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  • The Pig Trap (Some Observations on the Death of the American Republic)

    04/19/2014 10:52:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    Taxicab Depressions ^ | 4/14/2014 | Taxi Hack
    ....I see only two paths for America today. First, some miracle will happen in which a couple hundred constitutionalists like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and Trey Gowdy will be elected to the House and Senate over the next few election cycles, and something resembling the Founder’s republic will be restored, but given the current climate of relentless progressivism, massive bureaucracy, government dependence, and voter ignorance, that seems like a very remote possibility. The second path is that complacency, ignorance, and indifference will allow more progressives and communists to be elected, the federal government will continue to grow and amass...
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/18/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Pelham · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center, was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that they...
  • The World According to Obama and Holder Boils Down to Race

    04/17/2014 1:38:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    Listening to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama address Al Sharpton’s National Action Network 16th annual convention last week, one would think Americans were living in the year 1964 not 2014. Holder pulled the race card blaming Republicans for criticizing him and Obama, merely because they’re black. Speaking prior to Obama, Holder suggested to the all black crowd that both he and the president had been treated badly by Republicans because they are black. “It has nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president...
  • In Playing the Race Card, Obama Pulls a Joker

    04/17/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | John Kass
    It was disappointing the other day to see President Barack Obama embracing the vulgar race hustler Al Sharpton. President Obama once eloquently confronted race in a memorable speech in Philadelphia in 2008. That speech was remarkable and honest and, to borrow a favorite word of the political left that still fawns over him, it was nuanced. But there was nothing particularly remarkable about Obama standing next to the preening Sharpton, speaking in New York to his National Action Network. Except that Obama expertly used a message of victimization to begin energizing black voters, who provide the electoral foundation for the...
  • The IRS Scandal Blows Wide Open

    04/17/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The IRS Scandal Blows Wide OpenPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 17, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments A bombshell revelation has brought the IRS scandal to a new level. Judicial Watch has released internal IRS communications revealing that former Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding whether it was possible to criminally prosecute tax-exempt groups she believed had “lied” about their political activity. Judicial Watch obtained the documents by successfully filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS in October 2013,...
  • Eric Holder Should be Impeached for Violating Laws and Attorney Rules

    04/16/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Moseley · 16 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Eric Holder should be impeached from the office of Attorney General, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Cruz-Holder-Lerner-IRS/2014/04/11/id/565100/?ns_mail_uid=55029093&ns_mail_job=1564099_04112014&promo_code=yvrdjwg6#textSize on Thursday. If Holder fails to seek indictments of IRS manager Lois Lerner and others responsible for targeting groups and individuals for their political views, Cruz says Congress should impeach Holder. However, Cruz does not go far enough. Federal law requires the U.S. Attorney General to now prosecute himself for criminal contempt. Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt of Congress by the US House of Representatives on June 28, 2012, for refusing to provide documents concerning the “Fast and Furious” gun-running...
  • JW Obtains IRS Docs Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4-16-2014
    JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups APRIL 16, 2014 May 9, 2013, email reveals IRS plans to meet with Department of Justice over whether to prosecute groups that “lied” about plans for political activity (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act...
  • BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Katie Pavlich
    According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for "lying" about political activity. "I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ ... He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who "lied" on their...
  • Judges Accuse Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial System

    04/16/2014 5:41:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Judges Accuse Atty General Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial SystemPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 12:32 pm In The Point | No Comments But as Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse already pointed out, Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t follow the law, he advocates a certain point of view.His own.Like Obama, Holder makes up his own laws as he goes along, abusing power by acting like a tyrant. The United States Sentencing Commission Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to revise sentencing guidelines for non-violent drug offenders, but not before one commissioner accused Attorney...
  • Holder's Race Card

    04/16/2014 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle. In case you didn't know, in politics a "dog whistle" is coded language that has a superficial meaning for everybody, but also a special resonance for certain constituencies. Using dog whistles lets politicians deny they meant to say anything nasty, bigoted or controversial. Speaking to the National Action Network the day after a testy but racially irrelevant exchange with Republican members of a House panel, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "The last five years have been defined ... by lasting reforms even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and...
  • Trey Gowdy Believes Barack Obama Is Systematically Dismantling Our Nation’s Laws

