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  • Trickle Down Hatred and Contempt

    11/13/2014 5:05:09 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Leigh Bravo
    When we support leaders who use polarization to their own political ends, then it will, one day, be our own beliefs that will be at the receiving end of the trickle down hatred and contempt Trickle down hatred and contempt. Is it real? Is it being used to control us? Where does the buck stop on this issue, or more importantly, where does it begin? We have all heard of trickle down economics, but what about trickle down hatred and contempt? Can a leader set the stage and simply imply by their action or non action, that they will tolerate...
  • Obamacare Architect Exposes Progressive Totalitarianism (Gruber article)

    11/13/2014 6:23:34 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine.com ^ | 13NOV2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT, who designed the Affordable Care Act, used to be the symbol of the Democratsí technocratic bona fides, and an example of how big government with its ďscientificĒ experts can solve social and economic problems from health care to a warming planet. Yet a recently publicized video of remarks he made at a panel in 2013, along with 2 other videos in the same vein, has now made him the poster child of the elitist progressivesí contempt for the American people, and their sacrifice of prudence and reason to raw political power. In the video Gruber...
  • Lawmakersí lawyers suggest fines, jail time for Eric Holder for contempt

    10/03/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Attorney General Eric Holder should be held in contempt of court for refusing to release ďFast and FuriousĒ documents in line with a judgeís order ó and even given jail time if necessary, lawmakers said. Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to fine Mr. Holder if he doesnít comply with her own order issued back in August ó the one where she said he couldnít claim executive privilege to keep private certain documents related to the federal gun-running program, ďOperation Fast and Furious,Ē Politico reported. Mr. Holder was supposed...
  • Contempt of Congress case against Holder will proceed

    09/25/2014 1:14:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    A federal judge earlier this week ruled that the Justice Department will have to begin submitting documents next month related to the botched Fast and Furious gun operation in a case brought by Judicial Watch. ďI donít think itís any coincidence heís resigning as the courts are ruling the Fast and Furious information has to be released,Ē
  • Attkisson: Obama Admin Refusing to Tell Congress Where Illegal Children Went

    09/03/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/14 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said the Obama administration is refusing to tell Congress where the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexican Border this summer were sent after they were processed though holding centers along the border. Attkisson said the Obama administration seems to be intentionally stonewalling by not answering letters from members of Congress or reporters questions.
  • Holder Attacks Palin: Bad VP Candidate, 'Even Worse Judge' of Impeachment

    07/13/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/13/14 | breitbart tv
    Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Attorney General Eric Holder blasted former Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) for her call to impeach President Barack Obama by saying, "She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why." House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other senior Republicans have dismissed Palin's calls and instead have opted to file a lawsuit against Obama's executive overreach. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said earlier on the program, "We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment. He has not...
  • Text of H.Res. 664, Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner

    07/10/2014 3:37:41 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Rep. Steve Stockman (TX-R) ^ | July 10 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman (TX-R)
    The text of the resolution, H.Res. 664, follows. Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. STOCKMAN submitted the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on ______________ RESOLUTION Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress Whereas Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, has been found to be in contempt of Congress for willfully and intentionally refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government...
  • Bill submitted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt: Congress takes first step towards arrest

    07/10/2014 2:33:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 07/10/2014 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON Ė WND has learned the House of Representatives is considering whether to send Lois Lerner to jail for contempt of Congress. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has just submitted a bill, HR 664, which finds Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before a congressional committee. Lerner, the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division, has admitted the IRS improperly targeted conservative groups seeking 501(c)(3) status. However, Lerner twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify before the House Oversight Committee. The bill only has to pass the House, not the Senate, in order...
  • Networks Spend 27 Minutes on Climate Change, Just 15 Seconds on Lois Lerner Contempt Vote

    05/08/2014 2:58:09 PM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 8, 2014 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Not even a full vote by the House of Representatives to hold Lois Lerner in contempt can shake the networks out of their slumber in covering the IRS scandal. On Wednesday the House voted 231-178 (all Republicans voted yes with six Democrats) to hold Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify about the IRSís targeting of conservative groups. Total coverage by ABC, CBS and NBC? Just a 15-second brief on Thursdayís edition of ABCís Good Morning America. However the Big Three networks did find the 110x more time this week to tout the ďdireĒ and ďalarmingĒ findings from the White...
  • House votes 231-187 to hold IRSís Lerner in contempt

    05/07/2014 4:14:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2014 | Bernie Becker and Cristina Marcos
    The House voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the agencyís improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. The 231 to 187 vote, which attracted just 5 Democrats, marked the latest escalation in the nearly yearlong IRS controversy, which broke last May when Lerner acknowledged and apologized for the agencyís singling out of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status. Republicans said the move to hold Lerner in contempt was both reluctant and a long time coming, after theyíd tried to secure her testimony for more than 11 months. Lerner has...
  • House votes to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress

