7:02 PM, Nov 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Saturday Night Live mocked President Obama's executive amnesty -- and that it changed how a bill becomes a law in Washington, D.C.
It's a clear riff on the Schoolhouse Rock "How a Bill Becomes a Law" jingle.
“I’m an executive order and I pretty much just happen,” says the character playing an executive order.
The actor playing the kid learning about U.S. government replies, "Wait a second, don’t you have to go through congress first at some point?"
"Aww, that’s adorable. You still think that’s how government works," says the executive order.
Via the Washington Free Beacon.
9:57 AM, Nov 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama said on ABC News that Americans will want that "new car smell" in their next president:
"A fresh start. You know, when you’ve been president for six years you–you know, you’ve got some dings and– you know and," said Obama.
3:03 PM, Nov 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House pool report notes President Obama is golfing with Derek Jeter and that the White House condemns today's terror attack in Kenya:
Subject: Travel pool report No 3 - golf partners, statement on Nairobi attack
Golf partners, per WH:
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Nairobi-Bound Bus Attack:
10:41 AM, Nov 21, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
George Washington, 1796:
“All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are…of fatal tendency. …
6:31 AM, Nov 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted on CNN that President Obama has indeed flip-flopped on executive amnesty--and that the actions he's taking now are ones he previously called unconstitutional. Here's video:
CNN host Anderson Cooper asks, after playing a montage wherein Obama calls executive amnesty unconstitutional, "So, I mean, other than his frustration, what has changed? I mean, he's a constitution scholar. What has changed that allows him to do this?"
10:14 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A group of immigration activists gathered outside the White House after President Obama's speech tonight. CNN played a clip of the activists' celebrating:
9:34 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Jeff Sessions says he’s not convinced his fellow Republicans have a plan to successfully combat President Obama’s newly announced executive orders on immigration.
“I haven’t seen the details of a plan to confront this unprecedented power grab,” Sessions said in a phone interview Thursday evening. He added that while plenty of his Republican colleagues have released “tough” statements following Obama’s announcement, he hasn’t seen the party coalesce around a plan.
8:29 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton tweeted her thanks to President Obama "for taking action on immigration."
"Thanks to POTUS for taking action on immigration in the face of inaction. Now let’s turn to permanent bipartisan reform," Clinton tweeted shortly after Obama's primetime address.
8:27 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Jeff Sessions responds to President Obama's executive amnesty speech:
"President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass. The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs and work permits—allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.
8:16 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama’s immigration speech, as prepared for delivery:
My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.
7:46 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will head for the Texas-Mexico border town of McAllen, Texas Friday in the wake of President Obama's announcement regarding his immigration executive order.
5:42 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A Capitol Hill source emails to say that "The National Immigrant Youth Alliance has posted what appears to be an embargoed copy of the White House summary of Obama’s illegal executive action."
5:24 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
House speaker John Boehner released a brief YouTube message ahead of President Obama's Thursday night address on his executive action on immigration.
"The president had said before that he's not king and he's not an emperor," Boehner says. "But he's sure acting like one."
Watch the video below:
4:47 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Republican National Committee responds to President Obama's executive amnesty with this video:
The RNC says in a statement, “President Obama’s politically motivated executive order is unprecedented,” said Chairman Priebus. “If he believed that his actions were urgent and that he had the Constitutional authority all along, why didn’t he think so for the last six years of his presidency?”
3:27 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Texas senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to speak out against President Obama's executive amnesty. He did so today by quoting at length from Cicero: