Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Barack Obama - #4443 - Obama's Pelosi II Strategy - Wall Street Journal (2) Revealed: Holder Says President Could Authorize Military Drone Strike Inside U.S. - The Blaze (3) Missouri Department of Revenue Allegedly Compiling Data on Concealed Carry Holders, Forwarding It to Companies with Ties to the Government - The Blaze (4) CPAC Snubs Gov. Bob McDonnell, Embraces Ken Cuccinelli - Washington Examiner

Obama's Pelosi II Strategy - Wall Street Journal - Old Washington hands have been scratching their heads about the start of President Obama's second term, with its aggressive liberal priorities and attacks on Republicans. Whatever happened to governing? Well, the answer arrived this weekend as the Washington Post reported that Mr. Obama's real plan for the next two years is returning Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker in 2014."The goal is to flip the Republican-held House back to Democratic control, allowing Obama to push forward with a progressive agenda on gun control, immigration, climate change and the economy during his final two years in office, according to congressional Democrats, strategists and others familiar with Obama's thinking," reports the Post, which is hardly hostile to the President. The article says that shortly after finishing his speech on Election Night last year, Mr. Obama called Mrs. Pelosi and Steve Israel, who runs the Democratic House re-election campaign, to discuss 2014. The strategy fits Mr. Obama's unprecedented new effort to raise $50 million in $500,000 chunks to fund Organizing for Action (OFA), which will spend millions in GOP-held districts. Mr. Israel says he met in January with Jim Messina, Mr. Obama's 2012 campaign manager who now runs OFA, to discuss the 2014 races.  Read more.......


Revealed: Holder Says President Could Authorize Military Drone Strike Inside U.S. - The Blaze - This morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Glenn Beck’s radio team that he had some new information about the U.S. government’s drone program — information that some individuals might find troubling. Later in the day, TheBlaze obtained letters that were sent to the senator by Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan. It is select contents in Holder’s letter that citizens and political experts, alike, might find most problematic. After Paul sent an inquiry to learn more about the government’s drone program and to ask whether “the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial,” he received a response that is sure to be scrutinized. The senator’s inquiry was certainly specific, however the government’s response was not so concise — or at least not pointed enough to put critics like Paul at ease.......“The question you have posed is therefore entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront,” the letter continues. “It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.” Read more............


Missouri Department of Revenue Allegedly Compiling Data on Concealed Carry Holders, Forwarding It to Companies with Ties to the Government - The Blaze -  A Southeast Missouri man has sued after being told by a license office that it would make digital copies of documents needed for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The Missouri Department of Revenue has allegedly been compiling data on Missouri residents seeking concealed carry permits and then forwarding it to a third party with ties to the federal government. Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder held a press conference on Monday and revealed the lawsuit had been filed to fight the action and prevent any violation of Americans’ privacy. The lawsuit was filed Monday by Stoddard County prosecuting attorney Russ Oliver on behalf of Missouri resident Eric Griffin. Oliver filed the lawsuit as a private attorney. “I fully support Mr. Oliver in this important legal action in Stoddard County Circuit Court,” Kinder said in a press release. “The case has issues of statewide importance implicating serious privacy concerns for law-abiding citizens. These folks have followed the letter of the law and have been approved for concealed carry by the proper authorities. They must not be required to share that information with any third parties or the federal government.” The issue was brought to light after Griffin, the Missourian on whose behalf Oliver filed the lawsuit, went to his local Department of Motor Vehicles fee office after passing the application process for a concealed carry gun permit. Oliver says Griffin refused to let DMV employees scan and store some of his documentation — so he was denied his permit. Read more........


CPAC Snubs Gov. Bob McDonnell Embraces Ken Cuccinelli - Washington ExaminerWhen it comes to Virginia Republicans at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, it's out with the old and in with the new. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was not invited to speak at this year's CPAC gathering, the annual national gathering of the GOP's conservative wing scheduled for next week in Washington, the governor's office confirmed Tuesday. McDonnell addressed the group last year and the year before but was snubbed this year. Instead, he will give the keynote address at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Prayer Breakfast on March 15. However, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican nominee running to replace McDonnell as governor, was tapped by CPAC organizers to help kick off the conference March 14 with a 9 a.m. speech. Cuccinelli gave brief remarks last year after the National Rifle Association presented the conservative stalwart with the Defender of Freedom Award. Read more.........

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