New UN Report Targets Arizona “Xenophobes and Racists”?

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports

A report issued today by a United Nations agency appears to be a thinly veiled critique of Arizona’s immigration law, one that equates its supporters with “xenophobes and racists.” The Global Migration Group adopted its statement on the “Human Rights of Migrants in Irregular Situation” — that is, illegal aliens — earlier today in Geneva. It criticized unnamed nations for viewing illegal immigrants “through the lens of sovereignty, border security or law enforcement, sometimes driven by hostile domestic constituencies,” and demanded nations endow illegals  with “economic, social, and cultural rights,” including “reproductive healthcare.”

The report seems to be the fruition of Barack Obama’s decision to haul the state of Arizona before the UN Human Rights Council over its differences on domestic policy.

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Video of the Day: GOP Candidate Tells Obama “Go to Hell”

Paul LePage is the Republican candidate for governor of Maine. He is currently mayor of Waterville, and he is no fan of President Obama. At a recent meeting, he told a fisheries forum, as governor, he would stand up to this out-of-control administration. A new poll shows LePage now in a statistical dead-heat with Democrat Libby Mitchell. According to local media, LePage has “regrets the choice of words, but isn’t backing down on the message saying he will stand up to the Obama administration.” His campaign website is here.

Obama Recess Appointees Too Radical to be Confirmed by Democrat-Controlled Senate

Floyd Brown, Floyd Reports

A Memo to the Movement, from

The recess appointments by President Obama – without Senate confirmation – of three extremely liberal and controversial nominations:

Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board;
Donald Berwick to Administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and
Mari Del Carmen Aponte as United States Ambassador to El Salvador

Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution  permits a president to make “recess appointments” without Senate confirmation by filling an office when Congress is in recess. Though originally intended to put necessary officials in place during the once long Congressional recesses, in recent times recess appointments have been used primarily to circumvent Senate approval — usually because of ideological controversy surrounding the nominee. As outlined below these three Obama recess appointees represent some of the worst of this administration’s nominees and were unlikely to ever receive Senate approval—even in an overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled Senate.

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No, You Can’t Keep Your Coverage

Andrew Cline, The American Spectator

There’s a reason President Obama tries so hard to convince Americans not to watch Fox News. He keeps shamelessly lying about easily verifiable facts. Evidently he figures that left-leaning media outlets won’t call him on it, so if he can only convince people not to watch FOX, he’ll be OK. Unfortunately for the president, the American people simply have to look around them to see that he isn’t being honest with them.

Campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, the President repeated his biggest health care reform whopper: You can keep your current health insurance. Here is what he said:

“There’s nothing in the bill that says you have to change the health insurance you’ve got right now. If you were already getting health insurance on your job, then that doesn’t change.”

Yet hours before he uttered that line, the Boston Globe reported that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care was canceling its Medicare Advantage coverage specifically because of new regulations imposed by Obama’s health care law.

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Ding, Dong, Net Neutrality’s Dead (For Now)

House Democrats have shelved a last-ditch effort to broker a compromise between phone, cable and Internet companies on rules that would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading online traffic flowing over their networks.

House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., abandoned the effort late Wednesday in the face of Republican opposition to his proposed “network neutrality” rules. Those rules were intended to prevent broadband providers from becoming online gatekeepers by playing favorites with traffic.

The battle over net neutrality has pitted public interest groups and Internet companies such as Google Inc. and Skype against the nation’s big phone and cable companies, including AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp.

Public interest groups and Internet companies say regulations are needed to prevent phone and cable operators from slowing or blocking Internet phone calls, online video and other Web services that compete with their core businesses. They also want rules to ensure that broadband companies cannot favor their own online traffic or the traffic of business partners that can pay for priority access.

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