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  • Fast and Furious update: DOJ to shuffle ATF director Kenneth Melson

    08/30/2011 9:15:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/30/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Both Fox News and the WSJ are out with breaking news about the corruptocracy’s latest dance of the lemons. In the wake of the ongoing Fast and Furious scandal, ATF acting head Kenneth Melson will be shuffled around until the heat dies down… The acting director of the Justice Department division caught up in a firearms trafficking scandal is being removed from his post, sources told Fox News on Tuesday. Kenneth Melson, who heads the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will be reassigned elsewhere in the Justice Department. An announcement is expected late Tuesday morning. The decision comes...
  • Behind Operation Fast & Furious – the Islamic Connection

    08/28/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/29/11 | Trevor
    Dr Terry Lovell interviews Charley Gullett, author of a new book “Beirut Arizona” on the radical Islamic connection to the “Fast & Furious” gun-running scandal.
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ weapons found at more violent crime scenes

    08/17/2011 8:46:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/17/11 | Jerry Seper
    Weapons purchased during the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives‘ controversial “Fast and Furious” undercover investigation, which included the sale to “straw buyers” of hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles, have turned up at a dozen violent crime scenes across the Southwest, the Justice Department told a Senate committee. In a letter to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the committee’s ranking Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Justice Department confirmed that the illegally purchased weapons recently were found at the sites of at least 11 violent crimes.
  • Holder requests Fast and Furious docs from Issa, Grassley for ‘independent’ investigation

    08/17/2011 8:25:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/17/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice says its Office of Inspector General is conducting an independent investigation into the gunwalking Operation Fast and Furious, which Congress is already probing. Attorney General Eric Holder requested a transcript of Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa from their secret July 4th meeting with Ken Melson, acting Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives director. Holder and other DOJ officials have repeatedly said the DOJ’s Inspector General is doing its own internal investigation into what went wrong with Fast and Furious.
  • ATF's 'Fast and Furious' firearms tracked to at least 11 violent crimes

    08/16/2011 5:00:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/16/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    Firearms illegally trafficked under the ATF’s Fast and Furious program turned up at the scenes of at least 11 “violent crimes” in this country in addition to being involved in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has acknowledged to Congress. Although Justice did not provide any details about those crime scenes, it has been learned that the additional violent crimes occurred in cities such as Phoenix, where Operation Fast and Furious was managed, and as far away as El Paso, Texas, where a total of 42
  • ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation (Fast and Furious)

    08/16/2011 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/15/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operationThe three, who have been criticized for pushing on with the border weapons sting even as it came apart, receive new management jobs in Washington. By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau August 16, 2011 Reporting from Washington— The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico. All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up...
  • Fast and Furious: Enter the IRS and White House The scandal grows wider, and deeper.

    07/27/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/27/11 | John Hayward
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and his House Oversight committee did not waste any time getting down to business when their “Gun Walker” hearings resumed yesterday. Within a matter of hours, they had Special Agent in Charge William Newell, of the Phoenix ATF office, sizzling nicely on the Oversight hibachi, and this astonishing exchange occurred: So now we’ve got the Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and ICE connected with Operation Fast and Furious. We already know the FBI was involved, because some of their paid confidential informants starred in ATF’s favorite closed-circuit TV shows. Who’s left to implicate? Ah,...
  • ATF Manager says he shared Fast and Furious Info with White House

    07/26/2011 10:01:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/26/11 | Sharyl Attkisson
    At a lengthy hearing on ATF's controversial gunwalking operation today, a key ATF manager told Congress he discussed the case with a White House National Security staffer as early as September 2010. The communications were between ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office, Bill Newell, and White House National Security Director for North America Kevin O'Reilly. Newell said the two are longtime friends. The content of what Newell shared with O'Reilly is unclear and wasn't fully explored at the hearing. It's the first time anyone has publicly stated that a White House official had any familiarity with ATF's...
  • Amid ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal, Obama’s New Anti-Crime Strategy Includes Stemming Gun Flow

