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  • Katie Pavlich's 'Fast and Furious'

    04/17/2012 3:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst. That scandal is the operation run from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the Justice Department, known as "Fast and Furious," through which the federal government actually encouraged and even ordered American gun shops to sell guns -- against the store owners' better judgment -- to "straw" purchasers who were funneling guns to Mexican drug gangs while the ATF sat back and watched and did nothing.As Katie Pavlich shows in her remarkable...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/17/2012 3:54:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/16/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/16/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • No charges filed in Fast and Furious suspect’s drug and gun bust

    04/16/2012 7:52:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Police records show the chief target of Operation Fast and Furious, a man pursued by ATF agents for 18 months, was actually arrested twice in 2010 for gun and drug violations, but released,” William La Jeunesse of Fox News reported yesterday, corroborating and adding new details regarding the arrest report posted in Gun Rights Examiner. Left unsaid in that column is what happened to the suspects as a result of that bust. La Jeunesse solves that mystery: The case was sent to prosecutors but never filed. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said it sent the case back to police for...
  • Issa promises NRA that F&F investigation will hold DoJ officials accountable

    04/16/2012 7:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    ST. LOUIS — California Congressman Darrell Issa promised members of the National Rifle Association gathered here that his probe of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal will continue until those responsible for the debacle are held accountable. If the investigation continues into the summer — as some sources here have suggested to this column, with significant action coming around the time of the Republican convention — it could become the major campaign issue many gun rights activists believe it should be. The downside, noted one source, is that the mainstream press could dismiss it as political theater. The scandal has...
  • Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal

    04/16/2012 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Operation Fast and Furious is the deadliest and most sinister scandal in American history. A scandal so big, it’s worse than Iran-Contra and makes Watergate look like a high school prank gone wrong. In the early days of the Obama Administration, President Obama claimed his goal was to stop the trafficking of guns from the United States into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels. He claimed gun dealers in the United States were responsible for sending guns to Mexico. Both of his claims were lies. In order to push his lies and policies built around them, with a...
  • Taking Down Fast and Furious: It Wasn't Botched

    04/16/2012 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    "Botched." That is the word the mainstream media too often associates with the federal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious—but in her new book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, investigative reporter Katie Pavlich fearlessly chronicles exactly why the only thing "botched" about the ill-fated operation was the Obama administration's shoddy attempt to cover their tracks. Having shared office space with Katie for well over a year now, I've witnessed her ferocious commitment to this story since before Fast and Furious was even a thought in the national consciousness. I wasn't always quite...
  • DOJ 'peacemakers' helped Sanford stay cool amid rising tensions

    04/15/2012 9:36:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 75 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Arelis R. Hernández
    When racial tensions flared in Sanford, a league of secretive peacemakers reached out to the city's spiritual and civic leaders to help cool heated emotions after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February. When civil-rights organizers wanted to demonstrate, these federal workers taught them how to peacefully manage crowds. They even arranged a police escort for college students to ensure safe passage for their 40-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford to demand justice. As national figures and sign-waving protesters grabbed the spotlight after Trayvon's death, federal workers from a little-known branch of the Department of Justice labored...
  • The Daily Rattle-April 15, 2012 (Immigration News Roundup)

    04/15/2012 10:48:37 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 15, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    This month’s Rattle brings us a host of stories that the mainstream media didn’t cover sufficiently-preferring instead to shower accolades upon the man responsible for abandoning immigration enforcement in the name of political opportunism. We’ll cover everything from the latest spate of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens to Barack Obama’s continued roll out of administrative amnesty, which now includes directives to ignore both interior enforcement and border security. But first, we’ll examine this administration’s ongoing obstruction of Congress’s investigation into the ever-broadening gun-walking scandals. Courtesy of Sipsey Street Irregulars-whose coverage of Fast and Furious is non pareil-we learn that...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal Launched Into 2012 Presidential Election by Mitt Romney