    04/15/2014 12:22:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Earlier this week, Sen. Jeff Sessions said that the president was deliberately dismantling our law enforcement system. Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Rep. Gowdy about that. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor, agrees with Sen. Sessions that the president is systematically dismantling the nation’s laws, but he believes it is to win elections not to pursue an agenda. They [the administration] do however fundamentally view their role differently, he added. Attorney General Eric Holder recently claimed that illegal immigration is a civil right, if that is so, Gowdy says, that is like saying you and I have the right...
  • The Racist, Discriminating Democratic Party

    04/15/2014 6:20:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 14, 2014 | Ronn Torossian
    The Democratic Party, the party of slavery, which openly practices the only form of discrimination that is acceptable today in American politics – class warfare – and discrimination against the successful, yesterday, for the third time in recent weeks, wrongly accused the Republican Party of racism. Yesterday’s folly saw New York Congressman Steve Israel assert that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism and that’s unfortunate.” This follows remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder, who claimed at a forum on civil rights that the past five years in Washington have been marked...
  • What Eric Holder Doesn’t Want to Talk About

    04/15/2014 6:18:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Remember when Attorney General Eric Holder called Americans a “nation of cowards” who put “certain subjects . . . off limits”? Holder, of course, was referring to “subjects” that in fact we do nothing else but talk about non-stop – the refusal of whites to admit the persistence of white racism and its responsibility for all the ills afflicting the black underclass. To quote Paul Krugman for this received wisdom, “Race is the Rosetta Stone that makes sense of many otherwise incomprehensible aspects of U.S. politics.” Yet Holder was unwittingly accurate, for there is a subject the mainstream culture and...
  • IRS chief set to redraft proposed rule for tax-exempt groups after backlash (Trust them?)

    04/14/2014 7:06:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    First, an entirely and uncharacteristically reasonable reaction from the IRS on its proposed new rules governing 501(c)s, a classification of tax exempt groups that was the area of improper targeting of Tea Party activists. When Democrats realized the best way to deal with personnel abusing tax law was to create more tax law for them to abuse, the IRS went to work on more specific ways to crack down on social welfare groups. Their proposed rule caused backlash from both conservatives and liberal activists: The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of...
  • Coming Soon: Blistering New Book on DOJ and Voting Section (Obama's Enforcer)

    04/14/2014 2:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | April 14, 2014 | Christian Adams
    On June 10, a blistering new book on the Justice Department and the shenanigans inside the DOJ Voting Section is released. "Obama's Enforcer" by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky will detail abuses of power at Holder's Justice Department. It has disturbing stories from inside the Department about Justice Department staff both giving a pass to criminal election activity as well as naming the names of those inside the Civil Rights Division who engaged in criminal activity. Amazon link here.
  • Cruz: Holder Should Be Impeached For ‘Defying Congress And The Rule Of Law’ In IRS Scandal

    04/11/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 04/11/2014 | CBS DC Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesn’t indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Speaking on Sean Hannity’s radio program Thursday, the Texas Republican labeled Holder the “most partisan attorney general the country has ever had,” and added that Holder should be impeached for “defying Congress and the rule of law.” Cruz cited the attorney general’s refusal to indict anyone in the months since the inspector general found that conservative and Tea Party groups were singled out for tax purposes.
  • How Obama's Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs

    04/14/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/2014 | Kerri Toloczko
    Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.67% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1.3%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process. The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based...
  • Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on the Kansas City Area Shooting: “I Was Horrified” [BS Alert]

    04/14/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ticklethewire.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Allan Lengel
    The shooting in the Kansas City area on Sunday at Jewish facilities that killed three was a horrifying reminder of the dangers some hate groups pose. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Monday morning issued a statement on the matter. “I was horrified to learn of this weekend’s tragic shootings outside Kansas City. These senseless acts of violence are all the more heartbreaking as they were perpetrated on the eve of the solemn occasion of Passover. “Justice Department prosecutors will work with their state and local counterparts to provide all available support and to determine whether the federal hate crimes statute...
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • Greenfield: The Paranoid Party

