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  • Florida`s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, responds in Health Care Law case

    03/03/2012 7:00:13 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 4 replies
    3-3-12 | johnwk
    See Attorney General Pam Bondi and the 25 Other States Challenging the Federal Health Care Law File Reply Brief on Anti-Injunction Act“The Anti-Injunction Act does not bar the Court from considering the challenge to the individual mandate because the Act imposes a 'penalty' on those who fail to get coverage, not a 'tax',” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “The federal government severely undermines its claim that Congress can impose the mandate under its taxation powers.” There is but one question which Pam Bondi an other State Attorney Generals need to have the Court establish regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare. When...
  • Obama's giveaway: Oil-rich islands to Russia

    03/02/2012 5:57:22 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    wnd.com ^ | Joe Miller
    Exclusive: Joe Miller sounds alarm over deal to put land in hands of Putin's Kremlin The Obama administration, despite the nations economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate Americas strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions. Part...
  • Sharia Law Campaign Begins As Muslim Group Fights Bans

    03/02/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 14 replies
    islamophobia-watch ^ | 03/02/12 | Jaweed Kaleem
    After heated debates in two dozen states over banning Sharia law, the legal code of Islam, a national Islamic group is beginning a multi-million dollar effort to explain how Sharia applies to the lives of American Muslims. The Islamic Circle of North America, a New York-based group, is spending $3 million on its Defending Religious Freedom campaign, which kicks off Monday and explains Sharia law and common misunderstandings.
  • Obamacare: Pay No Attention to Mandate Behind Curtain of Spin

    02/29/2012 1:35:08 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 6 replies · 3+ views
    Heritage.org ^ | February 25, 2012 | Sarah Torre
    In yet another slight to rule of law, the Obama Administration has asked a federal court to put a press conference pronouncement above official regulation. Last week, the Department of Justice filed a legal response to one of numerous lawsuits currently challenging the constitutionality of the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. The Administration submitted its response to the legal complaint of Belmont Abbey College, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, to the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. In what the Becket Fund is calling a remarkable stance, the Obama Administration argues that the court should dismiss Belmont...
  • US Judge rules Muslims have a right to assault people who offend them

    02/24/2012 1:03:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 116 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Hayward
    Unbelievable. Yes, this happened HERE. People who are concerned about the spread of Muslim sharia law into American jurisprudence used to be dismissed as alarmists. That wont happen again for a while, thanks to a Pennsylvania judge who just dismissed assault charges against a Muslim who was videotaped attacking a man dressed as Zombie Muhammad during a Halloween parade. The judge, who is a Muslim, didnt even care to see the videotape, because the assault was entirely justified under sharia law, so the First Amendment doesnt apply. In fact, the beaten Zombie Muhammad should just be thankful he wasnt killed,...
  • Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans think ObamaCares unconstitutional

    02/27/2012 10:30:25 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gee, who knew? Gallup says 72 percent of Americans think ObamaCares diktat that you must buy health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional. Perhaps more stunning is that 28 percent of Americans dont think so...
  • The End of the Constitution

    02/13/2012 11:24:56 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2012 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Is America sliding toward autocratic rule? This is the essential question of Barack Obama's presidency. Mr. Obama vowed to "fundamentally transform" the United States. Despite his incompetence and economic failure, the president is making good on his central promise: the destruction of our constitutional republic. He is trying - piece by painful piece - to reverse the legacy of the Founding Fathers. Conservatives have underestimated him at their peril. For Mr. Obama is not simply an inept, liberal president in the mold of Jimmy Carter. He is an ideological revolutionary who seeks to sweep away traditional America.
  • When Karl Marx Speaks, Barack Obama Listens

    02/13/2012 11:13:41 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 14 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 2/12/2012 | Matt Barber
    Barack Obama may have just lost the election. He has foolishly gone to war in an election year with tens of millions of Catholics, Protestants and Jews Democrat, Republican and independent alike. He has thrown down a radical feminist gauntlet and dared the Church to pick it up. Theyve picked it up. From running up trillions in debt and deficit, to the vast expansion of the size and scope of federal bureaucracy, Mr. Obama has done more in three years to supplant our 236 year-old Constitutional Republic with a Euro-style socialist autocracy than a lesser Marxist could have...
  • Obama Didn't Cave on the HHS Mandate; He's Making an Unprecedented Power Grab

