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  • Tom Steyer: Trump's Paris exit a 'traitorous act of war'

    06/01/2017 12:01:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1,2017 | John Siciliano
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer called President Trump a traitor if he makes good on his promise and exits the Paris climate change agreement. "If Trump pulls the US out of the #ParisAgreement he will be committing a traitorous act of war against the American people," Steyer tweeted. Steyer was very active during the presidential campaign through his group, NextGen Climate, and has become a leading activist in an agenda that supports moving the nation toward 100 percent renewable energy over the next 25 years.
  • (Video) The White House to go live regarding the Paris Accord

    06/01/2017 10:40:47 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 141 replies ^ | 6/1/17 | Donald J. Trump
    In a few minutes, watch LIVE as President Donald J. Trump makes a statement regarding the Paris Accord.
  • Iran continues to develop missile technology despite UN prohibitions

    05/13/2017 6:48:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 5/13/2017 | Rick Moran
    The Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, informed Congress this week that Iran has continued to develop it's long range missile technology despite UN resolutions prohibiting the work. The Iranians are using the cover of their space program to perfect ICBM's that could be capable of hitting the US mainland. Washington Free Beacon: Iran's ballistic missile work, particularly its focus on ICBMs, runs counter to United Nations resolutions barring such activity, though it remains unclear if the Trump administration plans to pursue new sanctions on Iran. Iran continues to perform key research and development on nuclear missile capabilities despite the...
  • Trump To Sign Orders To Renegotiate NAFTA, Pull Out Of TPP:

    01/23/2017 6:02:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as early as Monday intended to renegotiate the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, NBC News reported, citing an unidentified White House official. In addition to wanting to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the new Republican president also intends to sign an executive order pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), NBC reported. Trump, who was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on Friday, targeted both trade pacts during his White House campaign. Officials were not immediately available to confirm...
  • Mexico considers bill to revoke treaties if Trump wins election

    09/05/2016 1:14:08 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 82 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 5 September 2016 | Jude Webber
    So you want to play hardball, Mr Trump? Mexico is to consider revoking a series of treaties – including the 1848 agreement that transferred half its territory to the United States – if the Republican candidate wins the presidency and rips up the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a Bill to be presented to Congress. The initiative, to be proposed on Tuesday by Armando Ríos Piter, a left-wing senator, follows last week’s much-criticised meeting between Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and US presidential contender Donald Trump, which inflamed public opinion and sparked a cabinet rift. Mr Peña Nieto...
  • The Supreme Court’s ruling on the continued existence of the United States

    05/22/2016 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/16 | Doug Book
    In 2013 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Bond vs the United States. Posted on the Coach is Right website that year, the following piece made it clear that a ruling in favor of arguments presented by Obama Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli would have a disastrous effect on liberty. In 2012, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) vs Sebelius (ObamaCare) was considered by many to be among the most significant cases heard by the Supreme Court in decades. On its outcome would depend the continued liberty of the American people. For if our elected officials...
  • The Most Dangerous Treaties You Know Nothing About

    04/21/2016 6:59:51 AM PDT · by sally234 · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-21-16 | John Gray
    When you hear the phrase “tax treaties,” your first response (besides yawning) would be to assume that, out of all the treaties the United States is involved in, these would be the most harmless. Generally, you’d be right. When we talk about tax treaties, we usually mean agreements between countries to ease excessive taxation (usually double taxation) while promoting cooperation in tax compliance. But pending in the Senate right now are two tax treaties that are particularly dangerous to privacy, to U.S. sovereignty, and to the security of individuals and human rights.
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • Vanity: 1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI (need some help)

    06/29/2002 7:46:31 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 7 replies · 446+ views
    1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI ^ | Copyright 1997 Gene Garman | by Gene Garman
    Was and is the 1797 Treaty with Tripoli an official treaty of the USA? Yes, all 12 articles as printed in English. See Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America , Hunter Miller,ed., 2:349-385:“Treaty of Peace and Friendship, signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796,. . . and at Algiers January 3, 1797, . . . . Original in Arabic. Submitted [in English] to the Senate May 29, 1797. (Message of May 26, 1797.) Resolution of advice and consent June 7, 1797. Ratified by the United States June 10, 1797. . . . Proclaimed June 10, 1797”...
  • Treaty Clause

    06/14/2015 9:26:45 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 41 replies ^ | Michael D. Ramsey
    ...The fear of disadvantageous treaties also underlay the Framers' insistence on approval by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. In particular, the Framers worried that one region or interest within the nation, constituting a bare majority, would make a treaty advantageous to it but prejudicial to other parts of the country and to the national interest.... Under the Articles of Confederation, treaties required assent of a supermajority (nine out of thirteen) of the states, and the South was able to block the treaty. It was undoubtedly that experience that impelled the Framers to carry over the supermajority principle from the...
  • US Senate panel votes for congressional review of Iran deal

