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  • Judge strikes down part of Chicago gun law as unconstitutional

    06/20/2012 5:32:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jun 20, 2012 | NATASHA KORECKI
    A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday struck down a portion of the city’s firearm ordinance, calling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled in favor of a Chicago man who challenged a section of the city’s gun law after he was denied a permit because of a misdemeanor conviction. Der-Yeghiayan, in a 30-page ruling, called that part of the Chicago Firearm Ordinance “unconstitutionally void for vagueness,” and said it violated Shawn Gowder’s right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Gowder had filed a federal lawsuit challenging a portion of the ordinance...
  • Fast and Furious: Covering up the Death of a U.S. Agent

    06/20/2012 2:33:53 PM PDT · by hope · 2 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 6/20/12 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Todd Gaziano has outlined at the Foundry the legal doctrine of executive privilege that President Obama has asserted in the congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. The most important part of that doctrine to understand is that a President cannot assert executive privilege for the purpose of hiding wrongdoing by Administration officials. Fast and Furious began in September 2009 and was not shut down until January 2011. It was a reckless law enforcement operation that led to thousands of weapons ending up in the hands of dangerous criminals and major drug cartels. This “felony stupid” operation, as it has...
  • Obama knew about Gun Walking in March, 2009

    06/20/2012 2:40:54 PM PDT · by hope · 61 replies
    Now we know why Obama issued executive privilege this morning to keep Holder from having to release documents about Fast and Furious.
  • MSNBC Panel: Fast & Furious Scandal Bad for GOP, Good for Obama

    In an attempt to twist the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun running scandal into bad news for Republicans, on Wednesday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC supposed Republican pundit Michelle Bernard proclaimed: "...when you think about just the damage that has been done over the last year to the GOP's brand, this is just another – adds more fuel to the fire." Bernard was referring to the possibility of Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress for not providing documents about the failed policy to lawmakers. Instead of questioning the White House, Bernard continued to rant: "...this...
  • Fast and Furious worse than Watergate

    06/20/2012 3:05:38 PM PDT · by jyro · 15 replies
    No one died in Watergate.
  • The Purpose of Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 16, 2009. This from CNN's website: "Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has 'not backed off at all' on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. 'I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the...
  • The (Fast & Furious) Crimes are Worse Than the Cover-up (Normally, nobody gets killed in a cover-up)

    06/20/2012 3:11:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the phones before we resume on the sound bites. Crown Point, Indiana, is where we're gonna start with Frank. Great to have you here, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yes, hello. Thank you, sir. I'm calling about the Fast and Furious thing. RUSH: Yeah? CALLER: The president or his administration sent guns into Mexico and had to assume that they'd be used and kill Mexican citizens. But then the president's trying to get Latino votes, but he doesn't care if Mexican die? RUSH: Well, he didn't figure on Mexicans figuring out Fast and Furious. I know...
  • Gun ownership up, crime down FBI violent-crime rates show safer nation with more gun owners

    06/19/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT · by djone · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6.18.12 | EMILY MILLER
    "Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise. Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern."
  • Flashback: Obama Called for Gonzales to Resign (for not telling pres limits of power)

    06/20/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now here comes the cover-up. I want to take you back to March 19th, 2007. You might remember that Alberto Gonzales, a member of the Bush administration as attorney general who fired the eight US attorneys. The Democrats were after Albert Gonzales and other Hispanics that the Bush administration sought to elevate, because Hispanics do not get elevated in a Republican Party. It just doesn't happen. Democrats say they can't allow that to be seen. So Alberto Gonzales became attorney general. He was a good friend of Bush's, really had a lot of respect for him. Miguel...
  • Flashback: Obama Called for Gonzales to Resign

    06/20/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now here comes the cover-up. I want to take you back to March 19th, 2007. You might remember that Alberto Gonzales, a member of the Bush administration as attorney general who fired the eight US attorneys. The Democrats were after Albert Gonzales and other Hispanics that the Bush administration sought to elevate, because Hispanics do not get elevated in a Republican Party. It just doesn't happen. Democrats say they can't allow that to be seen. So Alberto Gonzales became attorney general. He was a good friend of Bush's, really had a lot of respect for him. Miguel...
  • Fast, furious, and in contempt

