Whatever else one can say about President Trump’s so-called travel ban, it has ignited a fabulous feud among the riders of the 9th United States Appeals Circuit. One has called the whole case a “folly” and likened it not just to a dog being wagged by its tail but also to a St. Bernard “being wagged by a flea on its tail.” It’s hard not to imagine that, from the high bench, the sages of the Supreme Court are enjoying the spectacle. The business about the St. Bernard and the flea is from of one the clearest-thinking judges on the whole
Having once lived in Ceaucescu´s communist Romania, I understand completely Judge Kosinski´s love of America and freedom. At the time I lived there, 1983-1986, I could not imagine the evil I saw there ever occurring in the US and I told my husband that I would take up arms if the need arose, to prevent it.
PDT will prevail, though it may take a watering of the tree of liberty to make it happen.
The federal judiciary is a political body with no checks or balances. It is autocratic, un-elected, un-=Democratic, un-accountable, and un-American. It´s a corrupt institution that cannot be reformed and therefore must be done away with.
"The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour,"
Congress!... people ... Congress! holds ALL power then by extension We Do !
I think some of the learned justices in the 9th circuit finally woke up and realized they could face punishment for their stupidity. They are used to being the laughing stock of America, but THIS is a clown car trip too far.
The federal courts are throughly politicized and are being used by the liberal Democrats to pass social policies that they can´t get passed through Congress.
The activist liberal Democrat appointed judges could care less about their decisions following the US Constitution, the law, Supreme Court and Circuit Court precedents, as they are engaged in pushing a liberal progressive political agenda.
That becomes more obvious by reading the outline of the latest opinion released by the Obama appointed federal judge in Hawaii who proclaimed that aliens all over the world, especially Muslims who want to come into the USA have the Constitutional "right" to do so, that the President cannot stop them on national security grounds, and must issue them visas to enter the USA thus intimating to real world people that the US Constitution is nothing more than a national suicide pact.
Clearly the American people have had enough of that from judges, and that is one of the primary reasons that President Trump was elected.
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.
Saturday marks President Trump’s 100th day in office, and to celebrate the occasion he got a bit too candid in an Oval Office interview with Reuters. Obviously certain elements of being president are pretty fun, but President Trump has discovered that it isn’t all playing with trucks and pressing a button that makes Cokes appear. Sometimes there’s work to be done, and as it turns out being leader of the free world is a lot harder than running a fake university and playing a caricature of a rich person on TV.“I loved my previous life. I had so many things
PARIS -- French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff election between populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.French politicians on the moderate left and right, including the Socialist and Republicans party losers in Sunday´s vote, immediately urged voters to block Le Pen´s path to power in the May 7 contest.Voters narrowed the presidential field from 11 to two. Both that vote and the May 7 runoff are widely seen as a litmus test for the populist wave that
WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision. Mr. Comey’s plan was to tell Congress that the F.B.I. had received new evidence and was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton, the presidential front-runner. The move would violate the policies of an agency that does not reveal its investigations or do anything that may influence an election. But Mr. Comey had declared the case closed, and he believed
Before there was Trump, there was O’Reilly’s populism infused with a New York sensibility. Dear Reader (I said “reader.” This will not be the venue for Caitlyn Jenner’s nude debut.), Bill O’Reilly is leaving Fox, and I can’t say I’ll miss him. I don’t mean that to sound too harsh (not that he much cared about sounding too harsh). The truth is I almost never watched his show, unless it was on someplace where I didn’t have control of the remote. That’s not quite the slight it may seem to be either. My job often makes me feel like Lucy
Aaron Hernandez may have murdered a former pal to protect his most guarded secret — that he was bisexual, a new report says.The muscle-bound former New England Patriots tight end allegedly had a longtime male lover, a friend from high school, and left behind a suicide note this week addressed to a gay jailhouse lover, Newsweek said.The suicide note was one of three found in Hernandez’s cell after he hanged himself Wednesday — the other two were to his fiancée and to his 4-year-old daughter.Hernandez, 27, had been serving life without parole in a Massachusetts prison for the 2013 shooting
Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing or wounding more than 100 soldiers, authorities said Saturday.The updated number of specific soldiers killed or wounded in the attack Friday was not immediately clear. The Afghan ministry of defense said it will provide a breakdown later Saturday. Earlier Friday, Qahar Araam, an army spokesman, said at least eight soldiers died. At the time of attack, security forces were observing Friday prayers. The militants engaged in a six-hour battle with soldiers that left five fighters dead, he said. The base attacked is the headquarters of the
A pair of top House Democrats is calling on the White House to hand over any possible "tapes" of conversations between President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey and all communications relating to his dismissal. In a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn, Reps. John Conyers, D-Michigan, and Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, asked for the materials following Mr. Trump´s tweet Friday morning in which he suggested that "tapes" might exist and that Comey should hope that there are none. Under normal circumstances, we would not consider credible any claims that the White House may have taped conversations of meetings
