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  • Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case

    03/19/2015 5:02:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Toshiba.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Juan A. Lazano
    A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it mislead him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures. During a sometimes testy court hearing, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen went back and forth with the Justice Department over whether it had mislead him into believing that a key part of Obama's program would not be implemented before he made a ruling on a request for a preliminary injunction. In fact, federal officials had given more than 108,000...
  • Obama issues 'executive orders by another name (Why Obama didn't issue EO)

    02/19/2015 3:44:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    USA Today (see link) ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Gregory Korte
    Executive orders are numbered; memoranda are not. Memoranda are always published in the Federal Register after proclamations and executive orders. And under Executive Order 11030, signed by President Kennedy in 1962, an executive order must contain a "citation of authority," saying what law it's based on. Memoranda have no such requirement.http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/16/obama-presidential-memoranda-executive-orders/20191805/
  • The Valerie Plame Precedent

    12/21/2005 10:43:04 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 34 replies · 1,766+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 22, 2005 | Jack Kelly
    Finally, some good may come from the Valerie Plame kerfuffle -- if President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez have the stones to do what's right. A grave crime was exposed Dec. 16th when New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau published a story revealing President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to listen in on conversations between al Qaida suspects abroad and people in the United States without first obtaining a warrant. "We're seeing clearly now that (President) Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator," wrote Newsweek's Jonathan Alter. But the scandal was...
  • Obama takes executive action on paid family and medical leave (+video)

    01/15/2015 5:00:33 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Linda Feldmann
    President Obama signed a memorandum Thursday granting paid leave for federal workers after the birth of a child. But the rest of what he wants requires Congress to pass legislationWashington — President Obama is announcing several initiatives Thursday aimed at helping working parents. One was achieved by executive action: Thursday morning, the president signed a memorandum that grants federal workers six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child, plus the right to six additional weeks of unpaid leave. The directive also applies to federal workers caring for ailing family members. Beyond that, Mr. Obama needs...
  • The Interrogation of Abu Anas al-Libi

    10/09/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-09-13 | Wordsmith
    This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. Gunmen in a three-car convoy seizedNazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade outside hishouse Saturday in the Libyan capital, his relatives said. (AP Photo/FBI) In a time when the current administration appears to favor kills over capture as well as "catch and release", last Saturday Abu Anas al-Libi (Zawahiri's man in Libya) survived President Obama's kill list to be captured instead of droned upon: Since President Obama stepped...
  • House votes to bar Obama from limiting immigrant deportations

    12/04/2014 12:48:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2014 | Cristina Marcos with Scott Wong, Jesse Byrnes and Peter Sullivan
    The House on Thursday voted to bar the executive branch from deferring the deportation of undocumented workers, taking its first direct action against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The 219-197 vote was largely symbolic as the measure is headed for certain death in the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he won't take up the legislation. The White House has also threatened to veto the measure. The vote on legislation sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) is intended to help Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move a bill next week that would fund most of the...
  • Obama: Not Legitimate for Future Presidents to Lower Taxes via Executive Action

    11/23/2014 5:45:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After unilaterally granting temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants last week, President Barack Obama said it would not be legitimate for a future president to unilaterally lower tax rates. When asked on ABC's This Week if his successor could unilaterally act to lower taxes if Congress does not, Obama replied, "absolutely not."
  • SNL’s Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps

    11/23/2014 3:23:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 11:48 pm, November 22nd, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Finally, the first biting political spoof from Saturday Night Live in a while: the Bill from Schoolhouse Rock explains to a student how he becomes a law, only to be violently beat up by Barack Obama and his new best friend, “Executive Order.” Even then, the poor Executive Order still thinks he’s used for simple things, like declaring holidays and creating national parks, until Obama informs him that he’s going to be used to grant amnesty to 5 million undocumented immigrants. His reaction: “Whoa.”
  • Why wasn't Obamnesty granted 6 years ago?

