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  • Roadmap for railroading the military

    10/22/2009 3:33:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 474+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2009 | Elaine Donnelly
    On October 10 President Obama showed his true rainbow colors to gay activists attending a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian, gay bisexual, transgendered "LGBT Left" group in the country. Despite the personal favor, some disgruntled activists picketed outside. On the issue of gays in the military, what do they want the President to do? The California-based Michael D. Palm Center, an academic gay activist group, has issued several reports describing a "roadmap" for repeal of the 1993 law that is constantly mislabeled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." (Unlike the administrative policy imposed on the military by Bill...
  • US DOJ in 1997: "Executive orders have no direct effect on private persons or their property..."

    09/19/2009 11:14:50 AM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 8 replies · 602+ views
    The Commerce Game EXPOSED ^ | 2008 | The American Voice
    (Excerpt from The Commerce Game EXPOSED re: FDR's gold confiscation & the penaties for non-compliance - stay with me on how this may relate to Obama) AN OVERVIEW On April 5, 1933, then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, under Executive order, issued April 5, 1933, dec;ared: "All persons are required to deliver ON OR BEFORE May 1, 1933, all GOLD COIN, GOLD BULLION AND GOLD CERTIFICATES now owned by them to a Federal Reseve Bank, branch ro agency, or to any member bankof the Federal Reserve System." James A. Farley, Postmaster General at that time, required each postmaster in the country...
  • Obama outpacing Bush on controversial 'signing statements'

    08/19/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT · by delacoert · 3 replies · 517+ views
    OhMyGov! News ^ | Aug 19, 2009 | Jenifer Reinhardt
    Campaign promises are as old as our democracy — as too is deep skepticism that they’ll be kept. Americans are generally an optimistic people but when it comes to our politics we have developed a wary eye. And sometimes the differences between promises kept and promises broken is a very thin line. During his 2008 campaign for president, Barack Obama was highly critical of his predecessors’ use of “signing statements,” an obscure Executive Branch tool to get things done via back channel. Candidate Obama promised “restraint” in their use. By restraint, he meant not issuing signing statements that “undermine the...
  • The list for Obama's Seventh Week in offcee

    03/13/2009 9:01:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 708+ views ^ | 3/13/09 | Nachum
    Obama's Seventh Week in Office Latest additions to "The List as of 3/13/2009 Obama reverses opposition to Mexican trucks The List" as of 3/12/2009 Obama OKs Embyro Research Monday, Bans it Wednesday Third top treasury pick, Cohen, withdraws from consideration Obama: Wealth redistribution an unattained civil right Justice Dept. Investigates Arizona Sheriff for Enforcing Immigration Law wave of energy companies announce plans to move to Switzerland -- for low-tax Geithner: Spending hikes are short-term; will end Obama Won't Attend Annual Gridiron Dinner, First President Since Cleveland to Miss 2 arrested in FBI raid at Obama appointee's office as of 3/11/2009...
  • Caption the Obama's creating the White House Counci on Women & Girls

    03/11/2009 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies · 1,274+ views
    First lady Michelle Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2009, prior to President Barack Obama signing an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. WNBA women's basketball player Lisa Leslie and President Barack Obama have their picture taken in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2009, by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, right, after the president signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes, left, and WNBA star Lisa Leslie pose for...
  • Obama Claim: Done More in 30 Days Than Other Presidents

    02/24/2009 11:29:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 2,570+ views
    Obama Claim: Done More in 30 Days Than Other Presidents Economy Will Dominate Obama Speech Tonight By JAKE TAPPER and MARK MOONEY Feb. 24, 2009 — The Obama administration is going into tonight's pivotal speech to Congress with the belief that President Obama has accomplished more in the first 30 days in office than any modern president. The president will give the nation a "sober assessment" about the status of the country's economy tonight as he assures Americans that there are "better days ahead," according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. Obama will address a joint meeting of Congress tonight...

