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Congressman Jeff Duncan: Obama’s Trashing of Separation of Powers

He should have asked Florida Congresswoman Brown why the Hell she even bothered to run for the US Congress if she insists on not doing her job, AND allowing Obama to do it for her.

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Boehner Completely Folds to Obama…

Oh boy, Johnny boy, there had better be one Hell of an ace up your snot-covered sleeve…

(FOX News) – The House voted Tuesday to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, ending a protracted standoff that centered on objections to President Obama’s controversial immigration actions.

The House voted 257-167 for the legislation, sending it to Obama’s desk. The final legislation includes no immigration provisions, and was carried over the finish line with mostly Democratic votes.

The result is a victory for the Obama administration. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse Obama’s immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached.

House Speaker John Boehner, faced with diminishing options, earlier in the day told fellow Republican lawmakers he would drop the immigration demands.

“I am as outraged and frustrated as you at the lawless and unconstitutional actions of this president,” Boehner told his caucus on Tuesday morning, according to a source.

But he said he believed the decision to vote on a “clean” bill, “considering where we are — is the right one for this team, and the right one for this country.”

Boehner’s move could lead to a backlash in the party, especially since House GOP leaders repeatedly denied claims that he struck a deal with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi last week to hold such a vote.

“This is the signal of capitulation,” said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, earlier. “The mood of this thing is such that to bring it back from the abyss is very difficult.”

But other Republicans welcomed Boehner’s decision.

“Sanity is prevailing. I do give John Boehner credit,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

Short-term funding for the department was set to expire on Friday at midnight. Those voting for the final bill Tuesday included 182 Democrats and just 75 Republicans.

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God help us.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress

WaPo: The complete transcript of Netanyahu’s address to Congress

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Facebook Status of The Day: “Even if Israel must stand alone, Israel will stand…”

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So sad we must look to the leader of one of the smallest nations in the world for strength, and clear sane logic and truth.

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The Very Troubling Emails of Two Former Obama Administration Members

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“Most transparent administration ever”???
The immense hypocrisy and un-accountability of this administration on all levels has been staggering…

The latest revelation is the report of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account she used for official State Department business. This has been exposed via the ongoing Benghazi investigation…

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal email account to exclusively conduct official business during her time at the State Department, a move that raises questions about access to the full archive of her correspondence, as well as the possibility that she violated federal law requiring official messages to be retained for the record.

The existence of the account was discovered by the House select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and was first reported by The New York Times.

Clinton did not even have a government email address during her tenure as America’s top diplomat, which lasted from 2009 to 2013, and The Times reports that her aides took no action to preserve her emails on department servers, as required by the Federal Records Act.

Instead, the paper reports, Clinton’s advisers selected which of her emails to turn over to the State Department for archival purposes after going through tens of thousands of pages of correspondence. The department said late Monday that it had received 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emails as part of a request made to previous secretaries of state to turn over any official documents they may have had in their possession.

It is not clear how many total emails from that period were in Clinton’s personal account, nor is it clear how Clinton’s advisers decided which emails to hand over to the State Department.

Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman, said the former secretary of state expected that emails to State Department officials — which she sent to department accounts — would be preserved. “When the Department asked former Secretaries last year for help ensuring their emails were in fact retained, we immediately said yes,” he said. “Both the letter and spirit of the rules permitted State Department officials to use non-government email, as long as appropriate records were preserved.”

The fate of emails to foreign leaders, private citizens, and non-State Department officials is unclear.

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According to the Times, however, while past secretaries of state often used personal email, updated regulations required such emails to be preserved.

Clinton and her aides reportedly did not follow that requirement at the time — until her office turned over documents.

Records officials interviewed by The Times expressed grave concern over Clinton’s practice, saying it represents a severe ethical breach and noting that personal email accounts are far less secure than official ones.

Jason Baron, a former director of litigation at the National Archives, told the paper he found it “very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business.” Baron added that the use of private e-mail accounts is meant to be reserved only for emergencies, such as when a department’s server is not working or compromised.

However, The Times reports that the imposition of penalties for not complying with federal record-keeping requirements are rare because the National Archives has so few enforcement mechanisms.

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The next shoe dropping in the ongoing Lois Lerner suddenly discovered lost/destroyed emails reveal is a report of evidence therein that the Holder DOJ assisted in the IRS targeting of conservative groups

Despite the government’s refusal to release over 800 pages of Lerner communications, some documents that have been released show that she was discussing the targeting of conservative groups with members of the DOJ two years before the IRS even admitted that its actions were improper.

“Ms. Lerner,” Forbes columnist Robert W. Wood wrote, “met with top officials from the DOJ’s Election Crimes Branch in October of 2010. Although Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the DOJ, the DOJ coughed up dirt only on court order. Even then, the DOJ handed over only two pages of heavily redacted emails.”

