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  • Graham, McCain comes out against Loretta Lynch: “No Republican should vote for her confirmation”

    03/20/2015 4:06:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    At first blush, it looks like Dick Durbin’s demagoguery did more damage than first thought, but that’s not the real issue. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham [see second update], both strong advocates for comprehensive immigration reform and usually among those looking for compromise and comity in the Senate on presidential nominations, came out foursquare against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch. In fact, McCain went so far as to declare on the Hugh Hewitt Show that “no Republican should vote for her confirmation,” given her support of Barack Obama’s executive amnesty: JM: Hugh, I know your time is short....
  • Democrat: Republicans putting Lynch at 'back of the bus'

    03/18/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/15 | ERICA WERNER
    The second-ranking Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republicans of putting the president's attorney general nominee "in the back of the bus" by delaying her confirmation. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois made the comment on the Senate floor as he criticized the GOP over its handling of Loretta Lynch's nomination. She would become the nation's first black female attorney general, replacing Eric Holder, the first African-American in the job.
  • Ferguson: Can the Attorney General just shut down a local police department?

    03/10/2015 7:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Following the scathing report that Eric Holder’s office issued which essentially indicted the entire Ferguson police department as hateful racists, rather than finding specific incidents of wrongdoing, a question arose. Can the Department of Justice in Washington reach out into the state and local levels of law enforcement and essentially close up a shop? Check out this video of a Fox News interview on the subject provided by Michael van der Galien at PJ Media. J. Christian Adams takes Attorney General Eric Holder to task for his unconstitutional and even downright dictatorial wish to shut down police departments that...
  • Media Blackout: Dem Rising Star Kamala Harris Blasted by Court over Faked Confession by Prosecutor

    03/09/2015 12:47:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/8/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who has announced she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by her fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer, was recently shot down by the California 5th District Court of Appeal for downplaying a prosecutor’s fabrication of a confession by a defendant charged with child molesting who was recently charged again for child sex abuse. The national political media is ignoring Harris’ embarrassment before the court even as she moved on to the national stage last week speaking at a gala dinner by the pro-abortion group Emily’s List held in Washington, D.C. The Hill reported...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Cops Reply To Eric Holder’s #FergusonReport

    03/04/2015 10:11:48 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 03-04-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Former cop Dan Jackson, brother of Ferguson chief of police Tom Jackson, has replied to Eric Holder’s press report on Ferguson. Jackson sent the following via text at approximately 5 PM Missouri time.
  • On his way out the door, Eric Holder race-baits one last time

    02/27/2015 1:19:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder just couldn’t help himself. With his time as the nation’s chief law enforcement official coming to a close, Holder reflected on one of his deepest regrets: Failing to deliver civil rights charges for the variety figures embroiled in racial controversies over the course of his tenure.When a Florida jury failed to convict George Zimmerman for role in the death of Trayvon Martin, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division opened an investigation to determine whether Zimmerman had violated Martin’s civil rights. It was a response to the outrage displayed by those who were invested...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as AG — thanks to three Republicans

    02/26/2015 10:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    Because the GOP has a majority in the Senate, it also has a majority on all Senate committees — 12 to 9 in the case of the Judiciary Committee. But since Lynch’s confirmation has become a referendum on executive amnesty and the GOP is riddled with amnesty shills, there was no doubt that a few would cross over and vote with Democrats today to send her through to a floor vote of the entire Senate.The three defectors: Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham, both members of the Senate’s Gang of Eight on immigration, and Orrin Hatch, who sold himself as...
  • AG nominee Loretta Lynch dodges lawmakers’ questions, falls in line with Eric Holder

