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  • Fast And Furious: Congressional Pressure For Holder's Resignation Grows

    03/08/2012 9:21:56 AM PST · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 8, 2012 | AWR HAWKINS
    It appears that as a result of Congressman Darrell Issa’s February 28 announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder and the DOJ were not complying with the investigation into gun-walking ties to death of Federal Agent Jaime Zapata, six more U.S. Reps have added their names to the list calling for Holder’s resignation. The six Reps, Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Pete Olson (R-TX), Mike Conaway (R-TX), Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), bring the total number of House members calling for Holder’s resignation to 109. And four of these six—Huizenga, Gardner, Olson, and Conaway—have also signed Rep. Paul...
  • SITREP: the GIST of it. (Mike Vanderboegh)

    03/08/2012 5:54:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Well, that was interesting. Had a long chat with my new surgeon (who actually I had met before when I was going to the wound care clinic for my foot) and tells me I have a Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST for short. Bottom line: 1 in 5 chance of not surviving the surgery and convalescence. Will involve at least a partial gastrectomy with possible involvement in the pancreas, spleen and the main artery that serves the spleen. Minimum hospital stay two weeks. Maximum, two months, if I make it. The Doc led Rosey and me in a prayer at...
  • Higgins: Holmes’ column on guns shows ignorance

    03/08/2012 5:42:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Jay Higgins
    You recently editorialized in response to an article focusing on rising gun sales in America (Gun shops find warm welcome in Natick: Feb. 29 Metrowest Daily News.)I would like to take this opportunity to respond to Rick Holmes (“Guns and paranoia,” March 5):. My first reaction to your opinion was a sense of embarrassment for you as a journalist. I simply cannot imagine a “journalist” who could be more ignorant of real reasons American citizens might choose to exercise their Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. The most glaring example of this shortcoming on your part would be the...
  • Biden drug talk with Lobo (Pres. Honduras)

    03/07/2012 10:08:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    La Prensa (Honduras) ^ | March 2, 2012 | Redaccion
    Vice President (Biden) began a tour of Mexico and Honduras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, takes a trip on Sunday in Mexico and Honduras to protect the region's leaders that his country is willing to do more against organized crime and drug trafficking, which have no mercy against the region. But the trip comes at a time of fiscal constraints in the U.S. and a growing frustration among the Central American leaders for the violence. Biden, who on Tuesday in Honduras will meet with Central American Presidents also seek to prepare the Summit of the Americas in mid-April...
  • Calls for Holder’s resignation heating back up as six more congressmen join the surge

    03/07/2012 5:53:36 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Spokespeople for Florida Republican Reps. Cliff Stearns and Mario Diaz-Balart told The Daily Caller their bosses agree with the surging group of members already demanding Holder’s resignation. Meanwhile, four new members have signed onto the official House resolution of “no confidence” in Holder — House Resolution 490 – because of Fast and Furious: Republican Reps. Bill Huizenga of Michigan, Cory Gardner of Colorado, and Pete Olson and Mike Conaway, both of Texas.
  • ATF trivializing Fast and Furious with Ziegler defense(gunwalker)

    03/07/2012 5:17:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    “ATF’s #2 Says Agency Mistakenly Used Drug Strategy in Operation Fast and Furious,” Tickle the Wire reported yesterday, citing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon’s appearance on the radio program “The Badge.” “Being totally candid with you and the public, we made mistakes and we’re owning up to them,” Brandon told host Howard Safir, citing good intentions but bad decisions to apply a drug and money-walking strategy to gun investigations. “You’re on the street and you’re watching dope deals go down, and you’re trying to locate the stash house so you let…you know…you follow...
  • AG Holder 'Sorry' and 'Angry' About 'Gun Violence' Killing Law Enforcement Officers

    03/06/2012 2:51:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 3/6/12 | Susan Jones
    ( - Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday expressed sorrow and anger at the escalating number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, including at least 71 killed by "gun violence." "We can, and we must, do even more" to protect law enforcers," Holder told the spring meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington. "Just as I promised last year, protecting the safety of our law enforcement officers has been, and will continue to be, a key area of focus for the Justice Department," Holder said. Holder noted that 177 law enforcement officers were...
  • Calderon and Biden: U.S. guns fuel Mexican violence and crime

