Sen. Ted Cruz “Obama is Not A Monarch”

Sen. Ted Cruz “Obama is Not A Monarch”

Obama Is Not a Monarch The president cannot act alone; the Constitution requires compromise. By SEN. TED CRUZ -Via Politico- The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the president threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the … [Read more...]

Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

By Roger Pilon via National Review - Harry Reid is set to “go nuclear.” He wants to end the filibuster as it applies to appellate court nominations — not by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, as Senate rules require, but by a simple majority. And given the short memories now in evidence, he may just succeed. On Monday, for the third time in less than a month, Senate Republicans filibustered an Obama nominee to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That’s the court that’s checked the president more than once, as when it said he couldn’t make “recess appointments” when the Senate wasn’t in … [Read more...]