    05/07/2014 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published May 07, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the agencyís targeting of conservative groups.
  • BREAKING: House Will Vote Today on Lerner Contempt

    05/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/6/14 | Katie Pavlich
    The House of Representatives will vote today, Tuesday, at 5 pm on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Lerner was voted in contempt by the House Oversight Committee back in April after failing to answer questions from lawmakers. Many argue Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights last year because she made an opening statement declaring her innocence before claiming she wanted to remain silent.
  • State Department: Kerry Will Not Appear Before Congress To Talk About Benghazi

    05/06/2014 5:02:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    CBS DC / AP ^ | May 6, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) ó The State Department said Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry would not appear before the House Oversight Committee on May 21 to talk about Benghazi ó as demanded in a subpoena from the panelís chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry planned to travel to Mexico at that time and officials would discuss alternative options with the committee.
  • White House may not cooperate with Benghazi select panel

    05/05/2014 12:01:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    White House may not cooperate with Benghazi select panel By Justin Sink - 05/05/14 02:40 PM EDT The White House suggested Monday it may not cooperate with a new House select committee investigating the terror attack in Benghazi. Press secretary Jay Carney said that the White House has "always cooperated with legitimate oversight," but called the new probe a ďhighly partisan effort to politicizeĒ the deadly attack. "If you look at even what some Republicans have said, it certainly casts doubt on the legitimacy of an effort that is so partisan in nature," Carney said. "I don't think there are...
  • Cantor: Lois Lerner Contempt Vote Set for Next Thursday

    05/02/2014 3:16:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    News Max ^ | May 01 2014 | Todd Beamon
    The Republican-controlled House will hold a contempt vote next Thursday on embattled former IRS supervisor Lois Lerner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor says. If the legislators vote to hold Lerner in contempt, it will be the most serious step taken by lawmakers in the controversy surrounding the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative, tea party and religious groups.
  • Lawyer for ex-IRS official Lerner seeks to address House ahead of contempt vote

    04/29/2014 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 29, 2014
    The lawyer for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent a letter to House Republican leaders on Monday, asking for an opportunity to address the House ahead of a vote to hold his client in contempt of Congress. "Holding Ms. Lerner in contempt would not only be unfair and, indeed, un-American, it would be flatly inconsistent with the Fifth Amendment as interpreted by the Supreme Court," Lerner's lawyer, William W. Taylor III, wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Taylor requested "an opportunity to present to the House the reasons why it should not hold Ms....
  • Lois Lernerís Lawyer: Holding Her in Contempt Would Be ĎUn-Americaní

    04/28/2014 10:19:54 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-28-2014 | John D. McKinnon
    <p>Lois Lernerís Lawyer: Holding Her in Contempt Would Be ĎUn-Americaní</p> <p>A lawyer representing former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner is requesting a chance to plead her case against a planned House vote to hold her in contempt of Congress.</p>
  • House to Vote in May on Holding IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt

    April 25, 2014 House to Vote in May on Holding IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt John D. McKinnon The House of Representatives will vote in May to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, a move that likely will fan the ongoing controversy over IRS targeting of conservative groups. House GOP leaders made their plans known on Friday in a memo outlining their priorities for the month. ... The vote to hold Ms. Lerner in contempt could have more immediate impact. The IRS controversy already has become a rallying cry for the GOP conservative...
  • GOP legislation would cut off Holder's salary

    04/16/2014 3:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/2014
    A Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut off pay to Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials who have been held in contempt of Congress. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, introduced the "Contempt Act" on Tuesday, less than a week after alluding to the measure during a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing where Holder faced criticism from GOP lawmakers. "The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officialsí bad behavior," Farenthold said in a statement. "If the average American failed to do his or her job, he or...
  • GOP writes legislation to deny Eric Holder his salary

    04/16/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress ó a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with House Republicansí probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court.
  • Holder: No racial component in his criticism of Congress

    04/14/2014 1:03:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Attorney General Eric Holder said he was careful not to allude to a racial component when criticizing Congressís treatment of him last week. "I didn't say there was a racial component. I was very careful not to say that," Holder told The Huffington Post on Monday. Last week, Holder told a civil rights group he and President Obamaís administration have been subject to "unprecedented" and "ugly" attacks. He asked what attorney general or president in history had to deal with the same. Instead of race, Holder said he was alluding to the "breakdown in civility" and the ability to cultivate...
  • Republican Incensed by DOJ Stonewalling

    04/12/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Tex) described himself as ďfrustrated and mystifiedĒ by his inability to obtain copies of Department of Justice communications that have been provided to the attorneys defending men facing charges for terrorist acts in Illinois. ďWhy canít the Attorney General have the common courtesy to give a member of Congress equal access?Ē Gohmert wondered. AG Eric Holder insisted that the distinctly different treatment was warranted. ďThese men are on trial and need this information to defend themselves,Ē Holder argued. ďThey face serious consequences if they donít have the best possible defense.Ē ďIn contrast, I have determined that Congress...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: How does Lois Lerner Still Have the Right to Remain Silent?

