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  • The "people's lawyer" is a criminal

    09/30/2014 1:22:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a sympathetic profile just before his resignation, Politico said Eric Holder's biggest legacy may be "his quiet dismantling of the War on Drugs...." How he could have "accomplished" this without legislative authority from Congress – which is supposed to make and pass laws – is never really explained. He was an Attorney General described by President Barack Obama as "the people's lawyer." Anybody familiar with Marxist jargon knew exactly what Obama meant. At home and abroad, the Obama administration distributed weapons to America's enemies. Holder's area of expertise was facilitating weapons shipments to Mexican drug cartels, in a...
  • Motto of the Obama Administration: A Nation of Cowards

    09/29/2014 1:24:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-29-14 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Imagine you consult an attorney with an important case. He says, “I'll accept your case, but I have to tell you at the start, I don't respect you. In fact, you're a coward.” The Obama administration entrusted the most important cases of our nation to an attorney general who held the people he was hired to represent in contempt. Presidential administrations have mottos. Theodore Roosevelt spoke softly but carried a big stick; John Kennedy pointed to new frontiers and self-sacrifice; Lyndon Johnson spoke of a great society. As Eric Holder departs, in order to recover from his verbal abuse of...
  • Two police officers wounded amid continuing tension in Ferguson

    09/28/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
    There were no demonstrators outside the Ferguson Police Department or on the city's main business center Sunday afternoon, yet the wounding overnight of two police officers in apparently unrelated incidents left the troubled Missouri city far from at ease.. Tensions flared in the St. Louis suburb over the weekend after officials said a Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday while chasing a suspect outside the city's community center. In a separate shooting incident shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, an off-duty St. Louis city officer was hurt by breaking glass after the occupants of another vehicle shot...
  • Eric Holder Takes $77 Million Job With JPMorgan Chase

    09/28/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    the daily currant ^ | 9/26/14 | staff
    Just after announcing his resignation as U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder has accepted a top job with Wall Street finance giant JPMorgan Chase. Starting in early November, Holder will serve as JPMorgan Chase’s chief compliance officer, where his responsibilities will include lobbying Congress on the company’s behalf and ensuring it “gets the best deal possible” from any new proposed financial regulations. Holder will also fetch morning coffee and breakfast orders for CEO Jamie Dimon and board members. For his efforts, Holder will earn an annual salary of $77 million plus bonuses for a job well done. In a statement, Holder...
  • Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

    09/28/2014 12:29:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2014 11:32 AM EDT | Eric Tucker
    Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantánamo Bay military commission process. It was an audacious idea, but immediately beset by political opposition and public safety concerns. The Obama administration’s eventual decision to walk away from the proposal was a stinging defeat for Holder and a reminder of the complexities of the legal fight against terrorism. […] … (U)nder his watch, the department authorized targeted drone strikes against Americans abroad,...
  • Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Shot Saturday Evening

    09/28/2014 5:48:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep 28, 2014 | Tom Winter
    Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Shot Saturday Evening By Tom Winter A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen sparked days of protests, according to officials. The officer was shot close to the area impacted by protests last month over the shooting of Michael Brown, a senior local police source with official knowledge of the situation told NBC News. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said he did not think the officer's shooting was related to two separate protests about Michael Brown's shooting that were...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation: "Not

    09/27/2014 10:45:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/25/14 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of a federal judge denying a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a long-sought after Fast and Furious document list, the sister of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Kelly Terry-Willis, doesn't find the timing of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation to be a coincidence. "I do not find it a coincidence that Eric Holder chose now to resign after Judge Bates denied the request from the DOJ to delay the release of the Fast and Furious documents. I personally think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public...
  • President Obama Delivers a Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder

    09/27/2014 10:02:51 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 26 replies
    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Please have a seat. Bobby Kennedy once said, “On this generation of Americans falls the full burden of proving to the world that we really mean it when we say all men are created free and equal before the law.” As one of the longest-serving Attorney Generals in American history, Eric Holder has borne that burden. And over the summer, he came to me and he said he thought six years was a pretty good run -- I imagine his family agrees. Like me, Eric married up. He and his wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, a nationally-renowned...
  • Rising Above: The Remarkable Legacy Of Attorney General Eric Holder (Wait, he's serious!)

