"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).
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#75377 Jan 17, 2013
Examples of the president's signing statements
Since taking office in 2001, President Bush has issued signing statements on more than 750 new laws, declaring that he has the power to set aside the laws when they conflict with his legal interpretation of the Constitution. The federal government is instructed to follow the statements when it enforces the laws. Here are 10 examples and the dates Bush signed them:
March 9: Justice Department officials must give reports to Congress by certain dates on how the FBI is using the USA Patriot Act to search homes and secretly seize papers.
Bush's signing statement: The president can order Justice Department officials to withhold any information from Congress if he decides it could impair national security or executive branch operations.
Dec. 30, 2005: US interrogators cannot torture prisoners or otherwise subject them to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
Bush's signing statement: The president, as commander in chief, can waive the torture ban if he decides that harsh interrogation techniques will assist in preventing terrorist attacks.
Dec. 30: When requested, scientific information ''prepared by government researchers and scientists shall be transmitted [to Congress] uncensored and without delay."
Bush's signing statement: The president can tell researchers to withhold any information from Congress if he decides its disclosure could impair foreign relations, national security, or the workings of the executive branch.
Aug. 8: The Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its contractors may not fire or otherwise punish an employee whistle-blower who tells Congress about possible wrongdoing.
Bush's signing statement: The president or his appointees will determine whether employees of the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission can give information to Congress.
#75378 Jan 17, 2013
Dec. 23, 2004: Forbids US troops in Colombia from participating in any combat against rebels, except in cases of self-defense. Caps the number of US troops allowed in Colombia at 800.
Bush's signing statement: Only the president, as commander in chief, can place restrictions on the use of US armed forces, so the executive branch will construe the law ''as advisory in nature."
Dec. 17: The new national intelligence director shall recruit and train women and minorities to be spies, analysts, and translators in order to ensure diversity in the intelligence community.
Bush's signing statement: The executive branch shall construe the law in a manner consistent with a constitutional clause guaranteeing ''equal protection" for all.(In 2003, the Bush administration argued against race-conscious affirmative-action programs in a Supreme Court case. The court rejected Bush's view.)
Oct. 29: Defense Department personnel are prohibited from interfering with the ability of military lawyers to give independent legal advice to their commanders.
Bush's signing statement: All military attorneys are bound to follow legal conclusions reached by the administration's lawyers in the Justice Department and the Pentagon when giving advice to their commanders.
Aug. 5: The military cannot add to its files any illegally gathered intelligence, including information obtained about Americans in violation of the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches.
Bush's signing statement: Only the president, as commander in chief, can tell the military whether or not it can use any specific piece of intelligence.
Nov. 6, 2003: US officials in Iraq cannot prevent an inspector general for the Coalition Provisional Authority from carrying out any investigation. The inspector general must tell Congress if officials refuse to cooperate with his inquiries.
Bush's signing statement: The inspector general ''shall refrain" from investigating anything involving sensitive plans, intelligence, national security, or anything already being investigated by the Pentagon. The inspector cannot tell Congress anything if the president decides that disclosing the information would impair foreign relations, national security, or executive branch operations.
Nov. 5, 2002: Creates an Institute of Education Sciences whose director may conduct and publish research ''without the approval of the secretary [of education] or any other office of the department."
Bush's signing statement: The president has the power to control the actions of all executive branch officials, so ''the director of the Institute of Education Sciences shall [be] subject to the supervision and direction of the secretary of education."
#75379 Jan 17, 2013
every bill mentioned here has added a trillion dollars of debt how do you figure we benefited from them dumbchit
#75380 Jan 17, 2013
Back in the 1950's when Republican General Eisenhower was President the wealthiest top 1% of Americans had to pay 91% in taxes.
Average Americans benefited.
TAX HAVENS CAUSE POVERTY
"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society"
Tax havens are a major cause of inequality and poverty. They function as a result of collusion between banks and other financial intermediaries and the governments of states and micro-states which host their activities. The major culprits include the United States, Britain, Switzerland and other European countries which promote tax havens and prevent efforts to clamp down on their activities.
Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich- and Cheat Everyone Else / April 18, 2004
One of the country's top investigative reporters reveals how the richest people within the top 1 percent of the country has rigged the tax code and other laws in its favor.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston has been breaking pieces of this story on the front page of The New York Times for nine years, work for which one business school professor calls him ěthe de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United Statesî. With Perfectly Legal, he puts the whole shocking narrative together in a way that will stir up media attention and make readers angry about the state of our country. And he has sound advice on what to do.
