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Obama vows to sidestep Congress ‘whenever and wherever’ necessary

January 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to......

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stangv8

Jan-30-14 10:13 PM

Judeye, maybe we should leave it to the people of the State of Alaska to decide if they should drill or not. One thing I learned living out west is that the people who live and work there despise Easterners telling them what they can and can't do with their natural resources. That would be like folks out west dictating to New Yorkers how much water then can funnel out of Lake Erie and Ontario for use.

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CadeFoster

Jan-30-14 4:22 PM

I agree hvancdy, with your statement "The Government shut down cost the country 2 billion $, The(R)have voted to repeal the Popular Affordable Health Care Act no less than 40 times - No wonder why the Democratically Elected PRESIDENT had to puplicly CENSURE the bunch at SOTU 2014. " -------------------------------- did you see now the reps want have their own new plan....and TAX all of us who have a health plan as earned income. lol

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badnewsbear

Jan-30-14 2:03 PM

Unfortunately, accidents can happen as there are inherent risks in all areas of life. You seem to forget that this also includes your beloved green energy solutions. Let me ask, how many birds are accidentally slaughtered each year as a result of wind turbines? Are you OK with the fact that they are now issuing permits to kill bald eagles near wind farms? Personally, I have much more of an issue with the authorized and intentional killing of our national symbol than I do with a freak accident. And, by the way, this authorization was issued by this wonderful administration that you love so deeply.

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judeye

Jan-30-14 1:01 PM

Have you ever been to Alaska?

Do you realize they are still stepping in oil from Exxon Valdez oil spill..how many years ago?

Do you have any idea the harm that would be done if a spill like the one in the Gulf happened there?

Did you not see what happened to their tanker when they tried to check it out for drilling?

Unbelievable that some really do believe that money is more important than our very earth, air and water.

Like the Native American saying goes... until someday they will realize you cannot eat or drink or breathe...money.

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judeye

Jan-30-14 12:56 PM

stangv8..would you then explain to me how so many corporation profits are SKY ROCKET high, and yet they have not significantly increased their work force?

If profits = jobs

"corporate profits are their highest ever and wage growth is near its lowest in half a century" Reuters

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badnewsbear

Jan-30-14 11:53 AM

Judeye, The simple answer to your questtions....YES!!!!!!!!! Drill where we can and get rid of the EPA. It's a completely corrupt agency that has way overstepped its intended purpose. Less regulations = more jobs and that, is where this admin, and its followers, fail miserably with their policies.

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stangv8

Jan-30-14 9:51 AM

Judeye, take one postage stamp and head to the Fredonia High School football field. Place that stamp on the football field. The football field is the ANWR and the stamp is where they want to drill.

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stangv8

Jan-30-14 9:48 AM

Why can't some people understand that corporate profits equals jobs? When profits get low, the corporations take the jobs and head overseas where operating costs are low.

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judeye

Jan-30-14 8:50 AM

hadenough...huh?

You do understand as President of our Nation he has job to meet with as many people from our Country as possible. You really would like to see a President of our Country just stay in DC never to go to the People?

To me, it is his JOB to travel as much as he can to all parts of our Country. To meet people, give his thoughts, and listen to what they might have to say.

I would like to see him go to every state as often as possible. Hear from real people not just those living inside the beltway. We all know they too often have NO idea what really is going on outside of DC. As President it is his JOB to know.

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judeye

Jan-30-14 8:42 AM

OMG

Have you checked out the bills that are so called 'stalled' in the Senate?

Seriously, you want drilling in our arctic? You want to limit the EPA ability to protect our waters from pollutants? This one has to be a joke...to put aside any consumer protections for finance communities (yea let them rob us again)

Take a look at these bills. Seriously you want businesses to have a free hand in all they do? No regulations? Like, No need to inspect storage tanks that hold chemicals that can leak into water supplies?

GOP**** is the site check them out for yourself

..these bills are PRO INDUSTRY..ANTI PEOPLE.

Good grief...when did our Congress become more concerned with protecting corporate profits than protecting the PEOPLE of this land.

Oh never mind..corporations ARE people aren't they?

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1Laona

Jan-29-14 8:50 PM

The idea that the House should "play" along and sell our country down the river is absurd.They are doing EXACTLY what they were sent there to do.Uphold the Constitution.To all the others on this board that took an oath to do so-you understand that most elected officials either work to that end or lie and try to enrich themselves at the Nations expense.To listen to the optimist,judeye,marcia and albertino is a waste of time.Either you honor your vow or not.

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HVANCDY

Jan-29-14 8:05 PM

The Government shut down cost the country 2 billion $, The(R)have voted to repeal the Popular Affordable Health Care Act no less than 40 times - No wonder why the Democratically Elected PRESIDENT had to puplicly CENSURE the bunch at SOTU 2014. Whoa !

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hadenough

Jan-29-14 6:44 PM

Ah Obama says this is the year of action. What in the h**l did he do in his first five years? Nothing. Obama can use the Executive Order as he ses fit. Until that executive order violates the constitution. Then the president will show just how smart he is. He supposedly majored in constitutional law. Can you believe that? Yet he continually side steps the constitution so I guess he must have slept through the class. Yesterday he gave the State of the Union address today he is flying around the United States. Spend the taxpayers dollars to fly and pick your audiences. What a guy. Don't you agree judeye?

