system of checks and balances that would enable him to carry out programs under the radar and without oversight by Congress -- or anyone else either. The czars were tailor-made for Obama's cards-in-sleeve method of government. A more fitting example of the perils of monkeying with the constitutional order could not be devised. Obama has applied the concept of czar with alacrity unknown to previous administrations. He began with 32, shortly expanded to 39, and thereafter to the...
  • Mrs. Obama: ‘Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...'

    10/05/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    "[Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a Congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways,” First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio program. “And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues,” she said. “But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book

    09/27/2012 6:24:18 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.Keep reading...
  • OBAMA'S CZARS With PICTURES and goals

    08/17/2012 4:09:22 PM PDT · by null and void · 34 replies
    Citizens4Freedom ^ | 1/24/12 | Ricki DeSantis
    Do you wonder why the US is in the shape it is…???There are very few of us who know just what all of Obama's Czars do, as they quietly go about their "work" in the nation's capital. This listing of their names and job descriptions should be educational to all Americans, no matter what your political leaning. See who they are and realize what they want to do: Richard Holbrooke - Afghanistan Czar (Deceased)
Ultra liberal anti-gun former Governor Of New Mexico. Pro-Abortion and pro- drug legalization. Wants to dissolve the 2nd Amendment>Ed Montgomery - Auto recovery Czar
Radical anti-business black activist....
  • Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

    08/11/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-12 | Paul Connor
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday evening that would exempt some senior-level presidential appointees from Senate confirmation. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats, the bill, now law, weakens the power of the legislature and strengthens the executive branch, critics have warned. The bill skated through the Senate three months after being introduced in 2011 and was passed by the Republican-controlled House 216-116 in July. The law now allows Obama and future presidents to name appointees to senior positions in every branch of the administration, from the Department of the Treasury to the Department...
  • Exclusive: 'Regulatory czar' Cass Sunstein returning to Harvard

    08/04/2012 4:17:53 PM PDT · by mazda77 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/12 | Mike Allen
    Cass Sunstein, administrator of the powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House Office of Management and Budget, will return later this month to his previous post at Harvard Law School, the White House will announce Friday. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79347.html#ixzz22cdcmFyu
  • Obama Signs Black Education EO

    07/31/2012 1:20:59 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 42 replies
    The White Hut ^ | July 26, 2012 | The ManChild
    I noticed this one from a few days ago. The full text is available of course at the link, but here's a few highlights I got from a scan of the verbiage: Section 2a: There is hereby established the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (The Initiative), to be housed in the Department of Education (The Department). There shall be an Executive Director of the Initiative, to be appointed by the Secretary of Education (The Secretary). The Initiative shall be supported by the Interagency Working Group established under subsection (c) of this section and advised by the...
  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • (Harold) Ickes Named U.S. Oil "Dictator"

    07/11/2012 1:16:09 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    (PDF Direct Download) Idaho Times ^ | May 31st, 1941 | T. F. REYNOLDS
    HYDE PARK, N. Y., May 31 (U.R) - President Roosevelt today began implementing his proclamation of an unlimited national emergency today by naming Secretary of Interior Harold. L. Ickes virtual dictator of the $10,000,000,000 American oil industry. Designating Ickes as petroleum coordinator for national defense, Mr. Roosevelt ordered him to formulate a program to insure "that the supply of petroleum and its products will be accommodated to the needs of the nation and the national defense program." The move followed Mr. Roosvelt's warnbig in a letter to Speak­er Sam Rayborn that oil rationing in the east is a "distinct possilbility"...
  • US Consumer Bureau Chief Plans To Fix 'Broken' Mortgage Market

    04/10/2012 9:12:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2012 | By Maya Jackson Randall
    A new U.S. regulator Tuesday had harsh words for banks and other firms at the center of a mortgage-servicing mess involving shoddy record-keeping and foreclosure abuses, proving that fixing widespread problems will be a top priority in the months ahead. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, in a speech Tuesday, announced a package of rules the agency is considering that could soon require mortgage servicing firms, led by Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), Bank of America Corp. (BAC), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Citigroup Inc. (C), to reach out aggressively to delinquent borrowers, warn them about coming...
  • Meet Obama's Czars. There Are More Than You Know...and Why Are So Many Anti-Business