    02/24/2015 7:50:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    When it comes to most of the thorny issues she’ll be asked to referee on between President Obama and Congress, Loretta Lynch, the woman nominated to be the next attorney general, said she doesn’t yet have a sense for how she’ll come down. Ms. Lynch, who faces a probable vote Thursday in the Judiciary Committee and likely action by the full Senate next month, deflected dozens of questions in 221 pages of written responses to the panel, saying she wasn’t familiar with the fight over documents from the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, couldn’t talk accurately about major parts of...
  • Florist refuses attorney general’s options to settle lawsuit over same-sex weddings

    02/23/2015 7:32:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has offered florist Barronelle Stutzman a deal: She can cater to same-sex weddings or she can stop doing weddings altogether. Of course, there’s always a third option: She can go out of business. Ms. Stutzman, the 70-year-old owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, is opting for none of the above. “Your offer reveals that you don’t really understand me or what this conflict is all about,” Ms. Stutzman said in a letter to Mr. Ferguson. “It’s about freedom, not money. I certainly don’t relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything...
  • Loretta Lynch Is Eric Holder 2.0—And The Senate Should Block Her (long)

    02/18/2015 8:01:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 18, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    The Senate should not give up its ability to check presidential power by refusing to confirm unfit appointees like Loretta Lynch. If President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, gets appointed, she will continue the practice of her predecessor by expanding presidential power and the federal government, ultimately threatening the liberty of American citizens and the stability of the nation. It is the Senate’s constitutional duty to make sure that doesn’t happen. Lynch supports Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty, believes illegal immigrants should have the same rights to employment as American citizens, opposes voter ID laws, advocates federal intrusion in local...
  • GOP cools on Loretta Lynch

    02/16/2015 9:06:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    President Obama’s pick to serve as the next attorney general is having a hard time finding Republican supporters. To be confirmed by the Senate, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch only needs four Republicans to support her nomination. But it is unclear where those votes will come from. Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) is the only Republican so far who has signaled his intention to vote for Lynch, though several others have spoken favorably about her. But many Republicans are expressing concerns about Lynch's stance on immigration and what they suggest is a lack of “independence" from the White House. Lynch’s confirmation...
  • Police, race emerge as signature focus for AG nominee (Barf)

    02/08/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash As the nation’s top cop, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch appears likely to make cooling the simmering tensions between police and the black community a signature issue. Lynch, now in the midst of her conformation process, is widely expected to become the first African American woman to lead the Justice Department. Her ascension to the high-profile Cabinet post would come amid public uproar over the recent police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Missouri. Lawmakers and advocates are already looking to Lynch to take a leading role in repairing the damage wrought by the...
  • Eric Holder Takes Credit for Ridding the DOJ of Political Bias

    02/05/2015 11:53:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed “activist” Attorney General, Eric Holder, told reporters that he “fixed” George Bush’s politicized Department of Justice. In fact, he went on to explain that the Obama DOJ is completely unbiased, irrefutably fair, and painstakingly judicious. And, humbly, the guy who once sued Ally Bank for discrimination without any actual evidence took full credit for “fixing” the politicization that took place during the years of Obama’s incompetent predecessor.And, he did it all without any intended sarcasm, satire, or irony… Given his history of suing banks, and handing the revenue over to Democrat oriented non-profits, I’d have to say this took a little bit...
  • Obama IRS Should Face Justice (Weekly Update)

    01/31/2015 11:09:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 30, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department Exchanging Terrorists for an Army Deserter? Will Senate Endorse Obama’s Lawlessness?IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department In an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News about a year ago, President Obama said that President Richard Nixon was actually more liberal in his policies than Obama is. But, while comparing their policies, Obama conveniently left out one chilling similarity: Both presidents used the virtually unbridled power and authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target their political opponents. In fact, in many respects Obama’s IRS abuses actually have been much worse than Nixon’s. As...
  • Meet Loretta Lynch – Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Who Might Be Even Worse than Eric Holder