    02/20/2009 3:02:59 PM PST · by Maigret · 207 replies · 9,892+ views
    White House Website ^ | 02/17/2009 | White House
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing and implementing an effective strategy concerning urban America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. About 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the economic health and social vitality of our urban communities are critically important to the prosperity and quality of life for Americans. Vibrant cities spawn innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment through the businesses, universities, and civic, cultural, religious, and nonprofit...
  • So much for transparency

    02/18/2009 4:27:59 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 604+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2-18-09 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember Barack Obama’s pledge to make this the Most Transparent Administration Evah? Josh Gerstein at Politico notices a few items that seem to have slipped by the national media, thanks to a lack of openness on the part of Obama’s communications team. Obama issued three executive orders and a handful of regulations without ever announcing them: In his first weeks in office, President Barack Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire. Despite the...
  • The White House's missing documents (Unannounced Executive Orders)

    02/17/2009 10:16:29 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 48 replies · 3,300+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 2/17/09 | Gerstein
    In his first weeks in office, President Barack Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire. Despite the intense scrutiny a president gets just after the inauguration, Obama managed to take all these actions with nary a mention from the White House press corps. The moves escaped notice because they were never announced by the White House Press Office and were never placed on the White House web site. They came to light only...
  • Beloved Caesar Obama

    01/27/2009 2:26:57 AM PST · by do the dhue · 37 replies · 1,210+ views
    WND ^ | 1/26/09 | Craig Smith
    Anyone with a sixth grade civics education understands the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in their design of three specific branches of government and the accountability each enforces. Apparently President Obama skipped the sixth grade. Within the first three days of taking office, Obama has signed five specific executive orders without any advice or the consent of the legislative or judicial branches – the same branches the founders believed were essential for effective and accountable government. This is an unprecedented number given past presidents like Kennedy, Carter and Clinton only signed one in the first few days of taking office...
  • Why Do We Need A Congress? (v...anity)

    01/26/2009 1:09:26 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 24 replies · 672+ views
    Since the President is issuing Exec Orders, why do we need Congress? I think I'm kind of serious.
  • What Have We Done To Ourselves, - And Why?

    01/22/2009 9:28:57 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 51 replies · 1,606+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 22, 2009 | Jerry McConnell
    Obama is pandering to the ultra anti-American organization, ACLU, which is so openly communistic What have we done to ourselves, - And why? By Jerry McConnell Thursday, January 22, 2009 Many Americans have been convinced for some time that Obama is a closet Islamic. After reading the headlines in the January 22, 2009 Fox News First 100 days of the Presidency “Obama is expected to sign ‘several’ executive orders Thursday, directing the CIA to close secret foreign prisons and Guantanamo Bay, and limiting detention and interrogation methods” he has given more credence to these convictions. He is apparently making it...
  • EO: Granting Reciprocity...Employee Fitness and Reinvestigating Ind in Positions of Public Trust

    01/16/2009 9:43:48 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies · 620+ views
    The White House ^ | January 16, 2009 | GEORGE W. BUSH
    For Immediate Release Executive Order: Granting Reciprocity on Excepted Service and Federal Contractor Employee Fitness and Reinvestigating Individuals in Positions of Public Trust By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 1104(a)(1), 3301, and 7301 of title 5, United States Code, and in order to simplify and streamline the system of Federal Government personnel investigative and adjudicative processes to make them more efficient and effective, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. (a) When agencies determine the fitness of individuals to perform work as...
  • Bush’s new “right of conscience” rule to be swiftly axed by Obama

    12/18/2008 10:46:33 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies · 948+ views
    DC Dicta / Lawers USA ^ | Dec. 17, 2008 | n/a
    A federal regulation with a “right of conscience” provision allowing medical professionals to refuse to participate in treatments they oppose morally is set to be finalized by Bush administration officials this week. But it looks like the rule will be short-lived. The Wall Street Journal reports today that members of the Obama transition team are taking a hard look at that and other regulations that could have an effect on reproductive rights issues, with an eye on reversing them once the president-elect is in office. The rule set to go into effect this week would allow health workers to opt...
  • Obama Quickly Using Executive Powers

