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  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/18/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Pelham · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center, was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that they...
  • Impeach Eric Holder

    04/17/2014 3:47:15 PM PDT · by Col Vit · 17 replies
    POLITISITE ^ | 4/17/2014 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    Impeach Eric Holder Impeachment is the only cure for an unethical and extremely partisan US Attorney General. Eric Holder has established himself to be beyond the jurisdiction of American law. This leaves only one solution that is to impeach the Attorney General. Holder’s leadership of the DOJ fosters a climate of fear among the American public and increasingly Americans feel betrayed by a government that targets its citizens and a Justice Department who disperses out unequal justice and protection under the law.” What is the case for impeachment? When does the DOJ determine what laws to be enforced? Congress establishes...
  • Holder calls hate crimes an 'affront to who we are'

    04/17/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT · by ncfool · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Attorney General Eric Holder said hate crimes are an affront to what the United States stands for in comments at a memorial service Thursday for three people killed in a shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas. “Every alleged hate crime, no matter the intended target, is an affront to who we are – and who we have always been – both as a country and as a people,”
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center , was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that...
  • President Obama’s Bogus Voting Rights Claims

    04/16/2014 11:17:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 16, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky & Peter McGinley
    Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights cases—and as former Voting Section lawyer Christian Adams points out, only 13 were related to protecting minority voting rights. And, with respect to some of the cases in which the department has been involved, it lost spectacularly—such as its false claim that South Carolina’s voter ID law was discriminatory. Perhaps...
  • JW Obtains IRS Docs Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4-16-2014
    JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups APRIL 16, 2014 May 9, 2013, email reveals IRS plans to meet with Department of Justice over whether to prosecute groups that “lied” about plans for political activity (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act...
  • GOP legislation would cut off Holder's salary

    04/16/2014 3:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/2014
    A Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut off pay to Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials who have been held in contempt of Congress. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, introduced the "Contempt Act" on Tuesday, less than a week after alluding to the measure during a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing where Holder faced criticism from GOP lawmakers. "The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials’ bad behavior," Farenthold said in a statement. "If the average American failed to do his or her job, he or...
  • GOP writes legislation to deny Eric Holder his salary

    04/16/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress — a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with House Republicans’ probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court.
  • GOP Writes Legislation to Deny AG Holder His Salary

    04/15/2014 4:57:10 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress — a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with the House GOP’s probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican who publicly excoriated Mr. Holder at a hearing last week, introduced the legislation just before Congress went...
  • The DREAM Act in the NDAA: Wrong for National and Homeland Security

    04/15/2014 4:28:26 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | David Inserra and Charles Stimson
    Under current law, lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are eligible to volunteer to serve in the United States military. If they pass the strict qualification requirements applicable to all who seek to serve, they can serve in the armed forces of the United States, and once they are in the armed forces, they may apply for expedited consideration for U.S. citizenship, which is granted on a routine basis. Now, however, some in Congress are looking to provide a backdoor to instant citizenship for unlawful immigrants who are brought to the U.S. as minors—also known as “DREAMers,” after the Development, Relief, and...
  • Cattle Battle: It Ain’t Over Till the Little Banty Rooster Stops Crowing

    04/15/2014 8:46:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Remember kids, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings. Or in this case, until the Little Banty Rooster’s Little Banty Hen crows: Reid tells News4's Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. Wait, what?  We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it? They may not walk, butt they sure can run.I presume he was not talking about...
  • Sheriff: Feds strategize for 'raid' on ranch [Sheriff Mack]

    04/14/2014 4:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 498 replies
    WND ^ | April 14, 2014
    Warning follows threat from Harry Reid that grazing dispute 'not over' The chief of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the federal government are warning that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was just to distract and defuse – because a raid on the family’s ranch still is being strategized. And there probably would be violence involved, said Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Grisham County, Ariz. “I don’t think it would be possible” to launch a raid without violence, he told WND Monday. “I don’t the Bundys would lie...
  • Coming Soon: Blistering New Book on DOJ and Voting Section (Obama's Enforcer)

