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  • WH equates Ground Zero Mosque fight to how CHRISTIANS

    08/16/2010 7:34:09 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 31 replies
    msnbc/ ^ | 8/15/2010 | Chuck Todd
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  • MSNBC Mosque Double-Standard: Went Crazy Over Kostric Bearing Arms On Church Property

    08/16/2010 4:53:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When people seek to build a mosque near Ground Zero, the consensus among MSNBC liberals seems to be that their exercise of First Amendment rights to freedom of religion cannot be questioned. But it was a different story at MSNBC when, hours before and blocks away from where Pres. Obama was scheduled to speak, a man exercised his Second Amendment right to bear arms. Readers will recall the case of William Kostric. He was the New Hampshire man who was part of a protest group in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in August 2009 when Pres. Obama came to town for a...
  • Obama's comments take mosque story national (Now backtracking)

    08/14/2010 12:16:24 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | August 14, 2010 | James Hohmann and Maggie Haberman and Mike Allen
    President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to defuse the controversy over his remarks on plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero, insisting that he wasn’t endorsing the specific project but making a general plea for religious tolerance toward all. "In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion,” Obama told reporters Saturday when asked about his remarks at a White House dinner marking the start of Ramadan. “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” Obama...
  • EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers--The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights

    07/28/2010 3:12:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Editorial
    Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus. Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least...
  • Dem Postpones Hearing on Lockerbie, After Key Witnesses Rebuff His Request to ‘Clear the Air’

    07/28/2010 5:13:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 5+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/28/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Accusing Scottish and British officials and BP executives of “stonewalling,” the Democratic senator who was to have chaired a hearing this week on the Lockerbie controversy announced Tuesday that it would be postponed. “We are at a place where no witnesses of consequence has the courage to step forward and clear the air,” Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey told reporters. “They would prefer to sweep this under the rug.” The scheduled Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing was supposed to look into suspicions that the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing case happened because...
  • The Lockerbie Lie

    07/27/2010 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Terrorism: The administration says it was surprised and angry at the Lockerbie bomber's "compassionate" release. Now a letter reveals that it actually lobbied for it. Was this malicious intent or mere incompetence? Last week, at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama was asked what he thought about a possible Senate investigation into the "Lockerbie bomber stuff" — namely that British Petroleum, among its other sins, lobbied the British government to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in order to win oil contracts from the Libyan government. Obama replied: "I think all of us...
  • Congress Cancels Lockerbie Hearings. (How convenient)

    07/27/2010 5:18:34 PM PDT · by chuckee · 18 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/27/2010 | Michael Isikoff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Senate committee has canceled a much-publicized hearing slated for this Thursday on the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber after the panel was turned down in its request for key witnesses from BP and the British and Scottish governments. An aide to Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who was slated to chair the hearing, informed
  • Lockerbie Probe May Prove Uncomfortable for Obama Administration (Our Elvil Regime Not US Friendly)

    07/26/2010 4:20:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – The four Democratic U.S. senators probing the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing believe there were links to a BP oil deal, but their inquiry may have the unintended consequence of raising questions about just how strongly the Obama administration opposed the Libyan’s release. Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in which 270 people were killed. Sentenced to life in prison, he was freed and sent home last summer “on compassionate grounds,” after medical experts said he was dying of prostate cancer....
  • The Lockerbie Conspiracy ( So was there a deal and just who knew what?)

    07/25/2010 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 2+ views
    spectator.co.uk ^ | Friday, 16th July 2010 | Alex Massie
    First things first: it is extremely inconvenient, even embarrassing, that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is still alive nearly a year after he was released from Greenock Prison on the grounds that he was believed to have not much more, and perhaps fewer, than three months to live. Nevertheless, the fact that he has lived longer than expected does not advance or give any greater credence to the notion that there was some conspiracy designed to free him come what may and regardless of any other considerations. Nor is there any evidence, despite recent press reports, that BP (everyone's favourite whipping boy...
  • White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber

    07/25/2010 12:02:37 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 255 replies · 8+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jason Allardyce and Tony Allen
    <p>THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.</p> <p>Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.</p>
  • DOCTOR: I SAID LOCKERBIE BOMBER WOULD SURVIVE

