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  • Is President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege valid?

    06/21/2012 6:37:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 20 June, 2012 | David Kopel
    As noted by Jonathan Adler, below, President Obama today asserted Executive Privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to comply with a document subpoena from the U.S. House Oversight Committee. The letter is here. The Committee will vote later today on a resolution to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. The Committee Report in support of the contempt resolution is here. A fact sheet on the contempt resolution is here. Fast & Furious was a program implemented by the Arizona office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, in Sept. 2009 through January 2011. In F&F, BATFE lied...
  • Obama to Female Clinton Supporters: Get Over It [4 Years Ago Today Obamugabe Dissed Women]

    06/21/2012 6:44:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies ^ | June 21, 2008
    Barack Obama made some female members of the Congressional Black Caucus pretty angry. When asked about what he was going to do to reach out to Hillary's supporters, he said that it was up to them to help him heal the divide and that women should really just "get over it."

    06/21/2012 6:59:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show. According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000). Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender. The Obama campaign on Wednesday lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his failure to immediately endorse the Lilly Ledbetter...
  • Obama Shows Contempt For American People By Invoking Executive Privilege Over Fast And Furious

    06/21/2012 7:06:10 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    Barack Obama's administration supplied the Mexican drug cartels with thousands of high-powered assault weapons pursuant to an operation dubbed Fast and Furious which have killed over 200 people, including border patrol agent Brian Terry, and now in Nixonian-style all the President's men are engaged in a coverup campaign which includes outright lies and obstructionist schemes before the Congressional committee investigating the bloody mess. Yesterday a clearly exacerbated House Oversight Committee was left with no option but to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt after he refused to produce relevant documents to investigators by relying upon the new-found claim of...
  • Research Shows Growing Republican, Democratic 'God Gap'

    06/20/2012 5:24:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    A new report by Pew Research Center shows more evidence of a growing religious divide between Republicans and Democrats. For the last couple of decades, election exit polls have shown a partisan divide based upon religious participation. Those who attend religious services frequently have been more likely to vote Republican while those who attend religious services less frequently, or are nonreligious, have been more likely to vote for Democrats. This split is sometimes called the "God gap." Pew Research Center finds further evidence for this growing partisan split in its values survey, conducted every five years. Respondents were asked whether...
  • (Big Chief) Elizabeth Warren for President? Democrats' Barren 2016 Bench

    06/20/2012 3:30:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/20/12 | Molly Ball
    Elizabeth Warren for President? Democrats' Barren 2016 BenchBy Molly Ball, The Atlantic | National Journal – 5 hrs ago Regardless of whether the president wins re-election, the Obama era will be over before long. Democrats will have to find a new leader on whom to pin their hopes. But who? I went to a conference of liberal activists this week hoping to find out whom the party's activist base sees as its up-and-coming stars. But the exercise turned out to be revealing largely for how unprepared people were to answer the question. Nearly every answer I got began with a...
  • All Networks but Fox Boycotting Fast and Furious Hearings

    06/20/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/20/12 | Vanity
    As if we needed more proof that the Rancid Media is boycotting the House Hearing on Fast and Furious, Fox is the only network covering it. On CNN, a report on the bond market. On HLN, a report on today's hot weather. On MSNBC, a report on the need for another stimulus package. On NECN, a report on the Sandusky trial.
  • Can the Democrats really be this out of touch?

    06/20/2012 10:40:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 06/20/2012 | Sal Russo
    Can the Democrats really be this out of touch? . First, President Obama makes the claim that "the private sector is doing fine" and now Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill appears to have 'one-upped' our disconnected President with her own outrageous and false statement. . U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said in an interview with the Quincy Journal that “the Senate passed a budget in August — in fact, we did better.”  Unfortunately for the Democrat U.S. Senator from Missouri, this claim is untrue.  . The Democrat controlled U.S. Senate has shirked their sworn duties and refused to address the fiscal...
  • Democrats to intercept Supreme Court ruling on immigration

    06/20/2012 11:43:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    This article if from April. I didn't see it posted on FR. I am posting it upon news today on Fox that the Dems are preparing open warfare against a SCOTUS decision to back the Arizona law. Per Fox, Dems allied with open border La Raza types will use endless lawfare and intimidation to overturn this law if it is upheld by SCOTUS. =================================================== The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over Arizona’s immigration-crackdown law, but Democrats are already preparing for a potential loss by saying they’ll try to pass legislation stripping states of the power to enact their own immigration...
  • Obama campaign files FEC complaint to force American Crossroads to disclose its donors

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

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

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

    06/20/2012 12:29:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 33 replies
    Commentary ^ | 6/20/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a problem with the accuracy of his congressional testimonies. For example, on May 3, 2011, Holder – when asked when he became aware of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, told the House Judiciary Committee, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” But as CBS News reported, “Internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.” This forced Holder to confess to Senate Republicans that...
  • Obama In 2007: Executive Privilege Is "Subject To Abuse"

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

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

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

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

    06/20/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 20, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    The rule of law that safeguards all Americans is what our brave men and women have fought and even died on the field of battle for, and in one swift switchblade move, President Obama has decided that he will decide nearly a million illegal criminals will not have to abide by federal and state laws. Obama also practiced this same despotic action when he decided in February 2011to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which congress passed in 1996, that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage. But the despotic Obamarule did not stop there, because there...
  • Obama & Holder – Fast & Furious Contempt Proceedings – Blame Bush

    06/20/2012 1:32:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow
    President Obama and Eric Holder have decided to blame Bush for their Fast & Furious gun program that sent thousands of US guns to Mexican drug cartels, gangs and murderers who used them to kill Mexicans and Americans. A live stream of the contempt proceedings against Eric Holder can be seen in real time HERE. ( Watch this 2009 video showing that Obama’s DOJ, run by Eric Holder, rolled out the new Fast & Furious gun program. Smoking Gun: Obama Ordered Operation Fast and Furious - Project Gunrunner - 2009 The prelude to the Obama/Holder Fast & Furious gun...
  • White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as "Political Theater"

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