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  • Daniel Craig: Blame 'Austin Powers' For the Super Serious James Bond Movies

    12/04/2014 7:27:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jordan Zakarin
    With just a day to go before the new Bond announcement, a newly- surfaced interview with Daniel Craig from 2012 may shed some light on where the series might be headed. When Craig was hired to help reboot James Bond, he knew that he wanted to make a serious film — both because he is a serious actor, and because a certain other spy spoof had made it impossible to do a goofy 007. "We had to destroy the myth because Mike Myers f—-ed us," the actor told Bond fan publication MI6, referring to Myers’ remarkably successful Austin Powers series....
  • Scandals, Political Feud Bring Down UT-Austin President

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Blake Neff
    Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas-Austin, has announced that he will step down from his post in June 2015. The announcement brings to a close a power struggle that has shaken the state in the past week, signalling the twilight of the eight-year reign of one of the most powerful figures in higher education. The outcome is a compromise between Powers and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who had demanded that Powers depart by October or else find himself fired at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. By serving for another year, Powers will be able to...
  • Will Annapolis council strip mayor-elect Pantelides of key powers? [Republican = Political)

    11/12/2013 1:58:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Maryland Capital Gazette ^ | November 11, 2013 | JACK LAMBERT with Elisha Sauers
    Mayor-elect Mike Pantelides’ honeymoon as the new chief executive of Annapolis might end before it begins, as City Council members say that next term they plan to revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power. Alderman Ross Arnett, D-Ward 8, said he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a full council-manager form of government. This would create a position similar to the current city manager, except that the official would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor. He or she would also manage all department heads. The mayor’s post would...
  • Annapolis City Council considers stripping mayor's powers (Dem Council upset GOP won election)

    11/10/2013 10:22:46 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/10 | Colin Campbell
    Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett insists the City Council's decision to take another look at making the mayor's job a more ceremonial role has nothing to do with party politics. But if the Democrat-majority council acts to remove the mayor's power, the timing will coincide with the election of Annapolis' first Republican mayor in nearly two decades, Mike Pantelides, who defeated the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Josh Cohen, last week.
  • Powers: ObamaCare forces me to pay more for insurance, too

    10/25/2013 10:27:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 25 | ED MORRISSEY
    Last night, Powers managed to work her way through the Washington DC exchange to find that she couldn’t keep the plan she liked, either. In order to keep the same deductible in place, her monthly premiums will almost double, from $160 to $300: That is an additional $1,680 a year, which doesn’t actually get her better coverage, and which Powers will have to pay out regardless of how much she accesses the health-care system. As a younger and healthier consumer, Powers shouldn’t be paying more; she should be paying less in a properly-managed risk pool. Thanks to the mandates of...
  • The ObamaCare Black Hole

    10/22/2013 11:19:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    One thing that the past few weeks have accomplished is the total destruction of Obama's "towering intellect" persona.This is one the standard lenses through which Obama is viewed, with differing but complimentary angles from each end of the spectrum: the liberal "reigning intellect of his age" as opposed to the conservative "master chess player with a plan for destruction."The basis of Obama's reputation for intellectual superiority lies in a mixture of Democratic propaganda and PC indoctrination. The Democratic stance has been steadily maintained for years and prevails in some circles impervious to embarrassment or shame. Obama was an Ivy-league man!...
  • Obama'02: Worried 'President Being Handed Carte Blanche' for Mil Strikes w/o Congressional Approval

    08/28/2013 1:23:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More golden oldies from Dear Leader on the eve of  his latest violation of the War Powers Act: I am actually pleased with the way things have evolved (re. leadup to Iraq war)... President Bush went through the United Nations... I also think us rushing into a war unilaterally would be a mistake If we overthrow Saddam... what's our long-term commitment there... how much is it gonna cost... how do we stabilize and make sure this country doesn't splinter into factions? If it (Iraq War Powers Resolution, empowering Bush to strike without consulting Congress) had came to me in an...
  • U.S. to Push for Israeli Seat on U.N. Security Council (Samantha Powers suddenly loves Israel)

