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Staunch Obama critic and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a lawsuit against the president for taking executive action on immigration.


Staunch Obama critic and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a lawsuit against the president for taking executive action on immigration.

“I am not seeking to myself enforce the immigration laws as this is the province of the federal government,” Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” said in a statement, according to CBS News. “Rather, I am seeking to have the president and the other defendants obey the U.S. Constitution.”

If allowed to stand, the executive action would “severely strain our resources, both in manpower and financially,” the Maricopa County sheriff said in the statement.

The lawsuit was filed on Arpaio’s behalf by Larry Klayman, an attorney and founder of government watchdog group, Judicial Watch. It says the executive action and the 2012 DREAM Act commit “unconstitutional abuses of the president’s role in our nation’s constitutional architecture and exceed the powers of the president within the U.S. Constitution,” the Arizona Capital Times reported.

Arpaio and Klayman plan to use Obama’s own words against him, according to the Times.

“What we can do is then carve out the Dream Act folks, saying young people who’ve basically grown up here are Americans we should welcome,” the president said in a 2013 interview with Telemundo. “But if we start broadening that, then essentially I’ll be ignoring the law in a way that I think would be very difficult to defend legally. So that’s not an option.”

“Instead of legislation first passing both houses of Congress and then being sent to the president under the ‘Presentment Clause’ for signature and implementation or veto, the president originates legislation by himself and then dares the Congress to disagree,” the lawsuit said. “The president cannot simply announce sweeping new rules and implement them by giving a speech.”

The lawsuit also names as defendants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.

Politics: White House: OK, fine, we overstated ObamaCare enrollment

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Dan Calabrese

Real total of 6.7 million is below their own announced threshold for viability.

One of the Obama Administration’s major defenses of ObamaCare has been to claim that it’s hitting its target numbers in terms of enrollment. Granted, its target numbers are not very impressive when you consider ObamaCare was supposedly passed to address the “problem” of 43 million people without health insurance.

But no matter. They said they needed 7 million and they supposedly got more than 8 million, even though they had a tendency to count people who had only created a profile and hadn’t necessarily paid a premium.

Turns out now that even that was too generous an accounting. They overcounted the total by 400,000 people, thanks to a screw-up uncovered by Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The already-dwindled total of 7.1 million is now down to just 6.7 million, which means that after all the victory laps over supposedly surpassing their announced threshold for viability. . . they didn’t:

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell called the latest lapse “unacceptable.”

“The mistake we made is unacceptable,” Burwell said on Twitter. “I will be communicating that clearly throughout the (department.)”

Administration spokesman Aaron Albright said that the overcount involved about 400,000 people.

Those consumers have separate dental coverage in addition to a medical plan, and were double-counted by mistake, said Albright. They had purchased both the medical and dental plans through HealthCare.gov and state insurance markets created under the law.

Since you know the left will try to insist this is not that big a deal, let’s understand why that isn’t true. First, we have a simple matter of credibility here. If the number of enrollees is crucial to the viability of the law, and the administration can’t be trusted to count it or report it correctly, then how can any of us have confidence in their inevitable claims that “the law is working”?

But here’s a potentially bigger problem: Insurance companies determine premiums and their own costs in large part by looking at the size of the risk pool they’re insuring. In this context, the difference between 7.1 million and 6.7 million is very significant. Maybe the private insurers have a clearer picture than the White House of their own individual enrollment. But the fact remains that if you can’t count your enrollment accurately, you don’t even really know your own costs and you can’t determine premiums or budgets accurately.

For all the left’s criticisms of the insurance market – and I’ve got plenty of my own – how do they make the case that government can run this racket better when they can’t even count how many people they’ve signed up?

By the way, was this really an “error” as Burwell now claims? Or was it done intentionally, only to be discovered by Issa’s committee and then claimed as an error? We may never know, but given the inclinations of the Obama Administration – especially when it comes to their rationalizations for ObamaCare – I guess you can draw your own conclusions.

I’m certainly drawing mine.

Muslim Ferguson Protester Arrested for Spitting on Officer; Says it’s Just What “Arabs” Do

by Brian Hayes | Top Right News

Bassem Masri, the Muslim Ferguson protest leader who has threatened the lives of police on video, was interviewed on CNN after being arrested for spitting on an officer.

Before a contentious appearance with host Michael Smerconish, Masri denied he spit on the officer, but said was expressing himself in a way that “Arabs” do.

If you are not familiar with the vile Masri, he is the self-described “Palestinian” Muslim who has been at the center of several violent incidents involving rioters over the past 2 months. Here is one particularly sick video where Masri warns White police officers:

“You will never be safe, never in your life. None of you. Not you, not your children – none of you will be safe.”

Masri champions the Muslim terrorists of Hamas, who routinely murder Israeli civilians, and has compared their “cause” to Ferguson:

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At the beginning of the CNN interview, Smerconish got right to the point and asked Masri if he spit on an officer. Of course Masri denies it, but we have him ON VIDEO below admitting to the act (@2:49):

Smerconish knows damn well he did it, having surely seen the video, so he asks him right up front, and get the denial, but also a bizarre injection of his “Arab,” “cultural” heritage.

Here was the exchange, as reported by PunditPress:

“No, no I didn’t. That was an expression that, uh, we use in, uh, Arabs, you know what I’m sayin’? Basically, it’s just a sound of me being, you know, me spitting. It’s not what I was actually doing. So, uh, yeah.”

Smerconish then pushed Masri, asking if he was aware that he was arrested specifically for spitting on an officer.

Masri responded, “Yeah, they believe, they believe videos and they believe twitter shows before they actually look at evidence. But that’ll get thrown out of court. That’s cultural background, so, it’s all good, you know?”

Near the end of the interview, Smerconish asked if Masri wanted to wait until all the facts of the Grand Jury came out, and Masi said: “We don’t need to see the facts, we know what happened,” insisting Brown was murdered.

If this is who is still leading the Ferguson protests, we may be for some serious violence next week.

VIDEO: Arrogant tax-cheat Al Sharpton attacks reporter for questioning his dubious finances

by Cassy Fiano

One of the great things about being a liberal is that you can do whatever you want and never get called out on it — or at least, that’s supposed to be the deal. So when a reporter dared to break the rules and question Race Hustler in Chief Al Sharpton, well, he couldn’t help but get a little testy.

Sharpton called a news conference on Wednesday to say the report on his dubious finances was “misleading and out of context,” and aggressively went after a reporter who asked how much his National Action Network owed and if he was taking a salary from the organization.

Sharpton pointed out that the $800,000 tax lien attributed to the non-profit included a $400,000 penalty, then said he loaned the organization a greater amount than his salary.

“Did you see that?” he asked sarcastically. “Hello? Did you see that?”

“I’m here,” the reporter responded.

“She can’t even bring herself to admit she’s sorry,” Sharpton said openly, in an effort to single her out and show other reporters what to expect if they ask any real questions.

Naturally, he claimed the scrutiny into his finances is politically motivated — because we all know how far-right the New York Times is. Not.

“A lot of people don’t like the fact that President Obama’s the president,” the so-called “Reverend” said. “A lot of people do not like the fact that Bill de Blasio won for mayor. And they certainly don’t like that I’m still here, and I ain’t going nowhere.”

The 30-minute news conference ended abruptly when he walked out on the roomful of reporters, according to Capital New York.

Like everything else for the obsessed-with-race Sharpton, it all boils down to RAAAACISM. It couldn’t possibly be that he cheated on his taxes; oh no, it’s all because he’s a black man, and can’t a black man swindle in peace?