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Supreme Court rebukes Obama
on recess appointments

Washington Post, by Robert Barnes

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/26/2014 11:01:01 PM

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority in making high-level government appointments in 2012 when he declared the Senate to be in recess and unable to act on the nominations. Obama made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at a time when the Senate was holding pro forma sessions every three days precisely to thwart the president’s ability to exercise the power. “The Senate is in session when it says it is,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the court, stressing that if the Senate is able to conduct business, that is

      


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Supreme Court rebukes Obama
on recess appointments
Washington Post, by Robert Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/26/2014 11:01:01 PM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority in making high-level government appointments in 2012 when he declared the Senate to be in recess and unable to act on the nominations. Obama made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at a time when the Senate was holding pro forma sessions every three days precisely to thwart the president’s ability to exercise the power. “The Senate is in session when it says it is,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the court, stressing that if the Senate is able to conduct business, that is

   

 

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Obama Comes To Minnesota
Today: A Sign of the Times
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/26/2014 9:44:26 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is in Minneapolis today. I know this because half of the city’s principal highways were closed down at rush hour and my commute was a nightmare. Obama will stay overnight and make more appearances tomorrow, so this is a major presidential visit. Much could be said about it–for example, Obama staged a meeting with a “middle-class” woman to show solidarity with those who are oppressed by his policies. Per the White House’s press release, he planned to “spend a day in the shoes of the St. Paul woman.” He had a cheeseburger with her at Matt’s Bar in

Doubled Oil, Natural Gas Estimates
Invite Fracking in Bakken, Three Forks
Breitbart Big Government, by Chriss W. Street    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/25/2014 11:10:48 PM     Post Reply
The US Geological Survey (USGS) ignited the Williston Basin oil boom in 2008 with its assessment of over two billion barrels of recoverable oil from the Bakken field but gave made no assessment of America’s Three Forks field to the south. The USGS just announced that its 2013 survey doubled its 2008 estimates for combined shale oil and recoverable natural gas deposits in the Bakken and Three Forks areas of the Williston basin to 7.4 billion barrels of oil and 6.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The USGS survey results are expected to dramatically increase oil and gas investment

The 1st Quarter Decline in GDP:
Cold Weather, or Bad Policy?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/25/2014 10:57:52 PM     Post Reply
This morning, as Steve noted, the Commerce Department revised its estimate of 1st quarter GDP to show a shocking 2.9% annualized decline. The White House tried to spin the awful numbers, arguing that the drop was largely accounted for by cold weather. (Does this mean that we should look forward to global warming as an economic boon?) But Senator Jeff Sessions got much closer to the heart of the matter with this statement: Growth last year was 1.9%—less than half of the White House predicted in 2009. And in 2012, the White House predicted growth this year would be 4.0%.

Sen. Cochran’s strategy to draw
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Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/25/2014 10:42:52 PM     Post Reply
In an e-mail sent late last week, the black Democratic mayor of Vicksburg, Miss., urged 2,000 supporters to vote Tuesday for Sen. Thad Cochran, crediting the Republican for securing federal money for key local projects and calling him one of the city’s “best economic development tools.” The voice of an African American state lawmaker was heard in a recorded phone call Tuesday asserting that Cochran stood between the state and a tea party conservative who would do away with government services. And full-page ads in black newspapers lauded the senator as a champion of historically black colleges.

Chait: How Hillary Became Marie Antoinette
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/25/2014 8:54:24 PM     Post Reply
New York Magazine´s Jonathan Chait lays out how, in just 6 short years, likely-2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went from being an economic populist looking out for the working class to Marie Antoinette. It was, Chait writes, "Hillary Clinton who quaffed beers with white working-class Democrats in her 2008 campaign against the abstract, yuppified idealism of Barack Obama. And it was Bill Clinton who, in a 2012 Democratic National Convention speech, folksily explained the party’s economic philosophy more concretely than Obama himself had ever managed." So what happened? Chait breaks it down into 7 points, some of them in defense of

   

 

  


 
Obama’s political bogey
on the golf course
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/24/2014 10:05:12 PM     Post Reply
On June 14, Sunni rebels threatened Baghdad after seizing much of Iraq — and President Obama fearlessly played a round at the Sunnylands Golf Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The next day, the militants posted pictures of their mass execution of Shiite members of Iraq’s security forces — and Obama boldly teed off again, at Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s Rancho Mirage estate. These split-screen scenes were reminiscent of the weekend in March when Russia was about to annex Crimea. Obama played golf both Saturday and Sunday at Key Largo, Fla.’s Ocean Reef resort with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and

IRAQ: US Action A Step Closer to
Reality as Immunity Agreement Secured
Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/24/2014 10:02:36 PM     Post Reply
As a precondition for US involvement in the region, Iraq has reportedly given assurances to President Obama that the United States military will be protected from being prosecuted in Iraqi courts, U.S. officials stated Monday. "The commander in chief would not make a decision to put our men and women in harm´s way without getting some necessary assurances," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. The agreement is not on par with a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). However, Obama administration officials said it is willing to take the Iraqi government’s word that US troops will be protected from criminal prosecution.

Obama will play up his
climate change agenda
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Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/24/2014 9:57:56 PM     Post Reply
With congressional elections looming, President Obama increasingly is catering to a staunch part of his political base: environmental groups, hard-core opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline and others who share the administration’s lofty goals surrounding climate change. White House officials will meet Wednesday with billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who is poised to pour $100 million into campaigns of congressional Democrats to help pursue the climate change agenda that he and the president share. Mr. Obama is scheduled to address the powerful League of Conservation Voters on Wednesday night, one year to the day after laying out his ambitious

ISIL hell-bent on creating Islamic
state to be launchpad for
attacks on U.S.
Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/24/2014 9:55:32 PM     Post Reply
The al Qaeda-linked army now conquering territory in Syria and Iraq ultimately wants its emerging Islamic state to be a launching pad for attacking the U.S. homeland, says a new congressional report. Four analysts at the Congressional Research Service made that assessment, citing intelligence reports and the words of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The CRS report, delivered to members of Congress, makes the point that ISIL is a well-organized, well-funded terrorist group with definite goals to take territory and kill people it considers nonbelievers. “Several leading representatives of the

Media Bias and the Obama Scandals
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/24/2014 9:46:25 PM     Post Reply
We live in a strange time. Historically, reporters and editors have believed that their job is to disseminate news. That is no longer true. Now, most reporters and editors believe that their principal function is to prevent people from learning things they are better off not knowing. Day after day, they run interference for their party, the Democrats. Blockading inconvenient stories from making the news is job number one. Consider Fast and Furious. The Obama administration deliberately encouraged guns to be sold illegally and transferred to Mexican drug lords, for reasons that have never been explained. Hundreds of Mexicans and

   

 

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Dick Cheney Predicts Another
9/11 In This Decade
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/24/2014 9:10:25 PM     Post Reply
When asked if the United States will “get through this decade without another massive attack on the homeland,” former vice president Dick Cheney replied that he thinks something even worse than the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is coming. “I doubt it,” Cheney said. “I think there will be another attack and the next time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one. You can just imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container, and drive it down the beltway outside Washington D.C.” Hewitt wondered if the



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