Analysis — NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations have forced President Barack Obama’s hand, leading the president to announce new reforms of the government’s classified surveillance programs.
After his administration issued repeated defenses of a National Security Agency monitoring program that collects Americans’ phone and Internet data, Obama announced during a press conference Friday afternoon that reforms to the system will make the collection activities more transparent and “give the American people additional confidence that there are additional safeguards against abuse.”
Obama said the changes will include changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court system — which currently greenlights requests for data gathering — as well as the creation of both an internal NSA position devoted to privacy and an external working group to evaluate transparency in the program. Officials will also launch a new website next week that will serve as “a hub for further transparency” for interested members of the public.
In 2010 President Obama allowed formerly banned terrorfund contributor, Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Sunni Muslim and the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood back into America. Why? We demand to know why?! Why is the Muslim Brotherhood and its ilk getting special treatment under the radar of all national media headlines? Why are our schools being used and extorted to bend and change their teachings and curriculum to appease Obama’s pet, the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are we even having this conversation post 911? “We The People” understand that Islam’s Muslim Brotherhood stated it wants to annihilate Israel and America and all of Western Civilization off of the planet. Why do our leaders in government not understand the grave threat we are in? We surmise because
Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in future national elections too.
And, the numbers are stark. Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote last November, a dismal showing that made the 31 percent Arizona Sen. John McCain won in 2008 look good by comparison.
1. Grants Amnesty to Visa Overstays - Washington Examiner
2. Fails to Strengthen Border Security - ImigrationReform.com
3. Weakens Existing Entry/Exit System & Border Fencing Requirements - Sen. Ted Cruz
4. Incentivizes Employers to Hire Newly-Legal Over Citizens & Legal Immigrants – Breitbart.com
5. Imports Cheap Labor Through “Alaska Purchase” - National Review Online
6. Includes $1.5 Billion Fund to Provide Teenagers Jobs at $7.5/hr. - Washington Examiner
7. Extends $100 Million Tourism PR Bill for Las Vegas - Breitbart.com
8. Fails to Help ICE Agents or Law Enforcement - Breitbart.com
9. Gives Napolitano Even More Power & Discretion Through “Waivers” - Washington Examiner
10. Special Loopholes for Hollywood - Breitbart.com
11. Attempts to implement National ID Card or Biometrics – Sen Rand Paul
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama’s policy to end deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were brought to the United States as children.
The 224-201 vote broke along party lines and comes as Congress is working on overhauling the much-criticized U.S. immigration system. The measure came as the House completed action on the Department of Homeland Security spending bill.
Obama announced a program in June 2012 that puts off deportation for many people brought here as children. Applicants for the reprieve must have arrived before they turned 16, be younger than 31 now, be high school graduates or in school, or have served in the military. They can’t have a serious criminal record.
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