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  • Debo Adegbile: At least one enemy Obama was not able to force on us

    09/17/2014 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the great delight of those who value and cherish American freedoms, Barack Obama has once again failed to put the power to destroy our Constitution in the hands of Debo Adegbile. Monday this warrior of destruction was forced to withdraw his name from consideration as Obama’s attack dog at the Department of Justice. He would have been the chief Civil Rights lawyer for Eric Holder, another enemy of our freedoms. The magnitude of this victory cannot be overstated. What we have avoided is the placement of a yet another man who is essentially a foreigner being placed in a...
  • Obama civil-rights nominee withdraws (Debo Adegbile)

    09/15/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Criticized for zealously defending a cop killer, President Barack Obama’s beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department’s civil rights division has withdrawn his nomination. The law firm of WilmerHale said Debo Adegbile has returned to private practice in its New York office. The White House confirmed that Mr. Adegbile withdrew his nomination. The Senate blocked Mr. Adegbile’s nomination in March, with critics citing his representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted 30 years ago of murdering a Philadelphia police officer. As the former head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Mr. Adegbile helped Abu-Jamal get his death sentence overturned....
  • It’s Politics Over Conscience For Most Democrats

    03/10/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-10-14 | Warren Beatty
    Why was the Senate vote to not confirm Debo Adegbile a surprise? Because it was about politics, not about Adegbile. To be specific, 46 of 54 Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted politics, to confirm Adegbile. That means that 46 Democrats (and one independent who caucuses with Democrats) demonstrated where there real priorities lie. And it means that seven Democrats voted their consciences. If ever proof that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are political hacks was needed, this is it. The Senate, by a 47-52 vote (8 Democrats joined 44 Republicans - Reid's...
  • Well, I'll Cry Tomorrow: Medea, Debo Get No R-S-P-E-C-T

    03/09/2014 7:23:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/9/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    This week President Obama, following a long string of bloopers that the media underplays or ignores, spelled respect "R-S-P-E-C-T'". It was a fitting blunder in a week in which he and America's left wing took a series of pratfalls.
  • For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill (as in Capitol)

    03/08/2014 10:38:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 8, 2014 1:03 PM EST | Julie Pace
    In late December, President Barack Obama’s new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a few ideas of his own, including a request for more social events with lawmakers at the White House. […] Yet it appears unlikely that the White House’s attempt to warm relations with Congress will help Obama advance his legislative agenda. Republicans have little incentive to improve ties with Obama at this point in his second term, particularly given his sagging approval ratings. Both parties are making clear they...
  • NPR's Liberal Geography: Our Taxes pay for an outfit having trouble identifying north and south

    03/07/2014 6:53:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2014 | Ethel Fenig
    Democrats from President Barack Obama's very own party joined Republicans derailing Obama's nominee, Debo Adegbile, for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.Explaining the failure, the taxpayer funded National Public Radio (NPR) announced “a handful of southern Democrats joined Republicans yesterday to defeat President Obama’s choice to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.” Jonah Goldberg at National Review Online  helpfully named the "handful of southern Democrats", something NPR failed to do.  Here they are:  Chris Coons (Del.) Bob Casey (Pa.) Mark Pryor (Ark.) Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) Joe Manchin (W.V.) Joe Donnelly (Ind.)  John Walsh (Mont.)  And, of course,...
  • Black Panther leader, convicted of killing cop, released from prison ( Maryland )

    03/05/2014 8:53:46 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Fenton, Ian Duncan and Justin George
    Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short prison sentences for dozens of felons in recent years. ... Sager's son, who was 7 at the time of his father's death, said he was devastated. David Sager said he was warned of the outcome more than a month ago ... "My mother passed away two years ago, and in a way I'm glad that she's not around to see...
  • Senate Dem to oppose Mumia Abu Jamal-defender Obama appointee to run the Civil Rights Division

    03/03/2014 11:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last year, Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate in order to get Barack Obama’s appointees confirmed over Republican opposition. His latest appointee might be doomed anyway. Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) announced on Friday that he will oppose the confirmation of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at Justice on account of Adegbile’s activism for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal: Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) said Friday he will vote against Senate confirmation of Debo Adegbile, an Obama administration nominee who has been criticized for his role in trying to overturn the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal,...
  • Dem sees racial bias in defeat of Obama pick [the Left has run out of arguments]

    03/06/2014 1:56:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Wednesday's rejection of a nominee for the Justice Department revealed a racial "double standard." Harkin said the Republican opposition to Debo Adegbile, President Obama's choice to lead Justice's Civil Rights division, was hypocritical, given their support for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who had defended convicted criminals before joining the bench. “Here is the message we sent today: if you’re a young white person and you go to work for a law firm, you’re a lawyer sworn into the bar … and a law firm assigns you to defend a person who killed eight people...
  • A nomination so vile the Senate must say NO