    09/27/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | September 27, 2014 | Trevor LaFauci
    Winston Churchill once said, “You have enemies? Good. That means you stood up for something in your life.” Is no instance is this quote more applicable than the tenure of Attorney General Eric Holder, who stepped down on Thursday after leading the Department of Justice for six years and in, turn, became a prime target for Republicans intent on destroying everything that both he and the Obama Administration stood for. Despite constant attacks, as well as deliberate misinformation by Republicans, Holder stood strong and for six years became a champion for civil rights, gay rights, and voting rights. Holder himself...
  • Brian Terry's Sister: Holder Quitting No Accident

    09/27/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney general who oversaw the administration's Fast and Furious gun-walking operation into Mexico resigns right after a federal court denies a DOJ request to delay releasing Fast And Furious documents. Eric Holder's resignation as attorney general, like anything that occurs in the Obama administration, raises questions of timing. Pundits ask why now, with some suggesting President Obama is getting a two-fer — ginning up his base with tributes to the first African-American AG before the midterms while starting the nomination and confirmation process before a possible Republican takeover of the Senate in November. Rush Limbaugh has even suggested...
  • Eric Holder Legacy to Black Community is More Criminals

    09/27/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While the liberal media has spent the past week lauding the civil rights record of Eric Holder, missed in the discussion is the potential consequence his actions on sentencing and criminal enforcement will have on African-American neighborhoods. Progressive pundits have noted his vocal involvement in both the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases as evidence of his commitment to "racial justice" and desire to increase the safety of minority residents. By leading the charge to reduce sentencing for drug traffickers, the ultimate legacy that Eric Holder leaves the black community may in fact be more criminals, more shootings, more funerals and...
  • JW Forces Holder Out?: Judicial Watch Court Victories Lead to Holder Resignation

    09/27/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    On Thursday, September 25, Eric Holder announced that he would step down as Attorney General of the United States. If you are a regular reader of the Weekly Update, you know that since the day he was appointed to office, Judicial Watch has battled day in and day out to prevent Holder from continuing to corrupt the Department of Justice (DOJ). And, in fact, in January of this year, we named him to the Judicial Watch list of the “ Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians ” for the sixth year in a row. Many quickly credited Judicial Watch’s work with...
  • Multiple Controversies Plagued Eric Holder Prior to Resignation

    09/27/2014 10:27:09 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The unexpected resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder follows a series of court rulings against his Department of Justice over its failure to produce documents related to the government’s “Fast and Furious” firearms operation.Holder also has come under increasing congressional criticism for a tepid investigation of evidence that IRS officials deliberately targeted tea party and other conservative groups for greater scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.Eric Holder leaves a Justice Department facing numerous controversies and negative court rulings.
  • Dinesh D’Souza Prosecutor Floated As Possible Holder Replacement

    09/26/2014 2:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    The man who tried to send Dinesh D’Souza to jail for a campaign finance violation is being listed as among the leading candidates to be nominated by President Barack Obama to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. Numerous news outlets have named Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, as a possible replacement for Holder. Listing Bharara as a top contender to replace Holder, Politico’s Playbook said Friday that the pick ”would be a way for Obama to soothe the restless left” because of “his aggressive Wall Street prosecutions.” Writing for Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Dave Weigel ranks...
  • Anti-Tribute to Attorney General Eric Holder

