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  • Found While Hiking: Stash of AK-47s

    07/02/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    No big deal....despite the fact that a stash of AK-47s was found along a hiking trail in not Colombia, not Mexico but in....Arizona. A hiker in the Madera Canyon area found three assault rifles in a black trash bag one mile north of Old Baldy Trail. After receiving a report of the discovery on Wednesday, June 20, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office determined that the rifles were found in Santa Cruz County, and notified the local sheriff’s office. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies then went to the site and recovered what turned out to be a stash of AK-47 assault...
  • Eric Holder says Republicans have made him a proxy to attack President Obama

    07/02/2012 7:34:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | Sari Horwitz
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans have made him a proxy to attack President Obama in an election year. In his first interview since Thursdays vote, Holder said lawmakers have used an investigation of a botched gun-tracking operation as a way to seek retribution against the Justice Department for its policies on a host of issues, including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage. He said the chairman of the committee leading the inquiry, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is engaging in political theater as...
  • The Inside Story: Why a Ron Paul Disciple Left His Ranks

    David Bahnsen of Newport Beach, California is a Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley, and also serves on the Board of Advisers of the California Recovery Project with Dr. Arthur Laffer. Bahnsen has abandoned his earlier support of the Ron Paul crusade, and now describes himself as an "economically literate Republican." He is the author of "The Undiscerning and Dangerous Appreciation of Ron Paul." Bahnsen says "It is the ironic that Ron Paul's alleged praiseworthiness comes from his devotion to the Constitution, when in fact, he has emphatically rejected it." Bahnsen has many family and business connections with libertarians. His...
  • Oaksterdam Tribune - Where weed, journalism and gun control intersect

    07/02/2012 6:35:02 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 1 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 7/2/2012 | Guy Smith
    Oakland California is ground-zero for recreational drug use, which apparently continues to affect the dwindling staff at the Oakland Tribune. Like some other San Francisco Bay Area rags, the Trib has a congenital dislike for private firearm ownership, though in the wake of continuing gun control movement defeats our local press has suddenly become concerned with how criminals get guns and less about guns themselves. Sadly, the medias meandering modus operandi retains the end goal of enacting more useless gun control laws. Hence, the Oaksterdam Tribunes recent propaganda piece of inveigling ink, proving once again that the paper is better...
  • Obama Contributor Who Ran Fast and Furious Was Also Behind the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban

    07/02/2012 2:35:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And looky here, folks, from the Cybercast News Service: "Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault Weapons Ban, Ran Fast and Furious" Did you hear that? Let me repeat that for you. Cybercast News Service: "Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault Weapons Ban, Ran Fast and Furious -- Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitanos chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack...
  • Why the secrecy over Fast and Furious'?

    07/02/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    philly.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | George Parry
    In another geological era, I served as a special attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Way back then, working with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, we conducted investigations with the quaint object of making prosecutable cases against actual felons. Well, so much for the good old days. The Obama Justice Department has apparently come up with a novel, new mission. "Operation Fast and Furious" sanctioned and promoted illegal sales by American gun shops of thousands of military-style semiautomatic rifles to straw purchasers for the Mexican drug cartels. Thereafter, no serious...
  • Boehner: Republicans to Challenge Obamas Executive Privilege in Civil Court

    07/02/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | Michael On
    House Speaker John Boehern said today that Republicans are preparing to file a civil suit in an attempt to gain access to more information pertaining to the Justice Departments botched Fast & Furious drug cartel gun tracking program. The planned civil suit, which comes on the heels of a letter sent by the Justice Department stating that the DOJ would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder following a House vote to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress. Its not clear to me that the U.S. District Attorney will in fact, go down that path. Thats why were going to...
  • Secret Service shuts down fire Eric Holder protest

    U.S. Secret Service officers shut down a student-led protest calling for President Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, according to a report from in front of the White House. After discovering a suspicious package, the Secret Service ended the protest. Several agents seemed hostile to our march and seemed anxious for us to leave the area, Maurice Lewis, a University of California student, told Campus Reform . The discover[y of] the unidentified package came just as the protest began gain traction.
  • Secret Service shuts down Fire Holder protest outside White House

