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  • Grassley, Issa criticize ATF message; editorial nails Issa critic

    07/19/2012 2:46:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa are strongly criticizing a video message from B. Todd Jones, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to agency employees that might discourage them from stepping forward as whistleblowers. They sent a letter to Jones on Wednesday, and on Thursday morning, a San Diego newspaper came to Issa’s defense when it labeled a “watchdog” group now demanding that Issa be held in contempt of Congress as being, in reality, a “front group” set up by Democrats “to pursue and defend their interests.” It is the latest chapter in the...
  • Fast and Furious will prove worse than Watergate

    07/18/2012 8:36:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Tim Inwood
    A few days ago Obama spokesman Jay Carney tried to tie Bush era operations like Wide Receiver with Operation Fast and Furious. If you watch something other than MSNBC you would know there is little in common between the Bush era operations and what Obama/Holder did. The fact is, in the other cases they were run like any other classic police show set up you have ever seen. Whether it is drugs, fake bombs, guns, etc... this is done all the time. The contraband objects the criminals wanted to get never left the careful watch of Law Enforcement and then...
  • Did the DoJ hide whistleblower memos that prove officials lied to Congress?

    07/18/2012 7:41:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    So says the Washington Guardian, uncovering at least one of the targets of Rep. Darrell Issa’s subpoenas, and it might be a game-changer. According to the Guardian, which says they have a copy of the memos, the ATF knew full well that guns had been walked across the border before Congress started demanding answers. They had already begun to put whistleblower-protection processes in place to address agents who had complained to Congress over those actions before assuring Congress that no one knew about the practice: The memos, obtained by the Washington Guardian, were triggered by the agents’ allegations, Justice officials...
  • Reward offered for White House Fast & Furious info

    07/18/2012 12:32:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Washington Secrets ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    One of the nation's oldest conservatives group is offering whistleblowers a $100,000 reward for information from the White House and Justice Department on the "Fast & Furious" administration gun-running bungle. The Conservative Caucus told Secrets that it believes that the scandal which led to the death of a U.S. Border Control agent is a potential Watergate. Their reward poster reads: "If you have verifiable evidence that President Obama or one of his aides knew about Operation Fast & Furious while it was underway, Call 1-888-692-7374 toll free. This is your opportunity to save yourself before Operation Fast & Furious comes...
  • Romney hits Obama on Fast and Furious, ‘broken promises’ of transparency

    07/17/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12:05 PM 07/17/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is ripping President Barack Obama for his transparency failures when it comes to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal and other matters. In a lengthy press release posted on its website, the Romney campaign laid out a series of examples of Obama’s transparency “hypocrisy.” “President Obama has run one of the least transparent administrations in American history,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement accompanying the release. “Whether hiding lobbyists in coffee shops, cutting back-room deals on Obamacare, or concealing the records of ‘Fast and Furious,’ President Obama’s pledge to be transparent has...
  • Romney rips Obama over Fast and Furious ‘hypocrisy’

    07/17/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    chron.com ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Dan Freedman
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney lashed out Tuesday at President Obama for a lack of “transparency’’ in invoking executive privilege to withhold Operation Fast and Furious documents. In a release headlined “Transparent Hypocrisy: Obama’s Fast and Furious Broken Promises,’’ Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said: “President Obama’s pledge to be transparent has turned out to be just another broken promise.’’ The statement is an effort by the presumed GOP candidate to push back at Obama attacks on Romney’s limited release of tax returns and his tenure at Bain Capital, which invested in companies that laid off workers or specialized in...
  • Memo shows ATF recognized red flag of F&F whistleblowers

    07/17/2012 12:40:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Dave Workman
    A newly-revealed memorandum to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives supervisors about whistleblower protection – sent several days after Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) warned the agency against retaliation – suggests the ATF knew it had a problem with the gun walking scheme. In an e-mail to Examiner Tuesday, Sen. Grassley stated, “If there was enough information to cause ATF to think about whistleblower protection – whether it had been from my January 31, 2011, letter alone or also additionally spurred on by the February 3, 2011, Styers memo – that should have given the Justice Department pause before publicly...
  • Retaliation fears keeping more ATF whistleblowers from coming forward(gunwalker)