    01/25/2012 4:09:02 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    The Right Perspective ^ | 1/6/2012 | Brian
    Meet Obama's Czars. There Are More Than You Know...and Why Are So Many Anti-Business It's been said that you can know a lot about a person by the company they keep. Two communists (there were three until Van Jones resigned), anti-2nd Amendment, anti-business, pro-blame America first, and the list goes on. This is the change people wanted? God help us. Obama's "Czars" - who they are and their "qualifications" Afghanistan Czar: Richard Holbrooke- Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov.of New Mexico . Pro Abortion and legal drug use. AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley Homosexual. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay...
  • Help Us Document Obama's Hidden Agenda to Destroy America With A Complete List of Examples

    01/14/2012 12:42:34 PM PST · by Stayfree · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's Real Agenda ^ | January 14, 2012 | Stayfree
    As proof that we need a strong and powerful President to reverse the damage done to America by Obama, we are developing a list of issues and actions of the Obama administration to demonstrate the dangerous direction our country is in, e.g. rapidly accelerating debt, deteriorating jobs market, shredding of our Constitutional protections from a rogue government, etc. We need to replace the Marxist in the White House that is hell-bent on bringing America to its knees economically, militarily, socially and with respect to its global standing and reverse everything he has done to us.
  • Stand Against President Obama’s Abuse of Recess Appointments (ACTIVISM TIME!)

    01/11/2012 2:38:45 PM PST · by tutstar · 26 replies
    citizens united ^ | 1 11 2012 | David Bossie
    Congressman Jeff Landry (R-LA) has just introduced the Executive Appointment Reform Act to reverse the Constitutional damage President Obama has done with his unprecedented “recess” appointments. Contact your Representative today by calling (202) 224-3121 to urge them to cosponsor and support Rep. Landry's Executive Appointment Reform Act and stand against President Obama’s abuse of the recess appointment process. The text of Rep. Landry's letter to his colleagues in the United States House of Representatives is below:
  • EDITORIAL: Obama blows off Congress

    12/26/2011 5:54:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2011 | Editorial
    President says he won’t abide by spending bill he signedWhen the president of the United States signs a bill into law, it’s expected that he will abide by it. That’s not the case with President Obama, who has a sudden interest in novel legalistic interpretations getting him off the hook from laws he doesn’t like. On Friday, the president signed the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill, which funds the government for the remaining nine months of the fiscal year. Afterward, he released a statement saying he won’t abide by the law because the Justice Department had advised that certain provisions...
  • Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy (Welcome to USSR)

    12/12/2011 9:43:28 AM PST · by milwguy · 81 replies
    jsonline ^ | 12/12/2011 | jason schmid
    At a time when economists say U.S. manufacturing policy is in "disarray," the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy to be co-chaired by the Commerce Department Secretary and the director of the White House National Economic Council. "At this make or break time for the middle class and our economy, we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products stamped with three proud words: Made in America," President Barack Obama said in a statement. Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed...
  • Report: Obama's Czars Are Seizing More Power

    10/16/2011 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Oiao · 23 replies
    Big Government / Judicial Watch ^ | Oct 16th 2011 at 10:39 | Tom Fitton
    •Czar appointees have seized unprecedented control over major aspects of government policy and programs. In some instances, unconfirmed czars have authority, in seeming violation of the U.S. Constitution, over certain Senate-confirmed officers. •A number of the czars have been linked to scandals, thefts and kickbacks, flagrant and offensive statements, conflicts of interest, and radical leftist political ideologies and policies.
  • Russia had only 30 czars -- Obama has 45 (All a part of the Communist plan)

    10/10/2011 3:37:50 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/2011 | By:David Freddoso
    From the time the Russian title of "Czar" (or Caesar) was first used in the 16th Century to describe the Emperors of Russia, through the communist revolution of 1917, Russia had only about thirty czars. President Obama's administration has 45, according to a new report from the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. President Obama was not the first to have "czars," nor have all the positions that go by that informal name fallen within the lines of this report. But Obama's use of policy advisors who "enjoy positions of power and authority in the administration and yet have not been...
  • Judicial Watch Releases Comprehensive Special Report on President Obama’s 45 Czars

    10/10/2011 10:21:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 10, 2011
    New Czars Exercise Unprecedented Control over Government Policies and Programs While Operating Under a “Veil of Secrecy” Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released “ President Obama’s Czarspdf,” a special report on the President’s appointing of “policy advisors,” many of whom enjoy positions of power and authority in the administration and yet have not been subjected to vetting and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Judicial Watch’s extensive investigation exhaustively documents these czar appointments and details the control these czars exercise over government operations. From the report’s introduction: “This Judicial Watch Special Report analyzes...
  • Russia had only 30 czars -- Obama has 45