    04/13/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney applauded House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley for their efforts to investigate the Obama Justice Department’s lethal Operation Fast and Furious scandal today during a speech at the NRA Annual Meeting Leadership Forum in St. Louis. This is the first time any GOP presidential candidate has mentioned the Fast and Furious scandal by name in a public event speech, officially bringing the scandal into the 2012 general election with President Barack Obama. Romney also embraced the NRA’s calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign or be fired for his...
  • Napolitano perjured herself to Congress in Fast & Furious testimony

    04/13/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT · by Bullish · 35 replies
    Human events ^ | 04/13/2012 | Neil W. McCabe
    In her explosive new book Fast and Furious, Katie Pavlich makes the case that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not only failed to stop an operation that led to the death of one of her own, Border Agent Brian A. Terry, but she may have also lied to Congress in sworn testimony at a hearing held to find out what really happened. Inside sources told Pavlich that Napolitano’s testimony was in direct contradiction to emails she exchanged, and reports and briefing she received, according to an exclusive preview of the book by Human Events. Pavlich’s book Fast and Furious is...
  • Eric Holder silent on the New Black Panther Party(either he is a coward or agree with them)

    04/13/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 34 replies
    Biggovernment.com ^ | 13 April 2012 | Trueblackman
    Americans must ask themselves whether Eric Holder and black leaders indeed fear the New Black Panther Party, as they all refuse to condemn their rhetoric and tactics in the last few weeks. The Trayvon Martin Case is the latest in a long list of incidents into which the New Black Panther Party has injected itself, but nothing has measured up to its latest tactics, which include placing a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head with the qualifier "dead or alive." It would seems to the most independent of observers that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in his refusal to condemn this...
  • New Trial Date Set in Fast and Furious Case

    04/13/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | 12 Apr 2012
    A judge has set a new trial date for 15 people accused of participating in a gun smuggling ring that was investigated by the federal government in Operation Fast and Furious. U.S. District Judge James Teilborg set a Jan. 3 trial date.
  • KOPEL: Calderon misfires on U.S. gun control

    04/13/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12 April, 2012 | David Kopel
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s visit to Washington last week featured his usual lecturing of Americans about gun control. This time, he had some good ideas, although he remains wedded to many bad ones, too. A polite guest, Mr. Calderon did not mention the “Fast and Furious” operation during his public events with President Obama. But reports indicate that he did bring it up privately, and he was furious - justifiably so. From late 2009 until early 2011, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) orchestrated the delivery of more than 2,000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels. According...
  • ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels

    04/12/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT · by hope · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/12 | AWR Hawkins
    In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into Mexico. More specifically, he’s been accused of trying to smuggle the weapons to the Mexican cartel. His girlfriend, Carla Gonzales-Ortiz, has been charged in the matter as well. Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz are also accused of making a number of straw purchases of weapons between November 2010 and January 2011. Included in these were five Ak-47s, two .380 pistols, and a couple of .22 rifles. In other words, Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz made purchases similar to those which our...
  • Holder vows thorough review in Trayvon Martin case

    04/12/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/12/2012
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed.
  • Two Sons (Which does the media report on?)

    04/09/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/09/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    The traditional media’s story of the moment is the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. That incident was initially reported as potentially a white on black racially motivated shooting of an innocent unarmed teen. The media’s response was to go into hyperbole overdrive. Editing 911 tapes to make it appear as if Zimmerman was racist and having “audio experts” declare that a racial slur could be heard on the same tapes. The racial demagogues Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackon descended on Sanford and lynch mob mentality ensued. The demagogues accused the local police of playing favorites due to race....
  • Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, arrests 'based solely on your race'

    04/11/2012 3:00:00 PM PDT · by Milagros · 19 replies
    Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, says no arrests 'based solely on your race' Published: 7:02 PM 04/09/2012 [...] Most recently, the New Black Panther Party has called for violence. In a conference call recorded over the weekend, the militant group said it planned to “suit up and boot up” and prepare for the next stages of the “race war.” So far, however, no members of the New Black Panther Party have faced legal consequences. After citing the U.S. Department of Justice’s published definition of a “hate crime,” the Zimmerman family member wrote that there is “no other...
  • EDITORIAL: Holder’s Black Panther blind spot