    07/02/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/12 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON Secret Service agents shut down a protest outside the White House on Monday where about 30 young protesters demanded President Barack Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Agents on scene claimed a backpack abandoned on a sidewalk was a suspicious package, closing the Pennsylvania Avenue pedestrian mall in front of the White House, and the adjoining Lafayette Park, from protesters and tourists. All pedestrian traffic, including media, was forced to retreat to side streets. Officers roped the streets off with bright yellow crime scene tape and brought in bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs. After waiting on the sidewalk behind the...
  • Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran Fast and Furious

    07/02/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitanos chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack Obamas 2008 presidential primary campaign, and then a member of Obama's transition team focusing on border-enforcement issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious. When Obama nominated Burke to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona,...
  • Bachmann: No Man is Above the Law (Gunwalker)

    07/02/2012 10:21:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 30 June, 2012 | Lacey Halpern
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN claims that Attorney General Eric Holder was using the Fast and Furious gun running operation as a way to curb Second amendment rights. The theory posed by some conservatives like Bachmann is that liberals will use the botched gun running investigation to begin a rallying cry for tougher gun control laws. "No man is above the law. It doesn't matter if you are a janitor in a church basement or if you are the President of the United States, all of us have to be under the law and the same is true for Eric Holder,"...
  • Secret Service shuts down fire Eric Holder protest

    07/02/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT · by tutstar · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7 2 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    U.S. Secret Service officers shut down a student-led protest calling for President Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, according to a report from in front of the White House. After discovering a suspicious package, the Secret Service ended the protest. Several agents seemed hostile to our march and seemed anxious for us to leave the area, Maurice Lewis, a University of California student, told Campus Reform. The discover[y of] the unidentified package came just as the protest began gain traction. The U.S. House of Representatives cited Holder for contempt of Congress on Thursday after he defied a...
  • Racial politics is thicher than justice

    07/02/2012 8:56:55 AM PDT · by bramps · 2 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/2/2012 | Star Parker
    To grasp what's really motivating Cleaver, I apply what I call the "A Time to Kill" test.
  • Obama's Chief Of State Jack Lew Is Not A Good Liar(Gunwalker)

    07/02/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 2 July, 2012 | John Richardson
    President Obama's Chief of State Jack Lew appeared on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley yesterday. After listening to his comments of Operation Fast and Furious you are left with the impression that he is grasping. Frankly, he is not a good liar. A good liar would convince you of his facts even when he knew they were false. About the only thing good about this interview for the Obama Administration is that it appeared on CNN which it seems no one watches anymore. Lew starts out by saying that Operation Fast and Furious was a bad plan...
  • Coulter: Gun control behind Democrats' lies on U.S. guns in Mexico

    07/02/2012 8:22:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    staugustine.com ^ | 2 July, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, fast and furious, how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date. The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on American Idol. Administration officials intentionally put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, so that when the guns taken from Mexican crime scenes turned out to be American guns, Democrats would have a reason to crack down on gun sellers in the United States. Democrats will...
  • Fire Holder Protest at White House Shut Down in an Hour.

    07/02/2012 8:07:17 AM PDT · by LadyEleanor · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/02/12
    Fire Holder Protest at the White House shut down - "bomb threat" "mysterious backpack" that did not belong to any of the protesters...
  • Boehner says House will likely file suit within weeks to get Fast & Furious documents

    07/02/2012 8:04:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | NA
    GOP House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday the chamber will likely file a lawsuit to compel the Justice Department to release more documents related to the investigation into the federal governments Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. Boehner, R-Ohio, said the suit could be filed within the next several weeks, following the GOP-led House approving two resolutions Thursday that put Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide additional documents to congressional investigators. "The American people have a right to know what happened," Boehner said on CBS's Face the Nation. The criminal contempt resolution opened the door...
  • Darrell Issas pointless inquisition(uber barf alert)