    03/06/2012 10:31:14 AM PST · by GregNH · 36 replies
    During his meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Mexico City, President Felipe Calderon said the only way to win his country's war with the drug cartels is to jointly tackle organized crime including arms trafficking along the border as well as ceasing the rampant cross-border money laundering, according to a press statement. The Mexican government has waged a war to eradicate organized crime gangs that has killed more than 47,700 victims over the past five years, according to figures released earlier this year by the Attorney General's Office. Calderon claimed -- and Biden on behalf of the Obama...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies (half a million hits and climbing)
  • DOJ not only cabinet department deflecting Issa inquiry(gunwalker)

    03/05/2012 3:36:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    Add the Department of Energy to the list of Obama administration offices publicly bemoaning compliance requirements arising from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigation requests. In response to a criticism by Chairman Darrell Issa that providing paper copies instead of electronic documents wastes taxpayer money, an administration source dismissed his concerns. “In reality, the VAST majority of the cost of complying isn't the printing, but rather the enormous amount of attorney time that it takes to collect, review and prepare the responses,” a Friday report in The Hill quotes an administration source replying. “The Department’s response has required...
  • RKBA Writer Activist on "Armed America" radio now!

    03/04/2012 5:04:36 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 7 replies
    Armed America Radio ^ | March 4, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    Second Amendment activist, GUNS Magazine columnist and National Examiner writer David Codrea will be on the Armed America radio network tonight. The show runs from 8 to 11 p.m. EST. Click here to find your local station or streaming link. It promises to be hot, discussing the Obama administrations cover-up of Operation Fast And Furious, AKA "Murdergate," and other RKBA cases in the news. Here is the Armed America Radio link.
  • Clinton: Latin American drug cartels’ links to Iran, Hezbollah a concern

    03/04/2012 12:22:30 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 10 replies ^ | March 3rd 2012
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced her concerns on Wednesday over intelligence reports that Latin American drug cartels are closely linked with Hezbollah and Iran, many within the U.S. law enforcement community were grateful that Obama Administration officials were finally acknowledging what cops already knew.
  • More "Insurrectionists" Than I Imagined -#EFAD Is Number Two

    03/03/2012 7:07:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 2 March, 2012 | John Richardson
    The favorite epithet that the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) and their leaders love to throw at gunnies is "insurrectionist". It doesn't matter which end of the political spectrum you are on, if you believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms then you are labeled an "insurrectionist". Imagine their consternation to see that the number two book on the Top 100 Free Kindle books is none other than Matthew Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic. That is because in their worldview this is one of the classic insurrectionist novels for its portrayal of an...
  • Connecting the Dots on Fast and Furious

    03/02/2012 3:26:33 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 2, 2012 | Ron Kolb
    When Eric Holder testified last December before the House Judiciary Committee about the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, he proclaimed in his opening statement that the Justice Department had been "fully cooperative and responsive in its dealing with Congress." But later during the hearing, Florida Congresswoman Sandy Adams asked Holder about his communications with his top aides concerning Fast and Furious. "Did you at any time -- at any time -- e-mail on your personal account with Larry Breuer -- Lanny Breuer and Gary Grindler in regards to Fast and Furious ever?" asked Adams. Holder: Ever? Adams: Yes... Holder: I...
  • 'Fast & Furious': Bad law enforcement and a fundamental frustration in finding answers

    03/02/2012 8:41:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    On the Record ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    ERIC HOLDER, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Once this was brought to my attention, I stopped it. I stopped it. In spite of what other attorneys general might have done with briefings that they got, when this attorney general heard about these practices, I said to the men and women of the United States Department of Justice, to the field, to people at main Justice, This ain't going to be the way we conduct business. Stop it. (END VIDEO CLIP) VAN SUSTEREN: So what does Congress think of the attorney general's latest testimony? Chairman Darrell Issa is chair of the House Oversight...
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner Expresses Support for the Fast and Furious Investigation

    03/02/2012 8:26:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Shelley_Rae
    Last month, during one of his weekly press briefings, Speaker of the House John Boehner expressed his support for the efforts of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee and Chairman Darrell Issa during their investigation of the Fast and Furious operation. During the briefing a reporter from the Daily Caller asked Boehner, “Will you support the 100-plus members who have called for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign and bring up [Arizona Republican] Rep. [Paul] Gosar’s resolution of no confidence to the floor?” Boehner responded, “I think Chairman Issa and the members of the committee have done a very...
  • Fast & Furious was not a "botched" operation(gunwalker)

    03/02/2012 4:20:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies · 245+ views
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Sean Maloney
    It's important that we clean up the vernacular being used by all involved when discussing Fast & Furious. Specifically, "Botched"; the botched investigation; the botched operation; botched attempt to track firearms that were permitted to "walk" into Mexico. There was nothing "botched" about this whole thing. We must stress the true purpose of Fast & Furious. It was a U.S.-run criminal conspiracy pursued for the ultimate purpose of dismantling the Bill of Rights! The mainstream media are incorrectly reporting it as a "failed sting operation." In reality, Operation Fast and Furious was a huge success. It achieved its stated goal...
  • Hit Operation #EFAD Fast And Furious! FreeLoad Enemies Foreign And Domestic Today.