    11/23/2014 9:46:35 AM PST · by Ray76 · 39 replies
    WND ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Joshua Charles
    Obama has claimed that the reasons he has taken this step of an executive order is because Congress had supposedly done nothing, and the steps he has taken will improve the immigration system. Let us, for the moment, assume his premise is entirely true. Here’s the problem: Executive orders have NOTHING to do with Congress. They are entirely within the purview of the Executive Branch (assuming they are legal, which, for the moment, I will grant the president). And since they are an entirely presidential matter, why has he not done anything with that power until now? The president has...
  • Freep-a-Poll: How do you assess President Obama's executive action on immigration?

    11/23/2014 9:07:44 AM PST · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | Nov 23, 2014
    Necessary step toward sound immigration policy . . . . . . . 57% Necessary evil because Washington ignored it for so long . . 02% Bad move, but the GOP isn't offering anything better . . . . 04% Oversteps his bounds, violates the U.S. Constitution . . . . 37%
  • ‘‘IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE TO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS!’ JUDGE JEANINE OBLITERATES OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION

    11/23/2014 7:00:26 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    FOX NEWS JUDGE JEANINE via THE RIGHT SCOOP ^ | 11-22-14 | FOX NEWS JUDGE JEANINE via THE RIGHT SCOOP
    Judge Jeanine expertly displayed all the arrogance, hypocrisy and opportunism of Obama’s lawless executive action on immigration this week. It’s definitely worth a listen:
  • Dream executive orders of a Republican President-vanity

    11/22/2014 6:35:45 PM PST · by central_va · 85 replies
    Vanity | 11/22/14
    Ok this is a vanity, but what EO's would you like to see from a Conservative "Friendly" President. Turn about is fair play. "Stroke of the pen - law of the land. Pretty cool."
  • Obama’s Unilateral Amnesty Really Will Be Unprecedented – and Unconstitutional

    11/19/2014 9:48:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/19/14 | Hans von Spakovsky, John G. Malcolm
    According to the Associated Press, as well as House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., President Barack Obama’s plan to provide executive amnesty to more than five million illegal immigrants is no different than unilateral actions that were taken by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. However, this claim plays a bit fast-and-loose with history and fails to explain the significant difference between Obama going against the will of Congress, which considered and rejected the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act on several occasions, including when both houses of...
  • White House weighs timing of announcement on immigration

    11/18/2014 12:01:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House has been debating the timing of an announcement on the president's executive action on immigration reform, press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged Tuesday. Earnest said the president likely would not allow Capitol Hill considerations to weigh heavily on the timing of his announcement because Republicans have signaled a willingness to pre-emptively defund executive action. "This is something that has been discussed at the White House," Earnest said. Earnest acknowledged that some think "Republicans are less likely to attach some kind of rider that would defund any of the president’s actions” if the White House waits until after Congress...
  • President Obama's use of executive orders in historical terms

    08/06/2014 7:25:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    National Constitution Center ^ | August 5, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The current controversy over President Barack Obama's use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. But has the President really issued more orders that his predecessors? In terms of executive orders, quality counts as much as quantity, and several significant Obama executive orders have some conservatives rallying around a lawsuit against the president, as well as threatening impeachment... The American Presidency Project keeps tabs on executive orders and their historical counterparts dating back to the George Washington administration. The presidents who used orders and proclamations the most, per year, were [Franklin] Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and...
  • Map:Here’s Where They’ll Send Those Suspected of Ebola or “Respiratory Illnesses”

    08/03/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    freedom outpoat ^ | 8-2-14 | Mac Slavo
    Despite concerns around the globe that the Ebola virus may continue to spread and mutate into something even more deadly, the director of the CDC attempted to assuage fears about the possibility of an outbreak on U.S. soil. “It is not a potential of Ebola spreading widely in the U.S.,” director Thomas Friedman told reporters on a conference call Thursday. “That is not in the cards.” But while the CDC downplays the potential threat, emergency planners behind the scenes have been getting ready since as early as April of this year. In a report presented to Congress while the virus...
  • A doctor is quarantined in East TN, waiting to see if he shows signs of #Ebola.

