Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem… On Public Access Television (Full Video)

If you live in the great city of Monroe, Michigan, you may have already caught this. For the 99.9% of us who don’t however, you’ll definitely want to sit down for this one.

David Letterman successor – and all-around living legend – Stephen Colbert was the “temporary host” of Only In Monroe, a public access television show that aired only in Michigan’s third oldest community (and hometown of the La-Z-Boy recliner) the other night, because his new stomping grounds isn’t finished yet and he needed to do something. If you’ve ever watched an episode of The Colbert Report then you know what to expect: deadpan, sardonically on-point humor with off-kilter non sequiturs.

After interviewing the show’s normal hosts and taking fans on brief-yet-exciting non-tours of the suburb’s goings-on, Stephen would then sit with “local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music:” Marshall Mathers. The two then proceed to sing medleys of Michigan-reared artists, talk Will Smith, Em’s reputation as a “clean” rapper, and just a variety of randomly off-the-wall topics that’s equal parts confusing and hilarious. I’d suggest you watch the entire thing, but for those who just want to see the Slim Shady interview skip to the 22 minute mark instead.

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186 – Executive Order 13603 – National Defense Resources Preparedness (Article)

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This order here allows The Current President to suspend the elections and stay the president forever and to put the America under martial law.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

PART I—PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION

Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the “Act”).

Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.

Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

(c) be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

(d) improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and

(e) foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.

Sec. 104. Implementation. (a) The National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council, shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.

(b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

(1) advise the President on issues of national defense resource preparedness and on the use of the authorities and functions delegated by this order;

(2) provide for the central coordination of the plans and programs incident to authorities and functions delegated under this order, and provide guidance to agencies assigned functions under this order, developed in consultation with such agencies; and

(3) report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order.

(c) The Defense Production Act Committee, described in section 701 of this order, shall:

(1) in a manner consistent with section 2(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2062(b), advise the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the effective use of the authorities under the Act; and

(2) prepare and coordinate an annual report to the Congress pursuant to section 722(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(d).

(d) The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other agencies, shall:

(1) analyze potential effects of national emergencies on actual production capability, taking into account the entire production system, including shortages of resources, and develop recommended preparedness measures to strengthen capabilities for production increases in national emergencies; and

(2) perform industry analyses to assess capabilities of the industrial base to support the national defense, and develop policy recommendations to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet national defense program needs.

PART II—PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS

Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

(b) The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. Each Secretary shall authorize the heads of other agencies, as appropriate, to place priority ratings on contracts and orders for materials, services, and facilities needed in support of programs approved under section 202 of this order.

(c) Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency.

(d) If agreement cannot be reached between two such Secretaries, then the issue shall be referred to the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

(e) The Secretary of each resource department, when necessary, shall make the finding required under section 101(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(b). This finding shall be submitted for the President’s approval through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Upon such approval, the Secretary of the resource department that made the finding may use the authority of section 101(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(a), to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market.

Sec. 202. Determinations. Except as provided in section 201(e) of this order, the authority delegated by section 201 of this order may be used only to support programs that have been determined in writing as necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense:

(a) by the Secretary of Defense with respect to military production and construction, military assistance to foreign nations, military use of civil transportation, stockpiles managed by the Department of Defense, space, and directly related activities;

(b) by the Secretary of Energy with respect to energy production and construction, distribution and use, and directly related activities; and

(c) by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to all other national defense programs, including civil defense and continuity of Government.

Sec. 203. Maximizing Domestic Energy Supplies. The authorities of the President under section 101(c)(1)-(2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(1)-(2), are delegated to the Secretary of Commerce, with the exception that the authority to make findings that materials (including equipment), services, and facilities are critical and essential, as described in section 101(c)(2)(A) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(2)(A), is delegated to the Secretary of Energy.

Sec. 204. Chemical and Biological Warfare. The authority of the President conferred by section 104(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2074(b), is delegated to the Secretary of Defense. This authority may not be further delegated by the Secretary.

PART III—EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY AND SUPPLY

Sec. 301. Loan Guarantees. (a) To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, as defined in section 801(h) of this order, is authorized pursuant to section 301 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, to guarantee loans by private institutions.

(b) Each guaranteeing agency is designated and authorized to: (1) act as fiscal agent in the making of its own guarantee contracts and in otherwise carrying out the purposes of section 301 of the Act; and (2) contract with any Federal Reserve Bank to assist the agency in serving as fiscal agent.