    07/17/2012 5:04:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A combination of fear that Department of Justice and ATF management will take revenge on them, and that most of the press and administration-supporting lawmakers will allow and even encourage that to happen, is keeping critics of agency corruption and abuse silent, Gun Rights Examiner learned over the weekend through a series of emails and telephone discussions with an agent whose name is being withheld for that reason. A post on CleanUpATF, the “whistleblower” site where allegations tying Bureau-sanctioned gunwalking to Mexico with the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry were first raised, added to the call to investigate...
  • NRA IS ALL IN AGAINST OBAMA

    07/16/2012 9:47:13 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 14 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | JOHN HINDERAKER | JULY 16, 2012
    The National Rifle Association has decided to throw its considerable weight behind Mitt Romney in this year’s election. That is no surprise; the gun lobby has always viewed Barack Obama and his administration with suspicion. But the NRA says is it “all in” to defeat Obama; we will see what that translates into as the campaign continues. The NRA has created this Firearms Future page to host videos on this year’s campaign and solicit donations and new members. As you might expect, Fast and Furious is featured prominently. This is the “All In” video:
  • The other consequences of ‘Fast and Furious’

    07/14/2012 5:08:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    businessmirror.com ^ | 13 July, 2012 | Scott Stewart / Stratfor
    ON the night of December 14, 2010, US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and killed while on patrol in an Arizona canyon near the US-Mexico border. Two guns found at the scene were linked to an investigation being run by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) called “Operation Fast and Furious,” sparking a congressional inquiry into the program and generating considerable criticism of the ATF and the Obama administration. Because of this criticism, in August 2011 ATF acting director Kenneth Melson was reassigned from his post and the US attorney for Arizona was forced...
  • Grassley slams DOJ in remarks to Judiciary(gunwalker)

    07/14/2012 7:01:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 July, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Republican Senator Charles Grassley slammed the Department of Justice Thursday not only over the Fast and Furious dispute, but for what he called an abuse of power by a DoJ attorney in Louisiana. His remarks, to the Executive Committee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, opened with the observation that, “I understand the frustrations of the House leadership and understand why the House held Attorney General Holder in contempt.” Grassley recalled that on the day before the historic contempt vote – which the Justice Department subsequently dismissed by insisting no crime had been committed by Attorney General Eric Holder when he...
  • ‘specious, frivolous’ as Issa ethics charge is filed

    07/13/2012 4:12:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A spokesperson for the Department of Justice “downplayed” a complaint filed with the District of Columbia Bar asking for Attorney General Eric Holder to be investigated following being found in contempt of Congress, Fox News reported yesterday. “These are specious claims that ignore the facts and can only be described as frivolous,” Tracy Schmaler asserted. “It appears to be a desperate attempt by some factions to drag out the destructive, political games that Americans are rightly fed up with." Legal reaction to the complaint was mixed, with Brian Darling of The Heritage Foundation “suggest[ing] the complaint is on solid ground,”...
  • The Content Of His Character (It's not about Romney's!)

    07/13/2012 3:22:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 13, 2012 | Michael Walsh
    The Obama campaign’s desperate “felony” charge against Mitt Romney ought to serve as a wake-up call for the Romney campaign and for the American public regarding the utter amorality of the president and his functionaries. Although the jejune Boston Globe story was quickly debunked, that of course won’t stop them from pounding home the Big Lie that Romney continued to run Bain in 1999 while he was saving the Winter Olympics as long as it’s useful and “fits the narrative.” Here’s why: All’s fair in love and war — so what if the charge is untrue? No one will remember...
  • Lawyers: NM Gun Raid Case ‘Politically-Motivated’

    07/13/2012 4:14:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    kfoxtv.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | AP
    LAS CRUCES (AP) — Defense lawyers for a New Mexico family accused of selling weapons to Mexican cartels say the federal government’s investigation is politically-motivated.
  • Safe, Legal, and Rare: Why Not Guns, Too?

