President Trump slammed a federal judge from Hawaii Wednesday night for blocking what he called his “watered-down” travel ban on people from six predominately Muslim countries.Trump spoke shortly after US District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson issued a preliminary injunction, saying it might violated the constitutions establishment clause by singling out people from one religion. “Let me give you the bad news, the sad news. A judge has blocked our executive order on travel ban. . . The order he blocked was a watered down order from the first order,” Trump said during a rally in Nashville, while referring to the
Dear President Trump....I don´t know if you read Lucianne, but in case you do, please allow me to offer that you have already tried to change your Executive Order on Immigration once in order to satisfy a court that has no jurisdiction over your constitutional authority as President. If you do it again, it just plays more into their hand and sets precedent for and justification of their interference. I think we need to recognize that these Leftists are at war with us. Are we going to let it stand and once again let them use our rules against us? The Judiciary has gotten completely out of hand. I wish I could offer some sensible guidance as to how to deal with them; I on;y know that they need to be dealt with quickly...sorry for rambling.
Trump is right on about this ban. He has every right to control our borders and to prohibit anyone who comes into our country from a place that does not vet these people. The Presidents main job is to protect the citizens of the USA. The judges are acting out in a political manner.
One part of "The Swamp" that needs some attention is the increasingly political willfulness of our modern crop of so-called "federal judges." Faithful to ideology, not the law, reasoning from a desired conclusion backwards has become the norm for many.
Congress can´t fire them, but it can restrict their jurisdiction. Given my impression of the modern federal judiciary, I think all jurisdiction, save that over domestic relations and automobile accidents, should be removed from the federal trial courts.
Judges continue with their overreach because they do not suffer any repercussions for their actions. Get your Andrew Jackson on, President Trump, and tell that little pipsqueak and Obama drone to enforce his ruling. Go about your constitutionally mandated duties as if this Judge did not exist. Someone, sometime has to stop unconstitutional judicial activism. It is nothing more than black robed tyranny.
What President Trump read last night was the McCarran - Walter ( two democrats) Act of 1952. It gives Trump and every president the complete and final authority on immigration. The 9th circuit is disregarding the law in favor of personal politics.
Doesn´t this issue have the same parallels as when we get into our cars every day and drive somewhere? It is a matter of civility and is a civil process so that chaos does not occur. We have traffic signals, stop signs, warnings on the side of the road, speed traps, police officers etc., etc. If we do nothing with the immigration issue, it will result in chaos. That is what Obama and the Democrats thrive on because they are clueless and faithless. I want our President putting controls in place with immigration.
Actually, the Congress CAN limit the reach of the judiciary and CAN indeed FIRE lousy judges. Ask Alcee Hastings. And that´s under existing law and Constitution. I want to see an Amendment that provides for strict lifetimeTerm Limits for ALL federal judges at ALL levels. Non-renewable ones at that. Put it in the same amendment that strictly term limits all member of the Congress, both Houses. Term limits for judges, and annual performance reviews of the sort that are common in most companies I´ve worked in. There is NO support in the Constitution, none whatsoever, for these smelly notions of "judicial supremacy". For that matter, there is no specific support for the judiciary to be co-equal with the other two branches. And the idiot notion of "judicial review" is, likewise, unsupported and unsupportable. FIRE this nitwit-in-black-robes, and continue from there. Most of the 9th Circus should be unemployed by sundown today, and a large part of the D.C. Circuit as well.
#8, a federal judge blocked Smidgen´s ban on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The difference here is that Smidgen ignored the judge and I believe that the ban is still in place all these years later. PDT should do the same - let the left scream - Smidgen set the precedent.
Throughout history, from Jesus to the Magna Carta to the Boston Tea Party to Womens Suffrage to Ghandi to Rosa Parks to MLK to Reagan to the present: disobedience is occasionally necessary to break an establishment stalemate and effect change. That disobedience is preferably done in a civil and non-violent fashion when possible, but violence is sometimes necessary as a last resort, as the American revolution and Civil War unfortunately demonstrate.
This is such a time (for civil disobedience, not yet violence). President Trump must go "full Jackson" (as I heard on Breitbart News Daily this morning) and simply defy these judges. It is said that "possession is nine tenths of the law", and it is time for President Trump to take possession of this matter by politely telling these judges to go to hell. That would force the issue to the SCOTUS post haste. No more delays. Then on to Congress for final resolution of the jurisdiction of these robed lawyers.
I see no reason why BarackHussein´s stooges should be allowed to undermine the safety of the American people. This, and whatever they have in store next to facilitate the spread of Islam and Islamic terror, cannot be allowed to stand.
Hope nobody is surprised by this. The left will never go along with Trump on anything. Expect the same when the Trump administration starts changing vetting procedures.
The left is trying to rule the nation through the judiciary, the legislative, and government bureaucracy.