    02/10/2012 11:13:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Everybody's reporting that Obama's caving on this mandate that the Catholic services provide abortion and all. There's not a cave here! There may be an accommodation, but there's no big cave-in here. It's still the government mandating this stuff happen. They're just changing the provider. It's not done by the church. He says he gave them a way out of it by mandating the insurance companies do it, but that's not the point here. Great to have you. It's Friday. Let's go to! JOHNNY DONOVAN: Live from the Left Coast at our satellite studios in Los Angeles,...
  • Obamas sneaky treaties

    02/08/2012 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/12 | Dick Morris
    President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are entering negotiations over or seeking ratification of five treaties that could radically limit our national sovereignty and the reach of our democratic institutions. Particularly scary is that the treaties, once signed and ratified, have the same status as constitutional law and cannot be altered or eclipsed by Congress or state legislatures. And their provisions must be enforced by U.S. courts. Those who wish to preserve our sovereignty and democratic control over our future must rally to block these treaties, either by pressing Obama and
  • Presidents 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.
  • Labor Board Chief to Push Union Organizing Rules

    01/27/2012 10:23:34 AM PST · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 26, 2012 | By SAM HANANEL Associated Press
    The chairman of the National Labor Relations Board plans to push for new rules that would give unions a boost in organizing members, despite an outcry from Republicans and business groups who say the board is going too far. Mark Pearce said he hopes the board will propose the rules soon, now that it has a full component of five members. President Barack Obama bypassed the Senate earlier this month to fill three vacancies...
  • Ed Meese: House Should Pass Resolution Condemning Obama for Unconstitutional Act

    01/25/2012 4:17:01 PM PST · by Tigen · 10 replies
    CNSNews,Com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Former Attorney General Ed Meese says the U.S. House of Representatives should pass a resolution condemning President Barack Obama for acting unconstitutionally in appointing a director to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate confirmation and when Congress was still in session. I wish it would also be the Senate, Meese told CNSNews.com, but that probably wouldnt happen because of the fact that [it is] in Democrat hands. But the House of Representatives should pass a sense of the House resolution condemning the president for this, so that the...
  • NH Bill Would Allow Service Refusal To Gay Couples

    01/25/2012 8:33:24 AM PST · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 01/25/2012 | Lauren Leamanczyk
    New Hampshire business owners could soon have the legal right to decide who they serve. Lawmakers are debating a bill that would let a business refuse service to any couple, for any reason. As a business owner, Tim Kierstead believes in the right to run his restaurant the way he sees fit. I think each business has the right to do as they choose, he told WBZ-TV. But as a gay man, he has a real problem with the new bill being proposed. It would allow businesses to refuse service to a couple if they didnt agree with their marriage....
  • Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent

    01/24/2012 4:25:59 PM PST · by OPS4 · 41 replies
    CNS news ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Goins
    So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (AP Photo) During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and price of bacon has gone up 22 percent. When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the BLS. (The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation.) Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon,...
  • Justice memo argues Obama recess appointments were legal

    01/12/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/12 12:32 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    The Department of Justice offered a defense on Thursday for President Obamas controversial decision to make several recess appointments while Congress was in pro forma sessions. In a memo, Justice argued the pro-forma sessions held every third day in the Senate do not constitute a functioning body that can render advice and consent on the presidents nominees. It said the president acted consistently under the law by making the appointments.
  • Obama to Congress: Ill decide whats constitutional

    01/11/2012 12:04:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller. ^ | 01/05/2012 | Chris Cox
    Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency. But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda. Congress placed a provision in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012 designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using any of its $30.7 billion taxpayer funds...
  • Federal appeals court delivers blow to anti-Sharia efforts