The tectonic plates of cable news ratings are shifting, as Fox News struggles to recover from sexual harassment scandals and the departure of its most popular host, Bill O’Reilly. As the de facto champion of conservative views in the mass media, Fox News plays a vital role in the conservative movement, and these developments are a little scary, even for those of us who resent the recent drift of the channel. The TV Newser ratings summaries tell the story. Compare the data from random pre-scandal date of Thursday, November 17, 2016 with the latest Thursday, May 11. Pre-scandal, DNC comfortably
A fiery Michelle Obama vigorously defended the healthy eating initiative that was her biggest legacy as First Lady on Friday, telling a public health summit in Washington D.C. that something was “wrong” with an administration that did not want to give consumers nutrition information or teach children to eat healthily. “We gotta make sure we don’t let anybody take us back,” Obama said. “This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you? And why is
President Trump is considering at least four people with law enforcement experience to replace James Comey as FBI director, according to a new Bloomberg report. Among those being considered is House Benghazi Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), a former federal prosecutor, and former Bush administration Justice Department official Alice Fisher, according to a White House official. Former Republican Rep. Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly are also on Trump´s list. The list is likely to grow, according to the official: Trump once called Gowdy´s Benghazi hearings a "disaster," suggesting they fell short Text corrected by Staff*
Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday bashed critics who complain that kids don´t like the healthier food served under the school meal changes implemented during the Obama administration. "How about we not let kids completely guide everything?" she said, speaking at the annual summit on childhood obesity for the Partnership for a Healthier America. "How about we stop asking kids how they feel about their food? Kids, my kids included, if they could eat pizza and french fries every day with ice cream on top and a soda, they would think they were happy, until they got sick. "That
This is a “golden age of journalism” wrote New York Times reporter Sopan Deb on Wednesday. And to prove his point the next day the media created a scandal out of a report that President Donald Trump was served two scoops of ice cream with his pie while having dinner with Time magazine reporters, while the reporters were served only one scoop. The waiters know well Trump’s personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski mustered up her most condescending tone of voice and attacked White House advisor, Kellyanne Conway Friday morning for being ‘politics porn’. (Photo) Mika: “Note to CNN: Sorry, I love CNN, but you’ve got to stop putting Kellyanne on the air. It’s politics porn. You’re just getting your little ratings crack, okay? But it’s disgusting.” “There’s nothing that she brings to the table that’s honest. Your hosts know it. Your hosts look pained when they interview her because they know they’re just doing politics porn. They’re not doing news. We need to stick to the news.” Mika Brzezinski
WASHINGTON — Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey has told associates, the F.B.I. director was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander in chief. The conversation that night in January, Mr. Comey now believes, was a harbinger of his downfall this week as head of the F.B.I., according to two people who have heard his account of the dinner. As they ate, the president and Mr. Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Mr. Trump’s rallies. The president then turned the conversation
Now that FBI Director James Comey has been fired, partially for his handling of the Clinton email scandal, many are wondering if a newly appointed director will take a second look at the case. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, whose attorneys have worked overtime to expose the extent to which Clinton and her aides went in mishandling classified information on an unsecured private server, says it´s certainly a possibility. "I think it [Clinton´s case] needs to be reevaluated not only under a new FBI Director but under the new leadership of the Justice Department. Comey misdirected the investigation by suggested they needed
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took multiple swipes at the Trump administration during a commencement address Friday, days after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Warren pivoted to Trump during a speech at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, offering suggestions for specific causes graduates could get more involved in. "I´m trying to keep this apolitical but I can´t help myself ... the principle that no one, no one in this country is above the law and we need a Justice Department, not an obstruction of justice department," Warren said. Democrats have honed in on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy
Attorney General Jeff Sessions´ office sent out a letter late Thursday to the nation´s federal prosecutors instructing them to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects. The move will send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences. Officials at the Department of Justice said the new guidelines are a direct rebuttal of policies implemented under President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder. The memo is already being referred to as “the Sessions Memo.” The 94 U.S. attorneys were instructed in the memo to “charge and pursue the most serious and readily
Former FBI Director James Comey was furious at the lack of respect the White House showed him in the way he was fired, sources have told ABC News. Associates say he is simmering at some of the comments directed at him by White House staffers, who have used words like "atrocities" to describe his actions as director. One person close to the former director said that President Trump calling Comey a "showboat" and suggesting he is not "competent" has required Comey to show considerable restraint. "Look, he´s a showboat. He´s a grandstander," Trump said about Comey in an interview with