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  • White House: Martial Law Executive Order 'Standard and Routine'

    03/19/2012 2:31:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 3/19/12 | fox
    White House: Martial Law Executive Order 'Standard and Routine' White House press secretary Jay Carney dismissed the idea today that a recent executive order issued was 'martial law', and called it 'standard and routine'
  • Obama executive order imposes martial law on United States

    03/19/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 54 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/2012 | Doug Book
    On Friday evening Barack Hussein Obama signed into existence “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” an Executive Order which will afford the president dictatorial powers over the nation and the American people whenever he chooses to implement it. Some of the more important—and frightening—dictates of the Obama decree: The President can place the Order in effect virtually whenever and for whatever reason he wishes. Although related to the Defense Production Act of 1950, written as a result of the Korean War, the current Executive Order makes it clear that the nation need not be at war or threatened with aggression by outside...
  • The Obama Administration: All Your Privacy And All Your Stuff Belong To Us (Wake up America!)

    03/19/2012 7:33:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Did you know that the federal government claims that it can take away your constitutional rights any time that it wants to? Over the past several decades, there have been an endless parade of laws and executive orders that have been slowly and methodically carving up our rights under the U.S. Constitution. Most Americans are not even aware of the "creeping totalitarianism" that is happening. Most Americans just trust the "authorities" when they tell us that certain things "must be done" in order to keep us all safe.  But even if we gave up all of our privacy, even if...
  • 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...
  • Obama’s latest EO… nipping conservative hysteria in the bud

    03/18/2012 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-12 | Mataharley
    It's so very important for the GOP and conservative voter to stay focused on the winning issues this year... that being it is, and remains, "the economy, stupid". The path to winning is one solid plan to propose - a broad, all encompassing energy policy that exploits all US resources to drive down current and futures barrel prices, create jobs and boost revenue, and liberate the US from dependence on crazy, violent Middle East despots and tyrants. That said, I'm quite sure that the Canadian Free Press's article will start the stampede to characterize Obama's latest Executive Order as an...
  • President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources

    On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and gives the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency. The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is NOT LIMITED to wartime implementation, as one of the order's functions includes the command and control of...
  • President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources

    03/17/2012 5:05:01 PM PDT · by upchuck · 268 replies
    examiner.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and gives the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency. The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order's functions includes the command and control of...
  • 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...
  • ATK Secures .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with Department of Homeland Security, (DHS, ICE)

    03/16/2012 10:59:08 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Pr Newswire ^ | March 12, 2012 | Market watch
    --ATK Wins Five-Year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for .40 Caliber Ammunition from DHS, ICE --Additional .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with 450 Million Round Potential Demonstrates ATK's Leadership in Ammunition Manufacturing ATK /quotes/zigman/217145/quotes/nls/atk ATK +1.62% announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds. ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven...
  • “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.
  • Obama signed a new Exec. Order in the night that allows him to take over all libertys 3/16/12

    03/18/2012 8:06:07 AM PDT · by angelcindy · 124 replies · 3+ views
    Tea Party.Org ^ | Americanmom
    The Exec.Order allows the nationalization of pretty much the entire USA even in peacetime if he desires. They can, under this order, restrict civilian travel by any mode, including (probably) foot travel. They can ration food. They can restrict water usage, even from private wells. They can ration any and all drugs, including OTC and vitamins. They can collectivize farms. They can take over all energy production, including home solar units. It also allows for drafting civilians. If they have need of your skills, they can compel you to work for no compensation. All this not in a time of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama Executive Order: Peacetime Martial Law Signed 3/16/2012

    03/18/2012 3:48:33 AM PDT · by VaConstitution · 60 replies · 3+ views
    Journal of Constitutional Reset from Virginia ^ | 3/18/2012 | Constitutional Reset
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness The usurper BHO is stiff arming our 'You keep the change.' plans with the full force of the usurped government.  God have mercy on us. This is a good day for diligent prayer and fasting. On the worst days of King George's madness he never had such presumptuous conceit as is ordinary for BHO & crew.  This execution of this EO was prepared for by the NDAA and the unPatriot Act.  Now you can know the tree by its fruit. With BHO's 'Preparedness' EO you now have 'War is Peace'.  BHO's executive order establishes Crony Communism in the United States....
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER - NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS

