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  • Obama vows even more executive action [Urges Cabinet to get ‘creative’]

    07/01/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/1/2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama vowed to double down on his use of executive action Tuesday, a move that some constitutional experts say spurns the intent of the Founding Fathers to govern by consensus, however difficult. Facing litigation from House Republicans over his repeated use of executive orders to bypass Congress, Mr. Obama nevertheless urged his Cabinet members to “be creative” in looking for more ways for him to exercise his presidential power unilaterally. “If Congress can’t act on core issues that would actually make a difference in helping middle-class families get ahead, then we’re going to have to be creative about how...
  • WH Press Secretary: 'We’re Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait' for Congress to Write Laws

    06/26/2014 9:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress. “[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, June 23-27, 2014

    06/23/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 288 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 23-27, 2014 | Mark Levin
    p>The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Boehner: House will sue Obama

    06/25/2014 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2014 | Russell Berman with Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he plans to sue President Obama on behalf of the House over his frequent use of executive actions that Republicans believe are beyond his authority. During his weekly Capitol press conference, the Speaker accused the president of violating his oath of office by not “faithfully executing the laws of our country.” But Boehner said the lawsuit would not lead to an attempt to remove Obama from office. “This is not about impeachment,” Boehner said. “This is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country.” The Speaker would not say what specific executive...
  • Ted Cruz blames immigration surge on Obama order

    06/22/2014 1:21:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Naples News ^ | June 21, 2014 | AP
    MIAMI — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says the Obama administration is to blame for the waves of immigrant children crossing the border illegally. The potential presidential candidate told reporters at a Republican fundraiser in Miami on Friday that Obama's 2012 decision to defer the deportations of some young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally creates a perception of an incentive to cross the border. The Texas Republican calls Obama's executive order a "lawless act" that grants "amnesty."
  • Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Job Rights For Gay Employees [Middle Finger To Congress?]

    06/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 16, 2014 | Suren Gambino
    Obama to sign executive order protecting job rights for gay employees Order would ban federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity Suren Gambino 16 June 2014 After years of pressure from gay rights groups, President Obama is set to sign an executive order that would ban federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, a White House official has told the Associated Press. The Obama administration has said it would prefer Congress to pass legislation that broadly extends workplace protections to all US employees. Such...
  • EMILY MILLER: DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program

    06/02/2014 12:38:25 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2 2014 | EMILY MILLER: DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program
    The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds “objectionable.” The program was started in 2013 to protect consumers by “choking” alleged fraudsters’...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, June 2-6, 2014

    06/02/2014 2:44:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 336 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 2-6, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • McAuliffe explores whether he can expand Medicaid coverage without legislature’s okay (Virginia)

    05/02/2014 11:54:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics ^ | May 1, 2014 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is considering expanding health coverage for the poor without the approval of the state legislature, a move that would muscle his top priority past Republican opponents but also throw his young administration into a partisan firestorm and uncertain legal territory. McAuliffe and his top advisers have consulted lawyers, health-care experts and legislators on how to bypass the GOP-dominated House of Delegates, according to three people familiar with the discussions. A fourth, who like the others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal private strategy, said the office of...
  • Schlafly: The President's Grab for Dictatorial Power

    03/10/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 11, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The United States is at "a constitutional tipping point" and "in the midst of a constitutional crisis." Has President Barack Obama unilaterally overturned the constitutional framework of three branches that is the basis of our unique and successful system of self-government? That question is not just partisan bickering by Republicans and tea party activists. It was spoken in all seriousness in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee by a distinguished constitutional law professor who voted for Obama. Jonathan Turley of George Washington University said that the "massive gravitational shift of authority to the executive branch" is unconstitutional and threatens the...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • Can Obama’s Legal End-Run Around Congress Be Stopped?

    01/23/2014 1:56:49 PM PST · by IndePundit · 30 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 1/15/14 | David Rivkin & Elizabeth Price Foley
    The Constitution, many of us learned in grade school, assigns the legislative power to the legislative branch, not the executive. The Constitution also commands that the president “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Unfortunately, President Obama either missed that lesson or considers it inapplicable to his own administration. Thus, his promise-cum-threat, made in the heat of last year’s campaign: “Where Republicans refuse to cooperate on things that I know are good for the American people, I will continue to look for ways to do it administratively and work around Congress.” Obama has delivered on his promise and worked...
  • MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP!

