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  • Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism

    10/19/2015 1:35:41 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | October 17, 2015 | Nicholas Short
    Delivering remarks on domestic terrorism at an event co-sponsored by the George Washington University’s program on extremism and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin announced on Wednesday the creation of a new position within the Department of Justice (DOJ) aimed at investigating violent extremism. “We are here to talk about combating domestic terrorism, which the FBI has explained as ‘Americans attacking Americans based on U.S.-based extremist ideologies.’ The threat ranges from individuals motivated by anti-government animus, to eco-radicalism and racism,” stated Carlin. He continued, “Homegrown violent extremists can be motivated by any viewpoint on...
  • Jason Chaffetz Accuses DHS Counsel of Witness Intimidation

    04/19/2016 2:55:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/19/16 | Jack Heretik
    During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said that he believed that Jonathan E. Meyer, the deputy general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, had overseen the intimidation of a witness who had talked to the committee. “When the committee attorneys asked the witness whether they had been discouraged from speaking with the committee, both the agency and the department attorney repeatedly refused to allow the witness to answer the question, even going so far as to interrupt when the witness appeared willing to answer. How does the...
  • New Obama czar will hunt 'right-wing' extremists

    10/15/2015 8:14:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police departments through the “Strong Cities Network,” the Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against “violent extremism.” A new position within the Justice Department – yet to be filled – will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or “extremists.” The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as “sovereign citizens.” The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the “domestic terrorism counsel,” will serve as the main point of contact...
  • Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy

    05/06/2015 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-05-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy By: Msgr. Charles PopeAt first glance, counseling the doubtful may seem rather similar to instructing the ignorant. However, teaching has learning as its goal while counseling aims to assist with decisions. Certainly giving counsel often includes some aspects of teaching, such as providing information and perspective, but its primary purpose is to assist a person in coming to a decision. This distinction is contained in the root meanings of the words “counsel” and “doubtful.”The English word “counsel” comes from the Latin consilium (con (with) + silium (a decision)). So to...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obamacare Navigators Counsel Applicants to "Lie"

    11/11/2013 7:28:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/11/13 | veritasvisuals·
    The Obama Administration's campaign to sign everyone up for government healthcare inspired Project Veritas to go straight to the source and investigate what's really going on. What we found is shocking: navigators, in positions of public trust, told our undercover journalists to lie and defraud the government. Over and over again. Yes, as if the roll-out of Obamacare hasn't been disastrous enough, Project Veritas has caught Obamacare navigators counseling citizens to lie about their income and deceive the IRS, commit fraud on applications by not reporting full health history, and worse. Despite reassurances that "fraud could not be committed," clearly,...
  • 84-year-old pro-lifer fined 10,000 euro for seeking to counsel women at abortion clinic: France

    09/19/2013 7:51:41 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Lifesitenews ^ | Sep 17, 2013 | Jeanne Smits
    Dr. Xavier Dor An octogenarian and veteran pro-life activist in France was fined 10,000 euro ($13,360 US) on Monday for having twice visited a Paris abortion clinic where he met with staff and attempted to counsel abortion-bound women. The conviction is one of the first cases pleaded under a French law that prohibits putting “moral and psychological pressure” designed to obstruct abortion. The hefty fine is 2,000 euro more than had been demanded by the public prosecution. Since 2001, when the offense of “obstruction to abortion” was given a wider definition in law, the maximum fine for violating the statute...
  • Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before writing new targeting criteria

    07/22/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April...
  • Lieberman Proposes Special Counsel for Leaks Probe (Hussein should be interviewed)

    06/17/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/18/12 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    Lieberman Proposes Special Counsel for Leaks ProbeBy ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON June 18, 2012 (AP) Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.-Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran's nuclear program and other classified activities. The Connecticut Independent also said President Barack Obama should instruct anybody on his staff involved in such leaks to come forward and that the president should himself be interviewed by investigators.
  • The NEA General Counsel talking about what they value... Money & Power...

