Border security is national security | Human Events

Lawlessness is a contagion.  It tends to grow worse over time, unless strong efforts are made to restore order.  This is easy to demonstrate in almost any environment.  Rarely will you find an otherwise orderly setting in which only one important law is treated cavalierly.  Military authorities have long understood this principle, making an effort to enforce […]

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Sessions: ‘We Cannot Allow Executive Orders to…Eradicate Plain Law’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to blast the president’s reported plan to use his executive authority to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants by scaling back deportations and granting them work permits, saying Congress must not allow the president use executive actions that eradicate “plain law.” “This Congress needs […]

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MSNBC Host: Obama’s Amnesty Could Doom Democrats | The Daily Caller

Hard-left MSNBC host Ed Schulz is worried that Democrats will be hammered by voters if President Barack Obama uses his executive authority to distribute work-permits to millions of illegal immigrants. “Hold the phone — this would be a mistake if the president were to do this,” Schultz told his audience July 29. “Politically, there is […]

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Non-Border State Governors Demanding Answers From Obama on Illegal Immigrant Crisis – Katie Pavlich

The illegal immigration crisis on the border is showing no signs of stopping and the problem has spread well beyond states sitting side-by-side with Mexico. The Obama administration has been shipping unaccompanied minors to family members living illegally in the United States for months. Illegal aliens under the age of 18 have been shipped to […]

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IRS Reports New Round of Computer Crashes | The Daily Caller

IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere. The new round of computer crash victims […]

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An Obama-Caused Border Disaster | National Review Online

It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly […]

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IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed – AP News 7/18/2014 5:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The tax agency said it was standard […]

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Obama Said to Assure Hispanic Caucus on Deportations | RealClearPolitics

President Obama reassured members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Wednesday that he will flex his executive muscle later this year to be “as great and big and bold as he can be” to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrant families who have lived and worked in the United States for years, one Democratic lawmaker said at […]

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0: Total Refugees Admitted from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico in FY13 | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – According to refugee data from the U.S. Department of State, the federal government did not grant refugee protection to a single person from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico in fiscal year 2013. Now, almost all of the unaccompanied children illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico are coming from those nations, and House […]

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Resistance to Obama’s manufactured border crisis grows | Human Events

High-school geography classes are going to get really confusing next year, because Nebraska, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are now located along the southern border of the United States.  Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley takes the cake for sheer hypocrisy, as he publicly opposes doing anything effective to halt the flood of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central America… […]

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President who created border crisis not eager to resolve border crisis | Human Events

Remember how President Obama’s early efforts to spin away the border disaster his policies created included frequent promises to begin shipping the “refugees” back to their countries of origin as quickly as possible?  Never mind.  That talking point is no longer operative, probably because it was put-up-or-shut-up time, and there’s no way Obama would short-circuit […]

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Peggy Noonan: The Crisis on the Border – WSJ

What is happening at the southern border is a true and actual crisis. News accounts justly use words like chaos, collapse and breakdown. They feature images of children—toddlers, 4- and 5-year-olds—being shuffled to warehouse holding centers, sleeping crowded at night on what look like pallets, covered only in Mylar blankets. “I never thought we’d have […]

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GOP lawmaker: ‘We can’t trust’ Obama on immigration reform | TheHill

Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said Monday night that Republicans who oppose the Senate’s immigration bill don’t trust President Obama to enforce the border enforcement provisions in that bill. “One of the biggest fears we have about the Senate amnesty bill … is we can’t trust the president,” Fleming said on the House floor. “We can’t […]

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White House ‘Not Worried’ About ‘Optics’ of Obama Bypassing Texas Border | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – As of Tuesday morning, one day before he flies to Texas for political fundraisers, President Obama had no plans to visit any of the overwhelmed Border Patrol stations in Texas, nor did he plan to visit the facilities where thousands of Central American children are being housed on the taxpayers’ dime. “We’re not […]

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Homeland Security Chief Dodges Deportation Questions | The Daily Caller

U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson stuck to his talking points Sunday, refusing to answer several direct questions about whether tens of thousands of illegal immigrants apprehended at the U.S. border this year will eventually be deported. “Are you prepared to deport these children and young mothers that we’re seeing?” “Meet the Press” […]

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American Thinker: Obama pushes immigration reform at ceremony for new citizens

At a ceremony honoring 25 new citizens on Independence Day at the White House, president Obama pushed his immigration reform agenda, saying “If we want to keep attracting the best and the brightest from beyond our shores, we’re going to have fix our immigration system, which is broken, and pass common-sense immigration reform.” Mewanwhile, tens […]

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The most dangerous man in Obama’s administration | Human Events

