executive orders

Trump gives Congress a kick in the rear to finally act on health care

John Fund, Fox News

President Trump can follow up on his cancellation of the bailout to Big Insurance by telling members of Congress his next step will be to zero out their exemption, an action which would throw both members and staff on the individual ObamaCare exchanges. Now that would finally put a fire under Congress for real action.

The answer to Obamacare ain't blowin' in the wind

Editors, Washington Examiner

The president's action should give health insurance customers at least a few ways out of the Obamacare confusion by allowing them sometimes to buy insurance across state lines, by expanding health savings accounts, and by quadrupling the upper limit on short-term health insurance plans from three months to nearly a year. Trump should sign this executive order, and it will be celebrated not just by the administration but by all those who suffer under Obamacare. But Republicans in Congress must pass reform legislation or get their just deserts at the ballot box.

Do Nothing Congress Creating Deadly Enthusiasm Gap For GOP

While President Trump holds a 47 percent approval rating, at 29 percent Speaker Paul Ryan's abysmal approval rating is beginning to drag down the whole GOP, and especially its establishment candidates.

President Trump’s Executive Order On Religious Liberty

While the new rules have yet to be seen, and conservatives must remain vigilant that they follow the President’s commitment, President Trump’s Executive Order calling off the Obama Justice Department’s anti-Christian crusade is a huge victory for conservatives.

Hillary Clinton’s Belated Victory Party

As well-intentioned and committed to his agenda as President Trump may be, he has failed to grasp that Paul Ryan's Omnibus spending bill does not fund his priorities, not because Ryan is an inept Speaker, but because he is on the other side.

The Latest Alinskyite Attacks On Trump Staffer Sebastian Gorka

Sebastian Gorka’s real sin isn’t anti-Semitism or self-promotion – it is understanding and, through his writing and media appearances, showing a bright light on what we call the Red – Green Axis; the alliance between Islamists, especially those aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, and Democrats.

What Happens to Christians There Will Come Here

Here in America our church and political leaders, such as Speaker Paul Ryan and the hierarchy of Washington’s Episcopal National Cathedral, are not just allowing, but encouraging the same kind of Muslim invasion that is extinguishing European Christianity.

A Government of Laws, Not Men

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Various pundits, some on the Right as well as the Left, warn against “normalizing” Donald Trump? And, perhaps most worrisome, what does it mean that a smattering of judges across the country argue that the president’s executive orders are illegitimate, unconstitutional because (cutting to the chase) they are this president’s orders?

Trump’s Obamacare Order Is Bigger Than You Think

David Catron, The American Spectator

The President’s order is by no means ordinary. Nor is it a symbolic bone thrown to his supporters to convince them that he is keeping an empty campaign promise. It is, rather, a clear signal to the bureaucracies that ultimately answer to him as the head of the executive branch. He knows the policies of some Presidents tend to evaporate, despite having been passed by Congress and signed into law, due to the intransigence of federal bureaucrats. Trump is telling them that this isn’t going to work with him.

Trump in Detroit: I want to keep jobs and wealth in America.

Donald Trump’s message is the same kind of reassurance Reagan delivered to entrepreneurs and business builders who look at today’s Clinton-led war on success and job creation and see one of the more depressing chapters of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged playing out in real time.

Clinton Defends Executive Action on Immigration

Susan Jones, CNS News

Clinton said she hopes Congress will pass immigration reform legislation, but if it doesn't, she will follow President Obama's example and use use prosecutorial discretion to shield large groups of people.

Will The Supreme Court Elect Donald Trump President Today?

Today the Supreme Court hears the challenge to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign on the issue if illegal immigration, and being the message carrier for America’s forgotten country class voters on that issue has sustained Trump through a series of blunders that would have destroyed any other candidate. Will the Supreme Court rein-in Obama, or will the people have to have the ultimate say at the ballot box?

Trump’s New York Values: Contempt For The Constitution

This is the third in a series of four articles on Donald Trump's "New York values" by Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One of the primary reasons I endorsed Ted Cruz is that he is a constitutional conservative who has spent the past several decades defending constitutional liberty. Ted Cruz has a consistent record of defending the individual against the power of the state, and unlike Donald Trump he holds the Constitution in such reverence that he does not make violating it into a cheap applause line in a speech.

Thank Paul Ryan For Obama’s Gun Grab

When the details and the text of Obama’s gun grab become public don’t blame Obama – blame Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the spineless Capitol Hill Republicans who elected them, passed the Omnibus, and empowered Obama to spend his last year in office attacking constitutional liberty, stripping you of your rights and fundamentally changing America. Click the link to sign our open letter to Capitol Hill Republicans, tell Ryan and McConnell "If you won't stand with us to defend our Second Amendment rights, why should we stand with you on Election Day?"

How they’ll take your guns away

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

In the next year, Barack Obama will grind down the institutional bureaucracy on approval issues. They will make it harder to obtain approvals and make it more expensive to buy guns. They’ll do it all by skirting congress and they will do it with the nodding approval of the media. That is how they will take your guns away — by making the cost of owning them too onerous for the average, law abiding citizen.

Obama Dissolves the Old Republic

Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Obama is building a system in which everything depends on executive power. What’s Obama’s historical legacy if everything he does can be undone via executive order? Look at the bind he has put his party in.

Obama Overtime Order Is Soros-Funded Pet Project

Aaron Klein, WND

A George Soros-funded economic institute has been one of the main advocates for requiring companies to pay more overtime to workers. The Obama directive is seen as another income-redistribution effort.

What Elastic Clause?

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

A written Constitution, free from the phony Elastic Clause and power for a president to issue edicts, is what keeps them free.