    07/17/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/17/13 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is a late convert to the pro-Israel cause, but today she promised to fiercely advocate for the Jewish state, including fighting to help Israel obtain a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Power, a close confidante of President Barack Obama and a former top White House official, received a warm welcome today at her confirmation hearing to replace Susan Rice as the U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. But senators pressed Power on her previous statements that caused a rift between her and elements of the pro-Israel...
  • Samantha Power’s Five Worst Statements

    06/05/2013 9:32:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/31/13 | Staff
    Samantha Power will take over at as ambassador to the United Nations following Susan Rice’s promotion to national security adviser. Here are Power’s five most embarrassing comments. 1. Power called for global apology tour Power wrote that U.S. foreign policy “needs not tweaking but overhauling,” in a 2003 New Republic article. Power recommended that United States officials should apologize to the world for its past failures in order to enhance credibility with foreign countries. “A country has to look back before it can move forward,” Power wrote. “Instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa would enhance our credibility
  • White House aide founded doctrine used to bomb Libya (Samantha Powers)

    06/05/2013 6:04:53 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/31/2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A research center founded and headed by White House official Samantha Power had a seat on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya, WND has learned. Power is the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights. She reportedly heavily influenced Obama in consultations leading to the decision to bomb Libya. As WND was first to report, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world’s leading organization...
  • Collegian, 21, Is Rescued Off Mountain After Getting High On Mushrooms, Stripping Off Her Clothes

    05/22/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 5-20-2013 | TSG
    Meet Taylor Powers. The college student, 21, had to be rescued yesterday afternoon off a Colorado mountain after she ingested mushrooms, stripped off her clothes, and scuffled with two classmates with whom she had been hiking. After receiving a 911 call that a female hiker was “high on mushrooms and in distress,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies and other assorted rescue personnel (35 in total) responded to Chautauqua Park. Powers, seen above, was located by a park ranger who discovered that the University of Colorado undergrad had “removed all of her clothing and was being restrained” by two male companions....
  • Kirstin Powers: '60 Minutes' Interview 'Was Something You'd Expect From State-Run Media'

    01/28/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jan 2013 | Kirstin Powers
    Liberal Fox News Contributor and Daily Beast columnist Kirstin Powers on the Obama-Hillary Clinton "60 Minutes” interview: “It really was something you’d expect from the state-run media. It was that kind of level of propaganda… This was a joke. You look at it and just not challenging basic things…”
  • Immigration ruling ‘fully within’ Obama powers, says adviser Plouffe

    06/17/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/12 | Ben Geman & Rachel Leven
    Senior White House adviser David Plouffe insisted Sunday that President Obama’s decision to defer deportation of certain illegal immigrants who came to the country as children was "fully within" the president's authority and not made with the 2012 election in mind. “This is not a political move. This builds on a lot of steps that we have already taken,” Plouffe said on the CNN program “State of the Union.” Mitt Romney, in an interview to air on CBS later Sunday, accused the White House of making the decision based on politics. Romney already faces a
  • Cold War pilot Francis Gary Powers to get Silver Star

    06/09/2012 11:02:47 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9 2012 | Staff
    (CNN) -- An American pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star next week, 50 years after he was released from prison and returned to the United States. The award for valor is being bestowed on Francis Gary Powers for exhibiting "exceptional loyalty" during harsh interrogation while in captivity by the Soviet Union for nearly two years, the Air Force said. The Silver Star is the third-highest combat military decoration awarded to members of any U.S. military branch for valor in the face of the enemy, the Air Force...
  • Israel slams Western powers for ‘bowing down’ to Iran on nuclear program

