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  • Obama: 'Much of our criminal justice system remains unfair'

    10/17/2015 10:38:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    investors.com ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Thirty years ago, there were 500,000 people behind bars in America. Today, there are 2.2 million. The United States is home to 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Every year, we spend $80 billion to keep people locked up. Now, many of the folks in prison absolutely belong there — our streets are safer thanks to the brave police officers and dedicated prosecutors who put violent criminals behind bars. But over the last few decades, we’ve also locked up more non-violent offenders than ever before, for longer...
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • 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...