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Obama Proposes New $10 Oil Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:30am 2/5/2016 at 8:30am
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In his last year in office, Obama promised to be more bold (reckless?) in pushing his agenda, and one thing that has long irritated him about our great country is our consumption of oil.

To address this pet peeve of his, Obama has released a budget in which he proposes a $10...

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Obama Wants to Quadruple Military Spending in Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00am 2/4/2016 at 10:00am
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Only a year ago, Obama was berating Russian president Vladimir Putin for his “KGB mentality” and “old expansionist ideas.”  Now, however, Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe.

CNN reports:

President Barack Obama’s administration said Tuesday it was seeking to expand U.S. military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure...

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Tea Party Class Action Against IRS Abuse May Proceed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:00am 1/19/2016 at 10:00am
Lois Lerner Leaves House Hearing 3-5-2014

Tea Party groups won a major victory last week, when Judge Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio certified a class of Tea Party organizations that allege the IRS intentionally delayed their applications for preferential tax treatment based on their political viewpoints.

Winning class...

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Royal Bank of Scotland: “Cataclysmic year ahead”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/17/2016 at 2:30pm
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During his State of the Union address, Obama asserted that anyone portraying the American economy as bad was “peddling fiction“.

Perhaps he can explain why our stock market was outperforming expectations . . . in terms of how much it dropped?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped almost 400 points Friday, falling below...

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Russia’s Reborn Navy Contributing In Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 1:30pm 12/29/2015 at 1:30pm
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Russia’s Navy is growing and playing a greater role is Russia’s aggressive foreign policy posture for the first time in two generations, and the US seems – still – unprepared and unwilling to push back.

Russia’s military capacity has been severely limited since the end of the Cold War.  It’s most noteworthy...

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Will Jim Webb Run as an Independent?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 4:30pm 12/27/2015 at 4:30pm
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Jim Webb dropped out of the 2016 Democrat primary in October due to low polling, low fundraising, and low voter enthusiasm, but as Amy noted at the time, his team was even then making noises about an independent run.

Those noises have become much more noticeable as Webb has launched direct attacks...

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Book Review: Lawless, by Prof. David Bernstein

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:15pm 12/23/2015 at 7:15pm
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Professor David E. Bernstein has written a great last-minute Christmas present or belated Hanukkah gift.

Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on...

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NYT: Obama Pushing Gay Rights in Africa Did More Harm Than Good

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:30am 12/21/2015 at 8:30am
Kenyans protest Obama visit re gay agenda

Back in July, Obama angered Kenyan leaders by ignoring their advice against pushing a “gay agenda.”  President Kenyatta told Obama that gay rights was a “non-issue.”

The Miami Herald reported:

President Barack Obama nudged African nations Saturday to treat gays and lesbians equally under...

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Obama Admin Working On Gun Control Executive Order

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 11, 2015 at 1:15pm 12/11/2015 at 1:15pm
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In stark contrast to French president Francois Hollande’s strong response to the Paris terror attacks, Obama gave a half-hearted address to the nation four days after the San Bernardino terror attack . . . and busied himself with gun control.

According to the AP, the Obama administration is working on an executive...

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Twenty-four States Sue Obama Over Coal Plant Emissions Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:30pm 10/24/2015 at 2:30pm
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Back in 2008, Obama suggested that it would be necessary to bankrupt the coal industry in his efforts to establish “green” energy alternatives—he wanted to “take coal off the table as an ideological matter.”

Here’s the clip:

The Daily Caller has a partial transcript of the above interview:

In 2008, Obama said his energy...

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Is Obama’s Team Targeting Canada’s Conservative Party?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:30pm 10/17/2015 at 12:30pm
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While most of us have been engrossed in the American election saga, our neighbor to the north is preparing for an Oct. 19th election that may be infused with some imported drama.

As next week’s election draws near, news is that

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Gallup: 49% See Government as “Immediate Threat”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:30pm 9/24/2015 at 6:30pm
Gallup Poll Government Immediate Threat Sept 2015

Gallup released an interesting poll this week showing that nearly half of all Americans view government as “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”  Interestingly, this is “similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years”; however, “when this question was first...

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Report: Obama Gives ‘Blessing’ to 2016 Biden Run

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:00am 8/25/2015 at 7:00am
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CNN reported last night that President Obama has given his blessing to a 2016 presidential run for Vice President Joe Biden.

This news isn’t completely unexpected but as Legal Insurrection readers know, it will change the landscape of the Democratic Party’s 2016 primary, especially if Elizabeth Warren is involved.

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Obama: Sure, I could win a third term

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 12:30pm 8/1/2015 at 12:30pm
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Over the years, Obama has lamented the fact that he’s not a king, an emperor, or a dictator and has stated that it would be “so much easier to be president of China...

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Obama Angers Kenyan Leadership in Push for Gay Rights in Africa

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:30pm 7/26/2015 at 3:30pm
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Obama’s first trip to Kenya since becoming president has highlighted the disappointment that many Africans feel in his presidency.  While President Bush earns high praise and achieved a great deal in Africa, particularly with regard to his efforts fighting AIDS, Obama . . . not so much.

In his article entitled, “Africa’s...

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Iran Lobby Targets Legislators Who Oppose Nuclear Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:30am 7/6/2015 at 11:30am
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Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon obtained an e-mail threatening Democratic legislators who have doubts about the nuclear deal with Iran that the administration is negotiating.

“Democrats in Congress are the...

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Obama: Join the Army, Measure Ice!

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:00pm 6/27/2015 at 7:00pm
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One one hand, it is comforting to know President Obama can target the enemy and use American resources to counter it.

On the other hand, it is very disturbing when that enemy is . . . climate change.

Obama is acting upon his delusion that the biggest global security threats involve weather patterns...

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