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  • Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead

    04/24/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/24/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s Senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, was a classic example of why talk among conservatives of forming a third party alternative to the establishment Republican Party will not die. Not only did the usual jelly-backed Senate Republicans vote to confirm Lynch, they were led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is, ostensibly, to be the leader of the conservative opposition to Obama and his lawless progressive agenda. In moving the Lynch nomination McConnell broke a pre-election promise that no attorney general nominee would be considered in...
  • Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown's death

    04/22/2015 9:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for the family said in a statement Wednesday night that the wrongful death lawsuit would be filed Thursday....
  • Jeb Bush: Deal to advance Loretta Lynch has 'gotta be a win'

    04/22/2015 8:38:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush says that the prospective confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch “sounds to me like a victory” because “getting rid of” current Attorney General Eric Holder has “gotta be a win.” The former governor of Florida said last week that President Barack Obama deserves the opportunity to have the team he wants. He also took shots at Holder then, saying that Republicans should consider that the longer they take to confirm Lynch, the longer he will be in office. “I said that they should have a vote,” Bush told radio show host Michael Medved in an interview Tuesday....
  • Operation Choke Point Strikes Again: Banks Shut Down Business Accounts of Co. Owned by Fmr Marine

    04/21/2015 6:15:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Operation Choke Point, the Obama administration’s under-the-radar project involving the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) whose goal is to shut down industries it does not like by “choking off” their banking relationships, is taking aim at another business. Brian Lynn, CEO of a Jacksonville, Florida based payday lending company that operates 26 stores in Florida, Georgia and Alabama under the Speedy Cash and Lending Bear brands, has been in business for more than 20 years. He confirms to Breitbart News that two major banks closed his company’s accounts with...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘Every Aspect of My Life Is in Their Hands — and They Hate Me’

    04/20/2015 2:01:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 310 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | David French
    ‘They came with a battering ram.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

    04/17/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich, editor
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm. According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine) "The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes...
  • US government tracked calls beginning in 1992 under secret program

    04/08/2015 7:38:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-8-2015 | CHRIS SPARGO
    The program also allowed agents to monitor calls the ruled out the possibility of foreign ties to the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building by American Timothy McVeigh. The program only recently shuttered, and was used for nearly two decades, with top Justice Department officials in four administrations - George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama - approving the data collections. The data collection did not however allow DEA investigators access to the actual content of calls, just the numbers dialed and time of the calls were all recorded. A 1998 request for Sprint...
  • A Change of Heart at the White House?

    04/01/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    During today’s unscheduled press conference President Barack Obama responded to a wide range of questions varying from race relations in the United States to the Russian incursion into Ukraine. The president spent over an hour answering questions from the White House press contingent, offering the frankest assessment of his administration’s policies to date. With regard to Israel the president came down strongly on the side of Israel and directed a stern warning against the Iranian regime in Tehran, advising the ruling mullahs that the United States stood shoulder to shoulder with Israel, our staunchest ally in the Middle East. The...
  • Justice Department Sues University Over Alleged Anti-Transgender Discrimination

    03/30/2015 7:42:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chris Geidner
    The action against Southeastern Oklahoma State University is the first lawsuit claiming that anti-transgender discrimination violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from the Justice Department.WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging that the school discriminated against a transgender professor in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case is the first time the Justice Department sued an entity alleging that the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the historic civil rights legislation protects transgender people from discrimination. In December 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the...
  • Man on St. Louis train asked about Michael Brown, attacked

    03/27/2015 9:44:51 PM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 40 replies
    <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the "Mike Brown situation."</p> <p>Officers released details Friday after a passenger who wasn't involved posted video of the attack on social media.</p>
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • No Justice, No Peace, Without Black Community Control of Police

    03/19/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford's Blog ^ | March 19, 2015 | Glen Ford, executive editor
    “The undeniable logic of the movement is to establish the supremacy of the Black community over the police that patrol the community – period.” The New York Times and other megaphones for white supremacy have proclaimed that the Black Lives Matter movement suffered a “setback” with the shooting of two cops, last week, during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri. To buttress its March 12 headline [3], “Just as Ferguson Was Making Progress, Shooting Deals a Setback,” the Times quoted Kim Tihen, a white city councilwoman and former Ferguson police officer who is “outraged by the behavior and lawlessness of the...
  • "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Was Not Built on a Lie: Ferguson's message is as powerful as ever.