    02/21/2011 6:49:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    facebook ^ | 2/21/11 | Michele Bachmann
    Michele Bachman posted this on her Facebook page. Quite remarkable really. Utterly shameless.
  • No Miranda rights in Canada - Canadian Supreme Court

    10/08/2010 9:42:26 PM PDT · by Bonshaugh · 21 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Oct 8, 2010 | Kirk Makin
    Police are winning the unceasing war over the rights of suspected criminals on a major battleground – the Supreme Court of Canada. In a ruling full of friction between a bare majority of judges wanting to avoid hampering officers in their work and a minority fighting for the rights of the accused, the court said on Friday that while suspects have a right to consult a lawyer and to be informed of that right, they don’t have a right to legal counsel while they are being interrogated.
  • Why the President Is Simply Wrong on Civil Rights

    07/10/2010 4:16:08 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Root ^ | July 10, 2010 at 6:00 AM | Lenny McAllister
    How can a former constitutional law professor, an attorney general and an iconic organization get it so wrong on civil rights? When you look at it, it is hard to tell if the White House, the Department of Justice and the NAACP are merely a collective sign of the times or the reasons why the times are sadly changing. Over the course of the past week, all three iconic institutions have corrupted the legacy of civil rights activism in America, using their efforts to support legal initiatives that pervert the legacy of black civil rights leaders with self-serving and misguided...
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/26/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 194+ views ^ | not given | Zsolt Aradi
    Our Lady of Good Counsel   by Zsolt Aradi The majesty of the Roman countryside has remained unchanged for centuries. Just to the south of the city rise the famous Castelli Romani, the Roman Castles, the popular name given to the hills and townships in Rome's immediate neighborhood. These hills are studded with the palaces of the once rich nobility of Rome who leave the city whenever the depressive and humid scirocco hits the Eternal City. The Castelli Romani are still a part of Rome, yet once we enter that district around Palestrina, popularly called Ciociaria, we are in a...
  • Office of Legal Council nominee criticized for ‘bizarre’ defenses of abortion

    03/31/2009 7:31:37 AM PDT · by em2vn · 13 replies · 650+ views
    catholic news agency ^ | 03-31-09 | staff
    Dawn Johnsen, nominee to head the White House Office of Legal Counsel, faces criticism from a pro-life group for her opposition to the federal partial-birth abortion ban and her comments characterizing pregnant mothers as “inevitable losers in the contraceptive lottery” and comparing pregnancy to slavery or being hit by a drunk driver.
  • Blagojevich general counsel resigns (William Quinlan)

    12/30/2008 9:32:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 808+ views
    KWQC ^ | 12/30/08
    Blagojevich general counsel resignsAssociated Press - December 30, 2008 8:14 PM ET CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief lawyer has quit the administration to go back to private practice. William Quinlan resigned today as general counsel, a state government job. Quinlan is the latest top adviser to Blagojevich to resign since the Chicago Democrat was arrested on federal corruption charges earlier this month. Other recent departures include former chief of staff John Harris, who was arrested along with Blagojevich, and Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee. Blagojevich has been accused of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate...
  • Two USF students to be in a Tampa courtroom some time this week

    09/09/2007 6:39:22 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 5 replies · 413+ views ^ | 09/09/07 | tampabays10
    Tampa, Fl -- The lawyer from South Carolina that has represented the pair flew in to help the suspects find new council. He met with the family to come up with a strategy for the release of Youssef Megahed and Ahmed Mohamed. They were arrested in August for carrying explosives in their car. He predicts the government will fight hard to keep the men detained. He says had the men been of any other ethnicity they would have been ticket for speeding and continued on. Andy Savage, Attorney “The Justice Department now in these types of cases, no matter how...
  • Disregard subpoenas, Justice Dept. says

    07/12/2007 7:26:58 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 17 replies · 1,475+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 12, 2007 | By Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON — In a broadly worded legal opinion, the Justice Department has concluded that President Bush's former top lawyer, and possibly other senior White House officials, can ignore subpoenas from Congress to testify about the firings of U.S. attorneys. The three-page opinion raises questions about whether the Justice Department would prosecute senior administration officials if Congress voted to hold them in contempt for not cooperating with the investigation into the firing last year of eight top prosecutors. The opinion was prepared this week by the department's Office of Legal Counsel, in response to questions from former White House Counsel Harriet...
  • CA: UC said to break meeting laws - Exec pay votes must be open, counsel says

    05/02/2006 10:25:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 365+ views ^ | 5/2/06 | Todd Wallack
    The state Legislature's legal adviser says the University of California regents have violated state open-meeting laws by voting behind closed doors on executive pay packages. In a 12-page opinion, the Office of Legislative Counsel wrote that the state Education Code requires regents' committees to meet in public whenever they take action on compensation proposals involving the president, chancellors and certain other top executives. The regents have held at least a dozen such meetings in private during the past five years, UC records show. --snip-- "It is our opinion that a standing committee of the Board of Regents of the University...
  • Troops in Iraq Note Progress, Counsel Patience on Iraqi Freedom Day

