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  • Fast & Furious / Wide Receiver for liberal dummies

    06/22/2012 9:42:49 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 13 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 06/22/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Whenever you read "Bush started Fast & Furious" on Internet leftist websites like Huffpo, CNN or MSNBC blogs you can use this copy & paste reply: Differences between Bush's "Wide Receiver" and Obama's "Fast & Furious" operations explained for stupid liberals in the Obama lapdog media: Wide Receiver - The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 300 Fast & Furious - The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 2,000 Wide Receiver - Guns were traced with miniature GPS...
  • An Arrogant and Lawless Cover-Up

    06/22/2012 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 22, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Few principles are more important to our constitutional scheme than the separation of powers, which is precisely why President Obama's bogus assertion of executive privilege to thwart Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious is so inexcusable. Executive privilege is an important safeguard against congressional overreach and to preserve the separation of powers. The inherent right of the executive to protect highly sensitive information has long been recognized, and the privilege was judicially established during the Watergate era. As such, Congress should not go on fishing expeditions against a president to score political points. But neither should a president assert the...
  • Hiding Behind Executive Privilege

    06/21/2012 7:10:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 21, 2012 | The Editors
    President Barack Obama has long tried to distance himself from the “Fast and Furious” scandal at the Justice Department, which stems from a program under which Mexican drug cartels were allowed to acquire U.S. firearms that were later used against U.S. law-enforcement personnel. By invoking executive privilege to stymie congressional investigation of the case, the president has placed himself squarely in the center of it.President Obama, who had been a bitter critic of the Bush administration’s use of executive privilege, today through his representatives protested that he is only doing what the Bush administration did before him. The same...
  • Terry's Dad would Say to Obama, Holder: "I'd Say Get their Heads out of their Butt, Anyway" - Video

    06/21/2012 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 21, 2012 | Brian
    Here is video of the parents of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry appearing on Hannity tonight for an extensive interview. The Terrys said they believe President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are trying to hide something by invoking Executive Privilege to conceal documents related to the Fast & Furious Scandal that resulted in the murder of their son, Brian Terry. At around the 4:40 mark of the interview, Hannity asks the Terrys what they would say to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder if they had the chance to talk to them. Mr. Terry spoke bluntly. ....
  • The Fast And Furious Scandal Is Turning Into President Obama's Watergate [Woodward and Bernstein?]

    06/21/2012 5:53:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 93 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 21, 2012
    The Fast And Furious Scandal Is Turning Into President Obama's Watergate Tim Stanley June 21. Obama is repeating many of the mistakes that led to Nixon's resignation in 1974 Fast and furious hasnt been discussed a lot in the mainstream media, which is why the facts can seem so preposterous when you read them for the first time. But the story is slowly unraveling and the public is catching up with the madness. On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his decision to withhold documents related to the...
  • Fast and Furious Falling Apart

    06/21/2012 5:17:12 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2012 | Russ Vaughn
    When BATF agents first blew the whistle on what is now known as Operation Fast and Furious, the rationale offered by DoJ for such an evidently foolish operation was that it was designed to allow BATF to track and prosecute the leaders of the Mexican drug cartels. As more information surfaced from the Mexican government and the BATF's Mexican bureau chief specifying that none of them knew anything of this operation, many of us who were paying a bit closer attention to the case immediately smelled the first foul scent of corruption. The fatal flaw in DoJ's explanation was this:...
  • Theyre Lying and Hiding Something Latest Operation Fast & Furious News

    06/22/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-12 | Curt
    A new video out today put together by The Right Scoop that shows a few things. First, that the latest "Blame Bush" campaign by Obama and pals is an utter falsehood. Second, that Holder knew about the operation in 2009. All this administration knows how to do is lie it seems: [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREBrian Terry's parents believe they are lying as well: [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREAnd here is just one reminder on why Obama and pals started the operation in the first place: Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Did Obama assert executive privilege to bail out Holder before?

