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  • Mixed Results From Today's Judiciary Committee Meeting (g un control, confirmations)

    03/08/2013 5:25:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 7 March, 2013 | John Richardson
    There is both good news and bad news from today's Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting. The meeting agenda had votes on six nominees for US District Court judgeships and four gun control bills. First, five out of the six the judicial nominees were passed out of committee on voice votes. However, Kenneth John Gonzales, the US Attorney for New Mexico and a nominee for a District Court judgeship, was held over. This would appear to mean that according to Committee Rules at least one member of the Judiciary Committee requested that the vote on Gonzales be held over until the...
  • Being thankful for less pain(Reese Family Update)(ATF abuse)

    11/23/2012 5:06:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 22 November, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney for New Mexico Ken Gonzales to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. This nomination is particularly significant because Gonzales was the U.S. attorney who oversaw the investigation, arrest and prosecution of the Reese family. At the time of the Reese’s arrest, Gonzales had the audacity to release a statement saying, “Those who sell firearms knowing that they will be illegally smuggled into Mexico to arm Mexican cartels share responsibility for the violence that has been devastating Mexico.” So far, he has not called for the prosecution of any of the federal agents or...
  • Medina joins speakers for ‘Come and Take It’ rally(Gonzales, Texas)

    08/03/2012 8:50:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Gonzales Cannon ^ | August 1, 2012 | Dave Mundy
    Two additional featured speakers have been announced for Saturday’s Texas Come and Take It Independence Rally. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina and UN Agenda 21 expert John Marler will join a parade of conservative, libertarian and motivational keynote speakers — including you, the audience — who will be heard during the rally from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at JB Wells Arena in Gonzales. Medina and Marler wil be joined by Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, former state representative Rick Green, war hero Shilo Harris, syndicated editorial columnist George Rodriguez and Dutch immigrant Charles Nunes as the scheduled highlight speakers. Those...
  • Flashback: Obama Called for Gonzales to Resign (for not telling pres limits of power)

    06/20/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now here comes the cover-up. I want to take you back to March 19th, 2007. You might remember that Alberto Gonzales, a member of the Bush administration as attorney general who fired the eight US attorneys. The Democrats were after Albert Gonzales and other Hispanics that the Bush administration sought to elevate, because Hispanics do not get elevated in a Republican Party. It just doesn't happen. Democrats say they can't allow that to be seen. So Alberto Gonzales became attorney general. He was a good friend of Bush's, really had a lot of respect for him. Miguel...
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • 5th Cain Accuser was Involved in Return of Elian Gonzalez to Cuba

    At the center of the allegations against Herman Cain is current Obama administration employee, who was also the spokeswoman for Janet Reno during the Elian Gonzales fiasco during the Clinton Presidency.  For those unfamiliar with Elian Gonzalez, he was a young boy who survived an ill-fated trip to America in November 1999. Twelve Cubans set out for Cuba in an unstable boat, but only Elian and one other person would make it to America alive. Elizabeth Gonzales was attempting to do something that has been done more than a thousand times since Castro's revolution that brought communism to the...
  • Former Bush AG Gonzales chides Republicans on immigration

    05/08/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales chided fellow Republicans on immigration, urging them to work toward comprehensive immigration reform. Gonzales, the first Hispanic attorney general of the U.S., said it was a "failure" by both parties to have not achieved immigration reform yet, and warned against a proposal favored by some Republicans to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants. "My recommendation not just to the Republican Party but also the Democratic Party is that this country, our federal leaders need to pass comprehensive immigration reform," Gonzales said Sunday on Univision's "Al Punto" program....
  • Little-known historical flag bears big message(TX)

    11/11/2009 5:11:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 1,454+ views
    herald-online.com ^ | 10 November, 2009 | Jesse Trimble
    I’ve always been a history buff at heart and more recently an avid gun enthusiast, but most importantly, a supporter of Second Amendment rights. There’s a difference between just shooting guns and knowing the vast history behind our right to do so. Jesse Trimble The United States, as a country and before it was a country, has had a long history of flags — specifically, flags relating to our independence when we were at war with Great Britain. Many may come to mind, such as the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, also known as the Gadsden flag, which is yellow...
  • Gonzales backtracks on support of probe

