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  • Stop right there: Michigan attorney general sues to stop recount

    12/02/2016 11:51:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Enough nonsense Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette is surely going to catch heat for this - criticism that he’s strictly acting out of partisan concern because he’s a Republican. And yes, Schuette is a very partisan Republican and has been one for a long time. And oh yes, he would certainly like to be our next governor. But no matter who he is, his legal argument is awfully solid that there is no valid reason for a recount of the presidential race in Michigan. It would be extremely time-consuming and expensive - and yes, the state would bear a huge...
  • "Because you'd be in jail" (Heavy Graphics, to make a point)

    11/27/2016 4:21:50 PM PST · by Vendome · 42 replies
    Vanity | 11/27/2016 | Vendome
    "If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to look into your situation. Because there's never been so many lies, so much deception" "It's awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country " "Because you'd be in Jail!"
  • Jeff Sessions Versus the Klan

    11/25/2016 3:35:13 AM PST · by randita · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/16 | David French
    Jeff Sessions Versus the Klan By David French — November 24, 2016 On Twitter, some folks have taken issue the statement in my piece about Jeff Sessions that “as a U.S. attorney for Alabama, he sought and obtained the death penalty for a KKK murderer.” The story is complicated, and some have read my piece as implying that Sessions actually prosecuted the death penalty case against Klansman Henry Francis Hays in trial court. He was not the trial attorney on the case. Instead, Sessions helped facilitate the state prosecution specifically so the killer could receive the death penalty and later,...
  • Why I told the Senate that Jeff Sessions thought civil rights groups were ‘un-American’

    11/23/2016 10:17:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/2016 | By J. Gerald Hebert
    J. Gerald Hebert is director of the voting rights and redistricting program at the Campaign Legal Center. From 1973 to 1994, he served in the Justice Department as acting chief, deputy chief and special litigation counsel in the voting section of the civil rights division. ___________________________________________________________ I was a young lawyer in the civil rights division at the Justice Department in 1981 when I first encountered Jeff Sessions. At the time, Sessions was the new U.S. attorney for Alabama. I met him while I was handling a major voting rights case in Mobile, and I relayed a rumor I’d heard:...
  • Jeff Sessions, a Fitting Selection for Attorney General

    11/22/2016 8:05:03 AM PST · by bigbob · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-18-16 | NR Editors
    Jeff Sessions, a Fitting Selection for Attorney General (Photo: Gage Skidmore) SHARE ARTICLE ON FACEBOOKSHARE TWEET ARTICLETWEET PLUS ONE ARTICLE ON GOOGLE PLUS+1 PRINT ARTICLE ADJUST FONT SIZEAA by THE EDITORS November 18, 2016 7:30 PM Unlock Free Digital Access Donald Trump has appointed Alabama senator Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general. It’s a sensible pick that promises to restore some integrity to a Justice Department tarnished by eight years of Obama-administration lawlessness. Sessions, who is currently serving his fourth term as Alabama’s junior senator, is best known for his hawkish immigration stance; he has been an implacable...
  • Sessions pick as AG could spark exodus from civil rights division

    11/20/2016 6:12:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2016 | Josh Gerstein
    Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general is being met with alarm at the Justice Department’s civil rights division and could trigger an exodus there, former officials said Friday. Longtime lawyers in the unit that enforces voting rights laws, conducts investigations into alleged police abuses and prosecutes hate crimes were already on edge about what Trump’s victory would mean for their mission, but the selection of Sessions pushed those fears to another level, former officials said.
  • Seriously Trump?!?! The Pictures of Jeff Sessions They Don’t Want You To See.

    11/20/2016 8:11:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    resurgent ^ | 11-2016 | Erickson
    Jeff Sessions is going to be the next Attorney General of the United States. The Senate Democrats, having scrapped the filibuster on nominations, have no way to stop him. Will these pictures stop him? They show Jeff Sessions marching in the streets with… wait for it … no seriously, wait for it… civil rights icon John Lewis. Whaaaaa??? That’s right. The media wants you to think Jeff Sessions is some sort of Alabamian unrepentant racist, but in fact Jeff Sessions has a long history of fighting segregation in Alabama, seeking the death penalty for KKK members, and marching with civil...
  • Jeff Sessions may prosecute ‘sanctuary cities’ if confirmed as attorney general

