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  • Washington, Where Nothing’s Funnier than Government-Sponsored Gun-Running(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    The Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a self-congratulatory mutual masturbation marathon that’s ostensibly a “roast” of the President. No matter who’s in the big chair, at best it’s a drunken festival of strained jokes, rictus-like grins and too-hearty knee slaps. Even with Lindsay Lohan in attendance. But as non-threatening as most of the routines are toward the current commander-in-chief, who the majority in the room would be only too happy to fellate if it would mean single-payer healthcare and Priuses for all, Jimmy Kimmel managed to work in a dig at the big guy (ever so tiny as it...
  • Clues Put FBI Informant at the Apex of Fast and Furious Scandal

    04/30/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    narcosphere.narconews.com ^ | 29 April, 2012 | Bill Conroy
    US Weapons “Walked” Into Mexico Under ATF Operation Supplied Firepower for Juarez Bloodbath A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico — responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years — may well have been supplied hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious. That enforcer, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, was arrested by Mexican police in February this year and is now the subject of a 14-count US indictment unsealed in late...
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:57:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | NA
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • 2 ATF agents: Our hands were tied, so guns walked ( Fast and Furious )

    04/29/2012 7:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 15, 2012 | Tim Steller
    Two of the supervising agents implicated in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking scandal are mounting a counteroffensive, arguing they had no choice but to let criminal suspects buy guns. Last month, lawyers for ATF supervisors Bill Newell and David Voth sent letters to two members of Congress who are leading an investigation into the Phoenix-based probe of people buying guns in Arizona for criminals in Mexico. One of their key arguments: From the operation's inception in September 2009 until June 2010, federal prosecutors told the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents running the investigation that they did...
  • The Shrinking ‘Vast Majority’: NSSF Responds to ATF Mexican Trace Report

    04/28/2012 9:01:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Larry Keane
    ATF yesterday released a report on firearms submitted by the government of Mexico for tracing since 2007. One screaming headline referred to the “Vast Majority of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S. New ATF Trace Data Reveals.” If you have been following the issue of Mexican gun traces on this blog, you will realize the truth is a rapidly shrinking “Vast Majority” and the so-called “flood” of guns going into Mexico moves at glacier-like speed. The mainstream media has consistently falsely claimed that 90 percent of all firearms recovered in Mexico come from the United States. The “90 percent myth”...
  • There Are No Coincidences

    04/28/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 28 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    Yesterday, the BATFE held a briefing for the media on the results regarding traces of firearms recovered in Mexico. Reporters that attended this briefing were not allowed any cameras, recording devices, or video equipment. They were only allowed pen and paper to take notes. Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com tweeted after the event that the moment they got into the briefing they were given a flash drive with the statistics. The data released show that 68% of the guns submitted for tracing originated in the United States. Note that is only the guns submitted by the Mexican government. Moreover, as Larry...
  • Feinstein continues to misrepresent Mexican gun tracing numbers

    04/28/2012 7:44:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “New ATF Data Proves Overwhelming Majority of Guns Recovered in Mexico Come from U.S.,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., claimed yesterday in a press release. “Between 2007-2011, 68.5 percent of recovered weapons were of U.S. origin; more must be done to stop firearms trafficking to Mexico,” she declared. The senator is referring to data disclosed in yesterday’s “roundtable” hosted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), held with credentialed members of the media “to discuss firearms trace data from the Government of Mexico.” This column predicted yesterday that “What we will no doubt hear the loudest after the...
  • MMfA's Response to 'Fast and Furious' Plays Fast and Loose with Facts

    04/28/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Mary Chastain
    The Department of Justice reportedly referred a journalist to this story by Media Matters for America, "Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich's Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods." The "research," presumably written by Matthew Gertz (M.G.), claims Katie Pavlich’s book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up, is filled with false claims. MMfA argues Ms. Pavlich played up the importance of Holder’s briefings, citing Mr. Holder's testimony that none of the memos say anything about "unacceptable tactics employed b ATF"--only "short summaries of matters that the agencies deem of interest that week." But look at Appendix 20...
  • Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious

