A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by immigration agents who challenged the Obama administration’s program that gives a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who earlier this year had expressed agreement with the agents’ contention that the deferred deportation program undermined their duty to enforce the law, said on Wednesday that it was not within his court’s jurisdiction to decide on what essentially is a dispute between federal employees and their employer, the U.S. government. President Obama implemented the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA
Comments: Another one bites the dust. The regime never seems to suffer the consequences of their illegal action. When they do lose in court they ignore the court order. What a mess we are in.
So basically if the administration wants to ignore or break the law they can, and no one anywhere will do anything to stop it. The article about America falling like Rome seems stale now. It´s already fallen and the only question is whether you´re lucky enough to live somewhere that can hold on like Constantinople for a while.
CNN is dying, and the cable network´s newly-installed chief can´t save it. Last week, during all kinds of big news about ObamaCare and the shooting at LAX, the former-most trusted name in news averaged only 385,000 total viewers and a measly 95,000 in the all-important 25-54 demo. The Hollywood Reporter notes that this is CNN´s worst showing "since the 20-year record lows last August" and "the lowest-rated week since Jeff Zucker took the reins." Easily topping all other networks for the week, FNC averaged 2.367 million viewers during the 8-11 p.m. primetime block. And in the targeted adults demographic, FNC´s 377,000
In 2012, the FCC contracted with the left-leaning Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism to study "entry barriers" to the media and see whether or not minority groups had enough access to the media. This year the FCC is launching a wide-ranging study that will require news agencies to inform the government on what stories they cover. What may follow that is a push for a new "fairness doctrine" as the FCC makes recommendations intended to force the media to air stories which the government wants reported. The 2012 study was carried out by University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication
A gunman opened fire inside the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J. Monday night, New Jersey State Police reported. There was no immediate word on any casualties. Police and SWAT teams were reported on the scene, with some stores in lockdown. WPIX 11 reported the shooting occurred about 9:30 pm on the second level near a Nordstrom’s department store.
National Review columnist Mark Steyn said Monday the lackluster rollout of the health-care law has crushed the “cool guy” impression of President Barack Obama. “It’s fascinating to me because it’s the reality of what it means — what ‘Obama is cool’ means,” Steyn said in an appearance on Dennis Miller’s radio show. “People just thought because they generally just responded to his vibe — that Obama’s version of government health care would just be way cooler, way modern. It would be iPhone 5 or whatever we’re up to by now of government health care. In fact, it’s even worse than the
First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting an event on Tuesday to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali, or “festival of lights,” to honor Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Hindus celebrate by placing small earthenware oil lamps called “diyas” in their homes to help the goddess find her way, according to the BBC’s online home schooling curriculum website. “In India Hindus will leave the windows and doors of their houses open so that Lakshmi can come in,” the website states. Diwali also marks the first day of the business year “and some Hindus will say prayers to the goddess for a successful
President Obama on Monday night addressed activists with Organizing for Action as they launch a drive to enroll consumers in Obamacare and said his last campaign would be making sure his signature health care law “works for every single person in America.” “I’ve run my last political campaign, but I’ve got one more campaign in me. The campaign to make sure this law works for every single person in America,” said Obama at an event at the St. Regis hotel in Washington, D.C. Obama delivered the remarks during an event focused on health care put together by OFA, which backs the president’s
Democrats and President Obama are being urged to go on the offense to save Obamacare and blame insurance companies for making them look like liars when they promised that costs wouldn’t surge and Americans could keep their policies and doctors. “For the life of me, I do not understand why we as Democrats are not aggressively blaming that on the insurance companies,” said Celinda Lake, a top Democratic pollster. “They are a fantastic enemy in this.” Lake, who with Republican pollster Ed Goeas on Monday released the highly anticipated George Washington University Battleground Poll, called on the president to stop focusing on
Young people are key for the Affordable Care Act to work, and as a result of a half-million-dollar grant by the California Endowment, TV shows regularly consumed by these young people will soon be weaving Obamacare into plotlines in order to get more of them enrolled in the health care program. If you’ve ever watched Modern Family or New Girl and thought, “Gee, if only I was learning about the benefits of a complex federal program during this, it would be so much better,” you’re in luck! The 18-month grant, to the Lear Center’s Hollywood Health & Society program, will be used
Kanye West does a lot to provoke, but this time he might have gone just a wee bit too far. His Yeezus tour has featured merchandise with the Confederate flag on them, and was even spotted wearing a jacket with the flag on it over the weekend. And somehow, he believes it’s perfectly all right. During an appearance on 97.1 AMP Radio, West dismissed the controversy over the flag, saying it’s much ado about nothing. He says he’s basically taking the flag and making it his own. “React how you want. Like I said, any energy you got is good energy. You
According to information obtained by Townhall, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms will soon be opening up a store inside ATF Headquarters in Washington D.C. in an effort to boost morale. "Currently the Office of the Director is in the process of coordinating the opening of an ATF store, which will be located in ATF HQ. The mission of the store is to serve current and former employees of ATF, Task Force Officers, and family members by promoting the general welfare and morale of the employees of ATF by providing, encouraging and supporting social, educational, and recreational activities of interest
Attorney General Eric Holder’s tone today at a press conference indicated that the Justice Department may be inching away from filing any criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Holder agreed to look at the case in April. Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in February 2012 and was acquitted of second-degree murder in July. Taking a wide range of questions from reporters today, Holder was asked what the timeframe is for an announcement or a decision on the case. “Mr. Attorney General, why haven’t federal charges been filed against George Zimmerman yet?” a reporter asked. “Well, the case of George Zimmerman and what happens
