Fifth Circuit Grants Fast-Track Appeal of Obama’s Amnesty Order
Mark your calendars because today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Obama administration’s plea to grant a fast-track appeal of a lower court decision blocking a controversial amnesty program for illegal immigrants.
The next stop on the constitutional carousel occurs April 17, when lawyers from the Texas Attorney General’s office representing 26 states square off against counterparts from the federal government. At issue will be whether to overturn a district court order halting implementation of an executive action granting work permits and deportation waivers to an estimated five million people in the United States without authorization.
Granting the fast-track petition doesn’t necessarily mean that the Fifth Circuit – widely considered the most conservative jurisdiction…[more]
Given what we know now, only Barack Obama could attempt to characterize his economic record as one of achievement rather than historic failure.
Only Obama could attempt to characterize his record on deficits, which dwarf those of any other president that preceded him, as a successful one.
And only Obama could characterize today's record federal spending and incoming tax receipts as "senseless austerity."
First, the sluggish economy.
Last week, the Commerce Department reported that despite the highest level of consumer spending in almost a decade…
"Qatar's 'strict monitoring' of the Taliban 5 -- if it ever really existed -- is set to expire this spring, effectively allowing them to roam free. Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the House Armed Services Committee earlier this year that there is 'very little' his agency can do to prevent them from returning to the battlefield and trying to kill American…[more]
—Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics Co-Founder and Executive Editor
— Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics Co-Founder and Executive Editor