    05/21/2012 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Haaretz & Reuters ^ | 5/21/12 | Barak Ravid
    Two days before the second round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Baghdad, senior Israeli officials criticized the diplomats in charge of negotiations with the Islamic Republic. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the upcoming talks, saying that "the Western powers must not reveal any weakness while dealing with Iran, and must not cave in on any aspect of its nuclear program.” “The west is bowing down to Iran, and at the same time the chief of staff of Iranian military chief is revealing Iran’s true intentions, as he calls for the destruction of Israel,” said one
  • Emergency powers for president dropped from cybersecurity bill (Hussein disagrees)

    02/14/2012 5:12:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/12 | Gautham Nagesh
    Emergency powers for president dropped from cybersecurity billBy Gautham Nagesh - 02/14/12 01:55 PM ET A comprehensive cybersecurity bill introduced Tuesday abandons proposals that would give the president emergency powers over the nation's networks. “The nation responded after 9/11 to improve its security. Now we must respond to this challenge so that a cyber 9/11 attack on America never happens,” said Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). Public apprehension about the possibility of handing the White House a "kill switch" for the Internet has dogged the cybersecurity debate, fueled by a proposal that would have codified emergency powers...
  • Who would the Dems rather run against in the election, Romney or Santorum? (Vanity)

    01/04/2012 9:33:07 AM PST · by Signalman · 59 replies
    Self | 1/4/2012 | Self
    Just a question I'm throwing out for the FR gang. When I watched Fox News last night, it was humorous to see the two Democratic pundits, Joe Trippi and Kirsten Powers so obviously minimize Romney's results while falling over themselves boosting Santorum. I almost had the impression that these two partisan Democrats (especially Powers who's as transparent as they come) were a cheering squad for Santorum and can't wait to run against him. Or at least they believe he will be an easy opponent to beat. Powers even let her guard down a moment and implied that the Dems' strategy...
  • Assad: Syria will shower Tel Aviv with rockets if attacked by foreign powers

    10/04/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/4/11 | Staff
    Syria will strike Israel and "set fire" to the Middle East if foreign forces choose to launch a military strike on the protest-ridden country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday. During a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Assad was quoted by the Iranian semi-official news agency Fars as saying that Syria would not hesitate to strike major Israeli cities if it was attacked. "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than 6 hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv," Assad
  • Kirsten Powers Challenges Sean Hannity’s Claim That Liberals Get Away With Name-Calling

    08/25/2011 8:25:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/25/11 | Frances Martel
    The D.C. area earthquake caused a huge scare in some of the major political centers of the nation, and, Sean Hannity argued, that “crisis” has already been adopted as a talking point by liberals to call for more spending on infrastructure. Citing Rahm Emanuel’s famous “never let a crisis go to waste” quote, Hannity and panelist Mercedes Viana Schlapp challenged Kirsten Powers to explain where the infrastructure came from and dispute the dubious claim that Democrats “get away with” more name-calling than Republicans. Hannity began the segment on the infrastructure point, which Powers explained
  • Eurozone weighs more powers for bailout fund (EFSF-backed 2nd bail-out of Greece ahead?))

    07/11/2011 8:05:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/11/11 | Gabriele Steinhauser and David Mchugh - AP
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- Eurozone finance ministers opened the door to using the currency union's bailout fund to buy up distressed Greek bonds, thereby cutting the country's overall debt load as they scrambled to stop the region's debt crisis from spreading to larger economies like Italy and Spain. The ministers' statement Monday -- which came after hours of discussions and was scant on details -- followed one of the worst days in the markets for Italy and Spain, the third and fourth largest economies in the eurozone. The fear is that while Europe's euro750 billion bailout fund can support already bailed...
  • Weiner’s ex Kirsten Powers: He lied to me

    06/09/2011 6:33:56 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 73 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6-9-11 | Laura Donovan and C.J. Ciaramella
    Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers took it hard when former flame Anthony Weiner deceived her about his recent Twitter picture scandal. The Fox News contributor, who initially defended Weiner, has called on the scandal-ridden New York Congressman to resign. In a Wednesday column, Powers, who dated Weiner for three months in 2002, said he “must resign from Congress immediately.” Powers attests that the Congressman, who admitted Monday to tweeting a photo of his erect penis, was dishonest with her when she confronted him about the story. (Weiner’s website vilifies online sex predators) According to Powers’s latest article, Weiner wrote in...
  • Is Obama in Violation of the War Powers Resolution? (Where's Congress?)