    04/10/2012 5:35:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2012 | Editorial
    Justice Department ignores black-on-white crimeWhat is it about the Justice Department and the Black Panthers? On March 24, Mikhail Muhammad, leader of the New Black Panther Party, offered a $10,000 bounty for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The Panthers distributed wanted posters, calling him a “child killer” and offering the bounty “dead or alive.” Muhammad warned that Mr. Zimmerman “should be fearful for his life.” These acts were almost certainly criminal. Florida Code 787.01 makes it a felony to threaten someone or abduct them with the intent to terrorize. Florida Code 777.04 further criminalizes...
  • Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, says no arrests ‘based solely on your

    04/09/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/12 | Matthew Boyle
    In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation’s top law enforcement officer why he has chosen to not arrest members of the New Black Panther Party for their rhetoric — some of which may fit the federal government’s definition of a hate crime — throughout the Trayvon Martin case. The family member believes the reason Holder hasn’t made those arrests is because he, like the members of the New Black Panther Party, is black. “I am writing you to ask you why, when...
  • DOJ calls O’Keefe’s Holder ballot video ‘manufactured’ example of ‘voter fraud’

    04/09/2012 4:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The U.S. Department of Justice described a sting video in which a young white activist was offered Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot as a “manufactured” example of “voter fraud.” Video that James O’Keefe’s The Project Veritas released Monday morning shows a poll worker in Washington, D.C., offering Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot to a voter ID activist. (RELATED: Watch the video here) Holder is 61 years old and an African-American; he bears no resemblance to the young white man who was able to obtain his ballot. The young Project Veritas activist walked into the D.C. polling place in Holder’s precinct....
  • New Black Panthers Call for Bloody Race War

    04/08/2012 6:28:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 91 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 04/08/2012 | n/a
    Now that we have a historic “postracial” Affirmative Action president, let’s check in with his friends,the New Black Panthers, to see if we’re united yet:
  • White House thumbs nose at Grassley, Issa over F&F request(gunwalker)

    04/08/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    President Barack Obama’s White House counsel has essentially told Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley to “dream on” if they think a recent request to interview former National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly about Operation Fast and Furious is going to happen. The Gun Rights Examiner has obtained a copy of an April 5 letter sent to Issa and Grassley by Kathryn Ruemmler, counsel to the president. In the letter, she tells them: Over six months ago, the White House produced documents responsive to your prior request for communications between Mr. O’Reilly and ATF agent William Newell that relate to...
  • Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify

    04/06/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Volpe
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March...
  • Man pleads guilty to gun charges in botched probe

    04/05/2012 11:57:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    wtop.com ^ | 4/5/12 | JACQUES BILLEAUD , AP
    PHOENIX (AP) - A man who bought two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a federal agent near the Arizona-Mexico border pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges in the federal government's botched gun smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Authorities say Jaime Avila Jr. was a member of a 20-person ring accused of buying guns and smuggling them into Mexico for use by the Sinaloa drug cartel. Two AK-47 variants bought by Avila from a suburban Phoenix gun store were found in the aftermath of a December 2010 shootout that mortally wounded Border...
  • Obama's top attorney tells the court, "Nevermind."

    04/05/2012 1:53:47 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 44 replies
    When our president, a, ahem, constitutional scholar, berated the court for having the audacity to consider overturning an unconstitutional law, he implied justices should think twice before doing such an unprecedented thing. Of course, Barack Obama was revealing himself to be anything but a constitutional scholar. A mere appellate court judge got so miffed he ordered the Obama Administration to submit a three-page, single-spaced paper today explaining how judicial review is something the court has the authority to do. So, Eric Holder, who currently holds the position of Attorney General in the admnistration, submitted the letter. Here’s what Holder had...
  • Leak At Department Of Justice Pulls White House Deeper Into Fast And Furious

    04/05/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 4 April 2012 | Doug Book
    Last month, FOX News reported that someone at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been leaking information to Congressional committees about the Obama Regime’s Mexican gunwalking enterprise Fast and Furious. ATF Investigation Reports (ROI’s) that reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employment of the FBI. And a Mexican illegal, already wanted on weapons charges, was shown to have been turned loose by a remarkably accommodating ATF agent. And now something new has been added to the mix. On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn...
  • Anti-Abortion Grandpa Facing DC Clinic Lawsuit

