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  • Shocking Benghazi E-Mails Between AP Reporter, Obama Flack; Bozell Denounces on Fox

    05/01/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/1/14 | staff
    MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on “The Kelly File” with substitute host Martha MacCallum to discuss new e-mails about Benghazi and Fox News coverage of Benghazi. The e-mails are between State Department PR operative Victoria Nuland and friendly Associated Press reporter Matt Lee, discussing the alleged “BS” on Fox during “The O’Reilly Factor” on September 13, 2012, two days after the consulate attacks. Bozell thought the Obama publicist and the AP reporter sounded way too much like each other. (Video, transcript below)
  • Neocons, Warmongers, and Globalists Abandon GOP for Hillary

    07/28/2016 5:21:28 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 July 2016 | Alex Newman
    In the top echelons of political power, there is only one major party in American politics, and that is the globalist war party. In case Americans needed more evidence that party labels are largely meaningless to the bipartisan ruling establishment, influential members of the establishment wing of the GOP — neocons, warmongers, globalists, and so on — are abandoning the Republican Party and in many cases jumping on board the Democrat Hillary Clinton campaign. From Bush-era war hawks who misled Americans into war to pseudo-conservative operatives of the globalist-minded Council on Foreign Relations, Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) are showing...
  • Robert Kagan and other Neocons are Backing Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 7:21:32 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 58 replies
    The Intercept-Unofficial Sources ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rania Khalek
    AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.” As the co-founder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century, Kagan played a leading role in pushing for America’s...
  • The Homosexual Manifesto is Just Satire! Silly Americans!

    04/24/2016 4:31:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/22/2016 | Bradlee Dean
    It has been a week of weeks concerning the assaults on the American people coming from this administration and their communist allies within and without. They are becoming more emboldened, ruthless and obvious as to who is responsible for the crimes committed against the American people, especially those involving the sodomite community. Yet, you are told to believe that the homosexual manifesto is just satire. Let me make my point. Barack Hussein Obama the “First Gay President” and his controllers appoint 225 radical lesbians, homosexuals, and transgender to governmental positions only to be used as a political battering ram to...
  • Vanity: Dear 'Justice' Roberts

    04/18/2016 6:21:16 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 24 replies
    4/18/16 | Originalbuckeye
    Do not let 'Justice' Kagan manipulate you again, like she did on Obamacare. Do NOT let a President create Law. That is not his position. Do not 'tweak' his Law or you will be creating Law and that is not your position either! Congress didn't act because we already have Laws to deal with immigration. It's just that this Administration isn't bothering to follow the Law. And they sue States who try to enforce the Laws on the books. Our immigration system isn't broken, it is simply that the IMMIGRATION LAWS AREN'T BEING ENFORCED!
  • Elena's Inbox - A project of the Sunlight Foundation (when she was in Clinton Admin)

    07/03/2010 11:44:41 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 1+ views
    This # site parses the emails sent and received by Elena Kagan during her time in the Clinton administration and presents them in a more familiar interface. # You may find that some records are garbled or incomplete, or that conversations are fractured. Please bear with us: the source documents are extremely messy. We're working to improve the quality of the documents hosted here. # Due to the programmatic nature of the tools used to build this site, we recommend checking any research effort against the source files released by the Clinton Library. ELENA'S INBOX
  • Supreme Court to Act on Kentucky Gay Marriage Fight

    08/31/2015 11:43:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 64 replies
    NBC ^ | August 31, 2015 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court this week faces the first religious objection to reach the justices since the decision declaring a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. A county clerk in Kentucky is asking for relief from a lower court order directing her to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Her lawyers filed an emergency application directed to Justice Elena Kagan, who handles such requests from that part of the country.
  • Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