In his latest defense of his troubled health care reform law, President Obama on Monday night massaged past statements and told supporters that the administration had indeed promised Americans they could keep their insurance plans — as long as they hadn’t been changed. His remarks, offered at a gathering of Organizing for America volunteers in Washington, were the latest attempt by the White House to square its repeated past promises that no one would be forcibly kicked off an insurance plan with the fact that many Americans now face exactly that scenario. Many times over the past several years, the president reassured
Society crumbles when it takes cues from the underclass When Snooki, whose talents include getting sloppy drunk and throwing up on camera, made Barbara Walters’ “Ten Most Fascinating People” list a few years back, one could only ask: Was Octomom not available? Last year, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” which features a cornucopia of social ills, was TLC’s highest-rated show, attracting more cable viewers than the Republican National Convention, which had the misfortune to share the time slot with the charmers from Georgia. The show’s matriarch, June Shannon, has four daughters by four men, one of whose names she can’t recall. White Trash
President Barack Obama bragged to his aides that he´s ´really good at killing people,´ according to explosive claims in a new book about the 2012 presidential campaign. The revelation comes at a time when Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, has faced increasing criticism for his use of drones to target insurgents and terrorist suspects, particularly in Pakistan and Yemen. The London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that Obama has authorized 326 drone strikes. Since 2004, CIA unmanned aerial vehicles have killed 2,500 to 3,600 people--including up to
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he believed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could “easily” become the GOP presidential nominee in 2016 and “save our party.” Christie most recently made national news when he decided to drop a legal challenge to rulings in New Jersey state courts that declared same-sex marriage legal there. And not long before that, he changed his position on the question of whether illegal aliens should get in-state tuition rates at New Jersey state colleges. Now he backs legislation that
Mitt Romney said Sunday that Barack Obama lied about whether Americans could keep their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — a “fundamental dishonesty” that is “rotting” the president’s second term. “When he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period — he said that time and again — he wasn’t telling the truth,” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “That fundamental dishonesty has really put in peril the foundation of his second term.” Mr. Romney has maintained a relatively low
The National Republican Senate Committee, the GOP campaign arm responsible for Senate elections, has decided to use its political power to block consulting firm Jamestown Associates from receiving political work from GOP candidates or incumbents. Jamestown´s "sin" is working with the Senate Conservative Fund, an organization that supports conservative candidates for the US Senate. NRSC communications staffer Brad Dayspring, a former spokesman for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), told The New York Times on Friday, “We’re not going to do
Congressional Republicans have stoked consumer fears and confusion with charges that the health care reform law is causing insurers to cancel existing policies and will force many people to pay substantially higher premiums next year for coverage they don’t want. That, they say, violates President Obama’s pledge that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that. By law, insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don’t provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So they’ve sent cancellation notices to
The Wall Street Journal broke the news this weekend that, even as President Obama was telling the American people they could keep their health plans, “some White House policy advisors objected to the breadth of Mr. Obama’s ‘keep your plan’ promise. They were overruled by political aides.” Overruled by political aides? This is simply damning. It’s not easy to get a lie into a presidential speech. Every draft address is circulated to the White House senior staff and key Cabinet officials in something called the “staffing process.” Every line is reviewed by dozens of senior officials, who offer comments and
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney isn´t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans´ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016. Who does the 2012 GOP nominee put on his list of "very capable people?" His ex-running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But Romney says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "stands out as one of the very strongest lights." Romney was asked on NBC´s "Meet the Press" whether Texas Sen. Cruz is a "potential light." Romney said he´s not going to disqualify anybody.
Too smart to be President. Is that really Barack Obama´s problem? Mika Brzezinski thinks so. On today´s Morning Joe, as Mike Barnicle and John Heilemann kicked around the notion, as others have before, that President Obama doesn´t much like politics and the people in it, Brzezinski piped up with a different explanation for his aloofness: he´s "too smart for the job," she suggested. View the video after the jump. Heilemann had a quick comeback: "I´m not saying that, although I´m sure that´s your gloss on it." Joe Scarborough suggested that such was Obama´s gloss on it as well. So what
This will not go over well for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to the new book “Double Down,” in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he’s “really good at killing people” while discussing drone strikes. Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment in his review of the book. The reported claim by the commander-in-chief is as indisputable as it is grim. Obama oversaw the 2009 surge in Afghanistan, 145 Predator drone strikes in NATO’s 2011 Libya operations, the May 2011 raid that
More than a decade ago, Kmart was Wal-Mart´s biggest rival. But today the Sears-owned chain is in a tailspin, plagued by negative sales and disinterested customers. Last year, the company closed 100 stores after a disastrous holiday season. Brian Sozzi at Belus Capital Advisors visited several Kmart locations and took photos that illustrate how grim it is at the retailer. "The research and photos presented below show that Kmart, believe it or not, may be in worse fundamental shape than Sears!" Sozzi writes. "By fundamental I mean dreadful to visit, borderline unsafe stores that are sending the division’s financials down
AUSTIN— Nadia Bolz-Weber bounds into the University United Methodist Church sanctuary like a superhero from Planet Alternative Christian. Her 6-foot-1 frame is plastered with tattoos, her arms are sculpted by competitive weightlifting and, to show it all off, this pastor is wearing a tight tank top and jeans. Looking out at the hundreds of people crowded into the pews to hear her present the gospel of Jesus Christ, she sees: Dockers and blazers. Sensible shoes. Grandmothers and soccer moms. Nary a facial piercing. To Bolz-Weber’s bafflement, this is now her congregation: mainstream America. These are the people who put her