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  • The Latino Child Eric Holder Booted Back Home

    07/12/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Attorney General Eric Holder can hardly contain his tears when explaining his program titled “Justice AmeriCorps,” to provide emergency legal representation for the tens of thousands of Central American minors crashing our southern border. “How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking – goes to the core of who we are as a nation,” Holder said while detailing his program to provide 100 lawyers and paralegals for the minors. And yet it was (then) Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder who concocted the “legal”...
  • GOA activists help Rand Paul put Harry Reid on the defensive!

    07/12/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Plummz · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 1 | Gun Owners of America
    If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week. To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point -- a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases. alt You will remember that...
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • Eric Holder and an Administration of Cowardice [Video]

    07/10/2014 2:27:40 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 10, 2014 | Sherman Mays
    Although I am not a psychiatrist, I have stayed at a Holiday Inn. So coupling that with the following facts, I feel qualified to offer my opinion and draw the conclusion that the current Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder and the administration he serves, not the citizens of this great country are the cowards he referenced in his now infamous "Nation of Cowards" speech on the subject of American race relations. This judgment is based on the recent public service history of Mr. Holder and after a common sense review of that record. The first incident which...
  • To Impeach Holder

    07/10/2014 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and a group of House lawmakers are building a case for impeaching Attorney General Eric Holder. “Impeding justice is intolerable and he should not be permitted to refuse the American people a true investigation into the actions of those who used the machinery of government to target, intimate, and silence them for politically driven reasons,” Cruz said during a June 26 floor speech. Cruz had made such comments before, but this speech was different. He spent 40 minutes laying out the case for Holder’s impeachment — spending the bulk of that time on the IRS...
  • Eric Holder’s long losing record before the Supreme Court

    07/07/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    If Eric Holder were a baseball player, he’d have been benched long ago — if not kicked off the team. His batting average before the Supreme Court is abysmal, losing again and again in his efforts to undermine the Constitution. This term featured four big strike downs. First was Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the Supremes tossed out ObamaCare’s contraceptive abortion mandate and upheld the First Amendment rights of several family-owned businesses to make their living in conformance with their religious beliefs. Although the government was not party to another case, Harris v. Quinn, the Justice Department filed an...
  • Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point

    07/01/2014 10:01:30 PM PDT · by Plummz · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:56 | GOA
    Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:56 Written by Gun Owners Excellent news! A few weeks ago, we told you about “Operation Choke Point” -- an effort by Attorney General Eric Holder to put gun stores out of business. Basically, it works like this: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), at the behest of Barack Obama, has declared that gun stores are “high risk” businesses. “High risk” businesses have been, up until now, a small category of supposedly disreputable businesses, which have included pornographers, sellers of drug paraphernalia, and payday lenders....
  • The Disastrous Tenure of “Obama’s Enforcer”

    06/28/2014 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    I don’t know who the next U.S. attorney general will be. But I know I pity that person. Restoring the Justice Department’s reputation in the wake of Eric Holder’s tenure will take a lot of work. You can find out just how big a task it will be in “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” a new book by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky. Even at a relatively slim 217 pages, it’s quite a bill of indictment. It’s one thing to read about certain cases as they pop up in the news cycle -- an article about a civil-rights...
  • Ted Cruz: Eric Holder Should Appoint IRS Special Prosecutor or Be Impeached

    06/26/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 76 replies
    NRO ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS, according to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas). With the IRS claiming to have lost two years of former official Lois Lerner’s emails, Cruz is headed to the floor to introduce a resolution calling for the special prosecutor. “He’s going to say, if Attorney General Holder does not appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached,” a Cruz aide told National Review Online. “Eric Holder has been at the center of every big scandal in...
  • As Cochran Courts Blacks, Tea Party Vows to Police Polls

    06/24/2014 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jonathan Weisman
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. — With only hours before the polls were to close in the Republican Senate runoff here, Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign was still reaching out to traditional black Democrats in his effort to defeat his Tea Party-backed opponent, State Senator Chris McDaniel. But turnout in African-American precincts appeared to be low, and McDaniel supporters were optimistic. The hard feelings generated by the race were also in evidence, with both conservative groups and the N.A.A.C.P. sending out poll watchers to look for what they considered to be fraud or intimidation. The United States Justice Department also said that it was...
  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme

