House Hearing On Obama's Unilateral Action To Cease Enforcing Laws - Live Webcast

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The House Judiciary Committee is about to discuss what it calls “The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focusing on the Obamacare delays, enforcement of immigration laws, and more. As Mediaite notes, the question of whether the president can take unilateral action to cease enforcing laws stretches back at least to last summer, when President Barack Obama said he would stop deporting young undocumented immigrants, an end-run around congressional refusal to pass the DREAM Act.

Executive orders have played a part in everything from the non-enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act to the administration’s “fix” two weeks ago allowing insurance providers to renew policies cancelled after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

It seems the constitutional lawyers want to have their say in the "most transparent" administration ever.


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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:06 | 4210210 Seasmoke
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The King of Spades

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:31 | 4210349 NotApplicable
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Oooh, this circus oughta make the facade nice and shiny!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:46 | 4210609 smlbizman
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way to many canadians on the govt. ms. jackson ,if ur nasty..or the intellectual mr. mel watts, etc....

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:03 | 4210740 kralizec
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Yeah, well...this will go no where...I mean like, where's the enfocement let alone the will to use it?!

Embrace violent resolution of America's ills...all peaceful avenues are being cut off, made illegal...or outright ignored.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:20 | 4210811 aminorex
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Lindsey Graham is a corrupt war-profiteering fascist wannabe

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:50 | 4210933 wtf1369
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I agree, but who dragged that nancy boy into this?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:54 | 4210461 666
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Obummer makes Nixon look like a saint!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:01 | 4210498 midtowng
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If Obama was interested in enforcing laws he would have arrested Bush and Cheney for war crimes. And rounded up most of the Wall Street executives for financial crimes.

Why the House only cares about Obamacare regulations means the hearing is a joke.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:41 | 4210657 N2OJoe
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You can't just end the list there...

Holder, Pelosi, Bernanke, Reid, Janet Napolitano, Every shareholder of the federal reserve, etc etc.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:54 | 4210695 indygo55
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Exactly, that's why this is all theatre. Distraction. 

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:45 | 4210674 playnstocks
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Bla Bla Bla.. go away

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:00 | 4210734 Trucker Glock
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Arrest Bush and Cheney?  Hell, Maobama granted Cheney Secret Service protection for life.  First time in history for a VP, if I recall correctly.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:25 | 4210835 Rafferty
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Don't blame him. He's just an autocue-reading stuffed shirt dummy with the banksters' hand up his ass.  (Gues that reminds him of his bathhouse days.....)

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:59 | 4210718 doctor10
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Somebody's shorts are knotted since Syria never happened. They're gonna stick it to him gud!!! /s

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:17 | 4210799 doctor10
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Either that or the locals back in their districts are starting to squeal pretty hard and they have to look like they're doing SOMETHING congressional

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:05 | 4210218 Van Halen
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This shit Obama is pulling has to be stopped NOW. Because there is no question he'll take the mile if given the inch.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:13 | 4210248 ParkAveFlasher
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Yeah, it'll all stop in the House of Representatives ... just after Boehner stops crying on Pelosi's cheese bags. 

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:23 | 4210311 NoDebt
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He already took the mile.  Now he's daring anyone to try to take it back.  Nobody steps up, he takes 10 more.

See recent article talking about eliminating the 2 term limit for a President (a Constitutional Ammendment, last time I checked).  The idea's already been floated, now they're just seeing how much push-back they get.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:25 | 4210325 WallowaMountainMan
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tryin' to follow in putin's footsteps?



Just askin...



Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:59 | 4210717 Dull Care
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Difference being that Putin actually has his country's best interests at heart.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:06 | 4210752 Chewybunny
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Putin has his loyal followers and fellow oligarchs' interests first. There's a reason why Moscow has the highest number of billionaires per capita, but the rest of the country is a 3rd world desolate hell hole.


Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:07 | 4210219 manhattanexile
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:27 | 4210330 WallowaMountainMan
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reminds me of the impeach bush or die memes of yester-year.



Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:42 | 4213727 WallowaMountainMan
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the down arrows remind me of the time i said egypt's reset of their democratic process would be less violent than ours was. (what reset of ours, you ask? oh, let's see....ummm....yeah.... the 'civil' war.)



Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:08 | 4210224 williambanzai7
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Throw in The RICO Act while you are at it.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:31 | 4210353 Blues Traveler
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and springle in extortion with a dabs of lies and a hints of illegal use of taxpayer funds....

