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  • Obama To Unilaterally Normalize Relations With Cuba

    12/17/2014 6:24:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    resident Obama announced plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba today, including opening an embassy in Cuba."We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests," Obama claimed, "And instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries."Specifically, the White House took three major steps today as part of their "New Course on Cuba": Initiating discussions to reestablish diplomatic relations, including a U.S. embassy in Havana, and a Cuban embassy in the United States.A review, by the State Department, of Cuba's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.Relaxing of regulations to facilitate the...
  • Dana Perino: Obama's Executive Amnesty Lawful

    11/22/2014 6:31:53 PM PST · by Javeth · 90 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tony Lee
    <p>Dana Perino, the Fox News co-cost and former spokeswoman for George W. Bush's White House, said that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is well within the law.</p>
  • Democrat: Obama Should Do What He Wants and Let the Courts Decide If It’s Legal

    11/20/2014 2:53:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Democrats have rolled out a couple of dishonest talking points in support of Obama’s executive order amnesty. One is that Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 both used executive orders on immigration. What that ignores is that both were cleaning up a law duly passed by Congress. In this case, Obama is explicitly acting because Congress won’t bend to his royal will. The new talking point, trotted out here by Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is that this executive order is just like Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and that Obama should do it and then just let the courts decide whether...
  • Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

    11/19/2014 6:51:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 9:48 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on “pretty firm legal ground.” The former president spoke on the eve of President Barack Obama’s scheduled announcement of executive actions to spare as many as 5 million immigrants from being deported from the U.S. Clinton said during an event honoring the magazine The New Republic that it was part of a larger debate about the nation’s role around the globe. “As far as I can tell, every president in the modern era has issued...
  • White House Won’t Say How Much Taxpayers Pay For Obama Fundraising

    10/13/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7:22 PM 10/12/2014 | Alex Pappas
    When President Barack Obama takes Air Force One on a fundraising swing, he is required under the law to reimburse taxpayers for certain travel expenses. But as Mark Knoller of CBS News reports, the White House has made it a practice of not publicly releasing specific reimbursement figures, making it impossible for the public to see exactly how much they pay every time the president goes on a political trip. Knoller says it’s not about national security reasons, but rather about saving face. “Very simply, the White House doesn’t want to disclose the material because it might be embarrassing and...
  • Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal

    09/15/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Chicago Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:30pm Better Government Association @bettergov | Email A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama who is now his commerce secretary, a Chicago Sun-Times / Better Government Association investigation has found. The developers also included Jack Higgins, a friend and political backer of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Over the 14-year term of the lease, the government will pay $280 million in...
  • Obama Says He Has ‘Legal Authority’ To Strike Syria

    09/10/2014 7:07:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 9/10/2014, 12:10 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama says he has the “legal authority” to order US airstrikes on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) forces in Syria, according to sources present at a dinner with foreign policy experts at the White House on Monday. Obama “thinks he has the legal authority he needs” to expand action in Iraq and Syria under the War Powers Act, according to Jane Harman, the president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, who told the Washington Post about the dinner. Another attendee of the dinner, former undersecretary of defense for policy Michèle Flournoy, told the paper Obama...
  • Villanova professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    09/01/2014 1:29:26 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 31, 2014 | Jeremy Roebuck, Alison Steele
    For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington....But a previously confidential FBI file - which a Philadelphia judge last week outlined in an opinion and ordered to be released - shows for the first time how far Johnson went to protect his daughter and his presidency
  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    08/28/2014 2:32:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 3:07 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say. The argument goes something like this: Beyond failing to fix broken immigration laws, Congress hasn’t even provided the government with enough resources to fully enforce the laws already on the books. With roughly 11.5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally—far more than the government could reasonably deport—the White...
  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress’ role

    08/28/2014 2:19:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 3:02 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? […] This time around, the White House is suggesting it may not be necessary to get a sign-off from Congress. …
  • TSA Admits Lying About Illegal Aliens Flying Without Proper ID

    08/22/2014 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 08/22/2014 | Kristin Tate
    A new letter from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits that illegal aliens were being allowed to board planes using Notice to Appear forms they received after entering the U.S. illegally. The revelation directly contradicts a TSA statement last month denying such allegations to various media outlets, including Breitbart News. In July Breitbart Texas... broke the news that the TSA was letting illegal aliens board planes using Notice to Appear forms; subsequently, a TSA spokesperson publicly attacked Darby on Twitter, insisting that his report was "completely wrong." The newly-surfaced TSA letter was penned on August 7, according to the Gateway...
  • Obama Has Room to Maneuver on Immigration Changes