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Marcia

Jan-29-14 6:19 PM

To those who blame Obama for the divisiveness in our government, I say bull. Obama did not come to government to divide the country but to put into effect the policies he was elected on...twice. It was not Obama and the democrats who met on the day of his first inauguration to plan how they would stop him from accomplishing anything. You cannot bring together people who refuse to work together. And by meeting and planning to stop the agenda he was elected to fulfill, they admitted they are the problem. So quit lying and blaming the president.

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CadeFoster

Jan-29-14 5:45 PM

Anyone catch this today on Forbes.....The Proposed Republican Replacement For ObamaCare Is A Big Tax Hike

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HVANCDY

Jan-29-14 4:52 PM

VETO - The power of the pen. President Obama has a MANDATE to do the peoples work in the name of NATIONAL SECURITY !!! Spot on -Whoa !!!!

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badnewsbear

Jan-29-14 4:51 PM

"Get them to bring the bills that are urgently needed to the floor NOW and many of the EO can be easily avoided." Judeye, are you referring to the 100+ bills that the House has passed that Obama's puppet, Dirty Harry, will not even bring forward for a vote? You really need to do something about those darn obstructionist controlling the Senate. If they'd get out of the way and stop saying "it's my way or the highway" something might get to the president's desk.

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badnewsbear

Jan-29-14 4:48 PM

"COMPROMISE - It is what our Country was based on." Judeye, this is another bad joke right? Coming from the most divisive president ever, one who will not call or meet with his opposition to even discuss anything? The man that constantly says "I want (fill in the blank), with no strings attached"? You mean that guy? Libs really need to invest in dictionaries because they certainly do not comprehend the English language.

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joew

Jan-29-14 3:45 PM

"I believe in the way we create laws". "How Congress is to present bills on the floor for discussion, debate, sometimes adding things, sometimes taking things out, and then having a vote".-- I strongly believe in this as well Judeye so why is it you condone your pal Obama circumventing this process? Can you for once answer that question???

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joew

Jan-29-14 3:41 PM

"To bring a bill to the floor, debate it, add amendments if needed, and then take a VOTE is a huge part of their jobs. Yet this Congress has failed to do that over and over again, resulting in their infamous title...Worse Congress in History". I agree Judeye so when will Reid bring the over 100 bills he is sitting on up for a vote and why did he invoke the "nuclear option" to suppress any attempts to amend such bills? He is a member of the Congress you know?

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judeye

Jan-29-14 2:47 PM

rdnewt.."Obstructionism", as you like to call it, is a great thing.

This is where I strongly disagree with you. I do not think obstructing our government from functionally is a great thing at all. See I still believe in our Country...in our system of government..and in the way we are to move forward on issues facing us as a Nation.

I believe in the way we create laws. How Congress is to present bills on the floor for discussion, debate, sometimes adding things, sometimes taking things out, and then having a vote.

To refuse to bring bills to the floor is a disservice to everyone of the citizens. Those of us who do vote, vote to see things get done. Not for some who do not seem to be able to grasp even simplest of concepts of how our country works, to sit there and just say NO.

To me, it is some in our Congress who keep saying 'it is our way..or NO way". And some of us are sick and tired of it...we got work to do...either pitch in to help or get out of the wa

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CadeFoster

Jan-29-14 2:34 PM

THERE is only one answer, the next elections come up. Those in are out.Those new people tryin to get in, get in. Those already in office are out ! wishful thinking

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judeye

Jan-29-14 2:33 PM

I just spent some time reading through some EO from the past. Some I agree were needed, for national security, urgency of creating a department, etc. But I can assure you many had NOTHING to do with either. Some to tell you the truth shame me as an American. The one issued by FDR for camps for those of Japanese decent is a prime example.

The point is, if you do not want EO from our President...get Congress to do their jobs! Just saying NO is NOT part of their job. To bring a bill to the floor, debate it, add amendments if needed, and then take a VOTE is a huge part of their jobs. Yet this Congress has failed to do that over and over again, resulting in their infamous title...Worse Congress in History.

COMPROMISE

It is what our Country was based on. It is what continues to move us forward.

Just saying NO is NOT during their job.

Get them to bring the bills that are urgently needed to the floor NOW and many of the EO can be easily avoided.

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CadeFoster

Jan-29-14 2:30 PM

All politicians say stupid things. Just like I said earlier. All parties do it, It just a matter of WHEN! And also I dont care what he said. Big deal as always

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CadeFoster

Jan-29-14 2:29 PM

darn liberals, oops its the other side of the coin.....It started out like dozens of other interviews after Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. But when NY1 reporter Mike Scotto decided to press Rep. Michael Grimm on his personal campaign finances the Republican congressman abruptly ended the interview. “This is only about the president’s speech, thank you,” Grimm said before walking off camera.It’s certainly not the first time a politician has walked out during a live interview. But what happened next is shocking even to the most jaded observer.After Stotto returned to his report, Rep. Grimm, a former FBI agent and Marine, suddenly stormed back into the camera frame, whispering a threat to the reporter."I will break you in half," he said, reportedly threatening to throw the journalist over a balcony inside the U.S. Congress.Grimm said, "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this balcony.”...yes, a republican.

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