    09/26/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Holder had no business being chief law enforcement officer of the United States. When law enforcement was needed, Holder played the race card. When the Constitution deserved defense, he offended its fundamental premises Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, and he will step down as soon as a successor is appointed to replace him. What took so long? President George W. Bush suffered through three attorneys general, the first resigning for health reasons, followed by the second because of conflicts of interest and failures relating to the termination of US Attorneys, and the third because of the end...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    09/26/2014 5:55:54 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 75 replies
    Why did Holder resign? Maybe he wants to hold office...or something? Let's hope better days are ahead, nonetheless... Stupid Things Eric Holder Has Said Or That Have Been Said About Him Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. ~ Holder ***********************************************************At a time when our moral standing in the world has been weakened by a rubber stamp Justice Department that placed the Bush Administration above the law, we now need someone who is...
  • Eric Holder, A Legacy of Race-Based Radicalism

    09/26/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Mathew Vadum
    Attorney General Eric Holder is at long last relinquishing his cabinet post after nearly six unprecedented, catastrophic years of racial demagoguery and gangsterism.
  • Issa: Good Riddance to Holder, 'Most Divisive' Attorney General in US History

    09/26/2014 5:27:24 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 September 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said in a statement about Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation that Holder “abused his office” and “failed to uphold the values of our Constitution." “Eric Holder is the most divisive U.S. Attorney General in modern history, and in a vote supported by 17 Democratic House members, has the dubious historic distinction of being the first attorney general held in criminal contempt by the U.S. House of Representatives,” Issa said in his statement, adding: Time and again, Eric Holder administered justice as the political activist he describes himself as,...
  • Bet on Obama to nominate Kamala Harris as Holder’s replacement

    09/26/2014 4:36:01 AM PDT · by iontheball · 36 replies
    CFP ^ | September 25, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    If you aren’t familiar with the name Kamala Harris, you should be. The LA Times describes the California Attorney General thusly: “Aty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California’s future.” She’s been called a “female Barack Obama” and she’s just as far-left as you might imagine.
  • Eric Holder's Destructive Racial Legacy

    09/25/2014 9:10:34 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 26, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    During their tenure, both Holder and Obama have also used the Justice Department as a vehicle to promote racial grievances, and they’ve made no secret of their obsession. It’s hard to miss that they both view the United States justice system as deeply tainted by institutional racism. They would have us believe that the system routinely and habitually discriminates against blacks and that law enforcement officials throughout the nation target blacks across the board, from traffic stops to drug charges to criminal assault and other violent crimes.
  • Why Holder Quit: The backstory of how Obama lost his ‘heat shield.’

    09/25/2014 8:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 25, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    It’s oddly fitting that Attorney General Eric Holder – a stubbornly independent career prosecutor ridiculed by Barack Obama’s advisers for having lousy political instincts— would nail his dismount. But Holder, who began his stormy five-plus-year tenure at the Justice Department with his controversial “Nation of Cowards” speech, has chosen what seems to be the ideal (and maybe the only) moment to call it quits after more than 18 months of musing privately about leaving with the president and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, a trio bound by friendship, progressive ideology and shared African-American ancestry. It was now or never,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: What if Holder’s resigning because Obama wants him on the Supreme Court?

    09/25/2014 5:42:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 25, 2014 | Allahpundit
    See, this is how a master scares his audience. When an amateur like me tries to do it, it tends to devolve into lame “Romney 2016? trolling. As if Romney isn’t, relatively speaking, the most appealing RINO in the field. (Seriously, would you prefer Jeb Bush or Chris Christie?) That said, I am and will forever remain proud of how effective my many “Huckabee 2016?” posts have been in getting readers to pee their pants. Rush may be a master but I’m at least semi-pro. After you perform your six years of government service, you then retire to the private...
  • An Unfortunate Legacy

    09/25/2014 3:41:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 26, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Eric Holder has announced his resignation from his position as U.S. attorney general after almost six years of turning the Justice Department into a partisan political vehicle instead of a law enforcement institution. It's too early to tell as of this writing what prompted his resignation. One would like to think his legacy of scandals and corruption finally caught up to him, but we have no reasonable expectation that this is the case, given this administration's agility at escaping accountability for any and all wrongdoing. No, I doubt it's his malfeasance in connection with the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal,...
  • Fox Host: Holder Ran The DOJ 'Much Like The Black Panthers Would'

