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  • Beware an October state of 'emergency' (... Obama's options should he fear electoral defeat)

    09/27/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | Robert Ringer
    As the reincarnation of Meyer Lansky once said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Well, wadda ya know, the Duplicitous Despot just happens to be a man badly in need of a serious crisis, and the Middle East just happens to be on fire. But surely Obama couldn’t have created the turmoil in Arab countries all by himself, could he? No, but he certainly has done everything within his power to fan the flames of discontent throughout the region, such as playing up the infamous, anti-Muslim YouTube video as the cause of the “spontaneous” Islamic protests....
  • VANITY: Why Eric Holder is in a Bind

    09/26/2012 7:59:10 AM PDT · by WileyC · 12 replies
    9/26/2012 | WileyC
    Let's start with the facts: Eric Holder is covering up something with Fast and Furious. Obama has supported him (for now) with the ridiculous and unsupportable claim of executive privilege. Okay, now to the speculation... we know a coverup is occurring. What we don't is who is covering whom. There are two good guesses as to what is going on (which aren't mutually exclusive). The most commonly assumed is that Eric Holder knew everything and Obama is covering for him. The more intriguing is that Obama knew about it and he's really covering for himself with Holder's help. Here's where...
  • Three-Star General: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Department of Defense

    09/25/2012 8:31:08 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 57 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Thomas More Law Center
    ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin, in a recent World Net Daily radio interview, confirmed that people with high security clearances connected to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions in every major federal agency including the Pentagon and the Department of Defense. The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist organization that has vowed the destruction of America from within".
  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/23/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-12 | Matthew Boyle
    Complete title Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo Daily Caller front page headline 'HIGH RISK' Report: Obama approves release or transfer of former bin Laden bodyguard ### President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list...
  • Atlantic columnist, ’60 minutes’ analyst: IG report proves Eric Holder must resign

    09/23/2012 5:31:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 September, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and legal analyst for CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” believes Attorney General Eric Holder must resign following this week’s scathing report by the Justice Department’s inspector general, which sharply criticized the administration’s handling of Operation Fast and Furious. “In the end, the much-heralded, much-maligned Office of the Inspector General’s report on the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun scandal tells us what we already know: Attorney General Eric Holder should resign if President Barack Obama wins another term,” Cohen wrote in a Friday column for The Atlantic. Cohen added Holder has failed to fix the...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: ‘We are going to have a public hearing’ on Media Matters, DOJ collusion

    09/22/2012 2:24:04 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/22/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Appearing on NRA News’ “The Daily News with Ginny Simone,” South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said hearings are planned concerning the Department of Justice’s use of taxpayer resources to smear its critics by colluding with left-wing advocacy organization Media Matters for America. Gowdy’s promise of hearings comes after The Daily Caller this week published a series of emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that show the Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering Justice Department scandals and other administration critics. “My guess is, this...
  • Republicans want more heads to roll over 'Furious,' claim IG report contradicts Holder testimony

    09/21/2012 12:46:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 20 September, 2012 | NA
    Republican lawmakers want more heads to roll over Operation Fast and Furious after a report faulted multiple agencies for letting the failed anti-gunrunning probe get out of hand -- as they cited a key section that appeared to contradict testimony by Attorney General Eric Holder. One Justice Department official has resigned and another has retired in the wake of the inspector general report. Another 14 officials were forwarded for possible disciplinary action. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at a hearing Thursday where Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified that "all 14" should...
  • The IG Report and Holder (The inspector general indicts the DOJ and the ATF.)

    09/21/2012 11:46:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 21, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Eric Holder claims that the just-released Office of Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious vindicates his claims that he knew nothing about this reckless operation. He seems oblivious to the fact that the almost-500-page report is a damning indictment of his lack of leadership, supervision, and judgment.Holder supposedly knew nothing about (and his senior leadership failed to alert him to) a major investigation that resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and more than 2,000 weapons’ ending up in the hands of criminals there. It is a chilling comment...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”

    09/21/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Jake Tapper (believe it or not)
    Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were...
  • Republicans set to pursue 'Furious' court case despite IG report

    09/21/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/2012
    House Republicans are pressing forward with their contempt of Congress civil case over Operation Fast and Furious despite the release of a book-length investigative report that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle praised as comprehensive. "We have no choice," Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said on Fox News when asked about pursuing the court case. The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee explained that the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this year essentially "ordered" lawmakers to go to court to attempt to pry loose from the Obama administration documents they have withheld....
  • IG: White House ‘Made it Impossible’ to Pursue Lead in Fast and Furious Probe