    04/27/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
    House GOP leaders draft a citation accusing Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department of hindering their inquiry into the ATF gun-tracking operation. WASHINGTON — Republican House leaders have drafted a proposed contempt of Congress citation against Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in which they charge that he and his Justice Department have repeatedly "obstructed and slowed" the Capitol Hill investigation into the ATF's flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. The 48-page draft citation is being drawn up by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Top committee officials recently met...
  • ATF: 68,000 Guns Recovered in Mexico Trace to US

    04/26/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Alex Johnston
    Mexican authorities have recovered around 68,000 guns that traced back to the United States in the past five years, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said on Thursday. “Since 2007, trace data shows a trend in recovered and submitted crime guns from Mexico shifting from pistols and revolvers to rifles,” the ATF said in a statement. The agency added that reports from officials in Mexico show “certain types of rifles, such as the AK and AR variants with detachable magazines, are used more frequently to commit violent crime by drug trafficking organizations.” The ATF said it was...
  • House committee could cite Holder for contempt

    04/27/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House Committee is preparing a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder in a dispute over access to documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation. An official of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said a final decision on issuing the citation has not been made.
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious

    04/27/2012 3:11:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27 2012 | Fox News
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • Government's answer to "Fast and Furious" records requests: Blank pages

    04/27/2012 4:52:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 27, 2012 | by Sharyl Attksson
    For more than a year, CBS News has been investigating the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms' "Fast and Furious" operation and related cases that also employed the controversial tactic of "gunwalking." With Justice Department officials refusing all interview requests to date, CBS News requested numerous public documents through the Freedom of Information Act. So far, all of the requests that have been answered have been denied in part or in full. This week, we received a partial response to a request made more than a year ago. It asked for communications involving "Project Gunrunner," the umbrella program for Fast...
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious

    (CBS News) -- House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious scandal have gotten the go-ahead by their party leaders to pursue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, senior congressional aides told CBS News. The resolution will accuse Holder and his Justice Department of obstructing the congressional probe into the allegations that the government let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The citation would attempt to force Holder to turn over tens of thousands of pages documents related to the probe, which has entered its second year. For months, congressional Republicans probing ATF's Fast...
  • Getting Out While The Getting Is Good (gunwalker)

    04/27/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 27 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    It was announced yesterday that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich will be leaving the Department of Justice to become Dean of the University of Baltimore Law School. From the university's announcement: University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny has named Ronald Weich, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice and former chief counsel to both U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as the new dean of the University's School of Law. Weich, a longtime federal official with expertise in criminal justice and legislative process, will begin his tenure as...
  • Will right questions be asked at today’s 'ATF Roundtable’?

    04/27/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will hold a roundtable discussion Thursday, April 26, to discuss firearms trace data from the Government of Mexico,” an ATF Public Affairs Division press release advises. “The trace information discussed will cover firearms recovered by law enforcement and military officials at crime scenes in Mexico for calendar years 2007-2011 and submitted to ATF for tracing,” the release states. “This information will be available to the public on the ATF website following the roundtable.” “ATF will not discuss any other firearms recoveries in Mexico which have not been submitted for tracing or...
  • ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico

    04/27/2012 4:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday afternoon, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released firearms tracing data to the press from Mexico between the years 2007-2011 during a roundtable discussion and presentation given by ATF Special Agent John Hageman. The data was released at ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. Reporters were allowed to bring pen and paper, but were prohibited from bringing computers or recording devices.  When we arrived, despite prohibiting the use of computers, ATF gave us a flashdrive. “70%” That’s the percentage of guns traced in Mexico to United States sources or Federal Firearms Licensees [gun dealers] according to the Bureau...
  • Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube)