    01/30/2015 8:15:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/30/2015 | Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog
    On matters of policy, Ms. Lynch called capital punishment “an effective penalty” and said she disagreed with Mr. Obama’s statements that marijuana was no more harmful than alcohol. She called the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records “certainly constitutional, and effective.” – From the New York Times article: Criticism of Holder Dominates Hearing on Loretta Lynch, Attorney General’s Possible Successor Eric Holder made a career out of protecting and coddling financial oligarchs (his 1999 memo essentially invented “Too Big to Jail”). This was such a lucrative decision for Mr. Holder, that it allowed him to climb all the way to...
  • Loretta Lynch nomination gathering GOP support

    01/30/2015 5:30:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Newsday ^ | January 29, 2015 | Tom Brune
    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won the backing of a senior Republican senator during the second day of her Senate hearings Thursday, a big step on her path to be confirmed as the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. [Snip] "I'm going to be a strong supporter of her nomination," Hatch told the witnesses. "And I believe she's not only qualified, but exceptionally well qualified, and a very good person, to boot." Two other committee Republicans, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona, have indicated they'll support her nomination, which would give her the...
  • Loretta Lynch meets Ted Cruz. A grand old time is had by all [Watch Video]

    01/29/2015 6:07:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ll start off the day with some video goodness for you. As previously noted, confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder, got underway this week. One of her inquisitors was Senator Ted Cruz (R – Tex) who had plenty of questions, many related to the performance of the current Attorney General and how her approach might differ, if at all. The conversation would, in my opinion, be described as polite and professional, while still being confrontational. This first section (which starts in the first couple of minutes in the video below) deals with the...
  • SESSIONS REITERATES OPPOSITION TO LYNCH: ‘ARE WE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS?”’

    01/29/2015 4:30:35 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Caroline May
    “I don’t see any need for Congress to confirm somebody to be the chief law enforcement officer of this nation who is at that table insisting that she intends to execute a policy that is contrary to law and to what Congress desires and what the American people desire. And says that someone here unlawfully is as much entitled to a job in this as somebody who is here lawfully. It is just beyond my comprehension,” Sessions said.
  • Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch: ‘Tough On Crime’ Means Tough On Blacks

    01/29/2015 12:30:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 28, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch said that being “tough on crime” actually means being tough on black people. [Snip] The Reverend Al Sharpton was instrumental in securing Lynch’s nomination to replace Holder.
  • Questions Senators Won’t Be Asking Loretta Lynch, BO's Attorney General Nominee

    01/29/2015 5:22:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/28/2015 | Bob Adlemann
    Today and tomorrow, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, Loretta Lynch (shown), will face questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s highly unlikely that any of those questions will focus on how her office handled the case of Felix Sater while she was U.S. district attorney in New York (details on the Sater case further down). Without that information being obtained, however, her confirmation hearings will miss a vital part of understanding just how Lynch is likely to handle the job as attorney general. Instead, she is more likely to be asked about Obama’s policies using...
  • Obama's Attorney General Nominee: Illegal Immigrants Have a Right to Work in The United States

    01/28/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama's recent executive action on illegal immigration, deferring deportations and giving millions of individuals access to work permits, Social Security, Medicaid and other benefits, was front and center during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where attorney general nominee and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch testified. Under questioning from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, Lynch argued that regardless of an individual's lawful status in the United States, they should have the right to work. ... Attorney General Eric Holder, who Lynch will replace if confirmed, has openly stated he believes amnesty for those who entered the country illegally...
  • AG nominee Loretta Lynch: People have a right to work in America regardless of how they came here

    01/28/2015 2:01:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Did she misspeak or did illegals suddenly acquire the “right” to hold down a job in the United States when I wasn’t looking? Not even Obama goes that far, I think; the work permits being handed out under his new amnesty are a matter of dubious and “temporary” executive largesse, not a matter of right. Here’s the (slightly abridged) transcript of Lynch’s full exchange via Jeff Sessions’s office, which the first clip below doesn’t capture: SESSIONS: Let me ask you this: In the workplace of America today when we have a high number of unemployed, we’ve had declining wages...
  • Eric Holder's Replacement in The Hot Seat on Capitol Hill Wednesday