    03/19/2015 11:25:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 18, 2015 | Cristian Farias
    Some 70 years ago, the Supreme Court heard a challenge to the federal statute that was used to convict three officers in the deadly beating of Robert Hall, a “young negro” from Georgia who had been accused of the crime of stealing a tire. The officers were accused of bludgeoning him to death in the course of subduing him—they claimed that he had “reached for a gun” and “used insulting language,” which ostensibly meant that he posed a threat meriting the use of deadly force. But Hall’s bad behavior hadn’t mattered to prosecutors: The officers were indicted, tried, and convicted...
  • At the White House, There's Nobody Home

    03/19/2015 10:03:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 19,2015 | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Senator Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) bucked the Obama administration and expressed doubt about administration concessions to the Iranians. Other Democrats could join him But almost immediately after weighing in on Iran, Menendez found himself the target of a federal investigation into purported corruption Meanwhile, the aforementioned Hillary Clinton is bogged down in another trademark Clinton scandal. Clinton never used a standard government e-mail account while secretary. And rather than submitting her actual e-mails to the State Department back in December, Clinton submitted 55,000 printed pages of e-mails — making it much harder for those e-mails to be searched. Obama’s own...
  • Is the Loretta Lynch nomination unraveling?

    03/18/2015 5:31:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/18/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    Loretta Lynch, President Obama's attorney general nominee who once appeared to be on a glide path to confirmation, is now a vote away from losing the job after months of delay, thanks mostly to her views on illegal immigration. Senate Republicans leaders have postponed a confirmation vote on Lynch, who was nominated more than four months ago. And each passing day has generated another GOP "no" vote, even from Republicans who typically would be amenable to approving Lynch, who is now serving as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and is highly regarded for her legal...
  • Race Baiting And Ferguson

    03/17/2015 10:50:11 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 14 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Richard A. Epstein
    The most recent news from Ferguson concerns what Eric Holder has rightly called the “ambush shooting” of two police officers outside the city’s police department. This incident occurred in the wake of two detailed reports released by the Department of Justice. The first report deals in depth with the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The report recommended that the case against him be closed. The second DOJ report contained a scathing indictment of the sad state of affairs within the entire criminal justice system of Ferguson. The combined effect of these two reports is likely...
  • D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real...….

    03/16/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    "D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real Uplands Park Officials Are A little Upset…." A fellow named John Muhammad identified himself as city manager of the tiny north county village of Uplands Park during a live interview Thursday night on FOX News channel. Mr. Muhammad then went on a bizarre diatribe to say he, and his community, believed the KKK or the police themselves were the shooters. Beyond the jaw dropping protestations about the police shooting another slight problem is Mr. Muhammad is not a “city manager”. Actually, not even close. First,...
  • MO LT GOVERNOR: HOLDER INCITED MOB MANY TIMES

    03/15/2015 11:48:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R-MO) said Attorney General Eric Holder “on many occasions” seemed to “be inciting the mob.” Kinder said, “He is sounding the right notes today, this afternoon. I just wish he had been more judicious and measured in his comments since the August 9. Because Mr. Holder came in and seemed on many occasions to be inciting the mob. He seemed to be putting his weight on the one side of the scales of justice and not backing up law enforcement. And if he is now, you know, backing...
  • Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson (dissolve entire police force)

    03/15/2015 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 3/14/15 | JIM SUHR
    FERGUSON, Mo. — The protesters who spent eight months pressing for changes in Ferguson's police practices after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown take credit for this week's resignations of the city manager and the police chief. And they insist they still have unfinished business, with many planning to stay in the streets until the mayor of the St. Louis suburb is forced out and the entire police force dissolved. "We will protest until we see everything in our favor. This movement has legs," Derrick Robinson, a protest organizer, declared Friday. "We're out here fighting for justice and equality, and...
  • Holder Gets His Wish: An Open War On Police Officers

    03/13/2015 8:22:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | The Editors
    Lawlessness: The latest casualties in Eric Holder's anti-cop race war are two Ferguson, Mo., officers shot at a protest rally. The ambush follows the attorney general smearing the entire Ferguson police force as racist. 'Acknowledgment nine months ago would have kept that from happening!" one protester shouted, referring to the August police shooting of Michael Brown. "It's time for the (people) to finally fight back against these racist ass pigs!" another protester tweeted. Just hours earlier, Ferguson's police chief stepped down in response to Holder's 100-page report claiming Ferguson police engaged in systemic racism against local blacks. "Nothing in this...
  • A Legacy of Racial Grievance