    10/10/2011 5:40:41 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/9/11 | David Freddoso
    From the time the Russian title of "Czar" (or Caesar) was first used in the 16th Century to describe the Emperors of Russia, through the communist revolution of 1917, Russia had only about thirty czars. President Obama's administration has 45, according to a new report from the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. President Obama was not the first to have "czars," nor have all the positions that go by that informal name fallen within the lines of this report. But Obama's use of policy advisors who "enjoy positions of power and authority in the administration and yet have not been...
  • Mrs. Warren’s profession, cont’d (Another Obama Czar)

    09/24/2011 12:34:20 PM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies
    Power Line ^ | September 24, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    Given that citizens of lesser means always outnumber the rich, the classic political philosophers held that government based on majority rule was untenable. They were of the view that it would lead to organized theft from the wealthy by the democratic masses. Thus Aristotle observed in (The Politics) for example: “If the majority distributes among itself the things of a minority, it is evident that it will destroy the city.” The Founders of the United States were deep students of politics and history, and they shared Aristotle’s concern. Up through their time, history had shown all known democracies to be...
  • White House Science Czar Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’

    09/19/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 16, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.” In his role as President Barack Obama’s top science and technology adviser, Holdren deals with issues ranging from global warming to health care. “A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the...
  • Obama Proposes New Czar

    09/19/2011 4:51:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    As the Obama agenda proves increasingly impotent, Americans have witnessed Obama's czars crash and burn or run for cover over the past thirty months.  From Van Jones to Kevin Jennings  to Nancy-Ann DeParle to Todd Stern to Ron Bloom, Obama's style of management--bypassing the senate-confirmed agency heads--has failed to yield the results promised to the American people.  You would think Obama would give up on the failed idea of using a curious collection of White House czars to manage complex economic and regulatory issues. No way. Instead, in the American Jobs Act, Obama is proposing a new group of czars...
  • An American Politburo

    08/08/2011 8:39:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2011 | Howard Houchen
    An American Politburo has materialized before our eyes. Yes, our Congress is the result of a two-party system (those Rs and Ds) and, on the surface, doesn't fit very well with the one-party USSR system, but, let's look at those little pesky things called facts. Administrative actions are already replacing legislative acts as the primary governance mechanism. Just examine the number of regulations emanating from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, etc, etc. Unelected officials (unaccountable to the citizenry) all around this land are producing laws we must abide...
  • Coping With Obama-Induced Irritation Syndrome (OIIS): A Guide for the Perplexed

    08/02/2011 4:50:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/2/2011 | Belladonna Rogers
    Dear Belladonna Rogers, I didn’t vote for Obama and wasn’t happy when he won. Still, I’m a loyal American and want to see the country to do well even if it means he’s re-elected. But the country isn’t doing well and I find that almost everywhere I go, even among people who agree with his politics, I sense a wave of anger rising up at the president. I’m normally a pretty even-tempered guy and I don’t get emotional about politics or whoever is president, but even I’m feeling irritation when I see him on TV. What is it about this...
  • We Declare

    07/23/2011 5:21:52 PM PDT · by w4women · 17 replies
    BeJohnGalt ^ | July 23, 2011 | JudyT2009
    Obama may view it befitting that he rule from a bigger, global stage and lacks appreciation that the United States as the world’s lone superpower was that stage. Could it be that Obama does not realize that through his own actions that diminished the United States he has also diminished the office he holds as leader of the free world, thereby making himself smaller? Obama has been shrinking in stature since January 20, 2009, and last week the “eat your peas” made him appear a very silly and small man. Although silly and small, Obama still sits in the Oval...
  • Obama Dethrones Czars, Debate Simmers (Constitutionality of Czars Questioned)

    07/22/2011 12:34:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2011 | Kara Rowland
    Two years after he dramatically expanded the scope of so-called policy czars, President Obama this year quietly scrapped some of the most controversial posts, tamping down what had been a simmering constitutional fight with Congress. Thanks to what the White House says is a reorganization, czars no longer oversee health care or climate change policy, though less-visible officials such as “cybersecurity czar” and “Gulf Coast claims czar,” among others, are still on the job. But even as Capitol Hill’s objections have been overshadowed by other fights between the executive and legislative branches over the nation’s borrowing limit and the NATO-led...
  • Obama's Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