    11/20/2016 4:48:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is on record saying so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants should be prosecuted. He himself may get that chance next year. Mr. Sessions is president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next attorney general, and if he’s confirmed — a very large if, at this point — he will mark a 180-degree turn from the Obama administration on a host of issues, but nowhere more so than on immigration, where he’s been the Senate’s leading crackdown proponent. From his first day in office, Mr. Sessions will have the power to strip some federal funding from sanctuary...
  • House Judiciary Dems come out against Sessions

    11/19/2016 5:05:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    The Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee came out against Sen.Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as President-elect Donald Trump’s designee for attorney general on Saturday in a symbolic gesture. The House members, who do not have a say in whether Sessions will be confirmed, issued a joint statement on Saturday, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the committee’s ranking Democrat. “We acknowledge that elections have consequences, and that we may have policy disagreements with whomever the Trump Administration selects to lead the Department of Justice,” they said in the statement. “Our concerns about this appointment are not mere policy disputes.” “Senator...
  • Civil Rights Advocates Praise Jeff Sessions for Protecting Black American Workers

    11/19/2016 3:12:57 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-19-2016 | Julia Hahn
    Julia HahnNovember 19, 2016 U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow issued high praise for Donald Trump’s “inspired” decision to tap Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General. “Senator Sessions is a good man and a great man. He has done more to protect the jobs and enhance the wages of black workers than anyone in either house of Congress over the last 10 years,” Kirsanow told Breitbart. Indeed, arguably no U.S. lawmaker has worked more tirelessly than Jeff Sessions to uphold the legacy of Civil Rights leader and late-Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Jordan–who, in arguing for immigration reductions, famously declared...
  • Alabama Democratic Party Statement on Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    11/19/2016 12:28:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    Democratic Party of Alabama ^ | 11/18/2016 | Nancy Worley
    Donald Trump’s choice of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III for U.S. Attorney General is deeply disturbing. Our nation does not need an Attorney General with a history of hostility toward civil rights law, as well as disdain for voting rights activists overseeing civil rights and voting rights enforcement. Sessions was considered too racist to be a federal judge in the 1980’s. At that time, he was the second nominee in fifty years to be rejected by a U.S. Senate committee. At a critical time in our history when voting rights are in jeopardy and voter suppression has become a principal electoral...
  • Here's why Jeff Sessions is the perfect pick for attorney general

    11/19/2016 11:48:33 AM PST · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | 11-18-16 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as the 84th Attorney General of the United States—and he couldn’t have made a better choice. Throughout his career, Sessions has demonstrated unshakable commitment and fidelity to the Constitution, the rule of law, and protecting the freedom and liberty that is our birthright as Americans. He has almost the perfect professional background to be the attorney general. As the former U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Alabama under President Ronald Reagan, he gained practical experience in the most important prosecutorial work that the Justice Department is supposed to do...
  • Sessions Looks to Face Tougher Grilling for Attorney General Job Than Trump's CIA Pick

    11/18/2016 6:54:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 18, 2016 | Bridgett Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's nominations to lead the Justice Department and Central Intelligence Agency received mixed reactions today, with the harshest criticism from Democrats reserved for the position that will not come before the Senate for conformation -- national security advisor. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was the first senator to endorse Trump, and in the 1980s and early '90s was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. After the news broke of Trump's pick for the nation's top cop, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said Sessions "will make a great attorney general." "The attorney general has the responsibility to...
  • Jeff Sessions, as Attorney General, Could Overhaul Department He’s Skewered

    11/18/2016 3:04:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 11/18/2016 | Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON — Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, as the courtly senator from Alabama used to be known, was a stalwart Justice Department prosecutor for almost 15 years, a job he called the adventure of a lifetime.Today, Mr. Sessions has a growing list of gripes about how the Obama administration has run his old department, from its “breathtaking” stance on immigration to its “shameful” refusal to defend a federal ban on gay marriage.“I’m not happy about what’s happened to my Department of Justice,” Mr. Sessions said last year, jabbing his reading glasses in the air at the Senate confirmation hearing for Attorney...
  • Donald Trump Selects Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

    11/18/2016 7:11:50 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 18, 2016 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama who became a close adviser after endorsing him early in his campaign, to be the attorney general of the United States, according to officials close to the transition. Mr. Sessions was also under consideration for secretary of defense, creating debate within the Trump transition team over which job he should fill. Mr. Sessions, a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, serves on the Judiciary Committee and has opposed immigration reform as well as bipartisan proposals to cut mandatory minimum prison sentences...
  • What next for Hillary investigation?