    06/28/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | june 24, 2015 | william a. Jacobson
    I hate trying to predict court rulings, but the political winds have changed dramatically the past few years, so if I had to bet, I’d bet that the ruling is 5-4 for gay marriage. [Warning – my bets tend to be counter-indicators.] Don’t think for a second that politics and public opinion doesn’t influence such historic cases. I also expect Elena Kagan to be one of the five, based on her comments during oral argument, via NY Times: -snip So, before the decision is released, it’s worth revisiting Kagan’s 2009 testimony before the Senate during confirmation hearings on her nomination to...
  • CAAP Calls on Justices Ginsburg and Kagan to Recuse Themselves from Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    03/13/2015 9:14:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 12, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder and president of a coalition of black pastors has called upon U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case that is currently before the high court. In a recent press release, Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) cited Ginsburg’s and Kagan’s “stated bias” as reason to recuse themselves in order to preserve the integrity of the court. Owens and his organization have launched a petition to bring attention to the alleged “lack of impartiality” on the part of the two justices. In February, Ginsburg,...
  • Justice Kagan Performs Her First Same-Sex Wedding

    09/23/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 9-22-14
    Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday that the same-sex ceremony was the first at which Kagan officiated. Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater...
  • How Justices Kagan and Roberts Characterize Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent

    06/11/2014 4:03:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Josh Blackman ^ | Josh Blackman
    In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, both Justices Kagan and, to a lesser extent, CJ Roberts use some pretty strong language to characterize Justice Sotomayor’s dissent. From Kagan’s opinion: •The dissent responds to this fact only with a pair of non-sequiturs. Post, at 18–19 (opinion of SOTOMAYOR, J.). •but cf. post, at 14 (SOTOMAYOR, J., dissenting) (wrongly stating that under that rule conversion occurs upon the agency’s re- ceipt of proof of the change). •It is, therefore, impossible to understand the dissent’s statement that conversion of such a petition to an appropriate category requires “ ‘substantive alteration’ to [the] petition.”...
  • Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

    03/30/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees...
  • Government Coverups Behind Islamic Invasion of America

    02/16/2014 7:23:24 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 15, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Grover Norquist, who founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)... his connections to Muslim Brotherhood groups and individuals in the U.S. is irrefutable. One such individual is Abdurahman Alamoudi. Another is Suhail Khan, whose father helped found the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA). His mother sat on the board of a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter... Norquist helped Khan become the White House gatekeeper relative to selecting Muslim leaders who the Bush administration partnered with before and after 9/11. Those Muslim leaders belonged to Muslim Brotherhood front groups. ... Last year it was...
  • Irony: Kagan Compares Abortion Clinics to Slaughterhouses at Supreme Court

    01/15/2014 3:03:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | Matthew Clark
    Do pro-life Americans have free speech rights – the right to quietly talk to willing passerby’s on the street corner – or are the public sidewalks surrounding abortion clinics somehow speech free zones impervious to the protections of the First Amendment? That is the precise question considered by the Supreme Court today in McCullen v. Coakley. Pro-abortion legislators in Massachusetts passed legislation making it illegal for anyone to speak on the public sidewalks – otherwise known as exercising the First Amendment – within 35 feet of abortion clinics. Illegal that is for everyone but employees of the abortion clinics. Today’s...
  • SNOPES

    10/10/2013 10:58:07 AM PDT · by dvan · 108 replies
    Email | 10/10/2013 | Self
    Wow...read this one! Then check out the suggested web sites. Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that was odd. Check this out. Shades of Krystalnacht Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Court's Kagan.We-l-l-l-l now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes! Ya' don't suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by Snopes, do ya'? We've known that it was owned by a lefty couple...
  • John Lott: Sotomayor, Kagan ‘dumbing down’ Supreme Court

    09/27/2013 2:19:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Courts are being dumbed down because politicians are trying to keep the smartest and most persuasive judges off the bench, argues conservative economist John Lott in his recently released book, ”Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Justices Off the Bench.”“While confirmations have been getting tougher for all the nominees, smarter, more influential nominees have had the hardest time getting confirmed,” Lott  told The Daily Caller in an interview about his book. “There is a simple reason for this. Judges who understand the law and are articulate may be able to convince other judges hearing cases to change how...
  • Which current Supreme Court justices are DUMB by historical standards?

