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National Emergency of May 2003, Still in Effect
From Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003:
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that the threat of attachment or other judicial process against the Development Fund for Iraq, Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products, and interests therein, and proceeds, obligations, or any financial instruments of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to the sale or marketing thereof, and interests therein, obstructs the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in the country, and the development of political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq. This situation constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

From Executive Order Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq, July 17, 2007
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004.

See? Bush doesn’t have to do anything out of the ordinary to activate his dictatorial powers, because they are already activated. Bush can just continue issuing unilateral decrees under the existing state of emergency.

The only possible remedy is impeachment.

—Ralph    |   |



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Jury clears Greyhound of negligence
in California crash that killed six


Ex-death row inmate blasts
'miscarriage of justice' in Arizona


House Republicans vow to close
ranks, support budget plan


Florida Senate passes bill to let gun owners
carry weapons in emergency evacuations


U.S., Lebanon discuss efforts
to defeat Islamic State


Russian foreign minister
praises new U.S.-Cuba relations


U.S. workers set to return next
week to Shell Deer Park refinery


Jordan signs $10 billion nuclear
power plant deal with Russia


Omaha police officer who
fatally shot suspect resigns


Bark beetles not adding to U.S.
West's wildfire woes: study


Oklahoma teen sentenced to life in
prison for killing of Australian


Smugglers busted with three tons
of marijuana off California coast


Home where gunman in Connecticut
massacre lived demolished: official


France tells U.N. 'insufficient'
progress in Iran nuclear talks


U.S. removes dead Cubans, sunken
ships from sanctions list


Obama slows withdrawal of
U.S. troops in Afghanistan


Suicide bombing kills seven in Libya's
Benghazi as army launches revenge strike


Four people found fatally
shot in Indianapolis house


Atlanta-area police shoot dead
wanted man driving Maserati


Georgia lawmakers poised to permit
limited use of medical marijuana


Brazil's leader committed to
austerity with social focus


Prosecution challenges defense bid to blame
earlier suspect in New York child murder case


U.N. ramps up threat to sanction
South Sudan's senior leaders


Pennsylvania township nixes proposed
Islamic cemetery, appeal likely


Obamacare foe Ted Cruz to sign
up for coverage under the plan


Missouri police shooting suspect
told informant officers not target


Medicare doctor pay fix
prospects brighten in Congress


Atlantic City turnaround team
bets on cuts not bankruptcy


Oregon father arrested for
blowing pot into infant's mouth


U.S. to hold mediation talks after
Washington state police slaying


UAW delegates debate strategy to
end two-tier wages at automakers


Obama: U.S. to maintain troop
levels in Afghanistan through 2015


Oldest evidence of breast cancer
found in Egyptian skeleton


Obama: Differences with
Israel's Netanyahu not personal


U.S. Senate leader says fast-track
trade bill still top priority


Naked North Carolina man irks
neighbors, but police say no crime


Cancer experts laud Angelina
Jolie's decision to remove ovaries


Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty
to attempted sex assault in Nevada


SEC's White says 'closely
monitoring' proxy access efforts


Head of New York Dominican Day Parade
ousted after improprieties found


Obama says 'well worth it' to
extend troop levels in Afghanistan


Obama says two-state deal unlikely
after Israeli leader's comments


U.S. Senate will vote on sanctions
bill if there is no Iran deal


French builder Vinci to sue over
claims of forced labor in Qatar


Police search for California
woman said kidnapped for ransom


Brent slides, U.S. crude holds
flat on resilient dollar


Electric fault delays relaunch of
CERN collider after two-year refit


U.S. Joint Chiefs drafting military
cyber standards: arms tester


Former Alamo managers sue
Texas in battle over archives


U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan
through end 2015: White House


Child brides take Zimbabwe government
to court over marriage laws


Al Qaeda influence seen in accused
Boston bomber's note: witness


Congolese hospital sees rise in
rape of girls as young as 18 months


Keep up reforms for entry
talks, EU tells Albania


Venezuelan leader's popularity
inches up to 25 percent: poll


Exclusive: U.S. bets on Brazil,
extends new invitation to Rousseff


Illinois House passes bills
to plug state budget gap


'Threat-sharing' cybersecurity
bill introduced in U.S. House


Lebanese army says captures militant
accused of beheading soldier


Amy's Kitchen recalls spinach
products over listeria concerns


Family of alleged Facebook fraud
fugitive to forfeit bail: U.S. judge


FAA streamlines approval for
some commercial drone use


Angelina Jolie has ovaries
removed to reduce risk of cancer


Three arrested as Chicago
protesters demand police reforms


German Airbus crashes in French
Alps with 150 dead, black box found


Obama mercury air pollution rule
faces test at U.S. top court


California woman may have been
kidnapped for ransom: police


U.N. proposes 'presidential
council' to Libyan rival factions


Greece risks running out of cash
by April 20, scrambles on reforms


Obama appoints new senior
adviser, chief digital officer


Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic
reopening and march after attacks


20-foot deep sinkhole in New
Jersey forces home evacuations


South Sudan parliament extends
president's term by 3 years


Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in
northern Nigeria town: residents


Hadi forces check Houthi
push towards Yemen's Aden


Pakistani minister: Officials in several
ministries ran racket that freed prisoners


House leader says prospects good
for fixing Medicare doctor pay


Canada says it will bomb Islamic
State 'safe havens' in Syria


Want an affordable earthquake warning
system? Use animals, scientists say


U.S. Senator Coats, Indiana Republican,
says won't seek re-election


U.S. says would review any Iraqi
request for help in Tikrit


Russia fails in bid to stop UN
staff benefits for all gay couples


Policeman, two soldiers killed in
attacks in Egypt's Sinai: sources


Roots of accused Boston
bomber's note argued at trial


Afghan police official fired for
mob-killing Facebook comment


Robot stays on its feet
despite punishment


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