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  • BREAKING: Judicial Watch Obtains List of Fast and Furious Documents ..

    10/23/2014 1:12:18 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Kattie Pavlich
    Late last night the Department of Justice complied with a court order and turned over a list to government watchdog Judicial Watch , known as a Vaughn Index, of Fast and Furious documents being held from Congress and the American people under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. Not surprisingly, DOJ failed to fully comply with the requirements of providing a Vaughn Index. The Vaughn index explains 15,662 documents. Typically, a Vaughn index must: (1) identify each record withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption. The...
  • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege for Eric Holder's Wife, Mother in Fast & Furious

    10/24/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 24, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On October 23, Judicial Watch announced it received a "Vaughn index" for records the Department of Justice has withheld from Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious. Contained in the index details are evidence that Obama asserted executive privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder's wife Sharon Malone—and his mother. According to Judicial Watch, emails between Holder and his wife and Holder and his mother are the materials withheld via executive privilege and "the dubious claim of deliberative process privilege." Yet the release of the Vaughn index is a good thing, and it comes after Judge John D. Bates ordered the index...
  • Will Obama Appoint Radical Activist To Enforce Nation's Laws? (Perez)

    10/24/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Just when you thought the president couldn't pick anyone more radical than Eric Holder as attorney general, he's poised to name ultraradical race-baiter Thomas Perez. Holder's activism is no secret. But Perez is even more extreme. Worse, he's a liar and possible perjurer. Yet he's reportedly President Obama's pick to replace Holder as America's top cop enforcing the nation's laws. The Beltway media are reporting that Perez, now serving as labor secretary, is the front-runner for the key post — and he didn't deny it when reporters asked him about it at a recent speech. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
  • House Oversight Committee Pursues New Contempt Charges, Fines, And Possibly Jail Time For Holder

    10/05/2014 8:21:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | Debra Heine
    The House Oversight Committee is pursuing another contempt of court charge, and possibly a daily monetary fine, and jail time for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder unless he complies with a court order to release certain Fast and Furious documents. Via The Washington Times: Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to fine Mr. Holder if he doesn’t comply with her own order issued back in August — the one where she said he couldn’t claim executive privilege to keep private certain documents related to the federal gun-running program, “Operation...
  • Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder's

    10/24/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the White House has argued it had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious while it was active and certainly wasn't involved the fallout and cover-up that followed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by Mexican bandits carrying guns from the lethal program. Now years later, a Vaughn Index describing Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege shows White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett played a key role in Attorney General Eric Holder's changing testimony to Congress. More from Judicial Watch: Practically lost in...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 106 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover-up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch. The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 12:25:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    JudicialWatch.org ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • Obama Claims Executive Privilege Over 15,000 Fast and Furious Docs

    10/23/2014 2:22:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY: CJ Ciaramella
    The Obama administration is claiming executive privilege over more than 15,000 documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, including correspondence between Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, according to records received Wednesday night by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Last month, a federal judge ordered the Justice Department to release to Judicial Watch the list of documents, known as a “Vaughn index,” that it is withholding from the public, calling its requests for further delays “unconvincing.” The 1,307-page Vaughn index lists 15,662 documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that the Obama administration is asserting executive privilege over—the first...
  • Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife

    10/23/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2014
    Judicial Watch announced today that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) a “Vaughn index” detailing records about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. The index was forced out of the Obama administration thanks to JW’s June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A federal court had ordered the production over the objections of the Obama Justice Department. The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious...
  • Holder’s Justice Department Isn’t Interested in the Facts in Ferguson

    10/23/2014 9:49:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 23, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    The official autopsy of Michael Brown leaked Wednesday. It strongly suggests that there was an altercation between Brown and Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson before the 18-year-old man was shot dead on August 9. The autopsy also revealed that Brown had been using marijuana, and had enough THC in his system to trigger hallucinations. The Justice Department is angry — with the leak. The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as “irresponsible and highly troubling” and said, “There seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case.” That’s rich coming from a Justice Department...
  • Our Lawless Tyrants

    10/22/2014 9:54:59 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 6 replies
    A group of Washington overlords—federal prosecutors—sometimes break rules and wreck people's lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America's next Attorney General. The prosecutorial bullying is detailed in a new book by Sidney Powell, Licensed to Lie. She reports that the Department of Justice's (DOJ) narcissistic and dishonest prosecutors destroy people by doing things like deliberately withholding evidence. Remember the Arthur Andersen accounting firm? It was killed off by ambitious prosecutors who claimed the company helped Enron commit accounting fraud and then shredded the evidence. But instead of charging people who allegedly ordered evidence destroyed, the...
  • Federal Court ... Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22