    09/25/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said Thursday during a discussion about Attorney General Eric Holder's reported resignation that he ran the Department of Justice "much like the Black Panthers would." As part of the panel on the show "Outnumbered," Tantaros called Holder one of the "most dangerous men in America." President Obama is expected to announce Holder's resignation on Thursday afternoon. "He didn't enforce the laws on Obamacare," Tantaros said. "He was droning terrorists without a trial while he was giving them trials in downtown Manhattan. He ran the DOJ much like the Black Panthers would. That is a fact."...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation:

    09/25/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of a federal judge denying a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a long-sought after Fast and Furious document list, the sister of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Kelly Terry-Willis, doesn't find the timing of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation to be a coincidence. "I do not find it a coincidence that Eric Holder chose now to resign after Judge Bates denied the request from the DOJ to delay the release of the Fast and Furious documents. I personally think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public to...
  • Five candidates to replace Holder

    09/25/2014 2:24:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2014 | Scott Wong, Justin Sink
    Here are five people who might be willing to take the plunge. 1.) Don Verrilli 2.) Janet Napolitano 3.) Kamala Harris 4.) Preet Bharara 5.) Tony West
  • Contempt of Congress case against Holder will proceed

    09/25/2014 1:14:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    A federal judge earlier this week ruled that the Justice Department will have to begin submitting documents next month related to the botched Fast and Furious gun operation in a case brought by Judicial Watch. “I don’t think it’s any coincidence he’s resigning as the courts are ruling the Fast and Furious information has to be released,”
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • Goodbye, Eric, and Good Riddance: Cashing in on lawlessness.

    09/25/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What can be said about Eric Holder’s six years as attorney general that PJ Media hasn’t already said? The news that Holder is going to resign should be bittersweet to anyone who cares about racial equality and the rule of law. The damage he has already done to the country leaves a turbulent wake that is ill-matched to the financial reward awaiting him at a shameless and large Washington, D.C., law firm. Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder. He turned the power of the Justice Department into a racially motivated turnout machine for...
  • Cornyn pleased with Eric Holder’s resignation

    09/25/2014 12:05:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/25/14 | Kimberly Railey
    Sen. John Cornyn welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder’s planned resignation today, two years after calling for Holder to step down over a botched gun-trafficking sting. “Unfortunately the American people, myself included, lost confidence in the Attorney General’s ability to lead a long time ago because of his continued willingness to put politics before the law,” Cornyn said.
  • Eric Holder Resigns, Will Be Replaced by Al Sharpton or Some Other Obama Clone (Rush)

    09/25/2014 11:16:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 9-25-0214 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And the Drive-Bys are breathless, ladies and gentlemen. They can barely contain themselves. The Drive-Bys don't know what to do. They're all trying to explain it. They're trying to get to the bottom of it. They're trying to understand it. And, of course, I, your host, El Rushbo, have the answer. Eric Holder is resigning. And the Drive-Bys, it came up as a total shock. It was unexpected. It was a surprise. Pelosi divulged the details and then NPR had the story. Greetings, folks, great to have you. Rush Limbaugh. I am not breathless. I'm just excited 'cause the...
  • HOLDER OUT: Pelosi Informs Distraught Congressional Black Caucus [VIDEO]

    09/25/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT · by absentee · 88 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/25/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Attorney General Eric Holder is officially announcing today that he is stepping down from his post, according to multiple reports. Holder has been in office for over five and a half years, and is one of President Obama's original cabinet members. NPR reports that Holder will be leaving office as soon as his successor is in place, which could take as long as into early next year. Holder is the fourth longest serving AG in U.S. history. Moments after the NPR story broke, Nancy Pelosi confirmed the report to a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, eliciting outcries of dismay...
  • The injustice of Eric Holder [Lowest Poll Numbers of any federal official]

    09/25/2014 9:36:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/16/14 | John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky
    ....there is no doubt that the American public has also recognized just how politically corrupt Mr. Holder is, given this month’s very embarrassing poll conducted by Hart Research for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal. The poll asked respondents their opinions about 10 different national political officials, ranging from Bill Clinton to President Obama to Eric Holder, as well as the Democratic and Republican parties. They were given choices of very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, very negative and “don’t know the name.” About a third of respondents didn’t know who Mr. Holder is (37 percent). However, those...
  • Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to...