    07/19/2011 10:20:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/19/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Immediately after President Obama took office, his Hollywood benefactors clamored for the creation of a "Secretary of Culture." Tinseltown was disappointed with the administration's crony arts czar choice (Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale), but left-wing artists and entertainers have now been mollified. Instead of one government-supported arts czar, the White House has designated an entire herd of them. On Tuesday, as part of Obama's "Winning the Future" initiative, the president designated members of the liberal activist group Creative Coalition as official "America's Champions of Change for the Arts." This is the latest in a series of "public engagement" efforts overseen by...
  • An American Caesar

    06/24/2011 5:01:48 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 6 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 24, 2011 | Mike Dorstewitz
    “The Imperial Presidency” was written in 1973 out of Arthur Schlesinger’s concern that the U.S. presidency had exceeded its constitutional limitations. If Schlesinger were merely concerned in 1973, he’d be downright terrified today. According to Trevor Loudon’s blog, New Zeal, an American Caesar has emerged on the political landscape in the form of our current commander-in-chief. New Zeal bases its premise on the Presidential Appointment and Streamlining Act (S. 279), which is stampeding through the Senate with Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., clutching at its reins. Since its introduction, seven Republicans jumped on board in support.The stated purpose of the bill is...
  • An American Caesar

    06/24/2011 5:01:40 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 24, 2011 | Mike Dorstewitz
    “The Imperial Presidency” was written in 1973 out of Arthur Schlesinger’s concern that the U.S. presidency had exceeded its constitutional limitations. If Schlesinger were merely concerned in 1973, he’d be downright terrified today. According to Trevor Loudon’s blog, New Zeal, an American Caesar has emerged on the political landscape in the form of our current commander-in-chief. New Zeal bases its premise on the Presidential Appointment and Streamlining Act (S. 279), which is stampeding through the Senate with Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., clutching at its reins. Since its introduction, seven Republicans jumped on board in support.The stated purpose of the bill is...
  • Republican senators seek to cut funding to czars

    06/22/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2011 | Michael Mayday
    Four Republican senators seek to cut off money to czars in the Obama administration and force current and future czars to undergo a Senate confirmation. The senators, David Vitter of Louisiana, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Dean Heller of Nevada and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, have introduced the amendment in the Nominations Process Reform Bill. Heller said the amendment, which defines czar as the “head of any task force, council, policy office or similar office established by the president that has not been confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” excluding the National Security Advisor, could return some accountability to the current administration’s...
  • Van Jones lawyers send ‘cease and desist’ to Fox News

    06/21/2011 1:22:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | June 20, 2011
    Almost two years since he was forced to resign his White House job, Van Jones is threatening legal action against Fox News and Glenn Beck, whose focus on exposing Jones’s past ties to radical movements played a leading role in firing up the conservative maelstrom that ultimately drove Jones from the administration. Attorneys acting on behalf of the president’s former “green jobs” czar sent a letter to Fox News demanding that the network immediately cease using six characterizations about Jones and asked for a retraction from Glenn Beck by June 24. The six characterizations described in the letter, obtained by...
  • Thank Speaker Boehner for Blocking Obama Recess Appointments

    05/31/2011 8:07:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | May 31, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    With the Obama legislative agenda stalled, the left has turned its attention toward using the Executive power to accomplish their socialist goals. The key to this strategy is to the pack agencies, boards, and commissions such as the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with leftists like Craig Becker and Elizabeth Warren who will advance the collectivist agenda, regardless of whether there is any legal authority to do so. The Senate has blocked several of the more radical nominees, but under the Constitution, President Obama has the power to appoint them during a Congressional recess. Republican...
  • Obama’s Czars and Their Left-Wing Affiliations [good reference piece]

    05/16/2011 4:49:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-16-11 | Mike Bauer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Czars and Their Left-Wing AffiliationsPosted By Mike Bauer On May 16, 2011 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Introduction: Since his election as President, Barack Obama has appointed approximately three-dozen so-called “czars” to manage various governmental responsibilities. These czars have been described as “super aides” who work across agency lines to push the President’s agenda. CBS News says they “report directly to Mr. Obama and have the power to shape national policy on their subject area.” The lines defining the boundaries of the czars’ power are unclear, however, even to...
  • Senate Seeks to Create Caesar (Republic to Dictatorship in senate bill)

    05/08/2011 7:42:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/blog ^ | 5.8.11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    While all of America is distracted and focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, our President and his minions have been fast at work laying the groundwork for S. 679: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 to speed through the Senate and then make its way into the House and then to the President to sign. Yes, the other hand is quickly forming into a dictatorial fist that is about to smash our Constitution. As you will recall, the beginning of the end of liberty in Rome commenced with Augustus Caesar who compromised the authority of the...
  • The Administration targets a drug CEO in a troubling precedent.

