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11.09.15

‘Decision First, The Law Later’

Is The Obama Administration Getting Ready To Violate The Law For A 2nd Time On Guantanamo Bay? "The Pentagon's plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected in the coming week, includes details suggesting that the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado is one suitable site to send detainees whom officials believe should never be released, administration officials said." ("Pentagon's Plan To Close Guantanamo Expected In Coming Week," Associat… Continue Reading


11.06.15

Guantanamo: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Obama Administration Will 'Not Take Anything Off The Table' In Zeal To Bring Terrorists Who 'Will Seek To Reengage In Terrorist … Activities' To America SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "When the administration transfers a Guantanamo detainee who was formerly assessed as a high risk for reengagement in terrorism, the onus is on the administration to explain openly to the American people what has changed. A failure to do so suggests the administration is more interested in emptying Guantanamo… Continue Reading


11.06.15

President Obama Rejects American Jobs

American Public & Unions Support 'The Creation Of Good Paying Jobs' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I wish I were surprised by the President's decision to reject this jobs and infrastructure project. But it's become painfully clear that the President is more interested in appeasing deep-pocketed special interests and extremists than helping tens of thousands of Americans who could have benefited from Keystone' s good jobs." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 11/6/15) 'The Party's Liberal … Continue Reading


11.04.15

Obamacare Sticker Shock Stress Sweeps America

Consumer 'Too Upset' To Finish Premium Increase Letter, Democratic Governor 'Extremely Unhappy' With Obamacare Unaffordability "…as a third sign-up season gets under way, President Barack Obama's health care law is approaching limits." ("Higher Premiums Likely To Slow ObamaCare Signups In Law's Third Year," Associated Press, 11/2/15) "Costs are going up on the private, taxpayer-subsidized coverage sold through HealthCare.gov and state insurance exchanges, and many of the more than 10 … Continue Reading


11.03.15

Obamacare: ‘The Grim Announcements Keep Coming’

'Nearly Half Of The 23 [Co-Op] Programs Set Up Under The Affordable Care Act Have Failed' SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "Remember when President Obama's mantra was 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it?' Now the administration is singing a different tune… For some people, their old plan won't be available at any price. This includes more than a half-million people insured by one of the health co-ops that have shut down in 11 states over the past few months." (Sen. Barrasso,… Continue Reading


11.03.15

EPA’s Water ‘Nightmare’

'We've Heard Horror Stories' About The EPA EPA Waters Of The U.S. Regulation: 'A Nightmare For U.S. Citizens' "Barack Obama's water war… a massive power grab by Washington." ("Barack Obama's Water War," Politico, 5/27/15) "…it will give bureaucrats carte blanche to swoop in and penalize landowners every time a cow walks through a ditch." ("Barack Obama's Water War," Politico, 5/27/15) "With their efforts to redefine waters to be regulated by the Clean Water Act, they've… Continue Reading


10.28.15

Obamacare: Paying More, Getting Less

'Noticeable Premium Increases,' Fewer Medical Specialists Obamacare 'Premiums Will Increase An Average Of 7.5%,' 'Some Jumped By Double Digits' "The Obama administration said many consumers will see noticeable premium increases when buying health coverage on insurance exchanges in 2016…" ("Premiums For Health Insurance Bought On Exchanges To Climb In 2016," The Wall Street Journal, 10/26/15) "Premiums will increase an average of 7.5% for the benchmark silver insurance plan next ye… Continue Reading


10.27.15

‘Wave’ Of Opposition To EPA Power Grab Grows

'Publication Of The EPA's Carbon Rule … Has Prompted A Flurry Of Legal And Legislative Action' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The publication of these regulations does not represent an end, but a beginning. It's the beginning of a new front to defend hardworking Middle Class Americans from massive regulations that target them. That front is opening here in Congress, and it's opening across the country as states file lawsuits and Governors stand up for their own Middle Class constituent… Continue Reading


10.22.15

Obamacare: A Lose-Lose Situation

In 2016 American Workers Face A Choice: 'Harsh' Penalties Or 'Obscene' Premiums OPTION ONE: The $695 'Harsh, Stiff Penalties' THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): "…a mandate does not work unless you impose harsh, stiff penalties on those who don't purchase it." (CNN's "Newsroom," 2/23/08) "…the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact…" ("Bigger Bite For Health Law Penalty On Uninsured," AP, 10/19/15) 2016: "The math is harsh: The federal penalt… Continue Reading


10.21.15

They Knew: Co-ops Would Fail

Billions Lost As 'One-Third Of Obamacare Co-Ops Are Now Officially Dead' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "Barely a week goes by that we don't see another harmful consequence of this poorly conceived, badly executed law. Despite repeated Obama administration bailout attempts, this is the latest in a string of broken promises with real consequences for the people of Kentucky who may now be losing the health insurance they had and liked twice within the past three years because of Obamacare's fail… Continue Reading