(c) Terms and conditions of guarantees under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The guaranteeing agency is authorized, following such consultation, to prescribe: (1) either specifically or by maximum limits or otherwise, rates of interest, guarantee and commitment fees, and other charges which may be made in connection with such guarantee contracts; and (2) regulations governing the forms and procedures (which shall be uniform to the extent practicable) to be utilized in connection therewith.

Sec. 302. Loans. To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2092, to make loans thereunder. Terms and conditions of loans under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

Sec. 303. Additional Authorities. (a) To create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, to make provision for purchases of, or commitments to purchase, an industrial resource or a critical technology item for Government use or resale, and to make provision for the development of production capabilities, and for the increased use of emerging technologies in security program applications, and to enable rapid transition of emerging technologies.

(b) Materials acquired under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, that exceed the needs of the programs under the Act may be transferred to the National Defense Stockpile, if, in the judgment of the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, such transfers are in the public interest.

Sec. 304. Subsidy Payments. To ensure the supply of raw or nonprocessed materials from high-cost sources, or to ensure maximum production or supply in any area at stable prices of any materials in light of a temporary increase in transportation cost, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(c), to make subsidy payments, after consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

Sec. 305. Determinations and Findings. (a) Pursuant to budget authority provided by an appropriations act in advance for credit assistance under section 301 or 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, and consistent with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended (FCRA), 2 U.S.C. 661 et seq., the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the determinations set forth in sections 301(a)(2) and 302(b)(2) of the Act, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order; provided, that such determinations shall be made after due consideration of the provisions of OMB Circular A-129 and the credit subsidy score for the relevant loan or loan guarantee as approved by OMB pursuant to FCRA.

(b) Other than any determination by the President under section 303(a)(7)(b) of the Act, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the required determinations, judgments, certifications, findings, and notifications defined under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order.

Sec. 306. Strategic and Critical Materials. The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, are each delegated the authority of the President under section 303(a)(1)(B) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(a)(1)(B), to encourage the exploration, development, and mining of strategic and critical materials and other materials.

Sec. 307. Substitutes. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(g) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(g), to make provision for the development of substitutes for strategic and critical materials, critical components, critical technology items, and other resources to aid the national defense.

Sec. 308. Government-Owned Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to:

(a) procure and install additional equipment, facilities, processes, or improvements to plants, factories, and other industrial facilities owned by the Federal Government and to procure and install Government-owned equipment in plants, factories, or other industrial facilities owned by private persons;

(b) provide for the modification or expansion of privately owned facilities, including the modification or improvement of production processes, when taking actions under sections 301, 302, or 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, 2093; and

(c) sell or otherwise transfer equipment owned by the Federal Government and installed under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to the owners of such plants, factories, or other industrial facilities.

Sec. 309. Defense Production Act Fund. The Secretary of Defense is designated the Defense Production Act Fund Manager, in accordance with section 304(f) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2094(f), and shall carry out the duties specified in section 304 of the Act, in consultation with the agency heads having approved, and appropriated funds for, projects under title III of the Act.

Sec. 310. Critical Items. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(b)(1) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(b)(1), to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency. Appropriate action may include restricting contract solicitations to reliable sources, restricting contract solicitations to domestic sources (pursuant to statutory authority), stockpiling critical components, and developing substitutes for critical components or critical technology items.

Sec. 311. Strengthening Domestic Capability. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(a), to utilize the authority of title III of the Act or any other provision of law to provide appropriate incentives to develop, maintain, modernize, restore, and expand the productive capacities of domestic sources for critical components, critical technology items, materials, and industrial resources essential for the execution of the national security strategy of the United States.

Sec. 312. Modernization of Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, in accordance with section 108(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b), may utilize the authority of title III of the Act to guarantee the purchase or lease of advance manufacturing equipment, and any related services with respect to any such equipment for purposes of the Act. In considering title III projects, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense shall provide a strong preference for proposals submitted by a small business supplier or subcontractor in accordance with section 108(b)(2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b)(2).

