Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced a Texas-led three-week effort that he says reduced illegal immigration, smuggling, and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border.
The Lt. Governor spoke with me in an interview for Breitbart News; he stated: “In the Rio Grande Valley sector, nearly nothing moved in those three weeks. We shut it down. We had teams of Texas law enforcement in the brush, high altitude aircraft, gun boats, and more,” he explained. “Our intel revealed that the Gulf cartel was growing frustrated with our three-week effort.”
“There is a war on journalism right now,” Scahill said. “And in some countries, like Mexico, it comes in the form of journalists being assassinated on an almost weekly basis by narco-cartels or people that have links to the Mexican security forces. In Somalia, journalists are killed – being killed in record numbers. There are a couple of dozen journalists missing right now in Syria.
“And then, in Western societies, you have, on the one hand, President Obama saying that his administration is going to be the most transparent in history and that they want to be friends with the press; and on the other hand, they are monitoring the metadata of journalists, they are seizing phone records, they’re trying to compel journalists to testify against their sources, they’re trying to figure out who journalists are talking to within government so that they can go and indict those people,” he continued. “That’s what they did to the Associated Press. They went after the aggressive team there – Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo and Kim Dozier and others – who were investigating the CIA. And they went to try to figure out who was talking to them. And then it resulted in the indictment of a, I believe he was a senior FBI official.
“We are within reach of a totalitarian state in this country…These are very very dark days for this country.” But, Horowitz held out hope: “there’s been an earthquake on the conservative side since I switched sides…the tea party is the earthquake. The best thing that Republicans can do is stop the fratricide.”
An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange and won’t participate, the head of the state’s largest medical association said.
“It doesn’t surprise me that there’s a high rate of nonparticipation,” said Dr. Richard Thorp, president of the California Medical Association.
Anger among Democrats over the rollout of ObamaCare is deep. The third aide, who works for a senator up for reelection in 2014, said the White House had “s–t the bed.” Now, the staffer said, the president’s sinking approval ratings are an additional problem. “Everyone recognizes that our electoral process is tied to the president’s standings,” the aide said. “I think it’s in everyone’s best interest to get the site working again.” During one recent caucus meeting, a few senators grumbled while McDonough sought to ease their discomfort. And one senator stood up and asked for a political point of contact at the White House. “No one really knows who to turn to over there anymore,” one Senate staffer explained. “No one knows who handles what. I think that’s part of the problem.”
Obama lies, says Detroit has recovered.. In reality, it just filed bankruptcy..
Obama’s plan, sit on his hands utterly clueless.
Rand Paul comes up with plan, goes to Detroit to present it.
Now THAT is acting like a President!
Last month, the Examiner reported that the group “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” in Campbell, Wisconsin, was banned from protesting on the public overpasses for concerns of “safety.” After several attempts to reason with town officials, the patriot group plans to hold a rally at the public overpass, as well as at town hall tomorrow, in defiance of the ordinance.
The ordinance, that was clearly targeting the Overpasses group, forbids “sign[s], flags, banners, pennants, streamers, balloons or any other similar item” on “any portion of a vehicular or pedestrian bridge or overpass” or “within one hundred (100) feet of any portion of a vehicular or pedestrian bridge or overpass.”
After the ordinance passed, a protester received a $132 fine for displaying an American flag.
Turley replied: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power.”
Turley explained that the “Newtonian orbit that the three branches exist in is a delicate one but it is designed to prevent this type of concentration.”
“There is two trends going on which should be of equal concern to all members of Congress,” he said. “One is that we have had the radical expansion of presidential powers under both President Bush and President Obama. We have what many once called an imperial presidency model of largely unchecked authority. And with that trend we also have the continued rise of this fourth branch. We have agencies that are quite large that issue regulations. The Supreme Court said recently that agencies could actually define their own or interpret their own jurisdiction.”
Famed Investor’s Dire Warning: ‘This Is Going to End Badly… Be Prepared, Be Worried, and Be Careful’
Famed investor Jim Rogers is predicting a disastrous scenario for the global economy. “Eventually, the whole world is going to collapse,” he told CBC in a recent interview.
Rogers said “we in the West have staggering debts,” noting that the United States is the “largest debtor nation in the history of the world.”
“This is going to end badly,” he warned.
Zero Hedge breaks down Rodgers’ thoughts on the “commodity super-cycle” and increasing energy production through fracking:
However, the co-founder of Soros’ Quantum fund is convinced that the commodity super-cycle is far from over, but driven by supply constraints (and cost increases) as opposed to demand from higher growth. The following interview provides more color on his commodity view as he re-iterates his bullish stance on Ag (with sugar a focus) and Natural Gas (some harsh natural realities coming), warning “don’t get too excited about fracking,” when he talks energy products.
Rogers, in his inimitable way, sums up the state [of] euphoria that many markets find themselves in thus, “we are all floating around on a sea of artificial liquidity right now. This is not going to last.”
Rogers went on to warn of the “next crisis,” which he predicted may occur in 2015 or 2016.
“The next correction when it comes, because the debt is so very high — you know, 2008 was worse than 2002 because the debt was so much higher. You wait until 2015 or 2016 when the next crisis hits… debt has gone through the roof, the next one’s gonna be really bad”
His advice: “Be prepared, be worried, and be careful.”
House Judiciary versus the imperial President
Obviously the petulant Obama doesn’t want that. He wasn’t about to submit his proposed delay of the ObamaCare mandate to Congress for proper debate and ratification, so he did what the American system expressly forbids, and made unilateral, arbitrary changes to the law for nakedly political reasons. If the Affordable Care Act actually was “faithfully executed” as written, with the employer mandate kicking in on schedule, the ACA would most likely have been repealed by now, with a veto-overriding bipartisan majority driven by public outrage.