President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and work in this country without the threat of deportation, in effect granting amnesty to up to five million people.Beyond concerns over the constitutionality of a president deciding which laws to uphold and which to ignore in violation of his oath to "faithfully execute" laws passed by Congress, is the effect these unauthorized immigrants will have on what we know as America.
...debate over whether to drill on the refuge's coastal plain.The plan was announced at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy in Washington, D.C., by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and Natural Resources...
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As Congress continues to work on job creation and deficit reduction this fall, development of Alaska's Arctic energy resources stands out as a way to tackle both challenges at once. Although I have often criticized the "whack-a-mole" regulatory hurdles Alaska has faced for years, recent plan and permit approvals, as well as statements and visits from federal Cabinet members hold promise for real progress over the next several months and years.
...Supreme Court justices are eligible to hear the appeal. Six of them are Republican appointments. Last year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the justices of the Supreme Court are the most friendly to business that the country has had in years...
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