    04/26/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2012 | PJMedia
    Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube) Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit at PJMedia interviews Katie Pavlich. Her new book, "Fast and Furious, Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up", just hit the NYT bestsellers list.
  • ‘Blood on their hands’ seeks to document truth about Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    04/26/2012 5:03:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “We have launched our new film project ‘Blood on their Hands,” COPS (Citizen’s Organization for Public Safety) Productions CEO Mike McNulty writes in an email to friends and supporters introducing an effort to fund and produce a documentary on government misdeeds resulting in Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” crimes. McNulty is a filmmaker of no small achievement. His production and writing credits include “Waco- The Rules of Engagement,” introduced by actor Robert De Niro at the 1997 Academy Awards, where it was nominated as Best Documentary. From his IMDB biography: "blockquote"Producer Mike McNulty is Investigative Researcher and Producer of "Waco:...
  • High-ranking DOJ official to resign amid Fast and Furious, Virgin Island Bribery scandals

    04/25/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 25 April 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich plans to resign his position soon, as two different scandals rage on in which he has provided allegedly misleading information to Congress. Weich, who has served as Attorney General Eric Holder’s emissary... will become the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law in July, according to the National Law Journal. The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border...
  • ATF's mysterious grenade smuggler case: new photos, documents turned over to Congress

    04/25/2012 3:10:19 PM PDT · by brityank · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson - CBS
    ATF's mysterious grenade smuggler case: new photos, documents turned over to Congress Evidence photos just turned over to Congress under subpoena show a frightening stash of grenade parts, fuse assemblies and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition. It was all hidden in a spare tire of an SUV crossing from the US to Mexico in 2010. The accused smuggler, an alleged drug cartel arms dealer named Jean Baptise Kingery, was questioned by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) but released. Documents handed over to Congress by the Justice Department shed new light on missteps in the...
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters for Information on Fast and...

    04/23/2012 2:03:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/21/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters for Information on Fast and Furious Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him...
  • Katie Pavlich on Heritage TV talking about Fast and Furious

    04/24/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT · by struggle · 9 replies
    Heritage TV Via Breitbart ^ | 04/24/12 | Katie Pavlich
    Interesting stuff being discussed
  • ‘Gunwalker’ suspect gave ATF and border authorities plenty of clues amidst lies

    04/23/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    From his hospital bed in Birmingham, Ala., Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars has obtained a copy of the Department of Justice Report of Investigation of the incident where an ATF agent let a surveilled suspect with prior arrests go, after giving him a $10 bill with her phone number written on it in exchange for his pledge that he’d lead her to bigger fish. “During the inspection, a Border Patrol Agent assisting the CBPOs [Customs and Border Protection Officers] performed Treasury Enforcement Communication Systems (TECS) subject queries on the subjects which disclosed CELlS-ACOSTA was under investigation for firearms trafficking,”...
  • 2 Accused in Fast and Furious Case to Change Plea

    04/23/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 23 Apr 2012
    Two men charged with participating in a gun smuggling ring are expected to change their pleas in the federal government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Alfredo Celis is set to change his plea on May 11, while Danny Cruz Morones is scheduled to change his plea on May 14.
  • The Third Gun (Holder out to discredit Fast & Furious truth)

    04/22/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. A new book raises questions as to whether the FBI hid the existence of a weapon recovered at the scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says points to a FBI cover-up to protect a confidential informant in her recently released book, Fast and Furious: Barack...
  • Katie Pavlich, Fast & Furious BS, and Generation Scary

    04/22/2012 5:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Doug Giles
    If you’re looking for light summer beach reading then do not, I repeat … do not … buy Katie Pavlich’s disturbing new book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up. Further, if you want to live undisturbed in Obama la-la-land, you need to put your tennis shoes on and run away from this tome. Indeed, Pollyanna, this book will smash all the windows of your enchanted little cottage and grind your rose-colored Obama glasses into powder. Fast & Furious parlays into the public arena the scurrilous way the ATF, at the behest of the DOJ, allowed...
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters

    04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering...
  • No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy" (He's Anything but)

    04/20/2012 3:32:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause. This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me" wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain's endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made "Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head" a standard stump-speech talking point. Conservatives of...
  • book claims FBI cover up of third gun in murder of border patrol agent

    04/21/2012 7:52:16 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
  • New details in Fast & Furious