    03/17/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 42 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 3/16/2012 | obama
    Here is an Executive Order the White House released yesterday March 16th 2012. It is long and boring but a necessary read it takes control of ALL US production assets...ALL food and food production...ALL transportation and ALL persons needed for labor! There is something very big about ready to go down and this order anticipates that and makes preparation for the President and his 50 Czars to take over the US. Welcome comrade to the united socialist republic of north America. If we survive the war that this order is preparing for, living under the dictatorial rule of our current...
  • Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

    03/16/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 440 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | The White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose....
  • Obama Aides Say He Will Bypass Congress And Focus On Executive Orders During Reelection Campaign

    12/31/2011 12:16:33 PM PST · by Just4Him · 56 replies
    HONOLULU (AP) — Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign if lawmakers accomplish little in 2012. Absent any major policy pushes, much of the year will focus on winning a second term. The president will keep up a robust domestic travel schedule and aggressive campaign fundraising and use executive action to try to boost the economy. Aides say the president will not turn his back on Congress completely in the...
  • O'Malley signs executive order on Md. growth plan (Fascist scum mini-obamao alert)

    12/20/2011 5:32:34 AM PST · by SuperLuminal · 23 replies · 1+ views
    WTOP ^ | 12/20/11 | By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press
    (Excerpt) Glendening, who has long been a smart growth advocate, said the tension has resulted from the traditional reliance on local decision making and concepts of private property."That worked fine for several hundred years," Glendening, who was governor from 1995 to 2003, said.
  • Obama’s Promise of No Abortion Funding in ObamaCare Just a “Magic” Trick

    11/16/2011 12:19:05 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 11 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 11-16-11 | Matthew Clark
    We knew, and now new information reveals that the White House knew, that President Obama’s Executive Order to prevent abortion funding in ObamaCare is a sham. In order to gain enough votes to pass ObamaCare, President Obama made a “deal” with a group of supposedly “pro-life” Democrat Congressmen, led by then Congressman Bart Stupak. The deal was simple, if the group of Congressmen would forego their concern that ObamaCare provided funding for abortions – which it does – and vote for the bill, President Obama would sign an Executive Order which he promised would “ensure that Federal funds are not...
  • Obama again sidesteps Congress with Head Start order

    11/08/2011 7:22:09 PM PST · by merrylu · 22 replies
    obama will move along without congress again "“So after trying for months to work with Congress on education, we decided to take matters into our own hands, because our future is at stake,” Mr. Obama said. “Our children deserve action. And we can’t wait for Congress any longer.”
  • The Bush-Obama Rx Shortages-Critical cancer drugs are in short supply thanks to price controls

    11/02/2011 5:12:58 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    WSJ-editorial ^ | 11-2-11 | WSJ
    Shortages have more than tripled since 2005, according to the University of Utah's Drug Information Service, and by the end of the year more than 300 products are likely to be back-ordered, in short supply or totally unavailable. Some are anesthetics and pain therapies, others emergency room "crash cart" drugs. But most—about 70% in 2010—belong to the class of drugs known as "sterile injectables" that are mainstays of the chemotherapy arsenal, such as paclitaxel or cytarabine.
  • The President Who Would Be King

    11/01/2011 8:18:03 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 5 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 11-01-11 | J.D. Longstreet
    The President Who Would Be King A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet Obama’s past is so vague and so little is known about the man before he won a seat in the Senate that it is extremely difficult to refer to times and places in his past. But I do seem to recall that he was said to have been a constitutional expert and even TAUGHT the US Constitution at some college or other. If so, it is more than a little interesting. See. Here’s the thing: IF Obama taught the US Constitution then he knows that America opted for...
  • Sebelius on new medicine rules