    06/20/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    jerrypournelle.com ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Jerry Pournelle
    A House Committee has voted that the Attorney General is in contempt of Congress. The vote was along party lines, which is a pity, because the contempt is obvious and definitely indicated. This should not be a Party Lines affair. The Congress is the Grand Inquest of the Nation, and constitutionally is empowered to see that the President does indeed take care to see that the laws are faithfully enforced. There is no compelling reason for withholding the documents demanded by Congress in this matter. To make it more interesting the President has bought into the ownership of Fast and...
  • NRA Applauds Passage of U.S. House Committee Resolution Recommending that the House Find Attorney...

    06/20/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    NRA Applauds Passage of U.S. House Committee Resolution Recommending that the House Find Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress Fairfax, Va. – The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed a resolution recommending that the House find Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress by a 23 to 17 vote. "The NRA fully supports this contempt resolution," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "The American people – including millions of NRA members and tens of millions of NRA supporters – deserve the truth, and we will support any effort that...
  • Holder: Issa wanted to 'provoke' conflict

    06/20/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In the aftermath of a Wednesday vote by a House committee accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of being in contempt of Congress, the attorney general accused the panel's top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of provoking a partisan showdown between the branches of government. "He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement. "This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to...
  • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege in Gun-Trafficking Rift

    06/20/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 20, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ
    The White House asserted executive privilege Wednesday over some gun-trafficking-probe documents sought by congressional Republicans, throwing into uncertainty a possible vote to sanction Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the contempt fight. The panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), said the committee was evaluating the White House's assertion. In a letter to Mr. Issa, Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the president had asserted the privilege to block the documents from being released, but he held out the possibility of negotiating an agreement over...
  • Obama 2005: 'The President is not the Attorney General’s client; the people are'

    06/20/2012 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/20/12 | Charlie Spierling
    In 2005, then-Senator Obama had some pretty strong ideas about what the Attorney General’s duties were. Speaking on the Senate floor during the nomination confirmation of President George W. Bush’s Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales, Obama explained why he opposed the nomination. “The Attorney General’s job is not just to enforce the President’s laws it is to tell the President what the law is. The job is not simply to facilitate the President’s power, it is to speak truth to that power as well,” Obama stated during the hearing.
  • Flashback: Obama Calls for Bush AG to Resign

    06/20/2012 10:11:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    And Alberto Gonzalez didn't even have a body count like Eric Holder has.
  • Obama In 2007: Executive Privilege Is "Subject To Abuse"

    06/20/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    "I think the issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama presidency what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don't find ourselves in a situation in which we would have aides being subpoenaed for what I think everything acknowledges is some troublesome information out there," then-Senator Barack Obama told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a 2007 interview.
  • Executive Privilege: A Primer

    06/20/2012 2:22:37 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 3 replies
    University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog ^ | March 26, 2007 | sunstein (Cass?)
    March 26, 2007 Executive Privilege: A Primer In view of the current conflict between Congress and the President, it might be useful to outline existing law on executive privilege, and thus to provide a kind of primer (a tentative, preliminary, and incomplete one to be sure). The following does not focus on or attempt to resolve the current controversy. Nor does it trace the practices of Congress and the executive branch over time. One of the largest lessons is that much of the law remains unsettled. The Supreme Court has not said a great deal; the court of appeals for...
  • Executive Privilege: A Primer {Does Obama's Use Meet Standard Set at Law School Where He Taught?}

    06/20/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT · by drpix · 9 replies
    University of Chicago Law ^ | March 26, 2007 | The Faculty Blog
    March 2007, University of Chicago Law School's Bush Era View of Existing Law. Excerpt: 8. ...The privilege is limited to “communications authored or solicited and received by members of an immediate White House adviser’s staff who have broad and significant responsibility for investigating and formulating the advice to be given to the President on the particular matter to which the communications relate.”... 9. Direct decision making by the President is required. If the President himself is not directly involved, there is no privilege. ...
  • Contempt: Committee votes 23-17, finds Attorney General Holder in contempt; Update: Holder responds,