    05/26/2011 8:14:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Infozine ^ | 5/26/11
    Is Obama in Violation of the War Powers Resolution?Obama "Will Not Relent" on Libya, Where's Congress? Thursday, May 26, 2011 :: Staff infoZine Washington, D.C. - infoZine - Fox News is reporting: "President Obama warned Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi that the NATO military campaign against his regime 'will not relent,' as both he and British Prime Minister David Cameron reaffirmed their commitment to the mission and called on Qaddafi to leave power." **SNIP** "But isn't this just a technicality? Why is it important? The issue is critical for the American republic because when the United States was founded, the framers...
  • Busting the Birth-Control Myth (Kirsten Powers Anti-Planned Parenthood???)

    03/04/2011 1:24:35 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/04/2011 | Kirsten Powers
    ...A 2009 study by the journal Contraception found, in a 10-year study of women in Spain, that as overall contraceptive use increased from around 49 percent to 80 percent, the elective abortion rate more than doubled.... Asked about the “Contraception” study, the Guttmacher numbers and why no women were saying they got abortions due to lack of access to contraception, a Planned Parenthood spokesman emailed this Orwellian response: “I think the biggest barrier is access to affordable contraception.” Huh? To preserve its federal subsidy, Planned Parenthood continues to claim that without its contraception services the abortion rate will go up....
  • Kirsten Powers Fesses Up; The Hill and Politico Silent on Truth about Bush Veto Override

    01/02/2011 1:52:32 PM PST · by radioone · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 2, 2011 | SusanAnne Hiller
    The other day I pointed out that Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers should really fact check any talking point coming from the White House and held her responsible (fair is fair) for her own ignorance of the end-of-life provision that she debated on Hannity. To review, Powers said that President George W. Bush’s veto of the bill that included the end-of-life provision was “not true.” I reported at Big Government, Big Journalism, and HotAir that Bush vetoed that bill which Powers, the MSM, and lefty bloggers tried to use as cover for the end-of-life provisions in the newly revamped wellness...
  • Venezuela congress grants Chavez decree powers (for 18 months)

    12/17/2010 3:07:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/10 | Fabiola Sanchez - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan lawmakers granted President Hugo Chavez broad powers Friday to enact laws by decree, undermining the clout of a new congress that takes office next month with a bigger opposition bloc. Chavez opponents condemned the move as a power grab, saying the law will be a blank check for the leftist leader to rule without consulting lawmakers. .. A new congress goes into session Jan. 5 with an opposition contingent large enough to hinder approval of some types of major laws. Opposition lawmakers say decree powers now give Chavez a blank check to rule autocratically while ignoring...
  • Democrat Kirsten Powers: I Wouldn't Rule Out Palin Beating Obama (Video)

    11/19/2010 8:23:10 AM PST · by careyb · 33 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 11/19/10 | Kirsten Powers
    Good to know.
  • Kirsten Powers Defends the Tea Party: Is Her Fall to the Dark Side Reversing?

    09/18/2010 4:19:30 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 38 replies
    When I last commented on Fox News Democrat analyst Kirsten Powers, I blasted her for abandoning her once-moderate posture and fully embracing the vile, smear-mongering ways of the hard Left. But in a new post on the Daily Beast, Powers issues a strong defense both of the moral seriousness and political potency of the Tea Party movement, begging the question: is there good left in her? The Washington establishment has its nose out of joint because a rag-tag group of misfits have deigned to challenge the entitled incompetents who run the U.S. Congress. Somehow, because a few of the Tea...
  • Megyn Kelly Squashes Kirsten Powers!