    01/14/2014 4:48:42 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 150 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP! Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM Mark Levin opened his show today livid over Obama’s announcement that he will ignore the legislature and use his pen to write executive orders. He says the separation of powers are the key to our Republic and yet today Obama just announced that he would assume lawmaking powers via executive orders. Mark Levin says what’s going on here is that we are witnessing a gradual, quiet coup: He’s just announced that he is going to assume lawmaking powers. He does not recognize the...
  • Obama May Be Walking Into an Impeachment Trap

    08/31/2013 12:38:55 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 116 replies
    PopularResistance.org ^ | 8/30/12 | Kevin Zeese
    Obama May Be Walking Into an Impeachment Trap Posted on Aug 30, 2013 Beth Rankin (CC BY 2.0) By Kevin Zeese, PopularResistance This article originated with PopularResistance.org. The irony of the Obama presidency may hinge on whether he attacks Syria. He began his presidency prematurely winning the Nobel Peace Prize and could end it being impeached for starting an illegal war without congressional or UN approval – violating both domestic and international law. Yesterday 163 Members of Congress sent letters to President Obama telling him that under the US Constitution he is required to get congressional approval before beginning a...
  • Court: Americans Born in Jerusalem Cannot Label 'Israel' as Birthplace

    07/23/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/23/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that Americans born in Jerusalem cannot put “Israel” as place of birth on their birth certificates. Judge Karen Henderson wrote that the president “exclusively holds the power to determine whether to recognize a foreign sovereign,” and that the president had not recognized Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Congress passed a law in 2002 dictating that Americans living in Jerusalem could label their children’s birthplace “Israel,” but the State Department has refused to enforce that law for over a decade. Over 50,000 Americans have...
  • Court: Passport law on Jerusalem unconstitutional

    07/23/2013 2:11:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2013 3:21 PM EDT | Frederic J. Frommer
    A federal appeals court Tuesday declared unconstitutional a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their U.S. passports, the latest ruling in a case that stretches back a decade. … The case was brought by parents of an American boy named Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in a Jerusalem hospital soon after the law was passed. The parents wanted to list Israel as his birthplace, but the U.S. has refused to recognize any nation's sovereignty over Jerusalem since Israel’s creation in 1948—so the boy’s U.S. passport only says “Jerusalem” as his birthplace. The Bush...
  • Distrusting Government

    07/03/2013 4:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Walther E. Williams
    Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. As Thomas Paine said, "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution's framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power. Their distrust of Congress is seen in the governing rules and language used throughout our Constitution. The Bill of Rights is explicit in that distrust, using language such as "Congress shall not abridge," "shall not infringe,"...
  • Obama’s scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks

    04/26/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The White House issued an edict to scrub all law enforcement, intelligence and military teachings on Islam. The FBI ended up discarding pages of information that warned about the threat from the Brotherhood.... “There is no strategy in the FBI,” he told The Times. “At FBI headquarters, it is a daily fire drill. The threats come in, and they run around to deal with them and run them down. But because none of it can have anything to do with the Muslim Brotherhood’s movement in the U.S. or Islam, they never address the root cause and common investigative realities.”
  • 'Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool' (Executive Orders)

    10/09/2012 8:44:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 06, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Obama's executive orders more and more dispensing with Congress Barack Obama has used executive orders to seal presidential records; create a faith council, an economic council, and a domestic policy council, a council on women and girls and dozens more; study bioethics, change pay grades, set up a team of governors to synchronize state and federal military operations in the U.S.; improve regulatory review; create a jobs council; set up immunity for Bosnia, revoke some earlier orders and talk about finances. GASP! And he’s used them to talk about fiscal responsibility, ensure abortions through Obamacare; review Guantanamo Bay operations; promote...
  • "Issues" or America? (Thomas Sowell on Obama)

    08/20/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 21, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election — so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the trees. Individual issues are the trees, but the forest is the future of America as we have known it. The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues. For example, the merits or demerits of President Obama's recent executive order, suspending legal liability for young people who are here illegally, presumably as a...
  • Bad, Bad Republicans

    07/02/2012 4:31:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 2, 2012 | James Piereson
    "It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism" - By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein ......The authors are two Washington insiders masquerading as "scholars" and, judging by their book, partisan Democrats pretending to be "independents" or "centrists." Both Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein have worked in D. C. for more than three decades, and, for the past quarter century, have maintained positions as senior fellows and congressional experts... This is a bad book in every way that a book can be bad. It is misleading, simplistic...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT, WABC AM, June 20, 2012a000

    06/20/2012 2:52:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Palin: Obama 'pandering' on immigration

    06/15/2012 9:47:08 PM PDT · by Bratch · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/12 | JAMES HOHMANN
    LAS VEGAS — Sarah Palin on Friday condemned President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy as both unconstitutional and cravenly political. “He’s absolutely pandering to a specific demographic that no doubt polls have shown … he would be helped in this demographic if he just makes this move,” the former Alaska governor told POLITICO late Friday as she left the Venetian hotel after a speech to the RightOnline conference. “And I say that because all of President Obama’s actions are based on polls that are provided him that would lead him to believe he can garner support for his reelection bid.”...
  • 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."
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • Why did Judge Smith lecture Obama? Because he simply ignored a court order the judge had approved.