    07/12/2012 10:15:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2012 | Keith Riler
    President Obama has an idea that can bring the contentious gun control debate to an end, in a manner that should be satisfactory to all sides. His idea is "safe, legal, and rare" [1]. Applied here, it means that guns should be safe, legal, and rare ("SLR-guns"). Those of you expecting access to your Second Amendment rights, don't be too bothered by "rare." It is somewhat contradictory, but other "safe, legal, and rare" applications ("SLR-other") experience a near-doubling of their underlying volumes once legality is affirmed. Before considering the particulars of SLR-guns, we should note our president's reasonable appreciation for...
  • Obama team: Romney committed a felony or lied to voters

    07/12/2012 1:41:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 61 replies
    politico ^ | 7/12/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Obama mum on Fast and Furious - President speaks up for Holder.

    07/11/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Hawkeye ^ | 7/11/12 | CHRISTINIA CRIPPES
    CEDAR RAPIDS - President Barack Obama didn't answer a question posed by The Hawk Eye about the so-called Fast and Furious scandal, citing the ongoing investigation. But he took the opportunity to defend Attorney General Eric Holder's actions so far. The U.S. House voted to find Holder in contempt of Congress last week, due to the fact that his office did not turn over key documents to aid in Congress' investigation of the scandal. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has been at the forefront of the investigation, which alleges that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed...
  • The Left Targets Issa - Left-wing organization CREW defends administration’s Fast and Furious

    07/11/2012 6:40:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/11/12 | CJ Ciaramella
    A left-leaning government watchdog organization filed ethics complaints Wednesday against House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) for revealing sealed federal documents in the ongoing Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), in complaints filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics and the Department of Justice, accused Issa of violating federal law by putting sealed federal wiretap applications in the Congressional Record. The ethics complaint was a nakedly partisan effort by CREW to support the cover-up of the operation by the Obama administration, said House Oversight spokeswoman Becca Watkins. “It is shameful that an...
  • 'Fast And Furious' Shows GOP's Big Weakness (They're idiots and wimps)

    07/12/2012 1:19:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 11, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Most Americans don't care about whether Attorney General Eric Holder is hiding Fast and Furious documents because they don't understand the story. Until someone can tell us otherwise, there is only one explanation for why President Obama's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gave thousands of guns to Mexican drug dealers: It put guns in their hands to strengthen liberals' argument for gun control. Precisely because this is such a jaw-dropping accusation — criminality at the highest level of government to score a political point — Republicans refuse to make it. But the problem with Republican rectitude in...
  • Watchdog Group Files Complaints Against Issa Over Wiretap Leaks

    07/11/2012 11:24:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    An ethics watchdog group filed complaints against Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) with the Office of Congressional Ethics and the Justice Department on Wednesday for revealing details of federally sealed wiretap applications. In the two complaints filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the group claims that Issa “violated federal law by including material from a sealed wiretap application in the Congressional Record.” As part of Issa’s successful move to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for allegedly not responding to a congressional subpoena, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee...
  • Romney strikes back at Obama’s transparency calls: What about the Fast and Furious documents?

    07/11/2012 11:09:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 July, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pushed back Tuesday against President Barack Obama’s calls for Romney to be transparent with his tax returns by calling on the president to cease using executive order to block documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Appearing on Sean Hannity’s conservative radio program Tuesday afternoon, Romney ripped Obama for his lack of transparency after the conservative media personality walked his listeners through the series of attacks the Obama campaign has launched against his Republican rival. “The war on how you traveled with your dog, Bain Capital,” Hannity said. “The latest attack is to go out...
  • FBI indicts 5 men for murder of Border Patrol agent Terry

    07/10/2012 5:23:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NEWS 4 TUCSON KVOA ^ | Jul 9, 2012 | NA
    (NBC News) - Federal prosecutors are filing more charges in the murder of a US Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, whose death is at the center of the controversy over the failed ATF gun tracing operation known as Fast and Furious. The new charges accuse five men of being involved in the shootout with Terry that resulted in his death. Prosecutors say the men were in the US illegally, trying to rob drug couriers. Four of the men are fugitives, federal officials say, and the FBI will ask for public help in finding them. A federal official says it's assumed...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Anti-Gun Treaty

    07/10/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-9-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom.
  • NAACP Rallies Around Eric Holder After Contempt ‘Travesty’