    06/20/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Twitchy US Politics ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    Complete Title: Contempt: Commit Votes 23-17, Finds Attorney AG Holder in Contempt; Update: Holder Responds, Will Media? House Oversight Committee votes 23-17 to cite Atty Gen Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for withholding subpoenaed documents. 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Despite President Obama’s use of executive privilege this morning, the hearing before a vote on holding Attorney General Holder in contempt proceeded. And proceeded. Minutes ago, the vote took place. Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich 23-17 HOLDER HELD I CONTEMPT, now moves to the House #fastandfurious 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite GOP Oversight ✔ @GOPoversight 23-17: We just sent...
  • House Democrats Approve Contempt of Congress Citations Against Two Presidential Aides

    06/19/2012 4:24:26 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 15 replies
    law.com ^ | July 26 2007
    The House Judiciary Committee voted contempt of Congress citations Wednesday against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and President Bush's former legal counselor, Harriet Miers. The 22-17 party-line vote -- which would sanction the pair for failure to comply with subpoenas on the firings of several federal prosecutors -- advanced the citation to the full House. A senior Democratic official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the House itself likely would take up the citations after Congress' August recess. The official declined to speak on the record because no date had been set for the House vote. Committee...
  • Obama Tries to Protect Holder With Executive Privilege

    06/20/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-20-2012 | MOTUS
    ...Butt getting back to the violence in Rahm’s Chicagoland: can you believe it? 7 dead, 35 wounded - just last weekend! I know it has nothing to do with the fact that the Illinois, unlike almost every other state, makes it nearly impossible to own a gun…unless you’re a criminal. Is it any wonder that our Attorney General wants to demonstrate that all those guns coming in from Mexico (or is that the other way around? I get confused) via the Fast and Furious program are reason enough to eliminate that pesky Second Amendment right to bear arms. And Ricky...
  • Female Victim of Armed Robbery Arrested For Defending Herself With Gun

    06/20/2012 2:30:56 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2012 | Sun Staff
    No one was hit by gunfire, but police said they seized both guns and arrested the victim on weapons charges. ---snip--- "We understand that this was a terrifying, frightening situation, but when you fire a gun into the air, you become part of the problem," Guglielmi said of the female victim in Monday's Bolton Hill attack. "The best thing to is to be a good witness and call the police." The two men who tried to rob the couple escaped, and were described only as men in their 20s.
  • Border Patrol union calls on Holder to resign

    06/20/2012 9:19:45 AM PDT · by SCalGal · 12 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 18, 2012 | Tim Seller
    The union that represents Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona and around the country called today for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. The National Border Patrol Council cited Holder’s alleged dishonesty about Operation Fast and Furious in making the call. That ATF-led operation put guns from Arizona in the hands of Mexican organized-crime groups, and two of those guns were found at the scene west of Rio Rico where Agent Brian Terry was shot to death in December 2010. Remainder of Article at Link
  • He’s directly involved

    06/20/2012 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-20-12 | DrJohn
    Dick Morris appeared on Fox and Friends this morning and was eerily prescient. The crew was discussing Fast and Furious and the possible Eric Holder Contempt of Congress vote that looms. Someone asked Morris what he thought was going on and Morris said that it seemed that Obama was going to allow Holder to take the hits on his own over F&F. Otherwise Obama would drop a cloak of Executive Privilege over the documents, but that would in turn make it appear as though Barack Obama was directly involved in the mess. And now it appears he is directly involved....
  • Obama & Holder – Fast & Furious Contempt Proceedings – Blame Bush

    06/20/2012 1:32:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow
    President Obama and Eric Holder have decided to blame Bush for their Fast & Furious gun program that sent thousands of US guns to Mexican drug cartels, gangs and murderers who used them to kill Mexicans and Americans. A live stream of the contempt proceedings against Eric Holder can be seen in real time HERE. (http://issues.oversight.house.gov/fastandfurious/) Watch this 2009 video showing that Obama’s DOJ, run by Eric Holder, rolled out the new Fast & Furious gun program. Smoking Gun: Obama Ordered Operation Fast and Furious - Project Gunrunner - 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFrApLNmjtk The prelude to the Obama/Holder Fast & Furious gun...
  • House Panel Votes To Hold Holder in Contempt

