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  • Obama’s Pen: The Most Powerful Branch of Government?

    04/22/2011 2:33:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22, 2011 | Patrick Richardson
    This week's leaked executive order draft is far from the first time this administration has looked to ignore congressional or legal defeat (i.e., the rule of law). Earlier this week on PJM, Hans A. von Spakovsky revealed that President Barack Obama is prepared to use the power of the presidential pen to impose portions of the DISCLOSE Act — the Democratic attempt, spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, to overturn the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC: The bill had onerous requirements that were duplicative of existing law and burdensome...
  • Obama: The African colonial

    04/02/2011 5:41:37 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2009 | L.E. Ikenga
    Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa. Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western...
  • Obama calls for agreement on gun control after Giffords shooting

    03/13/2011 1:22:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama on Sunday called for gun-rights advocates and proponents of gun control to find common ground two months after the shooting which killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). The Arizona Daily Star published an op-ed by Obama on Sunday calling for stronger restrictions on gun sales to buyers suspected of mental instability. “A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a gun,” Obama wrote of Jared...
  • Pay-to-Play Politics, the SEIU and Obamacare

    02/28/2011 8:57:22 PM PST · by Eva · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 06, 2009 | David Catron
    ...What does this have to do with national health care policy? Well, Mr. Obama achieved his November victory with more than a little help from such "friends." These benefactors paid a lot to put him in the White House, and they weren't all motivated by a desire "make history." Among the most generous of Obama's supporters was another entity that has figured prominently in the Illinois culture of corruption -- the Service Employees International Union. According to CNSNews, the SEIU's political action committee made "more than $27 million in independent expenditures" in support of Obama's presidential campaign while its members...
  • Net Neutrality is Anything But Neutral ( )

    02/26/2011 8:28:43 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Net neutrality is an innocuous sounding term for what is really media Marxism. This is an ideological attempt by those on the left to control the greatest means for the distribution of information ever devised. It provides a playing field which the government does not control, and this is immensely troubling to those on the left. There are two pieces to net neutrality: Equal Access: Equal access says that everyone should always have equal priorities to the flow of information on the internet. In practice, this means that if I am updating my Twitter account, and my neighbor is downloading...
  • President Stealth Strikes Again

    02/08/2011 2:28:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 08, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    How Obama and his merry band are trying to evade the will of the people The people spoke in November when they delivered a shellacking to Democrats and Barack Obama. They had grabbed too much power in ways that ran afoul of tradition, the law, and the will of the people. In electing so many Republicans to office, Americans wanted a course change from the radicalism of the past two years: the regulatory avalanche, the policy missteps, the ObamaCare overreach. Have President Obama and his merry band of followers read the memo yet? The people have had it with the...
  • How Do You Shut Down the Internet in a Whole Country?

    01/29/2011 4:31:23 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 49 replies
    Life's Little Mysteries ^ | January 28, 2011 | Natalie Wolchover
    To silence dissidents, the Egyptian government made a move Jan. 28 that has no precedent: It turned off the Internet nationwide. How did they do it — and could the same thing happen here? According to David Clark, an MIT computer scientist whose research focuses on Internet architecture and development, a government's ability to control the Internet depends on its control of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the private sector companies that grant Internet access to customers. "ISPs have direct control of the Internet, so what happens in any country depends on the control that the state has over those ISPs,"...
  • TSA Union Applauds Ending of Airport Privatization Program

    01/28/2011 9:38:25 PM PST · by Jubal Harshaw · 21 replies
    Earth Times ^ | Sat, 29 Jan 2011 | American Federation of Government Employees
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Federation of Government Employees today praised Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole for putting a stop to the privatization of this country's airport screening function, also known as the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). "The nation is secure in the sense that the safety of our skies will not be left in the hands of the lowest-bidder contractor, as it was before 9/11" AFGE National President John Gage said. "We applaud Administrator Pistole for recognizing the value in a cohesive federalized screening system and workforce." Airports have had the option of opting out of...
  • Federal Government Teaching Farmers to Participate in ‘Carbon Markets’ that Don’t Exist Yet