    06/22/2012 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama may have actually asserted executive privilege once before to protect Attorney General Eric Holder from congressional scrutiny, documents and congressional records obtained by The Daily Caller indicate. During Holders 2009 confirmation hearings, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn pressed Holder for details on the role he played in helping get Puerto Rican terrorists members of the violent Armed Forces for National Liberation, who set off 120 bombs throughout the U.S. killing at least six Americans and permanently harming others clemency during the Bill Clinton administration. (Snip) Since Clinton had waived such executive privilege, it appears as
  • Jack Kelly: Major media mostly ignoring a scandal

    06/22/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 6-22-2012 | Jack Kelly
    June 22, 2012 Jack Kelly: Major media mostly ignoring a scandal Jack Kelly There must be something really, really bad in the documents his attorney general is trying to conceal from Congress. If not, President Barack Obama has lost his mind. With the honorable exceptions of Sharyl Attkisson of CBS and Richard Serrano of the Los Angeles Times, the major media have ignored for more than a year one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history. Now that the president has claimed executive privilege, they can ignore it no longer... .... After being stonewalled for nearly a year, Mr. Issa's...
  • Rush Breaks Down The Difference Between Operation Wide Receiver And Fast & Furious (Video)

    06/22/2012 1:06:15 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 12 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 6/22/12 | Duane Lester
    This is important information to know, especially since the lefts main talking point is this all started under Bush and Holder stopped it. Thats a lie.
  • Fast and Furious Desperation

    06/22/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a school of thought among GOP party pros that Fast and Furious is a distraction, that President Obama would rather talk about anything other than the economy. Much as I admire the insight and focus of people like Karl Rove, President Obama and his coterie are showing unmistakable signs of desperation. We witnessed the President's gum chewing demeanor, and awful presser performance in Los Cabos at the G20 summit -- a televised disaster that commandeered prime time television in the East.
  • Wide Receiver vs. Fast and Furious

    06/22/2012 12:16:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Rush ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'll tell you something else, folks, if I were Hispanic, you know what would really trouble me? To learn that the President of the United States had allowed assault weapons to be walked across the border to drug cartels and used to slaughter hundreds of Mexicans. If I were Hispanic, that would really tick me off. "Holder lied, Mexicans died." We had a call at the end of the program yesterday from a woman who kept hearing that Democrats are blaming Bush for Fast and Furious. Speaking of which, you know how the Democrats hate guns, you...
  • Os Real secret

    06/22/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2012 | RICH LOWRY
    Pity lead House GOP investigator Rep. Darrell Issa of California. Its his misfortune that he isnt looking into matters about which the Obama administration can talk freely namely, all its covert national-security programs. If Justice Department documents that Issa's committee seeks from Attorney General Eric Holder had been the subject of a top-secret meeting in the White House Situation Room, their contents already wouldve been splashed across the media. Issa could read the A-1 New York Times story and be done with it. But the Holder documents are an entirely different matter. They relate to the bizarrely misconceived Operation...
  • House committee suspects Fast and Furious cover-up (Duh)

    06/22/2012 9:01:26 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/22/12 | Jerry Seper
    The House committee investigating Fast and Furious has received more than 7,600 documents from the Justice Department, but Republican lawmakers say none addresses who approved the gunrunning probe, who failed to stop it before a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and why department officials initially lied to Congress about it. Now the panel has its sights set on an additional 1,300 pages of documents it believes will answer those questions and also expose a political cover-up at Justice. Nevertheless, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's quest for records got more complicated this week when President Obama asserted executive...
  • Whats Bam hiding?

    06/22/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT · by opentalk · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2012
    Executive privilege, conceptually speaking, is a lot like the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution: Assert it, and folks assume that theres a coverup under way....In recent weeks, Justice officials have retracted earlier sworn statements including one this week that the operation began under the Bush administration. All in all, it stinks on ice.
  • Welcome to the Mainstream, Mr. Furious

    06/21/2012 7:35:48 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-21-2012 | Bob Owens
    June 21, 2012 Welcome to the Mainstream, Mr. Furious Bob Owens The Obama administration gun-running plot known as Operation Fast and Furious exploded into the mainstream this week with a dramatic series of motions that caught many Americans (those not familiar with the scandal) by surprise.The president asserted executive privilege over tens of thousands of Department of Justice documents related to the plot just hours before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for obstructing their investigation.After a highly partisan and charged debate split down party lines, the committee...
  • The political forces driving Holder's contempt citation

    06/21/2012 5:31:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Like virtually everything else that happens in or is said about Washington for the next 138 days, Wednesday's House committee vote to hold Atty. Gen. Eric Holder in contempt is totally saturated with politics. Thanks to the voters' 2010 midterm shellacking delivered to President Obama and his Democrat party, Republicans swept in to control the House and each of its committees. And you won't be surprised to read that the committee's vote to cite Holder for withholding subpoenaed documents about the blown -- and deadly -- 'Fast and Furious' gun-running operation was right along partisan lines. But that doesn't mean...
  • Levin Outlines 'The Right Way To Proceed' To Get Holder Documents