    04/10/2014 9:10:33 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Apr 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) challenged the notion that former IRS official Lois Lerner still had the right to remain silent since she had made factual assertions since she invoked her Fifth Amendment right. Gowdy said that he counted 17 separate factual assertions by Lerner which in his opinion was enough to force her to be cross-examined. ďThatís a lot of talking for someone who wants to remain silent. Thatís a lot of talking!Ē Gowdy thundered. ďIf you honestly that you can make 17 separate factual assertions and still invoke your right to remain silent, then please tell me what waiver...
  • Oversight committee votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/10/14 | Christopher Bedford
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted on Thursday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The committeeís approval paves the way for a vote in the full House of Representatives. Lerner is accused of leading an effort to target the tax status of conservative organizations, while giving liberal organizations a pass. Lerner previously pled the Fifth Amendment when questioned by the committee on May 22, 2013. The Fifth Amendment protects against self-incrimination. But since Lerner had previously professed her innocence in a statement, a little over one month later the committee voted that...
  • Resolution to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress (C-Span Live Feed)

    04/10/2014 9:24:12 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 4-10-2014
    APRIL 10, 2014 Resolution to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee convened for a business meeting to consider a resolution holding Lois G. Lerner, former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions before Congress on May 22, 2013 and March 5, 2014, at a hearing entitled, ďTargeting Americans for their Political Beliefs.Ē Live Link: http://www.c-span.org/video/?318725-2/resuming-shortly-irs-targeting-investigation-contempt-hearing
  • Speier: Lois Lerner Just a 'Mid-Level Bureaucrat' -- 'No Connection to the White House'

    04/10/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/10/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Today is not about Lois Lerner or the alleged inappropriate tactics she may have employed," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday. "Today is about protecting the integrity and the credibility of this committee." Speier accused Republicans of fabricating a "vast conspiracy" around a "mid-level bureaucrat who may have made some poor decisions." "There is no connection to the White House," she said. "What we are trying to do is hold in contempt a mid-level bureaucrat, and the actions of this committee won't stand up to judicial scrutiny."
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON ó A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • Holder Threatens Louie Gohmert During Hearing

    04/08/2014 9:42:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 101 replies
    Gohmert threatens to contempt for AG Holder. Holder snaps ďyou donít want to go there." Gohmert: ďI donít need lectures from youĒ Holder is testifying at a House hearing on Oversight at the DOJ. Watch live below.. http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/04/08/watch-live-eric-holder-testifies-house-hearing-oversight-doj
  • Holder: Gohmert Disagreement Example of Unprecedented Racism Against Him and Obama

    04/09/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT · by cornelis · 59 replies
    "I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don't believe that, you look at the way ...forget about me... forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House...
  • Holder on Gohmert: What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?

    04/09/2014 10:58:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Chuck Ross
    Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. ďIím pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,Ē said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising ďeven in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.Ē ďIf you donít believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States...
  • GOP lawmaker suggests Eric Holder should Ďbe in jailí ó to his face! [VIDEO]

    04/09/2014 5:33:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    Texas Republican congressman Blake Farenthold refused to ask Eric Holder questions during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying the attorney general should ďbe in jailĒ for ignoring congressional subpoenas instead of testifying before Congress. Farentholdís turn for questions came towards the end of a contentious hearing. The lawmaker explained that he would not exercise his right to question the witness as a protest against Holderís refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents related to the IRSí Tea Party targeting investigation. ďIím committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,Ē Farenthold...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder disrespects Congress

    04/09/2014 6:32:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    One Citizen Speaking ^ | April 08, 2014
    April 08, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder disrespects Congress and needs to be impeached -- warns Gohmert (R-TX) to avoid talking about Holder's contempt citation There comes a time when the Constitution must be defended by those members of Congress, regardless of their party affiliations, who have taken an oath Ö
  • Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep: ĎYou donít want to go there, buddy!í [VIDEO]