    05/03/2011 8:05:16 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-2-11 | Kathleen Spitzer
    HHS this month sent a letter to 83-year-old Forest Labs CEO Howard Solomon, announcing it would henceforth refuse to do business with him. What earned Mr. Solomon the blackball? Well, nothing that he did—as admitted even by HHS. In any case, the federal complaint contained no suggestion that Mr. Solomon was involved with, or even aware of, misconduct. And the question of his continued leadership was never part of the plea deal. Only after a federal court ratified the deal in March did HHS drop its intent-to-ban bomb. Mrs. Sebelius unearthed a dusty provision in the Social Security Act that...
  • OBAMA PLANS TO IGNORE PARTS OF SPENDING BILL

    04/19/2011 9:03:29 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 20 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-19-11 | The Rat
    THE HYPOCRISY CONTINUES: IT’S STILL BUSH’S FAULT TOO In yet another arrogant display sure to make the runaway Wisconsin Democratic legislature proud, Barack Obama is planning to ignore language in the 2011 spending bill with which he disagrees. Yup. The guy is consistent, isn’t he? Hell, it seems like it was just yesterday that the administration hit us with this little gem regarding the Defense of Marriage Act: “President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration cannot defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.” It’s just that simple America; if you don’t...
  • Fox news list of Czars

    04/19/2011 8:53:25 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 27, 2011 | Fox News
    Below is the list of current Czars per Fox in the Obama administration as of January 7,2011. There's 38 in the list and surfing for payroll=approx $120,000 per person, what I can't find is the amount for their respective offices. Anyone got more info? AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley Auto Recovery Czar: Ed Montgomery Border Czar: Alan Bersin California Water Czar: David J. Hayes Central Region Czar: Dennis Ross Climate Czar: Todd Stern Domestic Violence Czar: Lynn Rosenthal Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske Energy and Environment Czar: Carol Browner Faith-Based Czar: Joshua DuBois FCC Diversity Czar: Mark Lloyd Government Performance Czar: Jeffrey...
  • CZARS STAY: OBAMA DITCHES CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO NEVER USE ‘SPECIAL SIGNING STATEMENT’

    04/16/2011 4:03:54 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 4/16/11 | EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH
    The president signed into law today the $38 billion in budget cuts that the House and Senate approved earlier in the week week. But Obama said that there were certain provisions of the bill that he would not abide by.
  • Speaker Boehner's office not surprised Obama keeps 'czars' (Obama: I won't follow budget provision)

    04/16/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/11 | Erik Wasson
    In selling this week's spending cut vote to his members, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) touted the fact that he was able to get the White House to agree to a rider defunding four “czars.” Obama pulled the rug out from under that provision on Friday by issuing a signing statement that said in accordance with the separation of powers he will continue to employ advisers as he sees fit. Boehner's office is not surprised Obama found a way to circumvent Congress, according to a staffer. "It's not surprising that the White House, having bypassed Congress to empower these 'Czars' is...
  • President Obama Issues “Signing Statement” Indicating He Won’t Abide by Provision in Budget Bill

    04/15/2011 7:32:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    In a statement issued Friday night, President Obama took issue with some provisions in the budget bill – and in one case simply says he will not abide by it. Last week the White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans were involved in intense negotiations over not only the size of the budget for the remainder of the FY2011 budget, and spending cuts within that budget, but also several GOP “riders,” or policy provisions attached to the bill. One rider – Section 2262 -- de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares...
  • Obama: 'I am Keeping My Czars,' Even Though He is Required to Relinquish them by Law

    04/15/2011 4:50:43 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/15/11 | Aurelius
    President Obama has a potentially disturbing message for Congress: he is keeping his czars and there is nothing Congress can do about it. That's right, despite his czars being defunded in the new budget that he signed yesterday, the President has decided to "ignore" what the law says. In a statement released to Congress, the President wrote in regard to his requirement to get rud of his czars (emphasis mine): "The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority. The President also has the prerogative to obtain...
  • The Constitution Doesn't Mention Czars