    06/19/2014 2:46:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 84 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-19-14 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. The documents were filed in December as part of an investigation into alleged illegal fundraising and campaign coordination by Walker and his campaign, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, the state Chamber of Commerce and other groups.
  • Holder’s ‘terrorism committee’ targets America

    06/19/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    Think the National Security Agency is doing enough snooping in “The Homeland?” A federal spying coalition aims to drill deeper under the Orwellian title, Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee. “Call it massive surveillance of the U.S. population,” said John Whitehead, president of the civil libertarian Rutherford Institute. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder soft-pedaled DTEC earlier this month. He said the committee — whose members are not yet known — would “coordinate closely with U.S. attorneys and other key public safety officials across the country to promote information-sharing and ensure an effective, responsive and organized joint effort.” Whitehead and other skeptics are...
  • Eric Holder: If Gay Adults Are Fit for Military Service, They Are Fit to Lead Boy Scouts

    06/13/2014 1:21:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Susan Jones
    The Attorney General of the United States told a homosexual advocacy group on Tuesday night that the Boy Scouts of America "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes" by refusing to allow homosexuals to serve as Boy Scout troop leaders. "Today, courageous lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals routinely put their lives on the line as members of America's armed services," Holder told Lambda Legal Tuesday night. "And if these men and women are fit for military service, then surely they are fit to mentor, to teach, and to serve as role models for the leaders of future generations." In...
  • Attorney General Holder Hopes to Cut Sentences of up to 20,000 Prisoners Under New Rules

    06/11/2014 8:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | June 10, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    In a proposal that could have a far-reaching impact on the Black community, Attorney General Eric Holder is urging the U.S. Sentencing Commission to cut the sentences of as many as 20,000 federal prisoners serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. It is Holder’s latest move to reform the sentencing guidelines that he has said disproportionately affect African-American males. The Justice Department appealed Tuesday to the U.S. Sentencing Commission to make some prisoners retroactively eligible for reduced sentences. The commission has already approved a measure to reduce drug sentences for future nonviolent offenders. This would apply to offenders already in federal...
  • Blackwater guards face trial in Iraq shootings

    06/11/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 11, 2014 10:31 AM EDT | Pete Yost
    After years of delays, former Blackwater Worldwide security guards are going on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis and the wounding of at least 18 others. Over the next few days, a jury of 12 residents from the District of Columbia will be chosen from a pool of 150 people to decide the guards’ fate. …
  • Bergdahl Confirms Obama and the Dems as the Damnedest Fools

    06/09/2014 4:10:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    So it comes to this: After all that has been said about Barack Obama, in the end there is very little to say. You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. We we're right, you were wrong. You can either admit or you can't. There is no middle ground. There is no saying for example “Well he’s kind of new in the job,” or “This is an example of one bad apple in his Cabinet,” or “The president didn’t know about it.” Going into his second term, you either knew what we had...
  • Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

    06/03/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT · by cizinec · 17 replies
    Morning Edition ^ | June 3, 2014 | Carrie Johnson
    The U.S. has devoted billions of dollars to fighting terrorism overseas in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks. The Justice Department is increasingly warning about the danger posed by radicals on American soil, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants prosecutors and FBI agents to devote more attention to the threat. Nearly two decades ago, after the Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, the Justice Department launched a group to fight domestic terrorism. That group was set to meet on Sept. 11, 2001, but the meeting got canceled and the idea shelved as the U.S. turned to fight terrorists...
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Darrell Issa Takes Aim at Eric Holder’s Extortion Racket

    06/01/2014 1:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The nation’s top extortion artist, Eric Holder, is at it again (or still). This time, rather than running guns to Mexican drug cartels or investigating reporters who publish inconvenient facts about the administration’s scandals, Holder is taking aim at America’s small businesses. While Holder and Co have been busy collecting billion dollar fines from big banks, they’ve taken a more direct approach to snub out businesses that don’t necessarily conform with the Holder/Obama view of America. Operation Choke Point, as it has been known, was a DOJ initiative that was intentionally designed to pressure banks and lenders into avoiding certain...
  • Christians need not apply