    08/02/2014 5:23:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 2, 2014 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. There are some limits under federal law, and anything the White House ultimately decides to do may be challenged in court as unconstitutional. But leading legal experts say the White House almost certainly could delay indefinitely efforts to deport millions of immigrants already in the U.S. illegally, and it could give them official work permits that would allow them to legally find jobs, obtain driver's licenses and pay income taxes. Here is what Obama could not do without approval from Congress:...
  • Illegal immigrant kids exposed fed agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis & chicken pox, report says

    08/01/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. In two cases, the children of a border patrol agent got chicken pox contracted from their parents’ exposure to unaccompanied children with chicken pox, according to the report on conditions of detention centers and border facilities. The report, the first in a series, is based on 87 unannounced visits to 63 detention centers being used to house unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in Texas, Arizona...
  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    07/28/2014 4:44:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    msn news ^ | 7/28/14 | ERICA WERNER of Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed. Yet there's little sign that...
  • The Obama Impeachment Bible

    06/10/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6-10-14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Bergdahl furor gives new mo to Andrew McCarthy’s book. “Be careful how you make those statements, gentleman.” Barack Hussein Obama had been president of the United States for all of two months. He was lecturing the titans of American finance who were struggling to explain to him, a man with no meaningful business experience, how high salaries are necessary if American companies are to compete for talent in a global market. “The public isn’t buying that,” scoffed the president. He wasn’t talking about the public, though. “My administration,” he warned, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” The...
  • Obama Says He Wants To “Go Off” On Climate Deniers

    06/08/2014 10:33:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/8/14 | Jim Hoft
    It would seem President Obama is losing patience with those who excercise their free speech rights to express concerns about his (bogus) Climate Change agenda. As a matter of fact, according to an interview published in The New York Times, President Obama would love to “Go Off” on Climate Deniers in Congress: Do you ever want to just go off on the climate deniers in Congress? “Yeah, absolutely,” the president said with a laugh. “Look, it’s frustrating when the science is in front of us. … We can argue about how. But let’s not argue about what’s going on. The...
  • President Obama racked up close to $3 million in flight costs this year on two trips he billed as…

    05/03/2014 12:50:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:28 EST, 1 May 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    The White House spent $2,952,278 in flight expenses this year for two trips President Barack Obama took on which he spent a large chunk of his time playing golf. Obama billed both trips as official business, but he spent more time golfing than he did participating in government meetings, government oversight organization Judicial Watch reports. The conservative organization obtained the cost of Obama’s Air Force 1 trips through Freedom of Information Act requests. The cost per flying hour of the president’s plane is $210,877, the Department of the Air Force told Judicial Watch. …
  • Carney: Email was not about Benghazi

    04/30/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    April 30, 2014, 02:39 pm Carney: Email was not about Benghazi By Justin Sink Press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that a newly-revealed email showing a White House official preparing then-U.S. ambassador Susan Rice for television interviews was not explicitly in reference to the terror attack in Benghazi. "The email and the talking points were not about Benghazi," Carney said. "They were about the general situation in the Muslim world." A set of documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request included an email from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to...
  • ‘The Imperial Presidency’ [constitutional law experts testify before House Judiciary Committee]

    02/26/2014 4:06:59 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Constitutional law experts... warning... of an “imperial presidency.” The hearing, “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focused on the multiple areas President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, ranging from healthcare and immigration to marriage and welfare rules. Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, testified that the expansion of executive power is happening so fast that America is at a “constitutional tipping point.” “My view [is] that the president, has in fact, exceeded his authority in a way that is creating a destabilizing influence in a three branch system,” he said....
  • Alliance sees more lack of diversity on bench--Wants broader backgrounds

    02/11/2014 6:33:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Not satisfied with President Obama for appointing record numbers of gay, female and minority judges, liberal groups and labor unions are now pressuring the president to nominate more jurists who have backgrounds working for unions and public-interest organizations. The Alliance for Justice, a coalition of more than 100 liberal groups, is lobbying the White House to “broaden the bench” with more judicial nominees who represent what it calls “professional diversity” — judges who are more likely to be aligned with the coalition’s liberal agenda. “We face a federal bench that has a striking lack of diversity,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts...
  • Ten Million Man March on DC?