    07/25/2010 3:06:50 AM PDT · by Scottish Knight · 16 replies
    Daily Express ^ | July 25, 2010 | By Ben Borland
    A SPECIALIST who examined the Lockerbie bomber revealed yesterday that he warned the Scottish Government that the cancer which won the Libyan his freedom would not kill him within three months. The warning, revealed to The Sunday Express by Professor Jonathan Waxman of the Hammersmith Hospital, London, heaps further pressure on Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to justify the decision to release terrorist Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds 11 months ago.
  • Lock up the Lockerbie bomber

    07/17/2010 3:34:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2010 | Editorial
    Now even the Brits admit it: Handing a get-out-of-jail-free card to a terrorist who brought down Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270, was a mistake. It's about time. But why stop there? London should now do everything in its power to get Abdel Basset al-Megrahi back from Libya and behind bars, where he belongs. Washington should hold Britain's feet to the fire on that. And press Libya, too. "The new British government is clear that Megrahi's release was a mistake," a UK envoy said this week, echoing a statement by a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron. Megrahi...
  • Eric Holder Raises Question on Death Penalty for Sept. 11 Mastermind

    07/12/2010 3:15:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via CNS NEWS.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | Pete Yost, Associated Press
    SNIPPET: "Washington (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says there's a real question about whether a terrorist suspect such as self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can face the death penalty if he were to plead guilty before a military commission."
  • The Obama Administration Protected Black Panther Who Advocates Killing White Babies

    07/06/2010 5:19:34 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 44 replies
    The Obama Administration Protected Black Panther Who Advocates Killing White Babies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN67KJdd6Mw NAKED EMPEROR NEWS
  • Palestinian Authority Fatah Terrorists Murder Israeli Policemen

    06/15/2010 4:39:25 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 6 replies · 150+ views
    Terrorist gunmen belonging to Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the official "military wing" of Fatah, ambushed Israeli police officers as they were driving along a road from Hevron.From CBN:"Two officers, one in critical and one in serious condition, were airlifted to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and Soroka Hospital in Beersheva." "Command Sgt. Maj. Yehoshua Sofer, 39, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital." "Both officers were shot in the chest, according to Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene of the attack. A third officer sustained less serious gunshot wounds and a fourth was lightly injured by shrapnel.""The al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades, the "armed wing" of the Palestinian...
  • Sources: Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week

    06/11/2010 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Al B. · 132 replies · 2,884+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2010 | William Kristol
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not...
  • Under Obama a Nation of (Cherry Picked) Laws

    05/26/2010 7:15:51 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies · 323+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/26/10 | alaphiah
    So who died and made John Morton King? Under the presidency of Barry Hussein Soetoro the United States of America has officially become a lawless Nation. When John Morton assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can openly and without any fear of reprisal or retribution pick and chose laws that he doesn’t like and then chose to disregard a validly implemented law, that act is the essence of lawlessness. (see article) So do we now live in a country where anyone in the United States can chose to disregard a law with which they disagree,...
  • Obama Dishonors Memory of Murdered Rancher Rob Krentz

    05/21/2010 12:47:20 PM PDT · by ravenwolf · 33 replies · 900+ views
    The potriot update | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | John Lillpop
    Obama Dishonors Memory of Murdered Rancher Rob Krentz By John Lillpop Wednesday, May 19, 2010 By all accounts, Arizona rancher Robert Krentz was a decent man who had the awful misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was murdered in cold blood. The wrong place was on his own private property in Arizona. Wrong, because Krentz, an American citizen, was shot and killed by an illegal alien (allegedly) from Mexico. The wrong time was close to midnight on March 27. According to authorities, the motive for this cold-blooded slaughter may have something to do...
  • Senate probes Ft. Hood-linked imam's escape

    05/20/2010 11:22:02 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies · 494+ views
    WND ^ | May 20, 2010 | N/A
    Lieberman panel seeks info on Awlaki's '02 catch-n-release Stonewalled by the Justice Department in its efforts to get to the bottom of intelligence lapses that led to the Fort Hood massacre, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has broadened its probe to look into why Justice a year after 9/11 withdrew an arrest warrant for the radical American-born imam who corresponded with the Fort Hood terrorist. WND has learned that the chief counsel for the Senate panel, led by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., has requested an interview with a federal agent who shortly after 9/11 attacks worked with the Joint Terrorism...
  • Mr. Holder’s Inexplicable Behavior (Another Holder fiasco)

