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  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/26/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amber Phillips
    President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Texas and 25 other states have sued to have it shelved. The drama is sure to ensue for months, writes the Post's...
  • Holder to remain U.S. attorney general through November elections at least

    04/25/2014 2:03:57 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Rueters ^ | April 25 2014 | No Attribution
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay on through November's mid-term elections and has no timeline for an exit after that, a Justice Department official told Reuters on Friday. "The Attorney General does not plan to leave before the mid-terms. That does not mean that he is definitely leaving after the mid-terms, just that he is at least staying through that time," the official said.
  • Decision looms in Holder's Fast and Furious contempt case

    09/12/2013 4:00:34 PM PDT · by justlurking · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2013-09-12 | William La Jeunesse
    While most of Washington has moved on, legal scholars expect a decision soon in a potentially landmark case in one of the federal government's most damaging scandals -- Operation Fast and Furious. Republican lawmakers, after holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over records they had subpoenaed, are still waiting for a judge to rule on their case. But they have not forgotten.
  • Congressman Delivers Epic Indictment of Obama – in 1 Minute

    06/04/2013 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 6-3-2013 | Staff
    <p>This is about the best cliff notes version of the Obama regime ever.</p>
  • Suspect arrested in Fast and Furious killing of Brian Terry

    09/10/2012 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/9/12
  • 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**...
  • 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 Justice’s 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 DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Grassley and Issa said they’re now concerned retaliation is much more likely following Thursday’s 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...
  • Issa’s secret gunwalking wiretaps revealed in Congressional Record

    06/29/2012 12:03:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Rep. Darrell Issa managed to push the details of a secret wiretap application from the botched “Fast and Furious” gunwalking operation into the public domain this week when he entered summaries into the Congressional Record, apparently using Congress‘ protection under the speech and debate clause to get around legal boundaries. The summary of a March 2010 wiretap application shows that federal agents repeatedly lost track of guns they knew were being trafficked back to cartels in Mexico — a violation of Justice Department policy that should have raised red flags with top department officials who signed off on the wiretaps,...
  • Obama’s Unconstitutional Acts

    06/21/2012 9:08:41 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-21-12 | Curt
    So let's go down the list. He began with ObamaCare...which very well might be ruled unconstitutional quite soon. Most recently he bypassed Congress and enacted The Dream Act all by his lonesome after stating a year ago that he didn't have the power to do that. Oh, lets not forget that he refuses to defend DOMA, a federal law passed in 1996 and signed by President Clinton. And now this: President Obama on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House panel ahead of its vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s...
  • Are Drug Cartels Learning From Islamic Terrorist Groups?

    06/20/2012 8:43:09 PM PDT · by garjog · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on May 29, 2012 | by Jason Howerton
    The ties between the cartels and violent terrorist groups like Hezbollah and al-Shabaab of Somalia are well-documented, and when put into context alongside other developing similarities between the two factions, it begs the question: are the cartels taking notes from terrorists? Only two weeks ago, a man in an Afghan soldier’s uniform shot and killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, according to an Associated Press report. The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack. The shooting marked the 15th time in 2012 alone that Afghan soldiers or enemy combatants impersonating soldiers in military uniforms fired on foreign troops, according to...
  • ATF officials suspended over Fast and Furious

    01/10/2012 10:20:15 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 54 replies ^ | January 10, 2012 12:29pm | Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
    Officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who oversaw the lethal gun-walking scheme, Operation Fast and Furious, have reportedly been suspended for their actions -- perhaps because of a forthcoming report from the Office of the Inspector General. Katie Pavlich at Townhall writes:
  • Did Fast & Furious violate the Arms Export Control Act?