    04/05/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 8 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 5, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Most lawyers trying a case abide by the maxim: Don’t piss off the judge. President Obama disregarded that when he lectured the Supreme Court not to overturn the health care law. Indirectly the President was challenging the entire judiciary and it struck a raw nerve with Judge Jerry Smith, of the 5th Circuit Appeals Court. Judge Smith had, less than two years earlier rejected, in a 2 to 1 decision, the Interior Department request to stay a lower court order lifting the offshore drilling moratorium (Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar) – thus requiring the moratorium lifted. In one of...
  • Appeals court fires back at Obama's comments on health care case

    04/03/2012 2:10:13 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 146 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 3, 2012 3:42 PM | Jan Crawford
    ... a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president's bluff -- ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law ...
  • WILL IT TAKE A REVOLUTION?

    03/31/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 31, 2012 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We are told that it is up to the Supreme Court to determine what laws are constitutional, but that is hardly in line with the limiting principles offered by the U.S. Constitution. That power the courts claim to have is called Judicial Review, and it is addressed nowhere in the Constitution. In fact, the federal courts seized that power for themselves through an opinion written by Justice John Marshall in the Marbury v. Madison case of 1803. Yes, that’s right, the courts gave that power to themselves. By deciding if laws are constitutional, and since the Supreme Court is a...
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little -Obama's stunning ignorance of constitutional law

    04/03/2012 3:22:03 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 21 replies
    http://online.wsj.com/ ^ | April 3, 2012 | JAMES TARANTO
    We were half-joking yesterday when we asked if Barack Obama slept through his Harvard Law class on Marbury v. Madison, the 1803 case in which the U.S. Supreme Court first asserted its power to strike down unconstitutional laws. It turns out it's no joke: The president is stunningly ignorant about constitutional law. Obama, " A law like that has not been overturned [pause] at least since Lochner, right? " But in citing Lochner, the president showed himself to be in over his head.
  • Political Word Games (Sowell: Obama is simply lying)

    04/03/2012 3:47:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 3, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the highly developed talents of President Barack Obama is the ability to say things that are demonstrably false, and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring. That talent was displayed just this week when he was asked whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional. He replied: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." But how unprecedented would it actually be if...
  • Ex Parte Obama

    04/03/2012 2:27:22 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 17 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 4/2/12 | New York Sun
    It’s been a long time since we’ve heard a presidential demarche as outrageous as President Obama’s warning to the Supreme Court not to overturn Obamacare. The president made the remarks at a press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. It was an attack on the court’s standing and even its integrity in a backhanded way that is typically Obamanian. For starters the president expressed confidence that the Court would “not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” Reuters’ account noted that...
  • DEA inquiries into medical marijuana industry include legislators ( Montana )

    02/06/2012 10:34:15 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Missoulian ^ | January 30, 2012 | MICHAEL MOORE
    Diane Sands is used to having her name taken in vain. That's just part of being a liberal from Missoula in the Montana Legislature. But her name surfaced recently in a way that offended and troubled her at a profound level. A possible witness in a federal drug investigation was asked whether Sands might be part of a conspiracy to sell medical marijuana. The questions came from Drug Enforcement Administration agents from Billings who were investigating medical marijuana businesses, and Sands learned about the inquiry from the witness' attorney. "So now, if you're a state legislator who has been working...
  • President’s “Recess” Appointments Unconstitutional, David Rivkin Testifies

    02/01/2012 9:04:23 AM PST · by american_steve · 22 replies · 1+ views
    OfficialWire, DavidRivkin.com ^ | 02/01/2012 | Staff
    The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chaired by Darrell Issa (R-CA) is set to begin a hearing on the morning of February 1 on President Obama's recess appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). During the hearing, titled "Uncharted Territory: What are the Consequences of President Obama's Unprecedented 'Recess' Appointments?", constitutional attorney David Rivkin will assert that the appointments are unconstitutional.
  • 3d Model of the US Constitutional Republic

    01/28/2012 3:00:08 AM PST · by LiveFreeOrDieNH · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NH House Representative Davenport ^ | 1/27/2012 | LiveFreeOrDieNH
    I've developed a 3D model of the US Constitution. The linked video is the first attempt to use the model in the defense of Ordered Liberty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMy0Z-RAu6g&feature=share I'm looking for feedback. Thank you, Representative Davenport NH General Court
  • Today in the Community: October 25, 2011 (SCOTUSblog discussion M.B.Z. v Clinton)