In his new book, Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department (co-written with John Fund), Hans von Spakovsky reveals how our attorney general has turned America’s Department of Justice into “a politicized hotbed of left-wing legal activism.” The author revealed to Human Events the magnitude of Holder’s offenses highlighted in his book, offenses which should be […]

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Independence Day 2014: We’ve gone from an inherited tyrant to an elected one | Fox News

After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying. In one week, the Supreme Court told the police that if they want to examine the contents of our cellphones, whether at traffic stops or […]

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Don’t Mess with Messiahs | National Review Online

In Obama’s most recent — and embarrassing — public whine, he lashed out at the once-obsequious press. In his now customary first-person I/me/my/mine lament (e.g., “They don’t do anything, except block me and call me names. . . . If they were more interested in growing the economy for you and the issues that you […]

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Decision Day at the Supreme Court For Hobby Lobby and Obamacare Contraception Mandate – Katie Pavlich

In its final rulings of the year Monday, the Supreme Court is set to release its decision about whether private businesses like Hobby Lobby have the right to exercise freedom of religion as a company by rejecting the contraception mandate in Obamacare. This will be the biggest decision made by the Supreme Court surrounding Obamacare […]

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Border Patrol Agent: ‘If the Administration Says This Isn’t Amnesty, Don’t Believe Them’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) — Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said the Obama administration is largely to blame for waves of  illegal immigrants that have been flooding the Southwest U.S. border since February, saying the government opened the door for the crisis by making it “clear […]

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Barack Obama: John Boehner’s lawsuit ‘a stunt’ – Kendall Breitman – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama is calling House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to file a lawsuit against the president a “stunt.” “The suit is a stunt, but what I’ve told Speaker Boehner directly is, ‘If you’re really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don’t you try getting something done through Congress?’” Obama told ABC […]

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Barack Obama’s recess gamble goes bust – Josh Gerstein – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama’s big gamble on recess appointments was smacked down unanimously by the Supreme Court on Thursday, an embarrassing setback for the administration just as Republicans are turning up the heat on alleged overreaches by the chief executive. The justices all agreed that Obama took executive power too far by naming three nominees to […]

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Obamacare’s Exchanges Fall Well Short of Enrollment Target

In April, President Obama told the nation that “marketplace” or “exchange” enrollment, at 8 million customers as of March 31, had exceeded expectations and costs were lower than expected. Many in the news media accepted the selectively released statistics, despite the Obama administration’s record of sometimes providing inaccurate or incomplete information on HealthCare.gov. Even today, the […]

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IRS Commissioner: I Can’t Remember Who Told Me About Lerner’s Crucial Email Crash – Katie Pavlich

Testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee Monday night, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was asked for details surrounding the alleged “computer crash” and “lost” emails belonging to former head of tax exempt organizations Lois Lerner and six other IRS officials. When asked who told him about the “crash” in April, Koskinen says he doesn’t […]

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American Thinker: Bombshell: IRS cancelled email backup contract just weeks after Lois Lerner’s computer ‘crashed’

Nothing suspicious here, at least to Democrats and mainstream media types. But it would be interesting to see the paperwork leading to this contract termination, since the IRS is required by law to backup its communications. (via Patrick Howley of the Daily Caller): The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just […]

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Stopping a Lawless President | National Review Online

What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls “taming the prince” — making executive power compatible with democracy’s abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled against George III’s unfettered exercise of “royal prerogative,” stipulated that presidents […]

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American Thinker: The Lost IRS E-mails Exist!

I have been listening all week to TV pundits lamenting that Lois Lerner’s hard drive has been destroyed, and therefore her e-mails are lost.  This is simply not the case.  I never cease to be amazed at the lack of understanding of how the e-mail system works. When you write an e-mail, it goes to […]

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Sources: Lois Lerner’s emails likely gone forever – Rachael Bade – POLITICO.com

Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources. “We’ve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away,” Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the […]

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Obama Renews Work Permits for 520,000 Illegals | The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama is renewing his two-year amnesty for at least 550,000 younger illegal immigrants, and is rolling back education requirements and anti-fraud measures. “Obama’s extension of his unilaterally-created immigration program not only violates his constitutional duty to enforce the law, but the changes he made to it proactively invite fraud and abuse,” said a […]

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American Thinker: Why does the Department of Agriculture need submachine guns?