    09/26/2013 9:04:48 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2013 | JAMIE WEINSTEIN
    Courts are being dumbed down because politicians are trying to keep the smartest and most persuasive judges off the bench, argues conservative economist John Lott in his recently released book, ”Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Justices Off the Bench.” “While confirmations have been getting tougher for all the nominees, smarter, more influential nominees have had the hardest time getting confirmed,” Lott told The Daily Caller in an interview about his book. “There is a simple reason for this. Judges who understand the law and are articulate may be able to convince other judges hearing cases to...
  • Justice Kagan: U.S. Supreme Court Justices "are like, 'What's Facebook?'"

    09/22/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has revealed the technological blind spots of the land’s highest court, which —she joked Thursday in Lexington — extends to the intricacies of social media. Speaking at the UK Singletary Center, Kagan told UK College of Law Dean David A. Brennen that the court is “conservative” when it comes to adopting technology, even as questions about those technologies reach the court. “It’s a real challenge to learn enough about all these new-fangled things that one didn’t grow up with oneself to make good and wise decisions to help in the way a court ought...
  • Senate Republicans’ shameful silence about Victoria Nuland’s role in Benghazi cover-up

    09/18/2013 2:49:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2013 | Michael Ingmire
    Last Thursday, the United States Senate confirmed President Obama’s choice Victoria Nuland as chief envoy to Europe. This was done by a voice vote with no debate, one day after the one year anniversary of last year’s deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. Victoria Nuland served as the State Department spokeswoman during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure, which included the Benghazi attack in which Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy Seals, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were all killed. ... Ms. Nuland had a direct hand in the changing of these talking points and has...
  • What to Do About Syria

    09/08/2013 6:51:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 16, 2013 | Fred Kagan
    American interests in Syria are clear: preventing terrorists from acquiring chemical weapons; depriving Iran of its most important ally and staging-base in the Middle East; and preventing al Qaeda from establishing an uncontested safe haven in the Levant. Reasonable people can disagree about the extent to which President Obama’s proposed “limited strike” will secure these interests, but not about whether the interests are real or vital. Bashar al-Assad has one of the largest chemical weapons arsenals in the world. Al Qaeda franchises control territory in Syria and have some of the most effective fighting forces on the ground. Iran’s own...
  • Vanity - SCOTUS Watch June 3rd - June 7th

    06/03/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    It is that time of year where the SCOTUS makes its decisions for the term. Who knows what decisions will be handed down this week. I do not expect any gay marriage decisions until the final days of the term.
  • Sotomayor, Kagan Browbeat Scalia over Voting Rights Act Argument

    03/03/2013 3:33:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Liberals have accused Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia of being the court's resident bully, but when two liberal female Suprem Court Justices--Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan--this week tried to browbeat Scalia and lawyers arguing against the Voting Rights Act's Section 5 pre-clearance requirement, the mainstream media hailed their efforts. In oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder on Wednesday, Scalia made the point that members of Congress have no reason whatsoever to vote against the extension of the Voting Rights Act and that he was "fairly confident it will be reenacted in perpetuity unless--unless a court can say it does...
  • Civilian analysts gained Petraeus’s ear while he was commander in Afghanistan

    12/18/2012 10:54:58 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    Frederick and Kimberly Kagan, a husband-and-wife team of hawkish military analysts, put their jobs at influential Washington think tanks on hold for almost a year to work for Gen. David H. Petraeus when he was the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Provided desks, e-mail accounts and top-level security clearances in Kabul, they pored through classified intelligence reports, participated in senior-level strategy sessions and probed the assessments of field officers in order to advise Petraeus about how to fight the war differently. Their compensation from the U.S. government for their efforts, which often involved 18-hour workdays, seven days a week and...
  • Justice Elena Kagan admits gender likely helped land job