    04/08/2006 6:55:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 280+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 3rd Class John R. Guardiano, USN
    WASHINGTON, April 8, 2006 – U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq three years ago when it was liberated from Saddam Hussein's regime and are back again during its reconstruction said today the country had made and continues to make great progress. But speaking today with military analysts during a conference call from Iraq, they urged U.S. media outlets and politicians to have patience with the mission, noting that Iraq's reconstruction will be a long, arduous, multiyear task. "One of the biggest differences in Baghdad, and throughout Iraq... is that the Iraqi military is doing really well, and they're taking over...
  • Last Independent Counsel Report Set For 'Release'; Focus On Clinton Administration

    01/15/2006 10:07:16 PM PST · by Spacetrucker · 9 replies · 1,150+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Sun Jan 15 2006 19:35:32 2006
    In Monday's edition of the NEW YORK SUN, reporter Brian McGuire and contributor R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., break the first look at the long-anticipated report from Independent Counsel David Barrett, whose investigation lasted 10 year and cost taxpayers $23 million. The SUN outlines the report's details surrounding the alleged illicit activity and cover up that involving former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros before and during his time in the Clinton Administration. The Sun reveals that the Barrett report connects the dots that allege that senior officials of the Clinton Administration hindered investigations by the IRS in both...
  • Unwise Counsel - Why was the White House so unprepared for the Miers flak?

    10/22/2005 10:05:25 PM PDT · by gpapa · 60 replies · 1,323+ views (WSJ) ^ | October 23, 2005 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    BY GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS Sunday, October 23, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT The Bush administration has made two kinds of mistakes with the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. One kind is substantive, the other procedural. The substantive mistakes have to do with Ms. Miers's qualifications, including her current position. It's entirely possible, of course, that if confirmed, Ms. Miers will become a stellar Supreme Court justice; history has produced surprises before. Earl Warren, after all, was a politician, and expected to be easily manipulated by the court's brighter intellects. William J. Brennan Jr. was a state judge of...
  • Counsel Probed Miller on Classified Info

    10/15/2005 5:18:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,529+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/05 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - The prosecutor in the CIA leak probe repeatedly asked New York Times reporter Judith Miller how Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff handled classified information in their discussions, and asked whether Cheney knew of their conversations. In a first-person account released Saturday on The Times' Web site, Miller recounted her recent grand jury testimony, which focused on her conversations in 2003 with Cheney's closest aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Miller said she "didn't think" she heard covert CIA officer Valerie Plame's name from Libby. "I said I believed the information came from another source, whom I could...
  • NYC terror trial jurors seek judge counsel (Lynne Stewart)

    02/08/2005 6:31:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 685+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - A month of deliberations in the trial of a lawyer and two others accused of helping terrorists appears to be taking its toll on jurors, leading two of them to ask to speak with the judge Tuesday. The text of what was said in the two jurors' separate meetings with U.S. District Judge John Koeltl was sealed. The proceedings were witnessed by a lawyer for the government and a lawyer for the defense teams, and raised the possibility of a mistrial. After the two jurors met with the judge, the three defendants and their lawyers gathered...
  • CA: L.A. Unified Selects Special Counsel (LAUSD)

    12/23/2004 10:03:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 374+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/23/04 | Cara Mia DiMassa
    The Los Angeles Board of Education has chosen a Pasadena assistant city attorney as its new special counsel, a lawyer with the backing of union leaders and the school board president but far less experience than others seeking the job. According to several sources familiar with the selection process, the school board voted 4-3 in a closed session to offer Maribel S. Medina the position, which could pay up to $240,000 a year. Medina specializes in land-use, environmental and real estate law. The vote to hire Medina is the latest in a series of board decisions that have caused some...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Miers Picked As White House Counsel

    11/17/2004 2:33:11 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 6 replies · 578+ views
    AP ^ | 11/17/04 | TERENCE HUNT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday named Harriet Miers, a longtime Texas associate, as White House counsel. Miers succeeds Alberto Gonzales, nominated by Bush to be attorney general, said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. "Harriet Miers is a trusted adviser on whom I have long relied for straightforward advice," Bush said in a statement. "Harriet has the keen judgment and discerning intellect necessary to be an outstanding counsel," the president said. "She is a talented lawyer whose great integrity, legal scholarship and grace have long marked her as one of America's finest lawyers." Formerly Bush's personal lawyer in Texas,...
  • Statement from Tom Josefiak, Gen Counsel to BC04, Regarding A Court Filing Today in DC