    07/13/2010 5:16:53 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 14 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/13/2010 | Scott Factor
    Megyn Kelly of FOX News, typically very assertive, goes on a hunt for a liberal reporter, and SLAYS one! And it’s Kirsten Powers of the New York Post that was slayed! Megyn is the best! Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzMUWuA-Rq4&feature=player_embedded#!
  • For those who missed it.....Must see tak down! (Megyn Kelly vs. Kirsten Powers)

    Kirsten Powers lost any shred of credibility she once had with this interview.
  • The neglected areas in the Constitution due to a government out of control

    06/22/2010 7:25:33 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/22/2010 | Kevin Price
    I feel like a broken record, but the Constitution is explicit about what the federal government can and cannot do. Article I of that document lists seventeen powers that the federal government can do. The Tenth Amendment was designed to dismiss any notion that the federal government had broad powers beyond those laid out in Article I. The founders' agenda was clear -- very restrictive powers for the federal government and vast powers to the states and local governments. Thomas Jefferson may have summed it up best when he wrote in 1816 that "The way to have good and safe...
  • Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers (Susan Collins)

    06/03/2010 8:21:48 AM PDT · by day21221 · 13 replies · 522+ views
    federalnewsradio.com ^ | June 3, 2010
    Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers June 3, 2010 We're learning more about the cybersecurity package forming in the Senate. Wired.com reports Sen. Joe Lieberman, (I-Conn.) wants to give the federal government the power to take over civilian networks' security, if there's an "imminent cyber threat." It's part of a draft bill, co-sponsored by Senators Lieberman and Susan Collins, that provides DHS with the authority to ensure that critical infrastructure stays up and running in the face of a looming hack attack. The Senate version of the fiscal 2011 Defense authorization bill scheduled to be released later this week...
  • Is President Obama Using Executive Powers To Organize -Anti-Capitalist Protests On The Streets..

    05/05/2010 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,020+ views
    Big Government ^ | 5/5/10 | Andrew Marcus
    From the cheap seats, it sure does look like the President of the United States is using the powers of the Executive to coordinate with Andy Stern to organize a series of protests entitled “Showdown In America.” Earlier, we posted about the links between Andy Stern’s SEIU and a group called National People’s Action (NPA). NPA, together with SEIU and the AFL-CIO, is organizing a series of angry marches against Wall Street and capitalism. NPA is a very dangerous and radical group that isn’t shy about its radical philosophy. From their song book: Who’s on your hit list NPA? Who’s...
  • Matthews: Obama Must Summon All His "Music and Magic" to Pass Health Care

    03/01/2010 12:50:10 PM PST · by Justaham · 28 replies · 787+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-1-10 | Geoffrey Dickens
    These must be really desperate times for the Democrats, if the syndicated Chris Matthews Show is any indication, as both the host and one of the guests claimed Barack Obama would need to tap into both military and mystical powers to get a health care reform bill passed. During the intro of his show Matthews postulated that Obama "must ow lead the band with all the music and magic he has in him," and guest panelist Michael Duffy, of Time magazine, reported that Obama is going to unleash "the infantry, the air cover, the artillery" on Congress to get health...
  • Obama Surrendering Internet to Foreign Powers

    02/01/2010 10:41:04 PM PST · by BellStar · 51 replies · 1,952+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 31 Jan 2010 | By: Bradley A. Blakeman
    Without the ingenuity of America’s brightest minds and the investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars, there would be no Internet, as we now know it today. Now, the Obama administration has moved quietly to cede control of the Web from the United States to foreign powers. Some background: The Internet came into being because of the genius work of Americans Dr.Robert E. Kahn and Dr. Vinton G. Cerf. These men, while working for the Department of Defense in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the early 1970s, conceived, designed, and implemented the idea of "open-architecture networking."
  • Second Lost Document Found in Capitol Basement Excerpt Casts Light on Current Marxist Slide

    06/11/2009 11:15:54 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 4 replies · 1,181+ views
    Capitol Archieves ^ | June 11, 2009 | F. Fathers
    Section. 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States; To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of...
  • Covenant between the States and the Federal Government