    10/21/2012 4:07:31 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 20, 2012 | Mehan Boenhke
    If Elena Kagan was not a woman, she may not be sitting on the country's highest judicial bench, the Supreme Court justice told an audience at the University of Tennessee on Friday. The candid statement came early in an hourlong conversation-style presentation Kagan held Friday in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building, where she also discussed the strategy of deciding the country's top cases and her affinity for hunting with fellow Justice Antonin Scalia. While seated in padded armchairs on stage, Kagan told UT Law Dean Doug Blaze that being a woman in the courtroom comes with some...
  • Kagan: Not Sure ‘I Would've Been President Obama's Nominee if I Weren't a Woman’

    10/22/2012 8:28:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 22, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) -- Justice Elena Kagan said she was “not sure” if she would have received the nomination for Supreme Court Justice from President Obama if she was not a woman. During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, “And to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.” “I'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,” she said. “And if he wasn't as committed as he was...
  • Americans' distrust of Obama birth story rises

    10/05/2012 5:42:34 AM PDT · by wesagain · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 5, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    “The birthers aren’t going anywhere!” So concludes MIT political science professor Adam J. Berinsky, who published Monday results from a YouGov survey of 1,000 Americans who were asked whether they believed Barack Obama was born in the United States. According to the scientific poll, 73 percent of self-identified Republicans and 40 percent overall are either don’t believe Obama was born in the U.S. or are not sure. For both Republicans and Americans overall, belief that Obama is foreign-born was at a high point in September, just 37 days before the Nov. 6 presidential election. Dr. Jerome Corsi’s “Where’s the REAL...
  • Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard

    09/24/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    In late March 2008, on a local New York City show called “Inside City Hall,” the venerable African-American entrepreneur and politico, Percy Sutton, told host Dominic Carter how he was asked to help smooth Barack Obama’s admission into Harvard Law School 20 years earlier. The octogenarian Sutton calmly and lucidly explained that he had been “introduced to [Obama] by a friend.” The friend’s name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction had taken place about 20 years prior. Sutton described al-Mansour as “the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men.” The billionaire in question was Saudi prince Al-Waleed...
  • Former Univ. of Chicago law school dean: Obama was never offered tenure

    09/12/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    A longtime professor and one-time dean of the University of Chicago Law School told The Daily Caller that Barack Obama was never offered tenure, despite the assertions of a New York Times reporter who covers the president and the first family. “Other faculty members dreamed of tenured positions; [Obama] turned them down,” wrote Times White House Correspondent Jodi Kantor, author of “The Obamas,” in a July 30, 2008 profile of the president’s twelve years as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. And yet, according to longtime University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein, Obama was never actually...
  • CARNEY: 'PREPOSTEROUS' TO ASK FOR OBAMA'S COLLEGE RECORDS

    07/13/2012 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Brytani · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Breitbart
    The administration considers asking Obama for his college records is "preposterous" and akin to birther questions. Drags in Trump and every other bit of garbage to defend their refusal to release what is normal for candidates to release.
  • What do you bet that, if this is true, the source is Elena Kagan?

    06/27/2012 4:25:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-27-2012 | Bookworm
    The White House and the lapdog media have an unusually depressed, belligerent tone when it comes to the upcoming opinion on Obama Care. They’re even more depressed than they should be given the pathetic showing their case (not their lawyer, but their case) made during oral argument. Put another way, it’s hard to believe that, after two years of intellectual denial, they can’t also deny away a single day of bad argument. Their malaise is due to something greater than one bad day.This bizarre black cloud leads at least one Supreme Court observe to suspect that the unthinkable happened —...
  • Cloud looms over Obamacare decision

    06/27/2012 12:53:21 PM PDT · by wesagain · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 06/27/2012 | Bob Unruh
    A huge cloud looms over the coming U.S. Supreme Court decision on Barack Obama’s health-care law, dubbed Obamacare, that could undermine any portions of the law that are upheld, according to a key Washington watchdog organization. The issue, which has been raised several times by Judicial Watch, is that Elena Kagan served in the Obama administration when the law advanced through Congress and now is on the Supreme Court bench sitting in judgment of it. “Justice Kagan should provide the American people a full explanation about her refusal to recuse herself in light of the new information about her potential...
  • Elena Kagan: The ObamaCare Recusal That Wasn't