    05/20/2010 9:38:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 1,638+ views
    The News & Advance ^ | May 20, 2010 | Editorial
    No doubt, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is a smart man: a former federal judge, U.S. attorney, Columbia University graduate, the first black American to serve as attorney general. But sometimes you have to wonder if he’s politically tone deaf. There have been the well publicized gaffes and missteps over terror trials in New York City federal courts, the Mirandizing of terrorists and his declaration that Arizona’s new immigration law is unconstitutional, despite his not having read the law. But what is most galling to Virginians — Central Virginians, especially — is his inexplicable behavior and stony silence in the...
  • U.S. Government Pays $23,000 a Month to Mosque of Ft. Hood Shooting Supporter Al-Awlaki

    05/13/2010 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,058+ views
    Congressman John Carter ^ | 5/13/10 | Congressman John Carter
    (WASHINGTON, DC) – The Virginia mosque of the radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, credited as the key link behind the Fort Hood shootings, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, and the Times Square bomber, has been receiving $23,000 a month from the U.S. Census Bureau for rent of an office building the mosque owns in the Washington suburbs. “I wonder do we actually even have a Department of Homeland Security,” says Congressman John Carter (R-TX), who represents the Fort Hood area in the House. “The purpose for creating this cabinet-level agency in 2002 was to coordinate all agencies of the federal...
  • Holder: Taliban Behind Times Square Attack (Won’t Discuss Why Team Obama Took Him Off Terror List)

    05/09/2010 9:20:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1,535+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | May 9, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Eric Holder today admitted that the Taliban was behind the attempted bombing in Times Square by Faisal Shahzad. The Political Punch reported: In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. “We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.” “We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction.” Of course Holder was not asked why Faisal Shahzad was...
  • Did President Obama & Eric Holder Suspend Another Bush Era Terrorist Investigation?

    05/05/2010 6:31:52 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 7 replies · 318+ views
    The Strata Sphere ^ | 5/5/10 | AJ Stata
    We all know AG Eric Holder’s ‘Justice’ Department (sort of a oxymoron these days) closed down Bush era terrorist investigations into Major Nidal Hasan (killer in the Ft Hood Massacre) and probably also into radical US-born cleric al Aulaqi (see here, here and here for details). It is pretty obvious that shutting down the surveillance of these American traitors working with our enemies also gave Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab an opening to nearly bring down a plane full of passengers on Christmas Day as it landed in Detroit, MI.
  • Faisal Shahzad: Time Square Bomber, Islamic Terrorist (Shahzad Faisal)[Naturalized April 17th, 2009]

    05/04/2010 2:04:48 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 93 replies · 3,372+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 12:01 am | MCCAIN
    An Islamic terrorist named Faisal Shahzad is the Time Square bomber according to media reports. He is Muslim of Pakistani heritage with dual citizenship in the United States, a registered Democrat in the state of Connecticut who may be an Obama donor. He was recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen under the Obama administration’s lenient open door policy. Shahzad Faisal as identified by NBC News, or Faisal Shahzad as identified by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin. He was arrested at JFK airport in New York trying to flee the country back to Pakistan...
  • Pentagon offers partial response to Fort Hood subpoenas

    04/28/2010 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 28, 2010 | By Leo Shane III and Jeff Schogol
    WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials on Tuesday agreed to release some documents subpoenaed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee but still refuse to send witnesses to testify about the soldier accused in last fall’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood. Leslie Phillips, spokeswoman for the committee, in an e-mail called the decision “an affront to Congress’s Constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight” and said that committee chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., is weighing further legal action. But lawmakers may be limited in what they can do to force the Pentagon to comply with the subpoena, according to legal experts. At issue is...
  • Is sexual sadism a mitigating factor in a rape and murder case? (0's nominee to the 2nd Circuit)

    04/28/2010 9:48:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies · 435+ views
    Power Line ^ | 4/28/2010 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings this afternoon on the nomination of Judge Robert Chatigny to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Chatigny can expect plenty of skepticism about his suitability, given his handling of a case involving Michael Ross, a Connecticut serial killer who raped and murdered at least eight women and girls. The facts are summarized in this article in the American Spectator. Chatigny found that the sexual sadism of Ross -- known as the Roadside Strangler -- was a mitigating factor in his case. He went so far as to state that, given his sadism,...
  • Jimmy Carter and Sudan’s genocidal regime