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/31/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Here are some highlights from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's conference call with reporters Monday morning to talk about President Obama's new executive order, which is intended to provide more medicine to treat deadly diseases: -- Obama "felt the executive order was the most appropriate way to highlight the problem and actually call for a collaborative approach to solve the problem on behalf of patients in this country," Sebelius said. -- "Within the drug shortage program itself, we are planning to effectively double the staff, and we expect that they will be kept busy working on the additional information that we...
  • Obama Orders FDA to Reduce Drug Shortages (Executive Order)

    10/31/2011 1:56:39 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 107 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 31, 2011 | unattributed
    Acting once again without Congress, President Obama on Monday was directing the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages that administration officials say have placed patients at risk and led to price gouging. The president signed an executive order -- his fifth in a week -- instructing the FDA to take action absent congressional approval. Last year, the FDA reported 178 drug shortages -- mainly cancer drugs, anesthetics, electrolytes and emergency room drugs -- and the agency says it continues to see an increase in shortages this year. The White House also announced Obama's support for...
  • Obama rolls out more executive office job measures

    10/28/2011 11:16:31 AM PDT · by tutstar · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/28/2011 | Laura MacInnis and Alister Bull
  • Obama unveils student debt-relief plan

    10/26/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    Continuing his recent tack of bypassing Congress and enacting reforms “without them,” President Obama on Wednesday announced a package of student loan reforms designed to lower college graduates’ monthly payments, arguing his plan will redirect some of that borrowed money into the economy to promote job growth. Speaking to a friendly audience of college students in Denver, Mr. Obama said the changes “won’t cost taxpayers a dime but will save you money and will save you time,” and tied the ever-rising cost of education to the nation’s lagging economy. “Living with that kind of debt means making some pretty tough...
  • Expect more executive orders

    10/24/2011 3:47:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/24/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Some highlights from White House press secretary Jay Carney’s Q&A with reporters on Monday: -- Carney said that “you’ll be seeing more of” the use of executive orders. “Why use it? Because we have to do everything we can,” he said of the economy.
  • Congress should check our out of control president

    10/24/2011 2:08:50 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 2 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/24/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter Article 1 of the Constitution gives Congress, not the president, the ability to pass laws. But that memo apparently seems to have missed the desk of the first constitutional law professor to occupy the White House. For Barack Obama, the Constitution is a scrap of paper that he seems to think doesn’t apply to him. And unless Congress acts to defend its constitutional authority from our runaway president, it risks undermining its own authority. So far, Obama has used executive orders and regulatory power to push through cap-and-trade, his jobs plan, housing reform, health...
  • US officials: US attack in Yemen kills al-Awlaki

    09/30/2011 7:41:54 AM PDT · by old school · 95 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/30/2011 | KIMBERLY DOZIER and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American-born cleric killed in Yemen played a "significant operational role" in plotting and inspiring attacks on the United States, U.S. officials said Friday, as they disclosed detailed intelligence to justify the killing of a U.S. citizen.
  • Agencies prepare to carve up coastal waters

    09/20/2011 1:05:36 PM PDT · by Vob · 16 replies
    SIGNONSANDIEGO ^ | noon, Sept. 17, 2011 | Mike Lee
    "That planning process split the region into pro-fishing and no-fishing camps since it started in 2008, but it pales in comparison to the scope of a federal initiative that’s starting to take shape as a priority of the Obama administration. The coastal and marine spatial planning process, launched by executive order in 2010, seeks to account for the full range of ocean uses, from wave energy and oil extraction to shipping and recreation. It’s supposed to span broad ecosystems instead of relying on the traditional sector-by-sector approach to regulating ocean activities."
  • Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating Racial Favoritism

    08/26/2011 12:51:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 26, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    Advocates of racial/ethnic affirmative action quotas typically travel under the benign-sounding banner of "diversity," so long as it doesn't involve a diversity of opinion. President Obama's executive order last Thursday, August 18 requiring federal departments and agencies to increase hiring and promotion of nonwhite minorities is yet another example. The mandate, Executive Order 13583, is titled, "A Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce." One notices words such as "efficiency" and "accountability" didn't make the cut. That's because over its four decades, "diversity" from the start has been about the allocation of economic rewards through...
  • Under Scrutiny, Perry Walks Back HPV Decision

