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  • Trump's Use of the Congressional Review Act Is a Legislative Milestone

    04/15/2017 9:11:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to roll back federal regulations. And at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February, chief strategist Steve Bannon said that the goal of the administration was the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Trump has delivered on those pledges, signing over a dozen laws reversing Obama-era regulations, marking the most substantial legislative achievement of his first 100 days in office. Politico has downplayed Trump’s slew of repeal laws, describing them as “the only substantive bills Trump has signed so far.” And, in keeping with a media-wide effort to separate Trump from his...
  • Pay attention! But only to the stuff that really matters

    03/20/2017 10:17:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | Herman Cain
    Don't lose sight of how things work This will probably be one of the most not-read commentaries on this site, because it is not politically sexy or provocative. It’s just a reminder of how our political process works, but too many people seem to go brain dead when patience is required, or get emotionally stressed over the small stuff. We have three co-equal branches of government, the Executive (headed by the president), the Legislative consisting of the House and the Senate, and the Judicial. It’s called a system of checks and balances even if we do not always agree with...
  • Legislative vs. Administrative

    04/15/2016 1:29:08 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 8 replies
    April 15, 2016 | MosesKnows
    Legislative vs. Administrative There are times in the process of learning something when I feel I have learned enough to feel confident I have a grasp of the topic. Not so much learning that I feel comfortable sharing what I’ve learned with others. I am on the cusp of such an event. That event is coming to grips with what the Progressive Movement’s political agenda. I feel I have a handle on the basic tenets of Progressive Movements. However, I now find myself informed enough to engage in a discussion regarding the Progressive Movements notion of bringing about change administratively...
  • Watch: Live Stream of Funeral Services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/20/2016 8:39:14 AM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/20/2016 | Breitbart
    Saturday, the funeral services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. ET.
  • Wisconsin pro-life groups set goals for legislative session

    12/15/2014 8:08:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | Dec 14, 2014. | Associated Press |
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin pro-life groups are gearing up for another legislative session, with plans to push for a new ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and to revive a host of initiatives that went nowhere last time around. The pro-life lobby scored a huge victory last session when the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Republicans retained their majorities in the Assembly and Senate in November’s elections, setting the stage for more wins for anti-abortion groups. Republican leaders aren’t publicly committing to anything, but Democrats are already fuming....
  • The Constitution: Dead or Alive?

    12/02/2014 11:38:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 1, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s interesting that some of those who would make the “living Constitution” argument seem most anxious to put the old parchment to rest. “What’s coming will be painful, frustrating, and dangerous—and it will illustrate a constitutional malfunction unforeseen in 1787,” Garrett Epps writes in The Atlantic. “The country will survive, and it’s possible it can even make progress—but at tremendous cost in polarization and missed opportunity.” “The country is like a car driving with the handbrake on: Any movement forward will be accompanied by smoke and internal damage.”Epps is a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Baltimore. “So...
  • Did you know the GOP now controls 66 of 99 state legislative houses?

    11/06/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    Another underreported fact from Tuesday's election is the extraordinary night Republicans had in winning state legislative seats. The GOP now controls two thirds of state legislative houses – 66 of 99 (Nebraska's legislature is unicameral).  They upped the number of states where they control both house and senate to 24 – one more than they had before the election.  And according to this article in Vox, they cut the number of Democratic-held legislatures from 14 to 7. Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures in 2010. They held on in many states in 2012, or made up for losses...
  • An Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.

    02/27/2014 11:53:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/27/14 | Dutchman 6
    Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut. An Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.Sent via email. To the CT State Senators And Representatives who voted Yes on "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160," 3 April 2013.And, yes, I said tyrants. You bought it, in the form of the woefully misnamed "Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety," you own it, you are certainly -- if you get your way -- going to pay for it like it or not, so...
  • Obama to Republicans: 'I will not negotiate'

    09/28/2013 3:10:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 28, 2013 | Julian Pecquet
    The president used his weekly address to the American people to demand that Congress meet its two responsibilities: “pass a budget on time and pay our bills on time.” Despite Republican attempts to defund his signature healthcare reform law, the president promised that the next phase of the law will kick in on October 1 “no matter what.” “I will work with anyone who wants to have a serious conversation about our economic future,” Obama said. “But I will not negotiate over Congress’ responsibility to pay the bills it has already racked up. I don’t know how to be more...
  • Washington Loses Power -- And not just from a storm

    07/07/2012 2:10:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine, Vol 17 No. 41 ^ | July 16, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    For Washington, this is definitely not the best of times. The town is suffering from a power outage. The evidence is hard to miss, from Washington’s weeklong struggle to cope with storm damage that knocked out electricity across the region to President Obama’s inability to awaken the economy, as reflected once again in June’s pathetic jobs report. To make matters worse, Washington is out of sync with the country, at least with the noncoastal parts. The usual response is to unleash the president so he can rally America to Washington’s purposes. But the bully pulpit hasn’t been effective since Ronald...
  • Utah's Liljenquist Pledges to Work to Repeal NDAA and 17th Amendment

    04/25/2012 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The New American ^ | April 25, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Candidate for Senate Dan Liljenquist (left) pledged to The New American that should he be elected to the U.S. Senate he will offer legislation explicitly repealing the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In a press conference held on April 24 at 2:00 p.m. (MDT), the former Utah State Senator and current GOP challenger to six-term Senator Orrin Hatch described the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA as “an overreach and a violation of the Bill of Rights.” He said that had he been in office when Congress voted to pass the NDAA he would have...
  • Iowa Firearms Coalition Announces 2012 Legislative Agenda & 2012 Caucus Package