    04/14/2014 2:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | April 14, 2014 | Christian Adams
    On June 10, a blistering new book on the Justice Department and the shenanigans inside the DOJ Voting Section is released. "Obama's Enforcer" by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky will detail abuses of power at Holder's Justice Department. It has disturbing stories from inside the Department about Justice Department staff both giving a pass to criminal election activity as well as naming the names of those inside the Civil Rights Division who engaged in criminal activity. Amazon link here.
  • Holder: No racial component in his criticism of Congress

    04/14/2014 1:03:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Attorney General Eric Holder said he was careful not to allude to a racial component when criticizing Congress’s treatment of him last week. "I didn't say there was a racial component. I was very careful not to say that," Holder told The Huffington Post on Monday. Last week, Holder told a civil rights group he and President Obama’s administration have been subject to "unprecedented" and "ugly" attacks. He asked what attorney general or president in history had to deal with the same. Instead of race, Holder said he was alluding to the "breakdown in civility" and the ability to cultivate...
  • How Obama's Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs

    04/14/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/2014 | Kerri Toloczko
    Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.67% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1.3%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process. The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based...
  • Krauthammer: Eric Holder Is A "World Class" Whiner

    04/13/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 04-13-2014 | Doug Brady
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  • Holder/Obama/Reid: Hypocracy and Selective Enforcement: Bundy vs Illegal Immigration

    04/13/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Various referenced | April 13, 2014 | Vanity
    During the government shutdown, the Obama Administration made it a priority to put up barricades at the World War II Memorial: preventing Veterans who had made a special trip to Washington, DC from visiting the Memorial. According to Sarah Palin, Sylvia Matthews Burwell (HHS nominee) was behind this. Then the Obama Administration took the stance that Illegal Immigrants should be allowed in the US. Any damage to property or crimes committed seemed seemed to make this administration turn the other way. Then the Bureau of Land Management decided that a rancher Clive Bunday, who has had cattle grazing on the...
  • George Will: The Obama Administration’s Constant Claims of Racism Are Becoming a Joke

    04/13/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Apr 2014
    On "Fox News Sunday," Washington Post columnist George Will criticized Attorney General Eric Holder who claim racism is behind his political adversaries' attacks: “Liberalism has a kind of Tourette Syndrome these days," Will said. "It's constantly saying the words racism and racist. There’s an old saying, 'If you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table.' This is pounding the table. There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960s, except Obamacare, and the...
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Wheel of Fortune’ EPIC FAIL in History? (Video)

    04/12/2014 8:03:56 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 36 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-12-2014 | TopClip
    A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. And Hoosiers can't be feeling too proud. Julian had the chance to win $1 million Friday night, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like “A-chill-us.” Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the “mythological hero” got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.) But alas, poor Julian' disastrous...
  • Republican Incensed by DOJ Stonewalling

    04/12/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Tex) described himself as “frustrated and mystified” by his inability to obtain copies of Department of Justice communications that have been provided to the attorneys defending men facing charges for terrorist acts in Illinois. “Why can’t the Attorney General have the common courtesy to give a member of Congress equal access?” Gohmert wondered. AG Eric Holder insisted that the distinctly different treatment was warranted. “These men are on trial and need this information to defend themselves,” Holder argued. “They face serious consequences if they don’t have the best possible defense.” “In contrast, I have determined that Congress...
  • Ricky, Bo, Mo, Joe, Val and Ahmad. A Good Time Was Had.

