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  • Donald Sterling Surrenders Control of Los Angeles Clippers to Wife: Sources

    05/23/2014 11:50:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Mitch Lawrence
    The billionaire bigot allegedly surrendered ownership to his estranged wife, Shelly, so she could negotiate a better sale of the NBA team.In a shocking development, disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to sell the team. The 80-year-old billionaire has agreed to allow his wife, Shelly, negotiate a deal with a buyer, sources said. The NBA has yet to formally accept the arrangement, but if does the arrangement will avoid what was expected to be a long, messy legal battle. Sterling made the decision because he felt if he remained in control, NBA officials would force an involuntary sale...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Minnesota GOP State Representative Pens Racist Tweet About NBA Players

    03/10/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    ĎLetís be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime,í tweeted state Rep. Pat Garofalo Sunday.A Minnesota state lawmaker is under fire after making comments about the NBA that many feel were out of bounds. Gopher State Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo tweeted Sunday that ď70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.Ē The offensive tweet was met widely with criticism: more than 1,200 people retweeted it and hundreds of others replied to the...
  • A Homosexuality DICTIONARY for Born-again Christians

    01/27/2014 3:12:20 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 35 replies
    The Christian Post iPost ^ | January 26, 2013 | James R. Aist
    Anti-gay: a misleading charge used by gay activists to attach a negative label to anything a born-again Christian says that opposes the ďgay agenda.Ē We are anti-sin (of all kinds) and pro-people (of all kinds). It is a blessing to be called ďanti-gayĒ by a gay activist. Bigot: a born-again Christian who steadfastly refuses to deny anything that the Bible says about homosexuality. It is a blessing to be called a ďbigotĒ by a gay activist.
  • OBAMA WANTS TO SUSPEND SUSPENSIONS

    01/09/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by shortstop · 37 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/09/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Now the federal government wants to run the classroom. Not just whatís taught, who gets tested for what or what gets served for lunch, but who gets punished for what and how. Now Washington dictates on discipline. That was the clear word out of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore yesterday as the attorney general and secretary of education announced new federal guidelines and mandates on school discipline. The goal? To disrupt the ďschool-to-prison pipelineĒ which Eric Holder and Arne Duncan say plagues our nation. Specifically, to eliminate what they call racial disparities in discipline. It turns out that black...
  • The DOJís Curious Foray into the ĎKnockout Gameí Fray

    12/27/2013 6:39:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 27, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The DOJ‚Äôs Curious Foray into the ‚ÄėKnockout Game‚Äô FrayPosted By Arnold Ahlert On December 27, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Twenty-seven-year-old¬†Conrad Barrett of Katy, Texas has been¬†charged¬†with a hate crime by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly targeting a 79-year-old black man as his ‚Äúknockout game‚ÄĚ victim.¬†The victim suffered two jaw fractures in the November 24 assault.¬†¬ďSuspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,¬Ē said Kenneth Magidson,¬†the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Texas. ¬ďEvidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted...
  • Aren't All Mormons 'Procrastinating Their Repentance'?

    12/13/2013 6:46:14 AM PST · by SZonian · 28 replies
    Mormonism Research Ministry ^ | Unk | Bill McKeever
    Ninth LDS President David O. McKay, once wrote: ďThe fallacy that Jesus has done all for us, and live as we may, if on our deathbed, we only believe, we shall be saved in his glorious presence, is most pernicious. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, has given us the means whereby man may obtain eternal happiness and peace in the kingdom of our Father, but man must work out his own salvation through obedience to the eternal principles and ordinances of the gospel. For centuries men have been blinded by the false teaching of Ďbelief alone sufficientí; and...
  • Judge Requires Federal Oversight of School Choice in Louisiana

    11/26/2013 8:42:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Obama Administrationís Department of Justice by requiring Louisiana to allow federal oversight of its school choice program, a decision that suggests the courtís acceptance of further involvement by the federal government in local school choice policies. A full 90% of the children who benefit from the voucher program are black. The remaining 10% came from 22 school districts under desegregation orders handed down five decades ago, which prompted the DOJ to state, ďthe voucher recipients were in the racial minority at the public school they attended before receiving the voucher.Ē As...
  • Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