    06/21/2012 1:25:04 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 16 replies
    CNS news ^ | 6/21/12 | By Craig Bannister
    Last night, radio host Mark Levin outlined the five steps that should now be taken to compel Attorney General Eric Holder to produce Operation Fast and Furious documents. There is no need for Senate action, Levin explained. Instead, he said, a civil lawsuit should be pursued by House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Levin outlined what he believes is the right way to proceed: 1. Hold Holder in contempt by resolution of the House. 2.Seek authorization from the House for the Committee to proceed by civil action to compel production of the documents. 3.Chairman Issa should file suit in...
  • Family of ICE agent slain by cartel files death claim (against federal government)

    06/21/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Jason Buch
    Lawyers representing the family of slain ICE agent Jaime Zapata say they have filed a wrongful death claim against the federal government. Zapata and Victor Avila, also a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, were forced off a Mexico highway by cartel gunmen in February 2011. Zapata was shot multiple times and killed. Avila survived the attack. The complaint alleges the agents should not have been tasked with driving through a dangerous area of Mexico to transport sensitive equipment. It also claims the U.S. government allowed the guns used in the attack to be smuggled into Mexico, after purchase by...
  • ATF Death Watch 154: House Oversight Committee Recommends Contempt of Congress for U.S. Attorney

    06/21/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious (F&F) weapons sting operation, reports. The committee measure now goes to the full House for consideration, expected next week, of what would be an unprecedented action Congress holding a sitting attorney general in contempt. Holders reaction to the vote was inevitable, obfuscatory and predictable: The action that the committee took yesterday was unwarranted, unnecessary and unprecedented, the AG pronounced. Yes, well, no...
  • Fast and Furious Todays Qs for Os WH

    06/21/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    abc ^ | 6/21/12 | Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: The documents being blocked through executive privilege, are any of them to or from individuals in the White House, or are they all internal DOJ documents? CARNEY: I dont have a way to characterize the documents in question here. I can tell you that long ago the administration provided documentation about specific questions regarding officials at the White House and the national security staff. That was a long time ago, again and which speaks to it was last fall speaks to how prolonged this political investigation has been ongoing. The point I made earlier is that...
  • Condolences (David Codrea)

    06/21/2012 5:15:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 20 June, 2012 | John Richardson
    Condolences to David Codrea and his family on the passing of his father this morning. David's father had been ill for some time. Nonetheless, nothing really prepares one for the loss of a parent. Also keep Mike Vanderboegh in your prayers as well. He went in the hospital on Monday for what was scheduled to be an out-patient procedure to place a stent in his esophagus. The out-patient procedure turned into an overnight stay and I'm still not sure if he has returned home yet. It is a cruel twist of fate that the two citizen journalists who broke the...
  • Grassley: WH must provide Congress with a privilege log for Fast and Furious documents

    06/21/2012 10:03:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/12 | Matthew Boyle
    On Thursday, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley ripped President Barack Obama for his assertion of the executive privilege to keep hiding Operation Fast and Furious documents from Congress. Grassley said the White House must provide a privilege log detailing what documents Obama is exercising his power over, and what his legal argument for doing so is. (Snip) The attorney general repeatedly claimed that the Justice Department was making an extraordinary offer Tuesday night, Grassley continued. The only thing extraordinary is that the attorney general offered a promise to produce documents one day and then asked the president to claim executive
  • Executive privilege claim opens new questions for lawmakers probing Fast and Furious

    06/21/2012 3:18:51 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 21, 2012 | unsigned
    President Obama's decision to assert executive privilege over Operation Fast and Furious documents not only failed to delay contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder -- it raised a whole new line of constitutional questions and challenges about the power of the presidency.Republicans already are seeking more than 70,000 additional documents to answer their existing questions on Fast and Furious. The executive privilege claim opened up a new avenue of probing.The immediate question was whether the documents contained information so damaging that the president was willing to risk the bad PR by moving to lock them down. GOP lawmakers...
  • Media Obsessed with Watergate, Not Fast and Furious