    06/21/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT · by reformedcrat · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-21-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    <p>Clearly a different standard is being used in Justice Kagan’s decision to stay in this case. Not only had she e-mailed her excitement of Obamacare’s passage but has shared in the Obama administration’s strategizing on the legal defenses for Obamacare. As sitting Supreme Court justice, Elana Kagan could very well be deciding on responses to arguments that she herself had helped formulate when she was solicitor general.</p>
  • Holder Refuses to Provide Testimony on Kagan’s Involvement in Obamacare

    06/12/2012 5:54:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/12/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    These are three of the eight questions that Sessions submitted to Holder on Nov. 15, 2011 to be included as part of the official record of Holder’s testimony in an oversight hearing that the Senate Judiciary Committee held on Nov. 8, 2011. Sessions is a senior member of the committee. Holder did not provide the committee with a formal response to Session's questions until June 7, 2012—seven months after Sessions submitted them. When he finally did officially respond, Holder did not answer any of the questions. Instead, in responding to each, he simply referred the Judiciary Committee to a letter...
  • Does Elena Kagen have a $20 million commitment to destroying the American Republic?

    05/01/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 158 replies
    Yahoo Answers ^ | 4/24/2012 | Alan M Gottlieb
    What would you say if you learned that a member of the highest court in the land has spent the last 30 years openly advocating for the destruction of the US Constitution and even went so far as to accept $20 million from Shariah Law proponents to accomplish her goal? That Supreme Court Justice is Elena Kagan. The year after Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office with the goal of restoring America to greatness; Elena Kagan penned a telling and disturbing senior thesis titled "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." In that body of work, Kagan...
  • Justice Scalia Shares Gun Love with Justice Kagan on Hunting Trip

    04/26/2012 1:43:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 132 replies
    guns.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has found himself a new enthusiastic hunting partner in fellow Justice Elena Kagan. We know what you're thinking: "Wait a second, isn't Kagan that new judge Obama appointed?" Yep, that's the one. We're just as surprised (and delighted) as you are. We have to give some kudos to Scalia, but it looks as though we have Sen. James Risch of Idaho to ultimately thank for this fortunate turn of events. Back in 2010 when Obama nominated Kagan for the Supreme Court position, Risch asked Kagan about her views on gun rights. She admitted that she'd...
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 111 replies
    Fox News Channel/AP ^ | 2 April 2012 | Staff
    <p>I think Obama, in his post-summit (Mexico, US, Canada) TV appearance, just told the US Supreme Court how to vote on the Obamacare issue.</p>
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 318 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.
  • Obama issues stern language on Supreme Court health care decision

    04/02/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 22 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | April 2, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Obama on Monday issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his health care law, expressing confidence "Obamacare" will not be overturned by the nation's highest court. "I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included ‪Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism." "For years...
  • Obama Warns Supreme Court: Says Overturn of Health-Care Law Would Be 'Unprecedented,..."'

    04/02/2012 9:39:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 02,2012 | LAURA MECKLER AND CAROL E. LEE
    April 2, 2012 Obama Warns Supreme Court Says Overturn of Health-Care Law Would Be 'Unprecedented, Extraordinary Step' BY LAURA MECKLER AND CAROL E. LEE President Barack Obama predicted Monday that the Supreme Court would uphold his signature health-care law and said that overturning it would be a prime example of judicial overreach. It was a rare instance of a president laying out his own arguments about a Supreme Court case before the justices are set to reach their decision. In his first public comments about the case since the justices took it up last week, Mr. Obama appeared to be...
  • Combative Obama warns Supreme Court on health law

    04/02/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by pterional · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/2/2012 | Stephen Collinson
    US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the "unelected" Supreme Court not to take the "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" step of overturning his landmark health reform law.
  • Obama takes a shot at Supreme Court over healthcare (Obama's trying to intimidate the SCOTUS)

    04/02/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 100 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/2/2012 | Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama took an opening shot at conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, warning that a rejection of his sweeping healthcare law would be an act of "judicial activism" that Republicans say they abhor. Obama, a Democrat, had not commented publicly on the Supreme Court's deliberations since it heard arguments for and against the healthcare law last week. Known as the "Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare," the measure to expand health insurance for millions of Americans is considered Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. A rejection by the court would be a big blow to Obama going...
  • Why Obama Shouldn’t Declare War on the Supreme Court

    04/02/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Time ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joe Meacham
    [SNIP}......But here is a pretty good rule of thumb for Democratic Presidents: if it didn’t work for Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four terms and a World War, it probably won’t work for you either.
  • Obama issues stern language on Supreme Court health care decision (Sit down Napoleon!)

