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  • AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Had Mixed Reaction to Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

    12/04/2014 12:20:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 4, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, took part in a 2007 panel discussion at Duke Law School prompted by the Duke lacrosse rape case. Lynch's comments provide insight into her mindset and raise unsettling questions about her commitment to equal justice and the rights of the accused. The event took place on September 28, 2007. The wounds were still raw for members of the Duke lacrosse team, their families, and in a sense, the entire nation. That same month, Michael Nifong, the former District Attorney who had knowingly pursued...
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of NY joins in over $2.2B In civil .. forefeitures

    11/14/2014 7:19:21 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle ^ | January 10, 2014
    U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday that the Eastern District of New York, working collaboratively with other offices as well as on its own, collected over $904 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2013. ... The combined joint collections and asset forfeiture recoveries for the Eastern District total of more than $2.2 billion exceeds the appropriated $1.86 billion operating budget for all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices nationwide. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that the Justice Department collected approximately $8.1 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. The...
  • Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch is Soft on Political Corruption

    11/17/2014 11:29:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 17, 2014 | NLPC Staff
    Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, has an especially weak record of investigating and prosecuting political corruption. Moreover, her longstanding ties to the New York political machine have limited her independence as a prosecutor. Lynch, who currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has watched as Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the neighboring Southern District of New York, has prosecuted case after case. And Bharara would not have acted except for a slew of newspaper headlines about political corruption generated by the National Legal and Policy Center....
  • Cruz, Lee want to hold off on AG confirmation

    11/08/2014 12:27:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    A pair of Republican senators reiterated their call for President Obama's new nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to be taken up in the next Congress, rather than the lame-duck session. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have previously said they will oppose non-emergency business taken up when lawmakers return following Tuesday's election. "President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the...
  • Obama urging Senate to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch quickly

    11/08/2014 8:44:08 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    President Obama chose Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., as his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Friday. Obama plans to announce Lynch’s nomination Saturday at a White House event. If confirmed, Lynch will become the first African-American woman in the job, succeeding Holder, who was the first African-American head of the Justice Department.
  • Hispanic Caucus Lobbies for Perez to Replace Holder; Pick Coming ‘Shortly After the Election’ (Sick)

    10/29/2014 8:13:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 29, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Holder lays out timetable "so that by early February we'd have a new attorney general," while Earnest defends lame-duck nods. WASHINGTON — It’s been more than a month since Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation, vowing to stay in office until his successor is confirmed. That nominee hasn’t been named. But days before critical midterm elections for the president’s party, a lobbying bloc in Congress has made clear its pick for the job. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has had President Obama’s ear to an extent, meeting every few months with the commander in chief behind closed doors to strategize...
  • USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history

    10/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Erik Wemple
    At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration’s record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, “It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, “I think Obama hates the press”; and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer, who said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.” USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to...
  • Will Obama Appoint Radical Activist To Enforce Nation's Laws? (Perez)

    10/24/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Just when you thought the president couldn't pick anyone more radical than Eric Holder as attorney general, he's poised to name ultraradical race-baiter Thomas Perez. Holder's activism is no secret. But Perez is even more extreme. Worse, he's a liar and possible perjurer. Yet he's reportedly President Obama's pick to replace Holder as America's top cop enforcing the nation's laws. The Beltway media are reporting that Perez, now serving as labor secretary, is the front-runner for the key post — and he didn't deny it when reporters asked him about it at a recent speech. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
  • Miller faces ethics complaint in AG’s race

    10/02/2014 9:45:18 AM PDT · by redreno
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — An ethics complaint has been filed against Secretary of State Ross Miller on allegations that he used an online election portal to unfairly gain support for his candidacy for attorney general. The Web portal was set up by his office for military and overseas civilian voters to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. The complaint dated Sept. 29 was filed by Kirk Lippold, a retired U.S. Navy commander of the USS Cole who at one point had sought the 2nd Congressional District seat when it became vacant after Dean Heller was appointed to the U.S. Senate....
  • Video: Milwaukee County Sheriff wants Eric Holder to apologize

