Months after the Obama administration spent $19 million to register new immigrant voters that will likely support Democrats in November, it’s dedicating an additional $10 million in a final push as the presidential election approaches. The money is distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, to organizations that help enhance pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses. Officially, they’re known as “citizenship integration grants.”
During a townhall meeting in Laos, President Barack Obama called Americans “lazy” multiple times.
For one, Obama said Americans’ reluctance to embrace his favored environmental policies is a sign of laziness.
“Usually when you see the environment destroyed, it’s not because it’s necessary for development,” Obama said. “It’s usually because we’re being lazy and we’re not being as creative as we could be about how to do it in a smarter, more sustainable way.”
He also accused Americans of being isolated and ignorant because the United States is such a big country.
“The United States is and can be a great force for good in the world. But because we’re such a big country, we haven’t always had to know about other parts of the world,” he said. “If you’re in the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think we’re so big we don’t have to really know anything about other people.”
This isn’t the first time Obama has insulted Americans abroad. During his visit to Malaysia last November, he said Republicans were helping ISIS.
Paris Agreement on climate change, Obama did not even go through the motions. He bypassed Congress altogether
President Obama has just committed his most flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution to date. He purported to commit the United States to a legally binding treaty without first obtaining consent by two thirds of the Senators present, as required under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. Obama is using the United Nations to end run the Senate with regard to the Paris Agreement on climate change negotiated last December.
Last week, Obama submitted an instrument to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, for deposit with the UN, which he claims signifies official “acceptance” of the Paris Agreement by the United States. Obama said he and China’s President Xi Jinping together decided to “commit formally to joining the agreement ahead of schedule.”
“The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”
– Joseph Stalin
What could go wrong?
Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a “critical infrastructure,” giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.
The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.
“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
“There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure,” he said at media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
DHS describes it this way on their website: “There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.”
Barack Obama secretly negotiated a climate change treaty, not with Congress, but with some of the world’s most oppressive foreign leaders in the U.N. The treaty, which he plans to sign without Senate ratification, requires the U.S. to donate resources and wealth to the world’s developing countries to be distributed by the statists in the U.N. We’ve already committed $100 million.
Within days, Obama will likely sign the treaty without Senate ratification. When Obama attends the G20 summit in Hangzhou, the climate change treaty will be on the agenda.
Erasing the Senate’s treaty powers is no longer a leftist pipe dream.
Evidently, anti-American billionaire George Soros is behind the United States’ surrender of functional control of one of its greatest gifts to the world: the Internet.
The Soros team seems to believe that, as the Daily Caller put it yesterday, “private actors on the Internet must be brought under international control in order to prevent them from suppressing each other’s freedom of expression and speech.”
It is no small irony that the website where DCLeaks “hacktivists” posted information lifted from Soros’ philanthropies has mysteriously gone offline. So much for freedom of expression.
And much more of that will happen if George Soros and his friend, Barack Obama, succeed next month in getting the U.S. to turn over the critical function known as ICANN to international “stakeholders” dominated by the likes of Russia, China and Iran.
That must not be allowed to happen.
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The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.
The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payment to Iran, which is part of an additional $400 million cash payout that occurred just prior to the release of several U.S. hostages and led to accusations that the administration had paid Iran a ransom.
The Obama administration has admitted in recent days that the $400 million cash delivery to Iran was part of an effort to secure the release of these American hostages, raising further questions on Capitol Hill about White House efforts to suppress these details from the public.
The $400 million was part of a $1.7 billion legal settlement reached with Iran earlier this year. Congressional inquiries into how this money reached Iran are failing to get answers.