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  • Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

    07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 203 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-25-2013 | J. Christian Adams
    July 25, 2013 Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity J. Christian Adams Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder condemns ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

    07/16/2013 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 83 replies
    WP ^ | Tuesday, July 16 2013 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    ORLANDO — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. strongly condemned so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws here Tuesday in a speech to the NAACP that addressed the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The laws “sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” Holder said, by “allowing – and perhaps encouraging – violent situations to escalate in public.”
  • DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring

    05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    The Justice Department begged a federal judge to not tell Fox News reporter James Rosen that it was tracking his telephone calls and emails in a probe regarding a national security leak. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen argued in 2010 that the traditional 30-day notice period did not apply to Rosen as Justice secretly monitored his Gmail account, according to new exhibits unsealed this week and disclosed by The Hill. “Where, as here, the government seeks such contents through a search warrant, no notice to the subscriber or customer of the e-mail account is statutorily required or necessary,” Machen wrote in...

    05/04/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    Andrew Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 4 May 2013, 6:55 AM PDT | by JOHN NOLTE
    The Hill reports that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback just signed into law a statute that "bars the federal government from regulating guns and ammunition manufactured and stored within Kansas state lines." Moreover, the new law makes it a felony for federal authorities to attempt to enforce federal gun control laws, treaties, or rules related to firearms within Kansas state lines. Federal agents would not be arrested but will be prosecuted on "a complaint-and-summons basis." Naturally, U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder is furious. Already he has sent a letter to Brownback promising, “The United States will take all appropriate action, including...
  • Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional

    05/02/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 156 replies ^ | 5/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric H. Holder said. “In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, [the law] directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional,” Mr. Holder wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter dated April 26. “Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of...
  • Holder Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Muslims After Boston

    04/29/2013 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 81 replies ^ | April 29, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Apparently, granny will still be getting the full pat down experience at the airport instead of young Muslim men returning home from volatile, Jihad ridden regions of the world like Dagestan. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning Americans not to discriminate against Muslims in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Attorney General Eric Holder declared Monday that the Justice Department is on the lookout for acts of violence or discrimination that signal a backlash to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this month in which three people were killed and scores wounded. "Our investigation into this matter remains ongoing –...
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • Holder: DOJ Will ‘Vigorously Use’ Voting Rights Act Against States

    06/07/2012 10:58:22 AM PDT · by · 58 replies ^ | June 7, 2012 | Matt Cover
    ( – Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use” anti-Jim Crow provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent some southern states from purging ineligible voters from their rolls and enacting voter-I.D. laws. "It is the position of this Department of Justice and certainly this Attorney General that we will vigorously defend and vigorously use Section 5. The need for it is still there." Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires several southern states and counties in states such as California and Florida to get federal “pre-clearance”...
  • Obama’s DOJ Puts Chicago Anti-Gun Agenda Above IL Resident’s Constitutional Rights

    05/24/2012 8:37:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( The Illinois State Police are pushing legislation that could have a severe, negative impact on gun rights in Illinois. Senate Bill 1034, which was introduced as an anti-drug bill, was recently amended by the state House of Representatives to cover Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards. This issue surfaced due to the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ), which has allegedly threatened to shut down Illinois State Police access to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS if numerous changes to Illinois law are not implemented. The ISP are the point of contact for NICS checks, so...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama's DOJ Forces University to Allow 38 Year Old Male To Use Women's Restrooms

    05/23/2012 5:42:21 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 153 replies
    A letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) caused the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) early this month to reverse policy and allow a 38-year old anatomically male-student permant use of women's bathrooms on campus despite opposition from female students.The university made the reversal on "advice of counsel" after receiving a letter the DOJ sent in response to a complaint that a single, self proclaimed "transgender" student filed with the DOJ's Civil Rights Division. "Because of the stance we took, the individual filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Justice," Mark Horn...
  • Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Fast and Furious Ignore Current Law