The documents show that Lerner worked with the DOJ on targeting conservative groups and even show that Lerner sent the DOJ a “1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations” that contained confidential tax records.

On November 22 it was announced that some 30,000 IRS emails that had previously been deemed “unrecoverable” had been “found” by the IRS Inspector General. The emails extend from 2009 to 2011, when Lerner headed the IRS’s exempt-organizations division.

While investigators have yet to comb through this mountain of information, other key documents were finally revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by government watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that the documents show that Obama’s DOJ was “up to its neck in the IRS scandal” and remarked in outrage that the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section, which is supposed to be investigating such abuse of authority, is “now implicated in the IRS crimes.”

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Instapundit:

Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email at State Department Raises Flags.” Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.”

It’s like they were hiding something.

UPDATE: Hacked emails indicate that Hillary Clinton used a domain registered the day of her Senate hearings.“Examining the registry information for ‘clintonemail.com’ reveals that the domain was first created on January 13, 2009 — one week before President Obama was sworn into office, and the same day that Clinton’s confirmation hearings began before the Senate.”

Sure seems like a deliberate attempt to evade federal law.

EXPOSED: Department of Justice Shut Down Search For Lois Lerner’s Emails

TaxProf Blog: The IRS Scandal, Day 663

AoSHQ: Against the Law and the Constitution, Hillary Clinton Took Lavish Donations Bribes to Her “Foundation”

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Obama’s Pablum vs. Netanyahu’s Plate of Cold Reality: The Coming Bad Deal with Iran

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Here is something nobody is saying: Ask yourself, and especially the Obama administration, why it is that they ‘trust’ the rulers/despots/dictators/regimes of these highly oppressive Muslim countries that have more than loudly voiced their hate and deadly goals for America and the rest of the Western World, including Israel, more than they trust the leadership of Israel that physically deals with those hateful regimes for their own safety and survival on a daily basis for decades and decades?

David Limbaugh states the horrible truth: Obama Smears Netanyahu, Coddles Iran

The Obama White House is in full war mode against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of our best ally in the Middle East, for accepting House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to speak before Congress, while it mollycoddles that region’s most dangerous nation, Iran.

No one crosses Obama without facing his wrath. No one dares. He is the president.

All the administration’s long knives are out. National security adviser Susan Rice is front and center. You would think she would be more circumspect after embarrassing herself on the Sunday talk show circuit peddling the administration’s lie that the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was prompted by an anti-Islam Internet video. But you would be wrong.

Rice told Charlie Rose on PBS that Netanyahu’s speech before Congress will be “destructive of the fabric of the relationship” between the United States and Israel — as if the Obama administration hasn’t been damaging that special relationship for years.

Secretary of State John Kerry weighed in on the subject on ABC’s “This Week.” Kerry said he doesn’t want Netanyahu’s speech to become “some great political football. Obviously, it was odd, if not unique, that we learned of it from the speaker of the House and that an administration (official) was not included in this process. But the administration is not seeking to politicize this.” Kerry also said, “We have a closer relationship with Israel right now in terms of security than at any time in history.”

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “The president has said the relationship between the U.S. and Israel can’t just be reduced to a relationship between the Republican Party and the Likud Party.”

Do these people hear themselves? They are like windup toys, always on message, always in sync and always the ones politicizing everything.

Obama is refusing to meet with Netanyahu while he is in Washington, bogusly citing his policy against meeting with foreign leaders close to their elections. This is absurd. Obama intervenes in foreign elections anytime he pleases, and he is doing so overtly and covertly in the Israeli elections.

But the howler is Kerry’s claim that we have a closer relationship with Israel than ever before on security. If that were true, Netanyahu surely wouldn’t have accepted Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. Netanyahu is deeply worried that Obama’s furtive negotiations with Iran are enabling, rather than impeding, its effort to acquire nuclear weapons. What could be more important to preserving Israel’s national security (and ours) than keeping nuclear weapons out of Iran’s hands?

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Jon McNaughton @ Facebook:

***New McNaughton Painting****

“Obama Foreign Policy,” by Jon McNaughton

Is the world a safer place since Obama was made President of the United States?
I felt a need to paint a new image to capture the delicate situation we face as Americans.

What has happened since he’s been in office? Where is the stability and peace in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, China and North Korea? How are our veterans doing? Are American citizens safer as they travel abroad?

When the balance of the world seems to stand on the edge of a knife, where is our President?

I hope this painting will not become prophetic in its meaning.

Since Obama has been President he has played over 200 rounds of golf.

THIS is not a game.

This is Obama’s Foreign Policy.”