    09/03/2009 11:58:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 13 replies · 1,185+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-3-09 | Ben Conery
    ormer Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said Thursday that his previous assertion that it was "legitimate to question and examine" charges of CIA abuses of suspected terrorists did not mean he endorsed such an investigation. "Contrary to press reporting and based on the information that's available to me," Mr. Gonzales said during an interview Thursday with The Washington Times, "I don't support the investigation by the department because this is a matter that has already been reviewed thoroughly and because I believe that another investigation is going to harm our intelligence gathering capabilities and that's a concern that's shared by...
  • Alleged International Hacker Indicted for Massive Attack on U.S. Retail and Banking Networks

    08/17/2009 1:06:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,515+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | August 17, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Alleged International Hacker Indicted for Massive Attack on U.S. Retail and Banking Networks Data Related to More Than 130 Million Credit and Debit Cards Allegedly Stolen WASHINGTON – Albert Gonzales, 28, of Miami, Fla., was indicted today for conspiring to hack into computer networks supporting major American retail and financial organizations, and stealing data relating to more than 130 million credit and debit cards, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Ralph J. Marra Jr. and U.S. Secret Service Assistant...
  • Tech faculty oppose Gonzales

    07/25/2009 9:58:38 AM PDT · by Need4Truth · 15 replies · 1,060+ views
    AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | July 25, 2009 | Sarah Nightingale
    More than 40 Texas Tech professors have objected in a petition to Chancellor Kent Hance's decision to hire former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, according to the petition's creator.
  • Wife of Gang Leader Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Charges

    06/15/2009 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,167+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | June 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Wife of Gang Leader Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Charges On the day her trial was to begin in U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas, Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) member Marie Chavez, aka "Shorty," the wife of an alleged ALKQN leader Jose Nava, aka "Chino," pleaded guilty to a superseding indictment charging her and 16 co-defendants with various offenses related to alleged narcotics and weapons trafficking and violent activities. Specifically, Chavez, 28, of Lubbock, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms...
  • Ann Coulter: I FEEL YOUR PAIN. NOT THEIRS. YOURS. (Racist policies of The democrats!)

    05/27/2009 3:16:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 37 replies · 3,090+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 27, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    I FEEL YOUR PAIN. NOT THEIRS. YOURS.May 27, 2009 God save us from liberal "empathy." After President Barack Obama announced his empathetic Supreme Court nominee this week, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, we found out that some people are more deserving of empathy than others. For example, Judge Sotomayor apparently "empathized" more with New Haven, Conn., government officials than with white and Hispanic firefighters who were denied promotions by the city on the basis of their race. Let's hope she's as empathetic to New Haven residents who die in fires fought by inferior firefighters as a result of her decision. In the...
  • Filipino Militants Behead Kidnapped Farmer: Police [Islamic Serpent in Garden of Civilization]

    05/17/2009 8:12:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 739+ views
    AP Report ^ | May 17th 2009
    Filipino Militants Behead Kidnapped Farmer: Police By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 17, 2009 ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police recovered the severed head of a farm owner kidnapped by Muslim militants and authorities said Monday he was likely beheaded because his family failed to pay ransom. Doroteo Gonzales, 61, was snatched by gunmen April 25 from his house in southern Zamboanga city and brought to nearby Basilan Island, where al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf rebels are holding at least five other people in a surge of ransom kidnappings. The gunmen were believed to have links to the Abu Sayyaf, and Gonzales...
  • Source says Democrat Jane Harmon’s denial “….is bull s&^t”: “It’s true. She was on there.”

    04/21/2009 6:09:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 21, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    California Democrat Jane Harmon tried to sell her influence to end an espionage case against to spies in return for help becoming House Intelligence Committee chairwoman. In a newly released NSA wiretap report, Harmon has been exposed negotiating a quid pro quo deal with an official of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The agreement apparently called for Harmon to sell the influence of her Congressional office by lobbying the Justice Department to reduce espionage charges against two AIPC operatives. In return AIPAC would lobby then minority leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi to name Harmon as the Chair of the...
  • Report: Jane Harman recorded vowing take action for AIPAC on wiretap

    04/20/2009 6:57:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies · 2,965+ views
    Report: Jane Harman recorded vowing take action for AIPAC on wiretap @ 9:33 am by Jeremy P. Jacobs Congresswoman Jane Harman was recorded on a NSA wiretapped conversation agreeing to work to downgrade espionage charges against two officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in return for help securing the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee, according to Jeff Stein's anonymously sourced column in Congressional Quarterly. Harman, a California Democrat, was allegedly recorded in a conversation with a suspected Israeli agent. The conversation reportedly took place before the 2006 election, when Democrats seized control of the chamber and, therefore,...
  • Senators Relieved to See Stevens Case Dismissed (I bet they are.)

