Tag Archive: Obama

Did Obama violate grand jury secrecy rules?

From the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire: President Barack Obama was a lawyer before he became a politician, but on Friday he broke one of the most basic legal rules: He publicly discussed a sealed indictment. Speaking at a White House press conference about government surveillance, terrorism, and other topics, the president was asked about his past statements…

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Wherein Rep. Mike Kelly accurately sums up the IRS scandal

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Why originalism matters

In his opinion for a unanimous three judge panel of the D.C. Circuit declaring unconstitutional President Obama’s purported recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, Judge Laurence Silberman eloquently explained why adherence to the original meaning of the Constitution is so important: In any event, if some administrative inefficiency results from our construction of…

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You didn’t build that …

The ingenuity of the American people never ceases to amaze me:

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What did Obama know, and when did he know it?

Interesting days in Washington. The President’s men stonewalling Congress. A flimsy and ill-reasoned invocation of executive privilege. Calls for a Special Prosecutor. A movement to hold the Attorney General in contempt. If I didn’t know better, I’d think we were talking about 1974, Watergate, Nixon, Mitchell, Haldeman, et al. But e’re not. It’s 2012, and…

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Perhaps substitute “Obama” for “Carter”

“My friends, a recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And a recovery is when President Carter loses his job.” –Ronald Reagan

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“If I wanted America to fail …”

This video from FreeMarketAmerica.org is must viewing:

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More on Obama’s DOMA Policy Shift

There’s been a lot of commentary about the Obama Administration’s announcement yesterday that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. If you’re interested in the legal policy issues and implications on this, I highly recommend that you check out the various posts at the Volokh Conspiracy. There have been…

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1 1/2 Cheers for Obama and Holder

I don’t agree with Barack Obama on pretty much anything. That much is probably clear from most of what I’ve posted here and elsewhere. It is probably also clear that I don’t think very much of Eric Holder’s performance as Attorney General, either. And, to be sure, I have some issues with the Attorney General’s…

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