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  • Patagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments order

    04/26/2017 5:27:20 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 50 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 04/26/17 07:05 PM EDT | By Brooke Seipel
    Outdoor-clothing maker Patagonia hit back at President Trump on Wednesday, threatening to sue over an executive order calling for the Department of the Interior to review national monuments designated during Bill Clinton's, George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's presidencies. “A president does not have the authority to rescind a National Monument. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input,” Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario said in a statement.
  • Trump administration appeals court ruling on revised travel ban

    03/31/2017 6:48:39 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff
    The Trump administration is appealing a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorneys from the Department of Justice appealed the earlier ruling on Thursday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The move comes a day after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a longer-lasting hold on key provisions of Trump’s executive order.
  • Travel ban judge is only Native Hawaiian on federal bench

    03/15/2017 10:40:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 15 , 2017 | Associated Press
    The judge who halted President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban is the only Native Hawaiian serving on the federal bench. Nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2012, U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson is the fourth Native Hawaiian federal judge in U.S. history. He’s a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, which gives admission preference to Native Hawaiians.
  • Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

    03/13/2017 5:51:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 149 replies
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 13, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR REORGANIZING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Purpose.  This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose...
  • Secret deal lets NSA distribute illegally obtained private information to any gov't agency

    01/19/2017 12:19:08 PM PST · by wtd · 19 replies
    VladTepesblog via FoxBusiness ^ | January 19, 2017 | Eeyore
    Obama AG makes secret deal to let NSA distribute illegally obtained private information to any government agency YouTube Video clip: Judge Napolitano on AG Lynch's secret NSA deal (4:11)Here is a rough transcript of 4:11 length video Stuart Varney: Now this just coming to us. It's news to me but the judge has got it for us. Coming up, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has just signed a secret deal days before leaving office ordering the NSA to give spying data to other federal agencies. Judge Napolitano joins us for this story. What's going on? Judge Napolitano: Well, we don't...
  • Loretta Lynch’s Final Order Allows The NSA To Give Spying Data To Other Federal Agencies

    02/06/2017 7:05:52 AM PST · by gaggs · 28 replies
    Just days before leaving office Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order to allow any branch of government, including local law enforcement, access to the NSA’s data mine on the American people. She created a mechanism by which the Fourth Amendment can be circumvented by law enforcement agencies of any type and description, foreign and domestic, in the area of digital information.
  • More US agencies getting access to raw NSA intercepts

    01/12/2017 7:13:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP/US News ^ | 1/12/16 | Deb Riechmann
    More U.S. intelligence agencies are getting access to the raw signals intelligence the National Security Agency collects abroad. That's got some privacy advocates worried. The NSA might not intentionally target U.S. citizens, but its bulk collection of foreign communications does sweep up some Americans' phone calls, emails and other online communications as they bounce across networks overseas.
  • The Rise of the Police State

    02/18/2017 8:21:00 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2017 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Before Obama left office, he expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communications, including those of Americans, with 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. The NSA is the collection agency of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). SIGINT is intelligence-gathering by interception of signals, whether communications between people (communications intelligence—abbreviated to COMINT) or from electronic signals not directly used in communication. This includes cell phones. The new rules greatly relax longstanding security limits which dictated what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its surveillance operations. For instance, rules had been written...
  • Obama Opens NSA’s Warrantless Data to Entire Intelligence Community, Just in Time for Trump

    01/13/2017 1:11:55 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 13, 2017 | By Alex Emmons
    With only days until Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA share vast amounts of private data gathered without warrant, court orders or congressional authorization with 16 other agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security. The new rules allow employees doing intelligence work for those agencies to sift through raw data collected under a broad, Reagan-era executive order that gives the NSA virtually unlimited authority to intercept communications abroad. Previously, NSA analysts would filter out information they deemed irrelevant and mask the names...
  • Surprise: At the End, Obama Administration Gave NSA Broad New Powers

    02/15/2017 12:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 15, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    This story, from the Jan. 12, 2017, edition of the New York Times , was little-remarked upon at the time, but suddenly has taken on far greater significance in light of current events: In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting...
  • Obama expanded NSA powers before leaving Office

    02/15/2017 2:09:23 PM PST · by shoedog · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/15/2017 | PJ Media
    This story, from the Jan. 12, 2017, edition of the New York Times, was little-remarked upon at the time, but suddenly has taken on far greater significance in light of current events: In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite...
  • Revised travel ban targets same seven countries, exempts green card holders