    04/16/2009 6:50:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 1 replies · 601+ views
    American Vision ^ | 15 Apr 09 | Dr Archie Jones
    The Tenth Amendment is a guarantee of the covenant between the states whose representatives framed and ratified the Constitution and the new central government created by the Constitution. The Constitution is the covenant which contains that solemn agreement. The agreement between the several states and the new central government created by the Constitution was really much more than a “deal” as it has sometimes been called. For those civil governments were governments which saw themselves as under God’s authority, as subject to His providential blessings or chastisements for their faithful obedience or unfaithful disobedience to His eternal standards of rightness...
  • Herein granted Powers

    03/06/2009 9:42:37 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 10 replies · 766+ views
    3/6/2009 | MosesKnows
    Herein granted The point of this posting is to solicit comments, opinions, and hopefully facts why the words “herein granted” where included in Article 1. Section 1. of the United States Constitution. Article 1. Section 1. could have omitted those two words, “herein granted” and still established the Congress as the legislative branch of government. Let’s begin by assuming that the words of Article 1. Section 1. are as follows :All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. If we can agree, just...
  • Obama's Environmental Agenda: Made in China

    01/17/2009 12:34:17 AM PST · by Bhoy · 2 replies · 758+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 16, 2009 | William R. Hawkins
    Carol Browner, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton, has been named by Barack Obama to be his Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. This new and undefined office could give her broad influence over economic policy. That is a frightening prospect, not merely because of her participation in a group with overtly socialist ties, but because of the way hostile foreign powers such as China are manipulating the modern Green movement to serve their own national purposes. http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=1051A58C-1F0D-4574-AFF6-C283D4D6FE83
  • Founders' Quotes - Separation of Powers

    06/17/2008 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 13 replies · 1,650+ views
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 2/1/1788 | James Madison
    As the partisan Legislative branch seeks to invade the inner offices of the Executive, a review of the separation of powers issue is timely: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with the accumulation of power, or with a mixture of powers, having a dangerous tendency to such an accumulation, no further arguments would be necessary to inspire a universal reprobation of the system. I...
  • Who is Kirsten Powers the Rat consultant on the Fox News Channel?

    10/04/2006 2:14:02 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 71 replies · 4,517+ views
    Just saw her on the Big Story with John Gibson. She seems like a really angry, sad, pathetic young blonde 'rat hack. She constantly talked over another guest and seemed to blame the Republican party for Mark Foley. Where is she from?
  • Congress Overreaches

    08/14/2007 3:26:25 PM PDT · by voicegal · 13 replies · 891+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    Often the most difficult things to see are those hidden in plain sight. Though rarely reported, the violation of checks and balances attributed to the executive branch by the Democrat-led Congress is actually getting perpetrated by the accusers themselves. They're like an intruding neighbor who charges you with trespassing because you leaned into his yard while throwing him out of your own.
  • Death of congressional oversight?

    07/24/2007 8:18:15 AM PDT · by BGHater · 27 replies · 872+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 July 2007 | Bruce Fein
    Congress' power to oversee the executive branch for lawlessness or maladministration stands at an abyss. If it neglects to enact a revised edition of the lapsed Independent Counsel Act of 1978, Congress will have been disarmed by President Bush from knowing what the executive branch is doing. Secret government will flourish. And darkness invites executive machinations to violate the law and to destroy political or personal rivals. Remember President Richard M. Nixon's ill-conceived Huston Plan recommending domestic burglaries, illegal electronic surveillances and mail openings of political radicals. President Bush has announced his intent to decline criminal contempt prosecutions of any...
  • House balks at Bush order for new powers

    07/03/2007 12:47:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 958+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/3/07 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush is giving an obscure White House office new powers this month over a wide range of regulations affecting health, worker safety and the environment. Calling it a power grab, Democrats running Congress are intent on stopping him. Bush's order would require regulators to show that private markets had failed to address a targeted problem before they went after it themselves. The House voted last week to prohibit the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from spending federal money on the order. Officially known as Executive Order 13422, Bush signed the directive in January and it is...
  • Presidential Directives NSPD-51 and HSPD-20

