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Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Demands Brown Retraction 

Brown advocates radical expansion of Obama executive order power


On Friday afternoon, after getting hit with criticism on his plan to strip citizenship from accused American terrorists, Scott Brown doubled-down.  In a recent report by John DiStaso of NH Journal, "Brown suggested that in the meantime, Obama should consider issuing an executive order revoking the citizenship of the American terrorists. 'He likes executive orders,' Brown said. 'This is one executive order that I’d agree with.'"


Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement:

"I don't believe that there is a single Republican in the nation who favors giving President Obama more power to remove Constitutional rights by simply putting pen to paper.  Our nominee must demand a check on executive branch overreach, not someone who advocates giving Obama more power.


"According to, 'Natural-born U.S. citizens may not have their citizenship revoked against their will'.


"I am sickened by the atrocities of ISIS.  As prescribed by Article III of the Constitution, any U.S. citizen who has materially aided ISIS should be tried for treason and sentenced to death.


"Scott Brown's advocacy of unconstitutionally expanded executive branch powers parallels his vote to extend the Patriot Act which strips innocent citizens of privacy and due process protections.


"It is the solemn responsibility of a U.S. Senator to exercise sober and mature judgment in matters of war and peace.  I encourage Scott Brown to reflect upon and retract his intemperate statement."




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ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's lawlessness will cost Democrats a landslide defeat in November 


July 29, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obama's lawlessness will cost Democrats a landslide defeat in November
Phone lines on Capitol Hill have been overrun with livid voters, beside themselves and cynically unsurprised that Barack Obama is preparing yet another executive action that suspends the nation's immigration laws.

Cartoon: Border Crisis

America's bright energy future
The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that next year, the United States will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer.

Controlling the past
"Obamacare has required its partisans to ignore reality."


ALG's Daily Grind - Mississippi Burning 


June 30, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Mississippi Burning
Republican Machiavellians may get just desserts in Mississippi.

Can Congress delegate its powers to independent entities like Amtrak?
When Congress passes an act, it typically delegates part of its authority to the Executive Branch to promulgate regulations implementing the act. By doing so, the Congress is giving part of its authority over to the Executive to make law.

House subpoenas on IRS emails expand to White House, Treasury, Justice, and FEC
ALG's Mehrens: "When the administration again stonewalls these requests, Chairman [David] Camp needs to be prepared to enforce these subpoenas in federal court."


ALG - Expert comment available on NLRB court decision 


June 26, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Americans for Limited President Nathan Mehrens today in a joint oped published at praised the outcome of a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court overturning the 2012 false recess appointments by President Barack Obama to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when Congress was not even in recess.


"With the question of when a recess occurs now settled, the NLRB will be forced to reevaluate decisions it made during the period for which it had no legal quorum. As a result, the Board will likely have less time over the next couple years to interfere in the workings of our economy, and this is a good thing," wrote Scott and Mehrens in the oped.


The two called on Congress to act on legislation, The Protecting American Jobs Act, that would "move the adjudicatory functions of the NLRB to the U.S. courts and take away the Board's power to prosecute unfair labor practices."


As Scott and Mehrens explained, "The NLRB's actions have been problematic for America's job creators for too long. The Board, under the National Labor Relations Act, has the power to adjudicate 'unfair labor practices,' acting as a type of judiciary for handling issues between employers and labor unions."


These quasi-judicial proceedings, the oped argues, allow the Board to facilitate the organization of labor unions at the expense of private employers, with the overreaching powers to act as prosecutor, judge, and jury against those companies.


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CEI Today: Supreme Court on Obama recess appointments, Aereo broadband, Clean Air Act 

Friday, June 27, 2014
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OBAMA RECESS APPOINTMENTS - HANS BADER Supreme Court Unanimously Curtails Obama Overreach in Recess Appointment Powers


Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB limits the president’s ability to make recess appointments without Senate approval. Hans Bader, CEI senior attorney and contributor to an amicus brief in the case, said the following the decision:

“President Obama’s radical interpretation of the Constitution’s recess appointments clause would have given presidents free rein to appoint political cronies at any point in time, gutting checks and balances on unqualified presidential appointments. > Read more



Aereo Decision Protects Creators and Distributors; Will Not Halt Innovation in Online Entertainment

Wednesday, the Supreme Court released its much-awaited decision in ABC v. Aereo. The Court reversed the Second Circuit, holding that Aereo directly infringed the copyrights of broadcast television program owners by publicly performing their works without permission. The decision does not endanger cloud computing services like so many contend.
> Read more

CLEAN AIR ACT UARG v. EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN You’ll Have Trouble Believing the Latest EPA Management Outrage
There is a possible silver lining. With today’s decision in UARG, we at least have established a line in the sand regarding deference to agency decision making: The agency will not be permitted to blatantly re-write laws.** > Read more

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