PART IV—VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Sec. 401. Delegations. The authority of the President under sections 708(c) and (d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(c), (d), is delegated to the heads of agencies otherwise delegated authority under this order. The status of the use of such delegations shall be furnished to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Sec. 402. Advisory Committees. The authority of the President under section 708(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(d), and delegated in section 401 of this order (relating to establishment of advisory committees) shall be exercised only after consultation with, and in accordance with, guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.

Sec. 403. Regulations. The Secretary of Homeland Security, after approval of the Attorney General, and after consultation by the Attorney General with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, shall promulgate rules pursuant to section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e), incorporating standards and procedures by which voluntary agreements and plans of action may be developed and carried out. Such rules may be adopted by other agencies to fulfill the rulemaking requirement of section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e).

PART V—EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL

Sec. 501. National Defense Executive Reserve. (a) In accordance with section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), there is established in the executive branch a National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector and from Government (except full-time Federal employees) for training for employment in executive positions in the Federal Government in the event of a national defense emergency.

(b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue necessary guidance for the NDER program, including appropriate guidance for establishment, recruitment, training, monitoring, and activation of NDER units and shall be responsible for the overall coordination of the NDER program. The authority of the President under section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), to determine periods of national defense emergency is delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(c) The head of any agency may implement section 501(a) of this order with respect to NDER operations in such agency.

(d) The head of each agency with an NDER unit may exercise the authority under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153, to employ civilian personnel when activating all or a part of its NDER unit. The exercise of this authority shall be subject to the provisions of sections 501(e) and (f) of this order and shall not be redelegated.

(e) The head of an agency may activate an NDER unit, in whole or in part, upon the written determination of the Secretary of Homeland Security that an emergency affecting the national defense exists and that the activation of the unit is necessary to carry out the emergency program functions of the agency.

(f) Prior to activating the NDER unit, the head of the agency shall notify, in writing, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism of the impending activation.

Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated.

PART VI—LABOR REQUIREMENTS

Sec. 601. Secretary of Labor. (a) The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall:

(1) collect and maintain data necessary to make a continuing appraisal of the Nation’s workforce needs for purposes of national defense;

(2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;

(3) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order, consult with that agency with respect to: (i) the effect of contemplated actions on labor demand and utilization; (ii) the relation of labor demand to materials and facilities requirements; and (iii) such other matters as will assist in making the exercise of priority and allocations functions consistent with effective utilization and distribution of labor;

(4) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order: (i) formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes; and (ii) estimate training needs to help address national defense requirements and promote necessary and appropriate training programs; and

(5) develop and implement an effective labor-management relations policy to support the activities and programs under this order, with the cooperation of other agencies as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Mediation Board, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

(b) All agencies shall cooperate with the Secretary of Labor, upon request, for the purposes of this section, to the extent permitted by law.

PART VII—DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT COMMITTEE

Sec. 701. The Defense Production Act Committee. (a) The Defense Production Act Committee (Committee) shall be composed of the following members, in accordance with section 722(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(b):

(1) The Secretary of State;

(2) The Secretary of the Treasury;

(3) The Secretary of Defense;

(4) The Attorney General;

(5) The Secretary of the Interior;

(6) The Secretary of Agriculture;

(7) The Secretary of Commerce;

(8) The Secretary of Labor;

(9) The Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(10) The Secretary of Transportation;

(11) The Secretary of Energy;

(12) The Secretary of Homeland Security;

(13) The Director of National Intelligence;

(14) The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency;

(15) The Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers;

(16) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and

(17) The Administrator of General Services.

(b) The Director of OMB and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall be invited to participate in all Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role. The Chairperson, as designated by the President pursuant to section 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171, may invite the heads of other agencies or offices to participate in Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role, as appropriate.

Sec. 702. Offsets. The Secretary of Commerce shall prepare and submit to the Congress the annual report required by section 723 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2172, in consultation with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, and Labor, the United States Trade Representative, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other agencies as appropriate. The heads of agencies shall provide the Secretary of Commerce with such information as may be necessary for the effective performance of this function.

PART VIII—GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 801. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in section 702 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2152, the following definitions apply throughout this order:

(a) “Civil transportation” includes movement of persons and property by all modes of transportation in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce within the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia, and related public storage and warehousing, ports, services, equipment and facilities, such as transportation carrier shop and repair facilities. “Civil transportation” also shall include direction, control, and coordination of civil transportation capacity regardless of ownership. “Civil transportation” shall not include transportation owned or controlled by the Department of Defense, use of petroleum and gas pipelines, and coal slurry pipelines used only to supply energy production facilities directly.

