District of Columbia
We already see signs of impending martial law, from the Patriot Act in 2001, to the TSA, NSA and other threats to liberties. In a very real way, it's knocking on the door. Governments are like camels in this respect: once you let them in the door, you're not likely to get them out. Statists find many excuses for martial law: racial unrest, epidemics (or perceived ones) or threats of terrorist attacks.
James Madison warned us as early as 1787:
"The means of defense against foreign danger have always been the instruments of tyranny at home."
USA Today: Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'
USA TODAY 9:57 p.m. EST December 16, 2014
By issuing his directives as "memoranda" rather than executive orders, Obama has downplayed the extent of his executive actions.
WASHINGTON — President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders.
The Hill: Rand Paul introduces bill to undo Obama's immigration order
By Rachel Huggins - 12/13/14 06:45 PM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has filed a bill seeking to repeal President Obama's executive order that delays deportation of five million immigrants, the Courier Journal reported Saturday.
Paul's bill, “Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act,” is companion legislation to a House bill passed last week from Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)
Republican Betrayal: Obamacare Fully Funded Amnesty Too!
By Ed O'Keefe December 10 at 10:30 AM
The $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled late Tuesday will keep most of the federal government funded through next September -- and it's packed with hundreds of policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as "riders," that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups.
VIDEO: Congresswoman Makes Personal Speech At Gruber Hearing: 'Get Over Your Damn Glibness'...
C-SPAN Video: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153066471085579
Lawmakers Agree On $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
BY DAVID ESPO AND ANDREW TAYLOR
Dec 9, 9:21 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.
VIDEO: Senator Rand Paul Questions Sec. Kerry on the Constitutional Authority to go to War with ISIS - 12/09/14Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 21:53
VIDEO: Senator Rand Paul Defends Syrian Christians at Foreign Relations Subcommittee - 12/09/14
New Law Blocks Anti-GMO Scientists From Advising EPA
Yet Another Layer of Bureaucracy to Protect Big Biotech
by CHRISTINA SARICH | INFOWARS.COM | DECEMBER 8, 2014
A new law will place restrictions on scientists with clear knowledge on GMO dangers, and create room for experts with overt financial ties to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries affected by EPA regulations. H.R. 1422, which passed 229-191, is an earthquake rumbling through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board.
WND: Amnesty By Memo? Senator Sessions Ridicules Obama For Not Signing Amnesty Order
'It's a stunning event'
Published: 41 mins ago
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., a leading opponent of President Obama’s move to provide amnesty for as many as five million illegal immigrants, expressed astonishment Monday, and ridiculed the administration, for not actually issuing an executive order proclaiming that amnesty.
Congressmen Admit to Not Reading the NDAA Before Voting On It (Not a 'Hot Mike' Event) *Update*- Theft InvolvedSubmitted by Libera_me on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:01
The truth of how bills really are passed, from those who are abdicating their sworn duty. (And directly from the Elephants' and Donkeys' mouths, yet!)
Update: They will be giving Native American lands, in one specific case the Apache tribe, to a foreign mining company. Haven't they stolen enough from the Native Americans? And the Apache tribe is not the only tribe losing here,
John Boehner needs to stop playing with Barack Obama’s balls and get some of his own. Go here and join the movement. Send a set of blue balls to John Boehner as a visually distinct message that he needs to find his testicular fortitude and stop the President’s amnesty plan.
WaPo: Paul is running for reelection. He’ll also run for president. Here’s how that’s possible
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that he is running for reelection in 2016. This might come as a surprise to people who assumed he would run for president in that same election year.
These two things, though, are not mutually exclusive.
Source: Senate GOP Refuses to Strategize Against Obama
By Joel Gehrke
December 2, 2014 5:55 PM
Senate Republicans had no appetite for discussing how to thwart President Obama’s executive orders on immigration during the conference’s weekly lunch, according to a source familiar with the meeting.
Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) and Senator David Vitter (R., La.) tried to broach the topic, but were ignored.