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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...
  • 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’...
  • Obama Sprinting to Finish Line to 'Transform' America

    06/03/2014 6:02:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    It obviously doesn't bother President Obama a whit to usurp congressional power to impose more draconian environmental regulations -- and probably not much more to do so in an election year, even when his action will hurt Democrats. What's he going to do now, you ask? Well, his Environmental Protection Agency, in deference to and collusion with Obama's war on domestic energy producers, has unveiled a proposed rule to mandate power plants to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from levels 25 years earlier. According to The Wall Street Journal, the rule would affect hundreds of fossil-fuel...
  • 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
  • The Obama Paradox (Obama's second term blues, by Politico)

    06/01/2014 6:31:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Sunday, June 1, 2014 | Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein
    The ritual started in earnest last fall in the midst of the biggest humiliation of Barack Obama’s presidency, the failure of the health care website. Anytime he heard a sliver of good news, the president reacted the same way: He knocked on the polished cherry wood table in the Roosevelt Room. It’s a small thing, almost a nervous tic, but Obama’s habit of knocking on wood during Obamacare meetings had become notable, something that close advisers talked and even joked about among themselves. Obama had always projected the aura of a deeply confident man, someone who on the basis of...
  • Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock

    05/24/2014 5:37:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    wash times ^ | 5/23/14 | d boyer
    President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate. At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population. “Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming....
  • Climate Change and President Obama's Action Plan (An Outline for Tyranny)

    05/20/2014 4:48:00 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 5/6/2014 | Office of the President
    President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change. [...] On May 6, the Administration released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, the most authoritative and comprehensive source of scientific information to date about climate-change impacts across all U.S. regions and on critical sectors of the economy. The report, a key deliverable of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, confirms that climate change is not a distant threat — it's affecting us now.
  • Take him out to the ballpark: Obama Little League stop part of carefully planned photo op

    05/20/2014 4:56:46 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2014 | David Nakamura
    Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners magazine, was preparing to coach his 11-year-old son Jack’s baseball team this week in Northwest Washington when two people he assumed were parents approached him on the field. Instead, they were White House aides, and they had some surprising news: President Obama was on his way to the game and would arrive in 15 minutes. “I said, ‘Really? He’s coming here?’ ” Wallis, 64, a pastor who has served on Obama’s faith council, recalled in an interview. He looked at his charges who were holding baseball bats and had not been screened by the...
  • Obama Will Use Executive Action to Push Immigration (what a surprise)

    02/16/2014 12:05:02 AM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    In an address to House Democrats, President Obama promised that if congress fails to act on a number of issues such as immigration and the minimum wage, he is not going to wait around because “America does not believe in standing still."
  • WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions

    05/20/2014 12:41:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House will be “picking up the pace on executive actions,” as Congress focuses its efforts on the newly formed select committee investigating Benghazi, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer declared Tuesday. In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Pfeiffer argued that congressional Republicans are not interested in engaging on the economy, instead spending time “obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act” and “ginning up politically motivated investigations.” “Given this dynamic, President Obama has only one option — use every ounce of his authority to unilaterally improve economic security,” Pfeiffer said. “Next week, as congressional Republicans spend their energy...
  • Feds Warn Global Warming a Clear, Present Danger (Obama threatens executive orders)

    05/07/2014 5:39:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    CBN ^ | May 06, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    Global warming is changing the daily lives of Americans and will only get worse, according to a government report released Tuesday. "Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington state, and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate-related changes that are outside of recent experience," the 1,100-page National Climate Assessment report stated. "So, too, are coastal planners in Florida, water managers in the arid Southwest, city dwellers from Phoenix to New York, and native peoples on tribal lands from Louisiana to Alaska," the NCA report read. The White House is expected to use the report as a basis...
  • Gender Pay Gaps and the Mighty Obama Samurai Pen