    07/31/2014 1:21:44 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 49 replies
    6abc WATE TV ^ | 07/31/14 | staff tweet
    A doctor is quarantined in East TN, waiting to see if he shows signs of #Ebola. @jmcneal talks to him via #Skype at 5 pic.twitter.com/L8uggRAbh0 Reply Retweet Favorite
  • Obama's immigration flip flop

    07/25/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25. 2014 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale. Forget everything he’s said. Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration. The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” [SNIP] The shift could be used by critics as an example of Obama saying...
  • Boehner: House will sue Obama

    06/25/2014 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2014 | Russell Berman with Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he plans to sue President Obama on behalf of the House over his frequent use of executive actions that Republicans believe are beyond his authority. During his weekly Capitol press conference, the Speaker accused the president of violating his oath of office by not “faithfully executing the laws of our country.” But Boehner said the lawsuit would not lead to an attempt to remove Obama from office. “This is not about impeachment,” Boehner said. “This is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country.” The Speaker would not say what specific executive...
  • What Trey Gowdy Just Did Could Be A Defining Moment For America, I Was Stunned At 2:24 (VIDEO)

    06/19/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    The Conservative Post ^ | 6/18/14 | Becky Bailey
    Trey Gowdy had a defining moment when he had to explain to Congress and Barack Obama exactly what their job titles are supposed to be. Trey Gowdy lead the charge in passing a bill that directs Obama to follow the laws – ....
  • Obama Is Bypassing Congress Again. This Time It's Going to Cost You

    05/29/2014 6:03:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 5/29/2014 | Nicolas Loris and Nicole Rusenko
    Next week, the Obama administration is planning to unveil a climate action plan that it intends to implement without legislative approval. It’s a creative approach to governing, not unlike other executive actions President Obama has taken to bypass Congress. When lawmakers refused to pass cap-and-trade legislation, Obama announced there was more than one way to skin the cat. Through climate plans, executive orders and regulatory action, he directed his agencies to find ways to curb the country’s carbon dioxide output and commit to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • Obama imposes new sanctions on Russian officials, signs order authorizing broader measures

    03/20/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/20/14 | AP
    President Obama announced Thursday that he is imposing sanctions on additional senior Russian officials and others over the country's annexation of Crimea, warning that broader economic sanctions could be in store if Russia does not stand down. The president, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, voiced concern that Russian military positioning could point to "further incursions" into southern and eastern Ukraine. He also issued an executive order giving the U.S. authority to impose sanctions on "key sectors of the Russian economy."
  • Obama announces (most comprehensive since end of the Cold War) sanctions on Russian officials

    03/17/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine. The sanctions are the most comprehensive since the end of the Cold War. Obama said he was moving to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could face financial punishment.
  • Obama imposes sanctions on Russian officials, ousted Ukrainian president

    03/17/2014 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2014
    KIEV, Ukraine— Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were the most visible sign of U.S. anger at Russia's attempt to absorb the Crimea region of southern Ukraine, reflecting the deepest plunge in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. The sanctions came in an executive order signed by Obama a day after a Crimea referendum on Sunday aimed at allowing Russia to annex the autonomous region, a vote that the United States says was illegal and would never...
  • 7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will

    02/14/2014 4:52:46 AM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 14, 2014 | Amy Payne
    President Obama—the imperial President, the “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” President who can’t wait to show us his “year of action”—once vowed to do exactly the opposite. "The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America." That was candidate Obama back in 2008. This comment somehow slipped under the radar for the past few years and resurfaced...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders

    01/30/2014 7:05:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 29, 2014 AT 1:56 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time. "I'll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate. Lee had based his question on...
  • Legal Cloud Hangs Over President Obama's Illegal Minimum Wage Hike

    01/28/2014 2:47:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama will announce tonight that he is signing an Executive Order mandating a new $10.10 minimum wage for all future federal contract workers. But it is not at all clear that he has the legal authority to do so. "My understanding is that they are using the president's authority under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949," George Washington Law School's Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies Dan Gordon told Townhall. "And that calls for measures which ensure 'economy and efficiency' of the procurement process. And I am not sure whether this blanket increase in the...
  • EPA preparing to unleash a deluge of new regulations