    07/10/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    TPM Muckraker ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Ryan J. Reilly
    An NAACP convention in Texas broke into chants of support for Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday after the body adopted a resolution condemning the House of Representatives for finding him in contempt of Congress. The emergency resolution expresses strong support for Holder and calls upon NAACP members to contact their members of Congress to “express their outrage at the treatment of the first African-American and one of the best Attorney Generals in history.” It calls the contempt vote a “travesty of justice.” Members of the audience broke into chants of “Holder, Holder”... (Video at source link.)
  • DOJ Reveals Brian Terry Was Shooting Bean Bags At Men Who Killed Him

    07/10/2012 5:39:44 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 64 replies
    The Department of Justice unsealed documents today showing that Brian Terry was shooting bean bags at men who returned fire with assault rifles.
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • FBI unsealing indictment could endanger Terry murder suspects

    07/09/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/9/12 | David Codrea
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation unsealed an indictment in Tucson and offered a $1 million reward “for information leading to the arrest of four fugitives” wanted in connection with the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the Bureau’s Phoenix Division announced today. “Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, and Lionel Portillo-Meza are charged with crimes including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, attempted interference with commerce by robbery, use and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, assault on a federal officer, and possession of a firearm by a...
  • Fast and furious cover-up at Holder’s Justice

    07/09/2012 6:16:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2012 | David A. Keene
    Team Obama resorts to default excuse: Blame Bush Obama administration officials must remind each other daily that they will never have to accept responsibility for anything that goes wrong on their watch as long as they can find some way to blame their troubles on George W. Bush. So it should surprise no one that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the administration’s surrogates are vociferously claiming that Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-walking scandal run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is all Mr. Bush’s fault. Fast and Furious was a program that resulted...
  • BREAKING: Brian Terry Murder Indictment Unsealed, Five Charged

    07/09/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    After more than 18 months of waiting and a contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General Eric Holder, the FBI unsealed an indictment of five illegal Mexican bandits charged with the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry today in Arizona and offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of four of the five men who are still on the run and suspected to be in Mexico. The men are Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and Lionel Portillo-Meza, Manuel and Heraclio are brothers. During a press conference earlier today, the FBI confirmed...
  • Justice unseals indictment charging 5 in Brian Terry's death

    07/09/2012 2:39:01 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 9, 2012 | William LaJeunesse
    The Justice Department on Monday unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's death, and announced a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of those suspects still at large.  For the first time, federal officials also revealed that Terry and an elite squad of federal agents initially fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2010. During the exchange, Terry was shot and killed.  The announcement comes amid an intensifying debate over the department's...
  • Kevin O'Reilly Sent to Iraq - Not Allowed to Testify in Fast & Furious: Took Virginia Ramadan's Job

    07/09/2012 1:19:32 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-8-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    What does Kevin O'Reilly know about Fast and Furious, when did he know it, and why was he spirited off to a job in Iraq that he was not in line for? Why did his Iraq office change the phone number the day after Pajamas Media called and asked to speak with O'Reilly? Virginia Ramadan was expected to ascend to the directorship of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq). She didn't. O'Reilly did. O'Reilly was serving as a White House National Security advisor during the time of Fast and Furious. One of the star participants, Alcohol...
  • Justice Dept. Unseals Indictment Charging 5 in Border Patrol Agent Terry's Death

    07/09/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/12 | William La Jeunesse
    For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011. The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry's death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident. The U.S. is also offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four outstanding suspects believed to...
  • Justice unseals indictment charging five in Brian Terry's death

    07/09/2012 11:05:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011. The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry's death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident. The U.S. is also offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four outstanding suspects believed to...
  • DOJ charges five with Brian Terry’s murder, FBI offers $1M reward for arrests

    07/09/2012 11:06:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/9/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Justice Department (DOJ) officials indicted five individuals for the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — who was murdered by drug traffickers armed through Operation Fast and Furious – and a $1 million reward for information leading to their arrest. “Agent Terry served his country honorably and made the ultimate sacrifice in trying to protect it from harm, and we will stop at nothing to bring those responsible for his murder to justice,” Attorney General Eric Holder said today. “This investigation has previously resulted in one defendant being charged with Agent Terry’s murder and taken into custody, and...
  • Police finishing joint border operation (New Mexico)