Fromer fbi director Louis Freeh (clinton) spoke at an event, at the conclusion, he was aksed if he believed there was still 3 fucntioning branches of government and if he did, could he provide examples.  Louigi said yes but didn't provide any examples.

Why can we not sue the meida for lying?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:10 | 4210233 Van Halen
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There's no reason to throw all these different things at Obama, other than the CONSTITUTION, which, if a simpleton like me is reading it right, says he can't use press conferences to announce he's going to change laws on a whim. Rather, laws are changed by CONGRESS.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:12 | 4210236 Dr. Engali
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WTF is this? You mean to tell me that somebody in Washington finally noticed that this fucker keeps crossing the line and trampling the constitution in the process? No fucking way.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:14 | 4210257 Bosch
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Someone besides Rand Paul or Ted Cruz anyway. 

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:27 | 4210846 the not so migh...
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Ted Cruz likes Goldman Sacks pussy, its confimred.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:14 | 4211027 Real Estate Geek
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But in all fairness to him, I'm sure that GS can procure world-class pussy.


Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:18 | 4210274 NoDebt
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If they were serious about this do you think it would be done in a show-hearing?  Where's the federal-level lawsuit making it's way to the Superme Court?

Both sides want this to continue.  They want to know that when their turn comes to wield that power it was well worth all the dead bodies they had to crawl over to get it.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:16 | 4210275 SmallerGovNow2
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EXACTLY Doc!  There are multiple reasons why this guy should be impeached including Fast and Furrious, Libya, Bengazi, IRS Scandal, NSA Scandal, EO changing laws at will that he does not have the authority to do.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:10 | 4210244 buzzsaw99
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free corzine

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:20 | 4210298 ParkAveFlasher
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Jon Corzine is being kept in a stealthy, subaquatic prison somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle.  Heard it from my guy.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:23 | 4210821 Wen_Dat
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Jim Willie? :-)

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:41 | 4210897 ParkAveFlasher
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A man can dream.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:11 | 4210247 RacerX
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That's okay, he'll only stick in the tip.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:12 | 4210249 Overfed
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The trouble is partisan politics. No matter what O'bomb-a does wrong, the Dem controlled Senate will shoot down any sanctions against him. All in the name of party politics. Shameful.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:13 | 4210252 Bosch
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Meanwhile, in the Mideast, via drone, Obama is actually Faithfully Executing the (In)Laws. 



Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:17 | 4210276 stock trout
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" the question of whether the president can take unilateral action to cease enforcing laws stretches back at least to last summer"

Actually it stretches a little further back to the 1830s. "John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it" - Andrew Jackson.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:05 | 4210754 divide_by_zero
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That brings up the other big question of an activist Supreme Court changing laws by decision not merely throwing them out over constitutionality. One could rightly argue that John Marshall as Chief Justice trampled over states rights and ushered in the supremacy of federal law and the era big government through "judicial review" a term he may have coined.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:23 | 4210314 WallowaMountainMan
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santelli's on this....

w/ biderman no less....

live on air....propably over by the time you read this...



Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:24 | 4210320 nmewn
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When the law only means what a tyrant wants it to mean (on any given day) it ceases to be the law...only the dictates and mandates of a tyrant.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:36 | 4210375 NoDebt
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You're not implying that's where we are right now, are you?

Oh, you are.  OK, I can buy that.


Get this... this morning Obama announces he's going to give money to insurance companies so they can cover costs to comply with his decision to allow cancelled policies to be reinstated.  You're following this insanity so far, right?  

So where's he get that money?  Don't know, don't care.  Just pulled it out of his stash (taxpayer pockets), I guess.  Nobody even questioning if he has the authority.  Just "announce and it becomes law."

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:12 | 4210534 Being Free
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Yes.  This is an almost daily event. 

Guess he must be relying on the "Good and Plenty" clause in the constitution for this authority. /sarc

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:30 | 4210344 Everybodys All ...
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This is to be expected when the formative years of the president is spent in foreign lands. Say what you will but how this president is acting is not an America concept under our rule of law..

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:33 | 4210365 Blues Traveler
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Barrack once said "just because I said I was going to do that doesnt mean I was going to do that..."

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:47 | 4210419 Quinvarius
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Worst...President...Ever.  He has no concept of the role of the President or that the law, specifically the Constitution, is bigger than he is.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:48 | 4210435 Hedgetard55
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But...but... wasn't Captain Clusterfuck a Professor of Constitutional Law???

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