    01/05/2014 11:51:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 403 replies
    January 5, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    To hell with a million man march. We need a TEN MILLION man march!! Fill the mall and every street in DC!! Time to raise the pucker factor in DC until no one in congress can even raise up from his chair. When the people fear their government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, we have Liberty!! Tea Party leaders, right-wing groups, 2nd amendment groups, pro-life religious leaders, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Levin: Gentlemen start your engines!! It's time to unite and turnout freedom loving Americans of every political stripe to run the statist bums out and restore...
  • President Closes Monuments Our Fathers Built

    10/06/2013 9:36:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2013 | Mark Baisley
    The current Washington shutdown standoff reveals an illuminating clash of worldviews.Risibly, the aha moment for me came Wednesday while dozing off to a Tonight Show conversation between Jay Leno and his “guest,” Newt Gingrich. Leno challenged the former Republican Speaker of the House with, “Here’s the part I don’t understand with the Affordable Care Act; Why should Obama negotiate? First it came out, it passed both houses.The Supreme Court said, ‘Yes, this is legitimate.’… It’s already a law.If you don’t like it, you wait four years, you vote the guy out.” Jay Leno’s statement exhibits the statist worldview of defending...
  • Obama to Congress: I Don’t Need Your Authorization for War, But Give It to Me Anyway

    08/31/2013 3:05:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 31, 2013 - 4:08 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama said today in a speech delivered in the White House Rose Garden that he is asking Congress to vote to authorize him to use military force in Syria—while insisting he does not need congressional authorization to order the U.S. military to commit acts of war in that Middle Eastern country. “I have long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might, but in our example as a government of the people, by the people and for the people,” Obama said at one point in the speech. “That’s why I have made a second...
  • Appeals Court: Obama Violating Law on Nuke Site

    08/14/2013 1:32:42 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | WASHINGTON August 13, 2013 | MATTHEW DALY
    n a rebuke to the Obama administration, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the commission to complete the licensing process and approve or reject the Energy Department's application for a never-completed waste storage site at Nevada's Yucca Mountain. In a sharply worded opinion, the court said the nuclear agency was "simply flouting the law" when it allowed the Obama administration to continue plans...
  • Third court overturns Obama recess appointments

    07/17/2013 7:06:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Obama violated the Constitution last year when he made recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, adding more weight to the case as it goes before the Supreme Court in the justices’ next session. The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, said that the president can only make recess appointments after Congress has adjourned “sine die,” which in modern times has meant when it breaks at the end of each year.
  • After re-election, Obama asked aides how to govern without Congress

    07/17/2013 6:09:52 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 75 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | JULY 17, 2013 | BY CHARLIE SPIERING
    Politico’s Glenn Thrush reports that after President Obama won re-election, he tried to find out ways of pushing his second term agenda without the Republican-led Congress. “Guys, I don’t want politics to be a limit of what you recommend to me,” Obama told senior aides David Plouffe, Lew, Dan Pfeiffer and Pete Rouse a couple of weeks after his reelection, according to a White House aide with direct knowledge of the meeting. “Let’s come up with an agenda, then let’s figure it out from there as best we can,” he said, prodding them to adopt a more muscular approach to...
  • White House: U.S. To Give Syria Rebels Military Aid After Chemical Attacks

    06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 217 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2013 | Olivier Knox and Rachel Rose Hartman
    In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons on the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."
  • Sen. Cruz Calls Obama “Imperial President” Who Ignores Congress

    01/09/2013 6:01:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 08:19 AM | Greg McDonald
    Sen. Ted Cruz says Barack Obama is acting like an “imperial president” and must think he can do “nothing wrong,” given his adversarial push to have Congress accept Chuck Hagel as his new defense secretary and extend the nation’s debt limit without a fight. … Cruz, however, indicated he was more concerned about Obama’s determined effort to avoid a fight with Congress on the debt limit, which could mean a move to invoke the 14th Amendment’s provision on the public debt and simply tell the Treasury to ignore the debt ceiling. …
  • 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...
  • Obama: I can’t change Washington unless I change voters (More proof Obama is losing)

    09/21/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/21/2012 | By Chris Stirewalt
    "I think that I've learned some lessons over the last four years and the most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside." -- President Obama in an interview with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision. The Obama campaign is pushing back hard against the president's gaffe in his Univision interview of saying that Washington cannot be changed from within. It was an unfortunate thing for an incumbent to say, especially when the nation is so unhappy with the way Washington operates. The federal government has gotten more dysfunctional in the era of Obama, despite his promises to...
  • GAO confirms Obama administration overstepped bounds in welfare law changes (So who are the liars?)

