Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Barack Obama - #4521 - The Carbonated President - Obama Reveils a War on Fossil Fuels He Never Disclosed as a Candidate - Wall Street Journal (2) Voting Rights Progress - The Supreme Court Rolls the Clock Forward on Election Law - Wall Street Journal (3) Immigration Bill Easily Clears Key Senate Test - Here are the 15 Republicans who Voted Yes - The Blaze (4) Catholics Fire Back at Obama Over School Comments: 'Ant-Faith, Secular Agenda Shamelessly on Full Display - Breitbart

The Carbonated President - Obama Reveals a War on Fossil Fuels He Never Disclosed as a Candidate - Wall Street Journal - President Obama's climate speech on Tuesday was grandiose even for him, but its surreal nature was its particular hallmark. Some 12 million Americans still can't find work, real wages have fallen for five years, three-fourths of Americans now live paycheck to check, and the economy continues to plod along four years into a quasi-recovery. But there was the President in tony Georgetown, threatening more energy taxes and mandates that will ensure fewer jobs, still lower incomes and slower growth. Mr. Obama's "climate action plan" adds up to one of the most extensive reorganizations of the U.S. economy since the 1930s, imposed through administrative fiat and raw executive power. He wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17% by 2020, but over his 6,500-word address he articulated no such goal for the unemployment rate or GDP.  Read more........

(2) Voting Rights Progress - The Supreme Court Rolls the Clock Forward on Election Law - Wall Street Journal - The U.S. has a long and difficult history with racial discrimination, but on Tuesday the Supreme Court marked a milestone worth celebrating when it ruled that a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has outlived its usefulness. The political left is reacting as if this means a return to Jim Crow, but the ruling is best understood as a sign of the racial progress that progressives claim to believe in. In a 5-4 decision, the Justices said that the law's Section 4b coverage formula—which requires that nine states and parts of seven others get federal preclearance of changes to their voting laws—can no longer be constitutionally justified. "Our country has changed, and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, "Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions." The Constitution requires that the federal government treat states equally, and the Voting Rights Act's selective restrictions were only warranted under extraordinary circumstances. "Current burdens," Justice Roberts wrote, quoting a previous case, must be justified by "current needs." Read more.........


(3) Immigration Bill Easily Clears Key Senate Test - Here are the 15 Republicans Who Voted Yes - The Blaze - Highly debated immigration legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle with votes to spare on Monday, pointing the way to near-certain passage within days for $38 billion worth of future security measures along the border with Mexico and an unprecedented chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally. The vote was 67-27, seven more than the 60 needed, with 15 Republicans agreeing to advance legislation at the top of President Barack Obama’s second-term domestic agenda. Here are the 15 Republican senators who voted in favor of invoking cloture on the amendment, according to the Weekly Standard: Lamar Alexander,  Kelly Ayotte,  Jeffrey Chiesa,  Susan Collins,  Bob Corker,  Jeff Flake,  Lindsey Graham,  Orrin Hatch,  Dean Heller,  John Hoeven,  Mark Kirk,  John McCain,  Lisa Murkowski,  Marco Rubio,  Roger Wicker.  Read more.......

(4) Catholics Fire Back at Obama Over School Comments: Anti-Faith, Secular Agenda Shamelessly on Full Display, Breitbart - Speaking in Ireland this week, President Obama stated that Catholic schools were divisive: “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation.” On Thursday, the American Catholics for Religious Freedom fired back on President Obama’s words to 2,000 young people at the G8 Summit, stating, “President Obama’s anti-faith, secular agenda was shamefully on full display yesterday when he told the young people of Northern Ireland that Catholic education and other faith-based schools were divisive and an obstacle to peace. All Americans of faith should be outraged by these comments which clearly telegraph the President’s belief system and are in fact at their core even anti-American.” Read more.........

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