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  • Justice Dept. challenges 'extremely aggressive' NC voting restrictions

    09/30/2013 11:33:22 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | Ben Goad
    The Justice Department sued North Carolina Monday in the latest salvo in the Obama administration's ongoing battle against restrictive state voting regulations. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, seeks to topple provisions of a new statute that reduce early voting access and require North Carolinians to show photo identification before they are allowed to vote. "The state legislature took extremely aggressive steps to curtail the voting rights of African-Americans," Attorney General Eric Holder said during a news conference at the agency's headquarters. In the last election cycle, more than 70 percent...
  • Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law

    08/22/2013 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/22/2013 | Aaron Blake
    The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it will challenge Texas’s Voter ID law, saying it violates the Voting Rights Act, as well as the Constitution’s 14th and 15th Amendments. (snip) The department’s complain[t] alleges that the Texas Voter ID law “was adopted with the purpose, and will have the result, of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.”
  • Holder and FBI admit lying about data released before election last year

    08/15/2013 7:44:21 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    In their efforts to promote the re-election of Barack Obama, our nation's premier law enforcement agencies presented false data to the American public about a "crackdown" on mortgage fraud. Fox News reports: The Justice Department and FBI have quietly acknowledged they grossly overstated the scope of a mortgage fraud crackdown, which the administration heralded with much fanfare a few weeks before last year's presidential election. According to a memo circulated by the FBI and a correction posted online by the Justice Department, the number of defendants, the number of victims and the size of the losses are, in reality, a...
  • More Fast and Furious guns surface at crimes in Mexico

    08/14/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | August 14, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Three more weapons from Fast and Furious have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, CBS News has learned, as the toll from the controversial federal operation grows. According to Justice Department tracing documents obtained by CBS News, all three guns are WASR-10 762-caliber Romanian rifles. Two were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino in May and July of 2010. Sean Steward, who was convicted on gun charges in July 2012, purchased a third. The rifles were traced yesterday to the Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz. snip The government first denied any guns had been allowed...
  • Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

    07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 203 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-25-2013 | J. Christian Adams
    July 25, 2013 Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity J. Christian Adams Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the...
  • An inconvenient fact about the DOJ's civil rights case against Zimmerman(He's not racist as per FBI)

    07/15/2013 7:21:41 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/15/13 | r moran
    There appears to be a major stumbling block to Eric Holder's attempt to charge George Zimmerman with violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights. The FBI determined he's not a racist. McClatchy: After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show. Even the lead detective in the case, Sanford Det. Chris Serino, told agents that he thought Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances - but not his race. Serino saw Zimmerman as "having...
  • Thousands protest Zimmerman verdict as DoJ vows to restart hate crime inquiry

    Thousands took to streets across the US on Sunday, as protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman entered their second day. Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Follow RT's LIVE UPDATES on Zimmerman verdict fallout. The Justice Department said Sunday that it will restart its investigation into last year’s killing to consider possible separate hate crime charges against George Zimmerman. The news follows huge public outcry and calls from civil rights leaders to reopen the inquiry. "Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the...
  • ‘Justice for Trayvon’: Audio released of DOJ member urging action against George Zimmerman

    07/11/2013 8:29:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The legal watchdog Judicial Watch released an audio recording Thursday of a Department of Justice staffer urging Sanford, Fla., city officials and the minority advocacy group Dream Defenders to seek justice for Trayvon Martin, because “if a community perceives that there’s something wrong in the black community, there’s something wrong.”</p>
  • DOJ Defunds At-Risk Youth Programs over "God" Reference

    06/26/2013 7:49:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Louisiana lawman is livid over the federal government’s decision to cut off funds for two programs to help troubled young people -- all, he says, because he refused to sign a pledge to bar prayer or any mention of God at their meetings. Julian Whittington, the sheriff of Bossier Parish, Louisiana, told Fox News that the Department of Justice Office of Civil Rights de-funded $30,000 for their Young Marines chapter as well as a youth diversion program. Federal officials objected to a voluntary student-led prayer in the department’s youth diversion program and an oath recited by the Young Marines...
  • U.S. Attorney: criticizing Islam a Federal crime