    11/27/2013 12:29:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 2:13 PM 11/27/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Happy holidays from the Obama administration. Federal agencies are currently working on rolling out hundreds of environmental regulations, including major regulations that would limit emissions from power plants and expand the agency’s authority to bodies of water on private property. On Tuesday, the White House released its regulatory agenda for the fall of 2013. It lists hundreds of pending energy and environmental regulations being crafting by executive branch agencies, including 134 regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency alone. The EPA is currently crafting 134 major and minor regulations, according to the White House’s regulatory agenda. Seventy-six of the EPA’s pending...
  • Obama’s Executive Order on Climate

    11/07/2013 8:32:01 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/7/2013 | Alan Caruba
    On the surface, it might seem to make sense for the President to want to “do something” about climate events such as hurricanes, but there have always been hurricanes and blaming them and everything from droughts to wildfires on “climate change” is not just absurd, it is a deliberate lie that blames a rise in the amount of carbon dioxide, a so-called but incorrectly named “greenhouse gas”, as the cause of these natural events. The President has issued an Executive Order to ramp up efforts to address “climate change.” At the heart of the global warming hoax has been this...
  • Watchdog demands to know why Obama renounced debt-limit power

    10/20/2013 3:18:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    One of Washington's most prominent watchdog groups is seeking the legal reasons behind President Obama's long-standing refusal to hike the debt ceiling unilaterally. As the recent fiscal battle unfolded, the White House said repeatedly that Obama does not have the authority to extend the Treasury's borrowing powers without congressional action. But Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is challenging that claim, noting that the Obama administration has, in the words of CREW chief counsel Anne Weismann, adopted "an expansive view of executive power" in everything from the surveillance of U.S. citizens at home and the killing of Americans...
  • Mark Levin urges his 8.5 million listeners to call a 'We the People' convention to stop Obama

    07/31/2013 6:56:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 31, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    Mark Levin, who hosts one of America's top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people's pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama's use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and collar inventive...
  • Judge Skeptical of Dismissing Fast & Furious Suit

    04/24/2013 4:02:56 PM PDT · by what's up · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 24, 2013
    A federal judge seemed skeptical Wednesday of the Justice Department's bid to dismiss a congressional lawsuit seeking records related to Operation Fast and Furious, a bungled federal gun-tracking operation in Arizona. Judge Amy Berman Jackson sharply challenged the department's claim that federal courts have no jurisdiction in the dispute. Department lawyer Ian Gershengorn said the battle over the documents should be resolved by the checks and balances between the legislative and executive branches. "I'm a check and balance," countered Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama. "The third branch exists."
  • Biden Vows Obama Will Use Executive Orders

    04/19/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 86 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | April 19, 2013
    They can’t pass gun control via Congress so they’re going the dictator route. This is not going to go over well. On a conference call with “stakeholders,” Biden told gun control advocates that the fight is not over and that eventual action on gun control will come. Press were not invited to the conference call; a participant provided BuzzFeed with access. “Look I know you’re going to say that I’m just being an optimist and I’m trying to put a good face on this. But you know I’ve been around here a long time and we’ve already done, because of...
  • Obama pushes ahead with export control changes (Another E.O.)

    03/08/2013 7:01:51 PM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-8-2013 | Doug Palmer
    The Obama administration has notified Congress of plans to modify U.S. weapon and ammunition export controls to make it easier for American companies to export spare parts for aircraft and gas turbine engines, the White House said on Friday. President Barack Obama also issued an executive order changing how export controls on military and certain high-technology goods are administered, the latest step in a reform initiative that dates back to August 2009. "This is the beginning of putting in place the nation's new export control system," a senior administration official told reporters on condition he not be identified. "Our current...
  • DeParle: More executive actions this term