    01/21/2011 2:42:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/21/11 | Matt Cover
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is teaching farmers how to participate in “carbon markets” despite the fact that such markets do not exist and Congress – in rejecting cap and trade legislation last year – has refused to create them. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan made the admission at the WorldWatch Institute’s 2011 State of World Symposium Wednesday, saying that one of the ways USDA was dealing with climate change was to teach American farmers how to participate in “carbon markets,” the technical term for a cap and trade program. “[USDA] will show farmers clearly and directly how...
  • Socialism by Other Means

    01/04/2011 3:15:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 04, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    As I pondered the direction our Government had taken over the previous year, I looked at the definition of socialism by typing "define: socialism" into Google. The first definition presented was from Princeton's wordnet and read as follows; "a political theory advocating state ownership of industry." The definition feels woefully lacking. Ownership denotes control, and the state is certainly getting into the business of controlling industry. Over the last year our government has exerted more control over enterprise via legislative fiat than at any other time since FDR's power grab during the Great Depression. From the thousands of pages of...
  • FCC Net Neutrality Rules Released

    12/28/2010 12:09:58 PM PST · by dila813 · 331 replies · 42+ views
    FCC ^ | 12/23/10 | FCC
    ---Clip Preamble---To provide greater clarity and certainty regarding the continued freedom and openness of the Internet, we adopt three basic rules that are grounded in broadly accepted Internet norms, as well as our own prior decisions:i. Transparency. Fixed and mobile broadband providers must disclose the network management practices, performance characteristics, and terms and conditions of their broadband services;ii. No blocking. Fixed broadband providers may not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; mobile broadband providers may not block lawful websites, or block applications that compete with their voice or video telephony services; andiii. No unreasonable discrimination. Fixed broadband providers...
  • Media Excuse Obama’s Power Grab

    12/27/2010 3:29:50 PM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies · 5+ views
    Right Side News ^ | December 26, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post reported on Friday that “the Obama administration is prepared to push its environmental agenda through regulation where it has failed on Capitol Hill…” There was no hint that this approach is illegal or unconstitutional. The account simply assumes that the Obama Administration can do what it wants, no matter what Congress or the law says. This kind of matter-of-fact reporting about lawlessness by the federal government is typical of the decline, if not death, of adversary journalism in the nation’s capital. The EPA’s actions seem to reflect the advice contained in the Soros-funded Center...
  • Senate Democrats Channeling Woodrow Wilson In Upcoming Power Grab

    12/26/2010 5:57:53 AM PST · by SterlingSilver · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Political Press ^ | December 26, 2012 | Tom Tillison
    What we are witnessing today is a power grab to advance an ideology, pure and simple. A power grab by an arrogant, condescending group of individuals who do not wish to be restrained by the confines put in place by our Founding Fathers. Individuals who feel they are superior to the greatest collection of minds in the history of human kind.
  • FCC Comm Calls for Gov Run ‘Values Test’, Control Over Minor Chars, Programming & Sched of TV

    12/06/2010 9:03:53 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 6, 2010 | Pam Key
    Video at link courtesy of The Blaze's Naked Emperor News.
  • Government By Executive Order

    12/02/2010 9:34:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/2/10 | John Fund
    <p>A new Labor Department plan shows the president still has wide power to implement an anti-business agenda.</p> <p>Because President Obama will now have a tough time getting his liberal agenda through a more Republican Congress, many Democrats are urging him to ram it through using the executive branch's unilateral power.</p>
  • Lame Duck Threat to Bailout Union Pensions

    12/02/2010 6:24:33 AM PST · by shibumi · 4 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | December 2, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    -By Warner Todd Huston Connie Hair has an informative piece at Human Events about what Democrats are hoping to do in the next few weeks in this lame duck session by pushing another big union bailout. In October, Sen. Tom Harkin (D, Iowa) heard witnesses advancing the “Guaranteed Retirement Account” (GRA) idea authored by left-wing activist and purported “labor economist” Theresa Guilarducci. As an aside, Guilarducci being called an “economist” is an hilarious conceit. She is nothing of the kind but is merely a big labor activist disguising herself as an “economist.” Anyway, the Democrats would love to slip this...
  • FCC will vote on regulating Internet lines in December