    11/13/2013 6:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obamaís administration. Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holderís official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious....
  • Lawmakers Push to Impeach Disgraced Attorney General Holder

    11/10/2013 7:05:54 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    http://www.thenewamerican.com/ ^ | November 9, 2013 | Alex Newman
    After having already been held in criminal contempt of Congress for an ongoing cover-up of the Obama administrationís deadly ďFast and FuriousĒ gun-running program, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a fresh challenge: an effort by some GOP lawmakers to impeach him before the end of the year. According to media reports, the bid to force Holder out of power, if successful, would represent the second impeachment of a cabinet member in American history. Meanwhile, the movement to impeach Obama himself is growing stronger by the day as well ó both in Congress and among everyday Americans. News that...
  • Holder: ĎI Was Rightí on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC

    11/04/2013 11:21:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM ET Holder: ĎI Was Rightí on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC ByDevlin Barrett Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the slow pace of the military commission trial of the accused 9/11 plotters shows he was right four years ago to try to put those suspects on trial in New York City. The trial of those defendants, including the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is still enmeshed in pre-trial hearings, and the trial itself is not expected to begin for at least another year. It was four years ago that Mr. Holder announced Mr. Mohammed...
  • Eric Holder accused of forcing blacks into failing schools for diversity

    10/25/2013 9:43:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-25-2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Attorney General Eric Holder is pushing black students into schools that are failing just so he can crow about diversity statistics, more than two dozen Republican senators charged Thursday. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey was one GOP member who made the accusation, speaking about the fallout from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana when needy students in the state received scholarships for private schools. The students hailed from schools that were failing, more than 90 percent of them minorities, senate/330421-toomey-ag-holder-is-forcing-black-students-into-failing-schoolsĒ target=Ē_blankĒ>the Hill reported. But the Justice Department asked that some of those students stay at their present schools ó the failing ones ó...
  • Justice Department sues North Carolina over voter law

    09/30/2013 1:44:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | september 30, 2013
    The Justice Department announced Monday that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voter ID rules. The suit claims that the North Carolina statute violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and would seek to have the state subject to federal pre-clearance before making "future voting-related changes." The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tenn. Attorney General Eric Holder said "by restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather than expand, access" to voting. The Justice Department will ask a federal judge...
  • Wolf Demands FBI Punish Agents For CAIR Contact (Heads-up!_)

    09/20/2013 1:26:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    IPT ^ | September 19, 2013 | Staff
    On a day when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a report accusing its critics of bigotry, a Justice Department investigation reminds the public why CAIR does not merit the public's trust. Inspector General Michael Horowitz found a series of incidents in which FBI field offices knowingly engaged in outreach activity with CAIR despite a 2008 policy banning non-investigative cooperation with the Islamist group. Only (a summary) of the report has been released publicly. The rest is considered classified, but has been made available to Congress. The ban on interactions with CAIR, (first reported) by the Investigative Project on...
  • Aideís resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paulís war with neocons

    07/22/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    DES MOINES, Iowa ó Some Republicans are accusing the partyís neoconservative hawks of playing dirty pool in an attempt to smear Sen. Rand Paul as a bigot for having an aide who once expressed admiration for Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. The aide, Jack Hunter, who quit on Monday, was eased out by Mr. Paul after a neoconservative publication revealed that, as a radio ďshock jockĒ some years ago, Mr. Hunter advocated that the Southern states secede once again from the union. Saying he had become more libertarian and broad-minded since his days as the ďSouthern Avenger,Ē Mr. Hunter revealed...
  • ACLU Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder

    07/21/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    We are writing to clearly state the ACLUís position on whether or not the Department of Justice (DOJ) should consider bring ing federal civil rights or hate crimes charges as a result of the state court acquittal in the George Zimmerman case. Even though the Supreme Court permits a federal prosecution following a state prosecutio n, the ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case.
  • HOLDER OPENS ZIMMERMAN SNITCH LINE Ė Solicits Email Tips in Persecution of Trayvon Shooter

    07/17/2013 9:13:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 152 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-17-2013 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.</p>
  • Eric Holder instructs Justice Department to defraud Supreme Court in Voting Rights Act case