    10/22/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Revel · 19 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A Vaughn index must: (1) identify each document withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption.
  • Federal Judge: Eric Holder’s DOJ Likely Defrauded Company of $55 Million, Orders Recusal of Judges

    10/20/2014 8:14:10 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Aurelius
    In 2012, Sierra Pacific Industries was ordered to pay $55 million to the United States and transfer 22,500 acres of land to the United States government after the Department of Justice launched a massive lawsuit against the company. The DOJ argued that the company was responsible for a massive fire that destroyed 65,000 acres of land in California. Since the beginning of the case, however, Sierra Pacific has insisted that the fire started elsewhere and that the Department of Justice was being deceitful in their prosecution. Now, new evidence showing an outrageous miscarriage of justice has emerged, including the DOJ's...
  • Stunning federal corruption case moving forward with almost no media attention

    10/19/2014 11:14:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-19-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Corrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless corporation and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district...
  • Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

    10/19/2014 7:17:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 36 replies
    New York Observer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new...
  • Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder

    10/18/2014 2:43:50 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Kamau Bakari for Congress website ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Kamau Bakari
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy together with congressional candidate Kamau Bakari (IAP) challenge U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to come to Nevada and have the conversation about race that he claims Americans are too cowardly to have.
  • Smoking-Guns on Obamacare Fraud (Weekly Update)

    10/18/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Fraud Alert: Judicial Watch Files Taxpayer Lawsuit to Stop Congress from Participating in D.C.’s Small Business Exchange Both houses of Congress were not exactly honest on the applications they filed with the District of Columbia’s Health Benefit Exchange Authority. In fact, the signatories who put their names to the applications seemed to make little pretense of providing truthful information. Under D.C. law, only those small businesses that have 50 or fewer employees can participate in the Small Business Exchange. Guess how many people are employed by Congress? And, guess how many employees Congress claims to have? Congress employs upwards of...
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • BREAKING: Documents Confirm Fast and Furious AK-47 Used in Phoenix Gang Assault

    10/16/2014 1:41:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Documents obtained through a lawsuit recently issued against the City of Phoenix by government watchdog Judicial Watch reveal a weapon from the Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious was used to injure two people in a 2013 gang-style assault on an apartment complex. When the incident occurred and during investigation afterward, police worked with federal law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency in the case, raising suspicions the assault wasn't simply a typical, local gang shootout and prompted questions about the details of where the weapons...
  • Holder's deputy said to be preparing resignation

    10/16/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    The Justice Department second-raking official is preparing to step down, completing an exodus of top brass from the agency, according to published reports. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole would become the third member of the Justice Department’s brain trust to announce his departure in recent weeks. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced his departure in late September, though he has pledged to remain in office until his successor is in place. The White House has indicated that President Obama would not nominate anyone for the position untl after the November midterms. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the third-ranking DOJ official,...
  • ACLU lawyer given Justice Dept. civil rights post

    10/15/2014 2:30:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 5:15 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    An American Civil Liberties Union attorney was named Wednesday to be the acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Vanita Gupta, who has served for the past four years as deputy legal director of the ACLU and director of its Center for Justice, starts at the Justice Department next week. She previously worked as a lawyer at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. A person familiar with the process said President Barack Obama plans to nominate Gupta to serve in the job permanently. The person was not authorized to discuss the selection process by name and spoke on the...
  • Obama punts attorney general nomination until after Election Day

    10/14/2014 10:45:29 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/14/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    President Barack Obama will not nominate a new attorney general until after Election Day, a White House aide confirmed Tuesday. The aide said to expect the decision in early to mid-November, aimed for after the midterms to avoid the appointment getting caught up in election year politics. The White House aide said the decision to wait was driven in part by Senate Democrats. Had a nominee been named before the elections, Democratic Senate candidates would inevitably been hounded on the trail to weigh in on the choice—presenting an uncomfortable situation for people who have been trying to keep their political...
  • Thought Eric Holder Was Bad? Meet Tom Perez