    08/15/2011 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 154 replies
    Texas Tribune | August 15, 2011 | Jay Root
    For years, Gov. Rick Perry has taken flak for his 2007 attempt to require girls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, the most commonly sexually transmitted disease and the principal cause of cervical cancer. At the risk of angering fellow conservatives, Perry has always insisted he did the right thing. That unapologetic approach changed this weekend. A few hours after unveiling his campaign for president, Perry began walking back from one of the most controversial decisions of his more-than-10-year reign as Texas governor. Speaking to voters at a backyard party in New Hampshire, Perry said he was ill-informed when...
  • Dream Act: Obama passes amnesty by a back door ICE directive

    08/04/2011 10:47:10 PM PDT · by ebysan · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 6/23/2011 | Gil Guignat
    Last Friday, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama snuck through the spirit of the DREAM Act via an ICE memo. Opposed by a majority of the American people and" twice defeated" in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if s/he agrees to enlist in the U.S. military or enter college. The Obama administration memo to John Morton, Director of I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) directs I.C.E. agents now to use “prosecutorial discretion” with regard to enforcing...
  • Lead Obama Not Into Temptation

    08/02/2011 4:39:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, when President Barack Obama spoke to the National Council of La Raza, he said something that should alarm every American. He confessed that he'd like to "bypass Congress and change the laws" on his own. He added, "Believe me; the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you." He doesn't need to promise us. We believe him, because we've been watching his rogue behavior since the moment he entered office. Way back in February 2010, even The New York Times unveiled his modus operandi, in its report "Obama Making Plans to Use Executive...
  • Obama Executive Orders Impose New Gun Rules

    07/12/2011 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 192 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on July 12, 2011 at 6:51am | Buck Sexton
    A few days ago, the Blaze reported on the low-key plans of the Obama administration to increase the penalties for certain gun law violations, and add steps to the background checks for legal gun ownership. Today the administration’s plans are beginning to come into effect. Through an Executive Order, the Obama administration is implementing new restrictions on the sale of certain weapons in border states, and increasing the penalties for violating certain firearms laws.
  • Rural Council created by Executive Order 13575

    06/28/2011 2:49:03 PM PDT · by LinnKeyes2000 · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/22/2011 | Raven Clabough
    Here's link to actual exec order: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/DCPD-201100431/pdf/DCPD-201100431.pdf I do not like this.
  • Agenda 21 - What Is It? Apparently is is a plan to reduce the population

    06/22/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 658 replies
    Vanity | Various
    Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called "AGENDA 21." They have requested being on a ping list for this topic. While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern. It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be. To kick this discussion and exploration off,I did a Google search (just for fun) on "Agenda...
  • President Obama signs an Executive Order creating SelectUSA

    06/17/2011 12:13:04 PM PDT · by hattend · 170 replies · 2+ views
    Dept of Commerce ^ | 16 June 2011 | Dept of Commerce
    On Tuesday, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating SelectUSA, a new government-wide initiative that will promote the United States as the premier place to do business globally and help attract business operations to the U.S., in order to spur economic growth and job creation. Yesterday, I launched this important new initiative with the President of the Business Roundtable, John Engler, and CEOs from a number of multinational companies. SelectUSA comes at a critical juncture in our nation’s economic recovery. In order to encourage foreign firms to do business and U.S. firms to keep their business here in America, SelectUSA...
  • Dozens of Republicans Vote for Handouts to Big Labor