    11/18/2016 6:52:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    WND ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    What next for Hillary investigation? Jerome R. Corsi On 11/16/2016 NEW YORK – Since FBI Director James Comey closed the reopened criminal investigation in Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information two days before the election, the question remains whether or not an investigation would be resumed under the incoming Trump administration. WND has now confirmed with the New York Police Department that in the days leading up to the presidential election on Nov. 8, the FBI terminated the NYPD investigation of Clinton’s emails on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop, demanding that the laptop and all 650,000 State Department emails be...
  • Breaking: Trump Offers Attorney General Job To Senator Jeff Sessions!

    11/18/2016 4:23:01 AM PST · by CWW · 158 replies
    WSFA ^ | 11-18-2016 | CWW
    Montgomery Alabama television station WSFA is reporting that President – elect Trump has offered the position of United States Attorney General to Senator Jeff Sessions. This would be an awesome pick. Senator Sessions previously has saved as a U.S. Attorney, as Attorney General for the StTe of Alabama, and as a Senator for Alabama for multiple terms.
  • Donald Trump Selects Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

    11/18/2016 5:45:08 AM PST · by Rockitz · 246 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President-elect Donald Trump will tap Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his Attorney General, according to Bloomberg News and the New York Times. Sessions, the first U.S. Senator to endorse Trump, was rumored for a number of positions in Trump’s cabinet, including Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense but it appears that the former Attorney General of Alabama has been selected for the highest law and order position in the administration. Sen. Ted Cruz was also rumored for the position after he was spotted at Trump Tower, meeting with the president elect. The official announcement from Trump’s transition team...
  • Bloomberg Reporter: Ted Cruz Under Consideration for Attorney General

    11/15/2016 7:48:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 225 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/15/2016 | By Greg Richter
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is under consideration for attorney general in Donald Trump's administration, a Bloomberg News reporter tweeted Tuesday night.  SCOOP: Trump is discussing TED CRUZ for AG — Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 16, 2016 Cruz was seen earlier in the day visiting Trump Tower in Manhattan, where Trump's transition team is talking about Cabinet level positions.Trump himself tweeted about 30 minutes after Jacobs announced her "scoop," saying he alone knows who will get job offers.  Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who...
  • Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction

    08/16/2016 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Pennsylvania's first elected female attorney general announced her resignation Tuesday, a day after being convicted of abusing the powers of the state's top law enforcement office to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up. Democrat Kathleen Kane's exit completes a spectacular fall for the former county prosecutor who soared to victory four years ago as an outsider promising to break up an "old-boys' network" in state government. She squandered her early popularity, feuded with rivals and aides and ultimately was undone by what prosecutors portrayed as a personal vendetta against her critics and perceived enemies.
  • Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Is Convicted on All Counts

    08/16/2016 4:39:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    NY Times | 08/15/16 | JESS BIDGOOD
    She was a rising Democratic star. She was the first in her party to be elected state attorney general. She was one of the most powerful women in Pennsylvania. But on Monday night, Kathleen G. Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, became a convicted criminal. A jury found Ms. Kane, 50, guilty of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy, convicting her of leaking grand jury information, and then lying about it, in an effort to discredit a political rival. Ms. Kane was caught up in a web of scandal and counterscandal, threaded with lewd emails, political rivalries and alleged...
  • Pennsylvania's attorney general found guilty in perjury case

    08/15/2016 8:39:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 15, 2016 | Staff
    Pennsylvania's attorney general showed little emotion Monday night as she was convicted of leaking grand jury secrets and lying about it under oath. In calling her a flight risk, the judge ordered Kathleen Kane, 50, to surrender her passport and threatened to jail her if she retaliated against the once-trusted aides who testified against her.SnipKane, a first-term Democrat who had never held elected office, enjoyed a brief honeymoon period in 2013 before her agency descended into chaos as she feuded with officials inside and outside of the department.
  • The Hillary Treatment for Climate Fraudsters?