Can You Afford To Retire? Video / http://tinyurl.com/h8xdx
The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: many of them will be long on life expectancy but short on savings. The two main strategies for funding retirement -- lifetime pensions and 401(k)-style savings plans -- are in serious trouble. In "Can You Afford to Retire?" FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith ("Is Wal-Mart Good for America?") investigates this looming financial crisis and the outlook for middle-class Americans.(more)»
#75381 Jan 17, 2013
send me your money right now you selfish greedy left wing anti-American traitor, all of it, I will then decide what I will send you back if any, if you don't you are a hypocrite, if you complain you are a retard, ooops, you already are,
#75383 Jan 17, 2013
And that's why you should not be allowed to have guns. You crazy woman.
#75384 Jan 17, 2013
are you irritated because that oblamer care gender transformation didn't work out for you, the 400 pound ugly biker at the gay bar still doesn't notice you? well, we told you that wouldn't work, but you just had to listen to your libotard friends who lied about their own gender transformations, once a libotard, always a libotard,
#75385 Jan 17, 2013
Explain that you dumbass. Explain how that when the tax rates were at the highest levels ever in America there was a booming economy. Explain how that in the 50s and 60s when the rates were more than double than today's,that the middle class was growing and the businesses were growing. Explain to us poor stupid Democrats just one more time how that lowering taxes on the rich would create jobs. Explain to us all how before Reagan's Trickle Down that fewer than half of all mothers had to work and after Trickle Down it's rare to find a family that both don't have to work just to get by.
“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”
Since: Dec 08
Brooklyn, New York
#75386 Jan 17, 2013
Voodoo economics was a failure.
The data proves that.
#75387 Jan 17, 2013
Another leftist lie that just tells half a story. Although the tax rate was higher the deductions and tax breaks during that time we're alot lower then what is paid now. So to say that the top 1% paid 91% is just a flat lie.
Also why the hell would anyone pay 91% who is wealthy? How in the hell is that fair to anyone and have 47% of the population pay nothing. That is exactally what is wrong with this country and eventually it will end and that will come sooner then most think.
#75389 Jan 17, 2013
Don't you have some chickens to pluck?
Since: Feb 07
#75391 Jan 17, 2013
Means that the criminalization of all unapproved opinion or activity is underway.
The DECEPTION List begins,
#75394 Jan 17, 2013
just because you said it doesn't make it true, you have got to get your head out of fantasy land (and some other places) before anybody, even a rock, can have any kind of intellectual exchange with you, you spew nonsense then treat it as fact, obviously people who are not taxed to death hoard and hide their money under their mattress and don't spend it, they don't start businesses, they don't keep the econonmy going, you libotards are unbelievably stupid,
one more time retard, lets start with basic math, send me your money, 91% of it right now you greedy selfish left wing traitor, if you don't send it you are the problem and a liar for claiming 91% tax rates work,
oh, I forgot, its not 'your' money, its the governments, you libotards get stupider every single day,
#75397 Jan 17, 2013
Proven fact, 98% of blacks in this country are racist,
#75399 Jan 17, 2013
22% of that 47% are those on Social Security. Some of those are having to chose between buying food or their Meds. You want to start taxing those people? Keep up the 47% talking point however, 2016 will be here before we know it. You side just insures more Democrat wins with your hate. And don't forget to add the lowering tax rates of the rich create jobs talking point. That one goes over just as well with working America.
#75400 Jan 17, 2013
oh Bush, why did you let oblamer destroy this country, its still your fault, even though oblamer just inherited the worst economy in U.S. history from himself, but we still must blame you oh Bush because oblamer is our mentor in the world of mental disneyland, the weather is your fault oh Bush, Benghazi is your fault oh Bush, WAAAAAAAAAAA, I mean, BAAAAAAAAA
#75403 Jan 17, 2013
F&F was just the on going failed plan of the ATF begun under OP named Operation Wide Receiver.
Benghazi. Terrorist killed an Ambassador to Libya. Case closed.
Since: Dec 12
#75404 Jan 17, 2013
GO TO FB WHITE HOUSE PAGE AND CHECK THAT COVER PHOTO OUT!!!! SICKENING!!
WHY IS THE POTUS'S BACK TURNED TO US IN THE FB PROFILE PICTURE???? that SPEAKS VOLUMNS IN ITSELF
#75405 Jan 17, 2013
its amazing to me that the truth in a leftwingwhackadoodles simple mind becomes hate, and of course blame boooooooosh for obozos failures not only as a man but as an attempt to be a human
#75406 Jan 17, 2013
What does it matter if 22% of the 47% are on SSI?? Social Security was meant to suppliment retirement. 47% of the population doesn't pay taxes and thats the fact of it. What the hell does that have to do with anyones race?? If people vote for Democrats then so be it. I really don't care, these same people voted for Obama and what are they getting now? Eventually osterity will have to come and those same people will be left standing in the cold waiting for a hand out. Whos fault will that be? Mine? No it won't. It's unfortunate that people may have to fend for themselves but that is what happens when you continue to not plan or refuse to work.
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