Drone Targeting Of al-Qaida Linked Americans: Is It Legal? / House Oversight Dems & Republicans Work Together on Gun Trafficking Bill / Progressive Caucus Introduces “Balancing Act” Legislation “Replace Sequester & Create Jobs” / Gov. Christie, Sorry Fmr. WH Dr. Connie Mariano Is Right! IDECLAIR IT!~

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Today,  we get your REAL RAW RIGHT NOW… on the Obama Administrations legal case for carrying out drone strikes on al Qaeda affiliated Americans globally. 

>>> House Oversight Dems & Republicans work together on gun trafficking laws.  

>>> The Congressional Progressive Caucus offers Americans a powerful alternative to Republican driven austerity, via the impending sequester.  MUST READ “”Measure To Replace Sequester and Create Jobs”  (See link below).

>>> Gov. Chris Christie should listen to the Fmr. WH Doc calling his weight out.  

President Obama’s CIA Nominee John Brennan is set to begin Senate confirmation hearings today.  Reportedly, John Brennen is the architect of America’s drone policy.  

The aggressive (remotely piloted aircraft) aka drone policy of the Obama Administration has been under scrutiny for years.  Now it has come to the surface of main stream media sources.  This bombshell report by NBCNews is most likely why.  MUST READ.  

Is it legal to kill American citizens without a trial?  Is the government ‘kill list’ legal?  The drone ‘activity’ of the Obama Administration is said to be “legal, ethical, and wise.”  

“Eric Holder Addresses Questions Regarding DOJ Memo Making Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans”

Published on Feb 5, 2013

02/05/2013

“U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addresses questions regarding an unclassified memo that makes a legal case for drone strikes on Americans.”

More: http://leaksource.wordpress.com/2013/…

http://twitter.com/LeakSourceNews

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http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-exclusive-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans?lite

“EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans”

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“Leaked DOJ Memo Reveals Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans”

Published on Feb 4, 2013

02/04/2013

“A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.

The secrecy surrounding such strikes is fast emerging as a central issue in this week’s hearing of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, a key architect of the drone campaign, to be CIA director. Brennan was the first administration official to publicly acknowledge drone strikes in a speech last year, calling them “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” In a separate talk at the Northwestern University Law School in March, Attorney General Eric Holder specifically endorsed the constitutionality of targeted killings of Americans, saying they could be justified if government officials determine the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.”

But the confidential Justice Department “white paper” introduces a more expansive definition of self-defense or imminent attack than described by Brennan or Holder in their public speeches. It refers, for example, to what it calls a “broader concept of imminence” than actual intelligence about any ongoing plot against the U.S. homeland.”

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http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/02/06/1550421/brennan-cia-one-question/

The One Question Congress Must Ask Before Confirming Obama’s CIA Director

By Zack Beauchamp and Hayes Brown on Feb 6, 2013

 

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Finally, common sense bipartisan gun trafficking bills to begin the process of reducing gun violence, carnage, pain and suffering, and the slaughter of innocent Americans.  Thank you House Oversight Dems, and Republicans working together for the safety of Americans. 

“Cummings on Bipartisan Gun Trafficking Bill”

Published on Feb 5, 2013

“Washington, DC (Feb. 5, 2013)—Today, Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-Pennsylvania), Carolyn Maloney (D-New York), Scott Rigell (R-Virginia), and Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) were joined by law enforcement officials from across the country in unveiling the first bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives during this Congress to make firearms trafficking a federal crime and impose stronger penalties for “straw purchasers” who buy guns for convicted felons and others who are prohibited from buying guns on their own.”

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-cummings-guns-20130204,0,3595419.story

“Cummings to push bipartisan gun control bill”

“Proposal would stiffen penalties for straw purchases”

An excerpt:

“The bill appears to be the first concrete proposal in the GOP-ledHouse of Representatives to secure bipartisan support. It mirrors a bipartisan bill unveiled last week in the Democrat-controlledSenate, which is likely to take the lead in Congress this year on gun control.”

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The ultimate universal incentive to stay out of trouble (via a number of violent ways) is economic viability.  

Having access to jobs, and job training is essential to Americas longterm global economic competitiveness, and community fulfilled prosperity.  I submit if more Americans had access to opportunity providing financial and economic stability, aka good, well paying, community activating JOBS, we as a nation would be safer.  

JOBS are Core, Key, Critical, and ESSENTIAL.  Thank you Congressional Progressive Caucus. 