10.20.15

Vetoing American Security

As Global Crises Continue To Spread, President Obama's Threat To Veto The Bipartisan Defense Bill Remains Unchanged Q: "On the Hill yesterday, lawmakers reached a compromise on the annual defense authorization bill." … JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: "…if the President got this bill he'd veto." (White House Press Briefing, 9/30/15) "American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. …Refu… Continue Reading


10.19.15

Kate’s Murder Is Not An Isolated Incident

Thousands Of Criminals Remain In This Country As Local Jurisdictions Defy Federal Law Kate Steinle Family: Who In Their Right Mind Would Let A Seven Time, Undocumented, Violent Felon Loose On The Streets "Officials said Steinle was walking on Pier 14 with her father on July 1 when she was shot dead. 'As she fell, she said 'help me dad,' Jim Steinle said.'" ("Parents Of Woman Killed At San Francisco's Pier 14 File Legal Claims," KGO, 9/1/15) "Within an hour of the shooting, police arrested … Continue Reading


10.19.15

Time To ‘Help Protect American Lives’

Victims' Families, Law Enforcement Groups Speak Out In Support of Legislation to Enact 'Kate's Law' and to Address 'Sanctuary Cities' "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday announced the Senate would vote… on legislation to enact 'Kate's Law,' [and to] strip any jurisdiction qualifying as a 'sanctuary city' of federal grant money. 'Kate's Law' is a campaign to impose a penalty of a minimum of five years in prison for any illegal immigrant who is deported and then … Continue Reading


10.07.15

‘Waste Of Time’?

Supporting Our Troops, Funding Our Veterans, & Doing The Basic Work Of Government Isn't A 'Waste Of Time' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "…if the President is serious in his just-restated commitment to taking all steps necessary to combat ISIL, then he'll know that signing this bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act is anything but the 'waste of time' some of his allies might pretend it to be. It's essential." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 10/7/15) Dems: Doing Our Job '… Continue Reading


10.06.15

Obama’s Regulatory Blitz: ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’

51 Regulations Are Promulgated By Bureaucrats For Every Law Passed SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): 'The costs of these regulations are real' "In the final 15 months of the Obama administration, Washington bureaucrats are working overtime, to finalize new rules on everything from prairie puddles to power plants. … In this administration's race to control more of what Americans do every day, it has lost all perspective. The rules are based on ideology, rather than practicality. The result is… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Will Obama ‘Make History, But Not In A Good Way’?

With Global Crises Spreading, President Obama Threatens To Veto Bipartisan Defense Bill "American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. …Refusing to sign this bill would make history, but not in a good way. Mr. Obama should let it become law…" (Editorial, "Mr. Obama's Veto Threat," The Washington Post, 10/4/15) Q: "On the Hill yesterday, lawmakers reached a compromise on the annual defense authorization bi… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Pres. Obama Forgets His Defense Veto Threat

Congress Has Shown Bi-Partisan Support For A Long-Term Defense Program, Which President Obama Has Vowed To Veto President Obama Says Our Military Needs 'Long-Term Planning,' Contradicts His Veto Threat PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Part of what makes us a leader is when we govern effectively, and we keep our own house in order. And we pass budgets. And we can engage in long-term planning… And we can't just keep on kicking down the road without solving any problems or doing any long-term planning fo… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Shock: Dems Block Funding For Vets

Last Week Dems Again Blocked Funding For Active Duty Troops, Families, And Veterans "Democrats on Thursday blocked the Senate from turning to a $78 billion spending measure for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military base construction." ("Democrats Block Veterans Funding Bill As Budget Talks Loom," Associated Press, 10/1/15) SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "'They issued press releases praising the bill, but they seem prepared to block the Senate from even debating this bill, too,' he said… Continue Reading


10.01.15

EPA Ozone Rule: ‘Costliest Regulation In History’

'Unattainable' EPA Rule Would Have 'Huge Economic Impact,' 'Could Cost The Equivalent of 1.4 Million Jobs Annually' EPA's 'Environmental Justice' Will 'Jeopardize A Resurgence In American Manufacturing' "In August 2011, as President Obama prepared to unveil a major new environmental regulation on smog, his political advisers issued a warning: The rule would affect power plants and factories throughout the Midwest, slowing the economy in states like Ohio that would be crucial to the presi… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Tilting At Climate Windmills

U.S. Workers Pay For President's Anti-Energy Efforts, While Foreign Nations Scoff PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE CRUSADE: 224,000 Jobs 'Eliminated,' 'Electricity Bills Up,' '$50 Billion In Annual Costs' "The heart of the U.S. commitment consists of proposed EPA power plant regulations that industry groups and congressional Republicans are already trying to undercut, both by pursuing court challenges and by urging states not to comply." ("Obama Pledges Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts," Politico, 3… Continue Reading

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