    04/05/2012 12:52:30 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Jessica Gresko
    Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he's personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others. Retta says his approach is friendly, gentle and loving. Government lawyers portray him differently, calling him "among the most vocal and aggressive anti-abortion protestors" outside the clinic. In court documents, they say he routinely follows patients entering the building and yells at them as the clinic door closes. Last year...
  • Holder: Justice Department will respond to judge

    04/04/2012 7:30:11 PM PDT · by quantim · 29 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Apr 4, 9:28 PM EDT | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will respond "appropriately" to a federal appellate judge in Texas who demanded a letter recognizing federal courts' authority to strike down laws passed by Congress. Holder spoke a day after 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith questioned President Barack Obama's remarks this week about an "unelected" court possibly striking down the president's health care overhaul. Smith, during oral arguments in a separate challenge to the health law, asked the Justice Department for a three-page, single-spaced letter affirming the federal court's authority. When asked...
  • Undercover Voter ID Investigation: You Will Never Guess Which Liberal Groups Are Demanding ID

    04/04/2012 2:17:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJTV ^ | April 4, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    VIDEO 3:34 minutes What's wrong with showing identification when you vote? That's an egregious civil rights violation if you ask the Obama Administration and liberal groups like the Center for American Progress, and the Advancement Project. So what happens if you show up at the front door of these groups without ID? Find out on this PJTV undercover investigation.
  • Obama Alienates Canada And Mexico At Three Amigos

    04/04/2012 6:41:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Apr 3, 2012 | Staff
    Obama's neglect of our nearest neighbors and biggest trade partners has created deteriorating relations, a sign of a president who's out of touch with reality. Problems are emerging that aren't being reported. Fortunately, the Canadian and Mexican press told the real story. Canada's National Post quoted former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson as saying the North American Free Trade Agreement and the three-nation alliance it has fostered since 1994 have been so neglected they're "on life support." Energy has become a searing rift between the U.S. and Canada and threatens to leave the U.S. without its top energy supplier. The Winnipeg...
  • Leak at Department of Justice pulls White House deeper into Fast and Furious

    04/04/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/2012 | Doug Book
    Last month FOX News reported that someone at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been leaking information to Congressional committees about the Obama Regime’s Mexican gunwalking enterprise Fast and Furious. ATF Investigation Reports (ROI’s) which reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employ of the FBI. And a Mexican illegal, already wanted on weapons charges, was shown to have been turned loose by a remarkably accommodating ATF agent. (1) Now something new has been added to the mix. On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn...
  • Senate approves Breuer supporter as head of OIG at Justice(gunwalker)

    04/04/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Attorney General Eric Holder today welcomed the confirmation of… Michael E. Horowitz as Inspector General for the Justice Department,” a Friday Office of Public Affairs release announces. “…Horowitz [was] confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate,” it reports. The nominee was confirmed by a voice vote, per the Library of Congress THOMAS legislative database. So who is Michael E. Horowitz? Most recently he’s been a partner at a law firm. He’s been a commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, a deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Justice Department, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, a law firm associate, and...
  • 'Project Gunwalker' and human sacrifice

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    "Human sacrifices suspected along Mexico border," reads the headline of a disturbing MSNBC story. The story, admittedly, has nothing to do with "Operation Fast and Furious" or "Project Gunwalker." Still, a journalist writing a story about the U.S. government's deliberate arming of ruthless Mexican drug cartels could do far worse for a headline. The MSNBC story is about a poor Mexican family, worshippers of Santa Muerte (Saint Death), who are accused of murdering two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman, believing that these blood sacrifices would bring them wealth: "They thought that by offering the blood, they would be protected...
  • DOJ Breaks Off Negotiations With Defiant Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    04/03/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/3/12 | Jason Ryan
    The Justice Department has cut off negotiations with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and officials with the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office in its effort to install an independent monitor to rein in the unconstitutional tactics used by officers there. Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” defied the Justice Department suggestion that it could sue the county and the sheriff’s office to force the issue. “I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected Sheriff and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government,”
  • ARPAIO TO DOJ: “I WILL NOT SURRENDER MY OFFICE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT”