    04/01/2009 9:09:53 AM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies · 1,377+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | 4-1-09 | Staff
    Senators who served with Alaska Republican Ted Stevens, as well as the man who beat him last November, voiced relief at the Justice Department’s decision to throw out the case against him. Sen. Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, said she was pleased the charges against her former colleague would be dropped, “but I am deeply disturbed that the government can ruin a man’s career and then say ‘never mind.’ There is nothing that will ever compensate for the loss of his reputation or leadership to the State of Alaska.” Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, the Democrat who narrowly defeated Stevens last...
  • Treasury Targets Financial Network of Fernando Zevallos Gonzales

    02/10/2009 3:20:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 194+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/tg19.htm February 10, 2009 tg-19 Treasury Targets Financial Network of Fernando Zevallos Gonzales Washington, DC -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated 26 companies and 14 individuals tied to Peruvian drug kingpin Fernando Zevallos Gonzales. This financial network, based in Peru, Panama and the British Virgin Islands, is now subject to financial sanctions pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act ("Kingpin Act"). "Our action demonstrates the importance of following the changing networks of major drug kingpins, like Fernando Zevallos," said OFAC Director Adam J....
  • 4 arrested in N. California gang rape of lesbian

    01/01/2009 8:20:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 2,280+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2009
    RICHMOND, Calif. - Two men and two teens have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping a woman last month in the San Francisco Bay area while allegedly taunting her for being a lesbian, police said Thursday.
  • Vice president, former AG, state senator indicted

    11/18/2008 2:48:16 PM PST · by xtinct · 32 replies · 1,610+ views
    McALLEN, Texas — A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County's federal detention centers. The indictment criticizes Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees by working through the prison companies. Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers.
  • Student Dies Trapped On Burning Bus; Motorists 'Jump Into Inferno' To Rescue Children

    09/24/2008 4:44:35 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 19 replies · 992+ views
    CITRA, Fla. -- A 13-year-old student was killed and eight others injured when a school bus crashed and caught fire, trapping the injured children in their seats. Officials said the bus carrying 21 students from North Marion Middle School and North Marion High School was struck by a big rig Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 301 at 155th Street near Citra. As flames began to overwhelm the bus, four motorists stopped and began pulling the trapped students out of the flames. "They were heroes," Marion County School Superindent Jim Yancey said at the crash scene. "(The motorists) started pulling people...
  • Girl, 13, killed in school bus crash on U.S. 301 (rear-ended by tractor-trailer)

    09/24/2008 12:39:58 AM PDT · by Alice in Wonderland · 16 replies · 1,227+ views
    Star-Banner ^ | September 23, 2008 | Austin Miller, Joe Callahan, Rick Cundiff, Jessica Greene, Joe Byrnes and Jim Ross
    Nobody saw it coming. The school bus had stopped on U.S. 301 in Citra to let three or four students step off. Suddenly, Jamar Williams and 20 others from North Marion high and middle schools were knocked around or thrown to the floor. A semi had struck the bus from behind. The vehicles lurched forward and erupted in flames. "It just hit. It happened too fast," said Jamar, 14. "It was just so smoky it was hard to see. "I just remembered from television, stay calm in these situations and don't panic," he said. "That's how people get killed." Despite...
  • Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

    08/12/2008 12:46:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 203+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/12/8 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    New York (AP) -- No criminal prosecutions are planned for former Justice Department officials accused of allowing politics to influence the hiring of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday. Mukasey used his sharpest words yet to criticize the senior leaders who took part in or failed to stop illegal hiring practices during the tenure of his predecessor, Alberto Gonzales. But, he told delegates to the American Bar Association annual meeting, "Not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime. In this instance, the two joint reports found only...
  • Justice Officials Repeatedly Broke Law on Hiring, Report Says