Prints available at: http://www.JonMcNaughton.com
See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrv4PjgQFfE

What has he done?
· Weakened Egypt and the rise of the Arab spring. http://solutions.heritage.org/middle-east/ http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/04/02/why-obama-failed-in-the-middle-east/
· Toppled Libya, which led to the emboldening of Al Qaida and the Benghazi Massacre. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-where-was-obama-during-benghazi-ask-the-white-house- http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/05/02/the-6-biggest-lies-about-benghazi/

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SHOWDOWN OVER IRAN…

Obama says Netanyahu wrong before…

State Dep’t tweets speech by cleric who blames global unrest on ‘Zionism’…

Susan Rice Tells Israel Lobbyists Their Demands Are ‘Unachievable’…

President to huddle in Situation Room during Bibi speech to Congress…

BIBI: NO DISS…

Obama says Iran must halt nuke work for decade…

IRAN: ‘Unacceptable’…

Netanyahu warns deal could threaten Israel’s existence…

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Obama Considers Executive Actions to Raise Taxes

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So he’s willing to go full dictator over these next two years…

(Townhall) – White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is “very interested” in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action.

“The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans,” Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.

“Now I don’t want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of,” Earnest continued. “But the president has asked his team to examine the array of executive authorities that are available to him to try to make progress on his goals. So I am not in a position to talk in any detail at this point, but the president is very interested in this avenue generally,” Earnest finished.

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Nothing to see here.

Move along…

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Obama’s Two Americas Plan

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Those of us paying attention are not surprised…

(Independent Sentinel) – The White House has plans to legalize 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then establish a “country within a country.”

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Susan Payne is a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show…

Unbeknownst to the Obama officials, Ms. Payne was invited to listen in on conference calls at an immigration rally. Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and 16 members of the White House cabinet were on the first call. White House officials were on all three calls. What Ms. Payne learned needs to be immediately shared with Congress and the public.

It should be noted that Ted Hayes, founder of America’s Black Shield, also listened in on these calls.

The “Task Force of New Americans” and the “Receiving Communities” are part of a plan by the Obama administration to develop a “country within a country” which will eventually form a new, and instantly fundamentally transformed United States.

The conference calls and meetings surrounding the task force made it clear Barack Obama is planning to legalize and protect 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then be moved onto citizenship.

When these “new Americans” come out of the shadows, the communities in which they’ve been placed will be designated as “receiving communities.”

The “new Americans” are considered “seedlings” by the White House and the “receiving communities” are the “fertile ground” to nurture them, according to comments made during the meetings.

Citizens will then be pushed into the shadows as the “New Americans” come out of the shadows.

One member of the task force said they will be forming a “country within a country”.

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We mustn’t forget that the Obama administration hand selected neighborhoods that would take illegal immigrants, most noticeably this past summer when he flew them all over the country and wouldn’t tell anyone where they were. They were not only children, there were many more adults.

Cecilia Munoz, who was in on the conference call, is tied to LaRaza and it is LaRaza and other radical open borders groups who are behind forcing illegal immigrants onto neighborhoods and then treating them like a protected class.

A HUD rule passed in July 2013 was reversed by a U.S. District Court but it does look like the plan to develop “receiving communities.”

Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia reversed it because he objected to the department overstepping its powers to legislate and deliver outcomes never intended by Congress.

Reversed or not, it shows where the administration is going.

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Graph of The Day: Your Climbing Electric Bill

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Electricity Price Index Hit Record—Again–in January

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Obama’s Taqiyya Relationship with Israel

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While on ABC’s “This Week” this Sunday morning Secretary of State John Kerry actually said this…

(Breitbart) – “We have a closer relationship with Israel right now, in terms of security, than at anytime in history. I was reviewing the record the other day. We have intervened on Israel’s behalf in the last two years, more than several hundred, a couple of hundred times, in over 75 different different fora in order to protect Israel. I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday. We are not — we don’t want to see this [Netanyahu’s speech before Congress] turned into some great political football. Obviously, it was odd, if not unique that we learned of it from the Speaker of the House and the administration was not included in this process. But the administration is not seeking to politicize this. We want to recognize the main goal here is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and on that, Israel and the United States agree” he stated.

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Given the fact Obama and the democrats in the US Congress are snubbing Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, some members of the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) with a nasty plan of their own Kerry’s declaration of the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship rolls off his tongue and hits the floor like complete bullshit.

Yet, I came across this interesting (unconfirmed) story on Drudge just a bit ago:

Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Following Obama’s threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.

The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Al-Jarida quoted “well-placed” sources as saying that Netanyahu, along with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon, and then-Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, had decided to carry out airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear program after consultations with top security commanders.

According to the report, “Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army’s chief of staff, Benny Gantz, to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran’s nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel’s security.”

The sources added that Gantz and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully. Israeli fighter jets reportedly even carried out experimental flights in Iran’s airspace after they managed to break through radars.

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Former US diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski, who enthusiastically campaigned for Obama in 2008, called on him to shoot down Israeli planes if they attack Iran. “They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?” said the former national security advisor to former President Jimmy Carter in an interview with the Daily Beast.

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