    10/14/2014 8:58:24 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Numerous publications close to the White House have reported that Labor Secretary Tom Perez has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. That Perez has a documented and repeating history of dishonesty, racialism, and radicalism shows that this administration feels unrestrained by conventional political wisdom. That the White House is dropping his name before an election should demonstrate to every Republican that Obama is fundamentally transforming politics in corrosive ways that the GOP seems ill-equipped to contain. So who is Tom Perez? Perez ran for Maryland attorney general in 2006. But his campaign ended when he...
  • The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Eleven

    10/12/2014 9:03:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This installment continues by exposing how Democrats did everything they could to undermine the Union Army and humiliate Lincoln and the Republicans so they could keep Blacks as their slaves. On March 3, 1865 a Republican Congress established the Freedmen’s Bureau to provide health care, education, and technical assistance to emancipated slaves. [7] On April 8, 1865 the 13th Amendment, banning slavery, passed the Senate with 100% Republican support, but 63% Democrat opposition. [8] In February 1866, Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania introduced legislation to give “40 acres and a mule” to male former slaves. Democrat President Andrew Johnson...
  • Urgent Update on Terror Border Threat (Weekly Update)

    10/11/2014 10:42:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 10, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Urgent Update on Border Terror Threat – Narco-Islamist Connection Exposed There are times when all of us hate to say, “I told you so.” And the latest news from Judicial Watch on the apprehension of ISIS terrorists on the U.S.-Mexico border is certainly one of them. In late August, you may recall, JW broke the story that Islamic terrorist organizations are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez where they plan to stage attacks against the U.S. In response to this threat, agents in the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense had all been placed on alert...
  • White House vexed on how to replace Eric Holder

    10/10/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/2014 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and JOSH GERSTEIN
    The White House is seriously considering waiting until after Election Day to announce a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder in order to avoid creating a new political problem for vulnerable Senate Democrats. But that may make an already difficult job of getting someone confirmed by the end of the year more challenging, creating a tense, time-compressed showdown with Republicans during the lame duck or waiting until the Democratic majority in the Senate has thinned, if not been lost. White House aides say they have been busy with other pressing matters, including the ISIL operation, the Ebola crisis and even...
  • Parallel Reconstruction

    10/09/2014 5:30:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    While the political commentators in the nation's capital are wrapped up in the debate over what to do about ISIS, and as one third of the Senate and nearly all members of the House campaign for re-election, the president's spies continue to capture massive amounts of personal information about hundreds of millions of us and lie about it. The president continues to dispatch his National Security Agency spies as if he were a law unto himself, and Congress -- which is also being spied upon -- has done nothing to protect the right to privacy that the Fourth Amendment was...
  • After Inappropriate Firing, ATF Settles Lawsuit From Agent and Whistleblower Vince Cefalu

    10/07/2014 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After a long legal battle and use of major DOJ resources, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has settled a lawsuit submitted to the government by veteran agent and whistleblower Vince Cefalu after he was inappropriately fired in a Denny's parking lot and retaliated against for exposing corruption inside the agency. A trial was set to start yesterday but was cancelled after the settlement was reached late last week. Some background on the case:Special Agent Vince Cefalu has worked for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for more than 25 years. On top of successfully placing dozens of hard...
  • Obama's Justice Department Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name

    10/07/2014 7:38:27 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 16 replies
    The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. Government lawyers also are defending the agent’s right to scour the woman’s seized cellphone and to post photographs — including racy pictures of her and even one of her young son and niece — to the phony social media account, which the agent was using to communicate with suspected criminals. The woman, Sondra Arquiett, who then went by the name Sondra Prince, first learned her identity...
  • House Oversight Committee Pursuing New Contempt Charge Against Eric Holder

    10/03/2014 12:14:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    he Operation Fast and Furious document battle between the House Oversight Committee and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder is ongoing. Recently a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to turn over a "Vaughn Index" or list of documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege by October 22 after a lengthy legal battle with Judicial Watch. Meanwhile despite being issued a subpoena, Holder is still refusing to turn over requested documents about the lethal operation and Congress is now pursuing additional contempt charges against him.  As a reminder, Holder was voted in civil and criminal contempt by...
  • Lawmakers’ lawyers suggest fines, jail time for Eric Holder for contempt

    10/03/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Attorney General Eric Holder should be held in contempt of court for refusing to release “Fast and Furious” documents in line with a judge’s order — and even given jail time if necessary, lawmakers said. Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to fine Mr. Holder if he doesn’t comply with her own order issued back in August — the one where she said he couldn’t claim executive privilege to keep private certain documents related to the federal gun-running program, “Operation Fast and Furious,” Politico reported. Mr. Holder was supposed...
  • Sources: DOJ won’t file civil-rights charges against George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin

