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03.28.17

Energy Independence Executive Order ‘A Pro-Growth And Pro-Environment Approach’

Sen. McConnell: 'I've Worked Hard To Defend Coal Communities And The Jobs That They, And So Many Across The Country, Depend Upon' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Throughout my career in the Senate, I've worked hard to defend coal communities and the jobs that they, and so many across the country, depend upon. These men and women have dedicated their lives to providing an affordable and reliable power source for our homes, businesses, and communities. They deserve our respect and our support. &hel… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Bypassing Congress ‘Not How Democracy Works’

USA Today: 'The Court Would Be Wise To Limit The President's Authority In This Area' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…now, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case … on core constitutional principles like the separation of powers and the duty to take care that the laws are faithfully executed. … the Administration's executive action 'stands in stark contravention to federal law and to the constitutional principle of the separation of powers.' It's also an 'explic… Continue Reading


04.04.16

Executive Actions ‘A Stark Contravention To Federal Law’ & ‘An Explicit Effort To Circumvent The Legislative Progress’ On Immigration

Even President Obama Admits His Scheme Is 'Very Difficult To Defend Legally' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed… The executive branch's job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforc… Continue Reading


02.23.16

‘There Are People In Gitmo Who Are So Dangerous That We Cannot Transfer Them’

SEC DEF: 'We're Not Going To Be Able To Close Gitmo By Magically Making Safe Everybody Who's In There' SEC DEF: 'There Are People In Gitmo Who Are So Dangerous That We Cannot Transfer Them' SEC. OF DEFENSE ASH CARTER: "[T]here are people in Gitmo who are so dangerous that we cannot transfer them to the custody of another government no matter how much we trust that government. I can't assure the president that it would be safe to do that. ... We're not going to be able to close Gitmo by magi… Continue Reading


01.20.16

‘Audacious Executive Action’

White House Looking to Force Political Test for Federal Contracts In Spite Of Explicit Ban On Such Action By Congress WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF DENIS McDONOUGH: "We'll do audacious executive action throughout the course of the year - I'm confident about that." ("President Obama May Require Federal Contractors to List Campaign Gifts," The New York Times, 1/19/2016) SEN. McCONNELL: "Apparently, President Obama is again considering imposing his Enemies List regulation by executive order - jus… Continue Reading


12.18.15

‘Strengthening The First Amendment’

'Cheer On These Restraints Against Government Harassment' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us … will help advance other important conservative priorities too, like strengthening the First Amendment..." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 12/17/15) "…cheer on these restraints against government harassment of political donors." (Editorial, "Free Speech and the Freedom Caucus," The Wall Street Journal, 12/18/15) 'First Amendment Wins In Congressional Deal' "… Continue Reading


11.18.15

Guantanamo North: ‘The Law Currently Does Not Allow For That’

Obama Administration Scheme To Transfer Terrorists From Gitmo To The U.S. Would Be 'Defying Congress, The Law And The Public' ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: 'With Respect To Individuals Being Transferred To The United States, The Law Currently Does Not Allow For That' REP. JIM SENSENBRENNER (R-WI): "I have a question relative to the issue of the Guantanamo detainees. Congress recently passed and the President is expected to sign into law legislation that explicitly prohibits the use of federal fun… Continue Reading


11.12.15

President Obama ‘Swore An Oath To Uphold The Laws’

President Obama: 'The Problem Is That I'm The President Of The United States, I'm Not The Emperor Of The United States. My Job Is To Execute Laws That Are Passed' "Congress has passed a $607 billion defense bill that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States - something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president in 2009. The Senate's vote of 91 to 3 gave final legislative approval to the measure. The House has already passed it with a veto-proof majo… Continue Reading


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


02.23.15

Presidential Power Grab: Dem Rhetoric vs. Reality

Dems Claim To Be 'Concerned About The Constitutional Separation Of Powers,' But When The Chips Are Down They Back A President Who Is Blatantly 'Ignoring The Law' Dem Rhetoric: 'Frankly Am Concerned About The Constitutional Separation Of Powers' SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV): "I disagree with the president's decision to use executive action to make changes to our immigration system..." (CBS News, 11/20/14) MANCHIN: "I also agree with my Republican colleagues that President Obama should not ha… Continue Reading

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