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President Transparency, President of Adoring Crowds, Moral Preener in Chief

If we learned anything about Barack Obama in his first term it is that when he starts repeating the same idea over and over, what’s on his mind is something else.
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In a recent Journal op-ed, “Obama Suspends the Law,” former federal judge Michael McConnell noted there are few means to stop a president who decides he is not obligated to execute laws as passed by Congress. So there’s little reason to doubt we’ll see more Obamaesque dismissals of established law, as with ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Mr. Obama is pushing in a direction that has the potential for a political crisis.

Obama’s Creeping Authoritarianism

Can you say “fascism“? I knew you could.

It may be that Obama’s description of the importance of whistleblowers went from being an artifact of his campaign to a political liability. It wouldn’t be the first time administration positions disappear from the internet when they become inconvenient descriptions of their assurances.

Obama’s vision for lobbying transparency has similarly been discarded along the way, but the timing here suggests that the heat on Obama’s whistleblower prosecutions has led the administration to unceremoniously remove their previous positions.

Obama Promises Disappear from Web

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Mayor Anthony Weiner and NYC 1st Lady Huma Abedin: “God help New York”

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The mother of the young woman who is embroiled in the latest Anthony Weiner “sexting” scandal is speaking out.

Laura Leathers, mother of 23-year-old Sydney Leathers, tells the New York Daily News from her home in Allendale, Ill. that no one should be voting for Weiner as the next mayor of New York City.

“I have nothing to say except God help New York if he gets to be mayor. You can print that,” Laura Leathers told the Daily News.

Weiner began his online relationship with Sydney Leathers last summer, more than a year after he resigned from Congress. According to the Daily News, the 23-year-old reached out to Weiner through Facebook after he resigned in 2011.

Mother Of Woman In Sexting Scandal: “God Help New York” If Weiner Elected Mayor


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