    08/24/2014 10:32:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Andrew Johnson, writing at The Corner, provides the video of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s interview on Fox News, during which he expresses his displeasure with Eric Holder’s remarks in Ferguson. Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff. Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notoriety last year for encouraging gun ownership within his Wisconsin community, said Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire McCaskill made the situation in Ferguson worse with their “irresponsible,...
  • Must see TV: AZ AG debate Sun. July 20, 5:30 pm

    07/23/2014 6:46:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    This brief preview of “Politics Unplugged” gives a hint of the tone of the debate between conservative Attorney General Tom Horne and challenger, Mark Brnovich, recruited by establishment power brokers. Sticking to his script, Brnovich talks about “allegations,” and continually talks over Attorney General Tom Horne. In this TV 3 clip, Horne asks Brnovich, who has referred to himself as a “principled conservative,” why he “contributed to Pete Rios, the leading left-wing champion of illegal immigration, who actually had a bill to give licenses to illegals.”
  • Holder: Potential Threats Arising in Syria, Iraq 'More Frightening Than Anything I

    07/14/2014 8:41:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Susan Jones
    "I think we are in a dangerous time," Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News in an interview that aired on Sunday. Holder said he's worried about the estimated 7,000 Americans and Europeans now fighting in Syria, who will return home, intending to wage terror attacks.
  • Eric Holder Stands By Controversial ‘Nation Of Cowards’ Speech

    07/13/2014 10:23:36 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Chuck Ross
    In a rare interview covering a wide array of topics, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he would not back away from a controversial speech he gave in 2009 in which he called the United States “a nation of cowards” on the topic of race. “I wouldn’t walk away from that speech,” Holder told ABC News in an interview. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” he said, adding that Americans are still hesitant to reach out to “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.” In Feb. 2009,...
  • Eric Holder calls on Madison, won’t be calling on Democratic convention

    06/06/2014 11:24:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-6-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Sorry Democrats. It appears U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will not make it out to Wisconsin Dells this weekend for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s annual convention. (Of course, Democrats have been down this road before when President Obama sent out a support tweet in lieu of driving up from Chicago to campaign for Milwaukee mayor and candidate for governor Tom Barrett in 2012, just days before Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall election.) An official with the AG’s office tells Wisconsin Reporter Holder is in Madison on a “routine visit” to meet with John W. Vaudreuil, the U.S. attorney...
  • GOP: Justice Department pushed Lois Lerner to help build criminal case against nonprofits

    05/22/2014 4:06:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/22/14 | Susan Ferrechio
    Republicans on a House oversight panel say the Justice Department asked former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in 2010 to help them build criminal cases against nonprofit groups conducting political activity. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and subcommittee chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have requested an interview with Jack Smith, who heads the Justice Department's Public Integrity Unit, after a subordinate revealed the department meetings with Lerner in a closed-door interview. “The Justice Department convened a meeting with former IRS official Lois Lerner in October 2010 to discuss how the IRS could assist in the...
  • Porn Stars: Attorney General Eric Holder May Have Closed Your Bank Accounts (plus guns & ammunition)

    05/01/2014 10:51:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 1, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Porn stars say that JP Morgan Chase bank has been quietly closing their bank accounts. The skin flick starlets, including Penthouse Pet Teagan Presley, “Cougarland” actress Veronica Avluv and “White House Orgy” actress Layton Benton, are using Twitter to bash the bank over a recent rash of account closure notices. Presley, whose real name is Ashley Erickson, said her April 16 letter gave no reason for her termination. The bank also is closing her husband’s personal account and their two business accounts, including one for their studio Skinworxxx, she said. “I’m just upset and still in shock it’s even happening....
  • Krauthammer: Eric Holder Is A "World Class" Whiner

    04/13/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 04-13-2014 | Doug Brady
    Video at link.
  • Holder Admits That,If It Wanted,NSA Could Collect Searches,Emails Just Like Phone Metadata