    07/16/2016 4:59:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    This past March, 17 attorneys general launched a coordinated effort to investigate, pursue and prosecute companies, think tanks and other organizations that say there is little credible evidence that human “greenhouse gas” emissions are causing “dangerous” or “catastrophic” manmade climate change.The AGs said their targets’ actions constitute “fraud” – which they described as using “polished public relations campaigns” to “muddle the truth,” “discredit prevailing climate science,” and “mislead” people about threats from higher temperatures, rising seas, floods and more severe weather. Their real goal is to intimidate and silence targeted groups, and bankrupt them with legal fees, court costs and...
  • FOIA Request For Content Of Meeting Between AG Lynch And Bill Clinton

    07/08/2016 10:55:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    w j ^ | July 5, 2016 | Charles Campbell
    No photos, no pictures, no cell phones.” According to ABC News’s Christopher Sign, those were the FBI’s instructions to reporters at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport during the private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Now the Cause of Action Institute, a conservative government accountability group, is insisting to know exactly what was said during the meeting. The group argues that the content of the conversation is still important to the public, regardless of the FBI’s decision Tuesday not to recommend charges against former Secretary Hillary Clinton. ... A private meeting between President Bill Clinton and...
  • Justice Dept. closes Clinton email probe with no charges

    07/06/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 72 replies
    WPIX ^ | July 6, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution.
  • Why Did Bill Clinton And Loretta Lynch Meet On Her Airplane In Phoenix This Week? [VIDEO]

    06/29/2016 10:05:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 182 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton for a half-hour on her government airplane at the Phoenix airport on Tuesday, an Arizona news station is reporting.The unannounced meeting, which comes as Lynch’s Justice Department is investigating the handling of classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, came to light only when Phoenix’s ABC15 TV station asked Lynch about it during a press conference.The Obama appointee told the TV station that she and Clinton did not discuss the investigation or any other government business. Instead, she says they talked about Clinton’s grandchildren and golf.“I did see President...
  • Video: Loretta Lynch reveals that the Orlando shooter didn’t mention gays to the FBI

    06/19/2016 4:50:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    As part of the Sunday morning roundup, Attorney General Loretta Lynch made the rounds of the cable news shows to preview a report that the Justice Department will be releasing tomorrow regarding the Orlando terror attack. As with most of the coverage of the story we’ve seen over the past week, there was a rush to find out if the attacker was some sort of racist or homophobe and if that’s what led to all the carnage we saw. One of Lynch’s first stops was with Dana Bash, who was filling in for Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the...
  • AG Lynch: We Need ‘To Stop Individuals from Obtaining Guns Who Should Not Have Them

    06/19/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s meet the Press,” in commenting on the gun control push in the wake of the Orlando, FL mass shooting terror attack last weekend, Attorney General Loretta Lynch argued to have the “tools” to stop those from obtaining guns “who should not have them.”
  • Mystery as husband of crusading anti-child sex trafficking Assistant AG is shot dead

    06/03/2016 1:05:09 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    daily mail ^ | June 1 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    The husband of an assistant attorney general who has crusaded against child sex trafficking in Georgia has been shot dead. Shahriar Zolfaghari, 36, had been shot twice in the chest when he was found slumped in the front seat of his car in Atlanta early on Wednesday morning. The Lyft driver - who is married to Georgia assistant attorney general Camila Wright - died in hospital, and police in charge of the homicide investigation say his death is a 'mystery'. Mrs Wright was made Georgia's prosecutor for human trafficking in 2014 and was believed to be the first person to...
  • Senate panel: VA watchdog may have covered up veteran abuse

    06/01/2016 8:11:39 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/31/2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Government watchdogs at the Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly closed a years-long investigation into failures at a Wisconsin VA hospital and attempted to prevent a report about the probe from going public, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has concluded. The alleged cover-up was detailed in a report released Tuesday by the committee, which has looked into allegations of veteran mistreatment at the Tomah, Wis., VA hospital for the past 16 months. Committee investigators detailed a pattern of stonewalling and evasion from the VA's inspector general, which declined to provide documents and answer questions about aspects of the Tomah probe despite...
  • On HB2, our Attorney General seems more interested in making the law than enforcing it

    05/25/2016 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Was there some change in the definition of the role of the Department of Justice which I missed recently? The last time I checked, that agency was part of the executive branch and was entirely separate from the nation’s legislative activities except in terms of enforcement. If that’s still the case, somebody might want to mention it to our Attorney General at the next staff meeting. She showed up in North Carolina this week, ostensibly for the purpose of checking in on police protocols (perfectly reasonable) but decided to wax poetic on the state’s lawmakers. (Fox 8) U.S. Attorney General...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • Turning Up the Heat on “Climate-Change Deniers”

    05/10/2016 6:52:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ed Feulner
    In the 1950s, it was: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” Today, it’s: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a climate-change denier?” I’m not referring simply to the fact that it’s politically incorrect to question assertions of man-made global warming. That’s bad enough, but no -- I mean that if some powerful individuals get their way, it could soon be a federal crime to do so. “The bottom line is simple,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said at a recent press conference. “Climate change is real.” He was joined...
  • Liberal Activists Worked With AGs to Target Conservatives

    05/05/2016 9:51:33 AM PDT · by milton23 · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2016 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative. Read his research. In Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” a future society criminalizes the possession of books and burns them in order to suppress any dissenting ideas, opinions, and views. Today, we have state attorneys general trying to implement their own version of “Fahrenheit...
  • So I Guess It’s Open Season On Democrat Allies, Right?