    03/01/2012 3:36:43 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 223 replies · 16+ views
    Enemies Foreign And ^ | March 1, 2012 | Matt Bracken
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  • Holder loses cool during House hearing when asked about Fast and Furious

    03/01/2012 3:10:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies · 16+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A visibly frustrated Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the table when responding to a question about Operation Fast and Furious during a Tuesday budget hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. “That was a fundamentally flawed program, fundamentally flawed,” Holder said of Fast and Furious. “And, I think that I can agree with some of my harshest critics that there are legitimate issues that need to be explored with regard in which the way Fast and Furious was carried out.” “But, I think one thing that also has to be understood is that once...
  • Another Tragedy Results from the Obama Administration's Fast and Furious Scandal

    03/01/2012 1:19:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 11+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/1/2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Three months ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that guns illegally supplied to drug cartels in Mexico – as part of the Obama Administration's "Fast and Furious" scandal – would continue to show up at crime scenes "for years to come." Unfortunately, this is the most honest declaration to come out of Holder's Justice Department since this deadly scheme first surfaced. On February 15, 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata was ruthlessly gunned down in the line of duty when his vehicle was ambushed by suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel. Documents obtained by...
  • AG Holder Could Be Jailed for Ongoing Fast & Furious Cover-up(gunwalker)

    03/01/2012 3:04:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 3+ views
    The New American ^ | 27 February, 2012 | Alex Newman
    Tensions are rising quickly in the investigation of the deadly federal gun-running operation “Fast and Furious” as Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice continues to unlawfully withhold subpoenaed documents. The persistent stonewalling prompted Congress to renew its warning that contempt proceedings against top Obama administration officials are imminent if the cover-up does not end. The Justice Department missed another deadline earlier this month to hand over key information to congressional investigators, asking — yet again — for more time to consider the requests and produce the documents. The media barely noticed. But after a year of stonewalling and cover-ups,...
  • Gangster Government, and Sakharov's Immunity (Operation #EFAD)

    02/29/2012 12:11:32 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 66 replies · 1+ views
    author ^ | February 29, 2012 | Matthew Bracken
    Gangster Government, and Sakharov's Immunity Matthew Bracken, February 29, 2012 * * 1 * * For over a year now, the Department of Justice has been stone-walling the House committees investigating Operation Fast And Furious, wherein thousands of semi-automatic rifles ("assault rifles" in the liberal vernacular) were deliberately allowed to "walk" into Mexico, straight into the hands of drug cartel killers. One of those weapons was used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry a dozen miles inside of U.S. territory. The actual killer is believed to be an FBI "informant." In other words, a cartel assassin in his own...
  • Holder would have 'modified' Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation

    02/28/2012 9:06:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/12 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday stopped short of saying he would have eliminated Operation Fast and Furious if he had been made aware of the failed gun-tracking operation before it was put in place. Holder told lawmakers at a subpanel hearing that Fast and Furious was “fundamentally flawed,” but the nation’s top cop emphasized that “aggressive” and “creative” tactics must be used if the United States has any hope of stopping the flow of weapons to Mexico. “I certainly would have modified the program,” Holder said in response to a question from Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.), who asked whether...
  • Issa,Grassley Continue Press for Answers in Zapata Murder:Evidence Reveals Similar Investigative

    02/27/2012 2:08:23 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 2+ views ^ | February 27, 2012 |
    ...Tactics to Fast and Furious were Used.WASHINGTON – Chairman Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley today questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about revelations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was aware of straw buying by Manuel Barba during a several month span of which one of the weapons found at the murder scene of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Officer Jaime Zapata was purchased. In a letter to Holder today, Issa and Grassley wrote that in addition to Otilio and Rafael Osorio and Kelvin Morrison, which they have previously asked about and received non-substantive responses, it appears...
  • Issa,Grassley Continue Press for Answers in Zapata Murder:Evidence Reveals Similar Investigative