    07/28/2008 8:47:36 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 47 replies · 162+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/08 | Carrie Johnson
    Former Justice Department counselor Monica M. Goodling and former chief of staff D. Kyle Sampson routinely broke the law by conducting political litmus tests on candidates for jobs as immigration judges and line prosecutors, according to an inspector general's report released today. Goodling passed over hundreds of qualified applicants and squashed the promotions of others after deeming candidates insufficiently loyal to the Republican party, said investigators, who interviewed 85 people and received information from 300 other job seekers at Justice. Sampson developed a system to screen immigration judge candidates based on improper political considerations and routinely took recommendations from the...
  • In the Midst of the Moonbats

    03/06/2008 8:37:54 PM PST · by G8 Diplomat · 15 replies · 213+ views
    3/6/2007 | G8 Diplomat
    What is an auditorium half-full of moonbats like? Well first of all it doesn't smell very good, second, it's very loud, third, it has a back-up supply of policemen at the ready for the inevitable task of evicting the hecklers, and fourth, it really makes you wish you had a taser with you. Alberto Gonzales spoke at Ohio State this evening. I went to his lecture, forgetting that this is not a normal environmnt, it's a college campus, and was reminded of that fact by the shouting loons as Gonzales walked on stage. Most people clapped, but there was a...
  • Justice Dept. accused of blocking Gonzales probe

    01/29/2008 12:09:48 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 76+ views
    Los Angeles Times (excerpt) ^ | January 29, 2007 | Richard B. Schmitt, Tom Hamburger
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON -- The government agency that enforces one of the principal laws aimed at keeping politics out of the civil service has accused the Justice Department of blocking its investigation into alleged politicizing of the department under former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales. Scott J. Bloch, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, wrote Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey last week that the department had repeatedly "impeded" his investigation by refusing to share documents and provide answers to written questions, according to a copy of Bloch's letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The Justice Department wants...
  • Gonzales named lawyer of the year (American Bar Association)

    12/12/2007 8:01:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 72+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/07 | LaraJakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Negative news coverage may have cost former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales his job, but it won him a dubious honor Wednesday from a magazine published by the American Bar Association: Lawyer of the Year. Additionally, the ABA Journal named Gonzales' successor, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, as its top lawyer for 2008 — mostly in anticipation of how often he'll be in the media spotlight for trying to repair the beleaguered Justice Department. The monthly magazine gave the awards to lawyers who made the most news, said editor and publisher Edward A. Adams. "Think about Time magazine's Person of...
  • Attorney General Gonzales "There was not a war declaration"

    11/28/2007 1:18:09 PM PST · by ksen · 118 replies · 132+ views
    Wikipedia ^ | 2/6/2006
    AG Gonzales "There was not a war declaration, either in connection with Al Qaida or in Iraq. It was an authorization to use military force. I only want to clarify that, because there are implications. Obviously, when you talk about a war declaration, you're possibly talking about affecting treaties, diplomatic relations. And so there is a distinction in law and in practice. And we're not talking about a war declaration. This is an authorization only to use military force."
  • Former AG Gonzales Speaks at U. of Fla.

    11/20/2007 5:32:43 PM PST · by Dane · 15 replies · 76+ views
    AP ^ | November 20, 2007
    Former AG Gonzales Speaks at U. of Fla. By RON WORD – 19 hours ago GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales endured screams of "criminal" and "liar" during a speech at the University of Florida on Monday evening. About 730 students and community members listened to Gonzales defend his career as White House counsel and head of the Justice Department. He also spoke about immigration and terrorism. "No one is perfect. What is important is that we identify our mistakes and correct them," he said. Gonzales' appearance was the first by a high-profile speaker at the university...
  • Mukasey Is (Much) Worse Than Gonzales

    11/04/2007 3:44:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 68+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/4/2007 | John Nichols
    The Nation -- George Bush's nominee to replace disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, retired Federal Judge Michael B. Mukasey, must be rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the same reason that Gonzales should have been rejected in 2005. Like Gonzales, Mukasey refuses to accept that the president of the United States must abide by the laws of the land, beginning with the Constitution. In fact, the nominee to replace the worst Attorney General since Calvin Coolidge forced Harry Micajah Daugherty to quit rather than face impeachment is actually takes a more extreme position in defense of an imperial...
  • Gonzales could be prosecuted, McKay says (Disgruntled Ex-U.S. Attorney)