    07/09/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2012 | AP
    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police and federal agents are wrapping up an aggressive effort to round up illegal weapons and stall narcotic trafficking in New Mexico's Bootheel area. The New Mexico State Police Aircraft Section is finishing Sunday its participation an "Operation Ridge Line," a joint field operation with the New Mexico National Guard Counter Drug Support Task Force and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Who is the president hiding?(Gunwalker)

    07/09/2012 6:26:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    9 July, 2012 | Robert Gardner, Henderson
    I have followed the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal investigation since it began. At first, President Barack Obama tried to blame “unscrupulous gun dealers” along our southern border. We wouldn’t have known any differently had it not been for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent John Dodson. Dodson testified that someone in our government forced gun dealers to sell assault weapons to known straw purchasers who had ties to Mexican drug cartels. Guns from this fiasco have turned up at many crime scenes, including the one in which a Border Patrol agent was killed. Some testified on Capitol Hill...
  • HART: Fast and curious

    07/09/2012 6:18:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    oaoa.com ^ | 8 July, 2012 | Ron Hart
    “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” —Thomas Jefferson Chattanooga, Tenn. The House Republicans and many Democrats voted 255-67 to hold the most politically-motivated Attorney General in modern times in contempt of Congress. Keep in mind the nuanced distinction; it was a “contempt of Congress” vote, not what you and I feel: contempt for Congress. Holder failed to pursue blatant New Black Panther Party voter intimidation (all caught on tape), but instead went after Florida for trying to purge its voter rolls of those legally...
  • Remember Fast and Furious's Mexican Victims

    07/08/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 6, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best-known victim of Fast and Furious, an Obama-administration conventional-weapons-proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico. Two of these firearms, AK-47s, were found near Rio Rico, Ariz., where suspected smugglers fatally shot Terry, a 40-year-old former Marine, on December 15, 2010. “I do not fear death,” Terry once wrote. “I do fear the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than have it said...
  • Remember Fast and Furious's Mexican Victims

    07/08/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 6, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best-known victim of Fast and Furious, an Obama-administration conventional-weapons-proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico. Two of these firearms, AK-47s, were found near Rio Rico, Ariz., where suspected smugglers fatally shot Terry, a 40-year-old former Marine, on December 15, 2010. “I do not fear death,” Terry once wrote. “I do fear the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than have it said...
  • NRA President on Differences Between 'Wide Receiver' and 'Fast and Furious'

    07/07/2012 11:42:17 AM PDT · by hamboy · 3 replies
    MRCtv ^ | July 6, 2012 | MRCtv
    The liberal media continues to make a connection between "Operation Fast and Furious" under the Obama and "Operation Wide Receiver" under Bush, and major news outlets have made no effort to explain the difference. MRCTV sat down with NRA president David Keene, who explains the fundamental difference between these two operations.http://www.mrctv.org/embed/114643  
  • Fast and Spurious and a Prosecution by Federal Co-Conspirators(Gunwalker)

    07/09/2012 5:44:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    unifiedpatriots.com ^ | 8 July, 2012 | vassarbushmills
    Once upon a time I made a lot of money doing nothing more than graphic timelines of events and people all engaged in a single endeavor, just to see who did what, and in what order, and asking why. It’s a terrific analytical tool. From the moment Fast and Furious went public in Dec 2010, after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the story became so political, with so much dancing and sidestepping by administration officials inside ATF and the Department of Justice, no wonder a whole category of crimes involved have been overlooked. In fact, all the...
  • The Truth about Fortune Magazine's 'The Truth about the Fast and Furious Scandal'

    07/08/2012 8:07:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2012 | Jeff Lipkes
    Early in the morning on June 27, Fortune Magazine published online a lengthy article called "The Truth about the Fast and Furious Scandal." Fortune's timing was not fortuitous. That evening, the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to produce documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. About a hundred Democrats walked out before the vote, and the talking points at their press conference came from the article. Leftist websites jumped on the story. It rapidly became the new liberal narrative on the scandal. Some moderate Republicans have been impressed....
  • Fast and Furious plan backfires