    01/10/2012 7:36:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 1/19/12 | Kari Huus
    In a decision that Muslim legal advocates celebrated as a major win, a federal appeals court on Tuesday agreed with a lower court that blocked an Oklahoma law that would have barred state courts from considering or using Sharia law the Islamic code of conduct. The law would likely dampen similar legislation proposed in at least 20 U.S. states over the last couple of years, said Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard University. The decision should have a good, positive, desirable chilling effect, said Feldman. It should tell people in those jurisdictions that (similar laws) almost all will...
  • Supreme Court Hears Case of 'Dream House' Stopped by EPA (EPA claims homeowners have NO rights)

    01/09/2012 6:55:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2012 | Shannon Bream
    Since 2007, Mike and Chantell Sackett have been fighting to build their dream home on the Idaho lot they bought years ago. The Sacketts say they had gotten local permits and spent thousands prepping the land for construction - then the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed up. The EPA told the Sacketts their property contained wetlands and issued a compliance order mandating that they return it to its original state or risk facing fines starting at $37,500 per day. The Sacketts say they were stunned, and asked the EPA for a hearing on the matter. The agency denied their request,...
  • The Top 5 Reasons Obama Must Be Removed as Commander-in-Chief

    01/08/2012 11:54:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama recently signed a mysterious new law that proclaims all American soil is a "battleground," thereby allowing the president to indefinitely detain any American citizen without charges. Critics fear Obama will use his fun new unconstitutional powers to make his political enemies disappear, but that may not be necessary. The way things are going, most patriotic Americans will soon be six feet under, felled by apoplectic strokes brought on by reading the latest outrage committed by our "Commander in Chief." He may not have a limit to what he'll inflict; but our collective blood pressure may have a limit to...
  • President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts

    01/05/2012 9:15:11 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Directorblue ^ | January 4, 2012 | Doug Ross
    Yes, he's historic, alright. First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government First President to Violate the War Powers Act First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels First President to issue an unlawful "recess-appointment" while the U.S. Senate remained in session (against the advice of his own Justice Department). First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing...
  • King Baracks (Unconstitutional) power grab

    01/05/2012 5:18:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    ny post ^ | 1/5/2012 | staff
    President Obama yesterday played a violent game of kickball with the US Constitution, making a number of high-level recess appointments even though the Senate isnt actually in recess. He named former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Board, a nomination Republicans have been fighting. And then he named three new members of the pro-union activist National Labor Relations Board. Presidents have the right to make temporary appointments when Congress is away from Washington, of course, and both parties have used that power. But Obama is the first president to declare that he, and he...
  • Obama recess appointment power is murky (It's not "murky", it's Unconstitutional)

    01/04/2012 6:12:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/4/2012 | By MANU RAJU and SCOTT WONG
    What happens when the president makes a recess appointment when the Senate is not technically on recess? Nobody knows. But President Barack Obamas decision to jam the Senate and install three labor nominees and a consumer watchdog without a confirmation vote raises unsettled legal questions that could have a long-lasting impact past his presidency. This is not a nice, clear-cut area at all, said Robert Dove, a former Senate parliamentarian, when asked about the implications of the presidents move. Legal experts said Wednesday that there was no precedent for such recess appointments and that it would likely be put to...
  • Unprecedented Recess Appointment Contradicts Obama Justice Department (GOP wimping out)

    01/04/2012 3:48:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Speaker of the House ^ | 1/4/2012 | Brendan Buck
    President Obama today made an unprecedented recess appointment even though the Senate is not in recess a sharp departure from a long-standing precedent that has limited the President to recess appointments only when the Senate is in a recess of 10 days or longer, according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). It turns out that the action not only contradicts long-standing practice, but also the view of the administration itself. In 2010, Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained to the Supreme Court the Obama administrations view that recess appointments are only permissible when Congress is in recess for...
  • Obama: 'I refuse to take no for an answer'

    01/04/2012 2:54:39 PM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, introducing his controversial recess appointment to a crowd of Pennsylvania supporters, explained that he would not "take no for an answer" from the U.S. Senate -- especially the Republicans, that refused to confirm his nominee to the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau. "I refuse to take no for an answer," Obama said at a campaign-style event. "I'm not going to stand by while a minority in the senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opposes the nomination because the CFPB "is subject to none of the...
  • Obama to 'Recess Appoint' Cordray in Defiance of Congress (Congress is NOT in recess!)

