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  • PALIN SLAMS ERIC HOLDER'S "DISGUSTING" FALSE RACISM CHARGES

    07/21/2014 2:59:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) slammed Attorney General Eric Holder for his appearance on ABC's "This Week" last Sunday when he accused Obama administration detractors of being motivated by race.
  • Republican Party goes round the bend

    07/20/2014 2:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Opinion page ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sally Kohn, progressive activist, columnist and television commentator
    In the beginning, one might have considered it bold -- even inventive -- to oppose every single thing President Obama supported. But it quickly became tiresome and predictable over the last five years. And now, as House Republicans weigh a resolution to sue President Obama for not quickly enough implementing a law the same Republicans voted more than 50 times to repeal or stall, all hell has broken loose. Republicans are just being obnoxious now. And dangerous. And nuts. On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee will debate a draft resolution to file a lawsuit against President Obama, wasting taxpayer dollars...
  • Holder announces task force to take on workplace violence

    07/19/2014 11:26:30 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 22 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 7/20/14 | Nuke
    The LA Times is reporting that Eric Holder has formed a new task force to “combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.” “Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder’s task force, according to the Times, “is aimed at U.S. citizens or visitors radicalized via the Internet.” —- I’m sure the families of Ft Hood will be happy to know their loved ones were lost as an act of terror, and not “workplace violence.” Irony aside, this announcement...
  • Palin to Holder: Even Illegals Without Law Degrees Know Laws Not Being Enforced

    07/19/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ripped Attorney General Eric Holder for his incompetence and lawlessness, particularly on illegal immigration, a week after he dismissed her call for President Barack Obama to be impeached. "You don't need some fancy law degree being on your wall to know that laws are not being enforced today," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado on Saturday. "Illegal immigrants from all over the world know that." Palin said she didn't need lectures from Holder, who Palin said was "a guy so incompetent that he denied voter fraud existed after someone claimed they were...
  • Palin: 'I don't need lectures from Eric Holder'

    07/19/2014 5:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back at Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for criticizing her call to impeach President Obama over the border crisis. “I don't need lectures from Eric Holder, a guy – get this – so incompetent that he denied voter fraud existed even after someone claimed that they were Eric Holder and they got his ballot and they voted in D.C.,” Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Palin was referring to an April 2012 video by a conservative activist that showed a man entering a Washington, D.C., polling center and requesting Holder's...
  • One of the ‘Important People’

    07/17/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    Washinton Free Beacon ^ | July 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    FEATURE: This is what happens when a reporter tries to make an OBGYN appointment with Eric Holder’s wifeI was told the OBGYN practice where the wives of two prominent Democrats are partners reserves its morning appointments for “important people.” It was an intriguing claim, especially given the fact that Foxhall OB/GYN Associates does not accept Medicaid even as the office is being used as a prop in a Democrat’s congressional campaign.I decided to investigate. Could I get a morning appointment? Was I one of the “important people”? After an awkward 15-minute conversation with the office manager, it turned out I...
  • The BHO Presidential Library will be known as the BS Presidential Library

    07/17/2014 7:35:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    When the rich-guy handlers of Senator Barack Obama were laughingly putting the finishing touches on his coup d’état presidency, they made their inevitable plans for the takeover of America air tight.
  • Eric Holder Investigates Excrementous Crimes Against the Monarch

    07/17/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/14 | William Kevin Soos
    Just when you thought it was safe to tow an outhouse float in a small town Nebraska parade which poked fun of President Obama by labeling it the PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY [sic] you find yourself the object of a federal investigation by Attorney General Eric Holder who, like his boss, has no apparent sense of humor.
  • Congress needs to choke off Operation Choke Point