    06/24/2013 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/13 | Doug Book
    The decision of the Supreme Court in Shelby County v Holder, a case to determine the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, will be published by the end of the month. Posted on CiR in March, this piece offers a little background on the VRA and instructions which AG Eric Holder gave DOJ employeesóinstructions designed to deceive Supreme Court justices as they considered the Act and the Shelby County case. In yet another testament to the corrupt if inventive workings of the liberal mind, Attorney General Eric Holder recently decided to defraud the United States Supreme Court...
  • Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

    06/20/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 20,2013 | Glenn Greenwald & James Ball
    Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information "inadvertently" collected from domestic US communications without a warrant. The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target "non-US persons" under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data...
  • GOP effort to oust Eric Holder picks up steam

    06/20/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    THEHILL.COM ^ | 6/20/13 | BOB CUSACK
    The House Republican effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted a significant amount of momentum this month. Since the beginning of June, 66 Republicans have signed on to Rep. Paul Gosarís (R-Ariz.) legislation that calls for Holderís immediate resignation. Gosarís resolution now has 122 co-sponsors, more than half of the House GOP conference. In an interview with The Hill, Gosar attributed the burgeoning support to the Department of Justiceís controversial snooping of The Associated Press and Fox News. ďAmericans have lost faith in our chief law enforcement officer. Heís contradicted himself in front of Congress,Ē said Gosar, who...
  • New York police sued over surveillance of Muslims

    06/18/2013 12:00:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/18/2013 | Chris Francescani
    The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the New York Police Department over its surveillance of Muslim communities, accusing the police of trampling on religious freedoms and constitutional guarantees of equality. The surveillance by the NYPD's intelligence division has extended beyond New York City's five boroughs into neighboring New Jersey and other nearby states. The police department says that surveillance of Muslims is legal under an earlier federal court order. The lawsuit is the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle between the NYPD and civil liberties advocates over the department's aggressive policing tactics - including...
  • "NSA Should Come Clean About Domestic Spying": Ray Kelly

    06/18/2013 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jennifer Bain
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal governmentís secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign ó and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy ďabuse.Ē ďI donít think it ever should have been made secret,Ē Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials.
  • 'NSA should come clean about domestic spying': Ray Kelly

    06/17/2013 7:11:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2013 | By JENNIFER BAIN
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal government¬ís secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign ¬ó and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy ¬ďabuse.¬Ē ¬ďI don¬ít think it ever should have been made secret,¬Ē Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials. His blast came days after the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder outraged New York officials by endorsing a federal monitor for the NYPD. Kelly appeared to firmly reject Holder¬ís claim that disclosure of the monitoring campaign seriously damaged efforts to fight terrorism. ¬ďI think the American public can accept the...
  • GOPís Quin Hillyer Slams Farrakhanís Involvement with Alabama Democrats

    06/15/2013 12:34:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 14, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media first reported on the anti-Semite, anti-white bigot Louis Farrakhan Ďs participation in a series of Democrat-sponsored rallies across Alabama in support of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The case of Shelby v. Holder will be decided by the Supreme Court this month and may strike down the requirement that 15 states submit all election-law changes to the federal government for approval. This requirement has been used to block a variety of state laws designed to protect election integrity, including Texas voter ID and Georgia citizenship-verification requirements to vote. In support of this ďpreclearanceĒ requirement, a group...
  • Holder dodges GOP subpoena

    06/14/2013 6:49:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/13 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet with House Republicans as part of their probe into whether he misled Congress or acted inappropriately in the Justice Departmentís investigation of two separate leaks to media outlets. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) made the announcement late Friday after exchanging several weeks worth of testy letters with the nationís top cop. In agreeing to meet with the lawmakers, Holder staved off the threat of a subpoena from Goodlatte for a second time in as many weeks. Goodlatte is investigating whether Holder misled the committee last
  • DOJ Falsely Claimed That Reporter James Rosen Was Involved In Bombings In Trying To Hide Fact