    01/04/2012 8:26:28 AM PST · by montag813 · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01-04-2012 | Helene Cooper
    President Obama will challenge Senate Republican foes of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by naming Richard Cordray as its director while Congress is out of town, according to a senior administration official. Testifying before Congress in September, Mr. Cordray said he would make judicious use of lawsuits to enforce financial regulations. That would allow the agency to establish new regulations over financial institutions, putting into effect elements of the financial regulatory overhaul that was one of the administrations main achievements in Congress. Mr. Obamas exercise of constitutional powers to name top officials without Senate confirmation while Congress is...
  • Prison not enough for peaceable armed citizen, Bloomberg smears her with lie(NY)

    01/04/2012 7:04:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On December 22, registered nurse and fourth-year medical student Meredith Graves, from Tennessee, was visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Ms. Graves, rather than abdicating responsibility for her security to others, was carrying a defensive handgun, as she is licensed to do in Tennessee. That, unfortunately, avails her nothing in New York. When she saw the "No Guns" sign before entering, she did her best to comply with the law, asking a security guard where she could check her gun. The guard directed her to a police officer, who promptly arrested her for violation of New York's laws...
  • RUSH: REGIME GRABS POWER TO DETAIN US CITIZENS

    01/03/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 153 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Regime Grabs Power to Detain US Citizens January 03, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, and I can't believe that nobody's talking about that, either: The thing Obama signed on New Year's Eve, the new Defense Authorization Act.I don't know if people don't know what's in this or if other things take precedence. Well, it is being reported because I saw it. I saw it reported. Obama signed this thing, the new Defense Authorization Act on New Year's Eve. Folks, you know what this thing does? It allows the United States military to detain anybody for no reason! They don't...
  • FINAL CURTAIN: OBAMA SIGNS IMDEFINITE DETENTION OF CITIZENS INTO LAW AS FINAL ACT OF 2011

    01/02/2012 5:56:39 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 139 replies · 2+ views
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jonathan Turley
    President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country. . . and citizens partied only blissfully into the New Year. Ironically, in addition to breaking his promise not to sign the law, Obama broke his promise on signing statements and attached a statement that he really does not want to detain citizens indefinitely. Obama insisted...
  • Supreme Court sets aside three days for healthcare arguments (decision before 2014?)

    12/19/2011 9:31:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/11 | Sam Baker
    Supreme Court sets aside three days for healthcare argumentsBy Sam Baker - 12/19/11 11:40 AM ET The Supreme Court will hear arguments on President Obama's healthcare law over a three-day span in late March. The schedule further confirms the universal expectation that the court will issue a ruling on the healthcare law next June, at the height of the 2012 campaign. The Supreme Court will begin on March 26 with one hour of arguments on whether it can reach a decision on the health law before 2014. There is a possibility that a separate federal law prevents the courts from...
  • Proof Obama will sign NDAA 1031 Citizen Imprisonment Law in a few days (Video)

    12/11/2011 9:31:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/16/11 | CSPAN
    As soon as December 13, the President will sign NDAA Section 1031 into law, permitting citizen imprisonment without evidence or trial. The bill that passed Congress absolutely DOES NOT exempt citizens. The text of Section 1031 reads, "A covered person under this section" includes "any person who has committed a belligerent act". We only have to be ACCUSED, because we don't get a trial. - Confusingly, Obama threatened a veto for 1032, but NOT 1031. 1032 is UNRELATED to imprisoning citizens without a trial. He has never suggested using a veto to stop Section 1031 citizen imprisonment -- in fact,...
  • The terrorists have won