    09/06/2012 10:52:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 5, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    The Obama administration’s efforts at extending executive authority were dealt a setback on Tuesday. The bipartisan Government Accountability Office flagged the administration’s end run around Congress in its July memo announcing changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) act, aka “welfare reform.” The GAO said that the White House needs to give Congress the chance to block its plan that permits states to tweak the work requirements that needy families must satisfy in order to receive government assistance under the program. The official word came in the form of a letter to lawmakers from GAO’s general counsel, Lynn...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • $465 for Legal Status Under Obama’s ‘Dream Act’

    08/03/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August. 3, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    The Obama administration will formally begin granting some young undocumented immigrants legal status and work permits later this month under a controversial new policy first announced by President Obama in June. The Department of Homeland Security today announced details of the application and approval process for the DREAM Act-like program, outlining specific eligibility requirements and a $465 fee. It will begin Aug. 15. Illegal immigrants younger than 30 who came to the United States before age 16, have lived here for at least five years continuously, attend or have graduated from high school or college, and have no criminal convictions...
  • Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Ariz. police

    06/25/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 167 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25,2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police. Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport. “We will not be issuing detainers...
  • Obama asserts presidential powers he once spoke out against

    06/24/2012 5:53:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 24, 2012 | By STEVEN THOMMA AND WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    President Barack Obama is starting to channel his inner Cheney. For years, Obama talked about the limits on presidential power. Now, driven either by principle or political expediency, he's working to build and maintain a powerful presidency that pushes the edge of what it can do, while often telling Congress and the courts to mind their own business. In the last week alone, he refused a subpoena to share Justice Department emails with Congress, told courts he doesn't have to justify his claimed power to assassinate suspected terrorists, and decided to stop deporting certain illegal immigrants even though Congress has...
  • Why Obama Strikes Out In Court (Zero Seeks Radical Expansion of Federal Power)

    06/06/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/6/2012 | Ilya Shapiro
    As the world awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on ObamaCare, there's a larger story that the pundits are missing: the court's rejection of the Obama administration's increasingly extreme claims on behalf of unlimited federal power. This term alone, the high court has ruled unanimously against the government on religious liberty, criminal procedure and property rights. When the administration can't get even a single one of the liberal justices to agree with it in these unrelated areas of the law, that's a sign there's something wrong with its constitutional vision.
  • 'POLICE ACADEMY' Star Rips Obama

    05/31/2012 9:15:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | 5/30/2012 | CreditCards.com
    'POLICE ACADEMY' Star Rips Obama Steve Guttenberg, star of the 1984 movie “Police Academy,” criticized President Obama in an interview with the website CreditCards.com published Wednesday... CreditCards.com: Do you think Washington can rein in the misbehavior? Guttenberg: It's hard to believe in the presidency anymore. I voted for Obama, I love Obama, but I don't want to see Obama on "The View," I don't want to see him playing Frisbee, I don't want to know that it's $40,000 a plate at George Clooney's house, and I adore George Clooney. Hey man, I've got a friend of mine who's got a...
  • NC TEACHER SCREAMS AT STUDENT: IT’S CRIMINAL TO CRITICIZE OBAMA

    05/20/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 185 replies
    Big Government ^ | May 20, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    A YouTube video uploaded on Monday afternoon apparently shows a schoolteacher from the Rowan-Salisbury school district in North Carolina informing a student that failing to be respectful of President Obama is a criminal offense. The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher....
  • Stand Against President Obama’s Abuse of Recess Appointments (ACTIVISM TIME!)

    01/11/2012 2:38:45 PM PST · by tutstar · 26 replies
    citizens united ^ | 1 11 2012 | David Bossie
    Congressman Jeff Landry (R-LA) has just introduced the Executive Appointment Reform Act to reverse the Constitutional damage President Obama has done with his unprecedented “recess” appointments. Contact your Representative today by calling (202) 224-3121 to urge them to cosponsor and support Rep. Landry's Executive Appointment Reform Act and stand against President Obama’s abuse of the recess appointment process. The text of Rep. Landry's letter to his colleagues in the United States House of Representatives is below:
  • Obama's reckless recess ploy

    01/06/2012 7:05:27 AM PST · by american_steve · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/06/2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Lee A. Casey
    Mr. Obama is claiming an open-ended authority to determine that the Senate is in recess, despite that body's own judgment and the factual realities. That is an astonishing and, so far as we can tell, unprecedented power grab. It is not up to the president to decide whether the Senate is organized properly or working hard enough. However much the supposedly power-hungry President George W. Bush may have resented the Senate's practice of staying "in session" to defeat his recess-appointment power, he nevertheless respected the Senate's judgment on the point. The president has done his new appointees and the public...
  • Obama: 'I refuse to take no for an answer'

    01/04/2012 2:54:39 PM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, introducing his controversial recess appointment to a crowd of Pennsylvania supporters, explained that he would not "take no for an answer" from the U.S. Senate -- especially the Republicans, that refused to confirm his nominee to the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau. "I refuse to take no for an answer," Obama said at a campaign-style event. "I'm not going to stand by while a minority in the senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opposes the nomination because the CFPB "is subject to none of the...
  • Obama uses executive orders as a political tool