    04/11/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | April 9 , 2014 | Mike Masnick
    During a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning oversight, Rep. Zoe Lofgren decided to quiz Attorney General Eric Holder about the federal government's surveillance efforts, starting off with a rather simple question. She notes that the bulk phone record collection program is considered to be legal by its supporters, based on Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows for the collection of "business records." So, she wonders, is there any legal distinction between phone records and, say, internet searches or emails? In other words, does the DOJ believe that it would be perfectly legal for the US government to...
  • Fed-Up Eric Holder Rips Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’

    04/10/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by yoe · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network, a group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, in New York on Wednesday lauding the organization’s effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script.
  • Trey Gowdy to Eric Holder: Prosecute Lerner, Prove You're a Real AG

    04/09/2014 7:50:15 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder must take seriously congressional allegations against former IRS official Lois Lerner if he is to be trusted as the nation's top law enforcement official, Rep. Trey Gowdy says. "What happened today was really big . . . You remember when the president said there's not a smidgen of criminality?" Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "So, now you have the Ways and Means, which is one of the more widely respected committees in Congress, sending three separate, potential criminal acts to the Department of Justice and a referral. "This...
  • Holder blames gun lobby for contempt of Congress vote

    04/09/2014 3:49:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    Attorney General Eric Holder blamed “the gun lobby” for being behind his 2012 contempt vote in Congress, in one of many heated exchanges with House Republicans Tuesday. The Republican-led House voted in 2012 to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress — the first time ever for a sitting Cabinet member — for failing to provide key information about the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal. In an oversight hearing Tuesday of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Mr. Holder said his contempt vote was “all about the gun lobby,” during a heated exchange with Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican....
  • Congressman Blake Farenthold: "I Don't Think Mr. Holder Should Be Here"

    04/09/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 65 replies
    Blake Farenthold's Press Release ^ | April 8, 2014 | Blake Farenthold
    Today, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) attended a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Attorney General Eric Holder was the sole witness. Today marked the seventh time General Holder has testified before the Judiciary Committee since his confirmation in 2009. Congressman Farenthold did not question Holder during the hearing because he felt that, since the Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress, it was not appropriate for him to appear before Congress as if nothing was wrong. Instead, Congressman Farenthold made the following remarks during his designated questioning round in today’s hearing:...
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck With Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange

    04/08/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 110 replies
    abc ^ | Apr 8, 2014 2:23pm | Mike Levine
    After getting grilled at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder wished one of his outspoken critics “good luck with your asparagus.” It was a not-so-subtle dig at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, inspired by the congressman’s flub last year when he warned Holder not to “cast aspersions on my asparagus.” Holder has had a testy relationship with several Republican lawmakers since the Republican-led House held him in contempt of Congress two years ago for failing to turn over certain documents tied to the Fast and Furious scandal involving botched firearms sting operations, despite a congressional subpoena seeking those...
  • GOWDY: You don’t have discretion on whether to follow the law or not… HOLDER: I disagree…

    04/08/2014 2:01:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 8, 2014
    Trey Gowdy really exposes the lawless nature of Eric Holder in this exchange about mandatory minimums. Holder is trying to bypass the law by telling his attorneys not to divulge to the courts the amount of drugs that were seized from the offender. In doing this, the court can’t invoke mandatory minimum laws because they don’t know the amount. It’s this exchange that caught my attention: GOWDY: That’s my point, is that your memo is trumping a congressional statute. HOLDER: Well, I mean, we always have discretion. And, would you say that… GOWDY: But you don’t have discretion on whether...
  • Gohmert to Holder Over Fast and Furious: I Don't Need a Lecture From You About Contempt!

    04/08/2014 1:13:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During a hearing today on Capitol Hill, an exchange between Attorney General Eric Holder and Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert became heated over Operation Fast and Furious and contempt of Congress charges. Holder, who is still in contempt for refusing to provide documents related to the lethal operation, became offended when Gohmert implied he didn't think contempt charges were "a big deal." Holder told Gohmert he "didn't want to go there" and said he believed the contempt vote taken against him by Democrats and Republicans in June 2012 was unjust. Holder also slammed the "gun lobby." Gohmert, who served three terms...
  • Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’ [VIDEO]

    04/08/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2014 | Caroline May
    Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You...
  • Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by U.S. and Japanese regulators