    09/01/2004 11:37:55 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 492+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 1, 2004
    Statement from Tom Josefiak, General Counsel to Bush Cheney '04, Regarding A Court Filing Today in Washington, DC(title edited for length) ARLINGTON, VA -- Tom Josefiak, General Counsel to Bush Cheney '04 issued the following statement today:"Today, the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign moved forward on President Bush's commitment to shut down illegal activities of those soft money 527s that engage in federal elections.  Over five months ago, we filed administrative complaints with the FEC to stop certain 527 organizations from their stated goal of spending more than $300 million in banned soft money on the presidential election.  To date, the FEC...
  • Justices Hear Case on Using Death Photos of Official

    12/04/2003 5:46:57 AM PST · by OESY · 19 replies · 325+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2003 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 — Although Vincent W. Foster Jr., the Clinton administration's deputy White House counsel, killed himself more than 10 years ago, the controversy provoked by his death has yet to run its course. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on whether the Freedom of Information Act obliges the government to make public the graphic photographs that the police took of the death scene in Fort Marcy Park in McLean, Va. The question was whether the release of the photographs, sought by a California lawyer who questions the official conclusion that the death was a suicide, would be...

    10/04/2003 9:02:58 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 275+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2003 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales yesterday ordered White House employees to hand over documents related to the leak of a CIA officer's name and said no one can claim attorney-client privilege, as Hillary Clinton did during the Whitewater probe.</p> <p>Faced with a subpoena for Whitewater documents from Independent Counsel Ken Starr, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1997 fought all the way to the Supreme Court to avoid handing over notes of her conversation with a White House lawyer, which she claimed were privileged.</p>
  • Law Professor urges UN to invade USA? Could U.N. use military force on U.S.?

    03/15/2003 10:46:05 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 251 replies · 517+ views ^ | march 15,2003 | Art Moore
    By Art Moore © 2003 Could the U.N. use military force to prevent the United States and Britain from waging war on Iraq without a Security Council mandate? United Nations headquarters in New York Some anti-war groups are urging the world body to invoke a little-known convention that allows the General Assembly to step in when the Security Council is at an impasse in the face of a "threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression." The willingness by the U.S. and Britain to go to war with Iraq without Security Council authorization is the...

    01/14/2003 12:40:30 PM PST · by grantswank · 9 replies · 1,340+ views | Janaury 14 03 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    HOW MOM TEACHES DAUGHTER TO YELL AT DAD J. Grant Swank, Jr., POB 1984, Windham ME 04062 Pastor, New Hope Church, Windham ME It is very, very subtle — over time, involving complicated life situations, supported by fem bonding, allowing for anti-male emotions, pulling from the baser nature of the female, and so forth. Writing about this subject can be raw and refined. The refined part has to do with psychology and ethics. The raw part has to do with real life — madness, meanness, and basically lack of respect for father / husband. So let’s start with the bottom...
  • Activists Push Church to Excommunicate Pro-choice Candidate

    08/27/2002 5:42:56 PM PDT · by happytobealive · 154 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | August 27, 2002 | Joel Kurth
    <p>PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP -- Anti-abortion activists have launched a small but vocal movement to excommunicate pro-choice Attorney General Jennifer Granholm from the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p>Since early June, a group of 10-30 protesters have picketed outside of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth Township, where the Democratic nominee for governor is a member. Foes say Granholm is a heretic because she is Catholic yet adamantly pro-choice.</p>
  • FREEP the Abortion Parish This Morning

    08/25/2002 8:51:23 AM PDT · by happytobealive · 55 replies · 384+ views
    Based on Various Publications | August 25, 2002 | happytobealive
    SUPPORT THE PRO-LIFE GROUND TROOPS WITH YOUR LONG-RANGE E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS. It’s Sunday morning and pro-life protesters are at full force pricking the consciences of the churchgoers at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan. Why don't we have messages waiting for the parish staff as they return from mass. Surely the Cardinal also would want to hear from us. SITUATION SUMMARY: Jennifer Grandholm, pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate, is a lector at the parish. On August 4, the Associate Pastor, Fr. Doc Ortman, published an essay in the parish bulletin saying a person’s views on abortion should have...
  • Jesus Is Pro-Choice Says Priest

    08/24/2002 1:26:21 PM PDT · by happytobealive · 135 replies · 1,338+ views
    ASSOCIATE PASTOR TELLS WHY ABORTION CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IS A PARISIONER IN GOOD STANDING: Many people have come to me in the two weeks just past to ask about television ads which point out that Ms. Granholm, our sister, is pro choice. The concern has come from a mistaken notion that being pro choice is equal to being pro abortion. However, choice is part of the very foundation of our Catholic Christian Community. There are some who would gloss over theological reflection for the sake of emotion; these people often end up persecuting other brothers and sisters through their ignorance....