    07/16/2014 5:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2014 | William M. Isaac, former FDIC Chairman
    From small businesses on Main Street to the halls of Congress and the state legislatures, concern is mounting over Operation Choke Point, a coordinated effort among the Department of Justice (DOJ) and bank regulators to cut off banking services for a variety of legal, state-regulated businesses. This week alone, there are three congressional hearings on Operation Choke Point, hearings which will hopefully bring an end this misguided operation. Operation Choke Point is one of the most dangerous programs I have experienced in my 45 years of service as a bank regulator, bank attorney and consultant, and bank board member. Operating...
  • Holder: America Should Be 'Color Brave,' Not Color Blind

    07/16/2014 4:56:31 AM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 16, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Martin Luther King dreamed that one day his children would "be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin." This week, the current head of the Justice Department said that "given the disparities that still afflict and divide us," that dream will have to wait. Eric Holder addressed an audience at Howard University Tuesday as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. After recounting the horrific struggles of the civil rights movement and heroic efforts of many who fought to extend those rights to all races,...
  • Obama and race: why Eric Holder's words stirred such anger (+video)

    07/15/2014 9:46:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | July 15, 2014 | Peter Grier
    Is racial animosity behind some political criticism of the Obama administration? That’s what Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday. The exact phrase he used was “racial animus,” which he said motivates some of his and Obama’s political opponents. “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me, directed at the president,” Attorney General Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back.... There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”...
  • Citi's $7 Billion MBS Settlement: The OTHER Side of the Story (Government Strong-armed Lenders)

    07/15/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT · by MRourke85 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/15/2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The media talked endlessly about Citigroup’s $7 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday. A colleague at work complained “But it should have been double or triple that amount!” I asked if he had read the complaint. No, he said, he heard the news from his wife who watches MSNBC. First, here is DOJ’s announcement of the $7 billion settlement. Second, here is the complaint. Citi_Mortgage_Complaint-in-intervention Read it for yourself without editorial comments from people who just read the headline. Bear in mind that the complaint is just one side of the story (Justice’s). Of the $7 billion...
  • Department of Justice now involved in story of man who built Obama-mocking parade float

    07/14/2014 9:28:22 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    This is heinous— a betrayal so blatant of American values so fundamental I have trouble wrapping my mind around it: The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade. The department sent a member of its Community Relations Service team, which gets involved in discrimination disputes, to a Thursday meeting about the issue. Also at the meeting were the NAACP,
  • ATF's notional resource shortfall raises new questions about 'Project Gunwalker'

    07/14/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/14/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea noted last week that a new General Accounting Office report has found that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lacks the resources to effectively investigate one of their highest stated priorities--firearms in the hands of those prohibited by federal law from having them. Specifically, the GAO report draws the conclusion that the BATFE is unable to efficiently pursue "delayed denial" investigations, in which a person ineligible to own a firearm under federal law is permitted to do so anyway, because the criminal background check did not turn up any disqualifying information in...
  • Eric Holder: Redskins name 'offensive,' should be changed

    07/14/2014 12:15:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    SI ^ | July 14, 2014 | Staff
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that the Washington Redskins' name 'ought to be changed' and that it's 'an offensive name,' reports TMZ. Holder made the comments in an appearance on ABC News.
  • Eric Holder: Ignore Sarah Palin, She Doesn’t Matter

    07/14/2014 10:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Eric Holder, Attorney General, issued some stinging criticisms of Sarah Palin this weekend. Palin, a failed GOP vice presidential candidate and professional media provocateur, has recently been trying to garner the public’s attention again with a series of calls for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. “She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate,” Holder said. “She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.” The Attorney General’s comments are part of a larger assault on the stubborn gridlock caused by congressional republicans and their obstinate refusal to work with the president, even to the...
  • "Racial Animus" Or An Animus of a Different Color

    07/14/2014 6:36:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 7-14-2014 | MOTUS
    I suppose some of you are going to object to this year’s Iftar Dinner too:Because, “racial animus” or something. Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents. “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some...
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night' (Video at link)