    11/11/2008 1:48:06 PM PST · by IbJensen · 58 replies · 607+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Stephen Ohlemacher | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Washington - President-elect Barack Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas. John Podesta, Mr. Obama's transition chief, said yesterday Mr. Obama is reviewing President Bush's executive orders on those issues and others as he works to undo policies enacted during eight years of Republican rule. He said the president can use such orders to move quickly on his own. "There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for...

    11/10/2008 5:24:44 PM PST · by SoftTyranny · 38 replies · 184+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 | Soft Tyranny
    MSNBC's "Military Analyst" was on the air today arguing for Obama to put an end to the executive order which gives the military permission to kill Islamic terrorists anywhere in the world. He exclaimed it would show that he is in charge. So I guess, in a never ending quest for this novice executive Barack Obama to appear that he is in charge, we will risk the safety of Americans. He is not fooling anyone as evidence by the actions of Russia this week. Even if a Bush military policy is dead on.. Change course! This is the exact mentality...

    11/10/2008 11:45:53 AM PST · by andrew roman · 15 replies · 169+ views ^ | 10 November 2008 | Andrew Roman
    It won’t be just a matter of rearranging the furniture, hanging up different souvenir vacation plates and throwing some newspaper on the floor for the new puppy. President-elect Barack Obama is going to put his “Executive Order” game-face on the moment the word “elect” is dropped from his title. Expect an orgy of “undoing” from the earliest moments of a new Obama administration, reversing a slew of Bush-era Executive Orders. As Steven Ohlemacher of the Associated Press writes: Bush used his executive power to limit federal spending on embryonic stem cell research, a position championed by opponents of abortion rights...
  • Loudon: Top US Communist-Elect Obama “Go On to Change the World”

    09/15/2008 12:33:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 95+ views
    The Real Barack Obama ^ | 9/13/08 | staff
    The Obama File 28 Top US Communist-Elect Obama “Go On to Change the World” by Trevor Loudon, posted September 13, 2008, on his blog, The New Zeal, is cross-posted at RBO with the author’s permission. Loudon’s first Obama File was posted January 12, 2008. Libero Della Piana is New York State chairman of the Communist Party USA, former national organiser of the party and a member of the CPUSA’s 140 strong National Council. Like virtually all of the CPUSA’s several thousand members and supporters, Della Piana is working to elect Barack Obama to the US Presidency. Following the CPUSA “line”...
  • Obama vows to review Bush’s executive orders

    07/29/2008 11:50:35 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 146+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2008 | Mike Soraghan and Jared Allen
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told House members Tuesday that, if he wins the presidency, one of his first acts will be to review every executive order signed by President Bush. It was one of the few specifics the Illinois senator offered to the House Democratic Caucus in a policy and politics pep rally Tuesday night intended to fire up fellow Democrats for the convention and the fall campaign. Speaking in the Cannon Caucus Room, Obama stuck with the party’s position on energy that the country “can’t drill [its] way out” of high gasoline prices, and promised a commitment to...
  • The Owner's Manual (Part 5)--Article II, The Presidency in Practice

    07/18/2008 2:06:34 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 9 replies · 128+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 18 July 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    (Fifth in a series of ten. For other articles in this series, click on View all articles by John Armor on ChronWatch -- and "Blogs by this author.") The powers of the president were designed to be sufficient to lead the nation, and insufficient to dominate the nation. In the hands of a self-restrained leader such as the first president, George Washington, the extent of powers of the chief executive were not a potential problem. In the 20th century, both books and articles have decried the "imperial presidency." The thesis is that recent presidents have successfully claimed more power than...