    06/14/2011 1:25:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    RedState ^ | June 14, 2011 | Daniel Horowitz
    Yesterday, the House passed the largely non-controversial Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations (MilCon) bill for FY 2012. Unfortunately, it is these non-controversial bills which provide a safe haven for meretricious policy initiatives through the rapid fire amendment process. While everyone was focused on presidential politics, the House passed an amendment forcing government contractors to use labor unions on federal construction projects. Oh, and like most bad legislation, this amendment passed by one vote, with the help of 27 Republicans. In 2009, Obama used his signature power grab tool; an Executive Order, forcing all private companies to sign a project labor agreement...
  • Video: Rep. Allen West destroys hypocritical Obama bureaucrat on the DISCLOSE executive order

    05/17/2011 7:27:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/17/2011 | Bryan Preston
    Rep. Allen West, who is retired military, knows more than a thing or two about the government procurement process. So when he grills Obama admin lackey Douglas Gordon on the executive order drafted to force companies that do business with the government to disclose their employees’ political contributions, he knows what he is talking about. The bureaucrat insists that contract officers would “never” actually use that information in weighing the awarding of contracts, but never justifies that assertion. West finally gets the bureaucrat to admit that he isn’t even in a position to assess the draft executive order, West cuts...
  • Obama Signs Legislation To Make Supplements and Alternative Health Remedies Illegal

    05/15/2011 9:01:04 AM PDT · by Windflier · 95 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | September 14th, 2010 | James Williams
    Right through the back door, while everyone was focused on the gulf oil spill, Barack Obama gave his signature to legislation permitting the U.S. Government to outlaw supplements and alternative health treatments. That means that the supplements you take and therapies you use to keep your body healthy, can now be made illegal by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Obama quietly gave permission for Codex Alimentarius - the United Nation's worldwide plan for food standards - to take effect in the U.S. via Executive Order 13544 of June 10, 2010....
  • Is President Obama Trying to Intimidate GOP Voters?

    05/14/2011 3:07:36 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | may 13, 2011 | Liz Peek
    Not only is the White House pushing an executive order requiring would-be federal contractors to disclose political donations - a proposal so blatantly partisan that even Democrats are crying foul - but now the IRS has climbed aboard by challenging gifts to politically involved not-for-profits. Scurrying to develop other ways to clamp down on GOP money-raising and influence, the Obama administration also has the IRS scrutinizing gifts made to non-profit groups that have political leanings. The tax authority has sent letters to five wealthy donors questioning, for the first time, the treatment of gifts to such advocacy groups. President Obama...
  • Political Procurement

    05/12/2011 7:16:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 12, 2011 | Staff
    Government: Under the guise of rooting out Chicago-style political corruption from government contracting, President Obama seems intent on signing an executive order that would enshrine it. Last month, the White House drafted an order that would require any company bidding on a federal contract to disclose not only its company donations to federal candidates going back two years, but those of its directors and officers as well. It would also force these firms to disclose contributions to independent groups that might spend some of the money on campaign ads. And it would warehouse all this data in a searchable government...
  • Dems Join Opposition to Obama Executive Order on Federal Contractors

    05/12/2011 2:40:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 12, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – Two Senate Democrats have joined Republicans in questioning President Barack Obama’s planned executive order to require that all federal contractors disclose their political contributions to independent groups– expressing fear it would politicize the contracting process. “We are concerned that requiring businesses to disclose their political activity when making an offer risks injecting politics into the contracting process,” said a letter from Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), the committee’s ranking member Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Sens. Claire McCaskill and Rob Portman (R-Ohio.). “Federal contracting law already precludes the consideration of...
  • How did this thing in Gitmo happen?

    05/08/2011 1:53:23 PM PDT · by gitmo · 15 replies
    self | May 8, 2011 | gitmo
    There have been a number of pieces written about why the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has remained open. I believe Rush Limbaugh was alone in predicting it would not be closed by the Obama administration, and he maintained that even after the Exective Order issued by President Obama on January 22, 2009. Many analysts have expounded on why this was never accomplished. Basically, the thinking is that the Democrats cannot afford to be seen as being weak on Defense. What I find fascinating is HOW this was never accomplished. Did the military and political leaders say, "Just ignore...
  • GOP Warns Obama Not to Issue Executive Order for Government Contractors