    05/27/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 5-27-14 | Bryan Fischer
    The number of careers and professions available to practicing Christians is shrinking by the day. You can add a career in public health to that list. Dr. Brendan Bain, one of the leading AIDS experts in the Caribbean, has been unceremoniously cashiered from his post for having the temerity to tell the truth about the cause of AIDS. A long-time and highly respected professor at the University of West Indies until his retirement in 2012, Dr. Bain was praised by all as a "pioneer” in the effort to combat HIV/AIDS, which is at epidemic proportions in Caribbean nations. Since his...
  • Group That Listed ‘Pitfalls Of Working With White People’ Received DOJ Grants

    05/22/2014 5:16:34 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/20/14
    An organization that published a list of 29 “Pitfalls of Working With White People” that was circulated at a diversity conference earlier this year received hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Daily Caller has learned. Beyond Diversity Resource Center, based in New Jersey, is listed as a partner organization for the White Privilege Conference which was held in Madison, Wisc. in March. One of the “pitfalls” listed on the Center’s pamphlet, published by the website Progressives Today, is that white people “ask stupid questions”. The diversity group, which claims that it “works...
  • GOP: Justice Department pushed Lois Lerner to help build criminal case against nonprofits

    05/22/2014 4:06:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/22/14 | Susan Ferrechio
    Republicans on a House oversight panel say the Justice Department asked former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in 2010 to help them build criminal cases against nonprofit groups conducting political activity. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and subcommittee chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have requested an interview with Jack Smith, who heads the Justice Department's Public Integrity Unit, after a subordinate revealed the department meetings with Lerner in a closed-door interview. “The Justice Department convened a meeting with former IRS official Lois Lerner in October 2010 to discuss how the IRS could assist in the...
  • Eric Holder: Chief Justice John Roberts Is Wrong On Race

    05/19/2014 8:09:36 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    BI ^ | 5-19-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Sahil KapurMay 19, 2014, 8:13 AM U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks on stage during the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, California August 12, 2013 In a rare move, Attorney General Eric Holder took direct aim at U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on issues of race during a commencement speech Saturday. "Chief Justice John Roberts has argued that the path to ending racial discrimination is to give less consideration to the issue of race altogether. This presupposes that racial discrimination is at a sufficiently low ebb that it doesn’t need to be actively confronted," Holder...
  • Operation American Spring: Militias promise to oust Obama, Boehner on Friday

    05/15/2014 11:16:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 10 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 05-15-2014
    A retired United States Army colonel expects as many as 30 million like-minded individuals will descend on Washington, DC this week and demand that President Barack Obama and other members of his administration be booted from office. Those are just some of the demands that Col. Harry Riley, founder of “Operation American Spring,” said he’ll ask the Obama administration to adhere to when militia members and patriots of all sorts arrive in the nation’s capital on Friday and begin demonstrating against a government the group considers to be in violation of the principles established by the founders of the country....
  • Holder, confronting issue of race once more, says ‘subtle’ threats to equality ‘cut deeper’

    05/17/2014 5:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2014 | Sari Horwitz
    In a pointed and at times personal speech, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Saturday morning argued that America’s struggle for racial equality has become defined less by expressions of outright bigotry than by policies that subtly but systematically impede equal opportunity. Speaking during the commencement ceremony at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, Holder referred obliquely to a series of racially charged episodes that have “received substantial media coverage” in recent weeks — an apparent reference to the controversial comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. But...
  • Eric Holder Guns Down Gun Owners and Journalists

    05/12/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Eric Holder gets a thrill out of villainy. He’s the DOJ’s original bad boy. Holder appears to be a bit confused about his job description. Instead of behaving like the U.S. Attorney General, he’s displaying the maturity of a 17-year-old and the cunning of a mobster. The U.S. Attorney General has a big job. He (or she) is supposed to be America’s frontline defender of the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, Holder is on the frontline of the opposing side. He’s leading the charge against freedom. Here’s how. Taxpayer-Subsidized Gun Tracking Holder’s middle name is common sense. Which is why, within days...
  • Department of Justice wants expanded permission to hack and search remote computers

    05/10/2014 7:42:39 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies
    http://www.pcworld.com/ ^ | May 9, 2014 | Grant Gross
    The U.S. Department of Justice wants new authority to hack and search remote computers during investigations, saying the new rules are needed because of complex criminal schemes sometimes using millions of machines spread across the country. Digital rights groups say the request from the DOJ for authority to search computers outside the district where an investigation is based raises concerns about Internet security and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. “By expanding federal law enforcement’s power to secretly exploit ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities in software and Internet platforms, the proposal threatens to weaken Internet security for all of us,” Nathan...
  • FBI wants easier process to hack suspects’ computers