(b) “Energy” means all forms of energy including petroleum, gas (both natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification, and coal gasification), solar, wind, other types of renewable energy, atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines) of all of these forms of energy.

(c) “Farm equipment” means equipment, machinery, and repair parts manufactured for use on farms in connection with the production or preparation for market use of food resources.

(d) “Fertilizer” means any product or combination of products that contain one or more of the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for use as a plant nutrient.

(e) “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

(f) “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer (excluding transportation thereof).

(g) “Functions” include powers, duties, authority, responsibilities, and discretion.

(h) “Head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense” means the heads of the Departments of State, Justice, the Interior, and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the General Services Administration, and all other agencies with authority delegated under section 201 of this order.

(i) “Health resources” means drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment required to diagnose, mitigate or prevent the impairment of, improve, treat, cure, or restore the physical or mental health conditions of the population.

(j) “National defense” means programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity. Such term includes emergency preparedness activities conducted pursuant to title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5195 et seq., and critical infrastructure protection and restoration.

(k) “Offsets” means compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-to-government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 C.F.R. 120.1-130.17.

(l) “Special priorities assistance” means action by resource departments to assist with expediting deliveries, placing rated orders, locating suppliers, resolving production or delivery conflicts between various rated orders, addressing problems that arise in the fulfillment of a rated order or other action authorized by a delegated agency, and determining the validity of rated orders.

(m) “Strategic and critical materials” means materials (including energy) that (1) would be needed to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States during a national emergency, and (2) are not found or produced in the United States in sufficient quantities to meet such need and are vulnerable to the termination or reduction of the availability of the material.

(n) “Water resources” means all usable water, from all sources, within the jurisdiction of the United States, that can be managed, controlled, and allocated to meet emergency requirements, except “water resources” does not include usable water that qualifies as “food resources.”

Sec. 802. General. (a) Except as otherwise provided in section 802(c) of this order, the authorities vested in the President by title VII of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2151 et seq., are delegated to the head of each agency in carrying out the delegated authorities under the Act and this order, by the Secretary of Labor in carrying out part VI of this order, and by the Secretary of the Treasury in exercising the functions assigned in Executive Order 11858, as amended.

(b) The authorities that may be exercised and performed pursuant to section 802(a) of this order shall include:

(1) the power to redelegate authorities, and to authorize the successive redelegation of authorities to agencies, officers, and employees of the Government; and

(2) the power of subpoena under section 705 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2155, with respect to (i) authorities delegated in parts II, III, and section 702 of this order, and (ii) the functions assigned to the Secretary of the Treasury in Executive Order 11858, as amended, provided that the subpoena power referenced in subsections (i) and (ii) shall be utilized only after the scope and purpose of the investigation, inspection, or inquiry to which the subpoena relates have been defined either by the appropriate officer identified in section 802(a) of this order or by such other person or persons as the officer shall designate.

(c) Excluded from the authorities delegated by section 802(a) of this order are authorities delegated by parts IV and V of this order, authorities in section 721 and 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2170-2171, and the authority with respect to fixing compensation under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153.

Sec. 803. Authority. (a) Executive Order 12919 of June 3, 1994, and sections 401(3)-(4) of Executive Order 12656 of November 18, 1988, are revoked. All other previously issued orders, regulations, rulings, certificates, directives, and other actions relating to any function affected by this order shall remain in effect except as they are inconsistent with this order or are subsequently amended or revoked under proper authority. Nothing in this order shall affect the validity or force of anything done under previous delegations or other assignment of authority under the Act.

(b) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 11858 of May 7, 1975, as amended, except as provided in section 802 of this order.

(c) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as amended.

Sec. 804. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

The White House,

March 16, 2012.

Hip Hop Album Sales: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole (Article)

Hip Hop Album Sales: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole

A$AP Rocky drops out of the top 10, Kendrick Lamar climbs the charts for yet another week.

For the first time in several weeks, there are no Hip Hop albums with top 10 positioning on the Billboard Hot 200. Up until this week, A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP album, which was released just shy of a month ago, had consistently found a spot in the top 10. Months after its surprise release, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly is continuing to climb up the Billboard Hot 200. Fayetteville, North Carolina lyricist J. Cole is another artist whose album moved up several spots this week.