    04/12/2014 9:09:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-12-2014 | MOTUS
    On Thursday, an out-of-sorts and whiny Ricky appeared at The Rev’s National Action Network to play the race card in the third person. Attorney General for the most transparent administration in history On Friday the lecturer-in-chief himself showed up: In a fiery speech, Obama said that Republicans are threatening the right to vote. Meanwhile, Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record mobsters for the feds in the 1980s. Channeling Joey “they want to put you back in chains” Biden’s civil...
  • VIDEO: BREAKING Cell Towers Shut Down @ Bundy Ranch Siege

    04/11/2014 5:38:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 279 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2014 | DataBratM82A01
    We're getting reports that the cell towers have been shut down in the area of the Cliven Bundy Ranch. We need your help in confirming these reports as we cannot reach our correspondents on the scene. Please leave your comments below if you are able to verify these claims. VIDEO
  • Holder Admits That,If It Wanted,NSA Could Collect Searches,Emails Just Like Phone Metadata

    04/11/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | April 9 , 2014 | Mike Masnick
    During a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning oversight, Rep. Zoe Lofgren decided to quiz Attorney General Eric Holder about the federal government's surveillance efforts, starting off with a rather simple question. She notes that the bulk phone record collection program is considered to be legal by its supporters, based on Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows for the collection of "business records." So, she wonders, is there any legal distinction between phone records and, say, internet searches or emails? In other words, does the DOJ believe that it would be perfectly legal for the US government to...
  • Don’t Go There, Buddy!

    04/11/2014 8:52:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2013 | MOTUS
    “The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves.” – Vladimir Ilyich LeninWhat Eric Holder actually said: (bold added) “And since the day I became Attorney General in 2009, I have been proud to stand alongside you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this Administration’s work.I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms – even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity. And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way …forget...
  • Washington Post's Milbank: GOP Won't Go After Sebelius Because She's White

    04/11/2014 5:31:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4.11.2014 | Elisha Krauss
    Milbank implied to Al Sharpton that the GOP has not politically targeted HHS Secretary Sebelius because she is white During a segment on Thursday's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, frequent guest Dana Milbank insinuated that the GOP only has issues with Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama because the GOP is racist. During a segment with Sharpton and MSNBC's Karen Finney about Kathleen Sebelius resigning, Milbank wondered why the Republicans on the Hill do not target her more considering she was the one who implemented Obamacare. Milbank stated, “ ... so let's compare Holder to Kathleen Sebelius, who...
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal

    04/11/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tony Lee
    In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of Holder's predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton's and Richard Nixon's administrations. Cruz said he was "very pleased" that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person...
  • [Watch] Eric Holder Gave Terrorists Same Documents He Refuses To Give To Congress

    04/11/2014 3:26:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | april 11, 2014 | rick wells
    He was told by the Justice Department to go access the public information on the Internet. Mr. Gohmert was specific to the specific data, which he states the Department of Justice had already provided to people convicted of supporting terrorism. Gohmert says, “They’re terrorists, we’ve given them the documents, the Justice Department has, and my information is that they’ve now been put on disks and sent to Illinois, so we know they are easily provided; just not to members of Congress.” Rep Gohmert describes how in the response, seven months from the date of his letter he was given a...
  • Palin Warns Holder on Gun Bracelets: 'You Don't Want to Go There, Buddy'

    04/10/2014 8:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 9, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that he was considering forcing gun owners to wear identifying bracelets, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin harshly warned him that he better not even think about trying to implement the idea. "Eric, 'You don't want to go there, buddy,'" she declared on Wednesday. Palin posted a photo (see below) of the three bracelets she often wears and explained the significance of each: Hey Eric, these are my identifying bracelets: One honors our military; One honors independent Americans who have a healthy distrust of Washington's permanent political class and who will fight against elitists hell-bent...
  • Fed-Up Eric Holder Rips Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’

    04/10/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by yoe · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network, a group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, in New York on Wednesday lauding the organization’s effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script.
  • Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry

    04/10/2014 4:20:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 10 April 2014 | Gun Owners
    Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department's proposed budget for FY2015. Apparently, Holder didn't think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive fiat.He also asked Congress to help fund so-called “smart gun” technology, which would prevent a gun from firing unless the shooter is wearing an accompanying bracelet or ring.“Smart guns” are a dumb ideaGiven that “smart gun” technology only works about 80 percent of the time -- according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology --...
  • Holder bypasses U.S. Sentencing Commission in mandatory minimums, angers U.S. Attorneys