    12/01/2010 7:59:31 AM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2010 | Sara Jerome
    In an effort to meet an Obama campaign promise, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski indicated Wednesday that he will propose new regulations for Internet lines. He is expected to give a speech at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday laying out his proposal. Genachowski's attempt to revive the long-delayed net-neutrality proceeding is a delicate balancing act designed to garner some industry and public interest support without completely satisfying anyone. Genachowski has made concessions to AT&T, Verizon, and the cable industry that could forestall an all-out lobbying blitz by the nation's largest telecom providers. But the concessions have done nothing to...
  • Sources: FCC chief to move on net neutrality proposal [ TSA groping head fake so we ignore this?]

    11/20/2010 10:39:27 AM PST · by FourPeas · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 19 Nov 2010 | Kim Hart
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to take action on the controversial issue as early as next month, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation. Details of the proposal being developed by Genachowski’s office are unclear, but sources say it could be similar to the deal stakeholders tried to reach with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) earlier this fall. [snip] While any net neutrality proposal will cause waves in the telecom world, sources say December is an ideal time for Genachowski to act on the issue because Republicans will not...
  • Food Safety Bill Gets Post-Turkey Day Vote (There's still time: won't vote until after Thanks..)

    11/20/2010 7:34:48 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | Nov. 19, 2010 | April Fulton
    Just about the time you're tucking into your Thanksgiving leftovers, the Senate will get around to a final vote on the food safety bill. By Thursday night in the Capitol, it was all about negotiating with the lone hold-out, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).Coburn had threatened to hold up the food safety bill to get a vote to ban spending on lawmaker's pet projects, a.k.a. an "earmarks" ban. And eventually, he got that assurance. [snip] The bill would give the Food and Drug Administration more authority to recall tainted foods and increase inspections, as well as put new produce safety requirements...
  • Podesta: Obama Can Use ‘Armed Forces’ to Push Progressive Agenda (WTF?!?)

    11/18/2010 10:10:08 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 383 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/18/10 | Jonathon Seidl
    The liberal Center for American Progress doesn’t believe significant GOP gains in the House and Senate should stop the President from implementing more of his polices. The group released a report Tuesday suggesting ways Obama can bypass Congress to accomplish a progressive agenda, and it cites the president’s power as commander-in-chief to make its point. “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Center for American Progress head and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta told the Daily Caller. “While that’s an important...
  • Obama Power Grabs Threaten Our Democracy

    10/20/2010 1:31:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 20, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    Something is very broken in our government, and I’m not talking about the trillions in wasteful spending by Democrats in Washington. It’s something else that I believe will be regarded as the true legacy of the Obama presidency—a tectonic shift in the balance of power from private citizens and our elected representatives in Congress to the executive branch.
  • Calif. wants third of its power renewable by 2020

    09/23/2010 6:12:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 78 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/23/10 | JASON DEAREN, Associated Press Writer
    San Francisco (AP) The state with some of the nation's most ambitious clean energy standards went even further Thursday: Regulators approved new regulations requiring utilities to draw a third of their power from alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal in 10 years. California already is pushing utilities to reach a 20-percent-renewable standard by next year, which has been a struggle to accomplish. Toughening the rules could prompt regulators across the country to do the same, but some consumers fret that they will end up paying for the changes in the form of higher utility bills. . ....
  • Another day, another Obama czar

    09/16/2010 9:05:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 9/16/10 | michelle malkin
    “Special adviser” is the new czar. Facing stiff opposition and pointed questions about the left-wing, anti-business advocate that he wanted to nominate as chairman of the new federal consumer financial protection bureau, President Obama once again circumvented the Senate’ constitutional advice and consent role and installed Elizabeth Warren with a wave of his hand: Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren will help set up a powerful new watchdog agency policing the financial marketplace on behalf of ordinary borrowers and savers, a Democratic official said Wednesday. But it’s unclear whether the Harvard University law professor will end up running the Consumer Financial Protection...
  • Facebook wants to control the words “Face” and “Book”