Only suggestion I have is get ready for the long haul. Vote the left out of office at every opportunity. Drain (fire) the leftists out of the bureaucratic swamp. Appoint new judges when the old ones step down. Keep the left out of the executive branch. It will take decades to undo all the damage the left has done.
States´ rights is one thing, but this is personal political views and misuse of power.
Impeach and remove these idiots who took and oath to follow the guide of the Constitution. THAT alone is basis enough for removal.
Why have we allowed this kind of thing? Because the fight for lawful government is important to us and there are few people willing to fight for the Constitution if it opposed THEM from doing as they please.
Hussien was spotted in Hawaii two days before this judge blocked PRESIDENT Trumps travel ban. So why is it so important to Hussien to lift that travel ban. So important that hussien ran off to Hawaii. Maybe because it keeps certain people from being vetted. Why does this bother hussien soooo much
If what I´ve read in other articles about his individual, he needs to be arrested and thoroughly investigated for ties to terrorist organizations. This goes so far beyond Judicial over reach that I can think of no other action that can be taken.
At this stage of the game you would have to be extremely stupid to believe that the federal courts have not been politicized and that this Obama nominated activist liberal judge did not issue a highly political ruling.
The leftists and the liberal Democrats have been busy molding foreign origin Muslims into a new identifiable minority group and liberal Democrat voter constituency. In that respect, and in keeping with liberal Democrat political philosophy they believe that there should effectively be open borders for Muslims coming to the USA from Africa and the Middle East, ignoring that a percentage of those Muslims are bound to be adherents to an Islamist political ideology that believes that all means, including violent terror activities, are fair game after the Muslim population grows to a percentage in the future when they consider it likely that the US Constitution can be overthrown and the USA converted to Islam.
One of the reasons that President Trump was elected was his pledge to use changes in immigration processing procedures to keep potential radical foreign origin Muslims out of the USA. The liberal Democrats oppose keeping any Muslims out of the USA, with Hillary Clinton stating before the election that she intended to increase Muslim immigration by 650%. That´s why we have such a politically based decision coming from the Hawaii federal judge.
The economic interest of a State within the Union is the SOLE responsibility of the Federal Government, per the Commerce clause of the Constitution. To link that with "values" of one State and then use it as an argument against the proper Constitutional Powers endowed upon the President of the United States to provide for our National Security and control of immigration is outrageous and illegal. This "Judge" should be Impeached and removed from the Bench by Congress. He is a hideous example of the Judiciary.
Not only that, but who says a Federal Judge can tell his Boss what he can, or can´t do?? This is a REAL stretch. The Dems just set themselves up for a real Constitutional Powers showdown and at the worst of possible times, the Republicans hold all 3 Houses.
Many suggestions, while ostensibly well meaning, still permit potential terrorists to continue entering the country. Impeachments, trials, and appeals will take months - with no assurance of success. Defying these judges´ orders is the only way to keep the terrorists out - now - and get the matter to SCOTUS next week instead of next fall. Time to cut through the red tape.
That is the "quick solution". The black robed tyrants will continue their abuse of power until they are forced to stop. Something about mules and two by fours.
If this kind of action by the Dims continues, it just might cause the citizens of the country to step in and take over and put a stop to all of this. It is so blatant to so many of us of just how it doesn´t follow the Constitution and actually is opposite what is written in the Constitution that just about anyone can see what these type of judges are doing. And why. I seem to recall a bit of the Constitution that federal judges are appointed for life and "shall hold their Offices during good Behavior". And making this type of ruling is not "good behavior" if one only reads the constitution.
What is more important general tourism in Hawaii, some foreign origin Muslim having his mother coming to visit from Iran, the ability of businesses to hire foreign origin Muslims at a lower cost than hiring American workers, or the way foreign origin Muslims in foreign countries "feel"; or the national security of the USA as determined by the President of the USA in accordance with his authorities under the US Constitution or the immigration laws?
Judge, a Harvard Law School classmate of Obama, was appointed by Obama. Obama´s jaunt to Hawaii was a whirlwind two days only, enough time to make arrangements for the judge to block Trump´s executive order. There was no other purpose in Obama´s quickie trip.
President Donald Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials,
After Reddit users managed to track down the accounts on the site belonging to murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, someone began editing and deleting his comments. While it is unclear if someone is actually logged in and meddling with his account, or if Reddit took it upon themselves to remove identifying information about someone who is no longer living — it is still an odd occurrence.Reddit users first located Rich’s main account, ‘MeGrimlock4’, where Rich had posted looking for his parent’s lost dog and left his email address.
The Washington Post has published a “blind item” White House report — where not only its sources but the subject of the article is anonymous. Using “people familiar with the matter” as sources, the Post’s Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky report that the investigation into the Trump campaign and its connections to Russia “has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching the highest levels of government.” The person is a senior White House adviser “close to the president,” but the unnamed sources would not identify that official, the Post reported.
