Boehner Wimps Out on Libya

by Ben Johnson The moment would be surreal were it not so reminiscent: An arrogant Democratic president had committed an impeachable offense, lied to the American people, and dared Congress to do anything about it. Incensed congressmen of both parties asked, negotiated, and threatened until they realized they had no alternative but to take action. Then, the Republican leadership stepped in to … [Read more...]

King Obama Tramples the Law, Continues Libyan War by Decree

by Ben Johnson In his official notice to Congress that he had unilaterally sent American soldiers into the Libyan war kinetic action, Barack Obama wrote, “I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution.” Today, he decided the War Powers Resolution is also disposable. In a letter to Congress today Obama declared … [Read more...]

Six GOP Senators to Obama: Follow the Law on Libya

President Obama informed Congress that he had sent U.S. forces into Libya on March 21. Under the War Powers Act, the president must ask Congressional authorization within 60 days. That deadline came Friday. On Thursday, six Republican senators sent the following letter to the president, asking whether he intended to obey the law. This is an all-too-rare instance of our elected officials having the … [Read more...]

Is Obama’s New Ambassador a Communist “Asset” (Or Just a Racist)?

Before setting off on his sixth vacation of the year in elite Martha's Vineyard, Barack Obama made four recess appointments. Credible sources report the FBI once listed one of them as a Communist "asset." Obama nominated Maria (or "Mari") del Carmen Aponte as ambassador to El Salvador last December, but it was not her first nomination. In 1998, Bill Clinton nominated her ambassador to the … [Read more...]