    06/22/2012 7:20:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Ron Futrell
    If you want to see a liberal media member's head explode, compare Fast and Furious to Watergate. If you want to see an entire newsroom freak out, say that Fast and Furious is worse than Watergate. The Activist Old Media has spent this month celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Watergate. Make no doubt about it, they are celebrating. They worship at the alter of Woodward and Bernstein for two reasons. 1) They took down a Republican President. 2) The media broke the story. Nothing can replace this perfect storm in their minds. Those are also the reasons why the media...
  • Furiouser and furiouser

    Claiming executive privilege puts Obama in an awkward spot, defending secrecy about a botched operationFor months, House Republicans have tried to pry documents from theU.S. Department of Justice about Operation Fast and Furious, the spectacularly botched government operation that put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartel thugs. And for months, the department has responded with some, but not all, of the papers. This week the action escalated into a full-fledged constitutional clash between the White House and Congress. President Barack Obama backed Attorney GeneralEric Holder's refusal to release the documents. Obama invoked executive privilege a move to...
  • Watch White House tout 'Fast & Furious' in 2009

    06/22/2012 1:14:01 AM PDT · by Tigen · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 6-21-12 | Bob Unruh
    And now a video has been uncovered showing that a full two years earlier, one of Holders associates is on camera talking about the project and what the department was doing to intercept weapons trafficking along the Mexican border through Fast and Furious. Could Holder possibly have not been listening to what his own aide was explaining to the American public? Heres the clip:
  • Boehner Takes Hard Line on Holder Contempt Vote

    06/22/2012 12:57:06 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 31 replies
    Speaker John Boehner demanded Thursday that the Obama administration give in and turn over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation, insisting that's the only way to stop a House vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. Boehner took a hard line against the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder despite a willingness by House Republicans and Holder to negotiate a settlement before the matter becomes a constitutional crisis. The president has invoked executive privilege, a legal principle used to avoid disclosure of internal presidential documents. While a confrontation between the legislative and executive branches of government would...
  • 2008:Issa Voted to Fund Project Gunrunner & Merida Initiative - Liberals say no limitations

    06/21/2012 2:45:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 42 replies
    DK ^ | June 21 2012 | Daily Kos- by cc
    The Merida Initiative is the, and was the, basis for the 2008 HR-6028 Bill which specifically funded "Project Gunrunner." Darrell Issa pretends he has never heard of Project Gunrunner, yet in 2008 he specifically voted to fund Project Gunrunner. Apparently, there is more than just a huge connection between Merida Initiative and Project Gunrunner whereby Project Gunrunner funding, per HR-6028, is directly enveloped into the Merida Initiative. In October 2007, President Bush and President announced the Mrida Initiative, is a Billions of dollar aid package to support Mexico's President Caldern's war on drugs by, among other things, sending military grade...
  • WH Press Secretary Forgets Name of Slain Border Patrol Agent (video)

    06/21/2012 11:29:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    you tube ^ | 6/21/12 | GOP Rapid Response
    Jay Carney forgets the name of the border patrol agent Brian Terry killed with guns from operation "Fast and Furious" (June 21, 2012).
  • Rush: Obama created crimes with gunrunning - 'It was liberalism .. It's who these people are'

    06/21/2012 11:29:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    WND ^ | June 20, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is coming down hard on the Obama administrations Fast and Furious operation today, calling it liberalism on parade in a misguided attempt to promote stricter gun control in America. The whole point of Fast and Furious was to create mayhem in Mexico among drug cartels with American-made weapons easily procured so that you and I would stand up in outrage and demand tighter gun laws, Limbaugh said It was deceitful. It was sneaky. It was going against the will of the American people. It was liberalism on parade. Its who these people are. They want tighter...
  • Heritage Foundations Spakovsky: Obama Wrong on Executive Privilege

    06/21/2012 11:30:43 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 13 replies
    President Barack Obama had no justification to assert executive privilege in refusing to hand over documents to Congress concerning the Fast and Furious operation, says Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The assertion of executive privilege appears to be just the latest gambit to keep any of the political appointees within a highly politicized Justice Department from having to take responsibility for the serious mistakes in judgment made in this operation, he writes in The Hill. Fast and Furious, run by the Justice Departments Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, involved allowing U.S. weapons...
  • Enough With The "Botched Sting" Crap Already!(Gunwalker)

