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Justice Department Destroys Case Against Trump Travel Ban

Washington Examiner columnist Byron York shows how President Trump is clearly within the law with his immigration order banning travel from seven countries where terrorist organizations operate. And he indicates part of what is animating the Seattle judge who stayed to order is the judges own opinion on national security matters. From the piece:

James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried.

Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart’s restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president’s constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and “second-guesses the president’s national security judgment” about risks faced by the United States.

Indeed, in court last week, Robart suggested that he, Robart, knows as much, or perhaps more, than the president about the current state of the terrorist threat in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and other violence-plagued countries . . . Perhaps Robart has been briefed by the intelligence community on conditions in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and the rest. Perhaps Robart has received the President’s Daily Brief. Perhaps not.

Where Were You on September 11, 2001 When You Heard?

I know most of you probably remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard about the Sept. 11th attacks. On the 15th anniversary of the attacks, I thought maybe some of you might like to share what you were doing, and perhaps what you were feeling and thinking when you first became aware the planes had struck. And perhaps some of your other experiences the rest of that day as well.

I think our readers would be very interested in how others experienced the day.

Thanks for your contributions. And may God bless the victims and their families, and all of those who continue to suffer as a result of the evil that struck the United States 15 years ago today.

Biden Expects Gitmo to Close by the End of Obama’s Presidency

Vice President Biden said Thursday it is his “hope and expectation” that the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison facility in Cuba will close before President Obama leaves office. Biden spoke during a press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Stockholm. President Obama appears to be relentlessly determined, no matter the cost to national security,… Continue Reading

American University in Kabul Under Attack

American University in Kabul is under attack, according to various reports. There was at least one explosion, and gunmen reportedly stormed the campus. CBS News is following the story closely, and you can find updates here. Help we are stuck inside AUAF and shooting flollowed by Explo this maybe my last tweets — Massoud Hossaini… Continue Reading

Democrat Sit-In Hypocrisy

Well, at one lawmaker decided to confront the Democratic 1960s nostalgia ride. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, tried to remind the Democrats staging Occupy House FLoor what the real issue was, saying “Radical Islam killed these poor people.” It’s not a gun issue. The free speech advocates sitting on the House floor shouted him down. Of… Continue Reading

Obama Blasts Trump for Focus on Muslims

President Obama today delivered and emotional rebuttal to Donald Trump, castigating the presumptive Republican nominee for his proposals to ban Muslim immigration and for his call on Muslims to do more to expose terrorists within their communities. Obama spoke at the Treasury Department following a meeting with his national security team: We now have proposals… Continue Reading

Obama’s Gun Control Red Herring

President Obama Monday suggested that the Orlando attacks must spur a balanced response, one that fights terror but also addresses gun control. That’s what’s known as taking your eye off the ball. Which is also what Obama first did when he removed troops from Iraq and bragged about it, opening the way for ISIS. America left troops… Continue Reading

Obama to Deliver Oval Office Address on San Bernardino

From the White House: On Sunday, December 6th at 8:00PM EST, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe. The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino.… Continue Reading

Let’s Get Real About Islamic Terrorism

As tragedy descended Wednesday on San Bernardino, California, a dangerous haze of political correctness descended on our leaders and the media, who refused to recognize the attack for it almost certainly was: Islamist extremist terrorism. For days, people have been talking about the possibility that what happened Nov. 13 in Paris could happen here. Nineteen… Continue Reading