    04/14/2015 8:14:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    i24 News ^ | 4-15-2015 | AFP
    Senator Marco Rubio, who announced Monday he is running for president in 2016, withdrew his amendment that would have required Iran to recognize Israel's right to exist. Some lawmakers warned extraneous elements could upend the bill, and Rubio acknowledged the importance of a securing congressional review of the Iran agreement. Washington's powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC voiced approval of the measure, saying: "Congress should review any agreement to ensure it meets US objectives, and object if it fails to do so." A final deal, the group said, "must be subjected to the constitutional system of checks and balances that is the...
  • Without Senate Approval There Are No Treaties

    04/14/2015 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 13, 2015 | Hank Adler
    Today, the Obama Administration announced that it had finalized its nuclear agreement with Iran and had agreed to sell the Iranian government a wide range of nuclear weapons and specific delivery systems with a range of less than eight hundred miles. The administration hailed the agreement as the best possible result available and challenged Republicans to develop a better alternative. In turn, the Ayatollah delivered a speech in Tehran explaining that the American Administration's announcement misstated the agreement and that the delivery systems promised had a range of seven thousand miles. Both parties have indicated that Iran's word is its...
  • Kerry says Congress cannot modify any Iran-U.S. nuclear agreement

    03/11/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 65 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/11 | Reuters
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday lawmakers cannot modify any nuclear agreement struck between the United States and Iran despite threats by Republican senators that they can. In congressional testimony, Kerry said he responded with "utter disbelief" at an open letter signed by 47 Republican senators that threatened to undo any nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and Washington.
  • WaPo Reporter: 'It Is the President Who Ratifies Treaties'

    03/10/2015 8:40:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's call this one "true, but misleading." On today's Daily Rundown, discussing the letter sent by Senate Republicans to the Iranian regime, Washington Post reporter Ishaan Tharoor, said that "it is the president who ratifies treaties." Tharoor is right, but only in a trivial sense. The president does formally ratify treaties in that he exchanges instruments of ratification with the foreign power(s). But that occurs only if and when the Senate has approved the treaty by a two-thirds majority vote. Tharoor made no mention of that little proviso. View the video here.
  • Obama, Iranian official slam GOP letter on deal (Priceless!)

    03/09/2015 8:08:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | March 9, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Barack Obama slammed Republican senators who penned a letter attempting to warn Iran that any pending nuclear agreement will face their scrutiny, claiming they were aligning themselves with Iranian "hard-liners." "I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members for Congress wanting to make common cause with the hard-liners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition," Obama said Monday ahead of a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk. "I think what we're going to focus on right now is actually seeing whether we're going to get a deal or not. Once we do, if we do, we'll be able...
  • Obama trying to undermine our 2nd Amendment rights in a typical Obama way

    12/26/2014 9:12:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Doug Book
    During the past several years, the expected signing by the Obama Administration of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has raised the serious question among gun owners of whether the terms of a treaty can take precedence over the rights secured by the Constitution or the laws of the land which derive from it. That is, can our inalienable rights be undone by International Law? Secretary of State John Kerry signed the ATT last year and the Treaty entered into force—took effect—two days ago on Christmas Eve. Apostles of one world government have endeavored to convince the American people...
  • Please call your senator about UN CRPD

    11/10/2014 6:33:40 AM PST · by CThomasFan · 6 replies
    Why Does HSLDA Oppose the Treaty? Promoting equal rights and protections for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But let’s take a closer look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns. The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers’ decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states’ rights. The CRPD would surrender our nation’s sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats.
  • Please let your Senator know to reject the UN Disability treaty (UNCRPD).

    11/06/2014 6:29:44 AM PST · by CThomasFan · 8 replies
    HSLDA web site ^ | 2014 | Home School Legal Defense
    Why Does HSLDA Oppose the Treaty? Promoting equal rights and protections for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But let’s take a closer look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns. The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers’ decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states’ rights. The CRPD would surrender our nation’s sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats....
  • Supreme Court Limits Use of Chemical Weapons Treaty for Domestic Crimes

    06/04/2014 3:37:01 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-2-14 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously rejected the Justice Department's effort to expand the Chemical Weapons Convention's reach into garden-variety domestic crimes, throwing out the federal conviction of a Pennsylvania woman who used a chemical irritant to get back at a romantic rival. The Chemical Weapons Convention, implemented through a 1998 law, "deals with crimes of deadly seriousness," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court, rejecting its use to prosecute a minor assault. The ruling maintained the government's ability to use the treaty when going after major crimes, including acts of terrorism. Prosecutors have invoked the treaty in domestic...