    02/02/2012 11:08:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Heritage ^ | 2/2/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Attorney General Eric Holder used his testimony before a House committee on Thursday to tout the supposed need for new gun control laws to prevent “gun walking,” or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he – and members of the committee – ignored existing laws that already accomplish Holder’s ostensible goals. “That is why we need a stronger gun trafficking law,” Holder said in response to questions about recourse against officials who signed off on the gun walking tactic. The tactic was integral to Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the transportation of roughly 2,500 firearms into...
  • Obama’s plan to steal the election of 2012

    01/05/2012 2:46:49 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-11 | DrJohn
    "I will see nutting!" Or, why Eric Holder will remain in office until 2013 at least. A pair of articles from the Washington Times make clear that the White House has a plan for the 2012 election, and that is to guarantee victory for Obama regardless of the outcome of the vote. A large part of it depends on Eric Holder and his continual bastardization of the law. The first comes from Robert Knight and his account of why democrats despise voter id laws: Assistant AG Thomas Perez, the same official who terminated the Black Panther voter intimidation case, ordered...
  • ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against sheriff Joe Arpaio

    12/20/2011 5:32:40 AM PST · by TPOOH · 26 replies
    The Dayton Tribune ^ | Robert Blain
    Excerpt....On Thursday Eric Holder and the Department of Justice filed suit against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s office run by the outspoken and flamboyant Joe Arpaio who’s made it a personal crusade to uphold U.S. immigrations laws when the feds won’t. Eric Holder and the Obama Administration are applying the full weight of the federal government’s resources into trying to stop the new Arizona immigration law, but that’s only one of the multi-front attacks they’ve setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s...
  • Eric Holder Claims Racism Responsible for Fast and Furious Criticism

    12/19/2011 2:25:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2011 | Mark Hemingway
    Buried in a recent New York Times profile of Attorney General Eric Holder is this revealing tidbit: But Mr. Holder contended that many of his other critics — not only elected Republicans but also a broader universe of conservative commentators and bloggers — were instead playing “Washington gotcha” games, portraying them as frequently “conflating things, conveniently leaving some stuff out, construing things to make it seem not quite what it was” to paint him and other department figures in the worst possible light. Of that group of critics, Mr. Holder said he believed that a few — the “more extreme...
  • AG Holder: Government Has ‘Responsibility’ to Automatically Register Citizens to Vote

    12/14/2011 11:46:24 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 57 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | 12/14/11 | swampsniper
    "All eligible citizens can and should be automatically registered to vote," and it's the government's "responsibility" to see that it happens, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. In a call to modernize voter registration, Holder noted that many elections officials still are manually processing new applications, many of them handwritten -- a situation that produces errors and confusion at the polls, he said.
  • Holder Lashes Out at Media Over Fast and Furious

    11/30/2011 9:15:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    Attorney General Eric Holder blames the media for Fast and Furious and mounting calls for his resignation. No, he really does. More, including the audio, at the Daily Caller. A couple of things today about this latest loss of cool. First, it isn’t just the Daily Caller covering the story as Holder wrongly claims. Every corner of the media is covering it. This sounds like something Press Harpy Tracy Schmaler at DOJ might be telling him, that only just one or two outlets are covering the story, but it isn’t true. She has a reputation of lying to the...
  • Alabama says NO to DOJ request for school info.

    11/03/2011 4:38:53 AM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 55 replies
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The State Department of Education is advising school superintendents to hold off on providing enrollment data to the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ had requested Alabama school superintendents provide a list of all students who had withdrawn from schools since the beginning of the school year. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez sent a letter to Alabama school systems wanting to know how many Hispanic students are enrolled in schools and how many have withdrawn since the beginning of the school year. Educators reported the new law caused many Hispanic students to stay home in the...
  • WaPo: ‘Calm down’ about Fast and Furious gun sting, ATF acting director says

    10/06/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Sari Horwitz
    The new acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a major shake-up of his agency Wednesday and urged Washington insiders to “calm down” about the latest revelations surrounding a controversial ATF gun operation. B. Todd Jones said calm is needed as he begins rebuilding the beleaguered agency, including shuffling top personnel. He made his comments as his boss, Attorney General Eric J. Holder Jr., came under fire this week from Republican lawmakers, with one calling for a special counsel to investigate Holder’s role in the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation.
  • Fighting Back: Lawsuits Challenge New Gun Sale Reporting Law