    06/05/2013 7:20:44 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    rare us ^ | 5/31/13
    <p>This U.S. attorney is simply wrong. But making threats like this will surely help his career in the Obama Justice Department.</p> <p>Bloggers beware. And those who use email, too. And those on Facebook. And Twitter. And anyone else using social media: Diss a Muslim and the Department of Justice will be on your case with the full weight of federal law.</p>
  • DOJ: Slam Muslims on Facebook, face feds

    05/31/2013 5:59:22 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 273 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2013 | Bob Unruh
    Bloggers beware. And those who use email, too. And those on Facebook. And Twitter. And anyone else using social media: Diss a Muslim and the Department of Justice will be on your case with the full weight of federal law. The Obama administration, which is launching a series of Muslim Outreach Summits so that Islamists can tell federal officials how they better can serve that community, says it also is holding educational outreaches to let people know that Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal prosecution. Ads by Google Will You Boldly Proclaim"I am a Christian"? Sign...
  • DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring

    05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    The Justice Department begged a federal judge to not tell Fox News reporter James Rosen that it was tracking his telephone calls and emails in a probe regarding a national security leak. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen argued in 2010 that the traditional 30-day notice period did not apply to Rosen as Justice secretly monitored his Gmail account, according to new exhibits unsealed this week and disclosed by The Hill. “Where, as here, the government seeks such contents through a search warrant, no notice to the subscriber or customer of the e-mail account is statutorily required or necessary,” Machen wrote in...
  • AP CEO's letter to Eric Holder

    05/13/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 170 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/13/13 | Gary B. Pruit
  • Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional

    05/02/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 156 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric H. Holder said. “In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, [the law] directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional,” Mr. Holder wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter dated April 26. “Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of...
  • Holder Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Muslims After Boston

    04/29/2013 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 81 replies
    http://www.Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Apparently, granny will still be getting the full pat down experience at the airport instead of young Muslim men returning home from volatile, Jihad ridden regions of the world like Dagestan. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning Americans not to discriminate against Muslims in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Attorney General Eric Holder declared Monday that the Justice Department is on the lookout for acts of violence or discrimination that signal a backlash to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this month in which three people were killed and scores wounded. "Our investigation into this matter remains ongoing –...
  • Holder Undercut FBI by Giving Tsarnaev Miranda Rights

    04/27/2013 5:39:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 26, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Updating our earlier report: Details are emerging that when U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler read Dhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, she went to his hospital room accompanied by a federal public defender (meaning taxpayer-funded) and an assistant U.S. attorney from the Massachusetts prosecutor’s office. Reports say the FBI was only partway through questioning Tsarnaev to get intelligence to determine who else was involved in the plot and how broad it was. The FBI told federal lawmakers in classified briefings this week they were “stunned” when this judicial officer and lawyers from both sides showed up to read him his rights....
  • Emails Expose Southern Poverty Law Center Collaboration with DOJ

    02/04/2013 4:47:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/4/13 | Kerry Picket
    Judicial Watch (JW), a Washington D.C. based non-partisan educational foundation, released some two dozen pages of emails it obtained on Tuesday revealing connections between the Department of Justice Civil Rights and Tax divisions and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to JW, the e-mails reveal “questionable behavior by agency personnel while negotiating for Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees to appear as the featured speaker at a July 31, 2012, “Diversity Training Event.” Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) submitted to the DOJ on September 10, 2012: The Judicial Watch...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Promises to Investigate Himself and Send Himself to Prison

    01/20/2013 6:54:12 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-20-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    January 20, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder Promises to Investigate Himself and Send Himself to Prison Daniel Greenfield VIDEO: Eric Holder: We Will Go After Gun Traffickers And to consider a series of new federal laws imposing tough penalties on gun traffickers who help funnel weapons to dangerous criminals. I think that we all look forward to Holder catching himself and locking himself up. It shouldn’t be a very difficult investigation even for him. It’s only a question of how much time Holder will give himself to turn himself in. And hopefully he won’t tip himself off about his own...
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • Perspective: No Body Count from Watergate but Hundreds Dead from Fast and Furious