    10/21/2007 9:20:27 PM PDT · by nj26 · 25 replies · 86+ views
    Spokane Spokesman-Review ^ | October 20, 2007 | Bill Morlin
    The U.S. Inspector General may recommend criminal prosecution of departed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at the conclusion of an investigation, possibly as early as next month, the fired former U.S. attorney for Western Washington told a Spokane audience Friday.... McKay said he was summoned to Washington, D.C., in June and questioned for eight hours about possible reasons for his firing by investigators with the Office of Inspector General, who will forward their final report to Congress. “My best guess is it will be released sometime next month,’’ and likely will include recommendations for criminal prosecutions of Gonzales and maybe others,...
  • Alberto Gonzales hires defense attorney

    10/10/2007 3:10:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 535+ views
    Alberto Gonzales hires defense attorney By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer 29 minutes ago Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the Justice Department's No. 2 in the early 1990s, last month was on the White House's short list to replace Gonzales. Now he'll be Gonzales' defender as federal investigators look into allegations that the former attorney general lied to lawmakers and illegally allowed politics to influence hiring and firing at the Justice Department. In an...
  • Mukasey Works, Too

    09/16/2007 8:19:43 AM PDT · by jdm · 6 replies · 452+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 16, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    From the armada of trial balloons floating from the White House the last two days, it appears that the Bush administration has shifted its favor from Ted Olson to Michael Mukasey for its choice to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General. Mukasey had been rumored as a potential Supreme Court pick earlier, and has a solid record as a conservative jurist -- which he'll need after getting Chuck Schumer's blessing: One source close to the White House, describing Mukasey as the clear "front-runner," said Bush advisers appear to have decided that "they didn't want a big fight over attorney general"...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 9-14-07

    09/14/2007 5:51:55 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 132 replies · 2,313+ views
    Following last night’s address to the nation, President Bush and Vice President Cheney each met with troops and Marines today, thanking them for their service and for their continued efforts in the War on Terror. President Bush had lunch with Marines at Quantico, Virginia, and made a brief statement afterwards, in which he reminded Congress to “support our men and women in uniform, and their families, and those who have worn the uniform. “ (Transcript) Vice President Cheney traveled to the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he spoke about the war in Iraq (Transcript). He then...
  • The Neverending Gonzalez Non-Scandal

    09/14/2007 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 16 replies · 668+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | September 13, 2007 | James H. Warner
    On Sunday, July 29, Chris Wallace interviewed Senator Russ Feingold on Fox News. Wallace observed that Democrats had received thousands of documents related to the firing of the U.S. attorneys. He asked if the Senator could point to one smoking gun that had been discovered in those documents indicating that a crime had been committed. The Senator stammered that he could not name specifics but that he was sure that a crime had been committed. What crime this might be is never explained. The Democrats are angry because U.S. attorneys were apparently fired for failing to prosecute vote fraud. Democrats...
  • Adios, Alberto

    09/08/2007 6:03:47 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 9 replies · 420+ views
    NArkTimes ^ | 9-8-07 | Mike Masterson
    Alberto Gonzales, the U. S. attorney general who carved a dubious career in public office, largely as a shameless sycophant to the president who appointed him, is finally leaving. My reaction: What a nightmarish circus this man provided us. Gonzales likely will be known as the worst attorney general in the history of our nation, remembered even beyond the rabid excesses of bullheaded Janet Reno. He was embroiled in scandals ranging from warrantless wiretaps to potential perjury, the latest centering around the firing of eight U. S. attorneys who refused to follow the administration’s agenda. He apparently was a public...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 9/1 - 9/2/07 (not the live thread)

