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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...