    04/02/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/02/2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Obama on Monday issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his health care law, expressing confidence "Obamacare" will not be overturned by the nation's highest court. "I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included ‪Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism."
  • Visiting Marquette Univ., Justice Kagan tells of hunting with Scalia

    04/04/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 53 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4 April 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Though she's not running for anything, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan almost sounded as if she were trying to score points with Wisconsin outdoorsmen Tuesday during a conversation at Marquette University. Kagan, a New York City native who had no experience with guns when she was named to the court in 2010, said she's now used them several times with colleague Antonin Scalia. "He's made a huntress out of me," Kagan told Mike Gousha, host of "On the Issues" at Marquette's law school - and about 240 law students listening in on their talk. The justices have bagged pheasant...
  • The Out-of-Touch Liberal Provincials (Rush Limbaugh)

    03/30/2012 12:41:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites, because they're quite illustrative. Nina Totenberg, who is the Supreme Court reporter for National Public Radio, and she's another one of 'em. All the smart people, all of the big kids in the clique, all of the super-educated members of this clique and they never talk to anybody outside it. Like Chris Matthews on his show last night actually said the idea that this thing may be unconstitutional never occurred to him. Never occurred, meaning, he once for a fleeting moment considered that it was unconstitutional. Pelosi the same way....
  • Elena Kagan: How Can Giving a Boatload of Money to Poor People be Unconstitutional?

    03/30/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 117 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have the Elena Kagan sound bite. I know that I have total, 100% credibility with you. When I tell you something, you know it's true. But I want you to hear it. This was Wednesday at the Supreme Court during the third day of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health care reform law. This is the most junior justice, Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general for Obama, who openly cheered the passage of Obamacare when it went through the House. And she then worked on its defense at the Supreme Court. She should have...
  • The ObamaCare Free Lunch

    03/29/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT · by agee · 41 replies
    Supreme Court – 03.28.12 An exchange between Justice Kagan and Lead Plaintiff Attorney Clement… Clement had barely finished his first sentence when Kagan immediately asked him why it was coercive for the federal government to give billions of dollars in additional aid to the states. “There are no matching funds requirements, there are no extraneous conditions attached to it, it’s just a boatload of federal money for you to take and spend on poor people’s healthcare,” she declared. “It doesn’t sound coercive to me, I have to tell you.” To that, Clement said the government’s money was still coercive because...
  • Justice Elana Kagan violates the law!

    03/29/2012 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Bigun · 66 replies
    Self ^ | 3/29/2012 | Self
    According to Section 455(b)(3) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, justices must disqualify themselves in cases where they have “served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser, or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case or controversy.” As solicitor general of the United States, Justice Elena Kagan served as the head of an office responsible for formulating the Obama administration’s legal defense of its domestic agenda priority — Obamacare.
  • Kagan Sits in Judgment of Obamacare—Despite Cheering Its Passage and Assigning Lawyer to Defend It

    03/28/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT · by yoe · 54 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When the Supreme Court on Monday began hearing oral arguments in the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—AKA “Obamacare”—Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan showed up to hear the arguments and gave no indication she would recuse herself from judging the cases even though she had cheered enactment of Obamacare as an Obama political appointee and had personally assigned her top deputy in the Obama Justice Department to defend the law in federal court. A federal law, 28 USC 455, says a Supreme Court justice must recuse from “any proceeding in which his impartiality might...
  • Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO]

    03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO] By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 3:39 PM 03/27/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administration’s case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.” Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future....