A$AP Rocky’s “At.Long.Last.A$AP” No Longer In The Top 10

A$AP Rocky’s second studio album fell to #12 this week, knocking it out of the top 10 for the first time since its May 26 release. Due to its fall from #8 last week to #12 this week, there are no Hip Hop albums in this week’s top 10. The Harlem, New York wordsmith did manage to move well over 15,000 units.

Kendrick Lamar Climbs To #37 With “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Over the past two weeks, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has continued to climb up the Billboard Hot 200. Two weeks ago, the album was at #48. Last week, the album climbed to #43. And this week, it’s reached the #37 spot on the chart. K-Dot is one of a handful of artists scheduled to perform at the 2015 BET Awards, which will air on June 28.

J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” Moves 7,000 Units

J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive is another album, which climbed a handful of spots this week. Last week, the album fell to #47, but climbed to #43 this week after selling a little over 7,000 units.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/21/2015

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

#12. A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP – 25,643 (15,504) [10,792,733]

#16. Drake – If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late – 22,523 (9,139) [12,953,921]

#20. Various Artists – Furious 7 Soundtrack – 20,236 (3,442) [6,056,141]

#25. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint – 17,603 (3,257) [9,188,303]

#34. Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission – 15,093 (2,796) [6,122,840]

#37. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly – 14,777 (10,658) [4,462,631]

#39. Jason Derulo – Everything Is 4 – 14,555 (4,363) [4,414,787]

#41. Skrillex & Diplo – Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack – 13,668 (1,801) [5,586,585]

#43. J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive – 13,460 (7,254) [5,898,803]

#53. Pitbull – Globalization – 11,865 (2,102) [4,379,752]

A Brief History Of Rick Ross’s Encounters With Violence (Article)

A Brief History Of Rick Ross's Encounters With Violence

by DX Staff

Maybe the Maybach Music mogul has actually taken on the identity of the persona he’s created.

“Who the fuck you think you fuckin’ wit, I’m a fuckin’ boss!” And just like that, Ross was mainlined into the rap imagination. That single, “Hustlin,’” would go on to usher in a shadowy version of Ross filled with bombast and dripping with ambition. He was no longer Tephlon, as he was known when in Erick Sermon’s camp, and almost immediately folks smelled another thing cooking behind the scenes, and it wasn’t that Marilyn Monroe. His verses, perhaps, sounded just a bit too good to be true. In fact, he was called out by Pitchfork for his tendency to go general when the specific was all but required. “We never learn for sure where Rick Ross came from, and that prevents us from truly knowing where he’s coming from. He’s that rare, mythical creature: a rapper without a back-story,” said Sam Ubl. Ouch! They gave the album a 5.4.

Here was this round mound of Miami bravado living out his personal version of Tony Montana’s road to riches. His first album, Port Of Miami, was a portmanteau equal parts booming bass and rhymes you’d hear at a gangster-rap summer camp. That album was a McDonald’s All-American game of rags-to-riches enthusiasts including Akon, Jay Z, Jeezy and Wayne. These were men who’d carved out from desperation their own lane; their own wealth. It was the American dream incarnate. But dreams come to an end, and lo-and-behold it was revealed that Rozay wasn’t who he said he was. He wouldn’t be the first emcee to embellish a back-story, but he would probably be the last one to be taken seriously before something saying otherwise was discovered.

Outed by Miami rap pioneer and journalist Sam Ferguson, Ross denied profusely the claim that he was once a CO instead of the drug pushing gangster he’d allegedly created. So furious was Ross at his outing that he had this to say to an interviewer, “Ferguson is a liar, he’s an informant, he’s a rat, he’s a b***h… This s**t (is) about to get deeper than rap.” It apparently did get deep for Ferguson (with Rick Ross not involved) as he died in a hail of bullets around a year later. Ross was never implicated at all in the crime, but it wouldn’t be the last time Rozay would be around or allegedly involved in an act of grave violence. Here, we run through a brief history of things around Ross getting, well, deeper than rap.