    07/26/2011 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Even as the Obama administration still faces question about a botched gunrunning operation in which federal law enforcement officials knowingly allowed guns be transported Mexican drug cartels, a new White House report calls for cracking down on the “illicit flow from the United States of weapons and criminal proceeds” to criminal gangs. The White House on Monday released the report titled “Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime,” referring to terrorist, drug trafficking and other criminal organizations operating across national borders. The 38-page report lists 56 “priority actions,” including an executive order to seize the assets of transnational organized...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Implicated In ‘Fast and Furious’

    07/26/2011 9:00:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/26/11 | William La Jeunesse & Laura Prabucki, Fox News
    n the latest chapter of the gunrunning scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, federal officials won't say how two suspects obtained more than 360 weapons despite criminal records that should have prevented them from buying even one gun. Under current federal law, people with felony convictions are not permitted to buy weapons, and those with felony arrests are typically flagged while the FBI conducts a thorough background check. However, according to court records reviewed by Fox News, two of the 20 defendants indicted in the Fast and Furious investigation have felony convictions and criminal backgrounds that experts say, at...
  • A serious question about operation "fast and furious" (vanity)

    07/07/2011 1:44:52 PM PDT · by my3centseuro · 42 replies
    self | 7/7/2011 | my3centseuro
    I have been following the various news stories about operation "fast and furious" and how various levels of the administration may or may not have covered up aspects of the operation etc. One thing I have not seen discussed or questioned is what the BATF should or could have done in the first place. Here in Arizona I can walk into any gun store and purchase a firearm or many firearms legally and without very many restriction. I can carry that gun loaded or unloaded just about anywhere in the state. I can freely sell that firearm to just about...
  • Anti-jihad expert furious he won’t be witness at ‘radicalization’ hearings

    01/19/2011 4:00:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/19/11 | Liz Goodwin
    Steven Emerson is executive director of the nonprofit research group the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which has labeled some American Muslim leaders as radicals. And he's furious now at being excluded as a witness in upcoming congressional hearings on the "radicalization" of American Muslims. New York GOP Rep. Peter King, who is organizing the hearings, says he never told Emerson he was going to be a witness, according to Politico's copy of the angry correspondence between the two men. "That you have caved in to the demands of radical Islamists in removing me as a witness, in light of the...
  • Small Business Owners Furious as ‘Tan Tax’ Begins

    07/02/2010 7:49:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Tanning salons brace for the hit ObamaCare is about to put on their bottom lines. The thirty million Americans who visit indoor tanning facilities each year are about to get an unwelcome lesson in ObamaCare every time they walk through the front door of the tanning salon. That lesson comes in the form of a president and a Congress with a target on the tanners’ wallets: starting today — July 1 — the ObamaCare tax on “indoor tanning services” takes effect — a 10 percent federal excise tax on the retail price of a tan. The tax is just one...
  • Obama says he's 'furious' about spill

    06/03/2010 7:17:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 1,228+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/3/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday he was "furious" about the situation in the Gulf of Mexico and that BP hasn't moved fast enough to respond to the massive oil spill there. The president said in an interview for broadcast on CNN's "Larry King Live" that BP has felt his anger — although he said "venting and yelling at people" won't solve the problem. Using his strongest language to date on the spill, Obama said: "I am furious at this entire situation because this is an example where somebody didn't think through the consequences of their actions." Obama had...
  • Obama 'furious' at oil spill, but won't vent

    06/03/2010 5:09:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 851+ views
    AFP ^ | June 3, 2010 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama insisted Thursday he was "furious" about the US oil disaster but that "yelling" would be pointless, as aides rejected claims he had shown insufficient emotion over the crisis. The White House also disputed a media narrative that political trauma over America's worst environmental catastrophe would crimp Obama's agenda, even as doubts grew over his pending trip to Asia this month.
  • A furious health care push — but what about jobs?