    07/08/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 8 July, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best-known victim of Fast and Furious, an Obama administration conventional-weapons proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico. Among these firearms, two AK-47s were found near Rio Rico, Arizona, where suspected smugglers fatally shot Terry, a 40-year-old former Marine, on December 15, 2010. While Brian Terry epitomizes those whom Fast and Furious has harmed, he is not its sole casualty. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent...
  • Eric Holder's two decades of concealing murder

    07/07/2012 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/2012 | Doug Book
    Information provided congressional committees by ATF whistleblowers and leaks within the Department of Justice prove Eric Holder to be either criminally complicit in the Fast and Furious scheme and cover-up, or the most incompetent, congenitally comatose Attorney General in the nation’s history. Though Holder is many things, he is not incompetent, at least not in the willful “execution-upon-command” of illegal and despicable enterprises; especially when those enterprises involve Administration generated murder. “You need to know that Eric Holder…played a key role in covering up the torture-murder death of my brother, Kenneth Michael Trentadue.” (1) This is what Salt Lake City...
  • Remember Fast and Furious’s Mexican Victims

    07/06/2012 12:18:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 6, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best-known victim of Fast and Furious, an Obama-administration conventional-weapons-proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico. Two of these firearms, AK-47s, were found near Rio Rico, Ariz., where suspected smugglers fatally shot Terry, a 40-year-old former Marine, on December 15, 2010.“I do not fear death,” Terry once wrote. “I do fear the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than have it said...
  • Grassley asks for Justice Department records of field agent memo on Fast and Furious

    07/05/2012 11:38:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | July 3, 2012 | Senator Grassley
    Article For Immediate Release July 3, 2012 Grassley asks for Justice Department records of field agent memo on Fast and Furious ATF agent describes discussion of operation one day before Justice Department denial WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley today asked Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for information about who at the Department of Justice (DOJ) saw a memo from a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who was stationed at the Phoenix field division and was knowledgeable about Operation Fast and Furious.  This memo was produced the day before the Department of Justice...
  • Ancient Wisdom Declares Obamacare Ruling Worse Than Even Obamacare

    07/05/2012 6:43:52 PM PDT · by billflax · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/05/2012 | Bill Flax
    “A republic, if you can keep it.” Ben Franklin Masked by chatter around judicial wrangling, electoral ramifications and how the surprising Obamacare decision impacts policy, many miss the wretched significance of Chief Justice Roberts’ twisted logic. He has empowered runaway government certain to incite chaos. The Affordable Care Act reflects the logical continuation of a decades-long drift toward domineering by Washington over every facet of life. Not logical as in likely to succeed. Few government initiatives do. But logical because rather than scuttle past failures, subsequent congresses spawn new efforts to offset what prior funding merely squandered. Taxpayers already footed...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea file ethics complaint on Eric Holder

    07/04/2012 7:33:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 3 July, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    An ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been filed by David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh with the Office of Bar Counsel, Board on Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Codrea and Vanderboegh are the two bloggers who first broke the news of the Fast and Furious scandal in December 2010. Said Vanderboegh, Eric Holder believes that he will escape serious consequences of the congressional investigations of the Fast and Furious scandal simply by running out the clock on his tenure. We intend this ethics complaint to place him on notice that his lies...
  • Grassley releases another document showing possible Fast and Furious cover-up

    07/04/2012 6:48:39 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/03/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    In a letter Tuesday, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley pressed Attorney General Eric Holder for details about a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives memorandum that indicates his Department of Justice may have tried to cover up the gunwalking tactics that were at the heart of Operation Fast and Furious. Gary Styers, an ATF special agent in the Lubbock, Texas field office, wrote what Grassley described as a “Fast and Furious memorandum” on Feb. 3, 2011. In it, Styers described how two investigators for Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee office had contacted him the day before about the Fast and...
  • Issa warns Holder on continued whistleblower retaliation

    07/04/2012 7:55:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Sipsey Street Irregulars blog and Gun Rights Examiner have obtained an exclusive copy of a letter written by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa to Attorney General Eric Holder, warning him against continued retaliation against whistleblowers in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh announced this morning. The letter, dated June 1, specifically identifies agents Jay Dobyns and John Dodson as targets of official retribution. Dobyns was the agent who had his family threatened and his house burned down after the Bureau failed to apply proper relocation procedures, and has been a...