    05/10/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2014 | Ellen Nakashima
    The Justice Department is seeking a change in criminal rules that would make it easier for the FBI to obtain warrants to hack into suspects’ computers for evidence when the computer’s physical location is unknown — a problem that officials say is increasing as more and more crime is conducted online with tools to conceal identity. But the proposal, which was posted for public comment on a U.S. court Web site Friday, is raising concerns among privacy advocates who see it as expanding the power of federal agents to insert malware on computers, which they say could weaken overall Internet...
  • Holbrooke no hero to general

    12/17/2010 10:02:34 PM PST · by TheMole · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | December 17, 2010 | Michael Harris
    This week, the Globe and Mail asked General Lewis McKenzie (Retired) to write the obituary of American diplomat Richard Holbrooke. It was a good idea. The two men had crossed paths more than once on the global stage of the Great Game. McKenzie declined. Holbrooke had just died and the general knew that what he had to say would hardly produce the standard panegyric. When I caught up with McKenzie, he was shoveling snow after a spell away from home. I asked for an interview and to my surprise, he agreed. “I’m just going to tell you what I thought...
  • [Live] House to Take Up Lois Lerner Contempt of Congress Resolution

    05/07/2014 12:29:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 71 replies
    The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on whether to hold Lois G. Lerner, former director of the Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division, in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Lerner pleaded the Fifth at committee hearings in 2013 and earlier this year. You can read a copy of H. Res. 568 here. Today's contempt of Congress resolution is not without precedent. In 2012, the House voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents relating to the failed...
  • Judge to Bruno: No press talk [ Surrender Free Speech for Your Health ]

    05/02/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888
    Albany TU ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Gavin
    The working day in the retrial of former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno will be shorter — as long as the former political powerhouse is not too talkative outside of court. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gary Sharpe conditionally ruled on Thursday that the trial, which begins Monday, will start at 10 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. each day. He said Bruno, 85, of Brunswick requested the shorter days for medical-related reasons. (...) But Sharpe said his view will change if he sees Bruno outside the courthouse speaking to reporters about the trial. The longtime Republican senator...
  • The slaughter of sacred cows continues: Comrade de Blasio backing “animal rights” group up next

    04/30/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The slaughter of Democrat sacred cows continues and writing it off as mere coincidence becomes harder. It started several weeks back with a series of FBI raids; on the Speaker of the Rhode Island Assembly, an openly Gay married bi-racial man. From there in rapid succession there were FBI raids/arrests and/or indictments of the Black mayor of Charlotte North Carolina – bribe taking; a White Illinois State Senator – child pornography; a Black New York State Assemblyman – padding his expense account; a Black female Indiana County treasurer – stealing county funds; a Chinese American California State Senator- gun running...
  • US death row study: 4% of defendants sentenced to die are innocent

    04/29/2014 8:38:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/29/2014 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment. A team of legal experts and statisticians from Michigan and Pennsylvania used the latest statistical techniques to produce a peer-reviewed estimate of the “dark figure” that lies behind the death penalty – how many of the more than 8,000 men and women who have been put on death row since the 1970s were falsely convicted. The team arrived at...
  • Justice effort aims to reduce racial bias in arrests (No more Trayvons!)

    04/28/2014 1:30:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KDVR-TV / CNN ^ | April 28, 2014
    The Justice Department will collect data about police stops, searches and arrests, aiming to reduce possible effects of racial bias in the justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday. The agency is launching a new National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice, which will focus data-collection on five cities over two years as part of a $4.75 million pilot program. Holder said in a video message the initiative grew from the case of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Orlando in 2012 and from President Barack Obama to...
  • Report claims Eric Holder approved drone strike against Bundy ranch

    04/27/2014 8:53:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 26, 2014 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, John Jacob Schmidt of Radio Free Redoubt said that according to Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, Attorney General Eric Holder has approved drone strikes against the Bundy ranch to take place some time in the next 48 hours. According to Schmidt, the information came from a source Oath Keepers has within the Department of Defense. That source, according to the report, allegedly said Attorney General Eric Holder authorized what is known as a "hot drone strike" against the ranch. Such a strike, he added would effectively kill everyone at the ranch. Schmidt said that as far as...
  • Holder cancels appearance in OKC amid angry protests