    09/02/2007 1:17:10 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 6 replies · 614+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 9/2/07 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and Analysis for Weekend of September 1st and 2nd, 2007 Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC's "Meet the Press" James CarvilleBob ShrumMary MatalinMike Murphy CBS's "Face the Nation" Senator Joe Biden, D-Del.Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Fox News Sunday Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.Senator Arlen Specter, R-Pa.Ed Gillespie   CNN "Late Edition" Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala.Representative Kendrick Meek, D-Fla.Laith Kubba, former Iraqi government spokesmanLanny DavisBen Ginsberg. ABC's "This Week" Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.Senator John Ensign, R-Nev.Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee So, I'm (way) late again... get over it, I have... the twenty first century has a nasty habit of...
  • Firing of attorneys only part of Gonzales' problem, says conservative activist

    08/31/2007 12:18:59 PM PDT · by fweingart · 11 replies · 560+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | August 31, 2007 | Chad Groening
    An author and investigative journalist says he isn't shedding any tears over the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who in the end had come under fire from both the left and the right. Democrats and the mainstream media had been hounding Gonzales for months over his firing of eight U.S. attorneys. He was also criticized over the legality of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. However, criticism was not limited to the political left. As conservative activist and best-selling author Jerome Corsi points out, the outgoing AG was criticized for his part in the unwarranted prosecutions of several Border...
  • Justice Examining Gonzales' Honesty

    08/30/2007 10:27:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 572+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/30/7 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department said Thursday it is investigating whether resigning Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied or otherwise mislead Congress last month in sworn testimony about the Bush administration's domestic terrorist spying program. The inquiry, confirmed by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, comes three days after Gonzales abruptly announced he was stepping down despite months of vowing he would remain on the job. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, who two weeks ago asked for the inquiry, Fine said his investigators believe they "will be able to assess most of the issues that...
  • RENO 911(Ann Coulter)

    08/29/2007 2:29:29 PM PDT · by kellynla · 131 replies · 4,025+ views
    anncoulter.com ^ | August 29, 2007 | Ann Coulter
    This week, congressional Democrats vowed to investigate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' firing of himself. Gonzales has said he was not involved in the discussions about his firing and that it was "performance-based," but he couldn't recall the specifics. Right-wingers like me never trusted Gonzales. But watching Hillary Rodham Clinton literally applaud the announcement of Gonzales' resignation on Monday was more than any human being should have to bear. Liberals' hysteria about Gonzales was surpassed only by their hysteria about his predecessor, John Ashcroft. (Also their hysteria about Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Libby, Rice, Barney and so on. They're very excitable,...
  • Senators Want Unifying AG Nominee

    08/29/2007 2:37:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies · 991+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/29/7 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators urged President Bush on Wednesday to avoid a confirmation battle over the next attorney general by picking a unifying nominee to heal a Justice Department reeling from accusations of playing politics. The White House has dispatched some of its top aides to talk to key lawmakers on Senate and House judiciary committees, seeking names of candidates to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who will step down Sept. 17. Gonzales, who announced his resignation Monday, has been criticized over the firings of nine U.S. attorneys. Republicans and Democrats alike have challenged Gonzales' credibility over the firings and...
  • Alberto Gonzales and the Bush White House ‘Family’

    08/29/2007 5:05:00 AM PDT · by John Galt 72 · 5 replies · 383+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | August 27, 2007 | Llewellyn King
    Alberto Gonzales and the Bush White House ‘Family’ By Llewellyn King August 27, 2007 When Karl Rove spoke about them as the “Bush Family,” he did not mean the president's blood relatives but the band of intimates who have been with him from the beginning, or at least had advised or campaigned with him. They included, of course, outgoing senior political adviser Rove, Alberto Gonzales, first White House counsel and then attorney general, former White House counsel Harriet Miers, former White House spokesman Scott McClellan, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The...
  • Gonzales Gone, Questions Remain

    08/29/2007 2:28:05 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 3 replies · 297+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2007 | EVAN PEREZ, SARAH LUECK and JOHN D. MCKINNON
    Senators Plan Ways to Get Answers On Surveillance, Attorney Firings The three men on Capitol Hill who contributed the most to the downfall of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales return from vacation next week with a short list of priorities that will likely keep the Bush administration on the defensive. Instead of dulling the Senate Judiciary Committee's enthusiasm for investigating Bush administration policy, Mr. Gonzales's resignation Monday appears to have stoked it. That is despite Congress's low approval ratings and attempts by the White House to cast lawmakers as abdicating their legislative responsibilities. New potential areas for conflict include the confirmation...
  • A New Agenda for Justice (Pot Criticizes Kettle)