    03/13/2015 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    Another shooting has taken place in Ferguson, Missouri -- and this time, two police officers were the victims. The violence should not come as a surprise, given the ugly tone set by the nation's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric Holder. The most divisive attorney general since Richard Nixon's John Mitchell, Holder has fanned the flames of racial grievance for much of his tenure. In his early days in office, he called America "a nation of cowards" on racial issues. Last week, his target was the Ferguson Police Department. Holder promised, "We are prepared to use all the power...
  • Two Ferguson Cops Shot Over Holder’s Disparate Impact Report

    03/13/2015 5:16:43 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 15 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 13, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ferguson, Missouri is back in the news again. Last week the Justice Department released two reports about the Ferguson police department. In one report they completely exonerated Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back, Brown did not have his hands up and Wilson had no racial motivation. In other words, the entire cause for protest in Ferguson was inaccurate, fabricated or an outright lie. The Grand Jury got it right when they didn’t indict Wilson, even Eric Holder’s Justice Department had to acknowledge there were no facts indicating any crime was...
  • Method Man says FBI Ferguson report ‘played into’ officer shooting

    03/12/2015 3:28:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 12, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Method Man made an appearance on "News Nation with Tamron Hall" on MSNBC to talk about an upcoming film, but was instead asked about tension with police in the aftermath of a shooting early Thursday that injured two officers in Ferguson, Mo. "With this thing that happened in Ferguson just now with the two officers, sad, very sad," he said. "I hate to say that the FBI report kind of played into this, and these things shouldn't be happening, but you reap what you sow, in a sense, you know?" The FBI said in January no civil rights charges should...
  • BREAKING: Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot – One in Face – OUTSIDE POLICE DEPT.

    03/11/2015 10:55:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 357 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft and (Kristinn)
    TWO FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!
  • EmailGate: Lois Lerner, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder. How Corrupt Is This Administration?

    03/11/2015 5:08:03 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-11-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although we all talk about Hillary’s EmailGate, we shouldn’t forget that this controversy actually started with Lois Lerner. When Republicans tried to find out whether the IRS had purposefully targeted conservative organizations, this former head of the Internal Revenue Service said her email had suddenly disappeared. Mark “The Great One” Levin debunked that excuse months ago: [Watch Video] In other words, there’s no way that Lerner’s hard drive suddenly crashed causing her to lose two years of emails. It’s just not possible. And then came in Hillary, who the Benghazi Committee says, didn’t hand over all her emails and who...
  • Nationwide Protesters adopt slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’

    03/10/2015 11:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Cray24 Political News ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jason Uduak
    The phrase “Black Live Matter” has emerged as a movement.A lawyer, Benjamin Crump the lawyer for the families of teens killed in police shootings responded to the Justice Department’s report surrounding the conditions which led to the death of Michael Brown. He stated with an interview on, Face the Nation that the Department of Justice cannot sanitize these shootings of unarmed colored people. Representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michel Brown and Tamir Rice; Crump does not agree with the report not bringing civil rights charges against the officers involved in these shootings. The report only brings the conditions of...
  • Holder Used Secret Email Address, Too

    03/10/2015 5:58:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/10/15 | Jonathan Strong
    Attorney General Eric Holder used secretive email accounts under aliases during his tenure at the Justice Department, raising fresh questions about the Obama administration’s compliance with federal records laws as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reels from her own email scandal. Holder has emailed under the nom de plume “Henry Yearwood” in the past, former Justice Department officials say. The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that Holder had used three aliases. The current is unknown. Republicans familiar with the issue said that even when congressional officials traveled to the Justice Department for so-called “in camera” review of documents, Holder’s email...
  • Ferguson: Can the Attorney General just shut down a local police department?

    03/10/2015 7:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Following the scathing report that Eric Holder’s office issued which essentially indicted the entire Ferguson police department as hateful racists, rather than finding specific incidents of wrongdoing, a question arose. Can the Department of Justice in Washington reach out into the state and local levels of law enforcement and essentially close up a shop? Check out this video of a Fox News interview on the subject provided by Michael van der Galien at PJ Media. J. Christian Adams takes Attorney General Eric Holder to task for his unconstitutional and even downright dictatorial wish to shut down police departments that...
  • Obama Justice Department’s bogus report on racism by Ferguson Police Department

    03/09/2015 6:31:08 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2015 | john R. Lott Jr.
    Addressing the nation from Selma, Ala., on Saturday, President Obama said that while racism may be “no longer endemic,” as it was 50 years ago, his Justice Department’s report on Ferguson shows that the “nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us.” Sorry: The Justice report doesn’t prove disparate treatment, let alone discrimination. In fact, it looks more like something ginned up to distract from the embarrassing fact that Justice (in another report released the same day) wound up fully validating the findings of the Ferguson grand jury. Racism is serious, and those engaging in it should be...
  • Holder Weighs Dismantling the Ferguson Police Dept.