    07/13/2014 9:32:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists." Asked the ABC News reporter, "Is that threat," like the Boston Marathon bombing last year, "any less serious?""These lone wolves. These homegrown violent extremists are people who keep me up at night, as well," said Holder. "Trying to monitor them, trying to anticipate what it is they are going to do. And the experience that we had in Boston is instructive. It only takes only one or two people to really do something horrific."The...
  • Holder Voices ‘Extreme Concern’ About Terrorist Bomb Makers

    07/13/2014 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2014 | BRIAN KNOWLTON
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expressed “extreme, extreme concern” on Sunday over reports that bomb makers from Yemen responsible for the 2009 underwear-bomb plot are now in Syria cooperating with foreign militants there, possibly to develop new, nearly undetectable explosive devices. Asked on Sunday whether that threat was a “clear and present danger,” Mr. Holder responded: “I think it is. In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general.”
  • The race hustler posing as Attorney General of the US

    07/13/2014 5:11:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-13-14 | DrJohn
    Eric Holder has made quite a splash this weekend when he appeared on "This Week." His principal reason for appearing seemed to be bashing Sarah Palin, but we'll get back to that later. Holder said some pretty interesting things which really make you question how- or if- his brain works. Holder insists immigration laws are being upheld. Then he immediately said: “Let me just say this: Our immigration laws are broken,” How does one enforce broken laws? Moreover, Holder does not specify what exactly is broken. The reason Holder gives for the mass illegal invasion: “We are faced with an...
  • Holder: ‘Yes, the Immigration Laws Are Being Enforced’

    07/13/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pour across the southern border. “Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
  • Eric Holder Stands By Controversial ‘Nation Of Cowards’ Speech

    07/13/2014 10:23:36 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Chuck Ross
    In a rare interview covering a wide array of topics, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he would not back away from a controversial speech he gave in 2009 in which he called the United States “a nation of cowards” on the topic of race. “I wouldn’t walk away from that speech,” Holder told ABC News in an interview. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” he said, adding that Americans are still hesitant to reach out to “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.” In Feb. 2009,...
  • Holder sees "racial animus" in opposition

    07/13/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents. “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus."
  • Holder Attacks Palin: Bad VP Candidate, 'Even Worse Judge' of Impeachment

    07/13/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/13/14 | breitbart tv
    Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Attorney General Eric Holder blasted former Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) for her call to impeach President Barack Obama by saying, "She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why." House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other senior Republicans have dismissed Palin's calls and instead have opted to file a lawsuit against Obama's executive overreach. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said earlier on the program, "We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment. He has not...
  • Sarah Palin and the Washington Elites

    07/13/2014 10:29:23 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 22 replies
    July 13, 2014 | moi
    What's driving the Washington Elites up a stump about Sarah Palin is the fact that she has stayed outside "The System" that they have in place for controlling people in Washington and out in the hinterland political areas. For example, a corrupt piece of excrement like Eric Holder has a nice fat incriminating dossier or two in the care of his puppetmasters. Holder's position and PAYCHECK depend on him acting the part of an obedient houseboy when he gets "The Call". The "journalists" who have attacked Palin this week also have big mortgages to pay, and expensive lifestyles to maintain...
  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics are Racists

    07/13/2014 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | Newsmax, do not see an actual Author
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Sunday, saying she is neither a very good legal scholar nor an effective vice presidential candidate. He also said he believed that some critics of the president attack him because he is the nation's first black president. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/eric-holder-palin-obama/2014/07/13/id/582335#ixzz37Mo2GJX3 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • ‘Building a case’ for impeachment, but not Obama’s

    07/11/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 14, 2014 | Steve Benen
    This week helped make clear that there’s a sizable Republican contingent that desperately wants to impeach President Obama. It’s not altogether clear why, though as Norm Ornstein put it, the GOP’s “Impeach Obama crowd” may be “the lunatic fringe,” but it’s starting to go “mainstream.” Advancing the cause will, however, be quite difficult. House Republican leaders aren’t on board, and plenty of rank-and-file GOP lawmakers fear political blowback. Impeachment crusaders have an uphill climb. At least, that is, when it comes to targeting the president. [Snip] What I love about this is the unstated frustration that must be evident on...
  • Federal Government Looking Into Norfolk Parade Float (Obama Presidential Library)

