Obama cuts off Phila law enforcement funding, host of DNC convention

Put this story down in the puzzle column. Add the second part of the headline, Justice Department sides with Republican Pat Toomey against ‘sanctuary city’ policy, who is up for re-election as PA Senator, and double the puzzle. Honestly, I have tuned out for the past week or so on the news business, so maybe someone else can help me out here. Pressure on Philadelphia just as the Dems march in to town? I posted earlier, that every square foot of public space has been spoken for as far as demonstrations are concerned. It’s 1968 again – a look back at the Democratic Convention covers the plan. The Administration could be changing its policy for real? Hmm. I am so cynical these days.

A new Justice Department policy announced last week bars sanctuary cities such as Philadelphia, the host of the Democratic National Convention, from receiving millions of dollars worth of federal law enforcement grants, putting further pressure on Pennsylvania Democrats to abandon policies that impede federal immigration officials.

The Justice Department notified cities last Thursday that they would no longer receive federal law enforcement grants, which totaled $3.4 billion in the past five years, if they have laws on the books that interfere with requests for immigration information from federal authorities.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who implemented the policy that bars cooperation between city law enforcement and federal immigration agents earlier this year, has resisted pressure from the Obama administration to back down on the issue. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson even traveled to Philadelphia to personally request that Kenney change course but was rejected.

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Jake Tapper ‘Trump is living rent free inside Obama’s head’

It has become apparently clear, following Obama’s latest apology tour in Canada, that as much as America’s perceived defects constantly churn inside Obama’s head, a new focus of his angst has been Trump. I thought one could say Trump gets under his skin. Jake Tapper says it even better. First a few moments in the clip demonstrating Obama’s petulant snarky hateful self, than CNN takes on the action. A good beginning for the weekend. Enjoy.

“It is one of the grandest ironies that a giant real estate developer in New York is currently living rent free in President Obama’s head,” Tapper said on his Wednesday show. “Whatever the topic is, President Obama is eager go after the presumptive presidential nominee whether or not the topic is ISIS after the Orlando shootings, or if the topic is trade, or in this case, the question was about clean energy and President Obama wanted to give a lesson as to what populism truly is.”

Read more: Daily Caller

 

Supreme Court slaps Obama down again, 23 unanimous decisions against him

With the Brexit passage, little is being said about the latest loss of Obama with the Supremes. After his petulant pouting yesterday, he had to admit his immigration bonanza is on hold. This latest loss doesn’t count all of the cases of Obama over reaching that never makes it to the top court. Stunning the number of unanimous decisions that went against him.That includes his two picks now on the court. Info below is from two Cato posts:

It has the worst record of any modern presidency, whether you count in absolute won-loss..

In the first 6.5 years of Obama’s presidency (January 2009 to June 2015), the government lost unanimously at the Supreme Court 23 times, an average of 3.62 cases per year.

And that record has only grown in the last few months. This week the government suffered its fifth unanimous loss of the year – matching its dubious achievement in 2013 with 25 cases still left to be decided – in a property-rights case in which Cato filed an amicus briefU.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.

Earlier this year, I documented the Obama administration’s abysmal results before the Supreme Court (the two Obamacare cases excepted). Not only is its overall winning percentage much worse than any other modern presidency, but its spate of unanimous losses is truly record-breaking.

These cases have nothing in common, other than the government’s view that federal power is virtually unlimited: Citizens must subsume their liberty to whatever the experts in a given field determine the best or most useful policy to be. If the government can’t get even one justice to agree with it on any of these unrelated cases, it should realize there’s something seriously wrong with its constitutional vision.

More from two posts: at Cato and at Cato

Joe Manchin: ‘Due Process is what’s killing us now’

Joe Manchin is supposedly on Hillary Clinton’s short list for VP. He ought to fit right in with the agenda of saying to hell with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. No Joe, its Islamic Terrorists that are killing us.

America 1776 — 2016: We had a good run. “Let’s just throw out the Bill of Rights.” Oh, that pesky Due Process. What. The. Hell. Here’s Senator Joe Manchin on “Morning Joe” Thursday having a sad over those pesky “due process” rights keeping Americans off of secret government lists designed to curtail their Constitutional rights. When Sen. Manchin was sworn in as a Senator, he took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, or did he forget about that? Damn Bill of Rights get in the way of Leftist Activists all the time.