    08/11/2011 8:30:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 11, 2011 | Bob Owens
    The requirement, which the administration intended to back using data from their own "Fast and Furious" gun smuggling, now faces multiple suits. Firearms retailers, a leading industry trade organization, and Americans’ most powerful gun lobby are making good on a threat to challenge the Obama administration’s attempt to assert gun control measures by executive fiat. The legal challenge is being supported by the Second Amendment Task Force, a bipartisan group of congressional legislators that asserts the ATF lacks the authority “to track the purchases of law-abiding Americans.”J&G Sales in Prescott, AZ, and Foothills Firearms in Yuma, AZ, intend to challenge...
  • Eric Holder Probing State Voter ID Laws

    07/27/2011 11:34:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 27, 2011 | Christian Adams
    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz makes a revealing comment in an interview: The assistant attorney general for civil rights, Tom Perez, has assured Americans and members of Congress that the Voting Section [at DOJ] is looking very closely at the laws that have recently passed. They’ve acknowledged the concern that both I and others have expressed about the potential for these laws to have an undue and disproportionate impact on racial minorities and the poor. I trust that Tom Perez and Attorney General Eric Holder are reviewing these laws very seriously. This almost certainly means that the DOJ Voting Section is...
  • Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'

    03/01/2011 11:15:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 247 replies ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American. Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia. The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense...
  • Stop the Presses: Shutting Down the Civil Rights Commission’s Investigation of DOJ

    02/15/2011 9:30:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 12/15/11 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' investigation into the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case. (Don't miss James Poulos' PJTV interview with von Spakovsky and J. Christian Adams from CPAC.) For a while, at least, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was investigating the Justice Department’s race-based decision to dismiss the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case — a case DOJ had effectively won. But now President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the investigation. Never mind the incontrovertible (and mounting) evidence that...
  • DOJ Denies ‘Project Gunwalker’ allegations

    02/10/2011 4:00:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 February, 2011 | David Codrea
    "The U.S. Justice Department denied a claim made to lawmakers that two guns sold in purchases sanctioned by federal firearms agents were later used in a shootout that left a Border Patrol agent dead near the Arizona-Mexico border,” the Associated Press reports. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ronald Weich said in a letter obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that the claim that firearms agents sanctioned or knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to straw buyers who then brought them to Mexico is false. Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars obtained the pdf file of Weich’s letter to Sen. Charles...
  • Justice Department Vendetta Against Republican Gov. Chris Christie?

    11/09/2010 9:18:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/9/2010 | Pete Yost
    Inspector-general’s report criticizes Christie's travel as U.S. attorney Washington (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is raising his national political profile as a government cost-cutter, engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said . The inspector general found that the Republican governor, who recently killed the construction of a new rail line to New York under the Hudson River, did not comply with federal travel regulations or provide acceptable justification for lodging costs that exceeded the government rate. Christie was one...
  • Civil Rights Commissioner Irate: Says Justice Department Is Stonewalling New Black Panthers Case

    10/31/2010 2:04:12 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 19 replies
    The Bulletin ^ | 10-31-10 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Todd F. Gaziano is very angry at the Justice Department (DOJ). As one of the commissioners on the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, he says ...
  • Coates’ Direct Eyewitness Testimony to Shine Light on DOJ

    09/23/2010 10:22:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 23, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The news that Christopher Coates, former chief of the Justice Department’s Voting Section, is set to testify Friday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is crucial to the panel’s investigation of allegations that the Obama administration has not enforced the nation’s civil rights laws in a race-neutral manner.The testimony by Coates, a career government lawyer, is expected to shed light on whether DOJ: • Discriminated against white voters in dismissing the voter-intimidation case against two members of the New Black Panther Party and the party itself that arose from incidents at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day...
  • U.S. files new suit on Ariz. immigration issue

    08/31/2010 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Qbert · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/2010 | Jerry Markon
    The Justice Department filed another lawsuit against immigration practices by Arizona authorities, saying Monday that a network of community colleges acted illegally in requiring noncitizens to provide their green cards before they could be hired for jobs. The suit against the Phoenix area Maricopa Community Colleges was filed less than two months after the Justice Department sued Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer (R) over the state's new immigration law. It also comes as the department is investigating Joe Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, who is known for tough immigration enforcement. In Monday's lawsuit, Justice officials said the colleges discriminated...
  • Government to launch criminal probe into BP spill: Holder (BP resumes cutting after brief pause)