    03/08/2015 1:55:02 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 101 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6 March 15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑAMARCH
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowed a firm response on Friday to what he called “appalling” racial misconduct by law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Mo., suggesting he was prepared to seek the dismantling of the police force there if necessary. “We are prepared to use all the powers that we have, all the power that we have, to ensure that the situation changes there,” Mr. Holder told reporters here after returning from Columbia, S.C., where he appeared with President Obama at a town hall-style meeting at Benedict College. “That means everything from working with them to coming up with...
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/05/2015 4:57:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report.
  • Must read: DOJ report totally vindicates Darren Wilson in Michael Brown shooting

    03/05/2015 11:01:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I barely glanced at this in posting it to Headlines because I thought I already knew what it would say. Holder’s whining last week about how high the standard is to convict someone of a federal civil rights violation suggested that the tone of the DOJ’s Ferguson report would be more “he’s probably guilty but we just can’t prove it” than “he’s innocent and was railroaded by the media.” My mistake. The DOJ — Eric Holder’s DOJ — is clear as can be that it thinks Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown. Rarely do I send you off somewhere...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Cops Reply To Eric Holder’s #FergusonReport

    03/04/2015 10:11:48 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 03-04-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Former cop Dan Jackson, brother of Ferguson chief of police Tom Jackson, has replied to Eric Holder’s press report on Ferguson. Jackson sent the following via text at approximately 5 PM Missouri time.
  • Freedom Rider: Obama’s Final Insult to Trayvon Martin

    03/04/2015 1:44:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Black Agenda Report's Freedom Rider Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist
    “Holder whines that the bar is set “too high” for him to do his job.”Michael Brown’s family and the people of Ferguson, Missouri had better prepare themselves. At some point in the near future the Obama justice department will announce that there will be no federal prosecution of his killer. It isn’t hard to make this prediction. Trayvon Martin’s parents were just informed that the federal government won’t lift a finger to bring their son’s murderer to justice. It is particularly galling to watch Attorney General Eric Holder leave office being lionized as a civil rights champion when he has...
  • Is Ferguson set to explode again following DOJ’s finding of systemic racism?

    03/04/2015 10:36:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    In August of 2014, Ferguson, Missouri, and the surrounding towns erupted in violence as outraged protesters clashed with police following the shooting death of local teen Michael Brown. In November, that city was again rocked by riots and protests after a local grand jury determined that the officer responsible for that shooting did not violate the law when he used lethal force to subdue Brown. At the heart of these clashes was the contention that racial bias – in the actions of Officer Darren Wilson, in the efforts of riot police to suppress peaceful demonstrators as well as rioters, and...
  • Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover

    03/03/2015 2:55:42 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A. Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, a misdemeanor. He is eligible for up to one year in prison but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine. The plea deal completes a spectacular fall for Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who was once discussed...
  • EXPOSED: Department of Justice Shut Down Search For Lois Lerner’s Emails

    03/02/2015 10:05:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama administration’s Department of Justice shut down an attempt to force the Internal Revenue Service to search for Lois Lerner’s missing emails at off-site storage facilities. The IRS never looked for Lerner’s backup email tapes at the West Virginia storage facility where they were being housed. Treasury deputy inspector general Timothy Camus told Congress that the IRS never asked IT professionals at the New Martinsville, W.V. storage site for the backup tapes. Camus only found the backup tape for Lerner’s missing 2011 emails about two weeks ago. But the Obama administration knew that emails were stored at off-site facilities,...
  • President Obama Breaks Into Tears as He Says Goodbye to Holder

    02/27/2015 9:03:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | February 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Friday, President Barack Obama spoke at the portrait unveiling ceremony for outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, which led to the commander-in-chief breaking into tears that he wiped away as he finished his remarks. The president said, “Having good men in a position of power and authority, who are willing to fight for what is right, that is a rare thing, a powerful thing....
  • Eric Holder’s Parting Advice to America: ‘Read Malcolm X’

    02/27/2015 4:13:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    President Obama’s outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder made an eyebrow-raising book recommendation in his exit interview with Politico on Friday. Asked by Politico’s Mike Allen to name the one book Holder would recommend for a young man coming to Washington to read, Holder recommended the work of controversial civil rights figure Malcolm X. “I would hope that I say this not to every African-American of his age but for every American, that you read The Autobiography of Malcolm X to see the transition that that man went through, from petty criminal to a person who was severely and negatively afflicted...
  • On his way out the door, Eric Holder race-baits one last time