    04/08/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-8-2014 | MOTUS
    WOW!  And by that by that I mean the “War on Women” of course. Today is “Equal Pay Day,” which is an annual event to bring public awareness to the insidious “gender wage gap.”Even though some contend that the gender pay gap is nothing butt a myth, we never let facts get in the way of a good emotional argument that leads to “Executive Action.”So today we’re heading into battle once again: with our mighty pen.Although I must say, our battles are starting to sound increasingly small: In his latest effort to circumvent Congress and highlight an issue that he...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 20,2014

    05/20/2014 2:51:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 20,2014 | 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
  • Obama Climate Rules Can't Wait Until After Election

    05/08/2014 7:13:35 AM PDT · by palmer · 29 replies
    AP via manufacturing.net ^ | Thu, 05/08/2014 - 8:22am | Josh Lederman, Associated Press
    ... But Obama can't wait that long. Unlike the Keystone XL oil pipeline, whose review the administration has delayed, probably until after November's elections, the clock is ticking for the power plant rules - the cornerstone of Obama's campaign to curb climate change. Unless he starts now, the rules won't be in place before he leaves office, making it easier for his successor to stop them. So even though the action could bolster Republican attacks against some of this year's most vulnerable Democrats, the administration is proceeding at full speed. Obama's counselor on climate issues, John Podesta, affirmed that the...
  • MARK LEVIN: Tomorrow’s Climate Change push isn’t about the weather, it’s a REVOLUTION

    05/06/2014 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | May 5, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Tonight Mark Levin warned of a big push that’s coming tomorrow on Climate Change, via our Marxist President and his meteorologist sympathizers, to ‘prove’ to everyone that the ‘science is settled’ on Climate Change. Levin exposes what this is really about, and it’s not about weather. It’s about a revolution on this country. Listen:
  • 7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will

    02/14/2014 4:52:46 AM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 14, 2014 | Amy Payne
    President Obama—the imperial President, the “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” President who can’t wait to show us his “year of action”—once vowed to do exactly the opposite. "The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America." That was candidate Obama back in 2008. This comment somehow slipped under the radar for the past few years and resurfaced...
  • Live Thread: Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws

    02/26/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://judiciary.house.gov ^ | February 26, 2014 | Chairman
    Witness Panel 1 The Honorable Jim Gerlach United States House of Representatives Gerlach Testimony.pdf (146.3 KBs) The Honorable Diane Black United States House of Representatives Black Testimony.pdf (305.2 KBs) The Honorable Tom Rice United States House of Representatives Rice Testimony.pdf (271.7 KBs) The Honorable Ron DeSantis United States House of Representatives DeSantis Testimony.pdf (315.3 KBs) Witness Panel 2 Mr. Jonathan Turley George Washington University Law School Turley Testimony.pdf (338.6 KBs) Ms. Elizabeth Price Foley Florida International University College of Law Foley testimony.pdf (682.6 KBs) Mr. Christopher Schroeder Duke University Law School Schroeder Testimony.pdf (221.0 KBs) Permalink: http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/2/enforcing-the-president-s-constitutional-duty-to-faithfully-execute-the-laws
  • Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers

    03/12/2014 4:39:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 77 replies
    AP ^ | 48 minutes ago | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job. The rules, which would not likely take effect until 2015, are aimed at workers currently designated as supervisory employees but who are exempt from overtime because they get paid a salary of more than $455 a week. Obama plans to order his Labor Department to recommend regulations that would increase that salary threshold and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor. Obama's attention to...
  • Brace Yourself For More Obama Executive Orders

    03/27/2014 11:26:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Just two short months ago President Obama announced from the White House, "I've got a pen and a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Obama made the statement out of his frustration with a split Congress and a House controlled by Republicans opposed to his big government, lawless agenda. Now, although Obama may have a pen and a phone, he doesn't seem to have much patience, especially on the issue of immigration reform. Over at theWashington Post, Greg Sargent is warning the...
  • Obama imposes his policies directly on federal contractors, in 'year of action'

    04/06/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2014 | AP
    President Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors. This week, he will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other. The prohibition on the wage "gag rules" is similar to language in a Senate bill aimed at closing a pay gap between men and women. That legislation is scheduled for a vote this week, though it is not likely to pass. In addition, Obama on Tuesday will direct the Labor Department to adopt regulations requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data based on sex and race....
  • Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