    01/10/2014 11:11:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 1/10/2014 | Diane Sori
    Well folks he’s gone and done it again…Barack HUSSEIN Obama…the man who does NOT stand by our troops or their mission…the man who swept Fast & Furious and Benghazi under the rug…the man who shoved ObamaCare down our throats…the man who thinks spying on Americans is the new norm…the man who bows down to those out to kill us as he lets the enemy (in the guise of the Muslim Brotherhood) into our halls of government…that very man who is well-known for appointing the absolute worst people possible to fill government positions, has now nominated Debo Adegbile…a man with a...
  • Democrats Face Perils of Controversial Nominees in ‘Post-Nuclear’ Senate

    03/06/2014 4:03:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 5, 2014 | Meredith Shiner and Humberto Sanchez
    Not even Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. could convince an in-cycle Senate Democrat from his home state to switch his vote and support embattled Department of Justice nominee Debo P. Adegbile. In the view of Democratic optimists, Biden had made a rare and impromptu appearance at the Capitol on Wednesday to cast a potential tie-breaking vote for Adegbile. But in reality, Biden served as the last-ditch salesman from the administration, futilely chatting up members such as Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., inside the Senate chamber. Coons was one of seven Democrats to join Republicans to block Adegbile from being the...
  • US Senate Blocks Cop-Killer Apologist From DOJ Post… Reid Cries Racism!

    03/05/2014 10:40:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    Debo P. Adegbile was nominated by Obama to lead the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.The US Senate filibustered President Obama’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Seven Democrats joined Republicans in arguing against Debo P. Adegbile.The Washington Times reported: The Senate filibustered President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, with seven Democrats joining Republicans Wednesday in arguing his past history defending a convicted cop-killer made him the wrong man for the job.The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as a lawyer for the NAACP filed a brief arguing that former Black Panther Mumia...
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Debo P. Adegbile, of New York, to be Assistant AG

    03/05/2014 7:25:49 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    senate.gov ^ | March 05 2014
    Vote Summary Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Debo P. Adegbile, of New York, to be Assistant Attorney General ) Vote Number: 48 Vote Date: March 5, 2014, 11:58 AM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected Nomination Number: PN1241 Nomination Description: Debo P. Adegbile, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General Vote Counts: YEAs 47 NAYs 52 Not Voting 1 Grouped By Vote Position YEAs ---47 Baldwin (D-WI) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Booker (D-NJ) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Durbin (D-IL)...
  • Finally, One Obama Radical Bites the Dust

    03/06/2014 3:00:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 7, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The feckless Democratic senators who broke ranks with his royalness are probably responding to the latest polling data showing that Obama has reached his all-time low for job performance approval. The Fox News poll found that just 38 percent approve of the president's job performance and that 54 percent disapprove. Prior to this poll, his worst rating was 40/55 percent in November 2013. I happen...
  • How Common Core Killed the Cop Killer Counselor

    03/06/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-5-2014 | MOTUS
    Well that was embarrassing: Big Guy’s controversial selection to head DOJ’s civil rights division, Debo Adegbile, was rejected by the Senate in a stunning defeat. We’re not used to rejection, how did this happen? Why did Dirty Harry let the Debo nomination go to the vote if we didn’t have enough Senators to carry it? As it turns out, it looks like a simple math error: somebody just counted wrong. Harry was assured he had the requisite 51 votes on the floor, with Joey B standing by,just in case. I suppose this sort of thing was bound to happen, what...
  • He was unfairly rejected

    03/06/2014 4:55:28 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 21 replies
    Philadelphia Media Network ^ | 03-06-2014 | John Featherman
    Let me summarize about the man who was nominated by the President of the United States for a prestigious judicial position. He was born in New York State. He is of mixed ancestry. He attended a prestigious law school. He’s married and has two children. He’s been called one of the best litigators of his generation. He represented a death row inmate convicted for murder. He defended a very unpopular killer and made a lot of enemies for doing so – many who swore they would ruin his career. So when the vote came up to confirm him, senators from...
  • Obama Throws Hissy Fit Over Failed DOJ Nomination

    03/05/2014 7:04:33 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 57 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    The Obama administration is smarting over having egg on its face after the US Senate failed to confirm the nomination of Debo Adegbile for the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a stunning defeat after Harry Reid changed the rules were a nomination could now pass on a simple majority, the final tally was 47-52 against Adegbile. Democrats even brought in Joe Biden to cast the tiebreaking vote in order to confirm the nomination. However, seven Democrats (most likely looking at the upcoming midterm elections) split and voted against the nomination. When Obama nominated...
  • Statement from the President on the Senate’s Failure to Confirm Debo Adegbile

    03/05/2014 1:31:49 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 41 replies
    The White House ^ | 03-05-2014 | Barack Obama
    The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant. Mr. Adegbile’s qualifications are impeccable. He represents the best of the legal profession, with wide-ranging experience, and the deep respect of those with whom he has worked. His unwavering dedication to protecting every American’s civil and Constitutional rights under the law – including voting rights – could not be more important right now. And Mr. Adegbile’s personal story – rising from adversity to become someone who...
  • BREAKING: Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