    02/27/2015 1:19:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder just couldn’t help himself. With his time as the nation’s chief law enforcement official coming to a close, Holder reflected on one of his deepest regrets: Failing to deliver civil rights charges for the variety figures embroiled in racial controversies over the course of his tenure.When a Florida jury failed to convict George Zimmerman for role in the death of Trayvon Martin, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division opened an investigation to determine whether Zimmerman had violated Martin’s civil rights. It was a response to the outrage displayed by those who were invested...
  • Oh Boo-Hoo Here's A Tissue

    Don't let the door hit yer' a$$ on the way out
  • The Real Crimes By Obama: Against Blacks

    02/25/2015 2:09:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | John Ransom
    Three years later and even the Obama administration has to admit that George Zimmerman committed no crime when he shot Trayvon Martin. “The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman,” reported Reuters, “concluding its investigation three years after the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.” So even the low bar of hate crime status couldn’t be cleared. Let’s make this clear right now: Was Zimmerman wrong? Yes, I think so. I would not have shot and killed Trayvon Martin. I am certain of this. But there...
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting: George Zimmerman Wins Again, DOJ Drops Investigation

    02/25/2015 6:55:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Justin Streight
    On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced it would not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Martin’s family described the decision as a “disappointment.” The federal government will now close the investigation for good. According to USA Today, the federal investigation did not find sufficient evidence in the Trayvon Martin case to meet the high standards for a civil rights violation. The announcement will close the federal investigation, but Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that it should not end the dialogue and scrutiny over race relations in America. “The...
  • AG nominee Loretta Lynch dodges lawmakers’ questions, falls in line with Eric Holder

    02/24/2015 7:50:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    When it comes to most of the thorny issues she’ll be asked to referee on between President Obama and Congress, Loretta Lynch, the woman nominated to be the next attorney general, said she doesn’t yet have a sense for how she’ll come down. Ms. Lynch, who faces a probable vote Thursday in the Judiciary Committee and likely action by the full Senate next month, deflected dozens of questions in 221 pages of written responses to the panel, saying she wasn’t familiar with the fight over documents from the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, couldn’t talk accurately about major parts of...
  • The Associated Press Revisits the Trayvon Martin Case

    02/24/2015 2:46:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 24, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    The Department of Justice announced today that it will not pursue a federal civil rights charge against George Zimmerman, arising out of his fatal altercation with Trayvon Martin. That was pretty much a foregone conclusion, but the Associated Press took the opportunity to revisit the case: George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday. …Zimmerman has said he acted in self-defense when he shot the 17-year-old Martin during a confrontation inside a gated community in Sanford, Florida, just outside...
  • DOJ to Announce No Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/24/2015 9:59:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 2/24/15
    ....ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
  • Curbing Big Brother’s Unchecked Surveillance State

    02/24/2015 6:40:21 AM PST · by 54fighting
    The Blaze ^ | 2/23/15 | Jerry Woodson
    NEW CASTLE, Ind. – Should teachers be allowed to use students as props for their personal political causes? It happens all the time in school districts around the nation, particularly at the secondary level. Local teacher unions will protest the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement with a school board, and the next thing you know, high school and middle school kids are walking out of class in support of the teachers. Who do you suppose gets the students all riled up? But now some teachers are apparently willing to involve elementary-aged children in their labor wars. Or at...
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • From the OC to Oaktown, Drug War Opposition Builds

    02/22/2015 5:56:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    The times they are a-changin'. This week, a Republican congressman from Orange County, California, joined Oakland medical marijuana dispenser Steve DeAngelo to urge President Barack Obama, a Democrat who started out as a critic of the war on drugs, to curb his Department of Justice. They want Obama to make his prosecutors stop trying to shut down honest marijuana establishments in states that have legalized medical marijuana. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and the left-leaning DeAngelo have found common cause in calling out one area in which the federal government can and should do less. They've got the law on their side....
  • Fox & Friends Beyond Outraged at Holder: He’s ‘Tougher on Fox’ Than on ISIS

    02/18/2015 5:09:45 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Attorney General Eric Holder called out Fox News yesterday for fixating on the Obama’s administraton’s terminology for ISIS. “If Fox didn’t talk about this, they would have nothing else to talk about, it seems to me,” said at the National Press Club. (snip) “They want to kill us and yet the Attorney General, chief law enforcement officer for the United States of America, is bugged by the fact that Fox brings up the accurate point they are Islamic extremists, let’s call it Islamic extremism,” Steve Doocy said. “Obviously this administration talks tougher about Fox News than they do about ISIS,...