    12/05/2011 4:48:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-02 | Jack Hunter
    Since 9/11, Senator Lindsey Graham has said repeatedly that we must fight the terrorists over there so we dont have to fight them over here. But this week, Graham threw that all out the window. Apparently, we are now at war everywhere. Forever. Commenting on the controversial Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act which many contend gives the federal government new powers to arrest American citizens without charge Graham made clear this week that 1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the...
  • NAACP to petition UN to stop voter-ID legislation in states

    12/06/2011 9:09:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 2+ views
    I understand that the NAACP opposes voter-ID laws. Given the long history of fighting against uses of state law to deny blacks and other minorities the franchise until the Civil Rights Movement prevailed, their deep skepticism over proposed stricter enforcement of eligibility laws cant help but recall echoes of voter suppression in their communities, even if the new laws are innocent of any racial animus. We still have plenty of mistrust that will take generations to undo, especially given that we still have those with living memories of having been denied the right to vote. Still, if the NAACP wants...
  • Senate Passes Controversial Defense Bill

    12/03/2011 11:29:18 AM PST · by DBCJR · 22 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 02 December 2011 12:00 | Raven Clabough
    Rand PaulIn the midst of allegations of police brutality and police aggression at the OWS protests, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that is said to explicitly create a police state: the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA, passed by a vote of 93 to 7, virtually stated that all of the United States may be considered a battlefield, and therefore the American military is permitted to indefinitely detain any American perceived to be a threat. Several amendments were proposed by both Democrats and Republican Senators, which would have deleted the dangerous provisions that would allow the indefinite detention of...
  • ATTENTION PREPPERS - Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist

    11/29/2011 9:29:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 103 replies · 1+ views
    James Madison, father of the Constitution, warned, "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home." Abraham Lincoln had similar thoughts, saying "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." During war there has always been a struggle to preserve Constitutional liberties. During the Civil War the right of habeas corpus was suspended. Newspapers were closed down. Fortunately, these rights were restored after the war. The discussion now to suspend certain rights to due process is especially worrisome given that...
  • Obamas Abuse of Executive Orders: Worse than Fast and Furious?

    11/16/2011 4:06:18 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    big government ^ | Nov 16th 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Operation Fast and Furious has left a hideous scar on our nation to date. It should result in the prosecution of Attorney General Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, and a slew of ATF supervisors who oversaw the ridiculous operation from the word go. As a result of their foolishness and criminality, taxpayer money was used in the purchase of weapons intentionally passed to criminals, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is dead, hundreds upon hundreds of Mexican citizens have been killed, and over one thousand firearms are still unaccounted for... Yet as bad as Fast and Furious was, and...
  • Another Obamacare Glitch (Huge! Hussein Trying To Re-Write Law With IRS--not Congress!)

    11/16/2011 10:53:53 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 67 replies
    Even if ObamaCare survives Supreme Court scrutiny next spring, its trials will be far from over. That's because the law has a major glitch that threatens its basic functioning. It's so problematic, in fact, that the Obama administration is now brazenly trying to rewrite the law without involving Congress. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act offers "premium assistance"tax credits and subsidiesto households purchasing coverage through new health-insurance exchanges. This assistance was designed to hide a portion of the law's cost to individuals by reducing the premium hikes that individuals will face after ObamaCare goes into effect in 2014. (If...
  • Dems fear Supreme Court will rule against Obama on healthcare reform

    11/15/2011 9:39:39 AM PST · by freespirited · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/11 | Julian Pecquet
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are worried that the Supreme Court will rule against President Obamas healthcare reform law. Over the last couple weeks, congressional Democrats have told The Hill that the law faces danger in the hands of the Supreme Court, which The New York Times editorial page recently labeled the most conservative high court since the 1950s. While the lawmakers are not second-guessing the administrations legal strategy, some are clearly bracing for defeat. Of course Im concerned, said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). The justices decide for insurance companies, they decide for oil companies, they decide for the wealthy too...
  • Appeals court upholds Obama health care law

    11/08/2011 8:51:30 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 11:38 AM EST | NEDRA PICKLER
    DC Appeals Court Rules Obamacare Constitutional.
  • Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in U.S.

