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While Putin escalates the war in Ukraine, president Obama is nowhere to be found but at fundraisers.
Radley Balko | Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul yesterday introduced S. 2644, the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which would protect the rights of citizens and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in seizing property without due process of law. Under current law, law enforcement agencies may take property suspected of involvement in crime without ever charging, let alone convicting, the property owner. In addition, state agencies routinely use federal asset forfeiture laws; ignoring state regulations to confiscate and receive financial proceeds from forfeited property.
The FAIR Act would change federal law and protect the rights of property owners by requiring that the government prove its case with clear and convincing evidence before forfeiting seized property. [Read All]
See how Verizon gets in on the liberal Manufactured Reality game. Facts aren't as important as narrative.
Pam Key | Breitbart TV
Friday at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) told her Republican colleagues trying to get to the bottom of a potential violation of federal election law by the Obama administration that they “don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend.”
Norton claimed, “That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government.”
Norton was addressing the Obama administration defying Chairman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) subpoena of David Simas, the director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, to appear before Congress. Issa has accused Obama's former labor secretary, Hilda Solis, of breaking the law with a voicemail seeking political donations for the president's re-election. [Source +Video]
Alan Gura | AlanGura.com
From the bench: "In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Furthermore, this injunction prohibits the District from completely banning the carrying of handguns in public for self-defense by otherwise qualified non-residents based solely on the fact that they are not residents of the District." [Read All]
Michael Bonfigli | Christian Science Monitor
WASHINGTON — President Obama will go ahead with a “very significant” executive action on immigration after the summer – a move that may well trigger impeachment proceedings against him, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a Monitor breakfast Friday.
A lot of people in Washington laughed off Sarah Palin’s call to impeach the president for executive overreach, Pfeiffer said, but “I would not discount that possibility.” Polling shows strong support for the idea among the GOP base, he said, adding that House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio has opened the door to the possibility with his lawsuit against Obama.
Speaker Boehner has flatly denied an interest in impeachment, saying, “I disagree” with those who support it. Next week, the GOP-controlled House is expected to pass a resolution to sue the president for executive overreach on the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” [Read All]
GOP Senator: Obama To 'Effectively End Immigration Enforcement'
SUSAN SWIFT: Obama's NSA can store 6 years of records of every phone call and email from 300 million Americans... but his IRS has no records for the last 3 years, his EPA for the last 2, or his State Department of the last 8 hours of the Benghazi attack.