    06/01/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 135 replies · 4,231+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 1, 2010 3:58pm EDT | Ed Stoddard
    (Reuters) - The government has launched a criminal probe into BP Plc's (BP.L) massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Federal agencies, including the FBI, are participating in the probe and "if we find evidence of illegal behavior, we will be forceful in our response," Holder told reporters after meeting with state and federal prosecutors in New Orleans.
  • Holder Admits to Not Reading Arizona's Immigration Law Despite Criticizing It

    05/14/2010 7:11:55 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 34 replies · 1,254+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2010 | n/a
    Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona's new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law -- which is only 10 pages long. "I have not had a chance to -- I've glanced at it," Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing when asked by Rep.Ted Poe, R-Texas whether Holder has read the state law cracking down on illegal immigrants. "I'll give you my copy of it if you would like," Poe responded.
  • Eric Holder: The Ugliest of Things

    03/10/2010 12:35:29 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 7 replies · 252+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | March 10th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Can Attorney General Eric Holder rightly be called “the ugliest of things”? Without any doubt, Holder has proven to epitomize “the ugliest of things” as coined by esteemed philosopher John Stuart Mill. Mill speaks of a “degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling” as being “the ugliest of things”. Such ugliness is not about one’s personal appearance, rather, it refers to a defective and dubious character which causes one to abandon and scorn the sacred duty of protecting one’s nation. The brilliant words of John Stuart Mill are prophetic in describing Holder and his ilk nearly 150 years before these...
  • U.S. Atty Gen. Holder admits 9 Obama Dept. of Justice appointees worked for terrorist detainees

    02/22/2010 9:48:41 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 38 replies · 1,398+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | Byron York
    Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department. But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers, according to Holder, are eligible to work on general detainee matters, even if there are specific parts of some cases they cannot be involved in. Holder's admission comes in the form of an answer to a question posed last November by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. Noting that one Obama appointee, Principal Deputy Solicitor General...
  • Lawmakers to Holder: Who decided to give Miranda rights to accused Detroit bomber?

    01/21/2010 1:14:03 PM PST · by pissant · 63 replies · 2,534+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 1/21/10 | Byron York
    All seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking to learn who made the decision to treat Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the accused Christmas Day terrorist bomber, as a criminal suspect rather than an enemy combatant. On the same day he tried to detonate a bomb aboard a Northwest Airlines plane in Detroit, Abdulmutallab, who was trained by al Qaeda in Yemen, was informed of his Miranda right to remain silent and given a government-paid lawyer. He then refused to cooperate with U.S. authorities. The letter is signed by GOP Sens. Jeff...
  • House panel rejects Panther resolution

    01/14/2010 7:27:23 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 1,634+ views
    Washinton Times ^ | January 14, 2010 | Jerry Seper
    The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday rejected by a 15-14 vote a resolution of inquiry that would have forced the Justice Department to tell Congress why it dismissed a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in the November 2008 election. The party-line vote had been sought by Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, who, along with Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said they have been unable to get information from the department on the complaint's dismissal. "I am deeply disappointed that the...
  • EDITORIAL: Menacing turn in Black Panther case--The Justice Department asserts tyrannical privileges

    01/13/2010 8:59:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies · 2,822+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Editorial
    The Justice Department told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to drop dead yesterday. The growing controversy is over a voter-intimidation case involving the radical New Black Panther Party and why Justice is carrying water for the villains. The department's intransigence should frighten Congress because Justice is asserting broad privileges that undermine congressional authority to oversee government's executive branch. That's why the timing is propitious today for the House Judiciary Committee to consider, and approve, a resolution of inquiry introduced by Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia Republican. The Wolf resolution would direct Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to "transmit to...
  • On Panthers, Justice Gives Finger.....

