Posted on March 20, 2013 5:20 pm by zandocomm
To Get What He Wants
President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House, March 19, 2013. | Olivier Douliery/MCT
By Anita Kumar | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama came into office four years ago skeptical of pushing the power of the White House to the limit, especially if it appeared to be circumventing Congress.
Now, as he launches his second term, Obama has grown more comfortable wielding power to try to move his own agenda forward, particularly when a deeply fractured, often-hostile Congress gets in his way.
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Posted on March 12, 2013 11:30 am by zandocomm
11 Things That The Obama Administration Is Doing To Promote More Illegal Immigration
Border control in the United States (U.S. Customs and Border Protection – United States Department of Homeland Security) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Why does it seem like Barack Obama has been doing everything that he can to sabotage our border security and promote more illegal immigration? The number one responsibility of the president of the United States is to defend our nation, and yet Obama stubbornly refuses to secure our borders. In fact, he has been doing quite a bit to make it even easier for millions more drug runners, gang members and welfare parasites to enter our country illegally. This is utter insanity. Today, the U.S. government makes it exceedingly difficult for law-abiding people to enter this country legally through the “front door”, but meanwhile we leave the “back door” completely wide open. What sense does that make? And now Obama is using the sequester cuts as an excuse to totally gut our border security. 60,000 border agents are going to be forced to take mandatory furloughs and thousands of illegal immigrants are being released from federal detention facilities due to “budget constraints”. Yet Michelle Obama still has enough taxpayer money to have Adele and Beyonce come out and sing for her 50th birthday celebration, and the Obamas continue to take extravagant vacations that cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars. And most Americans don’t even realize that the U.S. government will still spend more money in 2013 than it did in 2012 even after the sequester cuts are factored in. So the government still has plenty of money to do everything that it needs to do. Obama is just using the sequester cuts as an excuse to gut the programs that he does not like, and that includes border security and immigration enforcement.
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Posted on March 12, 2013 8:45 am by zandocomm
Posted on March 7, 2013 5:17 am by zandocomm
One of the oldest and most storied traditions of the Senate made a sudden return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday when a junior senator seized control of the chamber with an hours-long filibuster involving rambling speeches aimed at blocking a vote on President Obama’s choice to lead the CIA.
Led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) with help from other junior senators, the filibuster stretched nearly 13 hours — with the Senate adjourning at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday — and was aimed at drawing attention to deep concern on both sides of the aisle about the administration’s use of unmanned aerial drones in its fight against terrorists and whether the government would ever use them in the United States.
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Posted on March 5, 2013 5:30 pm by zandocomm
Posted on February 13, 2013 7:25 am by zandocomm
With Annotated Analysis
Streamed live on Feb 12, 2013
State of the Union 2013: President Obama’s Speech
President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Reporters and editors of The New York Times provided analysis of parts of the speech. Segments of the address that they wrote about have been noted in the video and can be accessed on The New York Times Web site at the links below:
Analysis #1: Manufacturing, http://nyti.ms/UcK6BG
Analysis #2: Action on Climate Change, http://nyti.ms/Z9mnFf
Analysis #3: Achieving Energy Security, http://nyti.ms/X3Oa79
Analysis #4: Expanding Pre-Kindergarten, http://nyti.ms/UcK395
Analysis #5: A Path to Citizenship, http://nyti.ms/12vPHCe
Analysis #6: Raising the Minimum Wage, http://nyti.ms/12e63nF
Analysis #7: Ending the Afghanistan War, http://nyti.ms/12e5v0Q
Analysis #8: Transparency in Counterterrorism, http://nyti.ms/VTBRqA
Analysis #9: Improving Voting, http://nyti.ms/Wkx9nO
Analysis #10: Gun Control Proposals, http://nyti.ms/XyqhEO
2013 State of the Union:
Full Prepared Transcript
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:
Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he said, “to report the State of the Union – to improve it is the task of us all.”
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