    04/03/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Teaparty.org ^ | 4/3/12 | Joe Arpaio
    DOJ TO SHERIFF ARPAIO: “MONITOR ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY” ARPAIO TO DOJ: “I WILL NOT SURRENDER MY OFFICE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT” (Phoenix, AZ) A series of meetings between representatives for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice were slated to begin tomorrow to discuss ways to resolve allegations of racial profiling by Sheriff’s employees. But hours before the first meeting, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy Austin of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division called Arpaio’s attorneys with an ultimatum. Austin stated that it was absolutely mandatory for the Sheriff’s Office to agree to have an outside...
  • Obama Fails 'Uniter' Test on Trayvon Martin Incident

    04/03/2012 11:38:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 3, 2012 | Carl Horowitz
    This past weekend saw further escalation of nationwide demonstrations over the fatal February 26 shooting of a black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, by a white Neighborhood Watch volunteer. Though in apparent self-defense, many are demanding the shooter, George Zimmerman, be arrested. In lieu of such action, some are vowing to apply their brand of street justice. Unfortunately, they have an ally in President Obama. Speaking before reporters outside the White House on Friday, March 23, Obama implied Martin was a victim of a racially-motivated murder and cover-up. His defining line - "You know, if I had a son, he'd...
  • DOJ drops case against Florida pro-life sidewalk counselor, pays her $120G

    04/02/2012 10:08:58 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    The Department of Justice has given up its bid to prosecute a pro-life counselor and agreed to pay her $120,000 in a case a judge said never should have been brought. Mary Susan Pine, who stands outside abortion clinics and advises women not to have the procedure, was accused of blocking a car from entering a Florida abortion clinic in 2009. In December, a judge threw out the case, in which the government sought $10,000 in fines and a permanent injunction barring Pine from counseling women outside the Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The government had been...
  • Obama Admin Forced to Pay $120K After Targeting Pro-Lifer

    04/02/2012 3:24:15 PM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | April 2, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration has been forced to pay a pro-life advocate it targeted with a lawsuit $120,000 and it has dropped its case against the Florida woman helping women find abortion alternatives. The administration lost one round of a legal battle it is waging in court against a Florida pro-life advocate —a battle that saw the administration unfairly seek to punish a peaceful sidewalk counselor under a law meant to stop violence and intimidation....Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice had sought to levy thousands of dollars in fines against the pro-life activist as well as seeking a...
  • Feds raid downtown Oakland pot university

    04/02/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/2/12 | Henry K. Lee
    Federal agents swooped in Monday morning to search Oakland's Oaksterdam University in Oakland, the state's first cannabis industry training school. Agents with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigation division are searching the university at the corner of 16th Street and Broadway, in the heart of the city's widely recognized downtown cannabis-oriented district, authorities said. The federal agencies are conducting a joint investigation, she said.
  • Holder's Revenge

    04/01/2012 11:23:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/2/12 | John T. Bennett
    Reverse discrimination against whites has just begun, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. Now, the exploitation of Trayvon Martin's death has thrown the cycle of racial resentment and favoritism into overdrive. There has been much poisonous rhetoric following Trayvon Martin's death, and more is sure to come. It is hard to imagine that any other current topic could result in racial madness exceeding that tragedy. Nonetheless, an exceptionally ominous and instructive remark was recently made by Attorney General Eric Holder -- a remark more outlandish than any heard so far in our national conversation about Martin. Attorney General Holder recently...
  • U.S. Senator Wants Details on Bush-Era Gun-Walking Scheme

    03/31/2012 10:53:21 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | April 1,2012 | Caracas staff
    Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) called on Congress to probe the existence of a government operation that allowed hundreds of weapons to enter Mexico under (Wide Receiver), George W. Bush.
  • Holder Charges Kidnapping Solicitation of White Supremacist, Not New Black Panthers

    03/31/2012 12:12:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 30, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Here we go again. Eric Holder’s Justice Department last month oversaw a guilty plea for solicitation of kidnapping, a federal offense. Jayen Patel entered a plea in New Jersey for soliciting a purported white supremacist (actually an FBI agent acting as a white supremacist) to conduct a kidnapping. I wrote earlier this week and appeared on Fox News to say that solicitation of kidnapping is a federal crime. The New Black Panther Party has put a bounty out on George Zimmerman being taken “dead or alive.” From Eric Holder, crickets. The bounty posters, incidentally, changed from the original posters...
  • Why is White House blocking ‘Gunwalker’ testimony from former NSC director?