    10/19/2011 4:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/19/11 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administrations policy of exercising prosecutorial discretion in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking-member of the Senate Judiciary panel, asked Napolitano: According to the information from your department, some individuals who are given relief will obtain work authorizations. So people with no right to be in the country will be allowed to work here. Is that correct?
  • Top senators open to changes in military health (McCain Alert)

    10/15/2011 9:18:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-10-14 | Donna Cassata
    The top lawmakers on the Senates defense panel on Friday recommended that a special committee searching for ways to slash the deficit consider some of President Barack Obamas proposed changes to health and retirement benefits for the military. In separate letters to the bipartisan panel, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., signaled they were open to cost-saving steps in military benefits, recommendations that have already attracted fierce opposition from powerful groups of retired officers and veterans resistant to change.
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr: Congress Is in Rebellion So Obama Should Go Outside the Constitution

    10/14/2011 9:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 13, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    Tyranny gets a backbench cheerleader: Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the...
  • Judicial Watch Releases Comprehensive Special Report on President Obamas 45 Czars

    10/10/2011 10:21:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 10, 2011
    New Czars Exercise Unprecedented Control over Government Policies and Programs While Operating Under a Veil of Secrecy Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released President Obamas Czarspdf, a special report on the Presidents appointing of policy advisors, many of whom enjoy positions of power and authority in the administration and yet have not been subjected to vetting and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Judicial Watchs extensive investigation exhaustively documents these czar appointments and details the control these czars exercise over government operations. From the reports introduction: This Judicial Watch Special Report analyzes...
  • Mark Levin: Obama is moving fast on take over of healthcare system via Drudge

    10/06/2011 4:59:24 PM PDT · by blasater1960 · 39 replies
    Drudge via AP ^ | Oct 6 2011 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    The federal government is taking on a crucial new role in the nation's health care, designing a basic benefits package for millions of privately insured Americans. A framework for the Obama administration was released Thursday.
  • ATF Letter To Gun Dealers: Dont Sell Guns To People Who Use Medical Marijuana (by decree)

    10/04/2011 1:50:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Real Revo ^ | 10/4/11 | http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=57265
    Were talking hundreds of thousands of Americans. From Gun Owners Of America: With the stroke of a pen, the U.S. Justice Department has just subjected hundreds of thousands of Americans to a lifetime gun ban. In an open letter to all licensed firearms dealers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) unilaterally decided that any person who is prescribed marijuana for medical purposes is prohibited from possessing a firearm. That means over 300,000 people in the states that allow medical marijuana suddenly cannot buy or possess a gun. Oh yeah, and for the many who already own firearms,...
  • Warning: The threat of suspended elections is real

    09/30/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 152 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    With absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008. There was no media vetting of the largely absentee senator from Illinois, who even back then had the temerity to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. All anyone ever had to go on was an autobiographical book suspected of being ghost-written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist. We all know how it goes with politicians and autobiographical books.
  • Democrat Governor Bev Perdue of NC Wasn't Joking: (Shortened Title)

    09/28/2011 12:22:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 28, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the governor of North Carolina is just joking about canceling the 2012 congressional elections. She was just joking, she was just having some fun out there. That's the spin of the local media in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's also the spin of the Drive-Bys, State-Controlled Media, but it's not true. We have the audio of Bev Perdue suggesting the elections be canceled and she's not joking, as you will hear, and it's quite interesting. The Democrats, the more they get in trouble, and the more that things unravel, the more they show us who they really...
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:06:34 PM PDT · by rawhide · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-27-11 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we wont hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover, Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we wont hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover, Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • EPA: Regulations would require 230,000 new employees, $21 billion

    09/26/2011 9:24:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Dailty Caller ^ | 9/26/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Environmental Protection Agency has said new greenhouse gas regulations, as proposed, may be absurd in application and impossible to administer by its self-imposed 2016 deadline. But the agency is still asking for taxpayers to shoulder the burden of up to 230,000 new bureaucrats at a cost of $21 billion to attempt to implement the rules. The EPA aims to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act, even though the law doesnt give the EPA explicit power to do so. The agencys authority to move forward is being challenged in court by petitioners who argue that...