    07/02/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Mary Sanchez
    Operation Plodding and Pointless might do. The probe into the failed federal effort to track U.S.-purchased guns trafficked to Mexican drug cartels has reached a new height of dudgeon. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives (along with a handful of Democrats) have found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Issa. The committees hearings on Fast and Furious have droned on for more than a year now. Yet, to date, no testimony has been taken to address the problem that lay at the heart of the so-called...
  • Fighting fire with fire Holders stonewall is being pierced by Issas Congressional Immunity

    07/02/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 15 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | July 2, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Last Friday (June 29) House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa pulled one off on AG Eric Holder. The lockup of Fast and Furious documents by the administration, many of which are under judicial seal, was shattered by his use of Congressional Immunity. Mr. Issa has received a number of leaked documents from unnamed sources. In particular he has copies of wiretap applications which put a lie to AG Eric Holders contention that no senior officials at DOJ had knowledge that guns were allowed to walk into uncontrolled hands. Issa has now opened a door that permits him get his leaked...
  • Eric Holders Tangled Web of Deception

    07/02/2012 5:48:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    How disheartening to watch U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder maneuver, spin, duck, dodge and dissemble.  Perhaps Holder still clings to the notion that he is serving the country and protecting the President, but his actions have pushed him well beyond that high ground.  Even Democrat leaders in congress, long-time Holder allies who long ago stopped thinking for themselves and who now resemble crazed wildebeests lost in their blind stampede against Republicans, are having doubts.   During three years at Justice, Attorney General Holder has told too many tales, ducked accountability too many times and has too-often clung to the tattered...
  • Grassley reacts as DOJ blows off contempt; Issas bombshell

    07/02/2012 5:26:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 June, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Senator Charles Grassley got furious fast over the Justice Departments dismissive attitude about the House of Representatives criminal contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, and his call for independent action by the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. will likely earn accolades from western gun rights activists. Grassley will be far more popular than a Kent man who was sentenced in federal court in Seattle Friday for selling a gun via the internet later used in a murder, and probably more popular than the judge who handed down the sentence, for something he said in court, according to the Seattle...
  • A strange and dangerous criticism of Holder contempt proceedings

    07/02/2012 4:47:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 June, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Thursday's bipartisan decision in the House of Representatives to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress came as no surprise. Even a last ditch, eleventh hour attempt by CNN/Fortune to muddy the waters with the ludicrous, libelous allegation that the whistleblower was the only "gunwalker" (a theme gleefully picked up by MSNBC and Mother Jones) failed to stop (or even hinder) the contempt citation. What is perhaps surprising, though, is the convoluted lengths administration apologists were willing to go to in criticizing the contempt proceedings. Holder's defenders have apparently reached the conclusion that he is best served by...
  • Today is a milepost only in the Gunwalker investigation. Hold all applause until the end of the

    07/02/2012 4:23:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    It's done. In truth, I never thought we'd get this far. Holder's defiant. Here's Issa's "Statement on Bipartisan Vote Holding Attorney General in Contempt over Refusal to Produce Fast and Furious Documents." WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his refusal to produce Operation Fast and Furious documents subpoenaed last October. The vote on H.Res. 711, making a finding of contempt, was approved by a vote of 255 to 67. Seventeen Democrats crossed party lines to join the majority in the finding of contempt against Attorney...
  • Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice

    07/02/2012 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Star Parker
    When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out. Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race? Its about Holders refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the Fast and Furious operation. Fast and Furious was a gun-walking operation conducted by the Justice Departments Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). ATF would allow known smugglers to purchase arms from dealers in Arizona with the idea that they would...
  • Ken Melson - Key Figure in Fast and Furious? Where is Ken Melson?