    02/27/2012 2:07:52 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies ^ | February 27, 2012 |
    ...Tactics to Fast and Furious were Used.WASHINGTON – Chairman Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley today questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about revelations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was aware of straw buying by Manuel Barba during a several month span of which one of the weapons found at the murder scene of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Officer Jaime Zapata was purchased. In a letter to Holder today, Issa and Grassley wrote that in addition to Otilio and Rafael Osorio and Kelvin Morrison, which they have previously asked about and received non-substantive responses, it appears...
  • Now This Is An Interesting Question (gunwalker)

    02/25/2012 6:05:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 24 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Local reporters in Arizona are asking whether guns, ammo, and cash found in a raid on a "stash house" are tied to Operation Fast and Furious. The story is from CBS 5, KPHO, out of Phoenix. The items were found in a raid by the AZ DPS Gang Task Force. The house was reportedly by used by a "rip crew." If you'll remember, it was a rip crew that got into the shootout that left Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry dead.
  • Giving quarter to anti-gun usurpers in government

    02/25/2012 5:39:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Long ago, I advanced a modest proposal--a proposal for mercy for government officials guilty of violating Americans' Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms. I called it the "Second Amendment Violation Amnesty Act." The idea was for federal legislation that would offer gun rights violators a way out from suffering the worst of the consequences of prosecution under Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242,"Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law." This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to...
  • Feinstein challenger: Drop Fast & Furious gun-control agenda

    02/25/2012 9:34:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    California Republican Elizabeth Emken, who is challenging 20-year incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her seat in November, told The Daily Caller that her opponent is “protecting Washington insiders” with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. “Rather than Feinstein trumpeting her own gun control agenda here, she should be working to the get the truth out to the American public,” Emken said in a phone interview. “And, I think [House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell] Issa is very meticulous in ensuring that this is a fact-based investigation. Where will it end? I think you and I both have a pretty...
  • ABC and NBC Anything But Fast and Furious On Gunwalking Scandal

    02/25/2012 7:06:18 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    Deaths, guns, whistle-blowers and the highest law officer in the land stonewalling a congressional investigation are the juicy ingredients of a story network news reporters would love to cover – if a Republican were in office. However, when Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Thursday (February 2) before a House oversight committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious, the news was completely ignored by NBC and ABC (there was one full story on Friday's CBS This Morning). The virtual blackout of Holder's testimony continues an overall trend of ABC and NBC burying one of the Obama administration's biggest scandals, despite continual...

    02/24/2012 2:33:47 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 465 replies · 9+ views
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  • Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation

    02/23/2012 11:48:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday, Feb. 15 2011 after he was attacked by unknown assailants while driving between Monterrey, Mexico, and Mexico City. One year later, his family still lacks answers about his death.(Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked...
  • CBS: "Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation."

    02/22/2012 7:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/22/12 | Dutchman6
    Look out, Eric, Sharyl Attkisson's on the prowl again. Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked to their son's murder. "The family was obviously surprised to learn that there was a case involving a weapon linked to the Zapata incident," attorney Trey Martinez told CBS News. Martinez represents Zapata's parents and the surviving ICE agent in the assault, Victor Avila. "They...
  • Breitbart on why the media tends to ignore Fast and Furious(Video)

    02/20/2012 7:27:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 18 February, 2012 | Ginni Thomas
    The Operation Fast and Furious scandal is one that the establishment media refuses to cover fully, conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart said in a recent interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. Fast and Furious happened, Breitbart explained, “for the purposes of creating a narrative that they could use in America to try and thwart our Second Amendment constitutional rights. I don’t think the most sinister screenwriter could imagine a government that would abide by that, let alone the media to cover that up.” Watch the full interview with Breitbart here. Mrs. Thomas does not necessarily support or endorse the...
  • More Federal Shenanigans in the Clark Case. Mainstream press take note: the ATF is trying to keep

    02/20/2012 9:01:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/20/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "He-who-must-not-be-named." ATF's view of yours truly. When we last left the case of U.S. vs. Clark, James P. "Little Jimmy" Vann, the ATF Chief Counsel's Office visiting sewer maintenance worker had just raised his ugly little head at a hearing. Long-time readers will recall that it was Little Jimmy who fanatically pursued the ephemeral Ramsey A. Bear as part of the long economic Waco that the ATF has waged on Georgia firearm designer Len Savage. Last week, courtesy of the sharp-eyed Nolo Contendere at, Little Jimmy's fingerprints were first observed on the Clark case. And what is Little Jimmy...
  • Rep. Issa afraid to enforce law against black AG Holder

