Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.
The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.
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On Friday, in response to President Obama’s plan to take executive action on illegal immigration reform, two Tennessee legislators are filing a Joint Resolution requesting Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) file a lawsuit against the Obama Administration on behalf of the state.
“Article II of the United States Constitution is explicitly clear on the powers vested within the Executive Branch. President Obama lacks the authority to execute even the slightest change in policy. The Constitution Read more [...]
Yipes, another one-time member of the Obama sycophant corps who will be receiving a lump of coal, if not a lump of something cruder, from the White House this Christmas. Move over, Leon Panetta. Make way for former Propaganda Minister, Jay Carney.
The Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper reports that Carney, who now works for CNN, admitted on live TV that “President Obama has indeed flip-flopped on executive amnesty — and that the actions he’s taking now are ones he previously called unconstitutional.”
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Just prior to the midterm elections, the strategist behind the marketing campaign of Obamacare advised that executive amnesty by President Obama would be “wildly popular” with the American electorate.
Celinda Lake, lead pollster and main crafter of the Obamacare marketing campaign for Obamacare, was quoted Oct. 30 by Roll Call saying voters would be “just fine” with the president acting alone on immigration reform.
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The Washington Post's editorial board, not known for its staunch conservatism, has been warning the White House for months against implementing the executive amnesty President Obama is expected to announce tonight. In August, the Post published a stern house editorial that laid out the stakes and Constitutional context of the administration's then-rumored action:
Congress is a mess. But that doesn’t grant the president license to tear up the Constitution. As Mr. Obama himself said last fall: Read more [...]
What is the difference between Reagan and Obama? Reagan — in fact, folks, I’m almost speechless here as I prepare to explain to you just how big the left is distorting this. Ronald Reagan signed a piece of legislation. It was the Simpson-Mazzoli Act. It was 1986. Congress debated and passed a law to grant amnesty to three million illegal immigrants, and Reagan signed it. They are saying that’s exactly what Obama’s gonna do. They are claiming that Reagan signing legislation, thereby making Read more [...]
An alarming number of recent security breaches led to an insane proposal from Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen during a House Judiciary Committee meeting with the Secret Service on Wednesday. “Would a moat, water, six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Cohen asked. It may sound like a hilarious joke, but he was absolutely serious.
Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy, clearly stunned by Cohen’s proposal, responded, “Sir, it may be. One of the things we balance is obviously Read more [...]
Tonight, as Barack Obama goes beyond his constitutional powers and announces the granting of a short-term amnesty program for anywhere from 4 to 6 million illegal aliens, it is worth noting he has done more to damage the effort to control who comes in to the country than any other president in recent history. He canceled the effort to build a security fence, he canceled the development of promising software that would track non-citizens who came in to the country, and he has deported fewer illegals Read more [...]
As President Obama is getting ready to make his announcement on immigration tonight, the Congressional Research Service is advising Congress through legislative attorneys, Kate M. Manuel and Michael John Garcia "on the scope of the Executive's discretionary authority over immigration matters, including with respect to the enforcement of immigration-related sanctions and the granting of immigration benefits or privileges." ("Executive Discretion as to Immigration: Legal Overview," November 10, 2014, Read more [...]
“Does the President still stand by what he said last year when he said, ‘I am not the emperor of the United States; my job is to execute laws that are passed.’ Is that still operative?” asked Jonathan Karl, reporter for ABC, during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.
“Absolutely,” replied White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
“Not a king either?” asked Karl, to audience chuckles.
“That’s right,” said Earnest flatly.
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“The problem is it’s a political nightmare, and people say ‘no, you can’t tax my benefits’…so what we did a lot in that room was think a lot about well how could we make this work? … And [Obama] is really a realistic guy. He was like, ‘look, I can’t just do this.’ He said ‘it’s just not going to happen politically. The bill will not pass. How do we manage to get there through phase-ins and other things?’ And we talked about it. He was just very interested in that Read more [...]
An Episcopal and an Anglican pastor have just launched a new boycott against civil "marriages" recognized by the state as it continues to play with redefining marriage to include sodomites.
Christopher Seitz and Ephraim Radner have formed The Marriage Pledge as a response to America's leaning toward Sodom.
"In many jurisdictions, including many of the United States, civil authorities have adopted a definition of marriage that explicitly rejects the age-old requirement of male-female pairing," Read more [...]