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Also, I would have to mention that presidents make law by executive orders, most with no actual legislative authorization. signing statements, popularized by the Bush administration, distort laws passed by Congress by removing portions he disagreed ...
"Some months before I declared, I asked for a meeting and crossed the border to meet with the president of Mexico. ... --Ronald Reagan, in an August 28, 1986 signing statement on a bill that banned the production and importation of armor-piercing bullets.
The governor's signing statement called for a shift toward renewable energy and more efforts to combat climate change. He called recent declines in coal exports "a positive trend that we need to build on.
Professor Jean Edward Smith's in-depth and incisive new biography of the 43rd president, Bush (Simon and Schuster) begins with this striking sentence: "Rarely in the history of the United States has the nation been so ill-served as during the ...

But Brown has often chosen to release signing statements on particularly thorny bills, in which he explains his reasoning. The governor issued no such statement as he signed this bill, despite the strong feelings the measure has provoked among ...
... an equally celebrated presidential biographer. He is particularly well known for shining a light on Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ulysses S. Grant, two presidents that have grown to be more widely celebrated thanks largely to Smith's revisionism ...
Professor Jean Edward Smith's in-depth and incisive new biography of the 43rd president, Bush (Simon and Schuster) begins with this striking sentence: "Rarely in the history of the United States has the nation been so ill-served as during the ...
Johnson made sure, however, to issue a signing statement with it that weakened the law by making exceptions for military secrets.
After the war, President Harry Truman protested provisions of the 1948 Displaced Persons Act in a signing statement, pointing to language that excluded Catholics and discriminated "in callous fashion against displaced persons of the Jewish faith ...
It the end of easy access for Montana medical marijuana patients, the Arizona Supreme Court rejects the last challenge to that state's legalization initiative, the second Arkansas medical marijuana initiative is now officially on the ballot, Chris ...
For all the hand-wringing about the threat to liberty and constitutional government posed by the major party presidential candidates, there is little discussion of how this threat is due to the political class' long history of supporting expanded ...
China made that point very clearly when it issued signing statements in 1996 (upon ratifying UNCLOS) and again in 2006, effectively "grandfathering" its own historical territorial and maritime claims where those claims might be viewed by others as ...
Presidents have hardly limited their abuse to foreign policy. Ironically, many conservatives who (correctly) oppose abuses of presidential authority in the domestic sphere support giving the president unlimited authority over "national security." These ...
Separately, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman last month ordered the state to allow people who can't easily get IDs to vote by signing statements at the polls. That ruling has been blocked by an appeals courts for the time being. Both cases are still ...
For all the hand-wringing about the threat to liberty and constitutional government posed by the major party presidential candidates, there is little discussion of how this threat is due to the political class's long history of supporting expanded ...

