Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Wednesday that the Republican House may have no choice but to deny the government funding for 2015 if President Barack Obama goes ahead with plans to legalize millions of illegal immigrants.
According to King, “all bets are off” on a continuing spending bill for the government if Obama moves ahead on his own.
“If the president wields his pen and commits that unconstitutional act to legalize millions, I think that becomes something that is nearly political nuclear,” King added, according to the Des Moines Register. “I think the public would be mobilized and galvanized and that changes the dynamic of any continuing resolution and how we might deal with that.”
Former President Jimmy Carter will headline a fundraising convention for Hamas, a group which has been recognized by the U.S. as a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
Breitbart News reports that Carter, 89, long known as a supporter of Hamas in its struggle with Israel, will be welcomed this weekend to the Detroit event by members of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), implicated by the Justice Department in a scheme to funnel $12 million to Hamas.
Foley rescue plan was ready, but Obama delayed authorization for 30 days Published by: Dan Calabrese
And by the time they got there, the hostages had been moved.
I don’t think it would be fair to say that James Foley’s death is on Obama for this. Foley’s death is on ISIS, period.
But what is fair to say is that presidential leadership in situations like this has to be decisive. What’s coming out is that special forces had a plan at the ready to rescue Foley, based on actionable intelligence that they understood was subject to change in short order. If you’re the president, and rescuing this guy is your priority, then you can’t spend a month hemming and hawing because something might go wrong and you’re not prepared to stand up and explain that to people
But it will come as a surprise to no one that, sadly, that is exactly how the Obama Administration works:
Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, took too long to authorise the mission.
Anthony Shaffer, a former lieutenant-colonel in US military intelligence who worked on covert operations, said: “I’m told it was almost a 30-day delay from when they said they wanted to go to when he finally gave the green light. They were ready to go in June to grab the guy [Foley] and they weren’t permitted.”
Another US defence source said: “The White House constantly goes back and forth on these things. These people are a bunch of academics who endlessly analyse stuff and ordering up another deep-thinking paper but can’t decide what to order for lunch.”
There is something to be said for careful deliberation, and when a situation is not urgent and the way forward is not clear, it’s often the right approach to take. This was clearly not one of those situations. If the White House wanted Foley rescued, they had to give the go-ahead and they had to do so quickly and decisively. One of Obama’s tragic weaknesses as a leader is that he doesn’t seem to understand when you simply have to make a decision, based on the best information you have, because time is of the essence and you simply have no choice but to make a call and then live with your call.
As the source quoted in the story above shows, this White House appears entirely incapable of doing that. They are so impressed with their own intellect that they’re convinced the more they think about it, the smarter their decision will be. And Obama has suffered from the beginning under the delusion that somehow the world will bend itself to fit his preconceived notion of what it should be – bad actors included.
I still say that’s not what cost James Foley his life. ISIS is 100 percent responsible for that. But it sure would be nice if we had a president who understood how to make decisions in the face of such a threat. Maybe next time the voters get a chance they’ll take that consideration a little more seriously – and they won’t be fooled into thinking certain people are ready for that scenario just because they make empty claims to be.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would push aldermen to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour no matter what Springfield lawmakers do on the issue this year.
Previously, the mayor had declined to say whether the city would move ahead with its own higher minimum wage even if state lawmakers raised the statewide minimum wage to $10 after the November election.
“Illinois should do it, and when Illinois does it, we’re going to take the steps necessary to get us to the $13 here in the city of Chicago, because it’s relevant to making sure work pays and making sure people can afford to live in the city of Chicago,” Emanuel said at a news conference about Chicago public high school graduation rates.
Emanuel’s comments came a day after he appeared with Vice President Joseph Biden and Gov. Pat Quinn to support increasing the minimum wage, a campaign issue they hope will drive Democratic voters to the polls this fall.
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.
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U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks AUG. 26, 2014
While Ferguson, Missouri, burns with racism and rioting, misinformation and mayhem over the Michael Brown shooting, another American city is also grappling with the death of an unarmed young man at the hands of police. The incident occurred just two days after the Ferguson event, but, unlike in that case, where a white cop shot a black youth, in this instance the races are reversed. Unlike in Ferguson, there is no allegation that the young man attacked the officer. And there is another difference:
The national media, Attorney General Holder, and Barack Obama are silent.
The young man was 20-year-old Salt Lake City resident and father-to-be Dillon Taylor. Taylor was leaving the 2102 South State Street 7-Eleven on August 11 with his brother, Jerrail Taylor, and cousin, Adam Thayne, when the incident occurred. Writes Fox 13:
When Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said in an early Tuesday morning press conference that 31 more people had been arrested overnight in Ferguson, he noted that not everyone arrested was from Ferguson. Some were from California and New York, and they were there deliberately to make trouble. Said Johnson: “Our officers came under heavy gunfire. This was not an act of protesters. This was an act of violent criminals.”
Johnson asserted that the arrests underscore that outsiders are the ones making trouble during the protests that ensued after the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a Ferguson police officer.
It happened at about 9:40 p.m. last night “when bottles were thrown from the middle and the edge of the crowd. These criminal acts came from a tiny minority of troublemakers,” explained Johnson. These acts were committed by those determined to extend and expand the riots and not by those peaceably protesting: “Protesters are peaceful and respectful. They don’t clash with police. They don’t throw Molotov cocktails.” He displayed two guns and a Molotov cocktail officers had seized from some of those arrested.
The decision by Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., to deploy the National Guard to the troubled community of Ferguson has raised a lot of questions about these citizen soldier units. After serving with distinction numerous times in both Iraq and Afghanistan, units of the National Guard are well thought of as military fighting men. Can they also be helpful in situations like Ferguson? Here is some information to help increase understanding of these direct lineal descendants of the Minute Men.
A suburban St. Louis, Missouri city is still smoldering in hot ashes from riots this week, as charges of racism and white police brutality are hurled into eagerly awaiting mainstream media cameras covering this lawlessness. The tragic death of Michael Brown. an unarmed teenager who was shot by a white police officer has been raised by Ferguson city protesters as the match that lit the fuse for the this summer’s riotous rampage.
Rage, fear and paralyzing hopelessness are truly the root emotions that seek and find refuge in the plantation of welfare entitlement thinking that President Obama has provided poor, black and minority citizens in America. Every action and every single syllable that has been uttered to cause a curtain of race baiting demagoguery to be embraced in urban America can be traced back to Obama’s pursuit of Democratic black victimization electioneering.
It would be very easy for Americans to dismiss what is happening in burnt out areas of Ferguson as the actions of raging monsters of the night or of poor hapless victims of GOP or Bush abandonment. Not so fast, President Bush has been gone for five years and the GOP does not hold the governor’s office.
Let’s get real. People with hate that has been fed by a political system that liberals use to promote hopelessness and permanent government entitlem
The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border.
Several dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last month, Texas National Guard Master Sgt. Ken Walker of the Joint Counterdrug Task Force said Thursday.
Several guardsmen were seen Thursday afternoon manning an observation tower along the busy road leading to the Hidalgo International Bridge.