    04/08/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2014 | Caroline May
    Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Departmentís failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. ďI realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,Ē Gohmert said. ďYou donít want to go there, buddy! You...
  • House GOP sets first vote to hold Lois Lerner in contempt over IRS targeting

    04/03/2014 11:32:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans said Thursday that theyíll vote in committee next week to hold Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about her role in the IRSís tea party targeting scandal. Rep. Darrell Issa, the Houseís top investigator, said that as a senior official at the center of the agencyís targeting, Ms. Lerner must either talk or face penalties. ďMs. Lernerís involvement in wrongdoing and refusal to meet her legal obligations has left the Committee with no alternative but to consider a contempt finding,Ē he said. Mr. Issa has scheduled a Thursday vote in the House Oversight...
  • Oversight Committee Will Move to Hold Lerner in Contempt [here we go again]

    04/03/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/3/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The House Oversight Committee will vote next Thursday on whether to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, sources say. A committee aide tells National Review Online the panel will ďmake an announcement on the contempt process for Lois Lerner sometime today,Ē and a GOP congressman confirms that committee chairman Darrell Issa has indicated the vote will take place ďnext week.Ē Lerner has twice declined to answer questions from lawmakers about her role in the targeting of right-leaning groups. At a June hearing, the panel determined in a party-line vote that she had waived her...
  • Cummings says Issa killed chances for Lois Lerner contempt proceedings

    03/13/2014 12:25:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2014 | BY JOSH HICKS
    --SNIP-- The committeeís top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, said in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that Republicans have already botched any plans they might have for contempt actions against Lerner, who headed an IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. Cummings, citing opinions from two legal experts and ďSupreme Court case law,Ē said Republicans cannot pursue contempt charges against Lerner because of how the committeeís chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, abruptly adjourned a hearing with the former official last week. The letter said Issa ďfailed to take the basic ó but Constitutionally required ó steps necessary to hold...
  • Will Lois Lerner Be Held in Contempt?

    03/07/2014 9:10:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/07/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As the Obama administrationís coverup of former IRS official Lois Lernerís wrongdoings moves into high gear, Democrats are doing everything they can to direct public attention away from the scandal and tamp down growing calls for the presidentís impeachment. Lerner may soon be compelled to testify or be cited for contempt of Congress. After a hearing concluded Wednesday at which Lerner refused to answer questions, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated that Republicans are growing tired of the former IRS executiveís shenanigans. ďAt some point, I believe that she has to testify, or she should be held in...
  • Oversight lawmaker: Holding Lois Lerner in contempt is Ďwhere weíre movingí (A House End Run?)

    03/06/2014 7:15:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-6-2014 | Patrick Howley
    March 6, 2014 Oversight lawmaker: Holding Lois Lerner in contempt is ¬Ďwhere we¬íre moving¬í Patrick Howley The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is moving in the direction of holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress sooner rather than later, committee member Rep. Jim Jordan told The Daily Caller.‚ÄúI think that‚Äôs where we‚Äôre moving,‚ÄĚ Jordan said. ‚ÄúI think that‚Äôs where this is headed.‚ÄĚJordan added that he feels holding Lerner in contempt is ‚Äúthe right thing to do.‚ÄĚAn Oversight Committee staffer confirmed that a contempt charge is being considered.Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment on each question Issa asked...
  • IRS hearing explodes, Republicans inch toward contempt

    03/06/2014 7:22:52 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 35 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 3/5/2014 | Rachael Bade
    Republicans are inching toward a vote to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress after fireworks erupted at a House hearing on the tea party targeting on Wednesday. Lerner, former head of the IRS tax-exempt unit and a lightning rod for Republicans in the nine-month-old scandal, invoked her Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer self-incriminating questions at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing ó as she did at a May hearing last year. Across the Capitol campus, Speaker John Boehner threatened to hold her in contempt if she continues to refuse to testify. ďIíll wait...
  • Lois Lerner Again Takes the Fifth at Congressional Hearing

    03/05/2014 6:50:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    But Thereís Not a Smidgen of Corruption. Today Former IRS official took the Fifth Amendment again during a House hearing on the IRS targeting scandal.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Extortion 17- Set Up and Cover Up

    07/30/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    If you havenít heard of Extortion 17 itís understandable. For some reason the obama regime has been working real hard to suppress any information regarding this incident and to keep it from getting into the Mainstream Reality TV media. Thankfully, their efforts to cover their involvement in both the incident and the cover up have blown up in their faces. The usual spin, stonewalling, deception and manipulation of events that is a hallmark of the obama regime has fallen short. Congressional hearings are on the way. A fabricated outrage of synthetic racism can generate only a finite amount of distraction...