    04/11/2016 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I was super excited to find out about a bunch of liberal state attorneys general aping the Obama administration’s use of government power to persecute their political enemies. This thrilling development is awesome because it gives us conservatives the opportunity to do the same to liberals. Yeah, if the new rule is that the majority in power uses its authority to persecute its opponents, then shouldn’t we conservatives do it too? Except only harder and more ruthlessly. Right now, you have attorneys general in places like New York and the Virgin Islands going after the heretics who dare dispute the...
  • Florida Attorney General Bondi endorses Trump

    03/14/2016 12:26:07 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    TAMPA, Florida — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi endorsed Donald Trump for president Monday, calling him a longtime friend and giving him a late-campaign boost as he seeks to try to win the state in Tuesday’s primary. Ms. Bondi, considered a rising star in GOP politics, said Mr. Trump has tapped the same outsider spirit that she herself ran in 2010. “You are speaking loud and clear, and Americans are speaking loud and clear,” Ms. Bondi told supporters at a rally in Tampa. She also had another reason for backing Mr. Trump: “I always listen to my mom, and my...
  • Lynch: Sure, we’ve “discussed” taking legal action against climate deniers

    03/10/2016 11:57:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This election will include yet another public referendum on the topics of climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases and all the rest. With that in mind, we should probably prepare for a healthy, spirited debate of the subject. But if you happen to be somewhat skeptical of the science being offered by the anthropogenic global warming crowd, you may want to watch what you say. The Justice Department is listening and they may be considering legal action against all of you heretics. Jon Street reports from the scene of yesterday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During Lynch’s testimony at...
  • Donald Trump: Chris Christie 'Would Make a Great Attorney General'

    03/02/2016 6:32:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1 Mar 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who endorsed him last week, would make a great attorney general. [...] "I watched him make Sen. Marco Rubio literally, I thought he was going to faint. I was getting ready to catch him," Trump said about the heated debate exchange between Christie and Rubio in New Hampshire where Christie called out Rubio's memorized talking points. "He had a total breakdown on the stage. And I watched Chris do that," Trump recalled. ...
  • 4 reasons Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump

    02/26/2016 7:28:44 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26,2016 | Chris Cillizza
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump's presidential candidacy on Friday in Texas, a stunning development sure to add to the growing sense of inevitability around Trump's bid for the Republican nomination. The only question anyone was asking in the wake of the endorsement was "why"? Or, more accurately, "WHY??!?" After all, Christie had savaged Trump as unelectable just a few weeks ago. So, why the abrupt about-face?
  • Remarks of President Barack Obama; Weekly Address, The White House, January 1, 2016

    01/02/2016 2:13:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    White House ^ | 2016-01-01 | Barack Hussein Obama
    Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House January 1, 2016 Happy New Year, everybody. I am fired up for the year that stretches out before us. That's because of what we've accomplished together over the past seven. Seven years ago, our businesses were losing 800,000 jobs a month. They've now created jobs for 69 straight months, driving the unemployment rate from a high of 10% down to 5%. Seven years ago, too many Americans went without health insurance. We've now covered more than 17 million people, dropping the rate of the uninsured below 10% for the very...
  • Lynch recalibrates message on hateful speech

    12/07/2015 10:37:13 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Dec 15 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims. "Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words," she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Some conservatives criticized Lynch for her comments to a Muslim civil rights group, where she lamented "the ability of people to issue hateful speech of all types from the anonymity of a screen." Speaking to a Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, Va., Lynch affirmed that "this is...
  • Maryland Deputy Attorney General: “we should ban guns altogether, period”