    05/06/2011 6:01:30 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 20 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | may 6, 2011 | FoxNews
    Republicans are warning President Obama not to issue an executive order that would require government contractors to disclose their political donations. Obama drafted the proposal last month, which is reminiscent of a provision in a Democratic bill called the Disclose Act that died in the Congress last year. But in a letter to the president, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 Republican in the House, said Obama's proposed order "seems like a blatant attempt to intimidate, and potentially silence, certain speakers who are engaged in their constitutionally protected right to free speech." Twenty other Republicans signed the letter, which...
  • Lobbyist: Forcing contractors to disclose donations injects politics into policy

    05/01/2011 10:45:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2011 | Kevin Bogardus
    A draft executive order from the White House that would force government contractors to disclose their political contributions is drawing consternation from K Street. Lobbyists sees the latest move by the Obama administration as another attempt to limit their influence in Washington, and it follows a series of policies signed off by the president that have targeted them. Howard Marlowe, president of the American League of Lobbyists, told The Hill that the draft order that has been circulated around Washington would be “bad public policy.” “This is really bad public policy to be asking people to state what contributions they...
  • WH Working on Executive Order That Critics Say Will Stifle Political Speech

    04/26/2011 6:59:43 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 87 replies
    cnsnews ^ | April 25, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – In what the White House calls a push for transparency, a pending executive order would require companies doing business with the federal government to disclose political contributions to independent groups, but would not place the same requirement on public employee unions or federal grant recipients that typically donate to Democrats. Entitled the “Disclosure of Political Spending By Government Contractors,” the order would implement parts of the DISCLOSE Act, which failed to get through Congress last year. The legislation sought to restrict campaign speech after the landmark Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission U.S. Supreme Court ruling that...
  • WH Confirms Work Underway on Executive Order That Critics Say Will Stifle Political Speech

    04/25/2011 4:54:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 25, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – In what the White House calls a push for transparency, a pending executive order would require companies doing business with the federal government to disclose political contributions to independent groups, but would not place the same requirement on public employee unions or federal grant recipients that typically donate to Democrats. Entitled the “Disclosure of Political Spending By Government Contractors,” the order would implement parts of the DISCLOSE Act, which failed to get through Congress last year. The legislation sought to restrict campaign speech after the landmark Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission U.S. Supreme Court ruling...
  • Obama's Executive Order coming to cut off funding to his political opponents?

    04/21/2011 3:51:30 AM PDT · by Shane · 58 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    From the man who said he would bring a gun to a knife fight, the latest ploy to cut his opponents off at their knees. This one is not based on arguments or facts, but on sheer abuse of the powers he has as President. Kenneth Vogel writes in Politico that President Obama is "considering a number of measures to compel disclosure of the kind of anonymous campaign contributions that helped finance millions of dollars of attack ads against Democrats during the 2010 elections." These measures appear broad in scope: The White House last week began circulating a draft executive...
  • LEAKED: Obama Executive Order Intends to Implement Portions of DISCLOSE Act

    04/19/2011 10:31:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 19, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Says our source: "They lost in the Supreme Court, they lost in Congress, they lost at the FEC, so now the president is just going to do it by edict." An impeccable source has provided me with a copy of a draft Executive Order pdf that the White House is apparently circulating for comments from several government agencies. Titled “Disclosure of Political Spending By Government Contractors,” it appears to be an attempt by the Obama administration to implement — by executive fiat — portions of the DISCLOSE Act. This was the bill introduced last year by Sen. Chuck Schumer and...
  • "Climate Change Adaptation Plan" For All Govt. Agencies (Outrageous)

    04/01/2011 2:22:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 1, 2011
    All federal agencies and private companies that deal with the U.S. government must identify their vulnerabilities to the impacts of global warming and develop a climate change adaptation plan, as per an executive order quietly signed by President Obama. The order was actually penned in the fall of 2009 but the president’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force had to properly investigate the matter and come up with recommendations. Now that the task force has developed a detailed plan on climate proofing the government, yet another Obama advisory committee, the Council on Environmental Quality, has issued instructions on implementation. Under...