    07/01/2012 7:04:53 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 6-30-12 | Maggies@MaggiesNotebook
    Geraldo Rivera and Liberal pundits are offended at Rep. Darrell Issa's Contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder, calling him an opportunist and accusing him of taking advantage of Fast and Furious in an election year - and worse invoking the name of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry for political gain. The truth is, Holder has forbidden contact with the very person who may be the key figure in Fast and Furious, the former BATF acting Director, Ken Melson. There are still 14,000 documents withheld by the DOJ, at least one characterized as a "smoking gun" implicating "high-ranking...
  • Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suit (& executive privilege claims)

    07/01/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/01/12
    Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suitWASHINGTON | Sun Jul 1, 2012 1:11pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives plans to file a civil suit in federal court in the next several weeks over the Obama administration's refusal to give Congress documents about a failed gun-running probe, House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday. The Justice Department said on Friday it would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder after he was cited a day earlier by the Republican-led House for contempt of Congress for withholding some documents related to the probe. Holder heads the department. **SNIP**...
  • White House Chief of Staff Misleads Nation About Fast and Furious "Facts"

    07/01/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1. 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    On CNN's State of the Union this morning, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew was asked why President Obama asserted executive privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious documents when he railed against the use of executive privilege in 2007. Remember, President Obama campaigned on his administration being the "most transparent administration in history." White House Chief Of Staff Jacob Lew: Candy, lets go back to the facts. The facts are that this was a bad plan, this Fast and Furious. Its something that started in the Bush Administration and the Attorney General did not know...
  • Democrats Walk Out on Brian Terry at Fast and Furious Vote

    06/30/2012 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Marcus · 26 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 6/30/2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    During the vote that found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a hundered or so House Democrats staged a theatrical walkout in protest. The unintended effect was they seemed to have walked out on slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
  • U.S. navigating the Twilight Zone now

    07/01/2012 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 21 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | July 1, 2012 | Editor's Column
    From coast to coast, it didnt matter what time zone you lived in on Thursday; on that day, Americans all entered the Twilight Zone, with the Supreme Courts 5-4 upholding of Obamacare, and congressional Democrats walkout on the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Whether we emerge from this Twilight Zone period whole as a nation or spiral downward into deepening political and social madness remains to be seen. Those two bizarre events together deepened the certainty that this coming Novembers 2012 election is as pivotal as the election of 1860 that preceded the American Civil War. Back then,...
  • Justice Dept Refuses to Prosecute Holder Over Gun Scandal

    07/01/2012 5:25:56 AM PDT · by BrianE · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Jun 2012 06:58 PM
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Justice-Holder-furious-prosecute/2012/06/29/id/444048
  • Allen West: Black caucus, liberals judged Holder by color of his skin not content of his character

    07/01/2012 7:32:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/29/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Florida Republican Rep. Allen West said liberal Democrats in Congress including many members of the Congressional Black Caucus who walked out on the bipartisan votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress did so because Holder is black. Today the Congressional Black Caucus and other liberal Members of Congress judged the Attorney General by the color of his skin, and not by the content of his character, West said of their walkout in a Facebook post. I am disappointed my colleagues would rather engage in a political stunt to distract the American...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 July 2012

    07/01/2012 4:55:51 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 181 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 1 July 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 1st, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Jack Lew; Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.; former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Sens. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Govs. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.; and Scott Walker, R-Wis.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Lew; Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Lew; Gov....
  • White House, Congress should seek compromise (Milwaukee J-S barf alert)

    07/01/2012 5:20:38 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 01 july 2012
    According to the conventional wisdom, beginning in 2006, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms decided to allow guns to "walk" over the U.S. border with Mexico. Federal agents let suspected straw buyers for the Mexican drug cartels buy high-powered weapons from American dealers with the idea of tracing them into the inner recesses of the cartels. Instead, the agents lost track of nearly all of the 2,000 guns in the scheme dubbed "Fast and Furious," and the American government became an unwitting accomplice in the inhuman violence south of the border. As a result, a U.S. Border Patrol agent...
  • Whats next for Attorney General Eric Holder?