    03/05/2014 12:42:21 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Senate has voted 52 to 47 to block the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. All Republicans and Democrats Coons, Heitkamp, Manchin, Pryor, Donnelly, Casey and Walsh voted against the nomination. Adegbile came under heavy fire for his voluntary advocacy of convicted and unrepentant cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Major law enforcement orgazations, inlcuding the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations, were opposed to the nomination. Philadelphia Democratic Prosecutor Seth Williams was also...
  • Dems turn on Obama nominee; president loses big vote in Senate

    03/05/2014 10:58:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 | Byron York
    ...Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the Senate chamber to break a possible tie -- a clear indication that the White House knew the nomination was in trouble. But there was no tie. Seven Democrats voted "no," joined by 44 Republicans -- the GOP's John Cornyn was the only senator not to vote -- capped off, finally, by Reid's procedural switch. The vote was a clear defeat for President Obama, who himself practiced civil rights law before taking up politics. The path forward for the Civil Rights Division position is not clear. But in the case of Debo Adegbile, even...
  • Senate shoots down Obama pick for DOJ civil rights post

    03/05/2014 11:50:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/05/2014
    President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's civil rights division has failed a Senate test vote and his confirmation is in jeopardy. The vote was 47-52, short of the needed majority. Eight Democrats joined Republicans to block the nominee, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who voted "no" so he would be able to bring up the nomination again in the future. The controversy over Debo Adegbile stems from legal representation of a man who is currently imprisoned for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman decades ago. It was unclear what the next step will be for...
  • Senate rejects Obama nominee who defended convicted cop killer

    03/05/2014 9:45:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate voted 47-52 Wednesday to reject controversial nominee Debo Adegbile as an assistant attorney general. Seven Democrats voted against moving forward with President Obama’s nomination of Adegbile, which the Fraternal Order of Police and other groups opposed because of his involvement in the defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) then switched his vote from yes to no in a move that allows him to bring the nomination up again for a future vote. Every Republican also voted against the nomination, sending it to defeat....
  • Ted Cruz[Opposes]Nominee: ‘Mr. President, This Is Insulting to Law Enforcement Officers Everywhere’

    03/04/2014 5:38:09 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday took a strong stance against President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, calling the nomination “insulting to law enforcement officers everywhere.” Cruz’s opposition to Debo Adegbile’s nomination stems from the man’s time with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. During that time, Adegbile volunteered to advocate for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. As Townhall’s Katie Pavlich notes, attorneys with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund were able to get Abu-Jamal’s death sentence overturned. “Mr. President, this is insulting to law enforcement officers...
  • Widow of Murdered Cop Wants to Testify at Confirmation Hearing for Controversial Obama Nominee

    01/31/2014 11:45:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014
    The widow of a Philadelphia police officer gunned down by a man whose lawyer has been picked by President Obama for a top civil rights post says she wants to testify at his confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that he backed Maureen Faulkner’s request to speak at Debo Adegbile’s nomination hearing. “She has requested that she be given the opportunity to be heard before the committee,” Grassley said. “I think it’s a reasonable request and I support it.” Adegbile has been described by critics as “radical,” “dangerous” and “outside the mainstream.” Obama nominated...
  • Under Leadership of Obama's DOJ Nominee, Race Used to Voluntarily Defend Cop Killer

    01/09/2014 10:55:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In January 2011, under the leadership of President Obama's current nominee to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, Debo Adegbile, attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund voluntarily took over the case of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulker, and he was given the death penalty. His conviction has been held up in multiple court rulings over the past three decades. "There are two wonderful attorneys taking over Mumia's case in the 30th year of his incarceration when most lawyers don't come near cases number...
  • Cop-Killer Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights

    01/08/2014 7:00:44 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 57 replies
    FREEDOM OUT POST ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Unrepentant Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights Posted By Pamela Geller on Jan 7, 2014 http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/former-black-panther-cop-killer-mumia-abu-jamals-attorney-head-obamas-justice-departments-civil-rights/ President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top civil rights enforcer is a race-obsessed lawyer who tried to permanently free unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Once again, Obama appoints the most vicious radical to a key leadership position. At Justice, no less. An anti-American, enemy of freedom demagogue. Obama’s hatred for this country sends shivers up my spine. Radical racist Debo Adegbile has worked hard to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal gunned down policeman Daniel Faulkner in Philly in...
  • FOP Sends Scathing Letter to Obama Opposing "Race-Baiting" Civil Rights Nominee

    01/08/2014 9:31:40 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    TownHall ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week the National Fraternal Order of Police, an organization representing 330,000 men and women in law enforcement, sent a scathing letter to President Obama strongly opposing Abegbile's nomination. "As world of this nomination spreads through the law enforcement community, reactions range from anger to incredulity. Under this nominee's leadership, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People volunteered their services to represent Wesley Cook, better known to the world as Mumia Abu-Jamal --- our country's most notorious cop-killer. There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by...
  • Obama’s DOJ civil rights nominee represented cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    12/30/2013 7:16:56 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2013 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division led the group that represents convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Debo Adegbile, who awaits Senate confirmation to become assistant attorney general for civil rights in Eric Holder’s DOJ, would bring a radical record on racial issues to his new job, which is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes.