Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
The National Defense Authorization Act, the controversial law that allows for the detention of American citizens without a trial, is now law.
President Obama signed the act New Year's Day while in Hawaii.
President Obama says you have nothing to fear. Should you believe him?
I told you about the powers in the National Defense Authorization Act weeks ago when the bill passed the Senate. The bill allows for funding for the military, military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, as well as a provision that gives the President of the United States the power to detain terror suspects, even if they are U.S. citizens, and hold them indefinitely without trial.
On Monday, the White House issued a statement to put fears of what that means to rest.
"I want to clarify that my administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens," the statement said. "Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation. My administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law.-statement by the president on H.R. 1540."
The president, while on vacation, signed the bill into law, even though he has made clear he objects to sections in the NDAA that "regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists."
So now that this bill has become law, just what power does the president now have?
Under the provisions of section 1031, the president is afforded the absolute power to arrest and detain citizens of the United States without their being informed of any criminal charges, without a trial on the merits of those charges and without any due process safeguards protected by the constitution of the United States.
But even as President Obama puts on the face of seeming reluctant but willing to accept these new powers, don't believe everything you hear.
According to Democrat Senator Carl Levin, it was Obama administration that demanded the power to indefinite detention be placed inside the bill.
"And I'm wondering whether the senator is familiar with the fact that the language, the language which precluded the application of section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved in the armed services committee, and the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section?
"Is the senator familiar with the fact that it was the administration which asked us to remove the very language we had in the bill which passed the committee and that we removed it at the request of the administration, that would have said that this determination would not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful residents?" said Levin.
Here's what you need to know.
How do the American people who know of this bill feel about it? Got to opencongress.org and see for yourself. Of those voting, only 2 percent support the bill.
And this is no a partisan issue. This is a freedom issue.
If President Obama truly believed this was too much power for the office of the president, not only would he not have asked for it in the first place, he would have vetoed the bill.
Because if he really believed this power for indefinite detention was unconstitutional to the point that he promises to never use it against American citizens, he would have vetoed the bill to prevent the next president and the one after that from using that power against the citizens of this nation.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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