Kidnapping in Fayette County

<div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> <p>Being a boss means having to muscle disrespect, even in the smallest ounce. Allegedly, Ross and his bodyguard Nadrian James assaulted landscaper Jonathan Zamudio for an unknown reason. According to reports, both individuals fought, pistol-whipped and held Zamudio in the guesthouse against his will. Chipping the landscaper’s tooth, both Ross and James were arrested for aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges. Interestingly enough, events took place at Rozay’s mega-mansion that was once owned by Evander Holyfield. Seems like Fayette County isn’t welcoming the “Hustlin” rapper much either. Weeks before, he was stopped and detained for marijuana charges. Being a man of humor, Ross later announced on Twitter that he bailed out himself and a few fellow inmates out. Will the pear connoisseur eventually make friends with his neighbors with two arrests on his record? Here’s hoping for the best.

The Sam Ferguson Shooting

A mere ten months after coaxing a beaming Rick Ross into admitting that he’d once spent time as a correctional officer before screaming to the front of Hip Hop’s rat pack, Sam Ferguson’s car was riddled by a deluge of bullets going north on Florida’s turnpike. He likely never even saw the black auto with dark black tints roaring up behind and then beside him before his tan sedan was drilled. A major investigation was launched into the shooting, but nothing has turned up regarding shooting then subsequent crash. He’d lived a tumultuous life, sticky in the blaring Miami heat, but the outing of Ross brought him fame and an upturn in his luck that 2008. As a journalist, he’d broken one of the largest Hip Hop stories ever. And, with that under his belt, he’d become the head of Don Diva magazine, a South Florida publication pining for eyes. For Ross, the eerie timing of the shooting was overshadowed by his subsequent beef with 50 Cent and chants of “Officer Ricky.” There were never any charges levied the way of Rick Ross or any member of his team or person that he knows, and there’s no doubt Sam Ferguson’s past dealings in both crime and music had made him a few enemies. In fact, the story gets even more labyrinthine, as the infamous leader of a violent cult long thought defunct resurfaced in the Ferguson case.

Rick Ross Corners DJ Vlad

In a lawsuit filed on August 15, 2008 in a Federal New York court, Vlad Lyubovny (DJ Vlad) claimed that Rick Ross orchestrated a “brutal” attack against him at the Ozone Awards in Houston the previous Saturday. This too, alleged in a press release from Vlad’s attorney Brian Caplan, was done in “retribution for media coverage of Rick Ross’ prior life as a correctional officer.” You absolutely cannot make this stuff up. Also according to the suit, and as reported on by MTV News, Vlad received a text message that afternoon saying, “Nigga will learn… Trilla.” Vlad then asked whom it was and was met with, “Ross… I’m hearing things,” according to the suit. What followed next is nothing short of a scene out of a Brian De Palma film. The suit alleged that he then received a call from Ross in which Vlad reported Ross as saying, “I’ve been hearing things about me on your Web site. … We gonna make a story. … We going to see each other. … We going to talk. … Where are you?” Vlad told him, of course. And as they met up at the Hilton hotel in Houston, Ross with four other men in tow, they had a brief conversation before he was surrounded and attacked. All this came after Ross said, ‘We got beef,’ the suit alleged.

Almost two full years later, Ross was ordered to pay up a total of $300K — less than 10% of what he was sued for. On the verdict, feeling triumphant, he had this to say, “I’ve been fighting a $4 million lawsuit for the last two years. My defense was a success. I’ve got to salute Xavier Donaldson, my attorney. Whenever an artist or anybody is put in a position such as a lawsuit in this capacity, so much evidence is represented — videotapes, what have you — to be able to walk out of a courtroom giving the plaintiff less than 10 percent of what he requested, I consider my defense a success. God bless America! The lawsuit is done. Even though I plan to appeal the decision, I thank the courts for the monetary decision that they made. They were extremely lenient, I appreciate that. It’s back to the business for the boss.”

Rick Ross’s Maybach Shot Up In Miami

Rick Ross barely escaped a drive-by shooting, on this occasion, before running his Maybach off the road. Around 18 bullets peppered his vehicle while Rozay was stopped at a red light after celebrating his birthday with a woman by the name of Shateria Moragne-el. The assailants then sped off, but neither Ross nor his female passenger was hurt in the attack. Just why Ross got attacked is anyone’s guess, but, always ready to take a shot at his old rival, 50 Cent claimed the shooting had been faked no bullet holes were seen on the vehicle. All leads in the case were exhausted, and to our knowledge no one was charged. But, interestingly enough, a few months prior, the GD’s began to target Ross in a series of videos ran on WSHH. Apparently the beef was over his usage of their famed leader’s name Larry Hoover. In the videos, they demanded payment for the reference, and for the use of the six-point Star of David on his mixtape cover for The Black Bar Mitzvah. Both Gunplay and Wale commented on the shooting, with Gunplay claiming Rozay was fine, and Wale heightening the seriousness of what took place.

