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Supreme Court divide over Obama’s executive-amnesty program deals righteous blow to presidential overreach

The Supreme Court Thursday after a tie decision over whether President Obama has the authority to grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants has to defer to a lower-court ruling that says — decisively —the president does not have the legal right to wave a magic wand and allow illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. Fox News has the inside story: The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing ...

Columnist responds to President Obama’s ‘cult of small government’ comment

Columnist Robert Knight, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union, in a recent opinion piece pushes back against a comment President Obama recently made criticizing those comprising “the cult of small government” – in other words, the many Americans that rightly believe in checks and balances and the separation of powers prescribed in our Constitution. The Washington Times has the commentary: If you believe the federal government is too large and powerful, you’re in what our current president calls “the cult of small government.” That’s what he said in a speech last week in Elkhart, Indiana, in which his aim was “to bust ...

President Obama’s Justice Department ignoring judge’s order for info into White House amnesty program

President Obama’s Justice Department is refusing to comply with a federal order that it hand over details of the benefits provided to more than 100,000 illegal immigrants because of the president’s unilateral action on immigration — an issue mired in controversy because of executive overreach and the challenges facing those tasked with enforcing our immigration laws! The Daily Caller has the scoop: U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered the Justice Department to produce a list of individuals who received deportation deferrals from the 2014 DHS directive in a decision made May 19. The decision was made after learning DoJ had not ...

Supreme Court divided over challenge to President Obama’s executive-amnesty order

  The Supreme Court this week is divided over a challenge to President Obama executive-amnesty order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. The New York Times has the story: A 4-4 deadlock seemed a real possibility, one that would leave in place an appeals court ruling that blocks the plan and deny Mr. Obama the chance to revive it while he remains in office. A tie vote would set no Supreme Court precedent and therefore would allow a renewed challenge to the plan once the court is back at full strength. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s questions were deeply skeptical of the administration’s position. They ...

Columnist: Hillary Clinton ‘might as well have posted documents on an open blog’

Internet-security experts say Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to transmit national secrets was so vulnerable that she might as well have published them online. Investors.com has the details: Corruption: It’s been known for some time that Hillary Clinton’s personal email contained top-secret government material. We’re also learning just how vulnerable her system was. She might as well have posted documents on an open blog. While secretary of state, Clinton conducted State Department business through a personal email account handled by a private server that did not meet the government’s security standards. The homebrew ...

Columnist: ‘Work should be rewarded, not punished’

A writer and activist lobbying for right-to-work laws in Michigan criticized the status quo at the IRS and is pushing for a simpler tax code – one that doesn’t bog down hardworking American taxpayers. The Detroit News has the commentary: It’s a complex and corrupt system, now consisting of thousands of pages of instructions and explanations. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As government’s appetite for spending continues to grow, so do the taxes on workers and job providers. Why does Washington penalize workers and employers for earning and creating wealth? … If you are not an accountant, a professional lobbyist, or a politi...

Columnist: Obama’s proposed budget would result in a national debt that by 2026 is 77 percent of GDP

Investor’s Business Daily Columnist John Merline breaks down the economic impact of President Obama’s proposed last budget as commander in chief noting it will increase taxes and balloon spending so much so that our debt will be more than three-fourths of our gross domestic product. Read John Merline’s analysis: According to the [Congressional Budget Office], Obama’s budget would, if implemented, boost taxes by $2.8 trillion and increase spending by $401 billion over the next 10 years. While it would trim 10-year deficits somewhat, annual deficits would climb every year after 2018, from $383 billion that year to nearly $1 trillion by ...

Columnist: Flatlining Obamacare enrollment ‘hardly cause for a sixth-birthday celebration’

Obamacare turns six today but few Americans are celebrating, as the president’s signature health-insurance law has caused more harm than good and is falling far short of enrollment projections. Read Sally Pipes’ commentary: Enrollment in Obamacare has fallen well short of the administration’s own expectations. And some insurers are considering leaving the exchanges after losing millions. That’s hardly cause for a sixth-birthday celebration. This year’s exchange enrollment figures were far below expected totals. In March 2015, the Congressional Budget Office predicted that 21 million people would enroll in the exchanges in 2016. Then, ...

Columnist: Average family share of national debt is $800,000

“American Exceptionalism Radio” host Chriss Street in a recent column points out that the American family’s share of our national debt – when including unfunded liabilities like social security, government pensions, entitlement spending, etc. – stands at a mind-blowing $800,000. Breitbart has the story: Despite average savings per American family of just $9,149, the average family’s share of the $65 trillion federal debt is $796,589, according to the U.S. Debt Clock. To pay off their share of all federal debts as if it were a 30-year mortgage at a 4.5 percent interest rate, each American family would need to make a $4,036.19 payment ...

Columnist: House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady solution to ‘growth-igniting tax reform’

Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist George Will in a recent syndicated column says House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) holds the key to unlocking America’s earning potential. Read a portion of the column below: If there is going to be growth-igniting tax reform — and if there isn’t, American politics will sink deeper into distributional strife — Brady will begin it. Fortunately, the Houston congressman is focused on this simple arithmetic: Three percent growth is not 1 percent better than 2 percent growth, it is 50 percent better. If the Obama era’s average annual growth of 2.2 percent becomes the ...