VIDEO: Watch Sen. Mike Lee destroy Eric Holder’s defense of Obama’s unlawful executive orders

  Lee: “…Is this [constitutional] analysis undertaken each time the president issues an executive order and…was it undertaken when the president, for example, announced on July 2nd , 2013, that he would not be enforcing the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act…?”   Holder: “…Those kinds of activities are done after consultation with the Justice Department and an analysis […]

Federal court strikes down Obama net neutrality rules with decisive decision

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. circuit struck down major Obama administration regulatory provisions on net neutrality rules. This is yet another blow to the improper government overreach exemplified by the Obama Administration and the Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7), long a supporter of […]

ALG praises Reps. Kline and Camp for investigation

By Rick Manning and Tom Toth   On December 3, Representatives John Kline (MN-2) and Dave Camp (MI-4) issued a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez demanding information regarding how the Department of Labor utilizes and reviews information given for use by the Census Bureau for use in unemployment reports. The letter is in response to recent newspaper reports charging […]

Democrats all but eliminate filibuster, replace it with the law of the jungle

By Robert Romano Standing Rule XXII of the Senate clearly states that “to amend the Senate rules… the necessary affirmative vote shall be two-thirds of the Senators present and voting,” but none of that matters anymore. Senate Democrats under Harry Reid have changed the rules regarding cloture on most presidential nominees with just a simple majority — an egregious power […]

The lives of others

By Don Todd At the beginning of a recent speech in Iowa Senator Ted Cruz instructed his audience to leave their cell phones on because he wanted President Obama to hear every word he said.  While this was meant as a joke it raises an important point. Why would anyone in their right mind not assume that Obama is using […]

Time to double dare Harry Reid to eliminate filibuster

By Robert Romano With Senate Republicans filibustering the nominations of Patricia Ann Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to be the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Senate Democrats are once again threatening to eliminate the filibuster for executive, and now, judicial nominees. “If the Republican caucus finds … that somehow […]

National Park Service: Just following orders

By Tom Toth Over the course of the 16-day government shutdown, the National Park Service went out of its way to make life as difficult as possible for as many Americans as they could. War veterans were locked out of their own memorials, sightseeing locations in front of Mount Rushmore were coned off from the public, and even children’s playgrounds […]

Is Gina McCarthy about to be confirmed as EPA head?

By Robert Romano Gina McCarthy appears to be cruising for confirmation as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with a key opponent throwing in the towel on blocking her nomination with a filibuster. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) on July 9 in a statement indicated he had reached agreement with the agency on several items including its unresponsiveness […]

ALG asks Joe Manchin to take on the EPA

Video by Frank McCaffrey

Upcoming Week of Obama Appointments: Perez, McCarthy, and the D.C. Circuit Court

By Willie Deutsch As we look at the coming two weeks, there are a number of confirmation votes that are expected.  Gina McCarthy’s appointment to head the Environmental Protection Agency and Thomas Perez’s appointment to head the Department of Labor are the two high profile administration appointments. Americans for Limited Government has written extensively about both of these nominees over […]

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