Beef With 50 Cent

Alongside Game, Ross is the only rapper to engage 50 Cent in Mortal Hip Hop Kombat and manage to have his career still intact. While the initial details of the beef are still unclear, Rozay said Fiddy looked at him wrong backstage at one BET Award ceremony. After that, the MMG king dropped “Mafia Music” which featured this shot at G-Unit’s general: “Curtis Jackson baby mama, I ain’t askin’ for a cent, burn the house down nigga, you gotta buy another. Don’t forget the gas can, jealous stupid motherfucker.” After that, the following events went from strange and bizarre to sinister. This included one of Fiddy’s goons spying on DJ Khalid’s mother, and animated shorts from both sides. Then, that infamous sex-tape with Ross’ baby mother and 50 Cent providing the greatest porn color commentary of the era hit the web. Regardless, “Mafia Music” only added to Deeper Than Rap’s success and Rozay’s career only grew from there. Meanwhile, Mr. Jackson’s music career continued to flounder. To this day, both sides continue to throw shits at each other while everyone gathers their popcorn for enjoyment.

Rick Ross Vs. Jeezy

As the major battles in his still on-going war with 50 Cent came to an end, he found himself beefing with Jeezy after releasing “BMF(Blowin Money Fast).” A few years into being exposed as a correctional officer, comparing himself to Black Mafia Family co-head Big Meech was obviously going to ruffle some feathers. That included Young Jeezy who had serious links to BMF. A shame considering that both were and still are members of Def Jam’s roster. This lead The Snowman himself to reply with a freestyle to the Lex Luger instrumental titled “Death B4 Dishonor” which featured these venomous line: “How you blowin’ money fast/ You don’t know the crew/ Oh, you part of the fam?/ Sh–, I never knew.” Ross fired back his own shots during various interviews like one done with BBC’s Tim Westwood. A year later at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, both camps went to blows in a video that’ll live in infamy. Ross even threatened to “choke out” Jeezy if the two ever met again. Thankfully, T.I. in his infinite wisdom intervened and squashed the beef between the two. Eventually, the two would even collaborate for “War Ready” Ross’ Mastermind album.

Rapper Young Ready Shot Dead in Louisiana; Bow Entertainment Owner Was 31 (Article)

Young Ready

The Baton Rouge hip-hop community is mourning one of its own.

Young Ready, a rapper and owner of record label Bow Entertainment, was shot dead along with another man in Bogalusa, La., on Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed to Baton Rouge’s WAFB-TV.

Born Shannen Hudson, Young Ready was 31 and his fellow victim, Jare Stevenson, was 28.

Bogalusa Police said that they have no suspects yet and are continuing to investigate. The shooting occurred at around 3:30 p.m. local time on the north side of Bogalusa.

“Ready’s music was the voice of the streets of Louisiana and other areas,” Kaleel Cain, Young Ready’s social network promoter, told reporters. “He will be truly missed.”

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P.Diddy Representative Releases Statement Following UCLA Arrest (VIDEO)

Puff Daddy Arrested & Charged With 5 Crimes After UCLA Altercation; Diddy's Rep Issues Statement

(AllHipHop News) Sean “Diddy” Combs is facing three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of battery, and one count of making terrorist threats after the Hip Hop mogul was arrested on the campus of UCLA yesterday.

[ALSO READ: Diddy Charged With Making Felony Terrorist Threats]

Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, is a player on the university’s football team. According to reports, Diddy confronted the team’s conditioning coach Sal Alosi about being too aggressive with Justin during practice. The situation allegedly led to Diddy swinging a kettlebell at Alosi.

A representative for Diddy released a statement to Revolt, the cable network owned by Combs. It reads as follows:

The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son. We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.

Combs is currently out on $50,000 bond. The founder of Bad Boy Records also added an Instagram post this evening that simply featured the phrase “make today amazing.” The IG picture did not include a caption.