    01/28/2015 6:46:13 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, will testify in front of the Republican controlled Senate Judiciary Committee as part of her confirmation process today on Capitol Hill. Lynch will be forced to address a number of controversial topics and will field tough questions from lawmakers. Some of the topics on the tape for discussion: -President Obama's executive amnesty. -The Department of Justice role in the IRS targeting scandal. -Closing of GITMO and release of GITMO detainees . -The broken relationship between...
  • Loretta Lynch’s Secret Docket: Allegations her U.S. Attorney’s Office is keeping cases quiet.

    01/19/2015 6:08:12 PM PST · by 9thLife · 16 replies
    NRO ^ | 1/19/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    It should go without saying that the U.S. attorney general, as our nation’s chief law-enforcement officer, is expected to wield the Justice Department’s full powers to fight for those victimized by crime. It should also go without saying that federal prosecutors routinely make deals with criminals to secure convictions for other, larger crimes, or to save themselves time and the taxpayers’ money — and that those criminals’ victims sometimes come out the losers in such deals. Yet new evidence suggests that Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s pick to take DOJ’s reins from Eric Holder, may have gone beyond the accepted norms...
  • Eric Holder’s Replacement

    01/12/2015 5:11:07 AM PST · by AU72 · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | January 12, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    David Vitter believes that Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s attorney-general nominee, might be even more dangerous than Eric Holder, the man she will replace if confirmed. The Louisiana senator met privately with Lynch this week in his capacity as a Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He tells NRO that Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is quieter and more restrained than Holder, which he worries will deflect attention from some of the Justice Department’s more outrageous actions and policies. Vitter’s warning about Lynch should not be taken lightly. While he previously said that Holder...
  • Breaking: Grand Jury Recommends Charges Against PA Attorney General

    01/08/2015 3:11:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 8, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    A grand jury has recommended criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The grand jury found that she leaked secret grand jury information to a newspaper in an effort to smear political enemies. PJ Media has been covering Kane’s refusal to prosecute Pennsylvania Democrats who took bribes in order to oppose photo voter identification legislation in Pennsylvania. Philly News : For about six months, Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Carluccio has been directing the grand jury as it has heard testimony from numerous witnesses, including Kane and many of her top aides, to determine how details of a long-ago investigation...
  • Obama’s deportation amnesty trips up AG pick Loretta Lynch in confirmation talks

    01/07/2015 3:21:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general, failed Wednesday to convince Sen. David Vitter that she wouldn’t be an accomplice to the president’s executive action that could granted deportation amnesty for up to 5 millions of illegal immigrants. “I didn’t get any straight answers during our meeting today, and I’m not convinced Ms. Lynch will put any stop to it,” Mr. Vitter, Louisiana Republican and a member of the SenateJudiciary Committee that will cast the first votes on her confirmation. Ms. Lynch, who Mr. Obama tapped to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, has...
  • Republicans (RINOs) warm to (AG Nominee) Loretta Lynch

    12/23/2014 11:40:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | December 23, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general is winning over Republicans. Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has met privately with several Republican senators in recent weeks, earning some of their early support ahead of what is expected to be a contentious set of nomination hearings early next year.
  • US won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands

    12/11/2014 11:56:00 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 11, 2014 | Timothy Phelps
    WASHINGTON — Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will be implemented on a case-by-case basis and tribes must still follow federal guidelines, said Timothy Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota and the chairman of the Attorney General's Subcommittee on Native American Issues. It remains to be seen how many reservations will...
  • 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....
  • Get Back Loretta: Holder’s Successor Promises More of the Same