    09/20/2012 3:57:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    CNS ^ | September 20, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    The White House’s refusal to release communications related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking program and the refusal of a White House official to be interviewed about the matter “made it impossible” for the inspector general (IG) of the Justice Department to “pursue that aspect of the case,” the IG, Michael Horowitz, testified. He added that the sought-after White House interview and communications constituted “a lead we wanted to follow.” At the hearing of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Thursday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) asked Horowitz, “Do you think the White House’s refusal to share these documents...
  • Fast And Furious Whitewash - Eric Holder Exonerated In Murders of Brian Terry And Jaime Zapata

    09/20/2012 4:34:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    True Conservatives On Twitter ^ | September 20, 2012
    Scandal: The report our attorney general used to justify withholding evidence of who was responsible for the administration program that led to the deaths of two U.S. agents is out. It delivers more scapegoats than answers. The release by the Department of Justice's inspector general of a 400-page report on the administration's gun-walking operation, Fast and Furious, is no big surprise. As Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee, Fast and Furious represented a "pattern of serious failures" by various agencies. But he let the buck stop short of where it belongs...
  • Obama blames Bush for Fast and Furious, contradicts his DOJ IG

    09/20/2012 12:43:15 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/20/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama claimed that George W. Bush began for Operation Fast and Furious, in addition to contradicting his inspector general by claiming that he gave Congress “almost all” of the documents pertaining to the gun walking. “I think it’s important for us to understand that Fast and Furious was a field operation begun under the previous administration,” Obama said when asked if he will fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Operation Fast and Furious began in 2009. The president was conflating Fast and Furious with Operation Wide Receiver, a law enforcement tactic that began in 2006 and ended in 2007 which...
  • Who really unchained Wall Street?

    08/16/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/16/2012 | Jean-Claude Groulx
    In keeping with the left's blaxploitation enterprise, white Northerner Joe Biden feigned the hemistichical rhythm of a Southern black preacher for his largely black audience in Virginia yesterday: "They've said it. Every Republican's voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they're proposing. Romney wants to let the-he said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street! They gawn' put y'all back in chains." For all the bluster of Obama, pre- and post-2008, as well as that of Attorney General...
  • Quayle on Fast and Furious report: Holder ‘lied to my face’ during House testimony

    09/20/2012 2:02:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Quayle said the Department of Justice’s inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing. “I saw earlier that Holder is basically doing a victory dance and that he thinks this [inspector general] report exonerates him and there was no dishonesty with Congress — that’s just a blatant lie,” Quayle said in a phone interview. “I mean, he...
  • Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee behind consulate attack, intelligence sources say

    09/19/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | 9/19/2012
    Intelligence sources tell Fox News they are convinced the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda -- with a former Guantanamo detainee involved. That revelation comes on the same day a top Obama administration official called last week's deadly assault a "terrorist attack" -- the first time the attack has been described that way by the administration after claims it had been a "spontaneous" act. "Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy," Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said during a Senate hearing...
  • U.S. inspector faults (14) federal agents in gun probe, clears Holder

    09/19/2012 5:45:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/19/12 | David Ingram | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog faulted 14 federal agents and prosecutors on Wednesday for the botched anti-gun-trafficking effort known as "Operation Fast and Furious" but cleared Attorney General Eric Holder of any wrongdoing. The report by the department's inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, prompted two senior officials to leave the government. Congressional Republicans investigating the mismanaged operation had accused Holder of covering it up. A report bolstering their claim would have been an embarrassment for President Barack Obama, who appointed Holder to his job, in the home stretch of the presidential campaign. One U.S. agent was...
  • Fast and Furious, Executive Branch Key Players (pdf graph)

    09/19/2012 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    House Oversite Committee ^ | 9/19/12 | House Oversite Committee
    A handy dandy chart
  • AG Holder cleared in Justice gunwalking probe

    09/19/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    AP/CBS News ^ | September 19, 2012 2:15 PM
    The Justice Department's inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday of knowing about the gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious that allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico. But Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that there were "serious failures" at both the Justice Department and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives going back more than six years, CBS Radio News reporter Stephanie Lambidakis reports. Horowitz found that no one running the operations—not agents, nor prosecutors, nor managers—questioned the wisdom of letting guns vanish across the border with Mexico, where they ended up in the hands...
  • DOJ Deputy AG Jason Weinstein Resigns, AG Holder Cleared by Fast and Furious Report

    09/19/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 19, 2012 | Staff
    A major report released Wednesday on the Operation Fast and Furious scandal faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program — and has resulted in the resignation of one Justice Department official. Jason Weinstein, the deputy assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, is resigning in the wake of the Justice Department inspector general report on Fast and Furious. The report essentially concludes that he is the most senior department official who was in a position to stop Fast and Furious. The nearly 500-page report was completed after investigators reviewed 100,000 documents and interviewed 130 people. The...