    07/13/2011 1:49:38 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    First, the Arms Export Control Act, 22 USC §2778.. It authorizes the President to define defense articles and regulate their export. In so doing, he must consider the possibility that export could "support international terrorism, increase the possibility of outbreak or escalation of conflict..." Those defense articles may not be exported without a permit, issued by the Secretary of State ( Department of State guidelines here), "except that no license shall be required for exports or imports made by or for an agency of the United States Government (A) for official use by a department or agency of the United...
  • How a one-term president is made

    07/09/2011 9:15:16 AM PDT · by pabianice · 70 replies
    Salon ^ | 7/9/11 | Kornaci
    Republicans hope to unseat President Obama next year with a message that goes something like this: He inherited a bad economy and made it worse, squandered hundreds of billions of dollars on a stimulus program that didn't create jobs, and blew a massive hole in the deficit that sapped the private sector's confidence. You can make yourself crazy pointing out how flimsy these arguments are, but the swing voters who will decide the 2012 election won't be relying on a measured analysis of the logic of each party's case to make up their minds. It's the state of the economy...
  • Rush Limbaugh Live Radio Thread. 07/07/2011

    07/07/2011 9:12:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 137 replies
  • An open letter to 'Gunwalker underpants gnome' Jon Stewart

    07/05/2011 4:33:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 June, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    On Tuesday, National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea noted Comedy Central's Jon Stewart's disappointing apparent acceptance of the "botched sting operation" explanation for "Project Gunwalker." The reason that this is disappointing is that just last week, Stewart made clear that he fully understood how absurd this program was, as an anti-gun trafficking "strategy." For example: OK. So our plan to prevent American guns from being used in Mexican gang violence is to provide Mexican gangs with American guns. To use according to our plan for . . . violence. And . . . If this is the plan that they...
  • Kagan Defends Expansive Health Exception on Abortion in Senate Hearing

    06/29/2010 9:59:25 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies ^ | June 29, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Kagan Defends Expansive Health Exception on Abortion in Senate Hearing Washington, DC -- Abortion advocate Elena Kagan defended expansive life and health exceptions on abortion during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings today on her nomination to the Supreme Court. The health exception is the part of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions responsible for allowing unlimited abortions.
  • Mr Fancy fingers on F&F this morn..Who is he?

    12/02/2009 6:22:38 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 9 replies · 500+ views
    F&F | DGHoodini
    F&F had a violinist close out this mornings show. i thought he was great. They said he would play some more on the "After the Show Show" but he didn't. Did anyone catch his real name?
  • Farrah Fawcett Dies of Cancer at 62

    06/25/2009 9:51:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 364 replies · 22,998+ views
    people ^ | 06.25.09
    Farrah Fawcett, who skyrocketed to fame as one of a trio of impossibly glamorous private eyes on TV's Charlie's Angels, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 62. Fawcett died at 9:28 a.m. PST at St. John’s Heath Center in Santa Monica, Calif. She had recently returned to St. John's for treatment of complications from anal cancer, first diagnosed three years ago. Her longtime partner Ryan O'Neal was at her side throughout her final days. Like so much about Fawcett's life – including her bumpy relationship with O'Neal – her heroic struggle to beat the disease was...
  • Founders' Quotes - Virtue and Government

    07/28/2008 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 37 replies · 127+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 07/28/2008 | Various
    "Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand....The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty." John Adams 1776 - letter to Zabdiel Adams "Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness." Samuel Adams 1778 - letter...
  • Always Faithful ( Great read! )

    07/26/2008 6:31:55 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 233+ views ^ | July 26, 2008 | Tony Perkins
    Religious faith has long been valued as an essential contributor to our national greatness. Thomas Jefferson, in his second inaugural address, declared: “I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our fathers, as Israel of old, from their native land and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries and comforts of life, who has covered our infancy with His Providence and our riper years with His wisdom and power.” Jefferson believed that God had led “our fathers” and blessed the nation’s birth and growth. President George Washington, in his...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now # 60 of all teams with 15,400,000 Points

    11/19/2006 8:46:45 AM PST · by texas booster · 58 replies · 890+ views
    Stanford University ^ | November 19, 2006 | Texas Booster
    Time for a new Free Republic folding@home thread. Our Free Republic team of 402 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 60th place (with 1,052 active CPUs - 82,250 completed Work Units and 15.4 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn...
  • NEW Fantasy Football League structured just like the NFL (JOIN TODAY)