    04/11/2011 9:06:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | GEORGE P. SHULTZ
    The Constitution Doesn't Mention Czars Unaccountable White House aides are a product of a broken cabinet-nomination process. This is not the form of government the Founders intended. By GEORGE P. SHULTZ A pattern of governance has emerged in Washington that departs substantially from that envisaged in our Constitution. Under our basic concept of governance: (1) a president and vice president are elected; and (2) the departments of government are staffed by constitutional officers including secretaries, undersecretaries, assistant secretaries and others who are nominated by the president and confirmed for service by the consent of the Senate. They are publicly accountable...
  • The Constitution Doesn't Mention Czars

    04/11/2011 9:09:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 11, 2011q | GEORGE P. SCHULTZ
    Unaccountable White House aides are a product of a broken cabinet-nomination process. This is not the form of government the Founders intended.A pattern of governance has emerged in Washington that departs substantially from that envisaged in our Constitution. Under our basic concept of governance: (1) a president and vice president are elected; and (2) the departments of government are staffed by constitutional officers including secretaries, undersecretaries, assistant secretaries and others who are nominated by the president and confirmed for service by the consent of the Senate. They are publicly accountable and may be called to testify under oath about their...
  • BP hikes claims czar's monthly fee to $1.25M

    03/25/2011 4:11:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/25/11 | Harry R. Weber
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Documents provided by the administrator of BP's claims fund for Gulf oil spill victims show the oil giant agreed to increase his law firm's monthly compensation from $850,000 to $1.25 million. The documents furnished Friday to The Associated Press include a letter from former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to claims czar Kenneth Feinberg. Mukasey stated his belief that the extra money was warranted because Feinberg's duties had grown. Mukasey was asked by Feinberg to weigh in on how reasonable his compensation was. The pay hike, detailed in a Tuesday letter from Mukasey to
  • Alarm Bells - Radical Union Leader Appointed to Important Trade Post

    02/19/2011 9:30:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/19/11 | Trevor Loudon
    President Barack Obama has appointed a far left labor unionist to a security sensitive U.S. trade post. Bob King On February 16, 2011,  Obama  announced the appointment of United Auto Workers president Bob King to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. As U.S. trade positions and data are always  key targets of foreign intelligence services, one would think that appointments to such a body would be subject to thorough scrutiny. Either this was not done in King's case, or affiliation with far left organizations, is no longer considered any sort of danger to national security in today's Washington....
  • Obama's Czars In Trouble

    02/18/2011 10:11:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 18, 2011
    President Obama’s unconstitutional czar-fest may come to a screeching halt now that the U.S. House has voted to block funding for the officials—many of them radical leftists—he assigned to run government without congressional approval. In all, the president has appointed 41 czars who have enormous power to regulate and control the American economy and government without any sort of oversight. The czars answer only to the president even though they manage crucial areas of national policy and that violates the constitutional system of checks and balances and its separation of powers, according to the longest serving U.S. Senator in...
  • House votes to overthrow 'czars'

    02/17/2011 5:03:44 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | February 17, 2011 | Robin Bravender
    The House voted Thursday to dethrone nine White House “czars.” Republicans successfully added an amendment to the continuing resolution that would leave President Barack Obama’s senior advisers on policy issues including health care, energy and others out of a job.
  • Republicans vote to defund Obama's 'czars' [The vote was 249-171......]

    02/17/2011 4:56:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Republicans vote to defund Obama's 'czars' By Andrew Restuccia - 02/17/11 07:01 PM ET The House GOP approved an amendment to a government-spending bill that would block funding for the Obama administration’s so-called policy "czars,” appointed advisers to the president that have been much-criticized by Republicans. The vote was 249-171. The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), specifically targets Obama’s “climate czar” by blocking funding for the assistant to the president for energy and climate change, the position's official title. The amendment would block funding for the 'czars' through the end of the fiscal year, when the spending bill...
  • Constitutional contempt - The infrastructure of infiltration was designed for the long term

    02/17/2011 8:26:10 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | January 28, 2011 | Doug Hagmann
    Insight into the historical framework of our current national peril. This is the most difficult report update I’ve ever filed on any investigative matter on which I’ve worked, and certainly the most important. It strikes directly at the heart of the national security of the United States, which has been under attack from within for the last 75 years or longer. What exists today began with people who are long dead, but whose agendas live on through others to whom the torch has been passed. It is the proverbial rabbit hole that goes deeper than most can fathom. At center...