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  • Judge: Courts can play role in Fast and Furious investigation (10/03/2013)

    01/02/2014 12:37:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer | Capital Media Services
    PHOENIX — A federal judge has rejected arguments by the Department of Justice that she cannot intercede in a congressional bid to investigate how and why the agency first lied about the Operation Fast and Furious “gun walking’’ operation in Arizona. Judge Amy B. Jackson said federal courts are entitled to determine whether the Obama administration is wrongfully withholding documents from a House panel looking into the now-abandoned practice of letting illegally purchased weapons make their way to Mexico. That practice came to light when “walked’’ guns ended up at the scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed...
  • CBS Reporter: White House Official ‘Screamed’ & ‘Cussed’ at Me for Coverage of ‘Fast and Furious

    10/04/2011 7:18:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/4/11 | Jonathan Seidl
    CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been doggedly covering the ATF and DOJ scandal surrounding the gunwalking “Fast and Furious” case. And now she’s coming out with some juicy details about her attempts to get information from the DOJ and the White House regarding the case. On Laura Ingraham’s radio show Tuesday, Attkisson said she was “screamed” and “cussed” at by the White House while trying to get information last Friday, and that a DOJ spokesperson “yelled” at her while she was trying to get clarification on the case. And she named names. Ingraham: So they were literally screaming at you?...
  • Finnish fighter jets damaged by volcanic cloud

    04/16/2010 10:04:01 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 4/18/2010 | AFP
    Finnish fighter jets which flew through the volcanic dust covering much of Europe suffered damage and the air force warned Friday the cloud could have a significant impact on planes. The air force F-18 Hornet jets were on training flights in northern Finland on Thursday morning, when airspace was still open, and the engines were later found to contain fine, volcanic ash dust. "Based on the pictures, it was discovered that even short flights in ash dust may cause significant damage to an airplane's engine," the Finnish Defence Forces said in a statement. Images taken inside one Hornet engine with...