    04/28/2010 8:50:56 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies · 310+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/28/10 | Walid Phares and Khairi Abaza
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is often lauded by the Arab world for championing the Palestinian cause. However, after stumbling into the world of Sudanese politics, Carter has lost all credibility. Inexplicably, Carter gave his blessing (with perfunctory caveats) to a rigged election that has handed victory to a genocidal war criminal who granted safe haven to Osama bin Laden in the 1990s. Sudan held polls earlier this month (April 11-16) to elect a president and a legislature. These were the country’s first elections there since Omar El-Bashir’s Islamist military junta overthrew the government in 1989. While some Arab observers...
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.
  • Pentagon stonewall

    04/25/2010 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2010 | Editorial
    What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan’s extremist views and his ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn’t they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood six months ago? It’s a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot. But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public. Which is why the two top senators on the Homeland Security Committee — Joe Lieberman (I/D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have subpoenaed stonewalling Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder. “We have...
  • Obama bans Islam, jihad from US security strategy { Sharia law?}

    04/07/2010 4:14:54 AM PDT · by Tigen · 17 replies · 909+ views
    Ynet ^ | 4-7-10 | AP Published
    President Barack Obama's advisers will remove religious terms such as "Islamic extremism" from the central document outlining the US national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.
  • AG Eric Holder Helps MS13 Illegal Alien Gangbangers Charged With Murder

    04/05/2010 10:46:03 AM PDT · by AuntB · 27 replies · 2,286+ views
    Judicialwatch ^ | April 2, 2010 | Judicial watch
    Three illegal immigrant gang members who faced the death penalty for murdering a Maryland man last summer have been spared by the nation’s chief law enforcement officer who has ordered prosecutors not to seek the maximum punishment. Attorney General Eric Holder intervened on behalf of the El Salvadoran gangbangers by directing federal prosecutors handling their conspiracy and murder case to rule out the death penalty, according to a Virginia-based news web site that broke the story this week. The three illegal immigrants are members of a notoriously violent street gang called Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) that has spread throughout the country...
  • A Blind Eye for Hamas’ Victims

    03/29/2010 5:10:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | -- | Anav Silverman
    It is not every day that Human Rights Watch (HRW) comes out with a report that accurately highlights Hamas war crimes against Israel, but in the case of the Thai worker killed by a Gaza rocket on March 18, 2009, HRW did just that.The tragic story of Manee Singmueangphon , a Thai migrant worker who was killed when a rocket struck an Israeli greenhouse north of Gaza on Thursday March 18, was barely given any in-depth coverage in the mainstream media. Most news reports simply stated that a Thai migrant worker was killed in a rocket attack, not even giving...
  • Clinton: Decision to escalate row with Israel 'is paying off'

    03/20/2010 1:26:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,074+ views
    Haaretz Service ^ | March 20, 2010
    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the Obama administration's decision to ramp up pressure on Israel over construction of Jewish homes in East Jerusalem was bringing results. In an interview with BBC television, Clinton was asked whether escalating the tone with Israel had paid off. She said: "I think we're going to see the resumption of the negotiation track and that means that it is paying off because that's our goal." Advertisement Over the past two weeks Israel has sought to cool American ire over plans for 1,600 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish...
  • Column One: Obama&#8217;s war on Israel

    03/20/2010 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Tigen · 14 replies · 650+ views
    Jpost ^ | 3-19-10 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Obama himself claims that he has launched a political war against Israel in the interest of promoting peace. But this claim, too, does not stand up to scrutiny. On Friday, Obama ordered Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to present Netanyahu with a four-part ultimatum. First, Israel must cancel the approval of the housing units in Ramat Shlomo. Second, Israel must prohibit all construction for Jews in Jerusalem neighborhoods built since 1967. Third, Israel must make a gesture to the Palestinians to show them we want peace. The US suggests releasing hundreds of Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons. Fourth, Israel must...
  • What Crisis?

    03/20/2010 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama needs every vote he can get in the House of Representatives for health care this week. So it would not do to have some of his liberal friends on the Hill think there is a crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations right now. Asked by FOX News’ Bret Baer directly if the recent diplomatic storm was a crisis, the President said no. He spoke of the decision by a mid-level Interior Ministry official in Jerusalem to allow housing units to be built in the Jewish section of the city. “Not helpful,” the President described the routine issuance of a building...
  • Holder: Detainees’ Lawyers Are “Patriots”(Holder wishes us to respect those who defend terror)

    03/19/2010 11:12:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies · 363+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3/19/10 | Mike Levine
    Two weeks after a conservative group disparaged Justice Department lawyers who previously represented terror suspects, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday weighed in for the first time, calling such lawyers "patriots." “Those who reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values do not deserve to have their own values questioned,” Holder told a group of lawyers who offer "pro bono," or voluntary, legal services. "Let me be clear about this: Lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be treated as what they are: patriots." The crowd, gathered to honor Holder with an award from the Washington-based Pro...
  • Gaza rocket kills man in south, Israel vows strong response