    01/18/2013 4:19:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    politico ^ | 1/18/13 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Departing White House deputy chief of staff Nancy-Ann DeParle said in an interview out Thursday that President Barack Obama will be “flexing his authority” more in his second term. “I think you’ll see more of his flexing his authority to use executive action, to take executive action in areas so he can do everything he can,” she told Reuters.
  • Obama: Some Gun Control Measures 'I Can Accomplish Through Executive Action'

    01/14/2013 9:45:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    "My understanding is the vice president's going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence," said Obama. "Some of them will require legislation, some of them I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those today, and as I said, I will speak in more detail to what we're going to go ahead and propose later in the week.
  • Obama would be limited in executive order on gun control

    01/09/2013 4:49:23 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 9, 2013 | Ryan Witt
    Today Vice President Joe Biden met with gun victims and safety groups as part of a continuing effort by his task force to come up with solutions to gun violence in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. The highlight of the meeting came when Biden announced that the White House is prepared to act through executive action to implement gun control measures. Biden stated...
  • Obama signs new law to kick out all Zionists agents (Iranian press)

    11/25/2012 2:51:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 11/25/12 | staff
    Seventy hours ago, at this writing, while on Air Force One, President Barack Obama issued a press release that has been utterly ignored by the Western Press. The president has openly announced a move against violent plotters inside the US government and espionage agents. He does not use the terms “AIPAC” or “the Israel lobby” but it is highly unlikely he could be referring to anything else. In fact, we can think of no other group. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/24/274332/aipac-decapitators-inside-us-govt/ Presidential Memorandum — National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS...
  • Obama signs new Executive Order expanding Homeland Security mission in the U.S.

    10/27/2012 9:18:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/26/12 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    On Oct. 26, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands the role and scope of Homeland Security in states and areas across the country. This order, which establishes a new Security Partnership Council, will have far reaching effects in the overall mission of Homeland Security, and for state and local areas that interact with the Federal agency. Economically, the Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council Executive Order will increase funding and resources to state and local governments to fulfill Homeland Security programs and doctrines, as well as increase Federal oversight in the implementation of directives tied...
  • President Obama’s Executive Power Grab - could forever change the way Washington works

    10/22/2012 12:36:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 22, 2012 | Andrew Romano and Daniel Klaidman
    Back in the spring of 2011, House Republicans had refused to raise the nation’s debt ceiling unless the president first conceded to massive spending cuts—a gratuitous game of chicken that put the global economy at risk and defied decades of bipartisan Washington tradition. At the time, many Democrats, including Bill Clinton, were urging Obama to go it alone. I’d raise the debt ceiling on my own, “without hesitation,” Clinton told a reporter. “[I’d] force the courts to stop me.” But the White House insisted that unilateral action was “not an option.” Instead, Obama spent 44 days trying to forge a...
  • White House said to plan executive order on cybersecurity

    09/24/2012 7:41:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Joseph Menn
    (Reuters) - The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to develop voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for owners of power, water and other critical infrastructure facilities, according to people who said they had seen recent drafts of an executive order. The prospective order would give the agencies 90 days to propose new regulations and create a new cybersecurity council at the Department of Homeland Security with representatives from the Defense Department, Justice Department, Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Commerce, a former government cyber-security official told Reuters. "It tells those who have the ability to regulate to go...
  • CHP Industry Hails White House Executive Order Supporting Combined Heat & Power

    08/30/2012 8:23:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    United Business Media ^ | 8-30-12 | PR Newswire
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association (U.S. CHP Association) today praised the Obama Administration for today's Executive Order, "Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency," which calls for a national combined heat and power deployment goal of an additional 40GW by 2020. Currently supplying twelve percent (12%) of U.S. energy capacity, CHP systems can reach efficiencies above eighty percent (80%). There is approximately 82 GW of CHP installed in the U.S. and industry estimates indicate the technical potential for additional CHP at existing sites in the U.S. is approximately 130 GW (plus...
  • Obama Administration Announces Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