    12/26/2011 9:38:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 December, 2011 | Jeff Burkett
    Clive, IA --( Caucus season is upon us and while Second Amendment issues are being discussed by presidential candidates, it’s extremely important for us to be active in the local party caucuses on Tuesday, January 3. IFC and NRA do a tremendous amount of heavy lifting to advance your rights at the Capitol, but ultimately it’s the grassroots efforts of our members that really make the biggest difference. For example, IFC members utilizing our Action Center: * Accounted for the bulk of e-mails received by legislators when we achieved victory with Shall Issue in 2010. * Helped us get behind...
  • Hoyer Slams Perry’s Proposal for Part-Time Congress

    11/15/2011 10:31:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2011 | Naftali Bendavid
    Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, reacted angrily Tuesday to the suggestion by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that Congress become a part-time institution. “Is this a serious proposal he’s making for a country that has very high unemployment, who’s budget deficit is larger than it’s ever been in history, which has two wars that we’re confronting and trying to bring to a conclusion?” Mr. Hoyer said of the Republican presidential hopeful. “If this is what he thinks is pandering to the Tea Party, it is not in my opinion speaking to the issues that the...
  • Perry pledges to remake federal government (Detailed Proposal)

    11/15/2011 8:04:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    BETTENDORF, Iowa - An early copy of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's government reform speech shared with the Des Moines Register shows the Texas governor is planning to propose widespread changes for the federal government, including term limits on federal judges and Supreme Court justices, a part-time Congress, and laws criminalizing insider trading. The governor first previewed the reforms in a speech Monday evening at an event by the Scott County Republican Party, where he said, "Washington doesn't need a new coat of paint, it needs a complete overhaul." Today, he will deliver the details of his plan in a...
  • The Right's Left

    03/28/2011 4:05:28 AM PDT · by jenk · 16 replies ^ | 03/28/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    A discussion has brewed on the right concerning the War Powers of the Executive Branch. I have read both Woods' "smack down" (his words) and listened to Levin's reasoned debate on his radio show, as well as the relevant Federalist Papers, checking back to see who wrote them, and the constitution itself. I have also read Yoo's discussion and the argument for Bush's war powers in the area of the War on Terror. That said, I have no tolerance for the Ron Paul view, nor many of his followers, not because I'm a huge fan (student) of Mark Levin, but...
  • Fail Safe (Checks and Balances, Federalism, 10th Amendment)

    05/22/2010 4:03:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 516+ views
    The Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center ^ | May 22, 2010 | Steve Palmer
    Many of today’s debates between statists and libertarians are argued on the grounds of efficiency. The libertarians say that when you let the government do something, you invariably get the DMV or the post office. Statists argue that a centralized public service provides better results because it can gain efficiencies of scale and because the lack of a profit incentive eliminates greed. They cite examples like NASA and the Internet to claim that government can do things that would be impossible in the private sector. I am sympathetic to the libertarian argument on this topic, but in this essay I...
  • Obama's Short Coattails

    11/07/2008 8:09:44 PM PST · by curling · 2 replies · 739+ views
    National Journal ^ | 11/07/08 | Curling
    It's fascinating that an election as historic and momentous as Tuesday's, one that resulted in the election of the first African-American, indeed the first minority, president in history, is also one of the most complicated and nuanced in memory. Although Sen. Barack Obama won an enormously impressive, 349-plus-electoral-vote victory, Democrats on the other end of the ballot picked up five state legislative chambers (the New York Senate, the Delaware House, the Ohio House, the Wisconsin Assembly, and the Nevada Senate), but lost four others (the Tennessee House and Senate, and the Montana and Oklahoma Senates), with the Alaska Senate going...
  • BailOut the other BO. Asking the unasked?

    09/26/2008 8:53:59 AM PDT · by Geezergeek · 11 replies · 472+ views
    September 25, 2008 | Geezergeek
    All mortgages are defined by a document specifing the exact nature of the property and signed by the buyer and lender. We have been told that these mortgages have been packaged in bundles and sold over and over again. How do we know that the funds for this “BailOut” are backed by any real mortgage documents at all? In other words, “Show me the PAPER!!!” If you feel this bailout is wrong, please contact your Congressman immediately. I have put together a statement that I am going to send out to as many Congressman as I can in the next...
  • New "Bundled" Iraq Laws Show Legislative Maturity, Officials Say

    02/15/2008 4:12:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 185+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2008 – The passage of a “bundle” of three important laws in Iraq shows a new legislative maturity for the Iraqi parliament, Pentagon officials said here today during a news conference in which they also discussed the redeployment of troops. The three laws – an amnesty law, a provincial powers law and the Iraqi calendar year 2008 budget – passed the Council of Representatives yesterday, said Marine Lt. Gen. John Sattler, the Joint Staff director of strategic plans and operations. Sattler and Army Lt. Gen. Carter Ham, the Joint Staff director of operations, spoke during the news...
  • Iraqi Judges Receive Laptops, Training on Legislative Software

    11/19/2007 4:38:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 115+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA — Thirty-six judges received laptops equipped with an Iraqi law database and a training program containing Iraqi police procedural information, Nov. 14 and 15 at Forward Operating Base Delta. The database gives the judges access to all Iraqi laws and precedence, according to Capt. Philip Maxwell, the 214th Fires Brigade command judge advocate. “We are trying to make sure they have all the resources they need to prosecute and put away any terrorist or other criminals,” Maxwell said. “The judges are able to follow the laws and do their jobs.” Prior to the distribution of the...