    06/20/2012 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 43 replies
    wsj ^ | June 20, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON—A House committee voted to sanction Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress, escalating a standoff between Republicans and the Obama administration over documents about a botched gun-trafficking operation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in a party-line vote, approved the measure by the panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), after a nearly six-hour hearing that largely devolved into partisan bickering. House Republican leaders immediately said they would bring the contempt measure to the House floor next week. Just before the committee began its meeting Wednesday morning, the White House said President Barack Obama had asserted executive...
  • The Crime is Worse Than the Cover-Up

    06/20/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    EGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the phones before we resume on the sound bites. Crown Point, Indiana, is where we're gonna start with Frank. Great to have you here, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yes, hello. Thank you, sir. I'm calling about the Fast and Furious thing. RUSH: Yeah? CALLER: The president or his administration sent guns into Mexico and had to assume that they'd be used and kill Mexican citizens. But then the president's trying to get Latino votes, but he doesn't care if Mexican die? RUSH: Well, he didn't figure on Mexicans figuring out Fast and Furious. I know...
  • Vote PASSES, Eric Holder in CONTEMPT - Obama Executive Privilege, Evolving Truth - Fast & Furious

    06/20/2012 1:42:59 PM PDT · by President O must GO · 86 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 6-20-12 | David Bellow
    The House Oversight Committee has just passed a Resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not releasing Fast and Furious documents. The contempt charge now goes to the entire House for a vote on holding Holder in contempt before it is sent to prosecution. The committee even passed an amendment with many reasons why Obama's executive privilege is not valid The Committee hearing was very interesting. The Democrats, like Reps Towns and Rep Norton, tried to say that the Committee should give more time to Eric Holder because Holder is willing to work with the committee to release...
  • Obama campaign files FEC complaint to force American Crossroads to disclose its donors

    06/20/2012 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 am on June 20, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Translation: A President’s critics should be entirely transparent, but not a President or his campaign. The New York Times reported last night that the Obama campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission to force independent group American Crossroads to disclose all its donors (via Instapundit): The lawyer for President Obama demanded on Tuesday that Crossroads GPS disclose its donors, saying in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that the group is plainly a “political committee” subject to federal reporting requirements.In the complaint, obtained by The New York Times, Robert F. Bauer, the campaign’s chief counsel, writes...
  • NBC News to GOP Rep: 'You're Not Entitled To Those Documents'

    06/20/2012 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    NBC News' Thomas Roberts accuses Rep. John Mica (R-FL) of "sour grapes" and having "an axe to grind" for requesting Fast and Furious documents that, according to Roberts, Congress is "not entitled to." s
  • Vote PASSES, Eric Holder in CONTEMPT - Obama Executive Privilege & Evolving Truth - Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 28 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/20/2012 | David Bellow
    House Oversight Committee Has Just Passed a Resolution Holding Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt for not releasing fast and furious documents.   The Contempt Charge now goes to the entire House for a vote on holding Holder in Contempt before it is sent to prosecution.The committee even passed an amendment with many reasons why Obama's executive privilege is not valid The Committee hearing was very interesting. The Democrats, like Reps Towns and Rep Norton, tried to say that the Committee should give more time to Eric Holder because Holder is willing to work with the committee to release some documents....
  • Video: Obama not a big fan of executive privilege in 2007

    06/20/2012 11:32:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:21 am on June 20, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    With Barack Obama asserting executive privilege for the first time over Department of Justice documents related to Operation Fast & Furious, perhaps a historic look at his views on the legal maneuver are in order. When a few political appointees get fired — which is perfectly within the prerogative of a President — and the 2007 version of Barack Obama rejects its use entirely. When two American law-enforcement officers get killed, along with hundreds of Mexicans, by guns run across the border in an illegal operation at the Department of Justice? Not so much:
  • All Networks but Fox Boycotting Fast and Furious Hearings