    08/31/2010 10:52:17 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies · 1+ views
    tech.blorge ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sean P. Aune
    If you have any interest in starting a social network of your own, or pretty much any online venture, you better think twice before you try to use the words “Face” or “Book” in your name unless you want Mark Zuckerberg’s lawyers to come calling. News has been spreading around the Web that Facebook’s lawyers have taken up a lawsuit against a yet-to-launch social network for professional teachers called The reasoning behind this is explained in the suit: "If others could freely use ‘generic plus BOOK’ marks for online networking services targeted to that particular generic category of individuals,...
  • RIAA: U.S. copyright law 'isn't working'

    08/25/2010 12:03:18 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 80 replies
    CNET ^ | August 23, 2010 2:48 PM PDT | Declan McCullagh
    ASPEN, Colo.--The Recording Industry Association of America said on Monday that current U.S. copyright law is so broken that it "isn't working" for content creators any longer. RIAA President Cary Sherman said the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act contains loopholes that allow broadband providers and Web companies to turn a blind eye to customers' unlawful activities without suffering any legal consequences. "The DMCA isn't working for content people at all," he said at the Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Forum here. "You cannot monitor all the infringements on the Internet. It's simply not possible. We don't have the ability to search...
  • Sunshine State Rains on Health Care Reform

    08/06/2010 8:04:09 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2010 | Greta VanSusteren
    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum gives an update on his lawsuit over Obama's health care law
  • Morning Bell: The Quiet Education Overhaul

    07/30/2010 9:05:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 30th, 2010 | Lindsey Burke
    Yesterday, President Obama delivered a major speech on education in an effort to garner support for his Race to the Top grant program and his push for national education standards and tests. The President’s remarks came on the heels of a speech delivered by Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday at the National Press Club, during which Duncan attempted to paint the Administration’s policies as part of a “quiet revolution.” Duncan certainly got the quiet part right. Since his Administration came into office, President Obama has quietly been reworking the country’s education system, doing an end-run around normal legislative procedure....
  • Mass. Senate approves national popular vote bill

    07/21/2010 11:57:50 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 106 replies · 3+ views
    The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The bill approved by the Senate 28-10 last week is part of a nationwide effort to secure the agreement of enough states so the winner of the national popular vote would be guaranteed to win the presidency. The bill will not go into effect until states possessing a majority of Electoral College votes pass similar legislation. Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii and Washington state have approved the measure. The House passed its version of the...
  • Health law risks turning away sick ["Hope and Change"...? More Like "Bait and Switch"]

    07/02/2010 6:59:33 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/10 | Julian Pecquet
    The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured. Critics of the $5 billion high-risk pool program insist it will run out of money before Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the program sunsets and health plans can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. Administration officials insist they can make changes to the program to ensure it lasts until 2014, and that it may not have to turn away sick people. Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under...
  • Financial overhaul Deal Gives Obama A New Triumph

    06/27/2010 9:18:42 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies ^ | June 25, 2010 | JIM KUHNHENN and ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The toughest financial regulations since the Great Depression are headed for final votes in Congress next week, covering everything from debit card swipes at Starbucks to the most complex securities, in an election-year salve for public anger over the Wall Street risk-taking that cost millions their jobs, homes and nest eggs.
  • Inhofe: Obama trying to grant amnesty by executive order

    In a previous post on Tuesday, I referred to a story where the non-profit immigration organization Numbers USA reported that a group of GOP senators sent President Obama a letter expressing their concern about rumors of an executive order being drawn up that would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. I spoke with Senator James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican and one of the signers of the letter, on Thursday night about the matter. He noted that while nothing has been confirmed on the president’s end, he confirmed he signed the letter to the president.
  • U.S. Lawmakers Reach Accord on New Finance Rules