    06/14/2013 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Masnick
    from the whoa dept Okay, here's one that's just crazy. A few weeks ago, lots of folks, including us, covered the story of how the Justice Department claimed to a court that reporter James Rosen was "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a leak of some State Department info concerning North Korea. He was none of the above. He was a reporter, but the DOJ was abusing its power in order to spy on his email and phone records, to try to find the source of the leak. Soon after that, it came out that the DOJ had been...
  • FBI hasnít contacted a single tea party group in IRS probe, groups say

    06/13/2013 8:50:57 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/13/2013 | Vince Coglianese
    There is no evidence that the FBI has contacted a single tea party group in its criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, according to the groups the IRS abused. ďWe have not been contacted by any federal investigative agency and, to date, none of our clients have been contacted or interviewed by the FBI,Ē Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice told The Daily Caller on Thursday. The ACLJ has filed suit against the IRS on behalf of 25 conservative groups, with additional groups being added in the next couple weeks, according to a spokesman.
  • Did Holder admit to spying on Supreme Court?

    06/11/2013 3:27:53 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/9/13 | Kerry Picket
    (snip) Holder responded, ďWith all due respect, Senator, I donít think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss that issue. Iíd be more than glad to come back in a ó in an appropriate setting to discuss the issues that you have raised." Kirk, a Naval intelligence officer, pressed Holder remarking, ďI would interrupt you and say the correct answer would be say no, we stayed within our lane, and Iím assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.Ē Holder remained defiant saying, ďAnd I would be more than glad, as I said, in an appropriate...
  • Eric Holder admits to spying on Congress

    06/07/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2013 | Tom Trinko
    Eric Holder was asked, in a meeting about the 2014 DOJ budget, if the DOJ was monitoring phones of members of Congress. Holder refused to answer, saying that he'd be glad to answer in the appropriate forum. That clearly says that, in fact, the DOJ did monitor phones used by members of Congress. If such monitoring hadn't occurred, then Holder could have just said no. The Senator who asked the question, Kirk (R-Il), said, "The correct answer would be to say, 'No, we stayed within our lane, and I am assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.'"...
  • Former Rep. Allen West calls Atty General Holder a bigger threat than al-Qaeda

    06/05/2013 3:41:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 6-5-2013 | Katie LaPotin
    June 5, 2013 Former Rep. Allen West calls Atty General Holder a bigger threat than al-Qaeda Katie LaPotin Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) believes that Attorney General Eric Holder is a more dangerous threat to the United States than the terrorist organization al-Qaeda.West, who lost his bid for re-election in November and is now a Fox News contributor and the Director of Programming for Next Generation TV, made the claim in a fundraising email for his political action committee, the Allen West Guardian Fund.After posting a side-by-side picture of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, and Holder, West asked the...
  • Conyers to PJM: Even if Holder ĎMade Some Mistakes, I Donít Think Heís a Liabilityí

    06/05/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 5, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ďBeen pretty good guy on most of the issues.ĒMichigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a ďbad fixĒ but remains a ďpretty good guy on most of the issues.Ē Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a ďbad fixĒ but remains a ďpretty good guy on most of the issues.Ē Conyers was asked for his opinion on the panel investigating Holderís role in seizing the emails...
  • 'Something to hide?' Republicans reject DOJ explanation of Holder testimony

    06/03/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/13 | Fox
    Republican leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of having "something to hide," after the Justice Department issued a formal defense of his questionable testimony on reporter surveillance -- a defense Republicans rejected as inadequate. "This response is insulting and further proof that Attorney General Holder refuses to hold himself accountable," Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said. Holder was facing a Wednesday deadline, set by the committee, to explain his May 15 testimony. At the time, the attorney general said under oath he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. Days later, it...
  • Judiciary GOP: DOJ Defense of Holder Testimony Proof That Heís ĎHiding from the Truthí

    06/03/2013 7:00:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 3, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Goodlatte and Sensenbrenner asked attorney general to explain May 15 statements to committee on reporter probes; what they got today was "insulting."Leading Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee received an ďinsultingĒ response from the Justice Department in response to their inquiry about whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself before their panel last month. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) asked Holder last Wednesday to explain the investigation of reporters in light of testimony he delivered at a May 15 oversight hearing. In response to a question from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about using the...
  • Obama DOJ to federal judge: Letís keep this James Rosen warrant between us, OK?

