Friday, December 2

Presidential Determination: Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Presidential Determination
No. 2017-3

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act.

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You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.

This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this determination and report to the Congress.

BARACK OBAMA

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Tuesday, November 29

President Obama's Executive Orders

President Obama has signed 262 Executive Orders to date during his Administration. The list is complete and current to November 29, 2016. The list on the 1461 started on January 25 2009.

We get emails from time to time asking why other blogs and websites list President Obama's Executive Orders in the many hundreds even thousands and our site shows a fraction of those numbers of Executive Orders.

The answer is simple - We don't lie or attempt to embellish the total number of Executive Orders to build traffic, sell advertising space or raise our ratings - we provide the Truth and Facts - Not Fear! Because we are stocked in fact - not fiction - we have amassed over 1.6 Million readers with hundreds and even thousands more every day from around the globe.

Public Safety Funding Available to Federally-Recognized Tribes and Tribal Consortia

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
November 29, 2016

The Department of Justice today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention.  The department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) posts today at https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations.

“The CTAS program is a cornerstone of the Justice Department’s partnership with sovereign tribal nations,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.  “By providing tribes and villages with critical funding for everything from law enforcement equipment to programs for native youth and victims of crime, the CTAS program gives tribes the resources they need to address the particular challenges they face.  I encourage tribes and villages to take advantage of this program, and I look forward to continuing our work with our tribal partners to build stronger and safer communities for all.”

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The Department of Justice launched CTAS in FY 2010 in direct response to concerns raised by tribal leaders about the department’s grant process that did not provide the flexibility tribes needed to

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Commit An Act of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Justin Nojan Sullivan, 20, of Morganton, North Carolina, appeared in federal court in Asheville, North Carolina today and pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries.

The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina and Special Agent in Charge John A. Strong of the FBI’s Charlotte, North Carolina, Division.  U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger presided over Sullivan’s plea hearing.

“Sullivan was in contact and plotted with now-deceased Syria-based terrorist Junaid Hussain to execute acts of mass violence in the United States in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),” said Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord.  “Counterterrorism remains our highest priority and we will continue to identify and hold accountable those who seek to commit acts of terrorism within our borders.”
           
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“Sullivan admitted in court today that he attempted to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries by planning mass casualty shooting attacks on behalf of ISIL against innocent people in North Carolina and Virginia.  Sullivan also admitted he had frequent and direct communications with Junaid Hussain, one of ISIL’s prominent members in Syria, who asked Sullivan to make a video of