    06/20/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/20/12 | Vanity
    As if we needed more proof that the Rancid Media is boycotting the House Hearing on Fast and Furious, Fox is the only network covering it. On CNN, a report on the bond market. On HLN, a report on today's hot weather. On MSNBC, a report on the need for another stimulus package. On NECN, a report on the Sandusky trial.
  • Scheming consigliere Eric Holder defies Republican leadership, welches on promise of "good faith"

    06/20/2012 9:29:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/20/2012 | Doug Book
    Years as an avid, hands on “facilitator” for corrupt Democrat presidents have taught Attorney General Eric Holder that contempt and cynicism are the best weapons against annoying Republicans in search of facts. In yesterday’s eagerly anticipated meeting with Darrell Issa, Holder did exactly what anyone familiar with the arrogant racketeer might expect. He ignored vows he made to the Republican Congressman about bringing the matter of Fast and Furious to “an amicable resolution” by demanding today’s scheduled House contempt of congress vote be cancelled before any of his Department’s subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents would be handed over to the...
  • The President MUST Be Involved in an Issue to Invoke Executive Privilege

    06/20/2012 9:22:55 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/20/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    By now, you probably know that President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to stall Congress' attempt to get Attorney General Eric Holder to fork over documents in the Fast and Furious Scandal. You probably also know, by now, that Obama explicitly spoke out against executive privilege before he was president, saying "the American people need to know what's going on," in yet another classic "do as I say, not as I do" moment brought to you by the first dictator in the history of the United States. But did you know the president has to be involved in a situation...
  • WashTimes: Sen. Grassley: Assertion of Executive Privilege Raises ‘Monumental Questions’

    06/20/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-20-2012 | Bryan Preston
    June 20, 2012WashTimes: Sen. Grassley: Assertion of Executive Privilege Raises ‘Monumental Questions’ Bryan Preston..... “The assertion of executive privilege raises monumental questions,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee who first began the Fast and Furious investigation. “How can the president assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the president exert executive privilege over documents he’s supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme? The contempt citation is an important procedural mechanism in our system of checks and balances,” he said. ..........
  • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | June 20, 2012 | Editor
    President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against the attorney general by Republicans in the House. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.Video....
  • Obama Joins Holder In Contemptuous Cover-up

    06/20/2012 8:12:49 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/20/12 | CaroleL
    When it comes to the government's Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation, Attorney General Eric Holder is running out of places to hide. But now he has President Barack Obama aiding and abetting his efforts to keep the truth about the program from both Congress and the American people. Facing a House committee vote today on whether he is in contempt of Congress for not turning over requested documents, the desperate Mr. Holder sent a letter to the White House today requesting that the president, " assert executive privilege over the identified documents." And Mr. Obama has complied.
  • Asserting executive privilege shows desperation in the Obama White House

    06/20/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-20-2012 | Bookworm
    Wow! Wow! From a lawyer’s point of view, it’s hard to imagine anything more stupid than for the Obama White House to assert executive privilege as to the Fast and Furious documents. The subpoenaed documents must have some pretty damning information for the White House to make this move. More than that, by having asserted the privilege, the lawyer-led White House showed either a profound misunderstanding of the nature of privilege or is conceding that the Fast and Furious scandal — which saw the Justice Department pour thousands of guns into criminal hands in Mexico, resulting in the murders of...
  • Live Thread: President Obama State of the Sham Wow Press Conference at G-20 (7:30 p.m. EDT)

    06/19/2012 4:22:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies
    Live coverage at C-SPAN.org ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Kristinn
    President Barack Hussein Obama II is scheduled to hold a press conference somewhere around 7:30 p.m. EDT this evening.He is wrapping up the G-20 summit in Mexico.Reporters on Twitter are suggesting their colleagues will be asking about Egypt and Attorney General Eric Holder's looming contempt of Congress vote.They'll probably ask about Europe, Russia, Syria and Obama's amnesty. We'll see soon.
  • Liberals on Fast and Furious: Investigation is "Racist"