    06/01/2013 11:05:55 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06-01-2013 | Dan Calabrese
    The entire pretext by which the Obama Justice Department justified spying on James Rosen was flimsy enough. They trumped up the notion that they might charge him as a criminal co-conspirator to justify the warrant that allowed them to read his e-mails and access his phone records. This was always absurd, based on ridiculous notions about how Rosen approached his reporting work.
  • Holderís chutzpah; Trying to sucker the press

    05/31/2013 5:47:01 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/31/13 | MICHAEL WALSH
    Holder invited members of the media in for a sit-downó some of whom his DOJ had expressly targeted for surveillance under dubious national-security claims, and almost nobody came. The AP, one of Holderís targets, said no. The NY Post said no. The NY Times said no. CNN said no. Fox News, another target, said no. Even liberal Huffington Post said "no, not if itís off the record." (Politico, WSJ, Washington Post, The New Yorker, NY Daily News did attend.) Holder had insisted the chat (to ďdiscuss guidelines,Ē whatever that means) be off the record ó which meant that nothing he...
  • Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks

    05/30/2013 5:04:39 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/30 | cratty
    Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder's plans to sit down with media representatives to discuss guidelines for handling investigations into leaks to the news media have run into trouble. The Associated Press issued a statement Wednesday objecting to plans for the meetings to be off the record. "If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," said Erin Madigan White, the AP's media relations manager. The New York Times is taking the same position. "It isn't appropriate for us to...
  • Timeline of DOJ investigation of leaks, Fox News reporter

    05/29/2013 9:19:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/29/13 | Ryan Lizza
    CNN contributor Ryan Lizza digs into the timeline of the Justice Department's investigation of James Rosen. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/
  • Reporters Grill Jay Carney About Holder's Inconsistent Testimony on DOJ Scandal:

    05/29/2013 9:05:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/29/13 | Jason Howerton
    Reporters grilled White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday over Attorney General Eric Holderís seemingly misleading testimony on the Justice Departmentís monitoring of members of the press. Referring to Holderís testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on May 15, Fox News reporter Ed Henry pointed out that the attorney general claimed he was unaware of any ďpotential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material.Ē It was later discovered that Holder personally signed off on the search warrant to obtain James Rosenís personal emails, Henry explained. ďEven if the attorney general ruled out that he was going to...
  • N.Y. Times will not attend DOJ session, citing opposition to off-the-record provision

    05/29/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    politico ^ | 5/29 | byers
    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has announced that her paper will not attend an off-the-record session with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Justice Department's monitoring of reporters, due to the fact that the meeting is to be conducted "off the record."
  • Associated Press Will Not Attends Off-the-Record DOJ Session (Holder PR Fiasco)

    05/29/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    The Associated Press says it will not attend this week's off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder unless the Justice Department decides to change its mind and conduct the meeting on the record. "We believe the meeting should be on the record and we have said that to the Attorney Generalís office. If it is on the record, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll will attend. If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," AP spokesperson Erin Madigan said in a...
  • House Judiciary Chairman to Newsmax: Holder Should Resign

    05/29/2013 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/29/13 | By Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte is leading a Judiciary Committee probe of Attorney General Eric Holder's actions regarding the targeting of reporters. And he tells Newsmax he is "very concerned" about Justice Department efforts to "harass the news media." The Virginia Republican also reiterates his call for Holder to step down, a demand he first made two years ago during the Fast and Furious controversy. Elected in 1992, Goodlatte has been chairman of the House Judiciary Committee since January. Holder recently testified before the committee that targeting journalists was "not something I've even been involved in." But it's now been reported that...
  • Thousands and Thousands of Associated Press Phone Calls Monitored by DOJ

    05/29/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/29/13 | Katie Pavlich
    The Associated Press scandal just keeps getting worse, and we haven't even started yet. AP CEO Gary Pruitt informed staffers Wednesday that the Department of Justice monitored, not one, not twenty, but "thousands and thousands" of phone calls made by reporters and editors. Associated Press president and chief executive Gary Pruitt told staff at a Wednesday town hall meeting that the phone records obtained by the government included "thousands and thousands" of calls in and out of the news organization, according to a staffer who attended. Pruitt said Wednesday that the Obama administration acted as "judge, jury and executioner" in...
  • Being Eric Holder - Itís hard to learn of your own poor judgment in the morning paper.

