Feds Fly Unaccompanied Minors to Alaska

HOUSTON, Texas–As unaccompanied minors continue to illegally cross the Texas-Mexico border, President Obama’s Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing them onto U.S. soil. A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody and placed into foster homes, according to HHS’ Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR). While many migrants have been released […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

Lois Lerner’s Former FEC Colleague Has Emails Go Missing Too | The Daily Caller

The Federal Election Commission recycled the computer hard drive of April Sands — a former co-worker of Lois Lerner’s — hindering an investigation into Sands’ partisan political activities, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Sands resigned from the Federal Election Commission in April after she admitted to violating the Hatch Act, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gohmert: Obama Is Flooding Texas with Immigrants to ‘Turn It Blue’

Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said President Barack Obama has been encouraging the current flood of illegal immigrant woman and children with his executive actions in an attempt to “turn Texas Blue” and potentially ‘turn America blue.” Gohmert, vice chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obama’s illegal immigration invitation | Human Events

You can tell the tidal wave of illegal aliens, many of them unaccompanied minors, surging across the southern border is causing a bit of political discomfort for President Obama, because he briefly felt obliged to pretend he’s not happy about it.  ”Briefly” means last Friday, when the President gave us the hilarious vaudeville pantomime act […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supreme Court: ‘Get a Warrant’ to Search Cellphones | CNS News

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Cellphones are unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

White House Learned of Lerner’s Crashed Hard Drive 6 Weeks Before Congress | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – In sworn testimony Friday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that the IRS told the Obama administration about Lois Lerner’s missing emails in April, six weeks before telling Congress, even though Congress had subpoenaed Lerner’s emails as part of its investigation into the alleged muzzling of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status before the 2010 […]

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 […]

Obamacare subsidies push cost of health law above projections – Los Angeles Times

The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up some 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act may push the cost of the law considerably above current projections, a new federal report indicates. Nearly 9 in 10 Americans who bought health coverage on the federal government’s […]

Congress to Obama: Send Us ‘All Communications’ Between Your Office and Lois Lerner | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is asking President Obama to “ensure accountability” in the ongoing IRS investigation by providing his committee with “all communications between Lois Lerner and any persons within the Executive Office of President for the period between January 1, 2009 and May 1, […]

The Dog Ate My E-Mails, for Two Years | National Review Online

Who knew that the Obama administration had a penchant for black humor? Earlier this year, in February, President Obama told Bill O’Reilly during an interview on Fox News that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups. In July 2103, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew […]

Charges Filed In ‘One Of The Largest’ Food Stamp Frauds EVER | The Daily Caller

Federal charges have been filed against dozens of people in Georgia who allegedly set up a scheme that funneled $18 million worth of food stamps through grocery stores in what a Department of Justice official is calling “one of the largest federal food program frauds ever.” Fifty-four people were indicted for their roles in the […]

Arrests of Illegals Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Down 75% Since 2000 | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) — The number of unauthorized migrants apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol along the U.S. Southwest border has decreased by 74.7% since 2000, according to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, there were 1,643,679 illegal alien apprehensions, defined as the arrest of a removable alien, along the Southwest border […]

US Knew Bowe Bergdahl Had Deserted, Investigated Him | The Daily Caller

As early as 2010, the Pentagon had confirmed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted his post in 2009, and even before he deserted he had been the subject of “a major classified file” by U.S. intelligence. A 2010 investigation by the Pentagon found there was solid evidence that Bergdahl hadn’t lagged behind on patrol, as first […]

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Resigns | CNS News

WASHINGTON — Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, is leaving his post as the public face of the administration, stepping down after shifting from two decades of reporting to politics at the highest levels, President Obama said on Friday. Mr. Obama, who announced Mr. Carney’s departure, said Mr. Carney would be replaced by the […]

Shinseki resigns amid veterans’ health care uproar | CNS News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned in the privacy of the White House on Friday, driven from office by a mushrooming scandal over the agency’s health care system that serves millions of the nation’s former warriors. President Barack Obama said he accepted the resignation “with considerable regret,” […]

The full scale of the ObamaCare launch disaster is revealed | Human Events

Remember back in the old days, when we had an inquisitive media filled with “reporters” who would do whatever it took to get the real facts of a story, especially if they thought powerful officials might be lying to the American people?  We’ll probably get such an environment back, if a Republican becomes President in […]

10,996,447: Disability Beneficiaries Hit New Record | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States rose from 10,981,423 in March to 10,996,447 in April, setting a new all-time record, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The number of Americans receiving disability benefits continues to exceed the populations of Greece, Tunisia and Portugal, and is […]

Obama tries to blow off his newest scandal: the VA outrage | Human Events

It’s shocking to learn that the President who booted World War II vets out of their own memorial during Shutdown Theater would have a blase attitude about the outrage at VA clinics.  Confronted with reports of veterans left to languish on secret lists until they died, Barack Obama yawned and assigned a White House aide […]

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 […]

Obamacare subsidies for people who don’t have Obamacare | The Daily Caller

The Obama administration announced Thursday that states with faulty Obamacare enrollment websites will be able to “retroactively” give taxpayer subsidies to people who signed up for private insurance plans off the Obamacare exchanges. The administration’s executive decision to make Obamacare tax credits, which count as subsidies, available to non-Obamacare customers was slammed Friday by House Energy […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senate Hid Key Vote on Increasing Debt Limit from Public View | CNS News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line. Nervous senators were watching too, well aware that political fortunes could be on the line. So on perhaps the most important vote of the year, the Senate did something extraordinary this week: It tried to keep the vote […]

Conservatives rally against debt ceiling ‘surrender’ | The Daily Caller

The House voted Tuesday to raise the debt ceiling with no conditions attached, and conservative groups are calling for Speaker John Boehner’s head. The vote was 221-201, with just 28 Republicans joining 193 Democrats to vote for it. Speaker Boehner cast a rare vote in favor of the bill. But the attacks began before the vote even […]

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 […]