    03/06/2010 5:56:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's furious, final push to get a health care bill passed threatens to shove aside the message he promised would top his list this year: creating jobs. Even as the White House juggles several enormous issues at once, the public takes its cues about the president's chief concern from how he spends his time, energy and capital. As Obama himself put it on Wednesday, from now until Congress takes a final vote on a health care overhaul, "I will do everything in my power to make the case for reform." That kind of now-or-never campaign means...
  • 'U.S. furious over Israeli incitement against Obama'

    10/08/2009 10:32:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 2,424+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 10/08/09 | Akiva Eldar
    The U.S. administration is furious over Israeli incitement against President Barack Obama, Democratic congressmen close to Obama told an Israeli source who returned from a visit to Washington this week. The congressmen even hinted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been personally involved. The source, who met in Washington with administration officials and members of Congress, told Haaretz he was stunned by the level of anger there over attempts to portray Obama to the American public as an enemy of Israel because of his efforts to restart peace talks and freeze settlement construction. "There are people here who are playing...
  • Arab League Furious over Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

    08/24/2009 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,014+ views
    Israelnationalnews.com ^ | 8/24/09 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) The Arab League reacted with fury on this week to reports that a small group of Jews had prayed on the Temple Mount on Sunday. Secretary-General Amr Moussa termed the spontaneous prayer gathering “a violation of international law.” Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, head of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, led the guided tour on the Temple Mount. While guards on the mount have a policy of preventing Jewish prayer or religious gestures such as kneeling or bowing, Rabbi Ariel's group managed to briefly pray at the site. "This is the first time since 1967 that Jews have conducted prayers on...
  • Hispanic Dems furious over GOP terrorism video

    04/30/2009 6:22:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 2,964+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/30/09 | Jared Allen
    Hispanic Democrats are furious and demanding an apology over an image wedged in a new GOP web video on terrorism that shows members of the Hispanic Caucus sitting at a table with President Obama. “On behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), we write to demand an apology for the inclusion of the picture of the CHC meeting with President Obama in the video on your official website entitled “Do You Feel Safer?,’” the CHC wrote in a letter being sent to Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), whose office created the video. Earlier Thursday Boehner and Intelligence Committee Ranking Republican...
  • Rate-My-Cop: New Website Has Police Furious

    03/11/2008 7:56:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 299 replies · 5,032+ views
    CBS13 ^ | 3/9/08
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) ― Police agencies from coast to coast are furious with a new website on the internet. RateMyCop.com has the names of thousands of officers, and many believe it is putting them in danger. Officer Hector Basurto, the vice president of the Latino Police Officers Association, recently learned about the site. "I'd like to see it gone," he said. "Having a website like this out there puts a lot of law enforcement in danger," he said. "It exposes us out there." Kevin Martin, the vice president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, agrees. "Will they be able...
  • The moment furious drivers turned the tables on wheel clampers by trapping them in a car park

    02/19/2008 10:33:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 76+ views
    Furious drivers turned the tables on clampers when they trapped them in a car park for three hours until they released eight cars which had been clamped. Residents on a complex of newly built flats woke up to find two men busily putting wheel clamps on any cars which did not have a parking permit. Angry drivers phoned family and friends to drive over and block the entrance to the car park - so the clampers were stuck inside. Vincent Martin 36, a taxi driver who lives in the exclusive complex in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, said: "I woke up at 8.30am...
  • Soldier's family furious over name on T-shirt (Caused by Flagstaff Anti-War PUKE!)

    05/28/2007 3:56:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 971+ views
    KVOA.com ^ | Erica Heartquist
    A Tucson family is outraged. They say no one asked permission to use their son's name for an anti-war T-shirt listing names of soldiers killed in Iraq. The family of Army Specialist Thomas Byrd said they had no idea their son's name was listed on the shirt, until News 4 contacted them. Dan Frazier, the man behind the controversial t-shirts lives and works in Flagstaff. The shirts list thousands of names of U.S. troops killed in Iraq. The shirts are sold on-line. Last week, Governor Janet Napolitano pushed through an emergency measure to make it illegal in Arizona to use...
  • Kremlin 'Bullying' Leaves Western Energy Companies Furious

