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  • Rep. Issa gets his first scalp ('Fast and Furious' victory against Holder's transparent DOJ)

    08/31/2011 12:42:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/11 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Issa gets his first scalpBy Jordy Yager - 08/30/11 06:34 PM ET Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) won his first major investigative victory on Tuesday as two of the top federal officials involved with a flawed gun-tracking operation stepped down from office. Along with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Issa has doggedly pursued the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the past five months, issuing scores of subpoenas, interviewing dozens of government officials and publicly lambasting President Obama for not being more forthcoming about the “Fast and Furious” operation. On Tuesday, the DOJ handed Issa a victory, announcing that...
  • Rep. Issa on 'Fast & Furious': We're Being Gamed By Obama Administration

    08/31/2011 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/31/11 | Fox
    Rep. Darrell Issa told Greta Van Susteren last night that the House Oversight Committee is being gamed by the Obama Administration. He also said he knew that most all of the weapons in the Fast and Furious program were in the hands of the Mexican cartels.
  • Fast and Furious update: DOJ to shuffle ATF director Kenneth Melson

    08/30/2011 9:15:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/30/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Both Fox News and the WSJ are out with breaking news about the corruptocracy’s latest dance of the lemons. In the wake of the ongoing Fast and Furious scandal, ATF acting head Kenneth Melson will be shuffled around until the heat dies down… The acting director of the Justice Department division caught up in a firearms trafficking scandal is being removed from his post, sources told Fox News on Tuesday. Kenneth Melson, who heads the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will be reassigned elsewhere in the Justice Department. An announcement is expected late Tuesday morning. The decision comes...
  • Behind Operation Fast & Furious – the Islamic Connection

    08/28/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/29/11 | Trevor
    Dr Terry Lovell interviews Charley Gullett, author of a new book “Beirut Arizona” on the radical Islamic connection to the “Fast & Furious” gun-running scandal.
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ weapons found at more violent crime scenes

    08/17/2011 8:46:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/17/11 | Jerry Seper
    Weapons purchased during the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives‘ controversial “Fast and Furious” undercover investigation, which included the sale to “straw buyers” of hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles, have turned up at a dozen violent crime scenes across the Southwest, the Justice Department told a Senate committee. In a letter to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the committee’s ranking Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Justice Department confirmed that the illegally purchased weapons recently were found at the sites of at least 11 violent crimes.
  • Holder requests Fast and Furious docs from Issa, Grassley for ‘independent’ investigation

    08/17/2011 8:25:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/17/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice says its Office of Inspector General is conducting an independent investigation into the gunwalking Operation Fast and Furious, which Congress is already probing. Attorney General Eric Holder requested a transcript of Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa from their secret July 4th meeting with Ken Melson, acting Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives director. Holder and other DOJ officials have repeatedly said the DOJ’s Inspector General is doing its own internal investigation into what went wrong with Fast and Furious.
  • ATF's 'Fast and Furious' firearms tracked to at least 11 violent crimes

    08/16/2011 5:00:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/16/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    Firearms illegally trafficked under the ATF’s Fast and Furious program turned up at the scenes of at least 11 “violent crimes” in this country in addition to being involved in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has acknowledged to Congress. Although Justice did not provide any details about those crime scenes, it has been learned that the additional violent crimes occurred in cities such as Phoenix, where Operation Fast and Furious was managed, and as far away as El Paso, Texas, where a total of 42
  • ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation (Fast and Furious)

    08/16/2011 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/15/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operationThe three, who have been criticized for pushing on with the border weapons sting even as it came apart, receive new management jobs in Washington. By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau August 16, 2011 Reporting from Washington— The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico. All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up...
  • Morrissey compares fast food to Norway massacre

    07/29/2011 11:03:46 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 07/29/2011 | Amy Willis
    The former frontman of the Smiths, who is a staunch vegan and animal rights campaigner, drew the comparisons at a concert in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday where he is currently in the middle of his summer tour. Before singing Meat is Murder, the 52-year-old British musician told the crowd: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead [sic]. "Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried s--- every day.” Earlier this year the singer also said killing a stag is the same as killing a child.
  • Fast and Furious: Enter the IRS and White House The scandal grows wider, and deeper.

    07/27/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/27/11 | John Hayward
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and his House Oversight committee did not waste any time getting down to business when their “Gun Walker” hearings resumed yesterday. Within a matter of hours, they had Special Agent in Charge William Newell, of the Phoenix ATF office, sizzling nicely on the Oversight hibachi, and this astonishing exchange occurred: So now we’ve got the Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and ICE connected with Operation Fast and Furious. We already know the FBI was involved, because some of their paid confidential informants starred in ATF’s favorite closed-circuit TV shows. Who’s left to implicate? Ah,...
  • ATF Manager says he shared Fast and Furious Info with White House

    07/26/2011 10:01:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/26/11 | Sharyl Attkisson
    At a lengthy hearing on ATF's controversial gunwalking operation today, a key ATF manager told Congress he discussed the case with a White House National Security staffer as early as September 2010. The communications were between ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office, Bill Newell, and White House National Security Director for North America Kevin O'Reilly. Newell said the two are longtime friends. The content of what Newell shared with O'Reilly is unclear and wasn't fully explored at the hearing. It's the first time anyone has publicly stated that a White House official had any familiarity with ATF's...
  • Amid ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal, Obama’s New Anti-Crime Strategy Includes Stemming Gun Flow