    03/18/2010 7:00:19 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 29 replies · 824+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 15:31 18/03/2010 | By Yanir Yagna and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents
    Senior ministers on Thursday vowed that Israel would issue a "strong" response after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip killed a migrant worker in the south earlier in the day. Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai declared Hamas responsible for the rocket that hit Moshav Nativ Ha'asara, even though it was not launched by militants from the ruling movement. Deputy Premier Silvan Shalon vowed that "the the Israeli response will be appropriate. It will be strong," adding: "This is a crossing of the red line, which Israel cannot accept. It was the first deadly rocket attack since...
  • Obama Wags the Dog with the Obama Intifada

    03/17/2010 5:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 471+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2010 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama's health care plan is swirling the drain. Americans don't like it -- the latest Rasmussen poll has just 43 percent of Americans in favor, with 53 percent opposed -- and that dislike has the Obama administration suggesting that polls don't actually mirror the will of the American people. "They're waiting for us to act," Obama told a crowd in Ohio on Monday. "They don't want us reading polls. They want us to look and see what is the best thing for America." This is paternalism of the highest order -- he knows what's better for us than we...
  • Blame Israel First

    03/17/2010 5:31:07 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 4 replies · 173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/17/2010 | Aaron Goldstein
    Amazing as it would seem, by all appearances the Obama Administration is angrier at Israel for building houses for Jews than it is at Iran for building a nuclear weapon intended to kill Jews. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is undoubtedly grinning from ear to ear. And why shouldn't he? When he and the Mullahs crushed the streets protests after last year's fraudulent Iranian elections; President Obama proclaimed it wasn't America's place to meddle. Meanwhile, Israel doesn't need to fire a single shot. It doesn't even need to break ground. All Israel had to do was to merely announce plans to build new...
  • Tom Gross: Palestinian Authority honours terrorist; White House mute

    03/16/2010 6:03:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 225+ views
    naational post ^ | 3/16/10 | Tom Gross
    The papers are full of reports about the startling criticism of Israel by the Obama administration — a criticism of a type not used by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton against many human rights abusing-governments the world over during the past year. (Who cares, for example, that 50,000 Muslim Burmese refugees are on the verge of starvation in Bangladesh, when you can bash Israel day after day, as the Obama administration did last week?) The Los Angeles Times noted that “Hillary Rodham Clinton’s harsh words stunned Israel.” The Wall Street Journal reported that “Clinton levied a blistering rebuke of Israel”...
  • More than 100 injured in 'Day of Rage' Israeli-Palestinian clashes [Hope & Change]

    03/16/2010 3:34:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 264+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3-16-10 | Edmund Sanders and Maher Abukhater
    Palestinians fueled by anger over what they see as Israeli expansions into Palestinian-dominated areas clash with police in East Jerusalem. Rising political and religious tensions in Jerusalem spilled into the streets Tuesday with a string of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police that left more than 100 people injured. In scenes reminiscent of past uprisings, dozens of Palestinian youths, some with scarves masking their faces, pelted police with rocks, blocked roads and burned tires in half a dozen neighborhoods around East Jerusalem. Israeli police, who have been on high alert for days, responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun...
  • Fort Hood lawyer blogs again, despite gag order, on injustices in case against Major Nidal Hasan

    03/13/2010 3:49:39 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 654+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13th, 2010 | Aleksandra Kulczuga
    Following a two-week absence, the Fort Hood attorney was back at it Friday despite a gag order, blogging on the perceived injustices suffered by his defense team in defending Major Nidal Hasan, the man charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people. Galligan was put under partial gag order, but is adamant that his public comments don’t violate any ethical or legal rules. In the latest post, he argues that his client was denied a “mitigation expert” — a key part of defending someone charged with a capital crime. Galligan explained that in order to push for the death penalty,...
  • Att'y general failed to give legal briefs to Senate

    03/13/2010 5:03:51 AM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 886+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2010 | Jeremy Pelofsky & Todd Eastham)
    Attorney General Eric Holder failed to tell the Senate about seven legal briefs he signed when lawmakers considered his nomination to his current job, according to a letter released on Friday.Two of the briefs involved appeals to the Supreme Court for Jose Padilla, who sought release from a military prison in South Carolina where he was being held after then-President George W. Bush designated him an "enemy combatant." Padilla was held in a military brig for three years before his case was moved to a criminal court in Miami, where he was convicted on charges of offering his services to...
  • DOJ: Holder Omissions Wider Than Thought