    04/13/2014 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 The Paranoid Party Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Democrat may no longer believe in God, the Constitution or even motherhood and apple pie, but he devoutly believes with all the faith of a 9/11 Truther in the impermeability of steel and of a Neo-Nazi in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion that somewhere out there Republicans are sitting in a sealed room and plotting to bring back the 50s. And if not the 50s, then at least the early 60s. The left accuses the right of being deeply paranoid. Meanwhile...
  • For Attorney General Eric Holder, Justice is for Democrats Only

    04/14/2014 7:16:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Saturday, April 12, 1014 | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    A veteran Justice Department lawyer says that Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the department in a way he hadn’t seen before. In short, “Holder is the worst person to hold the position of attorney general since the disgraced John Mitchell.” Now in his sixth year as attorney general, Holder has increasingly tilted the department in an ideological direction. It’s one thing to emphasize President Obama’s legal priorities. It’s quite another to decide not to enforce certain federal laws — such as the ban on marijuana — or urge state attorney generals to refuse to defend local laws on same-sex...
  • Krauthammer: Eric Holder Is A "World Class" Whiner

    04/13/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 04-13-2014 | Doug Brady
    Video at link.
  • Department of Justice Defends War Memorial Cross After Appeals Court Decision

    Wow, hard to believe Eric Holder and Obama are coming to the defense of this cross at a San Diego war memorial! http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/department-justice-defends-war-memorial-cross-appeals-court-decision/
  • BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

    04/09/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 306 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/9/14 | Katie Pavlich
    New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
  • House Republicans won't rule out arresting Lois Lerner if Justice Department doesn't

    04/09/2014 6:54:49 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 155 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 9 2014 | JOEL GEHRKE
    House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren't ruling out the use of the chamber's "inherent contempt" authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel's accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner.
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • House panel votes to hold ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2014 | FOX News/AP
    A House committee voted Thursday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, as Republicans escalated their bid to "get to the bottom" of the former IRS official's role in the political targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 to hold Lerner in contempt. The party-line vote followed hours of heated debate on the committee. The contempt measure heads next to the House floor. House Speaker John Boehner predicted earlier this week that unless Lerner agrees to cooperate, the full House will support contempt -- from there, the case would likely head to the courts. "This...
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal

    04/11/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tony Lee
    In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of Holder's predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton's and Richard Nixon's administrations. Cruz said he was "very pleased" that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person...
  • Fed-Up Eric Holder Rips Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’

    04/10/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by yoe · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network, a group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, in New York on Wednesday lauding the organization’s effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script.
  • Was Eric Holder in charge under Janet Reno during Ruby ridge ? And Waco? Thought he was.

    04/11/2014 7:31:11 PM PDT · by Tigen · 39 replies
    today | just asking
    Was eric the beholer part of Waco or Ruby ridge?
  • Holder Admits That,If It Wanted,NSA Could Collect Searches,Emails Just Like Phone Metadata

    04/11/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | April 9 , 2014 | Mike Masnick
    During a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning oversight, Rep. Zoe Lofgren decided to quiz Attorney General Eric Holder about the federal government's surveillance efforts, starting off with a rather simple question. She notes that the bulk phone record collection program is considered to be legal by its supporters, based on Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows for the collection of "business records." So, she wonders, is there any legal distinction between phone records and, say, internet searches or emails? In other words, does the DOJ believe that it would be perfectly legal for the US government to...
  • Judges: ‘Law Provides Executive No Authority’ to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did

    04/11/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder stepped “outside the legal system” and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending “improper instruction” to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress. “I have been surprised at the attorney general’s steps taken to proceed with this reduction outside of the legal system set up and established by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,” Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, the commission’s vice chair, said during a public hearing in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building...
  • The Troubling Legacies of Racism and Crony Capitalism