    11/13/2014 10:56:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The nomination of Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General is a deft political decision by President Obama. Lynch’s nomination satisfies the racial interest groups yet doesn’t carry the toxic record that other possible nominees carried. Al Sharpton promised he would play a role in selecting Holder’s successor, and it appears he did. Lynch promises to be Eric Holder’s sequel, particularly when it comes to federal enforcement of civil rights laws. What she provides the White House is a clean slate. She provides the false promise of luring some Republicans into thinking the Justice Department may improve once...
  • Questions for the Nominee

    11/13/2014 4:41:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Within hours of realizing that his party lost control of the U.S. Senate last week, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch, the chief federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., and an outstanding and apolitical professional, to be the next attorney general. The current attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned last month. Lynch is sure to be confirmed by either the present Democratic-controlled Senate this fall or by the newly constituted Republican-controlled Senate early next year -- and she should be. But the process of confirming her should capture the interest of all Americans concerned about the loss of personal freedoms in our present-day...
  • Loretta Lynch confirmation will have to wait for GOP-controlled Senate?

    11/11/2014 6:08:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Either this is the result of being too cute in timing the appointment, or a measure of Loretta Lynch’s first impression on the GOP caucus. Both Democratic and Republican aides tell The Hill that the Senate will not have the time to confirm Eric Holder’s replacement as Attorney General in the lame-duck session that will be the last gasp of Harry Reid’s eight-year control of the upper chamber: A packed schedule after the election is almost certain to push the vetting process for Loretta Lynch into January, when Republicans are set to take power in the upper chamber.“It seems...
  • Questions For Loretta Lynch

    11/10/2014 4:10:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Cabinet: After Eric Holder, who put politics over the rule of law, the president's next attorney general deserves extra scrutiny. Hustling the nominee through the lame-duck session would be a bad first step after the election. Voters sent a resounding message to the White House that it doesn't like the direction it's taking the nation. Specifically, they said in exit polls they don't like the souring of race relations that's occurred under Holder's polarizing tenure. Obama's nod, U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch, should be thoroughly vetted by the new Senate that voters elected to power. Confirmation hearings should wait until the...
  • LORETTA LYNCH: A QUALIFIED--BUT POLITICAL--CHOICE (Will the GOP have the guts block this nominee?)

    11/10/2014 11:15:21 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 9, 2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, would likely sail through confirmation hearings under normal circumstances--i.e. even when Democrats had not gutted the filibuster rule in a cynical act of partisanship, and when the administration had not turned the nation's top law enforcement office into such a politicized and race-obsessed office. She certainly has the right qualifications. Lynch has served twice as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and has a long résumé of high-profile prosecutions. Her most recent headline case has been that of U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), who...
  • Here we go again: AG nominee Loretta Lynch wants to free blacks from the 'Prison of Racism'

    11/09/2014 6:02:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    If confirmed, it looks as if Barack Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, will be carrying out Eric Holder's politics of racial vengeance. Based on her family history, social justice statements and close ties to black activists, Lynch will deploy law enforcement resources based on race and political ideology, not on the rule of law. As a young girl Lynch heard stories that her grandfather, a pastor, hid people in trouble and helped them flee to the north to escape punishments under the Jim Crow laws of the time. I realized the power the law had over your life...
  • Lynch to continue Holder's 'fierce commitment' to civil rights, Obama says

    11/08/2014 3:09:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Video at link. President Obama on Saturday touted his pick for head of the Justice Department as a strong civil rights defender who shares the same “fierce commitment to equal justice” as departing Attorney General Eric Holder. Obama said Loretta Lynch, a federal prosecutor with two decades of experience, would carry Holder’s strong legacy of civil rights given her own background. "She has spent years in the trenches as a prosecutor aggressively fighting terrorism, financial fraud, cybercrime – all while vigorously defending civil rights," Obama said in a rare weekend announcement at the White House. If confirmed by the Senate,...
  • Bad Hair Day for AG

    11/08/2014 12:08:48 PM PST · by econjack · 51 replies
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  • Obama AG Nominee Lynch: Voter ID Laws were Passed by Racist Southerners, Must be Stopped