    05/25/2007 11:59:14 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 17 replies · 1,765+ views
    chuckbaldwinlive.com | May 26, 2007 | John Leland 1789
    Below is an excerpt from Chuck Baldwin's latest about President Bush. See the source. ------------------------------- Then again, perhaps George Bush knows something we don't know. Writing for World Net Daily, Dr. Jerry Corsi reports that President Bush has just signed a Presidential Directive that would give the President dictatorial powers should he decide to declare a "national emergency." Corsi writes, "President Bush, without so much as issuing a press statement, on May 9 signed a directive that granted near dictatorial powers to the office of the president in the event of a national emergency declared by the president. "The 'National...
  • Bush grants presidency extraordinary powers

    05/23/2007 7:00:50 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 65 replies · 1,392+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 23, 2007 | WND
    LAW OF THE LAND Order for emergencies apparently gives authority without congressional oversight President Bush has signed an executive order granting extraordinary powers to the office of the president in the event of a declared national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight. The order was signed May 9 without any announcement, says Jerome R. Corsi in a WND column. Titled, "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive," it was issued with the dual designation of NSPD-51, as a National Security Presidential Directive, and HSPD-20, as a Homeland Security Presidential Directive. The order establishes under the office of the president...
  • MoD defends psychic powers study[UK]

    02/22/2007 9:34:37 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 6 replies · 380+ views
    BBC ^ | 23 Feb 2007 | BBC
    The Ministry of Defence has defended decision to carry out tests to find out whether psychic powers could be used to detect hidden objects. The previously secret tests - conducted in 2002 - involved blind-folding volunteers and asking them about the contents of sealed brown envelopes. Most subjects consistently failed to establish what was in the envelopes. The MoD said the study was to assess claims made in academic circles and found the theories had "little value". Revelations about the hitherto secret research is contained in a previously classified report released under the Freedom of Information Act. During the tests,...
  • Chavez set to receive decree powers in Venezuela

    01/30/2007 6:44:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 435+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/07 | Enrique Andres Pretel
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Congress delayed by a day on Tuesday its vote to give President Hugo Chavez decree powers enabling him to nationalize oil and utility assets and press his drive to turn Venezuela into a socialist state. Congress, which has no opposition lawmakers due to a boycott of elections in 2005, had been set to approve the measure on Tuesday but postponed action until Wednesday to hold an unusual open-air voting session in Caracas's central square -- increasing public exposure. If passed as expected, the vote will empower Chavez for 18 months to issue decrees expected to overhaul...
  • Michelle Malkin's "The Vent," Episode 2 (A Rational Discussion on Abortion)

    10/20/2006 10:04:37 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10/20/2006 | n/a
    Mary Katherine Ham of Town Hall.com, Michelle Malkin, the "boss" of Hotair.com, Kirsten Powers of Fox News Channel fame, and La Shawn Barber, a black conservative who has her own blog discuss abortion, crisis pregnancy centers, and other related issues.
  • Michelle Malkin's "The Vent" (Her Version of "The View")

    10/13/2006 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies · 2,626+ views
    HotAir ^ | 10/13/2006 | n/a
    Mary Katherine Ham of Town Hall.com, Michelle Malkin, the "boss" of Hotair.com, Kirsten Powers of Fox News Channel fame, and La Shawn Barber, a black conservative who has her own blog discuss the never-ending Foley matter.
  • Supreme Court hints at concern in presidential wartime powers case (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld)

    03/28/2006 8:56:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 714+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/28/06 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices appeared troubled Tuesday by President Bush's plans to hold war-crimes trials for foreigners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And several seemed outraged by the government's claim that a new law had stripped the high court of authority to hear a case brought by Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who once worked as a driver for Osama bin Laden. Hamdan has spent nearly four years in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, and the Supreme Court has been asked to decide if he can be put on trial with fewer legal protections before a type of military...