    02/20/2012 8:43:02 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/20/2012 | Doug Book
    During the past week a number of Operation Fast and Furious watchers have been celebrating the notion that Congressman Darrell Issa’s February 14th letter to Eric Holder represents a last chance, comply or else, final offer to the gangster Attorney General. (1) Unfortunately, buying into such wishful thinking will result in nothing but disappointment as the Congressman has shown little in his dealings with the Attorney General over the past 6 months but a litany of empty threats and predictable retreats when they are ignored. During his December 8th testimony before Issa’s House Government Reform Committee, Holder stated emphatically that...
  • The Daily Rattle (February's Immigration News Roundup)

    02/19/2012 3:49:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 18, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Today’s Daily Rattle cuts a wide swath across the political landscape, including stories about the ongoing carnage of the Mexican war against the narco cartels, some high profile endorsements of Mitt Romney by immigration enforcement advocates, and a potential reentry into the political realm by our good friend Russell Pearce. But first, we examine the continued success of Alabama’s landmark HB 56, which has transformed the economic fortunes of many Alabamians for the better while causing its enemies-including the Obama administration-to redouble their efforts at thwarting the will of the people. It turns out that Alabama’s immigration enforcement law has...
  • Efforts to Prevent Another Fast and Furious Stripped by Obama

    02/19/2012 10:51:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Twon Hall ^ | 2/17/12 | Katie Pavlich
    Emily Miller of The Washington Times has been sifting through President Obama's latest budget boondogle and has found some pretty alarming items. First, Obama's budget strips language that would prevent another Operation Fast and Furious from occuring again. In November, the president signed the Justice Department appropriations bill, which included language from Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, prohibiting federal agencies from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual known or suspected to be in a drug cartel, unless they monitor the weapon at all times. Now Mr. Obama is proposing to remove that provision from the 2013...
  • Project Gunrunner Wasn't Fast and Furious by Any Means

    02/18/2012 9:19:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2012 | Russ Vaughn
    For those of you who have the unenviable task of debating liberals in your family or workplace, let me render some aid. Liberals are jumping all over the falsehood that Fast & Furious was conceived and put into play during the Bush Administration as Project Gunrunner or Operation Gunwalker. And while it is undeniably true that such a federal operation was put into play by the Bush Administration, there is a huge difference between the Bush initiative and Operation Fast & Furious: motive. To quote the ATF fact sheet at The U.S. Embassy in Mexico website, here was the goal...
  • Mexico Unveils ‘No More Weapons!’ Sign Made Of Firearms Along US Border

    02/17/2012 11:12:36 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2012
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a “No More Weapons!” billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico. The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States.
  • It’s time to return Holder’s contempt

    02/16/2012 6:15:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 15, 2012 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    ‘Contempt of Congress” is a pretty strong term, and one with tangible legal consequences, but how else to describe Attorney General Eric Holder’s continuing obstructionism in the burgeoning Fast and Furious scandal? It’s been 14 months since news broke that a federal agent had been killed with weapons that Holder’s Justice Department intentionally allowed to cross the border into Mexico, with no plan on how to track them and without alerting Mexican officials. In all, the Obama administration sent thousands of guns south to the drug gangs under the misbegotten operation. But since last May, Eric Holder has been stonewalling...

    02/15/2012 3:45:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 15 February, 2012 | Larry Keane
    An article in the Washington Free Beacon discusses the 15 year time-to-crime (TTC) statistic that casts significant doubt on DOJ claims regarding firearms trafficking along the southwest border. Time-to-crime refers to the period of time between original purchase of a firearm and the recovery of that firearm by law enforcement. The document obtained by the Beacon comes from ATF and was produced as part of the court record in the 2011 case National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Jones – a lawsuit filed by the NSSF and two NRA-funded firearms retailers challenging ATF’s legal authority to impose a multiple sales reporting...
  • MILLER: Obama’s fast and furious spin(gunwalker)