    02/19/2017 8:49:38 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet. A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up his original immigration and refugee ban, will target only those same seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. The official said that green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of those countries are exempt. The...
  • White House Rewriting Trump’s Controversial Travel Ban Order: Sources

    02/10/2017 9:12:59 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 02/10/2017 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Still smarting from a federal appeals court's refusal to reinstate President Trump's controversial ban of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim nations, White House lawyers are working on a rewrite of his executive order that could pass legal muster, NBC News has learned. The work began several days before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down the White House's bid to lift a temporary restraining order on Trump's plan to bar nationals from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, a senior administration official told NBC. Trump's legal team still believes...
  • Warning: Package Contains Judges, Three Each, So-Called

    02/09/2017 12:32:51 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 15 replies
    Skating Under the Ice ^ | 2/8/17 | Willis Eschenbach
    I see that the President has referred to the judge in the Immigration Executive Order (EO) as a “so-called” judge. I thought this was unfortunate, not to mention bad tactics … but after listening to the oral arguments about the EO, I understood more about where he was coming from. The astounding part to me was that both the Judges and the lawyer for Washington State were discussing statements made by then-candidate Trump and by Rudy Giuliani, in order to determine whether this was really a “Muslim ban” in disguise. The argument the lawyer made and the three-judge panel is...
  • Judge Who Will Rule on Trump Travel Order Won ACLU ‘LGBT Award’

    02/08/2017 6:23:04 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/08/2017 | CNSNews.com
    Judge Michelle T. Friedland, who is on the three-judge panel that will rule on President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at stopping terrorists from traveling to the United States, won the ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Award in 2009, according to the Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. {..snip..}
  • Travesty of Legal Errors in Immigration EO Lawsuit

    02/06/2017 5:39:55 AM PST · by leftcoaster · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/2017 | Ken Klukowski
    First, the lawsuit could have been dismissed by the district court (or the court of appeals) in whole or in part for lack of jurisdiction. Second, the district court did not give the required legal reasoning in its order to justify the TRO. Third, the court had no business enjoining the executive order nationwide, instead of just in the two states. But fourth, once the district court issued the TRO, the appeals court had no authority to touch any other aspect of this legal challenge until it reaches the next stage of litigation. *snip* The TRO begins with the caption,...
  • Now We Know: Those 'Spontaneous' Anti-Trump Airport Protests Weren't Spontaneous At All

    02/03/2017 9:48:25 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/3/2017 | John Merline
    There was always something fishy about the outbreak of "spontaneous" protests at airports around the country in the immediate wake of President Trump's executive order pausing visas and refugees from terror-prone countries. Not that you'd suspect anything from the way they were covered. Nearly every story published over that weekend stated without equivocation that the protests were an unplanned and visceral reaction to Trump's executive order. Examples: "Spontaneous Protests Hit Airports Across America Following Trump's Executive Order" "Protest Grows 'Out of Nowhere' at Kennedy Airport" "The senseless cruelty of the executive order has led to spontaneous protests at many of...
  • Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    02/05/2017 8:11:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2017 | Byron York
    James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried. Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart's restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president's constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and "second-guesses the...
  • Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump's Muslim Ban

    01/31/2017 10:58:10 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 11 replies
    The New Arab ^ | 1-30-2017 | Unknown
    Dubai's head of security Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has sparked outrage once again, this time after backing US President Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban. In a series of crude and sectarian outburts on Twitter this weekend, Lieutenant General Khalfan - who holds one of the most important positions in Dubai - threw his weight behind Trump's immigration policy targeting Muslims. The former police chief and now head of security in the emirate then railed against Iraqis, Yemenis, Somalis and Iranians - nationalities all included in new US travel restrictions. "We completely support Trump in his ban on entry to those who...
  • Trump signs “one-in, two-out” EO to reduce federal regulations

    01/30/2017 9:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The new Trump administration will operate on a specific budget for new regulations, according to the executive order signed by Donald Trump this morning — and for 2017, the budget will be $0. The EO instructs federal agencies to eliminate two rules for every one they wish to add over the next four years, and Trump wants a focus on eliminating regulations that amount to rent-seeking for larger companies: MOMENTS AGO: President Trump signs new executive order cutting government regulations on small businesses https://t.co/8so2iQ5456 pic.twitter.com/STvXLfN3uh— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 30, 2017 “We want to end the unfairness between small...