    06/25/2010 6:20:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    wsj ^ | June 25, 2010 | DAMIAN PALETTA
    WASHINGTON—After more than 20 hours of continuous wrangling, Congressional Democrats and White House officials reached agreement on the final shape of legislation that would transform financial regulation, avoiding last-minute defections among New York lawmakers that had threatened to upend the bill. After months of uncertainty about how the U.S. would craft new rules, the agreement offers the clearest picture since the financial crisis of how markets and the government will interact for decades to come. The common thread: large financial companies are facing a tougher leash.
  • Let's turn Louisiana over to the federal government (barf alert)

    06/18/2010 1:53:24 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies · 405+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2010, 9:44PM | FROMA HARROP
    A modest proposal: The federal government should take over Louisiana. Might as well, at this point. "We will do whatever is necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy," President Obama said.... Louisiana has had more than its share of tragedies in recent years, and some, such as Hurricane Katrina, could be deemed acts of nature. But whatever the cause, every calamity that befalls Louisiana is made worse by its corrupt civic culture. A protectorate could provide the structure of governance its people need. It's hardly news that Louisiana's political class is not all it...
  • Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power

    06/11/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT · by devane617 · 304 replies · 5,952+ views
    cnet ^ | 06/11/2010 | declan mcclugagh
    A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet. The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.
  • Stopping The EPA's Power Grab

    06/09/2010 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 359+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | June 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Overregulation: The Senate votes on blocking a government bureaucracy from usurping power never delegated to it by Congress. This administration may put Copenhagen above the Constitution, but we the people have other plans. The GOP's 1994 "Contract with America," a gift that keeps on giving, hopefully will rescue us once again from the clutches of an unelected bureaucracy, the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been allowed by the Supreme Court to regulate every breath we take and every machine we operate. When cap-and-tax legislation was introduced in Congress, the Obama administration threatened that if Congress failed to act, the EPA...
  • The American Power Act: A Bitter Pill

    05/15/2010 3:37:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 536+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2010 | Dexter Wright
    Bad things are said to happen on Friday the thirteenth. This year the thirteenth fell on a Thursday in May but that did not stop the gremlins on Capital Hill from creating mischief. The two gremlins hardest at work are Senators Lieberman and Kerry. They have introduced a nine hundred and eighty-seven page bill called the American Power Act; but it should more aptly be called the American Power Grab. Both Lieberman and Kerry know that the bill is a sugar coated version of Cap and Trade and both men know that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said that...
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • FCC claims power over Internet providers

    05/07/2010 4:10:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies · 539+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-7-10 | Kara Rowland
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission said the agency has the power to impose new rules on Internet service providers in a move that lays the groundwork for "net neutrality" - a politically contentious proposal that bars providers from giving preference to some of the content flowing over their networks. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pitched his approach Thursday as a middle ground that would "preserve the Internet as a powerful platform for innovation, free speech and job creation." But the agency's two Republicans said it goes well beyond the powers Congress has granted the commission and will leave businesses...
  • DeMint: 'Push Back Against the Federal Government'

    05/06/2010 11:55:55 PM PDT · by FTJM · 4 replies · 462+ views
    NRO ^ | May 6, 2010 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) tells National Review Online that he urges states to “push back against the federal government” by passing new immigration laws similar to the one recently passed in Arizona. “Every state will handle it differently,” he predicts. “We need to protect citizens against the violence and crime associated with illegal immigration. South Carolina has already passed laws to crack down on illegal immigrants. Many other states are also under a lot of pressure because of high unemployment to not let illegal immigrants come and take jobs.” “It’s important that Republicans talk about the importance of addressing...
  • FCC to Overhaul Regulation of Internet Lines