    02/27/2014 5:38:34 AM PST · by Errant · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 26 February 2014 | Chris O'Brien
    U.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world's largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online. The separate investigations were launched Wednesday as supporters of the virtual currency insisted that the shutdown of Mt. Gox was only a temporary setback for the novel monetary system. The failure of the Tokyo exchange, which may have included the theft of almost 750,000 bitcoins worth more than $300 million, was seen by critics as derailing prospects for the virtual currency. But several high-profile bitcoin investors came forward...
  • Oklahoma waging legal battle that could be huge blow to Obamacare (video)

    08/15/2013 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Kolath · 14 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 08/15/2013 | Right Scoop
    This is interesting. Oklahoma has taken the Obama administration to court because they are violating the Obamcare law. In short, the Oklahoma AG argues that in states that opted not to create a health exchange, the employer mandate penalty cannot be assessed in those states. He says it is written that way in the law itself. But the IRS last year adopted a rule and said that they will assess the penalty even if the states don’t create a health care exchange, and that’s what Oklahoma is challenging. They are saying it violates the law and they’ve just won their...
  • We Must Support Ken Cuccinelli #standwithken

    08/07/2013 10:09:38 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | August 7th, 2013 at 04:30 AM | Erick Erickson
    We have not done this in a while. Perhaps, in growing up, we let go of some things of our youth we should not have let go. One of those was raising money in a coordinated effort for solid candidates. We must start doing that again. And so today I want to ask you to make a commitment. RedState endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia and we want you to join us in giving him a contribution. I have personally given him $50.00 already to get this going. Will you join me? Match me, double me, triple me, or...
  • Fox News Is Attending The Controversial Eric Holder Meeting That Others Are Boycotting

    05/30/2013 6:39:25 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-30-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Fox News Is Attending The Controversial Eric Holder Meeting That Other Media Organizations Are Boycotting Brett LoGiurato May 30, 2013, 9:30 AM A Fox News spokesperson told Business Insider that the network will attend an off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Department of Justice's guidelines for handling leak investigations. The meeting has been pushed back against by other news organizations because of its off-the-record nature. CNN, the New York Times, the Associated Press, and the Huffington Post have all said they will not attend the meeting unless it is on the record. In addition to Fox...
  • Obama eyes Gov. Deval Patrick to replace Eric Holder at Justice

    05/16/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 67 replies
    Chi Sun Times ^ | 5/16/13 | Michael Sneed
    Tipsville . . . Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s days are numbered. Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement “when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department,” said a top White House source. Last year, Holder became a hot button over a congressional probe of the sale of government guns to drug cartels. This time it’s the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Department’s seizure of...
  • Antique Tractor Sale Will Be Crawling With Caterpillars

    04/10/2013 1:14:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 4-10-13 | Tudor Van Hampton
    A collection of nearly 100 antique tractors, mostly of the bright-yellow Caterpillar variety, will be auctioned at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Trout Run, Pa. The auction’s 109 lots, which range from farm tractors to heavy earthmovers and various durable parts, carry an total estimated value of $500,000, said Scott Edwards, territory manager for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, which is managing the sale. The presale value is Mr. Edwards’ own best guess because such collections of vintage industrial iron rarely come up for auction. Still, many antique tractor enthusiasts have inquired about the sale. “It’s not something you see every day,”...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Said What About Gun Trafficking?

    01/19/2013 3:48:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 1-18-13 | tim brown
    Attorney General Eric Holder, during a talk on gun control with United States mayors on Friday, said that the U.S. government will consider “imposing tough penalties on gun traffickers who help funnel weapons to dangerous criminals.” After going over Obama’s executive orders issued Wednesday, Holder said, “The administration has called upon Congress to renew legislation banning high-capacity magazines, including those used in recent high profile mass shootings, to protect our police by getting rid of armor piercing bullets, to pass a new ‘assault weapons ban,’ updated and stronger than the one enacted in 1994 to keep military style weapons off...
  • Attorney General Against Disqualifying Zoabi