    07/11/2014 8:46:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    KMTV news ^ | July 10, 2014 | Ashlee Pitzl
    Norfolk, Neb. (KMTV) - Mayor Sue Fuchtman confirms to KMTV Action 3 News that Department of Justice officials are in Norfolk to discuss a controversial parade float.Last Saturday, a man put an outhouse on his parade float with a sign that read, "Obama Presidential Library." A zombie dressed as a farmer was leaning against the building. Parade organizers told KMTV they talked to the creator, who's a farmer, and he said the zombie was supposed to be him, not the president.
  • To Impeach Holder

    07/10/2014 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and a group of House lawmakers are building a case for impeaching Attorney General Eric Holder. “Impeding justice is intolerable and he should not be permitted to refuse the American people a true investigation into the actions of those who used the machinery of government to target, intimate, and silence them for politically driven reasons,” Cruz said during a June 26 floor speech. Cruz had made such comments before, but this speech was different. He spent 40 minutes laying out the case for Holder’s impeachment — spending the bulk of that time on the IRS...
  • Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.

    07/08/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),...
  • Eric Holder’s long losing record before the Supreme Court

    07/07/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    If Eric Holder were a baseball player, he’d have been benched long ago — if not kicked off the team. His batting average before the Supreme Court is abysmal, losing again and again in his efforts to undermine the Constitution. This term featured four big strike downs. First was Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the Supremes tossed out ObamaCare’s contraceptive abortion mandate and upheld the First Amendment rights of several family-owned businesses to make their living in conformance with their religious beliefs. Although the government was not party to another case, Harris v. Quinn, the Justice Department filed an...
  • Federal Hearing on DOJ “Fast and Furious” Withheld Docs

    07/07/2014 7:08:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    A hearing has been set for tomorrow, July 8, in federal court regarding the attempt by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to lift the indefinite stay regarding its longstanding Freedom of Information lawsuit in Fast and Furious. Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department for failure to provide public documents that the Obama Administration also is withholding from Congress under executive privilege.
  • Popular Congressman: Impeach Eric Holder for “Human Smuggling”

    07/03/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 3 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    As the humanitarian crisis continues to grow along America’s southern border, states such as Texas and Arizona have called upon the federal government to do its job and secure the border, to no avail. In fact, the Obama administration, whom many believe to have caused the problem in the first place, is actually making the situation worse. Federal law prohibits the transportation of individuals who are in the country illegally, but that’s exactly what Homeland Security officials are doing. As illegal immigrants cross the border, DHS officials transport them by bus or airplane to sites around the country for processing....
  • Exclusive – Rep. Pete Olson: Impeach Eric Holder

    07/03/2014 8:20:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)
    A glance at current headlines reveals that Central American children are flooding across our porous Southern border at an alarming rate, thanks to the Obama White House refusing to enforce existing immigration laws. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the federal agency in charge of collecting taxes from hard working Americans, is still under investigation (and refusing to cooperate) for targeting and harassing citizens based on their political beliefs. All of this happens while US Attorney General Eric Holder, the chief law enforcement officer in the United States, only enforces the laws that fit Obama's agenda. Thanks in large part to...
  • Thugs Run L.A. Classrooms, Thanks To Obama Suspension Ban

    07/02/2014 5:20:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Education: As we predicted, the Obama regime's anti-suspension policy is backfiring. Los Angeles teachers complain unsuspended violent kids are intimidating them and effectively ruling their classrooms. In 2011, the Education Department accused the Los Angeles Unified School District of discriminating against black boys, who were suspended for bad behavior at a disproportionate rate. The agency ordered it to reduce suspensions in the hopes that unruly minority students would stay in school and graduate. "The district shall develop and implement a comprehensive plan to eliminate the disproportionality in the discipline imposed on African-American students," the five-page decree says. The superintendent agreed...
  • House Judiciary chair: Voting Rights Act adequate, no deal soon on immigration