    04/24/2014 10:10:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Attorney General Eric Holder canceled an appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department’s graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit. Mr. Holder was expected to deliver remarks at the afternoon graduation ceremony, according to his official itinerary sent out by the Justice Department Thursday morning. A Justice Department spokesman denied that the trip was canceled because of the possibility of a hostile reception. An early meeting at the Justice Department delayed Mr. Holder’s departure from Washington, causing him to miss the graduation ceremony, spokesman Brian Fallon said in an email. “The attorney general had been looking...
  • 'It could have been a PR disaster for the president': Eric Holder cancels police academy speech...

    04/24/2014 1:26:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-24-2014 | David Martosko
    'It could have been a PR disaster for the president': Eric Holder cancels police academy graduation speech as lawmaker planned protest demanding impeachment US attorney general was to address police academy graduates in Oklahoma City on Thursday The speech was canceled at the last minute, but the DOJ hasn't said whether planned protests had anything to do with the decision A state legislator there had planned to publicly call for Holder's impeachment at the ceremony A DOJ official says Holder doesn't fear protesters, but is conscious of his image as the nation's top law enforcer during his last months in...
  • Issa Demands Answers from Holder on DOJ's Role in IRS Scandal, Networks Do Nothing

    04/24/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 61 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 24, 2014 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Wednesday Darrell Issa demanded Attorney General Eric Holder answer new questions about the Justice Department’s role in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. In a letter sent to Holder, Issa sought answers about a newly released email between former IRS official Lois Lerner and DOJ official Richard Pilger in which Pilger asks Lerner “When you have a moment, will you call me? I’ve been asked to run something by you” and requests who at the IRS “DOJ folks could talk to” about ways to target politically involved non-profit groups. So far none of the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC)...
  • Oversight Committee Members Demand Answers About DOJ Role in Targeting

    04/24/2014 8:24:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and sixteen Committee members are demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder after it was revealed last week, through a series of emails, former IRS official Lois Lerner was in contact with the Director of the Election Crimes Branch of the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section Richard Pilger about prosecuting tax exempt groups. A newly released email obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Request shows someone instructed Pilger to run the idea of prosecution by Lerner, but it is unclear who the instruction came from. “When you have a moment, would...
  • Who Needs Laws?

    04/24/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In January, I wrote a column called "The United Whims of America," which argued that the trend of politicians ignoring laws with which they disagree was a dangerous development. The central point, more true every day, is we are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of whims – a people whose laws are in a constant state of flux depending upon who holds various offices. The consequences of this shift from laws to whims, if not reined in, will fundamentally transform the country in ways we cannot predict or allow. The problem of Congress passing and presidents...
  • Ted Cruz's big show

    04/23/2014 8:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz hasn't even completed two years in the United States Senate, which makes his accomplishments of the past few days all the more remarkable. The best way to gauge his stature is by the harsh treatment he routinely receives from the establishment media. A profile in the Wall Street Journal began and ended with accounts of Cruz getting snubbed by his Senate colleagues, the first time on the Capitol subway, the second on an elevator in his office building. According to the Journal's account, on the short rides none of his colleagues even acknowledged his presence....
  • Eric Holder: Obama’s ‘Clemency Project’ will help drug offenders sentenced under ‘the old regime’

    04/22/2014 2:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Attorney General Eric Holder criticized drug sentences doled out under “the old regime” in a video Monday announcing the Obama administration’s “Clemency Project 2014.” “In 2010, President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act reducing unfair disparities in sentences imposed on people for offenses involving different forms of cocaine. But there’s still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime. This is simply not right,” Holder says in the video....
  • Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    04/21/2014 12:46:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 3:34 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The new criteria, which will be detailed later this week and are aimed at inmates serving time for nonviolent drug offenses, are intended to lead to a reduction in the nation’s federal prison population and also “ensure that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens,” Holder said in a video message. The announcement is part of an ongoing Obama...
  • The Pig Trap (Some Observations on the Death of the American Republic)

    04/19/2014 10:52:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 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 · 10 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...