    12/18/2012 3:55:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein submitted on Monday a legal opinion to the Central Elections Committee, in which he stated that he believes that the request to disqualify Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from running in the next election should be rejected. While Weinstein said on the one hand that there is "an accumlation of substantial and disturbing evidence which borders on forbidden behavior" regarding Zoabi, he nevertheless stated that the requests to disqualify her "do not indicate a sufficiently critical mass of evidence in the case of Zoabi." Therefore, he said, MK Zoabi should not be disqualified from running for the...
  • Silver Price Forecast 2013: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids

    11/30/2012 4:07:25 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-30-2012 | Money Morning - Peter Krauth
    Silver Price Forecast 2013: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013Nov 29, 2012 - 10:35 AM By: Money Morning Peter Krauth writes: This past March, I asked a highly successful investment advisor what he thought about gold. Since he deals almost exclusively with very high net-worth individuals, his point of view was especially intriguing. He confided to me that many of his clients had been asking for gold and gold-related investments over the past few years. I can't say that I was surprised. But what he told me next simply shocked me. "Gold's much...
  • Former (Democrat) Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann loses law license for six months

    11/21/2012 10:14:22 AM PST · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    Columbus -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann with a six-month law license suspension for his 2010 criminal conviction for mishandling campaign financial matters. Dann, a Democrat who resigned as attorney general in 2008 after just 17 scandal-ridden months in office, has since worked as a private practice attorney in Cleveland. He had pleaded with the high court for leniency. He was found guilty of soliciting improper compensation and for filing false financial disclosures, misdemeanors that occurred while he was attorney general, according to court records. Dann has since paid a $1,000 fine...
  • Virginia AG on Patrick Moran: ‘No Indication That Any Offense Took Place’

    10/26/2012 8:53:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/26/12 | Cybercast News Service
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says “there’s no indication that any offense took place” when Patrick Moran, the son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), discussed voter fraud with an undercover reporter on Oct. 8. Moran resigned as his father’s campaign field director Wednesday, after the video – produced by the Project Veritas activist group – was published online. The video shows the congressman's son engaging a discussion – which he did not initiate -- about forging utility bills, which can be used as voter identification at the polls in Virginia. They'd "have to look legit," Patrick tells
  • Texas attorney general warns UN poll watchers to keep their distance

    10/24/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2012 | Jessica Stanton
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot sent a letter Tuesdsay warning United Nations-affiliated poll watchers that they do not have jurisdiction in the state and will, therefore, be criminally prosecuted if they attempt to interfere at Texas polling locations on Nov. 6. The letter, addressed to Ambassador Daan Everts, came in response to the announcement that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy scores of election monitors to the U.S. in an effort to monitor conservative groups for voter suppression or intimidation.
  • As college student, Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of Columbia University ROTC office

    10/01/2012 1:58:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders...
  • DOJ Deputy AG Jason Weinstein Resigns, AG Holder Cleared by Fast and Furious Report

    09/19/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 19, 2012 | Staff
    A major report released Wednesday on the Operation Fast and Furious scandal faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program — and has resulted in the resignation of one Justice Department official. Jason Weinstein, the deputy assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, is resigning in the wake of the Justice Department inspector general report on Fast and Furious. The report essentially concludes that he is the most senior department official who was in a position to stop Fast and Furious. The nearly 500-page report was completed after investigators reviewed 100,000 documents and interviewed 130 people. The...
  • Flashback: Obama Calls for Bush AG to Resign

    06/20/2012 10:11:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    And Alberto Gonzalez didn't even have a body count like Eric Holder has.
  • VA Governor signs Ken Cuccinelli bill to help law enforcement

    03/08/2012 7:07:59 AM PST · by Gopher Broke
    Press release
    Law authorizing immediate release of benefits for families of those killed in line of duty will ease financial burdens RICHMOND (March 7, 2012) - Today, Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law a bill which allows the immediate release of a portion of the death benefits available to the families of law enforcement officers and first responders killed in the line of duty. The money can be used to cover funeral expenses while the family waits for full death benefits to be paid out at the conclusion of a standard investigation into the death. HB395 was part of Attorney General Ken...
  • AG Holder 'Sorry' and 'Angry' About 'Gun Violence' Killing Law Enforcement Officers