    03/12/2010 2:19:33 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies · 1,589+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Mike Levine
    A day after Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were "deeply concerned" over news that, during his confirmation process, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to disclose work on a terrorism-related legal brief, the Justice Department revealed Friday that the problem was wider than previously known. "It has come to our attention that some but not all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court by or on behalf of Attorney General Holder … [were supplied] in the course of his confirmation process last year," Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which vets judicial nominees....
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Liar

    03/12/2010 11:03:02 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 12, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    During the Iran-Contra hearings of 1985, Americans were treated to brilliant National Security Advisor John Poindexter. Although everyone who had ever spent time with Poindexter agreed that he had a computer-like memory, he answered the same way to seemingly every question put to him by the boozy likes of Senator Ted Kennedy. "I don't recall," could have been Poindexter's nickname, and it was likely untrue. Later, in 1991 Poindexter was convicted for, among other things, obstruction of justice and perjury. Later, these convictions were overturned. At least Poindexter was a senior naval officer who was acting in the interests of...
  • Holder Failed to Disclose Detainee Briefs on Policy (during Senate confirmation hearings)

    03/11/2010 6:02:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 489+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/11/10 | CHARLIE SAVAGE and BERNIE BECKER
    During his confirmation last year, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed to notify the Senate that he had signed several briefs urging courts to reject President George W. Bush’s claim that he had the power to imprison an American citizen as an “enemy combatant,” the Justice Department acknowledged Thursday. The briefs should have been disclosed as part of the confirmation process,” said Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman. “In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed. In any event, the attorney general has publicly discussed his positions on detention policy on many occasions, including...
  • Eric Holder’s Radical Left Attorney Claimed Mohammad Was Tortured; Pushed Throw Out Guilty Plea

    02/27/2010 7:04:49 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 677+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 23, 2010, | Jim Hoft
    Jennifer Daskal is a radical far left American lawyer who serves as senior counsel for Human Rights Watch, and focuses on issues of terrorism, criminal law and immigration. She is also currently a political hire at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, which is seeking to prosecute terror suspects through the criminal justice system instead of through military tribunals. In 2008, Daskal claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was tortured and recommended that his guilty plea be thrown out of court. Now this radical is working for the Obama Administration. It figures.Human Rights Watch reported: ---Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others announced...
  • Exclusive: New Obama Interrogation Unit Not Deployed to Question Captured Taliban Chief

    02/26/2010 7:00:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 235+ views
    newsweek.com ^ | Feb. 26, 2010 | Mark Hosenball
    Last summer, the Obama administration announced that, as a replacement for the Bush administration's secret CIA terrorist detention and interrogation program, it would create a SWAT-style team of interrogation experts to travel the world squeezing terrorist suspects for vital information. Administration officials say that the interrogation unit, known as the HIG (for High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group) is now operational. But for reasons that are unclear, the administration has not deployed HIG personnel to question Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, arguably the most important terrorist suspect captured since the detention of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in spring...
  • WENDY MURPHY: Delahunt cannot pass buck on botched Bishop probe

    02/26/2010 1:02:07 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 711+ views
    Patriot Ledger ^ | Wendy Murphy
    This week, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt spoke publicly and took questions, for the first time, about his decision not to charge Amy Bishop with a crime in connection with the shooting death of her brother, Seth, back in 1986. Rather than taking responsibility, Delahunt pointed the finger of blame at Braintree cops, claiming it was their fault he knew nothing about the fact that after Bishop shot her brother to death, she ran to a nearby auto body shop and aimed the weapon at an employee. Delahunt said he would have filed weapons charges against Bishop, had he known, so...
  • The Next Two Names in the Gitmo Nine

    02/26/2010 8:10:11 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is rightly unhappy that the Justice Department won't divulge the names of the nine Justice Department lawyers who directly represented suspected-terrorist detainees, or their cases. Grassley identified two himself, Neal Katyal (an aside: Katyal is a very impressive guy and very charming and level-headed) and Jennifer Daskal. Well, we've identified two more of them: Deputy AG counsel Eric Columbus and Office of Legal Counsel lawyer Jonathan Cedarbaum. (With reference to: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/feb/25/identifying-the-gitmo-nine/)