Those federal bureaucrats who can’t be fired want to be able to defend themselves from angry taxpayers.  Or something.  AWR Hawkins reports for Breitbart: A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W.” According to the solicitation, the Dept. of Agriculture wants the […]

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American Thinker: Documents reveal lies on IRS scandal

Judicial Watch has released more documents indicating that the American public has been lied to about the IRS scandal. The entire “rogue agents in Cincinnati” story was an outright fabrication, and the targeting was specifically of groups critical of the administration in the lead -up to an election. One key email string from July 2012 confirms […]

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GOP senators attack Obama for considering more ways to weaken immigration law | The Daily Caller

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 Republican senators accused President Obama of trying to further dilute immigration law Thursday. “Clearly, the urgent task facing your administration is to improve immigration enforcement, not to look for new ways to weaken it,” the senators wrote in a letter to Obama. “Since 2009, your administration has issued […]

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The Adolescent President | National Review Online

Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance, a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a […]

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Republicans warn BLM eyeing land grab along Texas-Oklahoma border | Fox News

Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas. The under-the-radar issue has caught the attention of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who fired off a letter on Tuesday to BLM Director […]

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Lerner was in contact with DOJ about prosecuting tax-exempt groups | The Daily Caller

Former head of the IRS tax-exempt division Lois Lerner communicated with the Justice Department about the possibility of criminally prosecuting certain tax-exempt groups, new documents reveal. According to the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch, email exchanges between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, the Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller, reveal […]

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Eric Holder’s whine | New York Post

Eric Holder dropped a race bomb in New York City this week by telling a largely black audience that Republicans are guilty of “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him. “Forget about me,” he told Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. “Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday […]

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Judges: ‘Law Provides Executive No Authority’ to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) — Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder stepped “outside the legal system” and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending “improper instruction” to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress. “I have been […]

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American Thinker: Nightmare: Feds seizing money from children for old debts of their parents

In a case that is a perfect storm illustration of an arbitrary and incompetent federal government running roughshod over its citizens, “a single sentence tucked into the farm bill” had led to outrageous behavior. Marc Fisher of the Washington Post: A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from […]

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Committee report: No progressive groups were targeted by IRS | The Daily Caller

IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the agency thought they […]

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Republicans recall Lois Lerner to testify on IRS targeting | The Daily Caller

Republicans on Capitol Hill are not giving up on getting testimony out of Lois Lerner, the disgraced IRS official at the center of last year’s scandal over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups for special review. In a letter to Lerner’s attorney on Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa said he is recalling her […]

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FCC backs off newsroom study – POLITICO.com

The Federal Communications Commission will amend a proposed study of newsrooms in South Carolina after outcry over what some called “invasive questions,” the commission’s chairman said Friday. The survey was meant to study how and if the media is meeting the public’s “critical information needs” on subjects like public health, politics, transportation and the environment. […]

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Trey Gowdy promises to fight Obama’s executive orders with ‘power of the purse’ – The Daily Caller

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy promised his party is “going to respond” to President Obama’s pledge to use executive orders to work around congressional opposition, saying they would use the “power of the purse” to cut funding for the White House’s pet projects. Gowdy spoke with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro about the president’s use […]

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American Thinker: Where Is the Red Line of Impeachment?

In the business world, a diligent board of directors would have long ago fired CEO Obama. Sometimes it takes only a year of less than expected earnings to result in the termination of a corporate CEO.  A couple of underperforming years and a few reasons more, and a CEO would have his bags packed and stowed […]

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American Thinker: Businesses must swear to the IRS that Obamacare had nothing to do with firings

The most coercive law in American history just got more coercive. In delaying the employer mandate – again – the White House made it clear that businesses thinking of downsizing their company to avoid Obamacare mandates better think again. Fox News: Is the latest delay of ObamaCare regulations politically motivated? Consider what administration officials announcing […]

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Obama’s New Delay of Employer Mandate Violates Plain Language of Law | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department issued a new  regulation today that for the second time directly violates the plain and unambiguous text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by allowing some businesses to avoid the law’s Dec. 31, 2013 deadline to provide health insurance coverage to their employees. Initially, on July […]

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Witness at IRS Hearing: ‘I Will Not Retreat; I Will Not Surrender’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – King Street Patriots founder Catherine Engelbrecht, one of many conservatives who claim they were unfairly targeted by the IRS when applying for tax-exempt status, told Congress Thursday that she is “more determined ever than before to stand before you and to all of America and say that I will not retreat.” “Know this,” she […]

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I heard it on Red State Talk Radio

“Ya know….I’d like to tell him what to do with that damn pen.  I don’t know about you.  That’s the first thing that I thought of when he said that.  I thought yeah, you know where can stick that thing too buddy.” Premo Mondone – Red State Town Hall

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Bachmann on SOTU Address: ‘He Declared Himself King Obama’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – When asked about President Barack Obama’s references to issuing executive orders on climate change and the minimum wage during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said the president is acting like a monarch. “He said it over and over and over again and throughout the speech,” Bachmann said […]

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Levin on Obama: ‘This is a Gradual, Quiet Coup’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Commenting on President Barack Obama’s remarks yesterday that he will not wait on congressional legislation but will instead use his pen to take executive and administrative actions, conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin said what Obama was doing constituted “a gradual, quiet coup,” or takeover of the government. Levin added that Obama’s language equaled […]

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