A federal court has thrown out the civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of the Texas teenager known as “Clock Boy.”The lawsuit alleged that the city of Irving and Irving school district discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed at Irving MacArthur High School in September of 2015.Mohamed, a Muslim teenager who was 14 years old at the time, brought a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But an alarm on the clock went off in his English class and the teacher confiscated it. He was sent to the principal’s office.
As President Donald Trump heads overseas for his first international trip as President, many in the international community will be watching his national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, who has just experienced one of the most politically challenging weeks of his career. The trip -- to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, a NATO summit in Brussels and a G7 summit in Sicily -- will be fraught with international risks, and much of it is riding on the ability of McMaster to steer the President in the right directions. Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ´do-or-die´ foreign trip
When the White House backed off its efforts to dump Sebastian Gorka on another federal agency, the controversial counterterrorism advisor had the president himself to thank, The Daily Beast has learned.After news emerged last week that the Trump administration was setting the stage to move the British-born national security aide out of the White House, President Donald Trump and his chief strategist Stephen Bannon “personally intervened” to put a halt to Gorka’s White House eviction, two senior administration sources said.
Jim DeMint´s ouster from The Heritage Foundation came as a shock to the hundreds of scholars and staffers who´ve seen the organization´s political influence grow thanks to DeMint’s controversial decision to align the leading conservative think tank closely with Donald Trump. But interviews with over a dozen sources at the center of the drama suggest Heritage´s stewards — particularly DeMint´s predecessor, Ed Feulner, and Feulner´s sharp-elbowed protégé, Mike Needham — became convinced that DeMint was incapable of renewing the foundation´s place as an intellectual wellspring of the conservative movement. Days of speculation, tension, and internal bickering came to a close on Tuesday:
Thousands of labor and immigrant right activists took to the streets Monday for a wave of protests in conjunction with May Day, a day that sparks protests annually among progressives but which took on a sharper edge this year over concerns about President Donald Trump´s agenda. Across the country, groups urged immigrant workers to skip work, school and shopping to demonstrate their impact on the economy. In Austin, activists staged a sit-in at the governor´s office at the capitol complex to protest a bill increasing immigration enforcement in Texas.
The Trump administration is discontinuing a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, according to officials.The "Let Girls Learn" program, which she and President Barack Obama started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN. While aspects of the initiative´s programming will continue, employees have been told to stop using the "Let Girls Learn" name and were told that, as a program unto itself, "Let Girls Learn" was ending.
WASHINGTON — When President Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday, White House officials saw it as part of a routine diplomatic outreach to Southeast Asian leaders. Mr. Trump, characteristically, had his own ideas.During their “very friendly conversation,” the administration said in a late-night statement, Mr. Trump invited Mr. Duterte, an authoritarian leader accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines, to visit him at the White House. Now, the administration is bracing for an avalanche of criticism from human rights groups. Two senior officials said they expected the State Department and the National Security
In December 2014, Hillary Clinton made up her mind to run for president. But even as her team geared up in early 2015 for the formal announcement in April, the campaign was beset by problems: press leaks, the burgeoning e-mail-server scandal, competing speechwriters, divided staffers, leaderless advisers and a meddling Bill Clinton. Yet the most alarming issue of all, authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes reveal in this exclusive excerpt from their new book, “Shattered,” was the candidate’s inability to convey a clear vision or message.
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Climate change” and “child marriage” are “interconnected” issues, said Chelsea Clinton on Monday. Participating in a left-wing discussion panel framed as a meeting for “social justice,” she was introduced as an “activist, thought leader, and change agent.” Using "climate change" as a euphemism for the narrative of anthropogenic global warming, Clinton framed the burning of fossil fuels as exacerbating other perceived social and political issues (emphasis added): “[We] carry multiple concerns in both our head and our heart. Just listening to the concerns around education and climate change, women’s health, child marriage, access to technology, all of those are of
Michelle Obama has been enjoying her Italian vacation in style—and got a welcome fit for a star as she and her husband visited the city of Siena, Tuscany today. The former First Lady looked especially glamorous as she stepped out in a flirty shoulder-baring top, paired with a high-waisted khaki-colored pants. Her husband, who previously went out for a scenic bike ride in the countryside, had ditched his sporty outfit for a polished shirt and pants. A massive crowd cheered after spotting the former presidential couple, with some fans yelling: ´President Obama!´ Scroll down for video The pair, who arrived in Italy Friday
While Barack was hitting the links in Tuscany, Michelle Obama was hitting the sights about 67 miles away ... and looking good in pink doing it. The former First Lady was strolling around in Montalcino, Italy this weekend -- and she appeared to be the talk of the small town. You can´t blame the locals ... she kinda stood out with the pink and white. Plus ... it´s Michelle Freakin´ Obama. She´ll always turn heads. Michelle snagged a second for herself during a food break, but then it was right back into the international spotlight. Togliti di mezzo!
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