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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
    ( – 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 ^ | 8/24/09 | Maayana Miskin
    ( 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. 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...