    10/02/2014 11:54:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2014 | AllahPundit
    Few people thought they would, right? Holder’s teased friendly audiences from time to time with vague promises that “justice” would be done but even he’s been at pains to note that civil-rights cases are hard to win. I think that, ever since the Rodney King trials, the public has a hazy sense that if a state prosecutor can’t get a conviction in a racially charged case that’s gotten national attention, the feds will swoop in and file their own charges as a fallback option. It’s not a matter of law, it’s a matter of politics: If people are sufficiently...
  • George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin death

    10/01/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1 2014 at 6:36 PM | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to three law enforcement officials, despite allegations that the killing was racially motivated. The federal investigation of Zimmerman was opened two years ago by the department’s civil rights division, but officials said there is insufficient evidence to bring federal charges. The investigation technically remains open, but it is all but certain the department will close it. …
  • The Brightest Spot in Holder's Record: How the Attorney General Tried To Make

    10/01/2014 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and a half years in office. He is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful. Despite a late start, Holder has done more to highlight the harm inflicted by our excessively punitive criminal justice system than any of his predecessors. And he has done more than talk, pursuing policies that will imprison fewer people who do not belong...
  • Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections

    09/30/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ken Blackwell & Edwin Meese III
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections. As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud. That conclusion is inescapable, given the well-established evidence that voter-ID laws don't disenfranchise minorities or reduce...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder orders no death penalty for three members of Brooklyn drug crew

    09/28/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 46 replies
    Daily News ^ | 09/27/2014 | John Marzulli
    Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against three members of a Brooklyn drug crew charged with a killing in which the victim was tortured, the Daily News has learned. . . . John, 31, is accused of killing six people, and Johnson, 30, with four. Both also are members of the Bloods gang, court papers say. Jones, 31, is accused of one killing. Their trial is to start Oct. 22.
  • Holder Resigns as AG

    09/28/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Eric Holder announced that he is stepping down as the nation’s Attorney General. The ingratitude of the American people and the constant criticisms of Republicans were cited as compelling reasons for quitting. “Though I’ve done more than any previous Attorney General to reshape the way our laws are enforced I am badgered by contentions that I have veered too far outside the legitimate bounds of my authority,” Holder groused. “History will show that these bounds were too narrow if true justice is to be obtained. Nevertheless, as important as this crusade for people’s justice remains, I am exhausted.” Representative Darrel...
  • Eric Holder’s Tenure

    09/28/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    Eric Holder’s tenure marked one of the most divisive and partisan eras of the Justice Department. From his involvement in the bizarre guns-to-gangs operation (“Fast & Furious”), for which he has been cited for contempt by the House and referred to a federal prosecutor (which referral went nowhere due to invocations of executive privilege), to his refusal to recognize the separation of powers—enabling President Obama’s executive abuses—he politicized an already overly political Justice Department. One thing that differentiates Holder from other notorious attorneys general, like John Mitchell under Richard Nixon, is that Holder hasn’t gone to jail (yet; the DOJ...
  • Brian Terry's Sister: Holder Quitting No Accident

    09/27/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney general who oversaw the administration's Fast and Furious gun-walking operation into Mexico resigns right after a federal court denies a DOJ request to delay releasing Fast And Furious documents. Eric Holder's resignation as attorney general, like anything that occurs in the Obama administration, raises questions of timing. Pundits ask why now, with some suggesting President Obama is getting a two-fer — ginning up his base with tributes to the first African-American AG before the midterms while starting the nomination and confirmation process before a possible Republican takeover of the Senate in November. Rush Limbaugh has even suggested...
  • Eric Holder Legacy to Black Community is More Criminals

    09/27/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While the liberal media has spent the past week lauding the civil rights record of Eric Holder, missed in the discussion is the potential consequence his actions on sentencing and criminal enforcement will have on African-American neighborhoods. Progressive pundits have noted his vocal involvement in both the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases as evidence of his commitment to "racial justice" and desire to increase the safety of minority residents. By leading the charge to reduce sentencing for drug traffickers, the ultimate legacy that Eric Holder leaves the black community may in fact be more criminals, more shootings, more funerals and...
  • JW Forces Holder Out?: Judicial Watch Court Victories Lead to Holder Resignation

    09/27/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    On Thursday, September 25, Eric Holder announced that he would step down as Attorney General of the United States. If you are a regular reader of the Weekly Update, you know that since the day he was appointed to office, Judicial Watch has battled day in and day out to prevent Holder from continuing to corrupt the Department of Justice (DOJ). And, in fact, in January of this year, we named him to the Judicial Watch list of the “ Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians ” for the sixth year in a row. Many quickly credited Judicial Watch’s work with...
  • Justice Department To Ban Profiling By Federal Law Enforcement [Big Win For Muslims!]

