Corruption: Smoking-gun emails show how the administration sought to derail a CBS reporter’s investigation of its “gun-waking” operation — a reporter whose computers were mysteriously and mercilessly hacked.
Fast and Furious, along with Benghazi, is one of the two “phony” administration scandals that produced body bags, and former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is responsible for much of the truth-telling about both. That fact is enough to put her high atop the administration’s enemies list.
Attkisson, a casualty of liberal media bias, resigned from CBS in March after a series of clashes between her and her bosses over her exposes of administration wrongdoing and its subsequent cover-ups. An email thread obtained by government watchdog Judicial Watch show just how upset Eric Holder’s Justice Department and the White House were over Attkisson’s reporting and how hard they tried to undermine her.
The email thread’s topic was concern over news reports linking Holder directly to the Fast and Furious program that had resulted in the deaths of agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata at the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The killers used weapons funneled south of the border under the administration’s program.
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Amnesty: Now that President Obama has made the Constitution a welcome mat for illegals to wipe their feet on, Republicans can make a series of moves. This should be treated as the national emergency it is.
For the president to shield up to 5 million aliens from the deportation that statute requires is as much an unconstitutional act as it is an invitation to millions more to find any and every way in, knowing that this is no longer a nation of laws but of loopholes.
But with his own party either too corrupt or too cowardly to oppose him, and a lap dog media that wags its tail at his lefty ideology, impeachment isn’t realistic.
A number of other moves are quite realistic, however, and would go a long way toward fixing the problem:
• Emergency Border Action: With more than 100,000 more illegals expected to flood over the border next year, Congress should consider Obama’s executive action the cause of a state of emergency — and House Speaker John Boehner and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should say exactly that, then act on it by passing emergency legislation to secure the border with thousands of new personnel and lots of new resources.
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Lying With Statistics: In April, we doubted that the surprisingly high ObamaCare enrollment numbers could be trusted. Turns out, we were right to be skeptical. The White House had been vastly inflating the figures all along.
This week, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell admitted that her agency had accidentally counted those who’d signed up for stand-alone dental benefits in its health insurance numbers, padding its latest enrollment data by nearly 400,000 — or 6%.
“This mistake was unacceptable,” Burwell said. But don’t worry: The fact that they “quickly corrected the number should give people confidence.”
Never mind that she admitted the “mistake” only after the House Oversight Committee exposed the book-cooking scheme.
Anyone who had been following IBD’s reporting on this wouldn’t be surprised at all.
In fact, IBD has been one of the few news outlets that remained resolutely skeptical about the claims coming out of the White House — and parroted by a sycophantic mainstream press — that ObamaCare’s first-year enrollment had been wildly successful.
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Cyberwar: The director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, has warned a congressional panel that China has the capability to knock out the entire U.S. power grid. This is a first-magnitude threat.
As severe as U.S. national security problems are with the militarily resurgent Russia and China, an unguarded southern border and an increasingly barbarous, terrorist Middle East, the stealthy speeding shark under the water’s surface may well be the Chinese cyberthreat.
Rogers warned the House Intelligence Committee this week that China and “one or two other nations,” after performing constant “reconnaissance” missions on U.S. utility companies, were now in a position to blow out our power grid. It would be an act of war that would leave the U.S. powerless to retaliate and, worse still, powerless to identify the perpetrators.
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Don’t tax you, don’t tax me. Tax that feller behind the tree. Or better yet, don’t call it a tax at all: Call it a fine, forfeiture, fee. Really, any word except “tax” will do. Such is the unifying philosophy behind many recent inflammatory fiscal developments on the national stage — ObamaCare included — and within our state and local governments. Jonathan Gruber has been vilified for (among other things) noting the “tortured” way that sections of …. See Full Article HERE
Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama has gone rogue, issuing an executive amnesty for 4-5 million illegal aliens.
He ordered the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 4-5 million, and declared that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards.
Where did Obama get his 4 to 5 million figure? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right.
Thus does our constitutional law professor-president “faithfully execute” the laws of the United States he has twice swore to uphold?
Our rogue president has crossed a historic line, and so has the republic. Future presidents will cite the “Obama precedent” when they declare they will henceforth not enforce this or that law, because of a prior commitment to some noisy constituency.
We have just taken a monumental step away from republicanism toward Caesarism. For this is rule by diktat, the rejection of which sparked the American Revolution.
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In his immigration speech Thursday night, President Obama announced his intention to sign an executive order that “temporarily” (or until his term is over in January 2015) allows an estimated 4 million illegal aliens to remain in the U.S., he merely formalized what he was already doing.
He never intended to deport those 4 million illegals who stand to benefit from his order.
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