    01/14/2014 10:08:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 1/14/13 | CBS DC/AP
    President Barack Obama predicts Congress will be busy this year debating a renewal of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and an immigration overhaul. But he says he wants his Cabinet also to focus on executive actions that don’t require legislation. “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said. Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move...
  • Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

    01/14/2014 1:13:56 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 62 replies
    CBS ^ | January 14, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — Calling for “all hands on deck” to assist the economy, President Barack Obama is urging his Cabinet to identify ways to keep his administration relevant to people struggling in the up-and-down recovery. With two weeks left before delivering an economy-focused State of the Union address to Congress, Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and demonstrating how he can advance his economic agenda administratively and through his ability to coax action from important interest groups. “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans...
  • Obama's Got a Pen, Phone, Ladder & TOTUS: Can Leadership Be Far Behind?

    01/28/2014 9:26:54 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-28-2014 | MOTUS
    I have to make it short today, as I need to ensure that my batteries are fully charged and that I have plenty of backup. I need to be prepared to handle anything, as I never know what I’m going to need to contend with at the SOTU.Plus, it always seems like the SOTU runs for hours - sort of like a Hollywood awards show.Come to think of it, the SOTU is an awards show!“And the prize goes to…BARACK!!!!” “I’d like to thank anyone who helped me kill Osama bin Laden, butt I can’t remember who you are.”I’ve got to...
  • Executive Order tyranny -- Obama plans to rule America with pen, phone

    02/06/2014 7:16:11 AM PST · by ZULU · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Can the president legally bypass Congress and rule the government by decree? The answer to the question above is: No. But you wouldn’t know that by listening to President Obama. In the past three weeks, the president has made it clear how he plans to run the executive branch of the federal government in the next three years: with a pen and a phone.
  • He'll Take Your Truck with His Pen and His Phone

    02/22/2014 4:11:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    Now that he's solved the problem of the economy being so bad-- by deciding to ignore it-- Obama's turned his attention to the latest improvements he can make to the automotive industry. And government. He’s going to get tough on trucks. Again. “President Obama will announce on Tuesday that his administration will begin developing the next phase of tighter fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, according to the White House,” reports USAToday. And once again, he’ll use an executive order, bypassing Congress for your own good. “The president will order the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department's National...
  • Exercising the Mighty Pen and Phone

    03/01/2014 6:45:21 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 5 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 1, 2014 | Bethany Stotts
    Has President Obama’s power gone to his head as he attempts to avoid lame duck status and promote his party for the upcoming elections? He announced to the press in January that “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone,” remarked glibly in February that “I can do whatever I want” an hour after the administration took controversial executive action on Obamacare, and is promoting a video that celebrates the executive orders of his “Year of Action” on his official website. “America doesn’t stand still and neither will I,” says Obama in the video highlighting his 2014 State of...
  • Obama moving again on equal pay [phone and pen alert]

    04/06/2014 2:23:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/2014 | Benjamin Goad
    President Obama is preparing to lean on companies that do business with the government with a pair of new executive actions designed to close the wage gap between men and women. The orders, detailed by a White House official, reflect the latest steps taken by the president to promote income equality without backing from the divided Congress - though both measures are limited in scope. Obama will unveil the two orders on Tuesday, which marks “Equal Pay Day,” the name given to the point in the year at which an average woman’s pay catches up to what a man doing...
  • Obama blasts 'least productive Congress in modern history'

    04/09/2014 6:39:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/10/2014 | Steve Holland
    HOUSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sharply criticized what he called the least productive U.S. Congress in modern history on Wednesday in a fund-raising speech that he used to try to energize Democrats to vote in November congressional elections.Obama blasted Republicans in the U.S. Senate for blocking a Democratic-supported bill earlier in the day aimed at addressing a gap in pay between male and female workers. Republicans argued that pay discrimination is already illegal.Obama also cited Republicans' refusal to agree to an immigration overhaul and an increase in the minimum wage as examples of what he called obstruction...