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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...
  • The "fix" (Cindy Sheehan suspects president will suspend elections, endorses Ron Paul)

    11/25/2007 7:02:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 485+ views
    Cindy Sheehan for Congress Blog ^ | October 22, 2007 | Cindy Sheehan
    There is quite a lot of interesting, but wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer of Executive power in the ’08 elections. Unless or until George Bush appears on our TV boxes one night, wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie with his hands sweatily clasped in a desperate death grip on top of his desk in the Oval Office, telling us that some catastrophic event, whether man-made or natural, has just occurred somewhere, and he must, for the...
  • Perry should back up eminent domain talk

    06/22/2007 12:51:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 833+ views ^ | June 22, 2007 | Chris Greene
    Gov. Rick Perry’s veto this week of an eminent domain bill designed to protect landowners left a lot of Texans scratching their heads, and you can lump us in with those feeling dumbfounded. Perry — who was among those making political hay when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that cities can seize homes under eminent domain for use by private developers and made the issue an emergency item in a special session that same year — had a chance to back his tough talk and posturing on property rights with action. But when push came to powerful shove...
  • Bush's detention facilities

    05/31/2007 7:06:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 943+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Houston-based KBR, formerly the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co., has a contingency contract in place with the Department of Homeland Security to construct detention facilities in the event of a national emergency. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, spokeswoman Jamie Zuieback confirmed yesterday in a telephone interview that the KBR contract for $385 million was awarded initially in January 2006 for a one-year base period with four one-year options. It has been extended into 2007. KBR held a previous emergency detention contract with ICE from 2000 to 2005. Zuieback told this writer the primary intent of the KBR...
  • Someone is planning your future (United Nations)

    05/07/2005 9:19:29 AM PDT · by nextthunder · 49 replies · 1,779+ views ^ | May 7, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    Someone is planning your future What could Marion County, Ind., and Lincoln County, N.M., possibly have in common? In Marion County, nearly a million people are packed into 403 square miles, with a density of 2,172 people per square mile. Lincoln County stretches over 4,831square miles, and on a good day, can muster only 19,411 people – that's four people per square mile. Nevertheless, both counties – as is the county where you live – are targets for transformation into "sustainable communities," as defined in the United Nations' "Agenda 21." Neither Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, nor Lincoln County Planning Technician...
  • ACLU: FBI E-Mail Refers to Presidential Order Authorizing Inhumane Interrogation Techniques

    12/20/2004 2:41:33 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 58 replies · 1,722+ views
    NEW YORK -- A document released for the first time today by the American Civil Liberties Union suggests that President Bush issued an Executive Order authorizing the use of inhumane interrogation methods against detainees in Iraq. Also released by the ACLU today are a slew of other records including a December 2003 FBI e-mail that characterizes methods used by the Defense Department as "torture" and a June 2004 "Urgent Report" to the Director of the FBI that raises concerns that abuse of detainees is being covered up.
  • Multinational Hostage Rescue Team Called For

    09/06/2004 1:48:45 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 46 replies · 1,401+ views ^ | 6 September 2004 | by Laura Mansfield
    Readers of Tom Clancy are probably familiar with his book, Rainbow Six, which focuses on the work of an elite team of terror fighting commandos, who were formed to respond to terror attacks, especially those involving hostages. The team was formed in the sequel to his book Executive Orders, where the US Capitol building was destroyed by a terrorist acting on his own, and the US was hit by multiple attacks including one involving bioweapons. As Clancy readers will tell you, quite often Clancy’s fictional writings draw striking parallels to reality. We need look no further than the tragedy that...
  • Ron Reagan says Kerry's first act would be EO to reverse Bush stem cell policy

    07/12/2004 4:10:27 PM PDT · by Howlin · 273 replies · 5,407+ views
    Hardball | July 12, 2004
    He just announced this on Hardball; he said that Kerry told him this personally on the phone while they were discussing Reagan's appearance at the Democratic Convention that his first act in office if he's elected will be to sign an executive order to reverse Bush's stem cell policy.
  • America's Compassion in Action

    06/01/2004 2:36:41 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 122+ views
    Today's Action Today, President Bush addressed the first White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, in Washington, D.C. In his remarks, he recognized faith-based and community organizations for their compassionate efforts to help Americans most in need. The President signed an Executive Order today creating additional Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in three Federal agencies - the Department of Commerce, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Small Business Administration. These three new Centers will have the same responsibilities as the other seven Centers the President has created - in the Departments of Education, Labor (DOL), Justice,...
  • When UFOs Arrive

    02/11/2004 9:41:52 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 1,051 replies · 3,328+ views ^ | February 2004 | BY JIM WILSON
    The U.S. and other world governments already have detailed secret plans for first contact.When UFOs land, a series of plans created to deal with nuclear emergencies and biological attacks will be activated. Within the scientific community, the question is no longer whether extraterrestrial life exists, but if ET is smart enough to do long division. Scientists are of two minds regarding the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Skeptics acknowledge simple life-forms might be found on other planets, but insist that intelligent life is unique to Earth. Their belief is based on the assumption that Earth possesses unique physical attributes, including a...
  • "It's The End Of The Church As We Know It. (I Don't Feel Fine.)"

    12/26/2002 9:42:40 PM PST · by redrock · 142 replies · 472+ views
    THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE ^ | 12/23/02 | Doug Newman
    "It's The End Of The Church As We Know It. (I Don't Feel Fine.)" by Doug Newman Special to TLE Am I the only person outraged by this? Future generations will look back on December 12, 2002 as a bleak day in the history of Christianity in America. On this day, President Bush signed an executive order allowing churches and other religious organizations to compete for federal funds for charitable purposes. This is a horrendously bad thing for a variety of reasons. To begin with, this is an executive order. There is no constitutional basis for the president to...
  • Stroke of the pen, law of the land: Has Bush undone ANY Clinton EO's?

    11/21/2002 9:14:55 PM PST · by foreverfree · 6 replies · 236+ views
    foreverfree | 11/21/02 | foreverfree
    Inquiring FReepers want to know.Can you point out specific ones?foreverfree
  • U.S. applies new rules to 22 more 'terrorist'

    11/02/2001 4:01:47 PM PST · by CommiesOut · 3 replies · 437+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 NOV 2001 | Reuters
    UPDATE 3 - U.S. applies new rules to 22 more 'terrorist' groups   (Adds comments by Rep. Tom Lantos, paragraphs 8-9) By Jonathan Wright WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday added 22 groups including Hamas and Hizbollah to the list of "terrorist" groups under tight financial controls introduced after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. The main pro-Israeli lobbying organization in the United States applauded the decision, saying it showed the Bush administration intended to combat all forms of terrorism. Six groups -- al Qaeda and five allegedly associated groups -- came under the new rules in September. Al Qaeda, led by Saudi-born ...