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  • 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 EqualityWill 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 equalitythat 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 Senates vote on President Obamas 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...
  • Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as next U.S. Attorney General

    04/23/2015 11:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 308 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/23/2015 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    Loretta Lynch, after being kept waiting in the wings by the Senate for five and a half months, was confirmed Thursday as the first African American woman to serve as Attorney General. Lynch was approved 56-43, one of the narrowest margins in history for an attorney general nominee. The vote ended an unusually partisan episode in modern Senate confirmation history, in which a largely uncontroversial nominee to one of the top cabinet posts was kept out of office for a lengthy period over issues extraneous to her job.
  • AG Nominee Defending Partial-Birth Abortion: 'The Phrase "Living Fetus"' is 'Hopelessly Vague'

    04/21/2015 11:43:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch joined a group of former U.S. attorneys in signing an amicus brief presented to the Supreme Court in 2006 in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart that argued that the federal ban on partial-birth abortion was unconstitutional because its language was too vague. In their brief, for example, Lynch and the other former U.S. attorneys argued that the term living fetus was too vague to be understood by those responsible for following and enforcing the law. Congress enacted the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003 with broad bipartisan support. Senators Joe Biden of Delaware, Harry...
  • Harry Reid Will Force Vote on Loretta Lynch if GOP Delays Any Longer

    04/16/2015 3:38:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4-16-15 | Andrew Desiderio
    Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) says he will force a vote on Loretta Lynchs attorney general nomination if it is delayed any longer by Senate Republicans, Mediaite has learned. Reid, the outgoing Senate minority leader, will call for the vote in an interview with MSNBCs Rachel Maddow set to air on Thursday night. Weve put up with this far too long and were going to need to have a vote on her very soon thats created by Mitch McConnell or Ill create one, Reid will say. I can still do that. I know parliamentary procedure around here and were going to...
  • APNewsBreak: AG says Bible cant be official Tennessee book

    04/13/2015 11:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 8:33 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions. (Attorney General Herbert) Slatery in the opinion cites the provision in the Tennessee Constitution that states that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religion establishment or mode of worship.
  • Kathleen Kane's chief of staff resigns after 4 months on the job (PA's crooked AG)

    04/06/2015 11:04:40 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 4 April 2015 | Brad Bumstead
    HARRISBURG Attorney General Kathleen Kane's chief of staff resigned on Friday, four months into the job. Blake Rutherford, who took the position in December, follows others who left key positions under the embattled state prosecutor. Four aides quit last year as a grand jury investigated Kane for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information. She has replaced five spokespeople since 2013, including one who quit in February. Rutherford surprised staffers by emailing a notice that he had resigned. Today is my last day at OAG. While I will miss working alongside each of you, I am excited about what this...
  • 51 votes: Republican Mark Kirk signals hell vote for Loretta Lynch as AG, ensuring confirmation

    04/02/2015 3:50:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Did anyone think one of the Senate’s most reliable RINOs, who’s up for reelection next year not just in a very blue state but in Barack Obama’s home state, and who supported the Schumer/Rubio Gang of Eight amnesty bill, was going to go to the mat to block Obama’s pick for AG to protest executive amnesty?Conservative Republicans won’t stick up for religious liberty even in red states for fear of being called bigots. The odds of a moderate Republican opposing the first black woman Attorney General of the United States in a Democratic stronghold were precisely zero. “I am...
  • 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 prosecutors 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 Emilys List held in Washington, D.C. The Hill reported...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Cops Reply To Eric Holders #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 Holders 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 couldnt help himself. With his time as the nations 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 Justices Civil Rights Division opened an investigation to determine whether Zimmerman had violated Martins 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 shell be asked to referee on between President Obama and Congress, Loretta Lynch, the woman nominated to be the next attorney general, said she doesnt yet have a sense for how shell 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 wasnt familiar with the fight over documents from the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, couldnt talk accurately about major parts of...
  • Florist refuses attorney generals 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, theres always a third option: She can go out of business. Ms. Stutzman, the 70-year-old owner of Arlenes Flowers in Richland, Washington, is opting for none of the above. Your offer reveals that you dont really understand me or what this conflict is all about, Ms. Stutzman said in a letter to Mr. Ferguson. Its about freedom, not money. I certainly dont relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything...
  • Loretta Lynch Is Eric Holder 2.0And 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 Obamas 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 Senates constitutional duty to make sure that doesnt happen. Lynch supports Obamas 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 Obamas 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. Lynchs 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 nations 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 Obamas Lawlessness?IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department In an interview with Bill OReilly 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 Obamas IRS abuses actually have been much worse than Nixons. As...
  • Meet Loretta Lynch Obamas 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 dont 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 Obamas 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 Lynchs nomination to replace Holder.
  • Questions Senators Wont 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 Obamas nominee to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, Loretta Lynch (shown), will face questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Its 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 Obamas 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 Lynchs Secret Docket: Allegations her U.S. Attorneys 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 nations chief law-enforcement officer, is expected to wield the Justice Departments 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 Obamas pick to take DOJs reins from Eric Holder, may have gone beyond the accepted norms...
  • Eric Holders 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 Obamas 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 Departments more outrageous actions and policies. Vitters 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 Kanes 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...
  • Obamas 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 Obamas pick to be the next attorney general, failed Wednesday to convince Sen. David Vitter that she wouldnt be an accomplice to the presidents executive action that could granted deportation amnesty for up to 5 millions of illegal immigrants. I didnt get any straight answers during our meeting today, and Im 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 Obamas 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. Attorneys 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: Holders 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. Lynchs nomination satisfies the racial interest groups yet doesnt carry the toxic record that other possible nominees carried. Al Sharpton promised he would play a role in selecting Holders successor, and it appears he did. Lynch promises to be Eric Holders 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...