    04/11/2014 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    Conservatives and liberals had entirely different reactions to the recent confrontation between Attorney General Eric Holder and Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert. After the event, Holder expressed his view that no previous attorney general or president had ever had to deal with such treatment and that the reason had to do with race. Gohmert, on the other hand, said he was just performing congressional oversight because he didn't think Holder was doing his job. This is the latest episode in an American tragedy that has been unfolding since the English first settled colonies in North America. In July 1619, the first...
  • Democrats defend Holder from GOP

    04/11/2014 5:16:31 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats are rallying to Attorney General Eric Holder’s defense. They argue Republicans are wrong to suggest he is overly partisan, or that he is more uncooperative with Congress compared to past attorneys general. “I guess they don’t like anybody who disagrees with them,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “He’s a strong and smart advocate for a different point of view.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the panel, also stood up for Holder. “I simply do not accept that. I’ve been here long enough to know,” she said. “He is...
  • [Watch] Eric Holder Gave Terrorists Same Documents He Refuses To Give To Congress

    04/11/2014 3:26:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | april 11, 2014 | rick wells
    He was told by the Justice Department to go access the public information on the Internet. Mr. Gohmert was specific to the specific data, which he states the Department of Justice had already provided to people convicted of supporting terrorism. Gohmert says, “They’re terrorists, we’ve given them the documents, the Justice Department has, and my information is that they’ve now been put on disks and sent to Illinois, so we know they are easily provided; just not to members of Congress.” Rep Gohmert describes how in the response, seven months from the date of his letter he was given a...
  • Palin Warns Holder on Gun Bracelets: 'You Don't Want to Go There, Buddy'

    04/10/2014 8:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 9, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that he was considering forcing gun owners to wear identifying bracelets, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin harshly warned him that he better not even think about trying to implement the idea. "Eric, 'You don't want to go there, buddy,'" she declared on Wednesday. Palin posted a photo (see below) of the three bracelets she often wears and explained the significance of each: Hey Eric, these are my identifying bracelets: One honors our military; One honors independent Americans who have a healthy distrust of Washington's permanent political class and who will fight against elitists hell-bent...
  • Fed-Up Holder Rips 'Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive' Congress

    04/10/2014 9:44:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/10/14 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching "unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive" attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network in New truthYork on Wednesday lauding the organization's effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script. "Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee," Holder told the crowd. "What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that...
  • Sharpton turned mob rat to dodge drug sting: report

    04/10/2014 6:53:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/9/14 | Kevin Fasick, Bruce Golding and Geoff Earle
    The Rev. Al Sharpton may claim he wore a wire for the feds because he had been threatened by the mob — but a new report says he turned rat to save himself after a federal drug sting. The FBI “flipped” the bombastic reverend after agents confronted him with a surveillance video showing him discussing cocaine with an ­undercover agent, The Smoking Gun Web site said Wednesday. During that March 1983 conversation, Sharpton wore a cowboy-like hat that was garish by even the rabble-rousing preacher’s 1980s standards. He later showed up at a Manhattan apartment for another meeting that June...
  • Petraeus Investigation Still Open To Keep Him Quiet About Benghazi?

    04/09/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies
    shoebat ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shoebat
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks. If, as has been relayed by Shoebat.com, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that...
  • Congressman Blake Farenthold: "I Don't Think Mr. Holder Should Be Here"

    04/09/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 65 replies
    Blake Farenthold's Press Release ^ | April 8, 2014 | Blake Farenthold
    Today, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) attended a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Attorney General Eric Holder was the sole witness. Today marked the seventh time General Holder has testified before the Judiciary Committee since his confirmation in 2009. Congressman Farenthold did not question Holder during the hearing because he felt that, since the Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress, it was not appropriate for him to appear before Congress as if nothing was wrong. Instead, Congressman Farenthold made the following remarks during his designated questioning round in today’s hearing:...
  • GOP lawmaker suggests Eric Holder should ‘be in jail’ — to his face! [VIDEO]