    05/05/2010 2:04:02 PM PDT · by abb · 102 replies · 2,576+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2010 | Amy Schatz
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has decided to reregulate Internet lines to protect net neutrality, siding with consumer groups and Internet companies worried that Internet providers have too much power. On Wednesday, Mr. Genachowski's staff began briefing the FCC's commissioners on how they will propose to regulate Internet lines under rules that were written for traditional phone networks. Some of those rules won't be applied to Internet networks, FCC officials say, but others will be used to enforce net neutrality, or regulations that require Internet providers to treat traffic equally and not slow or block websites. Phone and cable...
  • Master Orator flubs "Massachusetts" during mocking of Romney

    05/02/2010 8:09:36 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 39 replies · 1,421+ views
    PolitiPage ^ | 05/02/10 | Jeff J
    Obama has a bit of trouble pronouncing "MassaTuCHetts" - not good when you are attempting to mock.
  • Can the EPA Rely on UN Science?

    04/28/2010 5:28:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies · 313+ views
    pajamas media ^ | April 28, 2010 | Jeffrey Bossert Clark
    When did America risk coming to be ruled by foreign scientists and apparatchiks at the United Nations? The answer, it would seem, is ever since Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama, chose to issue a rule determining that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger the public health and welfare. Administrator Jackson acted to make her so-called “endangerment finding” on December 7, 2009, and befitting the historically tone-deaf selection of Pearl Harbor day for her announcement, the precipitous action embodied in the endangerment rule will also unleash immense negative consequences for the American...
  • Obama to Launch Public Campaign for Wall Street Crackdown (The Marxist propaganda again)

    04/18/2010 1:48:04 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies · 721+ views
    fox news ^ | 4/18/2010 | fox news
    Déjŕ vu, anyone? With the Obama administration kicking its push for a Wall Street crackdown into high gear, both sides of the debate are turning to familiar strategy. Just like with health care reform, Republicans are ripping the package and telling Democrats to start over. And just like with health care reform, President Obama is tearing into Republican leaders and pushing ahead with a high-profile public campaign to promote the package. But while another contentious debate might seem like the last thing Democrats want in an election year, senior administration officials tell Fox News that Obama is feeling the wind...
  • Obama’s Unconstitutional Health Care Treachery

    03/25/2010 5:10:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | JB Williams
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed… - From our Declaration of Independence
  • Culled out (another 1 million jobs at risk)

    03/10/2010 12:40:37 AM PST · by greeneyes · 63 replies · 2,486+ views
    ESPN Outdoors ^ | 3/10/2010 | greeneyes
    The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.
  • Washington State House Facilitates Union Take-Over of Private Preschools

    03/01/2010 12:35:27 PM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 11 replies · 534+ views
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | February 24, 2010 | Michael Peabody
    So what’s the biggest threat to religious liberty? According to J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, the answer is found in the strings attached to government funding of religious activity. Earlier this month, during a speech for the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, Walker said, “What the government funds, it always regulates. Government-sponsored religion is always bad for religion. How can we raise a prophetic fist with one hand and take government money with the other?” The truth of Walker’s statement was underscored just last week when the Washington State House of Representatives passed HB...
  • The 51 vote reconciliation process needs to STOP now!

    02/24/2010 11:15:46 AM PST · by Jude in WV · 19 replies · 604+ views
    They know exactly what they are doing...and they know it is WRONG! The Republicans pulled the same stuff when they were in power and they were voted out in 2006. This should be a lesson to all in both parties. The American people are not stupid. They are paying attention. This is what the tea party is all about. We the people, run this country. You are not leaders. You are representatives. You are public SERVANTS...there to serve and represent US. Us seems a fitting word for U.S. (United States). The last remark in this video says it all. We...
  • Drudge Headline Only...Obama to propose giving feds NEW POWER!

    02/21/2010 6:16:30 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 170 replies · 5,454+ views
    Developing: Obama will propose giving feds NEW POWER to block 'excessive rate increases' by health insurance companies... Developing...
  • Niger leader undermining rule of law - White House

    07/01/2009 8:57:00 PM PDT · by Selene · 106 replies · 5,017+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/2/2009 | By Doug Palmer(Editing by John O'Callaghan)
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