Liveblogging the State of the Union address

I’m here.  Join me in commenting on President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Tonight’s “non-traditional” State of the Union

Tonight will be the president’s State of the Union message.  This will be President Obama’s last time to address the joint session of Congress and the American people in this constitutionally-mandated duty.  The White House is saying that it will be a “non-traditional” speech, in which the president will reach out to the American people rather than the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Watch it and comment on it here.  I’m going to try doing so.  Join me here at the Cranach blog at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [Read more...]

Gun control by executive order

President Obama issued a series of executive orders in an attempt to control the possession of firearms.  See the provisions after the jump. [Read more...]

Most illegal immigrants are shielded from deportation

Although the Supreme Court struck down President Obama’s amnesty program that he was imposing by executive order, his other executive orders on immigration are still in effect, protecting some 80% of illegal immigrants from deportation.  Basically, agents have been told not to bother sending back undocumented immigrants unless they commit crimes or are a threat to public safety. (So what does that tell us about the other 20%?  And isn’t being here illegally a crime?) [Read more...]

Obama’s top priority will be gun control

In an interview with GQ magazine, President Obama said that his top priority for his final year in office will be gun control. [Read more...]

“We need a union of all who can fight”

French president Francois Hollande called for “a union of all who can fight” to destroy ISIS.  He called on the United States and Russia to set aside their differences and to join together in an international coalition to battle jihadist terrorism.

But President Obama appeared to reject that plea, saying that what his administration is currently doing is sufficient!

Details and new information about the Paris attack after the jump.

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