After weeks of failing to pass a bill blocking implementation of President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, Republican leaders in Congress called it quits.
A so-called “clean” bill – one without the amnesty prohibition – passed the House of Representatives 257 – 167 yesterday, with all of the no votes coming from Republicans. The bill is expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate quickly.
Though much of the blame is being focused on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), it seems the media is conveniently forgetting that new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) let a presidential attack on constitutional separation-of-powers supersede a Senate debating procedure known as the filibuster. If the roles were reversed it is inconceivable…[more]
“This is the most transparent administration in history.” – President Barack Obama, February 13, 2013
Apparently, transparency doesn’t mean disclosure, even when it’s legally required.
On August 5, two-thirds of the Inspectors General who serve in the Obama administration sent a letter to Congress saying that several federal agencies are refusing to comply with document and interview requests specifically authorized under the Inspector General Act of 1978.
The letter, signed by 47 of the 73 IGs, draws attention to three glaring examples of executive branch stonewalling.…
"Barack Obama wants us all to simmer down about Iran. He wants Senator Bob Menendez, a fellow Democrat, and the donors he represents to butt out of the sanctions debate. He wants Republicans to quit crying wolf about Iran's nuclear weapons program. He wants the media to stop hyping terror threats. He wants the American people in the dark about the secret correspondence he's had for years with Iran…[more]