    10/09/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6 October, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Watergate is arguably the most sinister crime a Democrat can find to present to the American people when trying to silence a Republican. But it pales in comparison to the lies, illegal gun sales, weapons trafficking, and wholesale slaughter of innocents we've seen as a result of Fast and Furious. Think about it -- Watergate was a break-in, the goal of which was secure some "dirt" on Democrats to help Richard Nixon during his re-election bid in 1972. Nixon, the man vilified for it, didn't even know about it until after the break-in had already happened, and his crime was...
  • Univision Exposes Barack Hussein's Rising Fast And Furious Body Count

    10/02/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Scandal: A Univision special documents how weapons provided by the administration to Mexican drug cartels repeatedly have taken a deadly toll as families on both sides of the border wait for true answers and accountability. We may never know how many deaths, kidnappings and other criminal activities were facilitated by more than 2,000 weapons that were allowed to "walk" into Mexico under the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program, but a Univision special aired Sunday exposes more of the carnage. The special, put together by Univision's investigative unit and aired as a special edition of Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" ("Here...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels

    09/30/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled. Indirectly, the United States government played a...
  • Univision report connects Operation Fast and Furious scandal to murders of Mexican teenagers

    09/30/2012 11:58:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border. “On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez,” according to a version of the Univision report in English, on the ABC News website. “Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for...
  • Joel Pollak on being targeted by DOJ, Media Matters: 'Holder should resign over this alone'

    09/19/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/19/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak told The Daily Caller that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over, among other things, the Department of Justice’s collusion with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to discredit him. Emails TheDC obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published Tuesday show DOJ Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. “On the one hand, it’s a badge of honor,” Pollak said of being one of the targets of the collusion. “The cool conservatives make the Obama...
  • Justice Dept. Asks Supreme Court to Review 2 Petitions in Hopes of Overturning DOMA

    09/13/2012 3:11:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    CP Post ^ | September 12, 2012
    September 12, 2012|6:13 pmThe U.S. Department of Justice filed two petitions Tuesday as part of their challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, asking the Supreme Court to review cases that could ultimately lead to the court overturning the law that defines marriage as between and man and a woman. The specific part of the law that attorneys for the Justice Department want the court to focus on is Section 3, which they say violate the rights of legally married same-sex couples, arguing that it treats them differently than married heterosexual couples.In 2007, New York resident Edie Windsor married her...
  • DOJ Establishes Alabama Civil Rights Unit in Wake of Illegal Immigration Crackdown

    08/27/2012 8:32:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 22, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Justice Department will establish its first civil rights unit in the southern state of Alabama, the agency said Tuesday -- a development that comes in the wake of the state's crackdown on illegal immigration, which raised concerns about Alabama's compliance with federal laws. . . The department's decision to place a civil rights unit in Alabama shows the state has problems guaranteeing legal equality years after the civil rights era ended, said Shay Farley, legal director of Alabama Appleseed, a public interest legal office based in Montgomery. "It highlights the fact that the war isn't over,"...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • Federal Court finds Obama appointees interfered with New Black Panther prosecution

    07/30/2012 12:29:49 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 30, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    A federal court in Washington, DC, held today that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party. The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case. Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneys’ fees.
  • DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

    07/27/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee. Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks. “Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times. Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats...
  • Justice Department probes Pennsylvania voter ID law

    07/23/2012 7:02:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/2012
    The Department of Justice is investigating whether Pennsylvania's new voter identification law discriminates against minorities, according to a letter released on Monday. In a step toward a possible federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department sent a letter to Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele asking for data on the state's registered voters. Passed in 1965 during the peak of the civil rights era, the Voting Rights Act bans rules that make it more difficult for minorities to vote. The Justice Department will analyze the Pennsylvania data to determine if voters who lack proper ID under...
  • The Purpose of Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 16, 2009. This from CNN's website: "Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has 'not backed off at all' on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. 'I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the...
  • Obama's MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote

    06/21/2012 3:57:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE 4:14 PM: Attorney General Eric Holder has been voted in contempt of Congress by the House Oversight Committee by 23-17. The vote came down after three Demcratic amendments to the contempt charge were voted down. An amendment introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy rendering President Obama's invocation of executive privilege not applicable or relevant to this case at this time. The contempt charge will now move to the full House next week. Capitol Hill- Attorney General Eric Holder got a temporary lifeline from President Obama today just minutes before the House Oversight Committee started debate over whether to hold Holder...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • On Fast & Furious, "Blame Bush" is a Lie

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

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

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

    06/20/2012 6:22:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON -- Last-minute talks to stave off a House committee vote declaring Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress broke down late Tuesday, when the attorney general failed to provide subpoenaed documents for the panel's inquiry into the flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation run by the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF. Mr. Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, met for about 20 minutes in an extraordinary bargaining session in the House majority leader's Capitol office. They emerged with Mr. Issa saying the attorney...
  • DOJ Secretly Drops Charges in Taliban Case

    06/19/2012 4:28:58 PM PDT · by bear11 · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) refuses to explain why it has abruptly dropped terrorism charges against a member of a Middle Eastern family indicted in south Florida last year with providing material support for the Pakistani Taliban. In all, six people were charged with sending tens of thousands of dollars to the terrorist organization, which is associated with Al-Qaeda and has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against American interests, including a 2009 suicide bombing at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The ringleader in this case is a Pakistani imam (Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan) who ran a mosque in...
  • Fast and Furious investigation could end today, Holder go scot free

    06/19/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/2012 | Doug Book
    Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Fast and Furious nemesis Congressman Darrell Issa at 5:00 this afternoon in what could mark the end of the Congressional investigation of Barack Obama’s deadly gun smuggling scheme. Last week, House Republican leaders at last agreed to schedule a vote on the Contempt of Congress charge Issa has long sought to bring against the Attorney General for 8 months of refusing to honor Congressional subpoenas. Deputy Attorney General James Cole quickly responded with a letter to House Government Reform Committee chair Issa, requesting a meeting to discuss ways of avoiding the vote. Issa...
  • DeMint: ‘When our justice system is in question, everything is in question’

    06/15/2012 11:41:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/14/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint doubled down on his call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over Operation Fast and Furious on Thursday, saying he thinks it’s long past time for Holder to leave office. “I just think when our justice system is in question, everything is in question,” DeMint said in an interview on Washington, D.C. radio station WMAL. “I came out a few months ago asking for Holder’s resignation,” DeMint said, ”because as this whole picture comes together, if we connect all the dots of the things he’s doing and not doing — he’s not defending some...
  • Botching Fast and Furious

    06/13/2012 6:04:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 13, 2012 | The Editors
    Texas senator John Cornyn recently joined the growing number of Republicans who’ve called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. And a week from today, the House Oversight Committee will convene to consider pursuing a contempt-of-Congress citation against Holder. If the committee decides to proceed, the entire House will vote on the matter.Holder has no intention of resigning, especially on the say-so of Republicans — but the attorney general has much to answer for, and Republicans should continue to make the case that he is wholly inadequate to his position and operating in bad faith.Holder oversaw the Bureau of...
  • Holder: DOJ Will ‘Vigorously Use’ Voting Rights Act Against States

    06/07/2012 10:58:22 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 58 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use” anti-Jim Crow provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent some southern states from purging ineligible voters from their rolls and enacting voter-I.D. laws. "It is the position of this Department of Justice and certainly this Attorney General that we will vigorously defend and vigorously use Section 5. The need for it is still there." Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires several southern states and counties in states such as California and Florida to get federal “pre-clearance”...
  • Justice Dept. tries to cut Fast and Furious deal with Congress