    06/21/2012 10:53:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    Brad Hoffman wrote a letter to the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer allegedly to correct mistakes about Fast and Furious in a previous letter theyd printed. Brad opens with: I am disturbed by statements from Plain Dealer reader Jeff Longo (Letters, Saturday) who condemns U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as an enemy of the Constitution over the Justice Departments attempted Fast and Furious weapons sting in Mexico. Longo plays fast and loose with the facts in libeling an official whose 28 years of public service have been recognized by presidents from both political parties. I am disturbed that Brad...
  • White House, GOP leaders say theyre willing to negotiate before Holder contempt vote in House

    06/21/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2012
    WASHINGTON Both House Republican officials and Attorney General Eric Holder say theyre willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. The conflict heated up Wednesday, when a House committee voted to hold the attorney general in contempt and President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to avoid turning over some documents related to the operation.
  • Carney: "Bush started Fast and Furious; Obama ended it"

    06/21/2012 9:55:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 89 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 6/21/12 | Limbaugh
    Rush just played this tape. Rancid Media is backing Carney. Rush wants to know why Obama is invoking executive privilege if (1) Obama was not involved and/or (2) Obama ended an operation he knew nothing about. Rush: "It's all falling apart for them." CBS forced to report on F&F for first time because of Obama's involvement.
  • Obama Made Pre-Inaugural Pledge on Stopping Guns to Mexico; Holder... Worked Issue From 1st Month

    06/21/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 20, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Three and a half years before he invoked executive privilege in refusing to hand over to Congress internal Justice Department documents about Operation Fast and Furious--and just eight days before his inauguration--President-elect Barack Obama met with Mexican President Calderon over lunch at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., and pledged that he would take action aimed at stopping the flow of guns into that country from the United States. Public statements from both Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano demonstrate that they were both personally working on this issue from their first month...
  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Obama's and Holder's contradictory fast and furious time line

    06/21/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT · by paltz · 15 replies
    President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege moments before the House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday sat down to discuss the contempt charge against Attorney General Eric Holder relating to his non-compliance to the committee's subpoena for thousands of documents regarding the botched gun-walking operation known as "fast and furious." Republicans criticized the use of the executive privilege by the president.House Speaker John Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel pointed out in a statement, The "decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed. The administration has always...
  • Threat of Fast and Furious payback claims DOJ ally of Eric Holder

    06/21/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/2012 | Doug Book
    The man who assured Senator Charles Grassley that no gunwalking had taken place during Operation Fast and Furious has just resigned from the Department of Justice. The allegationthat ATF sanctioned or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them to Mexicois false, wrote Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich in his now infamous February 4th, 2011 letter to congress. Nine months later the DOJ retracted that letter, advising congress it contained inaccuracies. It was just 48 hours after news that a Contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General Eric Holder would be put...
  • Pelosi: GOP attacking Holder to suppress voters

    06/21/2012 9:11:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/21/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) The top House Democrat says a committee vote holding the attorney general in contempt of Congress is part of Republican efforts to suppress votes in the upcoming elections. .. it is no coincidence that Holder is the official in charge of preventing voter suppression and enforcing civil rights laws.
  • Holder says contempt citation unwarranted

    06/21/2012 8:16:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 21, 2012 | John Acher, Reuters staff
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday dismissed as unwarranted a vote by a congressional committee to charge him with contempt of Congress after the Obama administration withheld documents related to a failed gun-running investigation. "The action that the committee took yesterday was unwarranted, unnecessary and unprecedented," he said after meeting European Union justice officials in the Danish capital. The contempt move comes after the Obama administration asserted executive privilege as its reason for withholding some of the documents requested by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives' Oversight and Government Reform Committee....Holder told a news conference he remained optimistic the...
  • MALKIN UNLOADS on Liberal Over Fast and Furious: THE BLOOD IS ON YOUR PEOPLEs HANDS!

    06/21/2012 6:36:08 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 87 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    MALKIN UNLOADS ON LIBERAL HANNITY GUEST OVER FAST AND FURIOUS:THE BLOOD IS ON YOUR PEOPLE'S HANDS! June 21, 2012 by Jonathon M. Seidl Last week, Michelle Malkin stoked the conservative fire after she challenged Juan Williams for calling her just a blogger. But if that was stoking the fire, what she did Wednesday night on Hannity to liberal Tamara Holder was torching the place with napalm. Malkin was a guest along with Holder on a segment talking about the days Fast and Furious news(Obama granting executive privilege and Holder being held in contempt).About three minutes in, Holder tried to...
  • GOP, Holder open to talks before contempt vote

    06/21/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT · by Skeez · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 6/21/2012 | LARRY MARGASAK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Both House Republican officials and Attorney General Eric Holder say they're willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation. The conflict turned nastier Wednesday, when a House committee voted to hold the attorney general in contempt and President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to avoid turning over some documents related to the operation. However, House Republican leaders said they were willing to negotiate if the administration turned over more emails and memos. And Holder said Thursday that resolving the conflict through negotiation was...
  • Rubio asks: What is Holder hiding about Fast and Furious?