    09/25/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 25, 2014
    Full title: Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22 “The government’s arguments for even more time are unconvincing.” – U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit...
  • Holder to Walk: Attorney General Leaving Fast, Furious

    09/25/2014 9:05:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 16 replies
    http://scrappleface.com/ ^ | 9/25/14 | Scott Ott
    BREAKING… (2014-09-25) — A Justice Department source says Attorney General Eric Holder hopes to leave his post fast, furious with opponents’ attacks on his tenure as the nation’s top law enforcement officer.President Obama, reportedly, plans to just “let him walk.”“Of course, Obama will always know where Holder is,” the unnamed source said. “Such a powerful person is easy to trace, in case the president needs to shoot him an email, or has a legal concern that’s sort of borderline.”Friends and associates say the Attorney General hopes to “get a job in the private sector where the cops won’t hassle him just because...
  • Holder resigning as attorney general, official says

    09/25/2014 8:30:19 AM PDT · by ibheath · 60 replies
    foxnews ^ | 09/25/2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce Thursday that he is resigning from the Obama administration, a Justice Department official confirmed to Fox News. The decision would cap a tumultuous six-year term for the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder is one of the few Cabinet officials to have stayed on since the beginning of the Obama presidency. The Justice official said Holder has agreed to remain on the job until his successor is confirmed. According to the official, Holder has discussed his plans with Obama on "multiple occasions" in recent months. "[He] finalized those plans in an hour-long conversation...
  • Clearest Sign Yet the GOP Will Take the Senate: Eric Holder to Resign

    09/25/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 72 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/25/14 | Erick Erickson
    Eric Holder is going to resign his position as Attorney General News is just coming across the wire. Holder has been Obama’s friend and companion for six years. He has relentlessly screwed up most everything he has touched. He has overseen a Department of Justice that has been complicit in killing American border patrol agents and covering up abusive government. In the vernacular of the kids these days, Eric Holder has loyally served as Barack Obama’s cockblocker. And now he is resigning. The only reason Eric Holder would do this now, before the mid-term elections, is if he was pretty...
  • Pro-Abortion Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down

    09/25/2014 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who is pro-abortion and who used his post in the Obama administration to target pro-life people, will step down from his position when a replacement has been confirmed. During his tenure, Holder was busy conspiring with pro-abortion extremists to bring the full weight of the federal government down upon innocent pro-life advocates. He frequently prosecuted peaceful pro-life people who provided abortion alternatives and counseling to women outside abortion clinics. Pro-life attorney Matt Barber talked about how Holder spent so much time going after pro-life people. ericholder“Eric Holder is much more than just incompetent. He’s an extremist...
  • Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    09/25/2014 7:52:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | September 25, 2014 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress. Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly "adamant" about his desire to leave soon...
  • Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    09/25/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 238 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/25/2014 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress. Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly "adamant" about his desire to leave soon...
  • To keep peace in Ferguson, DOJ bars media from town hall meetings

    09/22/2014 5:26:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 22, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, have billed a series of upcoming town hall meetings beginning Monday night as a way to continue dialogue with members of the beleaguered community and an opportunity to clear up misconceptions still swirling a month after Ferguson police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. In a statement that went out late last week, Mayor James Knowles said that he wanted use the meetings as a way to assure people that the city was operating with full transparency. Knowles said that he wanted residents of Ferguson to “know exactly where we stand on things...
  • Figures. Eric Holder Participated in Armed Takeover of ROTC Office