    09/22/2006 6:04:17 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 745+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-23-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    Kremlin 'bullying' leaves western energy companies furious By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow (Filed: 23/09/2006) In the past few years, mention of Vladimir Putin at the dinner table of some western leaders could have brought on a case of indigestion. In the past week, though, the Russian president has been causing ulcers. Sakhalin Energy extracts oil and gas from one of the world's most inhospitable regions On Monday, Russia suspended an environmental permit for an oil and gas project led by Royal Dutch Shell on Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean. The international community has watched with queasiness as democracy in...
  • Hillary Furious After Ag Department Mistakes Her for Mad Cow

    03/20/2006 1:39:22 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1,743+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 3/20/06 | Jeremy Robb
    WASHINGTON, DC --- The Department of Agriculture was forced to backtrack on comments made to their Japanese counterpart about a possible new case of made cow disease after it was discovered the suspected animal was only Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton was hopping mad over the mistake. "I don't know what to say," said Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns. "I was told by our experts in the field that they were quite sure they found another case of mad cow disease. I was only communicating what I was told. When I asked to inspect the animal, I got a little suspicious when...
  • Denmark Calls its Citizens to Leave Syria

    02/04/2006 9:16:58 AM PST · by shezz · 10 replies · 346+ views
    http://dutchnewz.com ^ | 02/04/06 | Johan van Dale
    The Danish government has called for all its citizens to leave Syria immediately. Earlier on saturday furious muslims stormed the Danish embassy in Damascus and set it on fire. They are livid over the cartoons published of the prophet Mohammed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten.
  • Liberals Furious Over New Children's Book (“Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed”)

    09/20/2005 5:19:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 255 replies · 6,712+ views
    Liberals Furious Over New Children's Book New kid’s book “Liberals Under My Bed” becomes lightning rod for controversy. Prominent liberals liken it to Nazi propaganda, but conservative author laughs off allegations. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2005 –- Liberals all over the country are up in arms over a new children’s book that portrays cartoon versions of left-wing icons Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy taxing and regulating a lemonade stand. “Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed” (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726904) hits bookstore shelves today, but author Katharine DeBrecht has already found herself under fire from...
  • Lebanon Furious At Syrian Blockade

    07/27/2005 6:31:08 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 543+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-28-2005 | Ramsay Short/Jdeidet Yabuss
    Lebanon furious at Syrian blockade By Ramsay Short in Jdeidet Yabuss (Filed: 28/07/2005) Severe restrictions by Syrian customs have left hundreds of lorries stranded on the border with Lebanon for more than three weeks in an apparent attempt to strangle the Lebanese economy. On a six-mile stretch of no man's land at the border crossing of Jdeidet Yabuss in east Lebanon yesterday, more than 300 vehicles carrying perishable Lebanese fruit and vegetables bound for the Gulf were parked waiting for their turn to go through. Painstaking inspection by Syrian customs allow only a few trucks across the border each day...
  • Dean supporters oppose Nader run!

    02/23/2004 4:34:42 AM PST · by JimVT · 10 replies · 135+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 02/23/04 | Adam Silverman
    Dean's supporters oppose Nader run By Adam Silverman Free Press Staff Writer Ralph Nader's run for the presidency is the act of an arrogant egotist who must know he has no chance of winning, a number of Howard Dean's supporters said Sunday. Dean's backers said Nader's announcement has them worried he'll siphon votes from the Democratic nominee and damage that Democrat's chances against President Bush in November. "He's a spoiler," said Raymond Whitney, 57, of South Burlington. "He's one of the reasons we have Bush, because he stole some votes from Al Gore in 2000." Ego is propelling Nader's candidacy,...
  • US Seargent Branded A Coward Mounts Furious Fightback

    01/11/2004 3:53:22 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 232+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-12-2004 | Andrew Gumbel
    US sergeant branded a coward mounts furious fightbackCombat Stress By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angles 12 January 2004 If Jessica Lynch, the fresh-faced West Virginia teenager turned international media icon, could be described as the accidental hero of the Iraq war, then Georg-Andreas Pogany is the accidental coward. Like Private Lynch, who became an international celebrity largely through the manipulation of the Pentagon's propaganda machine rather than anything she did or did not do on the battlefield, Staff Sergeant Pogany, hired as a translator and interrogator with US Special Forces, did nothing to seek out his poster-child status and almost...
  • Blair Furious As Spain Asks US To Help In Gibraltar Row

    06/19/2003 8:43:57 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 242+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2003 | Isambard Wilkinson/Anton La Guardia
    Blair furious as Spain asks US to help in Gibraltar row By Isambard Wilkinson in Madrid and Anton La Guardia (Filed: 20/06/2003) Spain has enlisted President George W Bush to urge Tony Blair to reach agreement on joint sovereignty over Gibraltar, government sources in Madrid said yesterday. Downing Street confirmed last night that Mr Bush and Mr Blair had recently discussed Gibraltar in a telephone conversation, but refused to provide any details. Spanish officials said, however, that Mr Blair was furious at Jose Maria Aznar, his main ally within Europe who supported the war in Iraq, for trying to harness...
  • Zambia 'Furious' Over GM Food

    11/06/2002 4:27:05 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 221+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-06-2002 | Martin Plaut
    Wednesday, 6 November, 2002, 20:03 GMT Zambia 'furious' over GM food Some 14 million people face famine across the region By Martin Plaut BBC, London The Zambian Government has summoned aid officials working in a refugee camp to ask them why they have been distributing genetically modified (GM) maize, despite a government ban. A senior government official held what is described as a "furious meeting" with aid agency staff at the Makeba refugee camp in North-Western province. Aid workers say they have nothing to replace the GM maize, which is currently feeding 125,000 refugees in five camps, and fear that...
  • More Americans Die And Bush Just Talks (posted 8/2/2002)

    08/02/2002 8:17:37 AM PDT · by A2J · 166 replies · 1,337+ views
    8/2/02 | ME
    Thousands of Americans die on September 11, 2001. President Bush responds with a military offensive that is presently stalled. Al Quieda remains and continues to grow. Five Americans die in a suicide bomber attack in Israel. President Bush responds with an offensive of words expressing “anger” and that Arafat must be removed, and yet the little rag-head remains. Is President Bush nothing more than a re-warmed version of Jimmy Carter? I hope not, but I really don’t see much of a difference.
  • Bush 'Furious' at U.S. Deaths in Jerusalem Bombing

    08/01/2002 9:57:08 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 201 replies · 739+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Thu Aug 1,12:41 PM ET | By Danielle Haas
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Bush ( news - web sites) said on Thursday he was "furious" about a Palestinian bombing that killed five Americans and two Israelis in Jerusalem but he still believed peace was possible in the Middle East. "I'm just as angry as Israel is right now," Bush told reporters in Washington before meeting Jordan's King Abdullah. "I'm furious that innocent life was lost. However, through my fury, even though I am mad, I still believe peace is possible." Bush's remarks followed scathing condemnation by U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer of Wednesday's attack, which he said marked...
  • Nightly Newscast 9/11 Issue Spin- ABC, NBC, CNN Blaming DemonRATS!! Saying 'More Hurtful' to Libs

    05/17/2002 4:00:20 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 77 replies · 355+ views
    CNN, MSNBC, ABC ^ | May 17, 2002 | Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Judy Woodruff
    Just got finished watching the major newscasts at 5:30 the media is blaming Clinton/ DemonRATS! for intelligence failures.I about feel over in my chair when the Canadian on ABC said that the disclosures would be more damaging to the Liberals..other networks including CNN are following.
  • Fired and Furious (My Title: Woman fired from county job because she could not speak Spanish!)

    05/07/2002 3:37:32 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 9 replies · 481+ views
    WSVN-TV, Miami FL ^ | May 1, 2002 | Patrick Fraser
    Zita Wilensky loves to help people. In fact she is a foster mother to kids with special needs. Zita Wilensky, a victim of discrimination, says "Right now we have a little boy. We are in the process of adopting and he is learning delayed, but he is coming along great." Professionally, Zita is not doing so well. She says, "I really do feel I was discriminated against and if I didn't I wouldn't be telling you." Zita worked for Miami-Dade County for 16 years. The last two in the Domestic Violence Unit. Her file is full of letters of praise,...