 

It’s 1968 again – a look back at the Democratic Convention

Fox news reports that the Democrats are working on more rules to control the angry mobs – er, those who are feeling the Bern. Meanwhile Philadelphia is ramping up to give lots of space to the Bernie folks convention time. The clip visits some of the old wounds back in 1968 that cost the Democrats the election. Here we go:

Philadelphia has approved four demonstration permits in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders at the July Democratic National Convention — including a large rally planned near the convention’s epicenter.

One of the permits is for an event consisting of four days of all-day rallies at FDR Park in support of Mr. Sanders. The city said it expects 30,000 participants, and organizers said in an interview they hope turnout will be much higher.

The park is adjacent to the Wells Fargo Center, where many of the Democratic National Convention events will be held — raising the possibility of a large demonstration in support of Mr. Sanders just steps away from where delegates will officially select the Democratic nominee. A growing number of Democrats are concerned the conventioncould turn out to be divisive and disorderly due to activities planned by Sanders supporters.

The city has also granted permits to three smaller demonstrations at Thomas Paine Plaza, a few miles from the Wells Fargo Center. The city says it expects 2,000 to 3,000 participants at those events.

More at WSJ

 

Hillary Clinton Lies Again, Says She ‘Did Not Put Down Conditions’ to Support Obama in 2008

She just can’t keep herself from lying. Does she even know the truth anymore? One has to ask as she apparently can quite stridently deny the truth of the matter. She just can’t help but be willing to do most anything for money. Hillary was a bit snarky through her whole interview with Rachael Maddow. This piece is just making the blogosphere and worthy of holding her feet to the fire. Here we go:

Hillary Clinton said that Bernie Sanders should follow the example she set in 2008 when she threw her support behind then-Sen. Barack Obama without putting down “conditions,” but a look back to 2008 shows that Clinton refused to step aside until Obama promised to help her with her campaign debt. Below a partial transcript:

“Let’s look at what happened in 2008, because that’s the closest example,” Clinton said. “We got to the end in June and I did not put down conditions. I didn’t say, ‘You know what, if Senator Obama does X, Y, and Z, maybe I’ll support him.’ I said, ‘I am supporting Senator Obama, because no matter what our differences might be, they pale in comparison to the differences between us and the Republicans.’”

“That is what I think one does,” Clinton concluded. “That is certainly what I did and I hope that we will see the same this year.”

Although Clinton said she threw her support behind Obama without preconditions, a stroll down memory lane indicates she strayed from the truth.

Reports from early June 2008 show that the Obama campaign’s willingness to assist Clinton with the massive campaign debt she had amassed was a major sticking point when it came to her political surrender.

Top Clinton adviser Harold Ickes told major campaign donors that Clinton “was unlikely to pull out of the race until the issue of her massive debts was resolved,” according to a June 3, 2008, report from the Daily Telegraph, which also indicated that negotiations were in progress.

“It’s not about the vice-presidency or any other position she might get,” a source close to a donor said. “It’s about the money—in particular the Clinton family money.”

“The Obama campaign might have to reach deeply into its well-stocked coffers in order to secure the full support of Mrs. Clinton and her husband Bill in the November general election,” wrote theTelegraph’s Toby Harnden.

The Clinton campaign was more than $22 million in debt at the time, and $12 million of that was money Clinton had loaned to the campaign herself.

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Clinton Ally Feinstein can’t Name a Single Senate Accomplishment

I have news for Feinstein. While Dianne can’t come up with anything Hillary accomplished while a New York Senator, Hillary can’t come up with any of her accomplishments as Secretary of State. In the clip I dug up, take note that she takes full responsibility for the Foreign policy of the Administration, claiming Obama was “too busy” working on the economy. Here we go:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) struggled to name a single accomplishment from Hillary Clinton’s nearly decade-long tenure in the Senate when prompted by reporters.

Feinstein, who endorsed Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, worked alongside the former secretary of state in Congress for eight years. When pressed to name a “signature accomplishment” from Clinton’s time as senator, Feinstein drew a blank.

“Golly, I forget what bills she’s been part of or authored,” Feinstein told The San Francisco Chronicle earlier this week.

Feinstein met with The Chronicle’s editorial board Tuesday to outline her latest California water plan and told reporters the question about her longtime ally caught her off guard. She later directed an aide to “get on Google” so she could keep a list of Clinton’s senate successes.

(During her eight years in Congress, three bills that Clinton sponsored became law. The statutes were noncontroversial and established a historic site, a post office, and highway in New York.)

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At the Women of the World 2014 Summit in New York City on April 3, 2014, Hillary Clinton struggles to list concrete accomplishments during her tenure as Secretary of State.

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