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December 19th, 2014 at 10:28 am
Podcast: 46% of Doctors Give ObamaCare a “D” or “F” Grade
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In an interview with CFIF, Dr. Jeffrey Singer, Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and Doc Squads Member, discusses the “2014 Survey of American Physicians,” how ObamaCare is disrupting the doctor-patient relationship and worsening the quality of patients’ care, and how increased use of emergency rooms result in a hidden tax.

Listen to the interview here.

December 18th, 2014 at 8:25 pm
Video: Governing by Crisis
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In this week’s Freedom Minute, CFIF’s Renee Giachino points to the recently passed “Cromnibus” as the latest example of politicians in Washington governing by crisis and explains that when laws are too big to be read or understood, they’ll always be invitations to corruption and the expansion of government power.   

December 5th, 2014 at 11:30 am
Liberty Update
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December 5th, 2014 at 10:21 am
Video: The Obama Monarchy
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In this week’s Freedom MinuteCFIF’s Renee Giachino discusses the Constitutional crisis set up by President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration and the lasting damage to the separation of powers that will result if left unchecked by Congress.

December 5th, 2014 at 6:19 am
Podcast: Putting a Face to War
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In an interview with CFIF, Wayne Kopping, Director, Editor and respected Filmmaker, discusses the new feature-length documentary film “Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front,” which highlights five young Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country, and why it was important to create a documentary that brings to the screen the faces of the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Listen to the interview here.

December 3rd, 2014 at 2:41 pm
Ramirez Cartoon: Eric Holder’s Plan to End Racial Profiling
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

December 2nd, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Senator Sessions Responds to Current Plan Being Floated in House Re: Obama’s Immigration Decree
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The following statement was released earlier today by Senator Jeff Sessions in response to the current plan being floated in the House of Representatives in response to President Obama’s immigration decree.

“The Chairman of the Republican Party made a promise to America on executive amnesty: ‘We can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen… everything we can do to stop it we will.’

Unfortunately, the plan now being circulated in the House fails to meet that test. The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President’s plan: work permits, Social Security, and Medicare to 5 million illegal immigrants—reducing wages, jobs, and benefits for Americans.

Congress considered and rejected these changes to immigration law in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2014. The President’s action erases the laws Congress has passed in order to implement laws Congress has refused to pass.

Now the President demands Congress fund his imperial decree and declare its own irrelevance.

That is why Congress must respond to the President’s unlawful action by funding the government but not funding illegal amnesty. This is a perfectly sound and routine application of congressional authority. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reports that last year’s omnibus spending bill included 16 such funding restrictions on fee-based programs.

Such a plan would put the focus where it belongs: on Senate Democrats. They are the ones who should be made to choose sides—save Obama’s amnesty or save Americans’ jobs and borders.

Polling shows voters believe that Americans should get preference for available jobs by almost a 10-1 margin. Republicans should not be timid or apologetic, but mount a bold defense of struggling Americans.

Billions of dollars and countless hours have been spent advocating immigration policies that help everyone but the actual citizens of this country. Who will be their voice, if not us?” 

BACKGROUND:

Since taking office, President Obama has engaged in a sustained and calculated campaign to dismantle the immigration laws of the United States. As his own former ICE Director, John Sandweg, explained: “if you’re a run-of-the-mill immigrant living here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.” ICE officers report that their agency caters to special interests and open borders activists, while they are ordered to ignore their oaths and the laws of the United States.

Additionally, since the year 2000, the U.S. has issued nearly 30 million lawful visas for permanent immigrants or temporary guest workers. As reported by the Pew Research Center, the total number of immigrants in the U.S. has reached a record 41.3 million. The share of the U.S. population that was born in another country, per the Census Bureau, has quadrupled.

According to Harvard labor economist Dr. George Borjas, current high immigration rates result in a $402 billion annual wage loss for American workers.

November 25th, 2014 at 9:38 am
Ramirez Cartoon: I’m Not an Emperor…
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

November 21st, 2014 at 10:20 am
Video – Title II: Obama Wants to Regulate the Internet
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In this week’s Freedom Minute, CFIF’s Renee Giachino discusses Barack Obama’s misguided push to have the Federal Communications Commission regulate the Internet like a public utility under telephone and railroad laws drafted in the 1930s – long before the Internet (or computers, for that matter) was even invented.

 

November 21st, 2014 at 9:09 am
Podcast: Don’t Let IRS Off the Hook
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In an interview with CFIF, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht discusses a federal judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit filed by True the Vote against the Internal Revenue Service for targeting the conservative organization and improperly delaying its application for tax-exempt status, how liberals are attempting to silence their critics, and the status of election integrity.

Listen to the interview here.

November 20th, 2014 at 9:49 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Environmental Extremism
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

November 18th, 2014 at 9:12 am
Speaking of Illegal
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

November 14th, 2014 at 11:43 am
Liberty Update
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Center For Individual Freedom - Liberty Update

Lee:  Obama to FCC: Let’s Regulate the Internet
Ellis:  Going Deeper on Krauthammer’s Plan to Repeal ObamaCare
Senik:  Liberal Triumphalism Turns to Panic

Podcast:  Obama’s Planned Executive Order on Amnesty
Jester’s Courtroom:  The Tables Have Turned

Editorial Cartoons:  Latest Cartoons of Michael Ramirez
Quiz:  Question of the Week
Notable Quotes:  Quotes of the Week

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November 14th, 2014 at 9:35 am
Podcast: Obama’s Planned Executive Amnesty Order
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In an interview with CFIF, Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, discusses President Obama’s refusal to wait for Congress to act on immigration, why proposed executive action presents a separation of powers issue, and what legal challenges and other remedies may await the Obama’s Amnesty decree.

Listen to the interview here.

November 13th, 2014 at 10:16 am
Podcast: From ObamaCare to Title II Internet Regulation
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In a recent interview with CFIF, Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to grant cert in the ObamaCare subsidies case, how a key architect of ObamaCare made news recently by boasting about taking advantage of “the stupidity of the American voter,” and what’s wrong with President Obama’s intervention in the FCC’s plans to regulate the Internet. 

Listen to the interview here.

November 11th, 2014 at 10:47 am
Thank You Veterans
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

November 10th, 2014 at 3:21 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.”  Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: Election 2014, why Democrats will never fix ObamaCare and American Commitment’s big win in Moveon.org’s video contest;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Troy Senik, CFIF Senior Fellow, Senior Editor of Ricochet and Columnist with OC Register: What to look for in 2016;

5:00 CST/6:00 pm EDT:  Catherine Englebrecht, Founder of True the Vote: Lawsuit against IRS, election fraud and Obama’s AG appointee;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: David Adesnik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Initiative: Tea Party Hawks, rebuilding U.S. Military, ISIS and Iraq; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT:  Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies: President Obama’s planned Executive Order on immigration.

Listen live on the Internet here.  Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

November 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Halloween Is Over…
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

October 31st, 2014 at 9:47 am
ObamaScare: The ObamaCare Nightmare Continues
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In an interview with CFIF, Sally Pipes, President and the Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses how the nightmare continues with the second open enrollment season for ObamaCare commencing November 15th, days after the mid-term elections, and why ObamaCare may be on shaky ground as court battles loom.

Listen to the interview here.

October 28th, 2014 at 9:44 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Hello? Tattoo Removal Service?
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.