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/hot-topics/progressive-caucus-leaders-introduce-measure-to-replace-sequester-and-create-jobs1/

“Progressive Caucus Leaders Introduce Measure to Replace Sequester and Create Jobs”

2/5/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2013

“WASHINGTON — Ten members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), introduced The Balancing Act this afternoon, which cancels the across the board “sequester” budget cuts, achieves a fair and balanced approach to long-term deficit reduction and creates 1 million jobs all over the country. Since 2011, budget deals in Washington have let wealthy corporations and the Pentagon off the hook while cutting more than $1.7 trillion from programs America’s working families need to survive. The Balancing Act brings relief to working Americans by making sure the Pentagon and the nation’s biggest corporations pitch in and do their part to get our economy working again.

“Almost $2 trillion has been cut over the past two years from teachers, firefighters, police officers, loans for college students, and infrastructure investments,” Rep. Ellison said. “The American people shouldn’t continue to pay the price for massive tax breaks for millionaires and billions of dollars in subsidies to oil companies.”

“If one-to-one is really our goal, why don’t we make the entire budget and investment process one-to-one instead of restricting it to this current round?” Rep. Grijalva said. “We’ve cut non-defense budgets to the bone. There are simply no major savings hiding in school lunch or nurse training programs. We need investments. The Beltway refusal to make job creation our number one priority is a scandal, and the Balancing Act is the right way to fix it.”

The Balancing Act has two major components. It eliminates the impending “sequester” cuts and replaces them with an equal amount of revenue by closing corporate and individual tax loopholes. This creates the equal overall cuts-to-revenue balance when looking at the budget beginning in 2011, when the Budget Control Act was passed. The bill also cuts approximately $300 billion from wasteful Pentagon spending and reinvests the money in job creation. The bill is expected to create more than 1 million jobs by investing in infrastructure, teachers, and putting money in consumers’ pockets

Congress cannot continue to write blank checks to underwrite wasteful Pentagon spending, especially at the expense of putting people back to work and investing in our crumbling infrastructure and struggling schools,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) said. “We must bring an end to waste, fraud, and abuse at the Pentagon, and The Balancing Act is an important step in keeping the wasteful spending in check.”

“Sequestration was never intended to be good fiscal policy. It was never intended to be policy, period,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) said. “The Balancing Act provides a reasonable alternative to the draconian sequester cuts hanging over the American people. By reducing our deficit responsibly while creating jobs and investing in our future, it asks everyone to give a little, while ensuring no one has to give a lot. This measured proposal ensures that programs benefiting countless Americans do not suffer disproportionately to protect our bloated defense budget.”

“The Balancing Act is designed to prevent the catastrophic results of sequestration while instituting a healthy long-term balance between cuts and revenues,” said Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY).  “The simple truth is that – from seniors and kids, to small businesses and the military, to our still recovering economy – sequestration hurts a lot more than it helps.  Its effect would be devastating to our economy and would eliminate thousands of critical jobs in the midst of a recession.  And what makes it worse is that it is all unnecessary.  That’s why it is imperative that we stop the misguided and self-made disaster that sequestration, or equivalent spending cuts, will bring.”

“It is time to eliminate the damaging sequester cuts and ensure that we can reduce our long-term deficit in a fair and balanced way.” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said. “Balance means that in addition to smart spending cuts and raising revenue, we need to put people back to work. The Balancing Act would close tax loopholes for wealthiest individuals and corporations and would create 1 million jobs by investing in infrastructure and keeping teachers in the classroom.”

“Every American family knows you don’t use your children’s lunch money to pay down credit cards,” Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) said. “This bill is different from the Republican approach—it asks everyone to do their fair share, grows jobs and keeps our promise to children, the elderly, and the poor.”

“With a combination of budget cuts and revenue increases, the Balancing Act will protect American families from the worst effects of sequestration, reduce the long-term budget deficit, and create more than one million jobs,” Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) said. “We need to protect the programs – from Medicaid to veterans’ benefits to federal aid for education – on which every member of our civil society depends, and continue our investments in education and infrastructure.”

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 Possible President contender, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s weight is in the news… and for good reason.  Watch this: 

“Chris Christie Tells White House Doctor to Shut Up About His Weight”

Published on Feb 6, 2013

“Chris Christie Tells White House Doctor to Shut Up About His Weight”

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Former Whitehouse Doctor Connie Mariano responds to Gov. Christie: 

“Doctor responds to Christie’s ‘shut up'”

 

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