    06/21/2012 6:42:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on Wednesday hes concerned about what President Barack Obamas administration is keeping from the American people about Operation Fast and Furious. I have tried to be very patient and judicious and responsible in my statements up to this point, and to give the administration and Eric Holder the benefit of the doubt, Rubio said in an appearance on conservative radio host Laura Ingrahams program. I think after today we now begin to wonder what many have begun to wonder What are [members of the Obama Administration] hiding? On Wednesday Obama asserted executive privilege over...
  • Can Obama make an executive-privilege claim stick? (How will it work legally and politically?)

    06/21/2012 6:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This are actually two questions, both equally important, thanks to the calendar. Will Barack Obama's claims of executive privilege work legally, and will it work politically? We're more likely to find the answer to the second question before we find the answer to the first, as the presidential election will arrive before any definitive court ruling on the action yesterday from Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. In my column for The Fiscal Times, I predict that Obama will lose on both counts: A Congressional Research Service analysis from 2008 makes the need for presidential involvement in a claim of...
  • Is President Obamas assertion of executive privilege valid?

    06/21/2012 6:37:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 20 June, 2012 | David Kopel
    As noted by Jonathan Adler, below, President Obama today asserted Executive Privilege for Attorney General Eric Holders refusal to comply with a document subpoena from the U.S. House Oversight Committee. The letter is here. The Committee will vote later today on a resolution to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. The Committee Report in support of the contempt resolution is here. A fact sheet on the contempt resolution is here. Fast & Furious was a program implemented by the Arizona office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, in Sept. 2009 through January 2011. In F&F, BATFE lied...
  • Border agent's parents criticize Obama

    06/21/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) The parents of a slain border agent say when President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege regarding Operation Fast and Furious, it compounded the tragedy. In the gun-walking operation, agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Arizona allowed weapons they believed to be illicitly purchased to cross the border to track them to high-level arms traffickers. The agents lost track of several hundred weapons and two of the guns that "walked" in the operation were found at the scene of the slaying of U.S. border agent Brian Terry.
  • Malkin Unloads on Liberal on Hannity Over F & F: The Blood Is on Your Peoples Hands!

    06/21/2012 6:14:14 AM PDT · by taildragger · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Folks, check out the article, but watch the video...check it out at the bottom of the page or here. Malkin was on fire!
  • Fast and Furious Goes Nuclear

    06/21/2012 4:44:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 21, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Fast and Furious Goes NuclearPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 21, 2012 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments To order the Freedom Center’s new pamphlet, “Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder,” by Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, click here.The Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, largely downplayed by the mainstream media for months, can no long be contained. President Barack Obama granted an eleventh hour written request by his embattled Attorney General Eric Holder and invoked executive privilege, withholding documents and communications by administration officials that occurred after Feb. 4, 2011. Those communications have been...
  • Obama's MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote

    06/21/2012 3:57:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE 4:14 PM: Attorney General Eric Holder has been voted in contempt of Congress by the House Oversight Committee by 23-17. The vote came down after three Demcratic amendments to the contempt charge were voted down. An amendment introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy rendering President Obama's invocation of executive privilege not applicable or relevant to this case at this time. The contempt charge will now move to the full House next week. Capitol Hill- Attorney General Eric Holder got a temporary lifeline from President Obama today just minutes before the House Oversight Committee started debate over whether to hold Holder...
  • MARK LEVIN: "Executive Privilege" And How the House Should Move Forward Legally

    06/21/2012 3:28:53 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    Mark Levin ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Levin
    On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show:A House Congressional panel has voted to place Eric Holder in contempt of Congress regarding the Fast and Furious investigation.Also, President Obama has cited executive privilege and refuses to hand over evidence or documents regardingwhat he knew or when he knew it.Mark applauds the Republicans for standing up and delivering a blow to the tyranny that is going on, and urges them to keep at it. Mark explains the history of executive privilege, as well as the power of Congress versus the power of the Executive. It is clear that Eric Holder is at...