    01/12/2010 9:30:20 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 14 replies · 2,234+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/12/10 | Quin HIllyer
    By QHillyer on Jan. 12, 2010 into Water Cooler Much more on this later. For now, just a heads-up that the Justice Department "responded" to subpoenas from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, concerning the New Black Panther voting intimidation case, by citing (or inventing) seven different grounds to "object to each and every Interrogatory and Document Request" from the Commission......
  • AP Interview: Holder defends Reid

    01/11/2010 7:47:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies · 1,026+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | January 11, 2009 | By DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON -- The nation's first black attorney general is defending Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racial remarks about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. Eric Holder tells The Associated Press that Reid is a good man, and as Holder put it: "I don't think that there is a prejudiced bone in his body."
  • The Obama Administration: A Systematic Failure

    01/04/2010 10:56:58 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 1/3/10 | Bill Levinson
    ...the American people played a sick practical joke on themselves by electing a clown (more like the Joker as portrayed by the late Heath Ledger) who promptly staffed his Administration with a collection of equally unqualified freaks as shown below. Unless voters close this sideshow by removing the Democratic majority in the House and Senate, its admission price will consist of trillions of dollars in taxpayer money and economic damage to the United States. Janet Napolitano demonstrated her total unfitness to lead Homeland Security when she defined gun owners, pro-lifers, veterans of our Armed Forces, and people who oppose illegal...
  • Arizona sheriff ups the ante against his foes

    12/12/2009 2:46:30 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 77 replies · 5,841+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/12/2009 | Nicholas Riccardi
    Reporting from Phoenix - The day after the federal government told Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that he could no longer use his deputies to round up suspected illegal immigrants on the street, the combative Arizona sheriff did just that. He launched one of his notorious "sweeps," in which his officers descend on heavily Latino neighborhoods, arrest hundreds of people for violations as minor as a busted headlight and ask them whether they are in the country legally. "I wanted to show everybody it didn't make a difference," Arpaio said of the Obama administration's order. Arpaio calls himself "America's toughest...
  • Enabling ACORN's Comeback

    12/10/2009 6:53:14 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies · 1,137+ views
    American spectator ^ | 12.10.09 | Matthew Vadum
    Congress -- and possibly Citigroup -- may be gearing up to start funding the organized crime syndicate ACORN again. The current federal funding ban expires Dec. 18. On Tuesday evening the House Appropriations Committee rejected on a party line vote of 9 to 5 an amendment offered by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) that would have blocked federal funding of the radical advocacy group. The amendment was needed because the Obama administration thumbed its nose at a provision in spending legislation that banned ACORN funding until the end of next week. In a ruling revealed late last month by the Justice...
  • A new tipline targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    12/09/2009 6:10:06 PM PST · by machogirl · 124 replies · 3,246+ views
    KFYI ^ | December 9, 2009 | KFYI
    A new tipline targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio The tip line, 1-877-613-2137, is in both English and Spanish. By KFYI News (KFYI News) The U.S. Department of Justice has set up a tip-line as part of its investigation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The tip line, 1-877-613-2137, is in both English and Spanish and asks those with information about the sheriff’s department to leave their names and numbers. The USDOJ is investigating Arpaio and his deputies regarding possible civil rights violations related to crime sweeps, traffic stops and immigration raids.
  • Records ordered to explain Panthers handling (DOJ dropping election intimidation charge)

    12/09/2009 2:52:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 2,251+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/9/2009 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, frustrated by the Justice Department's failure to explain the dismissal of charges against New Black Panther Party members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's elections, has subpoenaed the department demanding records showing how the case was handled. David P. Blackwood, the commission's general counsel, said Tuesday in a letter to the Justice Department that efforts since June to obtain an explanation had proceeded "without any success" and the "dearth of cooperation" had prompted the commission to issue subpoenas. "We are both mindful of the sensitivity of the subject matter involved and...
  • Attorney General Holder Reveals Aggressive Gun Control In Response to Ft. Hood Terror Attack