    07/26/2011 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/11 | Fred Lucas
    ( – Even as the Obama administration still faces question about a botched gunrunning operation in which federal law enforcement officials knowingly allowed guns be transported Mexican drug cartels, a new White House report calls for cracking down on the “illicit flow from the United States of weapons and criminal proceeds” to criminal gangs. The White House on Monday released the report titled “Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime,” referring to terrorist, drug trafficking and other criminal organizations operating across national borders. The 38-page report lists 56 “priority actions,” including an executive order to seize the assets of transnational organized...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Implicated In ‘Fast and Furious’

    07/26/2011 9:00:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/26/11 | William La Jeunesse & Laura Prabucki, Fox News
    n the latest chapter of the gunrunning scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, federal officials won't say how two suspects obtained more than 360 weapons despite criminal records that should have prevented them from buying even one gun. Under current federal law, people with felony convictions are not permitted to buy weapons, and those with felony arrests are typically flagged while the FBI conducts a thorough background check. However, according to court records reviewed by Fox News, two of the 20 defendants indicted in the Fast and Furious investigation have felony convictions and criminal backgrounds that experts say, at...
  • A serious question about operation "fast and furious" (vanity)

    07/07/2011 1:44:52 PM PDT · by my3centseuro · 42 replies
    self | 7/7/2011 | my3centseuro
    I have been following the various news stories about operation "fast and furious" and how various levels of the administration may or may not have covered up aspects of the operation etc. One thing I have not seen discussed or questioned is what the BATF should or could have done in the first place. Here in Arizona I can walk into any gun store and purchase a firearm or many firearms legally and without very many restriction. I can carry that gun loaded or unloaded just about anywhere in the state. I can freely sell that firearm to just about...
  • Terrorist 'pre-crime' detector field tested in United States

    05/27/2011 11:04:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    Nature News ^ | 27 May 2011 | Sharon Weinberger
    Screening system aims to pinpoint passengers with malicious intentions. Planning a sojourn in the northeastern United States? You could soon be taking part in a novel security programme that can supposedly 'sense' whether you are planning to commit a crime. Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) programme designed to spot people who are intending to commit a terrorist act, has in the past few months completed its first round of field tests at an undisclosed location in the northeast, Nature has learned. Like a lie detector, FAST measures a variety of physiological indicators, ranging...
  • DOJ deflects Gunrunner, Fast and Furious blame to local officials

    05/09/2011 9:09:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    President Obama’s Justice Department is trying to deflect responsibility over decisions in the Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious investigations, which are being spearheaded by House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican. Last Wednesday, Issa released new Project Gunrunner documents, including an approved wiretap application bearing Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s name. Though Breuer didn’t sign it, his Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG), Kenneth Blanc, did. Now the DOJ says Blanc’s signature and Breuer’s name doesn’t imply any federal-level responsibility. Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler told The Daily Caller that the...
  • Fast to begin Monday to protest proposed GOP budget cuts (ex-rep. Tony Hall RAT-Ohio)

    03/27/2011 10:05:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/27/11 | Erik Wasson
    Fast to begin Monday to protest proposed GOP budget cutsBy Erik Wasson - 03/27/11 06:45 AM ET The heads of five anti-hunger organizations on Monday will lead open-ended fasts to protest proposed cuts to domestic and international food programs contained in the House-passed six month spending bill. Former Rep. Tony Hall (D-Ohio), the head of the Alliance to End Hunger, told The Hill Friday that Democrats are not doing enough to ensure the cuts do not become law, and he is fasting to give a “voice to the voiceless.” He will be joined in his water-only fast by Rev. David...
  • East Indian guy who doesn't eat - did he starve?

    01/30/2011 6:13:28 PM PST · by djf · 19 replies
    Not sure how many would remember, but mid to late summer last year there were all the sudden like tons of reports about an Indian mystik/fakir type who supposedly didn't eat or drink, and hadn't for years. Last I recall, they were going to have clinicians or something from France or Switzerland examine him and kind of quarantine him to try to find out what was going on. The missing piece - the piece that stands out most in my mind - was that I never heard any reports that he had like a box of Twinkies stashed in his...
  • Mich. Burger King customer's death ruled homicide

    12/10/2010 9:32:09 PM PST · by Newtoidaho · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12-10-10 | David Runk
    DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old man police believe was homeless died after being punched and knocked to the ground during a scuffle with a 20-year-old Burger King employee in Detroit, and authorities ruled the death a homicide Friday. An autopsy determined Paul Cannon died from blunt force trauma to the head, said Dennis Niemiec, a spokesman for the Wayne County medical examiner's office. An earlier report suggested the punch may have caused Cannon to choke on his dentures, but Niemiec said the dentures played no role in the death. The county prosecutor's office received a warrant request, and it was...
  • Chinese workers build 15-story hotel in just six days

    11/12/2010 1:01:04 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 12, 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    As the United States and China battle over the finer points of currency manipulation at the G-20 summit, American negotiators may want to take note of this startling testimonial to the productivity of Chinese workers: A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha has completed a 15-story hotel in just six days. If nothing else, this remarkable achievement will stoke further complaints from American economic pundits that China's economy is far more accomplished than ours in tending to such basics as construction.