    03/06/2012 2:51:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 3/6/12 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday expressed sorrow and anger at the escalating number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, including at least 71 killed by "gun violence." "We can, and we must, do even more" to protect law enforcers," Holder told the spring meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington. "Just as I promised last year, protecting the safety of our law enforcement officers has been, and will continue to be, a key area of focus for the Justice Department," Holder said. Holder noted that 177 law enforcement officers were...
  • ADM Cuts 335 Decatur Jobs, Says Total Cuts Will Exceed 1,200

    02/23/2012 10:10:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2-21-12 | DJN
    Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said Tuesday it has cut 335 jobs in Decatur, Ill., and that the total number of company jobs cut will be slightly larger than previously announced. Of the 335 jobs cut in Decatur, where ADM is headquartered, 160 employees accepted an early retirement package, while 175 were laid off, ADM spokesman David Weintraub said. The cuts are "weighted toward corporate functions," as opposed to the company's business operations, such as corn and soybean processing, Weintraub said. The cuts are part of a broader plan the grain trader and processor announced in January to cut about...
  • Gowdy repeats call for Holder to resign ‘the easy way,’ or be impeached ‘the hard way’

    02/04/2012 12:00:36 PM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/03/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Gowdy repeats call for Holder to resign ‘the easy way,’ or be impeached ‘the hard way’ Published: 12:01 AM 02/03/2012 | Updated: 5:05 PM 02/03/2012 Tweet inShare6 Email This Article Print This Article By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller Bio | Archive | Email Matthew Boyle Follow Matthew Boyle Get Matthew Boyle Feed South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy reaffirmed his call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation “the easy way,” or impeachment “the hard way,” during an interview with The Daily Caller after Thursday’s House oversight committee hearing during which Holder testified about Operation Fast and Furious. While...
  • Holder Hearings Part I: Issa strikes a blow, & Sensenbrenner says Holder could face impeachment

    12/08/2011 9:16:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12-8-11 | AWR Hawkins
    Once Lamar Smith (R-TX) opened the hearings with comments on Fast and Furious and then passed the baton to Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), it seemed the hearings would be a wash. That’s because it was evident from the start that Conyers was there to carry water for Holder. For example, Conyers used his opening comments to highlight the “life and contributions” of Holder, and to highlight the need for more gun control in the United States. He particularly supported the new requirement for border state gun stores to file special reports on customers who make multiple long gun purchases. (Conyers...
  • Weinstein Refuses to Defend Foreign Funding Bill

    12/06/2011 3:53:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday he would not defend the 'associations law' that would restrict foreign funding to political NGO's should it be challenged in court. Weinstein's stated intent to refuse to perform his duties was delivered to Netanyahu in writing. Weinstein claimed the proposed foreign funding law was "unconstitutional." The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel call responded to the news by calling on Netanyahu not to be concerned about the Weinstein's refusal to defend the so-called 'associations law.' The Forum said, if necessary, it would defend the government before the Supreme...
  • So Holder ignored not one, not two, not three, but five memos about Fast and Furious?(gunwalker)

    10/07/2011 8:23:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6 October, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    It was never a comforting thought to think the Attorney General just can’t be bothered to read his weekly briefings, but it was at least plausible to think Eric Holder overlooked one or two memos about the pernicious and fatal Fast and Furious program. But make that five memos and the AG’s incompetence and negligence appear especially gross: Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa today said that Attorney General Eric Holder received at least five weekly memos beginning in July 2010, including four weeks in a row, describing the ill-advised strategy known as Operation Fast and Furious. The memos...
  • Texas AG sues to stop new EPA rules (Don't Mess with the Lone Star State)

    09/22/2011 12:10:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this week we saw a sneak preview in Kentucky and Indianapolis of how new EPA emissions regulations will be affecting power generation, jobs and the economy. This came with a warning about the even larger impact which will be felt in Texas next year if all of the proposed rules take effect and are enforced. Seeking to cut off this impending disaster at the pass, the Texas Attorney General filed suit yesterday to put the brakes on enforcement until cooler heads can prevail. Texas, the second-most populous U.S. state, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to block rules...