    09/26/2014 10:30:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 26, 2014 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    Justice Department To Ban Profiling By Federal Law Enforcement By TIMOTHY M. PHELPS New policy would ban federal agents from surveillance of a mosque without signs of criminal activity Federal law enforcement won't be able to profile based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation White House indicates it expects Senate to confirm new attorney general before session ends this fall The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday. The long-awaited policy will not include...
  • Anti-Tribute to Attorney General Eric Holder

    09/26/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Holder had no business being chief law enforcement officer of the United States. When law enforcement was needed, Holder played the race card. When the Constitution deserved defense, he offended its fundamental premises Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, and he will step down as soon as a successor is appointed to replace him. What took so long? President George W. Bush suffered through three attorneys general, the first resigning for health reasons, followed by the second because of conflicts of interest and failures relating to the termination of US Attorneys, and the third because of the end...
  • Why Holder Quit: The backstory of how Obama lost his ‘heat shield.’

    09/25/2014 8:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 25, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    It’s oddly fitting that Attorney General Eric Holder – a stubbornly independent career prosecutor ridiculed by Barack Obama’s advisers for having lousy political instincts— would nail his dismount. But Holder, who began his stormy five-plus-year tenure at the Justice Department with his controversial “Nation of Cowards” speech, has chosen what seems to be the ideal (and maybe the only) moment to call it quits after more than 18 months of musing privately about leaving with the president and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, a trio bound by friendship, progressive ideology and shared African-American ancestry. It was now or never,...
  • An Unfortunate Legacy

    09/25/2014 3:41:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 26, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Eric Holder has announced his resignation from his position as U.S. attorney general after almost six years of turning the Justice Department into a partisan political vehicle instead of a law enforcement institution. It's too early to tell as of this writing what prompted his resignation. One would like to think his legacy of scandals and corruption finally caught up to him, but we have no reasonable expectation that this is the case, given this administration's agility at escaping accountability for any and all wrongdoing. No, I doubt it's his malfeasance in connection with the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal,...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation:

    09/25/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of a federal judge denying a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a long-sought after Fast and Furious document list, the sister of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Kelly Terry-Willis, doesn't find the timing of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation to be a coincidence. "I do not find it a coincidence that Eric Holder chose now to resign after Judge Bates denied the request from the DOJ to delay the release of the Fast and Furious documents. I personally think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public to...
  • Five candidates to replace Holder

    09/25/2014 2:24:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2014 | Scott Wong, Justin Sink
    Here are five people who might be willing to take the plunge. 1.) Don Verrilli 2.) Janet Napolitano 3.) Kamala Harris 4.) Preet Bharara 5.) Tony West
  • Gohmert: Lois Lerner will miss Eric Holder

    09/25/2014 1:15:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-25-14 | Patrick Hawley
    Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said that Lois Lerner will miss departing-Attorney General Eric Holder’s presence in the Department of Justice. Holder, who announced his resignation as attorney general Thursday, has been overseeing a federal criminal investigation into the IRS scandal that has been accused of protecting the key Obama administration officials involved. “For many years now, I have been calling for Attorney General Holder’s resignation,” Gohmert said in a statement. “Not only has he lied before members of Congress and, ultimately, been held in contempt, he has obfuscated the truth and been the most partisan, partial, prejudiced, and self-pitying...
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • Goodbye, Eric, and Good Riddance: Cashing in on lawlessness.

    09/25/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What can be said about Eric Holder’s six years as attorney general that PJ Media hasn’t already said? The news that Holder is going to resign should be bittersweet to anyone who cares about racial equality and the rule of law. The damage he has already done to the country leaves a turbulent wake that is ill-matched to the financial reward awaiting him at a shameless and large Washington, D.C., law firm. Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder. He turned the power of the Justice Department into a racially motivated turnout machine for...