    08/28/2007 9:39:12 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 10 replies · 523+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2007 | Jamie S. Gorelick
    The next attorney general will inherit a demoralized Justice Department that has been cut adrift from its historical values and well-honored traditions. New leadership offers an opportunity for Justice to return to its best traditions under both Democrats and Republicans. Here are 10 priorities that would help the next attorney general guide the department back on course:(snip) "Take care that the laws be faithfully executed." (snip) Depoliticize hiring. Stop considering applicants' political backgrounds in the hiring and promotion of career lawyers. Equally important, political appointees should have experience in the areas they are overseeing, rather than experience as political operatives....
  • Hasta La Vista Alberto (Alberto, Bush And Rampant Cronyism Alert)

    08/27/2007 10:14:27 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 60 replies · 1,320+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/28/2007 | Joseph Farah
    This whole drama is kind of a metaphor for the Bush administration. These guys, starting at the top, have been over their heads from day one. Bush tried so hard to get along with the Democrats. He cared so much about appearances and the way the New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press covered his actions. He didn't care about his campaign promises to his base. He didn't even seem to care if he lost control of Congress – which he did. Now, amid this shameless feeding frenzy by Democrats and the press, he is reaping his just deserts...
  • Wartime Consigliere

    08/27/2007 5:22:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 426+ views
    IBD ^ | August 27, 2007
    The Law: Congressional Democrats finally have the head on a lance they so craved. But history will judge outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as a public servant for whom the safety of the public was foremost. "It's sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeded from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons." That's how President Bush responded after accepting his longtime Texan friend's resignation as the country's chief law enforcement officer. Democrats in Congress have been pounding on Gonzales for months...
  • Gonzales Quits, Bush Appoints Rove Attorney General

    08/27/2007 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 2,160+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    Gonzales Quits, Bush Appoints Rove Attorney General by Scott Ott (2007-08-27) — Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales submitted his letter of resignation over the weekend to President George Bush, who today announced he’ll fill the post with departing White House adviser Karl Rove. The president said he selected Mr. Rove because “he meets the major qualification for the job by being one of the few unemployed, longterm Bush cronies available at the moment.” Mr. Rove said he’s honored to accept the appointment to such a prestigious position, and he hopes he can “be effective at the attorney general’s main job...
  • US Attorney General Gonzales Resigns (AP version)

    08/27/2007 10:24:26 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 18 replies · 623+ views
    Associated Press via newsday.com ^ | 12:59 PM EDT, August 27, 2007 | MATT APUZZO | Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Alberto Gonzales, the nation's first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation Monday, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence. Republicans and Democrats alike had demanded his departure over the botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys, but President Bush had defiantly stood by his Texas friend for months until accepting his resignation last Friday. "After months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department, Judge Gonzales decided to resign his position and I accept his decision," Bush said from Texas,...
  • Orin Hatch (Mormon) on short list to replace AG Gonzales? Help or Hurt Romney?

    08/27/2007 10:21:26 AM PDT · by sevenbak · 87 replies · 1,533+ views
    Portfolio.com ^ | 8-27-07 | Matt Cooper
    Topic for discussion: Would the Bush appointment of Utah Senator Orin Hatch to replace Attorney General Gonzales, help or hurt Mitt Romney's visibility in the Presidential Election? Hatch is listed as a possible candidate for the job. Bush already has a Mormon in his cabinet, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt. Hary Reid is also a highly visible LDS political figure. Is the Mormon issue only important in the Presidential race? ________________________________________________________________________ Portfolio.com thinks Hatch would not want the job, they may be right. "If Orin Hatch was willing to give up his Utah Senate Seat for a year...
  • Dean: It's About Time Gonzales Resigned

    08/27/2007 10:41:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 809+ views
    Dean: It's About Time Gonzales Resigned Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on the news of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation: "It's about time that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned," said Dean. "From illegally firing US Attorneys to limiting voting rights to warrantless wiretapping, Alberto Gonzales' Justice Department has promoted a culture of lawlessness designed to serve the Bush White House's narrow political agenda, not the American people. Gonzales now joins a long list of Republican officials resigning under a cloud of scandal, but these resignations cannot purge the Bush Administration of its problems. The true...