    04/09/2014 5:33:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    Texas Republican congressman Blake Farenthold refused to ask Eric Holder questions during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying the attorney general should “be in jail” for ignoring congressional subpoenas instead of testifying before Congress. Farenthold’s turn for questions came towards the end of a contentious hearing. The lawmaker explained that he would not exercise his right to question the witness as a protest against Holder’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents related to the IRS’ Tea Party targeting investigation. “I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold...
  • Gun Runner Eric Holder Wants Gun Owners to Wear Government Approved Bracelets

    04/09/2014 6:57:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/7/14 | Jim Hoft
    You just can’t make this up! Gun runner Eric Holder wants to force gun owners to wear government approved bracelets. The Sun Times reported: How’s this for gun control: Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department wants to explore gun tracking bracelets as part of a new form of gun control. While appearing in front of the House appropriations subcommittee on Friday, Holder focused on technological innovations. “I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder disrespects Congress

    04/09/2014 6:32:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    One Citizen Speaking ^ | April 08, 2014
    April 08, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder disrespects Congress and needs to be impeached -- warns Gohmert (R-TX) to avoid talking about Holder's contempt citation There comes a time when the Constitution must be defended by those members of Congress, regardless of their party affiliations, who have taken an oath …
  • Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones

    04/08/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, questioned Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, asking the Attorney General if he believed if the Federal Aviation Administration or Congress should regulate of drone use. “Would you think that it would be better that Congress intervene and employ legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment, right of privacy basically on citizens or do you suggest as Attorney General that the FAA still control who gets a drone or not?”...
  • Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail

    04/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Corruption: A House panel votes this week to formally ask the DOJ to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner. It is time someone in this administration were held accountable for something. A staff report by House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa reveals testimony by IRS agents that the IRS has not deliberately targeted progressive groups. Now comes word that the House Ways and Means Committee is sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder accusing former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations Lois Lerner of committing at least three crimes in the IRS's targeting tea party and other...
  • Eric Holder refers Congress to Treasury for legal basis of Obamacare delays (Pelosi knew)

    04/08/2014 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel that lawmakers interested in knowing the legal basis for President Obama's delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate should look to the Treasury Department for answers. "The Treasury Department had looked at it and determined that there was a legal basis [for the mandate delay]," Holder told Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "I think I would refer you to that document," he also said when asked for Justice Department analysis. Holder said that the Justice Department generally does not disclose the legal analyses provided to the...
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • GOWDY: You don’t have discretion on whether to follow the law or not… HOLDER: I disagree…

    04/08/2014 2:01:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 8, 2014
    Trey Gowdy really exposes the lawless nature of Eric Holder in this exchange about mandatory minimums. Holder is trying to bypass the law by telling his attorneys not to divulge to the courts the amount of drugs that were seized from the offender. In doing this, the court can’t invoke mandatory minimum laws because they don’t know the amount. It’s this exchange that caught my attention: GOWDY: That’s my point, is that your memo is trumping a congressional statute. HOLDER: Well, I mean, we always have discretion. And, would you say that… GOWDY: But you don’t have discretion on whether...
  • Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck With Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange

    04/08/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 110 replies
    abc ^ | Apr 8, 2014 2:23pm | Mike Levine
    After getting grilled at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder wished one of his outspoken critics “good luck with your asparagus.” It was a not-so-subtle dig at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, inspired by the congressman’s flub last year when he warned Holder not to “cast aspersions on my asparagus.” Holder has had a testy relationship with several Republican lawmakers since the Republican-led House held him in contempt of Congress two years ago for failing to turn over certain documents tied to the Fast and Furious scandal involving botched firearms sting operations, despite a congressional subpoena seeking those...
  • Gohmert to Holder Over Fast and Furious: I Don't Need a Lecture From You About Contempt!

    04/08/2014 1:13:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During a hearing today on Capitol Hill, an exchange between Attorney General Eric Holder and Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert became heated over Operation Fast and Furious and contempt of Congress charges. Holder, who is still in contempt for refusing to provide documents related to the lethal operation, became offended when Gohmert implied he didn't think contempt charges were "a big deal." Holder told Gohmert he "didn't want to go there" and said he believed the contempt vote taken against him by Democrats and Republicans in June 2012 was unjust. Holder also slammed the "gun lobby." Gohmert, who served three terms...