    05/29/2013 12:00:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 29, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama has been mocked for learning about untoward conduct in his administration from the press. But heís on the ball compared with his attorney general, who wouldnít know about his own poor judgment without reading about it in the papers. Letís hope he has a Google alert set for ďEric Holder.Ē The website the Daily Beast interviewed the attorney general and Justice Department officials for a piece about how the AG is holding up in the firestorm over two controversial Justice Department leak investigations, one into the Associated Press, the other into Fox News reporter James Rosen. The...
  • The Perjury Rap Sheet of an Attorney General

    05/29/2013 5:02:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Perjury Rap Sheet of an Attorney GeneralPosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 29, 2013 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remains in the eye of a largely self-inflicted storm. The¬†House Judiciary Committee is¬†initiating¬†an investigation into whether Holder lied under oath when he testified before the Committee on May 15th regarding the Department of Justice¬ís (DOJ) seizure of Fox News reporter James Rosen‚Äôs emails. Furthermore, in a revelation likely to add weight to that investigation, The¬†New Yorker‚Äôs¬†Ryan Lizza¬†reports¬†that the DOJ essentially went ‚Äújudge shopping‚ÄĚ to procure...
  • Did Eric Holder Lie Under Oath? [Yes, he did.] An Early Investigation of an Investigation

    05/28/2013 7:56:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Philip Bump
    The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his testimony to them two weeks ago, as reported by The Hill. If the committee determines that he did, Holder could face five years in prison. It very well may. He almost certainly won't.
  • Obama and the 1917 Espionage Act (Michael Barone)

    05/28/2013 6:13:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The president uses the overly broad and little-used WWI-era law to go after reporters.There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department’s snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News’s James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it...
  • Second thoughts? Reporter says Eric Holder is "soul searching" after signing off on snooping

    05/28/2013 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 28, 2013
    Attorney General Eric Holder has been under intense fire lately, having to answer for his involvement in several scandals, including two separate media cases with the Associated Press and a Fox News reporter. But now a new report paints him as deeply convicted ó even sorry ó over at least one of them. Although Holder had recused himself of the case where phone records of several Associates Press editors and reporters were obtained, he personally signed off on the search warrant that allowed emails from Fox Newsí James Rosen to be released. Rosen was not made aware of the warrant...
  • Perjury is Job Security in the Obama Administration

    05/28/2013 10:00:51 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 13 replies
    May 28, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    President Obama's arrogance and contempt for the rule of law is on full display now. As the 'Chicago crime syndicate' in the White House is further exposed by recent scandals, numerous Obama appointees and other employees prove themselves guilty as sin. And as hearings designed to isolate these guilty players showcase the rampant corruption in this administration, how does he respond? He doubles-down by shamelessly retaining, reappointing or promoting those who we would expect him to eject in shame from our government. Amidst these scandals, he is busy buying the silence of those around him with promotions, awards and other...
  • Report: Holder Felt 'Remorse' over FNC James Rosen Subpoena

    05/28/2013 9:06:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    According to an interview with the Daily Beast, Attorney General Eric Holder felt a sense of "remorse" when the Washington Post ran a story about "how agents had tracked Rosenís movements in and out of the State Department, perused his private emails, and traced the timing of his calls to the State Department security adviser suspected of leaking to him." Aides reportedly told the publication that Holder felt "a creeping sense of personal remorse" upon reading the affidavit obtained by the WaPo describing Rosen as "at the very least ... an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator." I guess Holder didn't feel...
  • News Corp. Says It Was Not Told of Subpoena for Reporterís Phone Records

    05/26/2013 10:37:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | AMY CHOZICK
    News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel. The companyís chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related to the subpoena. The Justice Department has signaled that it notified News Corporation on Aug. 27, 2010, that it had seized the phone records of a Fox News reporter ó who turned out to be the Washington correspondent James Rosen ó after one...