    06/30/2012 9:33:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/29/2012 | John Hayward
    Congress held Attorney General Eric Holder in both civil and criminal contempt yesterday, in historic bipartisan votes, for his refusal to provide subpoenaed documents in the Fast and Furious investigation. This has never happened before.  So what happens next? The first consequence will be that the last media outlets trying to protect the Obama Administration by refusing to report on the worst scandal in Justice Department history will be obliged to mention it, in considerably more detail than they would like. They'll try to bury the details as much as possible, and they will still absurdly describe Fast and Furious as...
  • House rejects Dem motion against Issa

    06/29/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House on Friday morning rejected a Democratic resolution citing House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for running a biased investigation against Attorney General Eric Holder, and for conducting a "witch-hunt" against Holder. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) brought up the resolution saying Issa's investigation "discredits the integrity of the House," after which Republicans quickly made a motion to table the resolution. That GOP motion was approved on a 259-161 vote. More than 20 Democrats voted with Republicans.
  • Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran Fast and Furious

    06/29/2012 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Tigen · 12 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 6-29-12 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitanos chief of staff, and contributor to Barack Obamas 2008 presidential primary campaign, and a member of Obama's transition team focusing on immigration issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious. When Obama nominated Burke to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Burke told...
  • Gosar: Contempt should be wake-up call for Holder, I dont want him 'in a jail cell sleeping

    06/29/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar one of the leaders of the congressional inquiry into Operation Fast and Furious told The Daily Caller he hopes Attorney General Eric Holder gets the message Congress sent him by holding him in criminal and civil contempt of Congress: give up the documents. On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bipartisan basis to hold Holder in both criminal and civil contempt of Congress. Despite shrieks of partisan motivations from some Democratic leaders, more Democrats voted in favor of holding Holder in contempt than Republicans voted for President Barack Obamas health...
  • HOLDER: NO EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE FOR TEXAS POLS

    06/29/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Afisra · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2012, 11:24 AM PDT | HANS VON SPAKOVSKY
    The Department of Justice is asserting that the governor of Texas, as well as state legislators, have no executive or deliberative process privilege to shield documents -- even as Eric Holder and President Obama assert executive and deliberative process privilege to shield documents from Congress in its investigation of Fast & Furious. That refusal has already resulted in Holder being held in contempt by the House of Representatives in a 255-to-67 vote that was joined by 17 Democratic representatives.
  • Justice Department wont prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt

    06/30/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jun 29, 2012
    Justice Department wont prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Modified: Jun 29, 2012 08:50PM WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holders decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he wont be prosecuted for contempt of Congress. The House voted Thursday afternoon to find Holder in criminal and civil contempt for refusing to turn over the documents. President Barack Obama invoked his executive privilege authority and ordered Holder not to turn over materials about executive branch deliberations and internal recommendations. In...
  • Before Fully Assessing Contempt Citation, U.S. Attorney for D.C. Refuses to Hold Holder Accountable

    06/29/2012 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In a non-surprising move, the Department of Justice has just officially announced they will not proceed with prosecuting Attorney General Eric Holder after the House of Representatives voted to hold him in criminal and civil contempt of Congress yesterday. The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress. The contempt vote technically opened the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for...
  • Revealed secret wiretap tapes trouble for Attorney General Eric Holder and DOJ

    06/29/2012 10:26:31 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 57 replies
    San Antonio Examiner ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jack Dennis
    Anonymous sources presented secret wiretap applications last week to the chairman of the Congressional committee which could spell disaster to Attorney General Eric Holders Fast and Furious defense. The evidence reveal high-level Department of Justice officials approved the gun walking tactics that could have led to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The committee has been trying for 15-months to get information from Holder, who has used every legal, and arguably illegal means, to stall the committee from furthering their investigation with information from the Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Report points to Clinton-era gunwalking

    The first official identified by name in the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation has been tied to a similar Minnestoa operation in 1996 where more than 150 guns flow[ed] into the Twin Cities underworld, Kevin Diaz of the Star Tribune reported yesterday. Identifying supervisor George Gillett, Jr., who is now a cooperating witness in House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigations, Diaz reveals Gillett was a street agent tracking gun store sales to straw buyers working for suspected gang members. Some of those guns turned up in drug busts and crime scenes, including one that was found at the...
  • E-mails reveal retaliation, cover-up at ATF, DoJ following Fast & Furious exposure