    09/22/2014 9:54:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/21/14 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-American radical participated in armed takeover of ROTC office–Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder took part in a five-day armed occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters as a freshman at Columbia University.Charles Johnson and Ryan Girdusky reported this at The Daily Caller: As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler...
  • Latest Holder court maneuver continues DOJ Fast and Furious stonewalling

    09/18/2014 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/18/14 | David Codrea
    “Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee,” Politico reported Tuesday. “In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.” That should come as no surprise to readers of this column. It...
  • Holder launches national review of racial bias among cops

    09/18/2014 9:16:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ben Goad
    Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Thursday announced a review of racial bias within the nation’s law enforcement agencies, further expanding the federal response to last month’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. The three-year initiative will include five "major activities" in yet unidentified U.S. cities, undertaken by a consortium of criminal justice experts funded through a $4.75 million grant. The effort, which will also involve testing policing strategies and providing training, is meant to develop a strategy to combat bias within police forces around the country. Holder said the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown highlighted the...
  • Holder presses delay on Fast and Furious documents

    09/16/2014 4:17:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee. In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "The Department respectfully submits that it would be preferable for the parties, this Court, and...
  • Eric Holder Plans To Deny Private Lawsuit By Claiming National Security Risk

    09/15/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Attorney General Eric Holder is prepared to tell the plaintiff in a private lawsuit that he cannot seek damages because doing so could potentially result in the release of sensitive information. Victor Restis, a Greek businessman, is attempting to sue a private organization, United Against Nuclear Iran, for defamation. He claims the group has erroneously accused him of engaging in business with Iran and, in the pursuit of legal recourse, has sought the release of certain relevant data. Holder, however, has responded that publicizing information from the non-governmental entity could lead to national security concerns.
  • A misdialed number suggests a criminal conspiracy in the IRS scandal

    09/13/2014 7:33:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 9-12-2014 | The Tribune-Review OP/ED
    TribLIVE | Opinion/The Review A misdialed number suggests a criminal conspiracy in the IRS scandal By The Tribune-Review Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 8:57 p.m. Had Brian Fallon, Attorney General Eric Holder's communications director, just said, “Sorry, wrong number,” and hung up a week ago Friday, his apparent attempt to coordinate a document leak with staff for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, wouldn't be the IRS targeting scandal's latest twist. But Mr. Fallon didn't realize he had actually called staff for the committee's Republican majority before saying he wanted to leak documents...
  • The Obama DOJ’s Subversion of the IRS Investigation

    09/12/2014 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Yet another indication of the endemic corruption that infests the Obama administration, their Democrat colleagues and a willfully somnambulant mainstream media In a letter written to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Issa reveals there was an attempt to coordinate media spin regarding the IRS investigation between the DOJ and the staff of the Committee’s Ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). How did Issa find out? A DOJ official in the Office of Public Affairs who thought he was calling Cummings’ office, mistakenly phoned Issa’s office instead.
  • DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS

    09/11/2014 4:48:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    IRS: An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can. We have commented many times of the all-too-cozy relationship between the IRS and Democratic members of the House and Senate, with members writing to the agency demanding that specific conservative groups and political action committees they find particularly irritating be subject to the "special scrutiny" that the Tea Party and other conservative and religious groups were subjected to in the ongoing scandal....
  • Sampson's Consultant Convicted of Fraud (NY Dems)

    09/11/2014 1:54:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 11, 2014 | Ken Boehm
    Melvin E. Lowe, a New York political consultant, was found guilty yesterday of conspiring with State Senator John Sampson of Brooklyn (in photo) to defraud the New York Senate Campaign Committee out of $100,000. Sampson is under indictment on unrelated charges of embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI. He allegedly embezzled $440,000 from escrow accounts on foreclosed properties. Sampson and Lowe were caught up in an investigation prompted by NLPC's exposé of former State Senator Shirley Huntley, who was jailed for looting a nonprofit organization she founded, for which political allies had arranged to...