    04/20/2012 11:44:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Apr 20, 2012 | NA
    Congress has learned the most wanted man in the Fast and Furious investigation, Manuel Acosta, was allowed to traffic thousands of guns to Mexico. Only after the death of Border Agent Brian Terry south of Tucson was Acosta's operation shut down. He was arrested and released at least three times during the operation. That's why congressional investigators suspect the justice department is unwilling to talk about Acosta's possible role as an informant. Rep. Jason Chaffetz said, "We could have taken him in and prosecuted him anything. It's either total incompetence or maybe it's something a bit more coordinated that the...
  • Tales from Fast and Furious: Murder of an American Citizen

    04/18/2012 2:42:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/18/12 | Obama Files
    Produced by Obama Files for more videos and articles: http://web.me.com/kzvideo/OF/Obama_Files_Home.html Part I of a video series based on the recently published groundbreaking book "Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-up" by Katie Pavlich. This is the book that may blow the lid off of the Obama Administration's covert plan to disarm America and may bring down the Obama Presidency. The murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry by Mexican drug cartel operatives armed with AK-47s was initially billed as an isolated tragedy, which then took a different turn when it was learned that the purchase of...
  • Obama’s Economic ‘Stimulus’ Gave $10 Million to ATF Project Gunrunner

    04/18/2012 2:17:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 18, 2012 | By Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus act allocated $10 million to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for a program that traced guns sold to straw purchasers, an operation that was designed to prevent Mexican criminal organizations from obtaining U.S. guns. The $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus, was passed by Congress and signed into law in February 2009. From this near-trillion dollar trove, the administration allocated $10 million to the ATF’s “Project Gunrunner” to increase staff by 37 persons, according to a November 2010 Department of Justice Inspector General report. The phased-in hiring of stimulus-funded...
  • Largely Ignored by MSM ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal might be Obama’s Worst

    04/18/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Cowboy Byte ^ | April 17, 2012 | Staff
    Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst. That scandal is the operation run from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the Justice Department, known as “Fast and Furious,” through which the federal government actually encouraged and even ordered American gun shops to sell guns — against the store owners’ better judgment — to “straw” purchasers who were funneling guns to Mexican drug gangs while the ATF sat back and watched and did nothing.
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. “American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Katie Pavlich's 'Fast and Furious'

    04/17/2012 3:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst. That scandal is the operation run from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the Justice Department, known as "Fast and Furious," through which the federal government actually encouraged and even ordered American gun shops to sell guns -- against the store owners' better judgment -- to "straw" purchasers who were funneling guns to Mexican drug gangs while the ATF sat back and watched and did nothing.As Katie Pavlich shows in her remarkable...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/17/2012 3:54:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/16/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/16/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • No charges filed in Fast and Furious suspect’s drug and gun bust

    04/16/2012 7:52:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Police records show the chief target of Operation Fast and Furious, a man pursued by ATF agents for 18 months, was actually arrested twice in 2010 for gun and drug violations, but released,” William La Jeunesse of Fox News reported yesterday, corroborating and adding new details regarding the arrest report posted in Gun Rights Examiner. Left unsaid in that column is what happened to the suspects as a result of that bust. La Jeunesse solves that mystery: The case was sent to prosecutors but never filed. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said it sent the case back to police for...
  • Issa promises NRA that F&F investigation will hold DoJ officials accountable

    04/16/2012 7:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    ST. LOUIS — California Congressman Darrell Issa promised members of the National Rifle Association gathered here that his probe of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal will continue until those responsible for the debacle are held accountable. If the investigation continues into the summer — as some sources here have suggested to this column, with significant action coming around the time of the Republican convention — it could become the major campaign issue many gun rights activists believe it should be. The downside, noted one source, is that the mainstream press could dismiss it as political theater. The scandal has...
  • Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal

    04/16/2012 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Operation Fast and Furious is the deadliest and most sinister scandal in American history. A scandal so big, it’s worse than Iran-Contra and makes Watergate look like a high school prank gone wrong. In the early days of the Obama Administration, President Obama claimed his goal was to stop the trafficking of guns from the United States into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels. He claimed gun dealers in the United States were responsible for sending guns to Mexico. Both of his claims were lies. In order to push his lies and policies built around them, with a...
  • Taking Down Fast and Furious: It Wasn't Botched