    06/19/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/19/12 | Aurelius
    Over one thousand guns are missing. People are dead. Attorney General Eric Holder knew about it, lied, then decided not to cooperate with the investigation. And what are people on the Left saying? Exactly what you would expect: the fast and furious investigation is racist. Never, ever let facts get in the way of a good talking point. That's the motto of the people below. Of course these are just a few examples of the hundreds if not thousands of comments online. "Racist Republican witch-hunters:" "The GOP is racist:"
  • Holder retracts claim Bush team knew about Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Washington Secrets ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    In a second major retraction over its version of the the gun-walking scandal, the Justice Department has retracted Attorney General Eric Holder's charge in a hearing last week that his Bush administration predecessor had been briefed on the affair. In a memo just released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa senator reveals that Holder also didn't apologize to former Attorney General Michael Mukasey for dragging him into the Fast & Furious scandal that is headed for a major legal clash and likely contempt of Congress charge against Holder. According to Grassley's memo, Justice said that Holder "inadvertently" made the charge...
  • Darrell Issa: Contempt vote coming on Fast and Furious

    06/19/2012 5:17:25 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 19 June 2012 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    House Republicans are charging head first into their most direct conflict with President Barack Obama’s administration over the extent of executive branch power, as they prepare to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Wednesday. Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) failed to reach an agreement on what documents the administration would fork over to help Republicans investigate the Fast and Furious program, a joint Justice Department-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives operation that put guns into the hands of Mexican cartels. The two sides remained at loggerheads Tuesday evening, after a 20-minute huddle in...
  • White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as "Political Theater"

    06/20/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 129 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    WH Comms Dir @pfeiffer44 slams Oversight Cmte for pursuing "a politically-motivated, taxpayer-funded election-year fishing expedition."In written statement, @pfeiffer44 says House GOP should work with Presd Obama "to create more jobs, not more political theater.”
  • What is the Obama administration hiding, and why are they hiding it?

    06/20/2012 12:29:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 33 replies
    Commentary ^ | 6/20/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a problem with the accuracy of his congressional testimonies. For example, on May 3, 2011, Holder – when asked when he became aware of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, told the House Judiciary Committee, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” But as CBS News reported, “Internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.” This forced Holder to confess to Senate Republicans that...
  • Today: Obama Claims Executive Privilege Over Fast And Furious “Internal Deliberations”

    06/20/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/20/12 | zip
    Which begs the obvious question, how can Obama claim executive privilege of internal deliberations if he has previously claimed didn’t exist?
  • Holder Retracts Lie that Bush's Attorney General Knew About Gun Walking

    06/20/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So we had Sheila Jackson Lee and Elijah Cummings, both members of Congress, both members of the Congressional Black Caucasians, and they're only retort to all this is to get mad that Issa would call Eric Holder a liar. "How dare you?" they say. How dare you call him a liar. How dare you call a US attorney general a liar. Well, Eric Holder said that Bush's attorney general, Michael Mukasey, knew about Fast and Furious at a Senate hearing last week. When he knew that Mukasey didn't know. So Holder tells the Senate committee that, (imitating...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee blames Bush for Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 8:12:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/20/12 | Charlie Spierling
    “This Fast and Furious debacle started under the Bush administration,” Jackson Lee declared. “And it is been evidenced by various reports that it started under the ATL office in Arizona unbeknownst to leadership in Washington DC, at least leadership that came in under the Obama administration in this instance, Eric Holder.” Attempts by Democrats to pin the Fast and Furious operation on Bush, however, don’t stand. National Review’s Andrew McCarthy explains: Wide Receiver actually involved not gun-walking but controlled delivery. Unlike gun-walking, which seems (for good reason) to have been unheard of until Fast & Furious, controlled delivery is a...
  • On Fast & Furious, "Blame Bush" is a Lie

    06/20/2012 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Throughout today's House Oversight Committee hearings on possible contempt charges for Attorney General Eric Holder, Democrat members repeatedly asserted and imtimated that the deadly gun-running program had originated under the previous administration.  Their clear aim was to muddy the waters on who is ultimately culpable for this blood-stained travesty, to suggest that Republicans are engaged in a shameless partisan witch hunt, and to feed the pliant mainstream media a handy alternate narrative as they begin to cover the controversy.  Katie documented why this variant of "Blame Bush!" isn't remotely applicable to Fast & Furious in her book, and former federal...