    06/05/2012 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice told Republican House leadership in a Tuesday letter that it hopes to reach an agreement with congressional overseers on how much information about Operation Fast and Furious it is required to hand over. Congressional Republicans have threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not fully complying with a 22-part subpoena served last October. The letter comes amid reports that House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has obtained evidence proving that senior Justice Department officials approved Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking tactics. The Justice Department letter was in response to a...
  • Republicans balking on Fast and Furious help suppress new information

    06/04/2012 10:33:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 6/4/12 | David Codrea
    Two significant insider accounts that would expand public knowledge about the government’s role in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” criminal enterprise are being withheld from public dissemination because the sources fear reprisals, an “Armed American Radio” panel discussed on last night’s nationally syndicated program. This correspondent joined host Mark Walters, Producer Sean Young, guests Joe Weaver of WGUL 860 AM and blogger George “Mad Ogre” Hill, to examine the effects the slow pace of the investigation and a perceived lack of will to pursue serious legal consequences by the GOP leadership have had on discouraging a whistleblower and an industry...
  • (Eric Holder's) DOJ to Monitor Wisconsin Recall Election

    06/04/2012 1:45:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 142 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/12 | Dana Loesch
    Eric Holder's Department of Justice will monitor a number of Wisconsin polling places on Tuesday. The state Department of Justice will dispatch a team of assistant attorneys general and special agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation to Appleton as part of its efforts to prevent voter fraud. Appleton is one of 12 cities that will be monitored Tuesday during the recall election. Seven teams will monitor Milwaukee in conjunction with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, two teams will monitor Madison, and single teams will be sent to Beloit/Janesville, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha/Racine, La Crosse, Waukesha, and Wausau....
  • DOJ sues Las Vegas casino for screening non-citizen workers

    06/02/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/01/2012 | Jim Kouri
    While proponents of immigration enforcement have been told that the federal government monitors the hiring of illegal aliens by the private sector, including adherence to the federal employment verification (I-9) program, Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department appears to have made a decision to penalize organizations that zealously comply. For example, on Thursday the Justice Department announced that it filed a civil lawsuit against the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, accusing the company of engaging in "a pattern or practice of discrimination in the employment eligibility verification and re-verification process."
  • Mexican Ambassador confirms early citizen journalist reports amidst media spin(gunwalker murdergate)

    06/03/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 June, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Mexican ambassador to the United States told a Capitol Hill forum that his government was “kept in the dark” about U.S. government-condoned and abetted “gunwalking” operations, and also questioned the intent behind Operation Fast and Furious, The Los Angeles Times is reporting today. Appearing before “the New Democrat Network...a center-left think tank and advocacy organization, and the New Policy Institute, one of its sister organizations,” Arturo Sarukhan’s claims raise questions as to why major news outlets like The Times are just now getting around to reporting on information raised in this column and on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog...
  • See the Letter the DOJ Sent to Florida Demanding It Stop Purging Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls

    06/02/2012 12:13:40 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On Thursday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanded the state of Florida stop its efforts to purge non-citizens from its voting rolls. A letter sent to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner alleges the process violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.The major charge of the letter reads:Talking Points Memo (TPM) breaks it down: The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has...
  • Feds order Florida to halt ongoing push to remove ineligible voters from rolls.

    06/01/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2012 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Federal authorities are demanding that Florida halt its push to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls. In a move that comes just months before the state could play a pivotal role in the 2012 presidential election, the U.S. Department of Justice contends that the state is violating federal law in its effort to identify and remove ineligible voters. The state's effort has already come under fire from local election supervisors who belong to both political parties, as well as Democratic members of Congress and voting rights groups. Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Florida Department of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama's DOJ Forces University to Allow 38 Year Old Male To Use Women's Restrooms

    05/23/2012 5:42:21 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 153 replies
    A letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) caused the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) early this month to reverse policy and allow a 38-year old anatomically male-student permant use of women's bathrooms on campus despite opposition from female students.The university made the reversal on "advice of counsel" after receiving a letter the DOJ sent in response to a complaint that a single, self proclaimed "transgender" student filed with the DOJ's Civil Rights Division. "Because of the stance we took, the individual filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Justice," Mark Horn...