    06/27/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — A key GOP lawmakers said Thursday that he’s in no hurry to restore Justice Department scrutiny to Texas and other states under the Voting Rights Act. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of that landmark civil rights law — the formula that identified nine states and some smaller jurisdictions with such an egregious history of violating the rights of voters that they would have to get federal permission before moving a polling site, shifting district boundaries or making any other election-related change. “There is a great deal of dispute in many quarters...
  • The Justice Department Unleashes A Godzilla On Business

    06/26/2014 4:16:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: After she destroyed Arthur Andersen in a flawed and subsequently overturned prosecution, the Senate has confirmed Leslie Caldwell to lead the DOJ's criminal division, giving her a mandate for even more mayhem. You'd think someone who had thrown 85,000 people out of work, as this former Enron task force chief prosecutor did in her indictment of Arthur Andersen, before the whole thing was thrown out by a 9-0 Supreme Court, would go quietly from the public spotlight. Not so with Caldwell, a notoriously anti-business activist who in concert with the Obama White House is instead failing upward. Her appointment...
  • Ted Cruz: Eric Holder Should Appoint IRS Special Prosecutor or Be Impeached

    06/26/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 76 replies
    NRO ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS, according to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas). With the IRS claiming to have lost two years of former official Lois Lerner’s emails, Cruz is headed to the floor to introduce a resolution calling for the special prosecutor. “He’s going to say, if Attorney General Holder does not appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached,” a Cruz aide told National Review Online. “Eric Holder has been at the center of every big scandal in...
  • Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Obama for 12th and 13th time Since 2012

    06/26/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT · by rhema · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/14 | John Fund
    Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported. First, the Court rejected the administration’s power grab on recess appointments by making clear it could not decide when the Senate was in recess. Then it unanimously tossed out a law establishing abortion-clinic “buffer zones” against pro-life protests that the administration supported (though the case was argued by...
  • 'Too big to jail' [Why Obama's DOJ won't REALLY go after Wall Street]

    06/26/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/14/14 | Warren Cole Smith
    .... Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer seemed to hit hard in December 2012 when he announced that global banking giant HSBC would pay the government a fine of $1.9 billion.... In March 2013 Breuer’s boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, went before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why HSBC wasn’t indicted for these crimes. He said some banks may be too large to prosecute without wrecking the economy. Holder’s “too big to jail” comments caused an immediate uproar. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said “big bankers know that if they commit financial...
  • The Survivor == How Eric Holder outlasted his (many) critics

    06/26/2014 5:11:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | July/August 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    Why the hell is Eric Holder still around? That’s a question many of Barack Obama’s political advisers have asked at various points throughout Holder’s tumultuous five years at the helm of the Justice Department. For most of Obama’s presidency, in fact, if there’s been controversy, Holder was likely to be in the middle of it, from the failed efforts to close Guantánamo Bay and to prosecute alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan court to his inability to send Wall Street executives involved in the mortgage meltdown to jail. His detractors in the West Wing of the...
  • U.S. will allow EU citizens to sue over data privacy

    06/25/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2014 | by Renee Maltezou
    The United States will enact legislation giving European Union citizens the right to sue in the United States if they think their private data was released or misused, the U.S attorney general said on Wednesday. "The Obama administration is committed to seeking legislation that would ensure that ... EU citizens would have the same right to seek judicial redress for intentional or wilful disclosures of protected information and for refusal to grant access or to rectify any errors in that information, as would a U.S citizen," Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters. "This commitment - which has long been sought...
  • DOJ Wants to Boost Domestic Surveillance

    06/23/2014 9:49:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Vowing not to allow himself to be distracted by recent events in Iraq, Attorney General Eric Holder called for increased efforts to monitor and interdict home grown threats. “I know the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is garnering a lot of attention beheading captured foes and pledging to use the cache of poison gas it has stumbled upon while rampaging through Iraq,” Holder said. “But this must not divert our focus from the bigger threat from those in this country who have an anti-government animus.” “ISIS is thousands of miles away,” Holder pointed out. “Bloody as their aims may...
  • Holder’s ‘terrorism committee’ targets America

