The Obama Administration got people killed with Fast and Furious and it was covered up with executive privilege. It also looks like Americans died in Libya because the Obama Administration didn’t take the most basic precautions to keep them alive. Show More Summary
It's the executive's privilege, you see.
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Noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf). “Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa,” updated March 10, 2008. “High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments,” updated [...]Show More Summary
At a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing today, witnesses discussed the feasibility and advisability of legislating reforms to the state secrets privilege. The state secrets privilege has been used by the executive branch to block discovery in civil litigation when the government believes that there is an unacceptable risk of disclosure of sensitive national security secrets. [...]Show More Summary
When the government asserts the state secrets privilege in the course of litigation, the judiciary must independently evaluate the purported secret that is at issue and should not simply defer to the executive branch, several public interest groups argued in an amicus curiae brief (pdf) this week. The brief, to which the FAS Project on [...]Show More Summary
The government’s increasing use of the “state secrets privilege” to resist civil litigation on national security matters has often been met by courts with uncritical, even abject deference to the executive agencies that invoke the privilege. But another, more assertive response is possible. “The state secrets privilege is absolute,” wrote Judge Royce C. Lamberth categorically [...]Show More Summary
Judge rules executive privilege protects "disclosure of proposed policies" pre-adoption.
Fight over Obama's use of executive privilege is increasingly likely to be decided in court. Read more...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg is taking a drubbing for prescribing from a privileged perch the keys to female success in her upcoming book "Lean In," but she's struck a chord among many in her backyard...
(h/t Mediaite) Saturday Night Live's executive producer Lorne Michaels reserves the right to change his show right up to airing, the privilege of broadcasting live. Famously, Billy Crystal was part of the original cast and had a featured...Show More Summary
Senator Rand Paul was on Hannity tonight to discuss Barack Obama’s attempt today to ram through gun control measures by executive privilege. Paul is not a fan of Obama’s arrogance. “I’m very concerned about this president. FDR had a little … Continue reading ?
[Content Note: Guns; violence; terrorism.]"Vice President Biden is asking the President to bypass Congress and use executive privilege—executive order to ban assault rifles and to impose stricter gun control. Fuck that. I'm telling you that if that happens, it's going to spark a civil war, and I'll be glad to fire the first shot. Show More Summary
“Vice President Biden is asking the president to bypass Congress and use executive privilege, executive order to ban assault rifles and to impose stricter gun control,” says James Yeager of Tennessee weapons training company Tactical Response. “I’m telling you that if that happens, it’s going to spark a civil war, and I’ll be glad to fire the first shot.”
(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Students at North Korea’s premier university showed Google‘s executive chairman Tuesday how they look for information online: they Google it. But surfing the Internet that way is the privilege of only a very few in North Korea, whose authoritarian government imposes strict limits on access to the World Wide Web. Show More Summary
This was originally posted on Chronicle Books' blog: Bryan Cogman, here. I'm Executive Story Editor on Game of Thrones and have had the privilege of...
Lots of folks have been successfully using the SkyGuide Executive Privilege Club for deeply discounted lounge access. A $20 membership buys 12 lounge day passes per year. And since the ‘per year’ limit has been per calendar year, and the membership is for 12 months, folks have even been able to get 24 (12 at [...]
Insider purchases — when a director or company executive buys shares – are some of the most closely followed events in the market. Who better knows whether a stock is overvalued or undervalued than someone with privileged access to the firm’s deals and daily business? While there are several reasons an insider might make smaller transactions that have less to do [...]
In June, President Obama asserted executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was...
Back in 2011, Jim Beam Brands went public. I had the privilege of going to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with our CEO, Matt Shattock, and other executives to celebrate. We also changed our name to Beam Inc. that day. Pretty simple, pretty straightforward. Show More Summary