    03/30/2012 4:51:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/30/12 | David Codrea
    “Lawmakers push to interview ex-White House aide in 'Fast and Furious',” Ed Henry of Fox News reported Wednesday. “To date, the White House has not complied with multiple congressional requests to interview [former National Security Council Director of North American Affairs Kevin] O'Reilly,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote in a March 28 letter to Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler. “Our staffs have had extensive discussions with lawyers in your office, who have represented that the White House does not perceive any need for us to interview O’Reilly and consequently will not make arrangements for...
  • Partisan Politics Plague Probe of 'Fast and Furious'

    03/30/2012 1:06:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 29, 2012 | Sandra Hernandez
    "Fast and Furious," the federal government's ill-fated operation to track gun sales along the Mexican border, set out to penetrate drug cartels before it spiraled out of control. Under the program, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives watched, but did not arrest, purchasers of high-powered weapons with hopes of tracking the guns back to the cartels. Instead, the ATF lost track of more than 1,700 guns, some of which later turned up at crime scenes in the United States and Mexico, including two found near Tucson where a Border Patrol officer was shot to death. Others...
  • DOJ on New Black Panther Party Zimmerman bounty - No comment

    03/30/2012 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Qbert · 93 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    The U.S. Department of Justice had no comment on the $10,000 bounty the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) was offering for a "citizen's arrest" of George Zimmerman, the 28 year old man who told Sanford, Florida Police he shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in an act of self-defense. According to a number of reports, the NBPP  "called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men" to do the "arrest." Zimmerman and his family have received death threats since the case became a national issue. Mr. Zimmerman has not been arrested by local authorities. Federal, state, and...
  • Family demands to know if weapons used to kill ICE agent could have been seized before they crossed

    03/29/2012 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox ^ | 3/29/12 | William La Jeunesse
    The family of a murdered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is demanding to know if U.S. agencies could have seized the weapons used to kill him before they crossed the border into Mexico. Amador and Mary Zapata also believe their son Jaime, who was only in Mexico for 9 days before his death, was not adequately trained for his assignment, a trip on one of Mexico’s most dangerous roads in a $160,000 armored Suburban. “We want to find out the truth,” Amador Zapata said from the living room of his Brownsville, Texas home. “Who thought of this program? How...
  • Issa: Why Is White House Ordering Former Aide To Not Speak To Oversight On Fast & Furious?

    03/29/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/29/12 | fox
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News to discuss the latest on the failed Justice Department program Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Haley indictment imminent? Stay tuned…

    03/29/2012 2:21:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Palmetto Public Record ^ | 3/29/12 | Logan Smith
    Two well-placed legal experts have independently told Palmetto Public Record they expect the U.S. Department of Justice to issue an indictment against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud as early as this week. A highly ranked federal official has also privately confirmed rumblings of an investigation and possible indictment of the governor, though the official was not aware of the specific timeframe. Yesterday, Palmetto Public Record exclusively reported that the Internal Revenue Service has been investigating since March of 2011 the Sikh worship center run by Gov. Haley’s father. At least five lawsuits have been filed...
  • Report: DOJ may indict SC Gov. Nikki Haley for tax fraud

    03/29/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Department of Justice may indict South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud, according to the Palmetto Public Record, a South Carolina political blog. PPR reported that a “highly ranked” federal government official “privately confirmed rumblings of an investigation” and the “possible indictment of the governor.” The report said the official, however, could not provide a specific time frame. However, two “well-placed legal experts” said the DOJ indictment could come as early as next week, according to the report. The alleged tax fraud reportedly occurred during Haley’s time managing finances for the Sikh worship center in...