    11/20/2009 6:20:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies · 3,719+ views ^ | 19 November, 2009 | na
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the Senate Judiciary Committee November 18th, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed a stunningly broad and aggressive anti-gun agenda. "The President of the United States asked that politicians not use the Ft. Hood attack to engage in 'political theater.' It appears those committed to attacking gun owners and the Second Amendment simply can't help themselves and are engaged in blaming guns and gun owners on the heels of this terrorist attack. Sadly it looks like 'politics as usual,'" said LEAA's spokesperson, Ted Deeds. After explaining and defending his decision to give enemy combatants constitutional...
  • Holder: Protect Rights of all Americans, Including Muslims

    11/20/2009 9:26:48 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 5 replies · 675+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | November 20Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Once again Eric Holder has reached out to the Muslim community. Holder speaks of treating people equally. Then how about him and the rest of our leaders stop bowing down to Islam, and acting like Muslims are the most important people here in America? Who protected the victims of the Fort Hood attack? Holder: Protect rights of all Americans, including Muslims Attorney General speaks in Detroit BY NIRAJ WARIKOO
  • Holder: Don't Fear Trial of 'Coward' 9/11 Plotter [Holder to testify Wed. to senate]

    11/18/2009 5:17:22 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 38 replies · 1,264+ views
    AP ^ | November 18, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder is defending his decision to put the professed Sept. 11 mastermind on trial in New York -- and urging critics of the plan not to cower in the face of terrorists. Holder is set to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where lawmakers are likely to spar over the attorney general's decision last week to send Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen from a detention center at Guantanamo Bay to New York to face a civilian federal trial.
  • War Criminals or Common Thugs? Critics Question Obama's Recognition of Terror

    11/13/2009 2:37:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 770+ views
    fox news ^ | 11/13/2009 | fox news
    President Obama was in Japan Friday as Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the self-proclaimed architect of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will stand trial in a federal civilian courtroom down the street from the site where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood. The Obama administration's decision to prosecute five Sept. 11 terror suspects in New York rather than in a military tribunal has sparked furor among those who say the White House is wearing blinders when it comes to the ongoing War on Terror. "America is still at...
  • The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?

    10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 202 replies · 5,185+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's...
  • Justice Department to Recharge Civil Rights Enforcement

    09/01/2009 10:32:13 AM PDT · by balls · 15 replies · 839+ views
    NYT ^ | 8/31/2009 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Seven months after taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is reshaping the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division by pushing it back into some of the most important areas of American political life, including voting rights, housing, employment, bank lending practices and redistricting after the 2010 census. As part of this shift, the Obama administration is planning a major revival of high-impact civil rights enforcement against policies, in areas ranging from housing to hiring, where statistics show that minorities fare disproportionately poorly. President George W. Bush’s appointees had discouraged such tactics, preferring to focus on individual cases...
  • Congressman: Holder should expand prosecutor's inquiry to include Cheney [Jerrold Nadler(D-N.Y.)

    09/01/2009 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 946+ views
    Congressman: Holder should expand prosecutor's inquiry to include Cheney By Michael O'Brien - 09/01/09 12:29 PM ET Attorney General Eric Holder should expand a special prosecutor's investigation into detainee abuse during the Bush administration to include high-ranking officials like Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday. Nadler defended Holder's decision last week to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the abuse and potential torture conducted by CIA officials during the Bush administration. "My criticism of the attorney general is that he should not limit the investigation to people in the field who may have committed torture, but...
  • Obama Administration Knew About Lockerbie Bomber Release Months Ago

    09/01/2009 9:54:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 814+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    Here's someone who knew... Obama has experience in how a terrorist is viewed by the public, William Ayers who bomb the Pentagon, NYC Police Headquarters and U.S. Capitol mailroom was the President's close friend for 2 decades and Obama launched his political career in the living room of the home of Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn...
  • King on Holder: 'You wonder which side they’re on'

    08/25/2009 10:04:43 AM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies · 3,444+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/25/09 | Ben Smith
    A "furious" Rep. Peter King, the hawkish, maverick Long Island Republican, blasted a "disgraceful" Eric Holder for opening an investigation of CIA interrogators and chided his own party for what he described as a weak response to the move in an interview just now with POLITICO. "It’s bulls***. It’s disgraceful. You wonder which side they’re on," he said of the Attorney General's move, which he described as a "declaration of war against the CIA, and against common sense." "It’s a total breach of faith, and either the president is intentionally caving to the left wing of his party or he’s...