    12/04/2015 9:30:03 PM PST · by RC one · 64 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | Friday, December 4, 2015
    As if enduring eight years of the rabidly anti-gun Martin O’Malley in the Governor’s Mansion weren’t enough, Maryland gun owners are now contending with at least one avowed gun prohibitionist in the state Attorney General’s Office. Undercover video of Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiruvendran Vignarajah, shot by Project Veritas while he was attending a national conference of state attorneys general in New York City, reveals the supposed-public servant’s deep disdain for your rights.Speaking with an undercover journalist, when asked about what type of gun control regime he would impose, Vignarajah replied, “[m]y complete answer, off the record, is that we...
  • Loretta Lynch: We will prosecute hateful rhetoric about Muslims that "edges towards violence"

    12/04/2015 7:13:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed. To be honest, I’m not sure my headline captures what she’s saying. Watch the clip and ask yourself if she’s talking about hateful acts or hateful speech. Not so clear, is it? She mentions speech and rhetoric and the First Amendment but she keeps coming back to prosecuting actions. If all she’s saying is that she’ll charge anyone who acts violently towards Muslims, that’s not newsworthy. That’s her doing her job. If what she’s saying is that she’ll charge anyone who speaks violently about Muslims, that’s something else. She could have spoken perfectly clearly on this subject if...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Loretta Lynch's Black Panther moment

    08/03/2015 9:09:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2015 | James Longstreet
    Have we come to expect this now of our United States attorneys general? The image is still emblazoned on my mind: those Black Panthers with billy clubs and paramilitary outfits confronting voters at a voting station. Video, proof, and no action from then-attorney general Eric Holder. Now we have Loretta Lynch, a family friend of Eric Holder and his wife, and also a person who received her big career break from Bill Clinton. Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress, who sued states that attempted to enforce purposely unenforced federal law, never provided all Fast and Furious documents...
  • State Employees Can Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples, Says Texas Attorney General

    06/30/2015 6:34:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Texas' attorney general has released an official opinion declaring that state employees can refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples if they hold a moral or religious objection. Attorney General Ken Paxton released the statement Sunday following the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide. In his statement, Paxton denounced the 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, but noted that the decision "acknowledged there are religious liberty protections of which individuals may be able to avail themselves." "County clerks and their employees retain religious freedoms that may allow accommodation of their religious objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses....
  • Texas AG tells clerks they can flout Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

    06/29/2015 7:13:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 06/29/2015 | By Lauren McGaughy
    AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sunday told county clerks in the Lone Star State their religious beliefs could enable them to flout the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, while adding some may face litigation for refusing to issue licenses to gay couples. "It is important to note that any clerk who wishes to defend their religious objections and who chooses not to issue licenses may well face litigation and/or a fine," Paxton said in a statement accompanying an opinion released Sunday. "But, numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs, in...
  • AG Lynch: ‘Cascade’ of LGBT ‘Equality…Will Forever Reshape This Country’

    06/19/2015 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 19, 2015 | 7:37 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Keep up the great work,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told LGBT activists at a Lambda Legal reception in Washington on Thursday. “We are finally witnessing the cascade of equality…that will forever reshape this country,” she said in her prepared remarks. She told the activists that they have the “enthusiastic partnership” of both the Justice Department and the president: “President Obama and I are both passionate about this cause and deeply devoted to this mission, and this administration is committed to invigorating the values of equality and opportunity that you have long demanded for all Americans.” Lynch noted that many LGBT...
  • Could Loretta Lynch Be a Worse Attorney General than Eric Holder?

    05/01/2015 9:30:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 30, 2015 | Jack Dunphy
    Last Thursday, the day Loretta Lynch was ( lamentably) confirmed by the Senate as the new attorney general, the Los Angeles Times speculated on the relationships she might come to have with the various entities in American law enforcement, and whether she would inherit the “baggage” left by her predecessor, Eric Holder. The Times quoted James Cole, who until recently was a deputy attorney general under Holder. “She is in a good position,” he said, “because she has earned credibility with the law enforcement community to begin with.” This is the sort of thing one would expect to hear from...
  • Ted Cruz Obliterates AG Nominee Loretta Lynch And Republican Senate Majority [VIDEO]

    04/24/2015 6:24:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Early Thursday morning, ahead of the Senate’s vote on President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ranted about current Attorney General Eric Holder, the likelihood of having Lynch as his successor, and the Republican Senate majority. He argued that as bad as Eric Holder has been as the attorney general, Lynch would be just as bad, if not worse. Cruz, who is running for president, posed a tough question to the Senate: what difference would it make whether Republicans or Democrats dominate the Senate, if someone arguably promising to be just like Holder is...