    10/26/2011 8:13:09 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 1 replies · 1+ views
    SCOTUSblog.com ^ | 10/25/2011 | Aaron Tang
    The Community discussion topic for today is M.B.Z. v. Clinton, in which the Court will consider the intersection of the political question doctrine and separation of powers in a contentious area of foreign policy. At issue in the case is a 2002 law that requires State Department officials, when asked to do so, to designate “Israel” as the “place of birth” on the passport of a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem. Until that time, State Department regulations had attempted to avoid the thorny classification dilemma by simply designating “Jerusalem” –rather than “Israel” or “Palestine” –as the place of birth on...
  • Larry Arnn on Hannity Airing TONIGHT @ 9:50 p.m. (Due to POTUS Speech Last Night)

    07/26/2011 4:57:13 PM PDT · by hillsdale1
    Hillsdale College ^ | 7/26/12 | Hillsdale College - Kirby Center
    Sean Hannity's interview with Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn will air tonight, Tuesday, July 26th on his Fox News Channel television show. The live broadcast last night was not possible due to POTUS' address to the nation. Dr. Arnn will discuss the debt limit debate and the Constitution, specifically in the context of the principle of separation of powers.
  • Spread the Word - Hillsdale College President on Hannity LIVE Tonight @ 10 p.m.

    07/25/2011 4:22:48 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 10 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 7/25/12 | Hillsdale College - Kirby Center
    Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn will be interviewed LIVE tonight, Monday, July 25th, by Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television show. Dr. Arnn will discuss the debt limit debate and the Constitution, specifically in the context of the principle of separation of powers.
  • Panetta: Obama Can Unilaterally Use Military to Protect ‘National Interests’

    06/17/2011 5:46:44 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 38 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | Monday, June 13, 2011 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - CIA Director Leon Panetta, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be secretary of Defense, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that he believes the president can unilaterally use military force, without congressional authorization to “protect our national interests.”Panetta’s claim of broad unilateral presidential power to initiate U.S. military action absent an attack or imminent threat to the United States came in response to a question from Sen. John McCain—who said he agreed with Panetta.The U.S. is now involved militarily in Libya even though Congress has never authorized that involvement.
  • Jay Carney: Obama Was Never Opposed To Signing Statements

    04/18/2011 3:59:41 PM PDT · by edpc · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 18 April 2011 | RCP
    Jay Carney says President Obama was never against signing statements, just when President Bush "abused" them. Watch what then-Senator Obama said in 2008 while running for president and decide for yourself. "His concern was with what he saw as an abuse of the signing statement by the previous administration. So that the positions he took in signing statements on the budget bill entirely consistent with that position, you need to retain the right to, as president, to be able to issue those signing statements, but obviously they should not be abused," White House press secretary Jay Carney told the press...
  • House Republican Introduces Bill to Block FCC’s ‘Internet Grab’

    01/06/2011 4:06:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2011 | Capitol Confidential
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn introduced legislation Wednesday to deny the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory oversight over the Internet, which the Tennessee Republican insisted was the “sole prerogative of Congress” to administer. “I agree that the Internet faces a number of challenge, ” Blackburn said in a release. “Only Congress can address those challenges without compounding them. Until we do, the FCC and other federal bureaucracies should keep their hands off the ‘net.”
  • Specter rips Supreme Court's power grab

    06/21/2010 2:31:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2010 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) on Monday accused the Supreme Court of a constitutional power grab. In a nearly hour-long floor speech, Specter said the court had ignored congressional will and ceded federal power to the presidency. The outgoing senator, defeated in a Democratic primary last month, criticized Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito by name, saying both had paid “lip service” to Congress during their confirmation hearings. Specter also urged his committee colleagues to take an especially sharp look at Solicitor General Elena Kagan, whose confirmation hearings for the Court begin next Monday. Otherwise, he said Congress risks...
  • Senate rejects move to block greenhouse gas regs

    06/10/2010 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies · 3,088+ views
    AP ^ | 6/10/10 | JIM ABRAMS
    The Senate has rejected a bid to stop the Obama administration from imposing regulations on greenhouse gases, giving a boost to President Barack Obama as he pursues broader clean energy legislation. Senators turned back a resolution that would have rescinded the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Supporters of the measure, mostly Republicans, argued that the EPA had usurped the authority of Congress to set climate policy and that the EPA regulations would increase energy costs and kill jobs.
  • Is ObamaCare Headed for a Supreme Court Smackdown?

    03/22/2010 10:13:43 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 13 replies · 873+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March.22, 2010 | Michael Filozof
    Now that the House Democrats have rammed ObamaCare down the throats of the nation by a vote of 219-212, the situation is indeed bleak. But Conservatives and Tea Partiers despondent over the fact that liberal Democrats just passed a massive encroachment on our liberties over their massive protests should take hope. James Madison saw this coming, and his forethought will give opponents of ObamaCare one last shot at killing it. In Federalist #10, Madison wrote "Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm." (Boy, did he ever get THAT right.) Knowing that the nation's future leaders would include usurpers...