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    VIDEO: Boehner Shouldn't Trust Obama on Immigration Reform, Heritage's Morgan Says

    Immigration reform was expected to be among the topics of today’s meeting between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at the White House. But the Ohio Republican should be wary of Obama’s intentions—and desire to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants—given his selective enforcement of federal laws, The … More

    Federal Court Allows Lawsuit Against Obamacare to Proceed

    A judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia refused to dismiss Halbig v. Sebelius, a major challenge to Obamacare, on Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by a number of small business owners in six states, challenges an IRS regulation that would apply the employer mandate tax penalty … More

    Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress

    Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to … More

    Morning Bell: The Imperial President Will Act on His Own

    In a recent email to supporters, President Obama lamented the frustrating inadequacy of his office. “There’s only so much I can do on my own” without Congress, he confessed. As a matter of constitutional interpretation, he’s right. But in practice, the President has shown a distinct contempt for the legal … More

    Morning Bell: A Blow to Obama's Imperial Presidency

    President Obama has gone around Congress in as many ways as he can find. One way is by abusing the presidential power to make appointments to government positions during a supposed Senate recess—in an attempt to avoid having the Senate confirm the nominees. Last week, a three-judge panel of the … More

    2012 Year in Review: A Wild Year for Conservatism

    By now you’ve probably seen the TV specials and glossy magazines reviewing major highlights of the past year. There are still a few days left before we close the books on 2012 (and action appears likely on the fiscal cliff). But in the meantime, let’s recap some of the good … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Imperial Presidency, Part II

    Sometimes the law just gets in the way. The Obama Administration hasn’t needed Congress to enact new regulations on the Internet, businesses, energy production, and religious institutions. It has used its power to give struggling labor unions a new edge. It has granted amnesty to illegal immigrants. This blatant disregard … More

    Shocker of the Week: Illegal Immigrants Exploit Obama Amnesty Program to Stay in U.S.

    President Obama’s unilateral decision to implement parts of the failed DREAM Act legislation has allowed “dreamers” to game the system and stay in the U.S. illegally, according to two union leaders representing immigration agents. Chris Crane, who represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, explained at a press conference: Prosecutorial … More