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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
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  • 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
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://LifeNews.com/nat6476.html
  • 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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...