    11/01/2011 8:38:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Tom Cohen
    President Barack Obama is crafting his own laws of political physics these days, insisting that inaction by a divided Congress requires White House action in order to get something done. A campaign labeled "We Can't Wait" pushes unilateral directives and programs from the White House as the only way to push ahead on the president's agenda when a do-nothing Congress fails to act.
  • Obama to announce actions on housing, student loans (Dictator bypasses Congress)

    10/24/2011 5:47:12 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/24/11
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama this week will announce a series of actions to help the economy that will not require congressional approval, including an initiative to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgages, according to a White House official. The actions come as Obama is facing resistance from Republicans to a $447 billion jobs package he has urged Congress to pass. The first of the initiatives will be unveiled during Obama's three-day trip to western states beginning Monday. He will discuss the changes in mortgage rules at a stop in Nevada, which has one of the hardest-hit...
  • Jobs plan stalled, Obama to try new economic drive (Obama tries for another failed "stimulus")

    10/24/2011 4:02:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/24/2011 | Jackie Calmes/NY Times
    With his jobs plan stymied in Congress by Republican opposition, President Obama on Monday will begin a series of executive-branch actions to confront housing, education and other economic problems over the coming months, heralded by a new mantra: “We can’t wait” for lawmakers to act. According to an administration official, Mr. Obama will kick off his new offensive in Las Vegas, ground zero of the housing bust, by promoting new rules for federally guaranteed mortgages so that more homeowners, those with little or no equity in their homes, can refinance and avert foreclosure. And Wednesday in Denver, the official said,...
  • Obama: Gaddafi death is warning to iron-fist rulers

    10/20/2011 4:55:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/20/11 | Matt Spetalnick and Laura MacInnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gaddafi's death on Thursday as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule "inevitably comes to an end," and as vindication for his cautious strategy toward Libya. Obama joined U.S. politicians and ordinary Americans in welcoming the demise of Gaddafi, who was for decades regarded as a nemesis of American presidents, and also claimed some of the credit for the Libyan strongman's downfall. ... "This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya who now have the opportunity to determine their own...
  • Obama Tells Advisers To Find How To Approve Stimulus Projects "Without Additional Congressional

    10/11/2011 5:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/11/11 | staff
    "Scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done," President Obama said today to a "Jobs Council" meeting.
  • The Secret Memo That Explains Why Obama Can Kill Americans

    10/03/2011 8:02:55 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 64 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/03/2011 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Outside the U.S. government, President Obama's order to kill American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without due process has proved controversial, with experts in law and war reaching different conclusions. Inside the Obama Administration, however, disagreement was apparently absent, or so say anonymous sources quoted by the Washington Post. "The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials," the newspaper reported. "The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved...
  • EDITORIAL: Beware: Obama’s executive fiat

    09/06/2011 8:56:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2011 | Editorial
    White House plans to circumvent Congress to spend moreIt’s official: President Obama is presiding over the worst era of unemployment in U.S. history since this nation was embroiled in World War II. On Friday, it was announced zero net jobs were created nationwide in the whole month of August. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis stammered, “I do believe that we’re going in the right direction, but we need cooperation and it begins with members of the House and the Senate agreeing to do something now.” Going in the right direction? It’s a perfect admission of the cluelessness of this White House...
  • New Law Could Halt Obama’s Backdoor Amnesty Plan

    09/04/2011 9:54:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7/27/2011 | Staff
    Legislation has been introduced in Congress to stop President Obama from further implementing a “backdoor amnesty” program that has already suspended the deportation of thousands of illegal immigrants, including those with criminal convictions. The president’s stealth amnesty plan was first exposed last year after internal Homeland Security documents were obtained by the media. The first is a now-famous (memo) outlining a secret backup plan to grant illegal immigrants amnesty in case Congress doesn’t pass legislation to do it. Devised by high-ranking officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the plan calls for “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” and...
  • JW Uncovers Documents from DHS Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending...

    09/01/2011 1:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 1, 2011
    Complete title: JW Uncovers Documents from DHS Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending Illegal Alien DeportationsRecords Show Obama Administration Began to Implement Provisions of the DREAM Act Rejected by Congress; DHS Official: “And we wonder why ppl [people] FOIA us.” Washington, DC -- September 1, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detailing behind-the-scenes efforts by the Obama administration to bypass Congress and grant amnesty at least one million illegal aliens by suspending immigration deportation proceedings...