    04/16/2012 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    "Botched." That is the word the mainstream media too often associates with the federal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious—but in her new book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, investigative reporter Katie Pavlich fearlessly chronicles exactly why the only thing "botched" about the ill-fated operation was the Obama administration's shoddy attempt to cover their tracks. Having shared office space with Katie for well over a year now, I've witnessed her ferocious commitment to this story since before Fast and Furious was even a thought in the national consciousness. I wasn't always quite...
  • The Daily Rattle-April 15, 2012 (Immigration News Roundup)

    04/15/2012 10:48:37 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 15, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    This month’s Rattle brings us a host of stories that the mainstream media didn’t cover sufficiently-preferring instead to shower accolades upon the man responsible for abandoning immigration enforcement in the name of political opportunism. We’ll cover everything from the latest spate of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens to Barack Obama’s continued roll out of administrative amnesty, which now includes directives to ignore both interior enforcement and border security. But first, we’ll examine this administration’s ongoing obstruction of Congress’s investigation into the ever-broadening gun-walking scandals. Courtesy of Sipsey Street Irregulars-whose coverage of Fast and Furious is non pareil-we learn that...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal Launched Into 2012 Presidential Election by Mitt Romney

    04/13/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney applauded House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley for their efforts to investigate the Obama Justice Department’s lethal Operation Fast and Furious scandal today during a speech at the NRA Annual Meeting Leadership Forum in St. Louis. This is the first time any GOP presidential candidate has mentioned the Fast and Furious scandal by name in a public event speech, officially bringing the scandal into the 2012 general election with President Barack Obama. Romney also embraced the NRA’s calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign or be fired for his...
  • Napolitano perjured herself to Congress in Fast & Furious testimony

    04/13/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT · by Bullish · 35 replies
    Human events ^ | 04/13/2012 | Neil W. McCabe
    In her explosive new book Fast and Furious, Katie Pavlich makes the case that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not only failed to stop an operation that led to the death of one of her own, Border Agent Brian A. Terry, but she may have also lied to Congress in sworn testimony at a hearing held to find out what really happened. Inside sources told Pavlich that Napolitano’s testimony was in direct contradiction to emails she exchanged, and reports and briefing she received, according to an exclusive preview of the book by Human Events. Pavlich’s book Fast and Furious is...
  • New Trial Date Set in Fast and Furious Case

    04/13/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | 12 Apr 2012
    A judge has set a new trial date for 15 people accused of participating in a gun smuggling ring that was investigated by the federal government in Operation Fast and Furious. U.S. District Judge James Teilborg set a Jan. 3 trial date.
  • KOPEL: Calderon misfires on U.S. gun control

    04/13/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12 April, 2012 | David Kopel
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s visit to Washington last week featured his usual lecturing of Americans about gun control. This time, he had some good ideas, although he remains wedded to many bad ones, too. A polite guest, Mr. Calderon did not mention the “Fast and Furious” operation during his public events with President Obama. But reports indicate that he did bring it up privately, and he was furious - justifiably so. From late 2009 until early 2011, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) orchestrated the delivery of more than 2,000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels. According...
  • ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels

    04/12/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT · by hope · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/12 | AWR Hawkins
    In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into Mexico. More specifically, he’s been accused of trying to smuggle the weapons to the Mexican cartel. His girlfriend, Carla Gonzales-Ortiz, has been charged in the matter as well. Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz are also accused of making a number of straw purchases of weapons between November 2010 and January 2011. Included in these were five Ak-47s, two .380 pistols, and a couple of .22 rifles. In other words, Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz made purchases similar to those which our...
  • Two Sons (Which does the media report on?)

    04/09/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/09/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    The traditional media’s story of the moment is the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. That incident was initially reported as potentially a white on black racially motivated shooting of an innocent unarmed teen. The media’s response was to go into hyperbole overdrive. Editing 911 tapes to make it appear as if Zimmerman was racist and having “audio experts” declare that a racial slur could be heard on the same tapes. The racial demagogues Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackon descended on Sanford and lynch mob mentality ensued. The demagogues accused the local police of playing favorites due to race....