    11/08/2014 9:56:12 AM PST · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/8/14 | Aurelius
    In a speech given at Long Beach earlier this year, President Obama's new nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, specifically called out voter ID laws as racist. The remarks came at the end of a long speech, explaining the examples that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela set for people. Ms. Lynch then began talking about the inequities that she sees in the United States... She continued, "50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after the civil rights movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so...
  • Obama Picks U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn to Replace Holder

    11/07/2014 6:26:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 7, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The White House announced this evening that President Obama will formally announce on Saturday his pick to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. “Tomorrow, the President will announce his intent to nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to be the Attorney General of the United States,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. “The President will make the announcement in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, and will be joined by Attorney General Holder and Ms. Lynch.” “Ms. Lynch is a strong, independent prosecutor who has twice led one of the most important U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the...
  • Scandal-Ridden Alejandro Mayorkas Now Contender to Replace Holder: Same Old Same old

    11/06/2014 9:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ian Smith
    This week the New York Post [1] reported that Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has emerged as a leading contender for the top spot at DOJ. The race to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has included the controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and like Perez, MayorkasÂ’ tenure in the federal government is filled with a considerable amount of ethics-defying shadiness.Prior to taking his current position as the number two man at DHS, Mayorkas was head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is mandated to administer the biggest immigration system in the world...
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane injured in car accident, AG's office says

    10/31/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    morning call ^ | 10-31-14 | Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is recuperating from a mild concussion after an early- morning car accident last week, her office said Friday. The accident occurred in a town outside Scranton, while Kane was being driven by her security detail to "morning appointments," said spokeswoman Renee Martin. "She's on the mend," said Martin. Martin said the agent who was driving dropped his iPad on the floor of Kane's state-issued Chevy Tahoe, reached down to grab it and accidentally hit a parked car on a residential street in the town of Dunmore. Kane was not wearing a seatbelt, said...
  • 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...
  • EDITORIAL: Running against Obama’s postponed November surprises

    10/28/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Editorial
    President’s postelection agenda is both secret and obviousBefore Americans vote next week they deserve to know what President Obama has in store for them. The administration’s near-term plans on health care, the environment, immigration, nominees for high office and other issues are shrouded in mystery. It doesn’t take much of a crystal ball to guess what lies just ahead, but the people should hear it from the source. Mr. Obama isn’t talking. He says his policies are on the ballot, and he knows that the less the voters know, the better for Democratic candidates. The White House wants no repeat...
  • Obama’s post-election plans for a secret radical agenda

    10/26/2014 2:59:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-25-14 | Paul Sperry
    He’s the Staller in Chief — President Obama has punted almost every hot-button issue past the key midterm elections on Nov. 4. Obama has postponed decisions on a raft of contentious issues related to ObamaCare, Gitmo, immigration and his Cabinet. This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate. But it’s more than that. Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention. This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes....
  • 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...
  • Kathryn Ruemmler asks not to be considered to succeed Holder, White House confirms

    10/24/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told President Obama this week he should take her name out of consideration for the post of attorney general, White House officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm the president asked Kathy to consider this, and she was among those the president had been looking at,” said a White House official who asked for anonymity in a written statement, referring to the search to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder. “Kathy took this step this week on her own volition—as she always has done, putting the president and the administration first.” The Associated Press first...
  • What does Obama's punt on Holder replacement mean?

    10/17/2014 4:15:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2014 | Makan Delrahim, contributor
    On Tuesday, exactly three weeks before the midterm elections, the White House confirmed that President Obama would not be nominating a new attorney general until after the elections. Media reports indicate that the decision to delay was requested by Senate Democrats and was done to avoid the nomination being "caught up in election year politics." Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican (and if the Republicans take back the majority, the next chairman) of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in equating the move to the president's delay of the threatened executive action on immigration, said that "[f]irst it was immigration, and...