By Ron Paul || For all the hand-wringing about the threat to liberty and constitutional government posed by the major party presidential candidates, there is little discussion of how this threat is due to the political class's long history of ...
They want to continue what former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat started (with the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty). They want to .... Look up the Feisal-Weizmann agreement, post-WWI, and note who invalidated the whole thing with a "signing statement".
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - The agriculture Department has already established an interagency working group to implement the law requiring labeling of genetically modified products that President Barack Obama signed on Friday, a key USDA official told the ...
In an inspiring moment of bipartisanship, the GOP Congress and the Democratic president made H.R. 4875, officially known as the "United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016.
Presidential scholars say Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and others have used expanded powers to accomplish their goals, and that could help Trump bring many of his ideas to fruition, the Washington Post reports.
In recent decades, presidents have stretched their ability to act unilaterally, bypassing Congress through executive orders, executive memos, national security orders, findings, signing statements and prosecutorial discretion. After Vietnam and ...
Greg Scott, ADF vice president of communication, said Friday the organization "helped draft the bill," sending suggested language for an executive order that was then included in HB 1523.
Each relied on executive action (executive orders, agreements, proclamations and signing statements) to implement and at times to bypass Congress on policies both foreign and domestic (particularly regarding war powers in the fight against terrorism ...
Trump is "uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not ... Bush insulated himself from the law by issuing signing statements. The House has now proved that despite the ...
President Obama signed legislation on Friday creating a commission that will oversee the celebration and observance of the nation's 250th anniversary in 2026. "It is altogether fitting and proper that this historic milestone be commemorated," Obama ...
Each relied on executive action (executive orders, agreements, proclamations and signing statements) to implement and at times to bypass Congress on policies both foreign and domestic (particularly regarding war powers in the fight against terrorism ...
Peter Shumlin said in his signing statement. Virginia, California, Massachusetts, New York, and others have considered similar legislation.
And when President Johnson signed it into law on July 4, 1966, he did so with no public fanfare, a less-than-joyful signing statement - and just one day short of a pocket veto. Ever since, the FOIA has been roundly criticized, ignored and resisted by ...
The famous John Hancock, wealthy merchant, President of the Second Continental Congress and first Governor of Massachusetts signed first so boldly so, "the British Ministry first can read that name without spectacles.
It was surely lost in July 4 celebrations, but it was 50 years ago yesterday that a decidedly reluctant President Lyndon Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act.
President Lyndon B. Johnson did not support the law and only agreed to approve the bill after the Justice Department suggested he read a signing statement that was meant to undercut the thrust of the law, but failed to do so. Here is President Johnson ...
In a signing statement, Brown said the measures would "enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Albany County District Attorney David Soares, who is first vice president of the District Attorneys Association, said he's also wary of the State police request, and that a checkered disciplinary record doesn't necessarily discredit a government ...
In a June 24, 1966, memo to Johnson, the president's staff passed along Moss' suggestion that Johnson hold a public ceremony for the signing of the FOIA bill, saying it would help fight criticisms that his administration was unduly secretive ...
Jean Edward Smith's biography of George W. Bush goes on sale a day before the former President's seventieth birthday, and it's safe to say that no one will be bringing it as a present to the ranch outside Crawford.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved a $602 billion annual defense budget that President Obama has promised to veto because the bill does not allow for the closing of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
"he federal government has proclaimed the power, has arrogated to itself the power to obtain indefinitely without charge or trial U.S.
the White House "Statement of Administration Policy" on the House version of the NDAA (prior to floor amendments, which mainly made it worse) ishere, and also stated "If the President were presented with H.R. 4909, his senior Advisors would recommend ...
... unlikely President Obama would veto the entire defense spending bill because of its inclusion. However, there would be the opportunity for the President to mark his objections by issuing a 'signing statement' as he did last year when he signed the ...
"This bill does move South Carolina marginally forward by replacing General Assembly selection of the Transportation Commissioners with gubernatorial appointment," Haley wrote in a signing statement. "But let's be clear that 'progress' is little more ...
One of several very big exceptions was his embrace of the deregulation craze that led to signing Gramm-Leach-Bliley without so much as a sorrowful signing statement. If he wanted to ... President Trump means we flame out; President Clinton means we rot.
Either despite, or maybe because of, his nasty, crude, outlandish, childish, un-presidential behavior, a lot of white men who are not doctors or lawyers or hedge fund managers see Trump as the kind of no nonsense guy who would stick up for them ...
We have a president and a presidential nominee murdering people by executive order all over the world. And you want to talk ... signing statements alone could close down our society -- the establishment is now claiming they can "control" him! Nooooo ...
As far as President Obama's constitutional overreach, the "Presidential Project" an organization that monitors such things as presidential signing statements, tells us that Obama has had fewer signing statements than any president in 130 years. Change ...
Chris Christie, a Republican who for a time ran in this year's presidential primaries, cited the view of the American Psychological Association when he signed a law in 2013 banning conversion therapy for minors in his state.
Instead, these "NeverTrumpers" will help Hillary get into the White House by spending all of their time and energy attacking Donald Trump, a man who dominated the GOP primaries and who will be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. I certainly ...
Past Presidents have raised Constitutional objections when Congress has by statute created new NSC Committees (see President Clinton's signing statement for the intelligence Authorization Act of 1997). Under the Constitution, it is up to the President ...
The country is run neither by the president (whose principal jobs are to faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress and to act as commander-in-chief) nor the Congress, which at least since the FDR administration has abdicated its authority as the ...


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