    02/16/2012 5:48:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 February, 2012 | Emily Miller
    President Obama is using his budget to advance an anti-gun agenda just before the election. One particularly sneaky provision buried deep within his submission to Congress Monday would, if enacted, allow the mistakes of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal to be repeated. In November, the president signed the Justice Department appropriations bill, which included language from Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, prohibiting federal agencies from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual known or suspected to be in a drug cartel, unless they monitor the weapon at all times. Now Mr. Obama is proposing to remove...
  • David Hardy's Notes on State Jurisdiction to Prosecute a Federal actor.(gunwalker)

    02/16/2012 5:38:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    This document by attorney David Hardy, author of "This Is Not An Assault": Penetrating the Web of Official Lies Regarding the Waco Incident, is currently circulating in Arizona legal and political circles. Reprinted, with permission: Notes on State Jurisdiction to Prosecute a Federal actor By David Hardy Congress has recognized the possibility that a Federal agent or employee might be prosecuted by a State, and established a rule for such an occurrence. 28 U.S.C. §1442(a) provides that such a criminal prosecution, commenced in State court may be removed to Federal district court upon motion of the defendant, if the defendant...
  • Obama's Anti-Constitutional Pattern

    02/15/2012 1:23:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 15, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    The firestorm of controversy over the January 20th HHS mandate requiring Catholic and other religious organizations to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs for their employees shows no sign of abating. This is notwithstanding the Obama administration's "accommodation," announced last Friday, that will permit insurance companies to pass the cost of contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs along to Catholic and other religious employers - as long as they do so surreptitiously, of course. Catholics bishops and countless others have characterized this regulation as direct government interference with the free exercise of religion and thus unconstitutional. In this, they are...
  • Armored SUV could not protect U.S. agents in Mexico

    02/15/2012 7:57:49 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/15/12 | Nick Miroff and William Booth
    When U.S. special agent Jaime Zapata was shot dead one year ago on a notorious stretch of highway in central Mexico, he was driving a $160,000 armored Chevy Suburban, built to exacting government standards, designed to defeat high-velocity gunfire, fragmentation grenades and land mines. But the vehicle had a basic, fatal flaw. Forced off the road in a well-coordinated ambush, surrounded by drug cartel gunmen brandishing AK-47s, Zapata and his partner, Victor Avila, rolled to a stop. Zapata put the vehicle in park. The door locks popped up. That terrifying sound — a quiet click — set into motion events...
  • We're watching you, Speaker Boehner and all of your friends too

    02/15/2012 10:20:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/2012 | Doug Book
    On February 7th, Coach is Right posted a story reporting John Boehner was involved in an under-the-table negotiation with Attorney General Eric Holder to arrange a “mutually acceptable conclusion” to the Congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. (1) Originally broken by Mike Vanderboegh on his Sipsey Street Irregulars website, it was reported that the Department of Justice would provide Boehner and Republicans the heads of DOJ higher-ups Lanny Breuer and Jason Weinstein along with assorted minor players and in return, the GOP would drop House and Senate committee investigations, giving Eric Holder and Barack Obama a pass on their...
  • Most of an alphabet of federal agencies knew about 'Gunwalker'--Holder didn't?

    02/15/2012 5:56:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Last week, Michel Marizco, writing for Fronteras, revealed what those of us who demand that the government be held accountable for its crimes have been saying all along. Operation Fast and Furious was not, contrary to what the administration and its apologists would like us to believe, a "rogue operation," conducted by an out-of-control Phoenix Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) field office, along with the U.S. Attorneys Office in Phoenix, without knowledge of those higher in the Department of Justice. It was instead a large, multi-agency operation--and indeed involved multiple cabinet-level departments. From the article: Newly released...
  • Speech - Cornyn to CPAC: Eric Holder's "Litany of Shame"

    02/14/2012 1:30:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 11, 2012 | Senator John Cornyn
    Go to the source for the speech.
  • Issa takes step toward holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    02/14/2012 3:02:45 PM PST · by Fast Moving Angel · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 14, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    On Tuesday Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, took a major step toward holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to provide subpoenaed documents and other information about Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Fast And Furious Gun Control Plot Was Widely Known

    02/14/2012 12:38:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 14, 2012 | IBD staff
    Scandal: A drug enforcement agent says other agencies knew in 2009 about the Justice Department's gunrunning operation and even tried to interdict the weapons flow. And, yes, it was a gun-control plot. The notion that Fast and Furious was a localized operation run out of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of which few, particularly the arguably clueless Attorney General Eric Holder, were aware continues to be exposed as the lie it is. "In 2009, I became aware that ATF was walking guns," Tony Coulson, who was in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency-Tucson...