    08/26/2006 7:21:40 AM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 7 replies · 477+ views League Name: NFL 2007 Password: nfl This is a 32-team league setup just like the NFL. Each team is placed in a division and will battle it out for the playoffs and a trip to the conference finals. The conference champs will then press on to the SUPER BOWL! I've never tried EASPORTS' version of fantasy football but stats wise, looks wise, and features wise, it appears to be the best thing going. SO SIGN UP, EVERYONE! And pass this on to your friends. As of press time we have 30 teams to fill so everyone is welcome to...
  • Highway robbers show leap of inspiration

    06/24/2006 8:36:01 AM PDT · by sully777 · 7 replies · 948+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:43am ET
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing police have detained a gang of thieves who pulled off a high-speed, highway heist straight out of a Hollywood action movie. Police patrolling a Beijing freeway saw several people "surfing" on top of a van as it pulled alongside a truck loaded with cargo, the Beijing News said Friday. "The men leapt from the van onto the truck's trailer and started throwing back bags of a white-colored substance" into the moving van, the paper said. After several kilometres, the men leapt back on to the van and sped away. Police later intercepted the van, the thieves...
  • Why Religious Values Support American Values

    10/26/2005 12:42:06 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 8 replies · 701+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | Heritage Lecture #899 | Joseph Loconte
    Mr. Loconte’s remarks are adapted from a debate spon­sored by the Oxford Union Society at Oxford, England. He argued against the proposition that “Christian Values Undermine American Values.” He was joined by Richard Lowry, editor of National Review and Eric Metaxas, director of Socrates in the City. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, and Herb Silverman, president of the Secular Coalition for America, argued for the proposi­tion. The debate was held on May 26, 2005. "The proposition before this august body, that Chris­tian values do not support American values, would have utterly mystified the greatest generation of polit­ical leaders...
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • Free Fanatasy Football league at

    07/07/2005 4:51:46 PM PDT · by looscnnn · 39 replies · 1,106+ views
    N/A ^ | 7/7/2005 | me
    I will be setting up a fanatsy football league on and need to know how many people want to be a part of it.
  • "Free Republic" Free Fantasy Football at Yahoo!

    07/08/2004 7:05:27 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 309 replies · 7,979+ views
    The only restriction is that I'd like the team names to be a place name (real or fictional) and a noun. Also, I can switch to live draft if there is an interest. BUT, if you still want to participate and can't make a live draft, the live draft for you would be done via autopick (with your pre-draft list or Yahoo!'s)-- which is the default anyway. If you need help in how to sign up for this, just let me know. And, it's free to play.  Setting Value League ID#: 33744 League Name: Free Republicans Password: jimrob Draft Type:...
  • Presidential candidates spar over Vietnam (John FF Kerry lifeboat fully deployed) Techni-puke

    04/28/2004 9:22:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 231+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 4/28/04 | LIZ MARLANTES
    Presidential candidates spar over Vietnam Wednesday, April 28, 2004 7:47PM EDT By LIZ MARLANTES, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WASHINGTON (CSM) - From the start, the 2004 campaign has seemed destined to pivot around questions of war, with the candidates battling over the direction of U.S. policy in Iraq and how best to defend against the threat of terrorism. But lately, it's another conflagration - Vietnam - that's dominating the campaign discourse. From the Bush team's raising questions about Sen. John Kerry's Purple Hearts and the ribbons or medals he threw at an anti-war protest, to Kerry's questioning whether the president...
  • This is just a scene from hell/Transcript: N.Iraq friendly fire; "Shut up. I'm broadcasting!.."

    04/06/2003 4:19:33 AM PDT · by Int · 65 replies · 295+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 6 April, 2003, 09:50 GMT 10:50 UK | John Simpson
    This is just a scene from hell' The BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson has been injured in Northern Iraq in an apparent mistaken attack on a US special forces convoy by one of their own planes. Moments after the attack, John Simpson broadcast live by satellite telephone on the BBC news channel, News 24. This is a really bad own goal by the Americans John Simpson "Well it's a bit of a disaster... I was in a convoy of eight or 10 cars in northern Iraq coming up to a place that has just recently been captured. American special...