    06/30/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    I recall a time when Democrats regularly lionized whistleblowers … during the Bush administration, of course. The media hailed them as heroes; Time Magazine even made them the collective Person of the Year for 2002. Democrats loved them so much that they ran one of the whistleblowers on that cover in my Congressional district in 2006 against Rep. John Kline, a former Marine colonel that Colleen Rowley’s campaign photoshopped into a Nazi uniform for their campaign website. Needless to say, Rowley has disappeared back into well-deserved obscurity, while Kline still represents my district. These days, in the Obama era, Democrats...
  • The Biggest Scandal in U.S. History

    06/30/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT · by Sharkfish · 37 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, "fast and furious," how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date. The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on "American Idol." Administration officials intentionally put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, so that when the guns taken from Mexican crime scenes turned out to be American guns, Democrats would have a reason to crack down on gun sellers in the United States. Democrats will...
  • THANK YOU Darrell Issa! Keep it up!!

    06/30/2012 7:03:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 30 replies
    During a time when many of us could be down about many things... Gutless Republicans, Healthcare being upheld, Obama being president.. Rep Darrell Issa seems to be the only one making headway. He's NOT going to let this Fast And Furious Scandal go away. LOVE IT!
  • Was Fast and Furious coverup planned all along?

    06/29/2012 8:16:05 PM PDT · by BerserkPatriot · 18 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Posted at 9:06 pm on June 29, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    This evening, explosive new details are emerging in the Fast and Furious scandal that led to the contempt vote yesterday against Attorney General Eric Holder. Grassley didnt confront the Justice Department or ATF with those questions until Jan. 27, 2011, but ATF headquarters had prepped internal talking points as early as Jan. 12, 2011. In that Jan. 12, 2011, memo, ATF officials laid out expected questions about gunwalking in Fast and Furious and Border Patrol agent Brian Terrys murder with Fast and Furious weapons and canned answers ATF officials were supposed to give to press or anyone else asking...
  • Issa, Grassley release details about Fast and Furious whistleblower retaliation, cover-up

    06/29/2012 6:58:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/12 | Matthew Boyle
    House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley are asking the Department of Justices internal investigator to hold accountable anyone who retaliated against or threatened to retaliate against Operation Fast and Furious whistleblowers. In a Friday letter to the DOJs Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Grassley and Issa said theyre now concerned retaliation is much more likely following Thursdays votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress. We just learned that ATF senior management placed two of the main whistleblowers who have testified before Congress about Fast and Furious under...
  • 'Botched' Reporting

    06/29/2012 6:42:26 PM PDT · by varialectio · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29 | Je
    The papers of record continue to whistle in the dark. The day after Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, still doggedly refer to Fast and Furious as a "botched" operation. snip We don't refer to 9/11 as a botched attempt by Muslims to land planes at JFK and Dulles. Let's work on getting the MSM to retire this word.
  • No criminal prosecution of Holder for contempt

    06/29/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    CNN Wire Staff ^ | June 29, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- The White House and the Justice Department made clear Friday what had been expected all along: Attorney General Eric Holder will not face criminal prosecution under the contempt of Congress citation passed by the U.S. House. Legal experts noted this week in the runup to Thursday's House vote that President Barack Obama's assertion of executive privilege in the case would prevent a criminal prosecution under a practice dating to the Reagan administration. The House also cited Holder for civil contempt to give it the option of filing a lawsuit compelling Holder to turn over documents sought by...
  • Border Patrol union blasts DHS instructions to 'run away' & 'hide' from gunmen [O wants cartel in]

    06/29/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them, along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide if they encounter an "active shooter." It's one thing to tell civilian employees to cower under a desk if a gunman starts spraying fire in a confined area, say members of Tucson Local 2544/National Border Patrol Council, but to give armed law enforcement professionals the same advice is downright insulting. The instructions from DHS come in the form of pamphlets and a mandatory computer tutorial. We are now taught in an Active Shooter course that...