WASHINGTON — The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown.
After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery.
Plus, if you ask what the next phase is in this massive, four-year [...]
Defense Secretary re-affirms Obama administration’s unconstitutional stance
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Following controversy over his assertion that seeking “international permission” from the UN to launch wars trumps the authority of Congress, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta re-affirmed this premise during recent testimony in which he again stated that Congress would play second fiddle to the international community.
Asked by Congressman Walter Jones, who has launched a resolution re-affirming the limits to Presidential [...]
There has been for months a popular parlor game of tallying instances in which President Obama seems to have either ignored or simply bypassed federal law. But what started out as a way of exposing occasional hypocrisy is now getting a little scary.
Most recently, President Obama made several recess appointments — a tactic that as a senator he once criticized — even though Congress was not in recess. In December, [...]
JIM LEHRER: Senator, welcome.
SENATOR HARRY REID (D-NV): Thank you very much for allowing me to be on the show.
MR. LEHRER: Well, first on the Libya military operation, do you believe the War Powers Act requires authorization of further action?
SEN. REID: The War Powers Act has no application to what’s going on in Libya.
MR. LEHRER: None?
SEN. REID: I don’t believe so. You know, we did an authorization for Afghanistan. [...]
Washington (CNN) – As the U.S. military campaign in Libya approaches the 60-day mark this Friday, six Republican senators wrote President Obama asking if he will comply with the War Powers Act, which says Congress must authorize action that lasts more than 60 days.
“Friday is the final day of the statutory sixty-day period for you to terminate the use of the United States Armed Forces [...]