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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...