    08/21/2012 3:34:51 PM PDT · by EBH · 46 replies
    White House ^ | 8/7/2012 | Office of the Press Secretary
    We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Announces Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects that Would Power 1.5 million Homes to be Expedited WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a part of his We Can’t Wait initiative, President Obama announced that seven nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects will be expedited, including projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming. Together, these job-creating infrastructure projects would produce nearly 5,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy – enough to power approximately 1.5 million homes, and support the President’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand American made energy. As a part of a Presidential Executive Order...
  • After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option

    08/05/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/12 | Brendan Sasso
    Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all. The White House hasn't ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation's defenses against cyber attacks if Congress refuses to act. “In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an emailed response to whether the president is considering a cybersecurity order.
  • Regulator rejects plan from White House to forgive mortgage debt

    07/31/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2012 | Vicki Needham
    A top housing regulator on Tuesday spurned a proposal from President Obama and Democrats to let homeowners write down the principal on their mortgages. Edward DeMarco, the acting director of the federal agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said the risk to taxpayers from the mortgage aid would far outweigh the benefits. “We concluded the potential benefit was too small and uncertain relative to unknown costs and risks,” DeMarco, the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), said in a letter to Congress. DeMarco's move drew a swift rebuke from the Treasury Department, which had pushed FHFA...
  • Mark Levin talks about Executive Order National Defense Resources Preparedness (This is atrocious)

    03/20/2012 3:21:31 AM PDT · by kara2008 · 23 replies · 5+ views
    Mark Levin ^ | 3/19/2012 | Mark Levin
    On Monday's Mark Levin Show: Mark talks about Executive Order, "National Defense Resources Preparedness" that he recently signed. Mark says that he is very troubled at what the Order says and what is inside of it. This can be abused in the wrong hands regardless of the what the circumstances are and gives a lot of power to the President. And if we already know that Obama doesn't respect the Constitution, what will he do now with the capability of having more power?
  • Another Obama Power Grab-breathtaking presidential powers over key sectors of the economy

    03/19/2012 4:28:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 19, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    The Obama administration issued a new executive order last Friday entitled “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” The Executive Order cited the powers granted to the president by the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, and the president’s constitutional authority as commander-in-chief as the basis for asserting more breathtaking presidential powers over key sectors of the U.S. economy, not only during wars and national emergencies, but also during peacetime. The new executive order gives the president and his executive branch agency heads far more power than was contemplated by Congress in the Defense Production Act (“Act”). At least, the definition of...
  • Government takeover of the Land of the Free?

    03/18/2012 1:30:34 PM PDT · by hildy123 · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 18, 2012 | Judi McLeod
    ...Early Sunday morning and the AWOL mainstream media has missed the proverbial boat on the latest Executive Order signed Friday by President Barack Hussein Obama. Executive Order “National Defense Resources Preparedness”, in effect nationalizes all the energy, food and water currently existing on American soil. The EO is cunningly covered under the auspices of Peace Time Martial Law at the discretion of one man. Although now posted on the Drudge Report, at the time of this writing, only scant reportage on the Web about the signing away of liberty and individual rights.
  • What's With All of the Executive Order's Flying Fast?

    03/18/2012 1:35:36 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 123 replies
    Wikisource ^ | 3/18/2012
    Ok...so Drudge and others are talking about the E.O. that was re-signed by Obama on Friday with the additional words "non-emergency" added to it as well. Dig a little deeper...now mind you I am not jumping on the Alex Jones bandwagon just yet...but what's up with these other E.O.'s being signed days and weeks apart that actually link right along with what was re-signed and amended on Friday night? Executive Order 13600 Jump to: navigation, search ←Executive Order 13599 Executive Order 13600 by President of the United States Establishing the President's Global Development Council Executive Order 13601→ Signed by President...
  • “National Defense Resources Preparedness” executive order: Power grab or mere update?

    03/18/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 18, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We’re getting a lot of e-mail this weekend about an executive order issued on Friday afternoon by President Obama titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” While the timing of the EO is curious — why send it out on a Friday afternoon when an administration is usually trying to sneak bad news past the media? — the general impact of it is negligible. This EO simply updates another EO (12919) that had been in place since June 1994, and amended several times since.