    06/19/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    Think the National Security Agency is doing enough snooping in “The Homeland?” A federal spying coalition aims to drill deeper under the Orwellian title, Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee. “Call it massive surveillance of the U.S. population,” said John Whitehead, president of the civil libertarian Rutherford Institute. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder soft-pedaled DTEC earlier this month. He said the committee — whose members are not yet known — would “coordinate closely with U.S. attorneys and other key public safety officials across the country to promote information-sharing and ensure an effective, responsive and organized joint effort.” Whitehead and other skeptics are...
  • Bombshell: Benghazi Filmmaker CONFIRMED To Be An Agent Of Eric Holder Justice Department

    06/13/2014 6:53:08 AM PDT · by safetysign · 36 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 06/12/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    The producer of the anti-Muhammad video the Obama administration blamed for the Benghazi attacks is actually a confirmed agent of Eric Holder's Justice Department. The damning trail of evidence begins when a fictitious narrative was concocted by the FBI to lure the courts that Nakoula (the Filmmaker, aka Yousef) was supposed to help the FBI catch Eiad Salameh, his partner in crimes for many years. Yet, the deal was never fulfilled and Eiad was let go by the Feds in 2011 as Shoebat.com revealed in a firsthand account never before reported, including a recorded conversation between Nakoula and Shoebat.com in...
  • Cantor’s Loss and the Sensenbrenner Bill to Empower Eric Holder

    06/12/2014 4:20:12 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 10, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    So Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost to a Tea Party candidate. Correction, Majority Leader Eric Cantor was crushed by a Tea Party candidate. In some ways, Cantor’s exit is a political tragedy. It shows that flirting with the existential enemies of the Constitution, of liberty, and of core Republican principles can bear a very heavy price. I’m convinced that had Cantor resisted the siren calls of the left on two key issues — immigration and giving Eric Holder renewed power over state elections — he would have won tonight.
  • Attorney General Holder Hopes to Cut Sentences of up to 20,000 Prisoners Under New Rules

    06/11/2014 8:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | June 10, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    In a proposal that could have a far-reaching impact on the Black community, Attorney General Eric Holder is urging the U.S. Sentencing Commission to cut the sentences of as many as 20,000 federal prisoners serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. It is Holder’s latest move to reform the sentencing guidelines that he has said disproportionately affect African-American males. The Justice Department appealed Tuesday to the U.S. Sentencing Commission to make some prisoners retroactively eligible for reduced sentences. The commission has already approved a measure to reduce drug sentences for future nonviolent offenders. This would apply to offenders already in federal...
  • Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department

    06/11/2014 12:08:51 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 3 replies
    DailySignal ^ | 06/11/2014 | John Fund & Hans von Spakovsky
    The evidence is clear that Eric Holder and his political subordinates have politicized the Justice Department to an unprecedented degree — “worse than John Mitchell under Richard Nixon” one former Justice Department lawyer told the authors. This is quite a criticism given that many DOJ veterans believe that the Department reached its nadir under Mitchell. But Mitchell seems like an amateur by comparison to how Holder has corrupted the law enforcement duties of the Justice Department to carry out the political objectives of Barack Obama and to implement his radical ideology. The many cases in which judges have accused...
  • Celebrate Gay Day at DOJ Today

    06/10/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 10, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The Justice Department will be having a grand celebration today of being gay. The event will take place in the prestigious Great Hall and will feature an appearance by none other than Attorney General Eric Holder. All DOJ employees are invited to attend. A Justice Department employee snatched a flyer advertising the event from the walls of the DOJ and provided it to PJ Media. A full copy can be had at this link. If you cannot attend the pride party in person, Justice Department employees can sit at their desks and watch the fete unfold on JTN – the...