    04/10/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Kelly Ridell
    Attorney General Eric Holder has infuriated U.S. Assistant Attorneys by not waiting for the U.S. Sentencing Commission to recommend reductions of sentencing guidelines for drug offenders and pushing them to prosecute based on his new guidelines. “We do not join with others who regard our federal justice system as ‘broken’ or in need of major reconstruction,” the National Association of U.S. Assistant Attorneys said in a letter to Mr. Holder in January. “Instead we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework well constructed and worth preserving.” In August, Mr. Holder unveiled his “Smart on Crime” initiative, seeking to “reserve
  • Actually, Eric Holder, Other AGs Have Faced 'That Kind of Treatment'

    04/10/2014 12:26:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/10/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Speaking at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference on Wednesday, Eric Holder took exception to criticism of his tenure as attorney general. He even hinted that the “unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity” was motivated by racism. “It had nothing to do with me, forget about that,”? Holder said. “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?” Holder’s notion that past attorneys general have escaped widespread criticism, or that criticism directed toward him is solely race-based, overlooks incidents of those before him, including
  • Fed-Up Holder Rips 'Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive' Congress

    04/10/2014 9:44:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/10/14 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching "unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive" attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network in New truthYork on Wednesday lauding the organization's effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script. "Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee," Holder told the crowd. "What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that...
  • Obama’s Watergate moment is here

    04/10/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 4-9-2014 | DrJohn
    Back in June of 2013 Elijah Cummings declared the IRS investigation over, despite the continued stonewalling by the Obama administration: Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. If it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you. The IG made some recommendations, those recommendations are being adopted by the IRS, we’ve got a new commissioner in, acting commissioner in, Danny Werfel is doing a great job, I think we’re in great shape. Last month all of the democrat members of the House Oversight Committee demanded Darryl Issa end the IRS...
  • Trey Gowdy to Eric Holder: Prosecute Lerner, Prove You're a Real AG

    04/09/2014 7:50:15 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder must take seriously congressional allegations against former IRS official Lois Lerner if he is to be trusted as the nation's top law enforcement official, Rep. Trey Gowdy says. "What happened today was really big . . . You remember when the president said there's not a smidgen of criminality?" Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "So, now you have the Ways and Means, which is one of the more widely respected committees in Congress, sending three separate, potential criminal acts to the Department of Justice and a referral. "This...
  • Obama Requests $1.1 Billion, DOJ $382.1 Million for Gun Control

    04/09/2014 9:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 9, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    President Obama has requested $1.1 billion and the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for $382.1 million for gun control "to protect Americans from gun violence." Included in the DOJ's $382.1 million figure is a request for $2 million for smart gun technology grants. According to The Washington Beacon, Obama's $1.1 billion "[includes] $182 million to support the president's 'Now is the Time' gun safety initiative." "Now is the Time" includes the following: 1. Require background checks for all gun sales. 2. Strengthen the background check system for gun sales. 3. Pass a new, stronger ban on assault weapons. 4. Limit...
  • Holder blasts racial profiling, shares own experiences

    04/09/2014 6:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 9, 1994 | Morgan Whitaker
    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against racial profiling Wednesday, arguing the practice undermines the relationship between communities and law enforcement officials. He also reflected on his own experiences with profiling in years past. The attorney general told an audiance at the annual National Action Network convention in New York that his father gave him advice as a boy on how to interact with police if he ever felt he had been stopped unfairly. “I thought of my father’s words years later, when – as a college student – I was pulled over twice on the New Jersey turnpike and...
  • Holder: Gohmert Disagreement Example of Unprecedented Racism Against Him and Obama

    04/09/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT · by cornelis · 59 replies
    "I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don't believe that, you look at the way ...forget about me... forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House...
  • Holder blames gun lobby for contempt of Congress vote

    04/09/2014 3:49:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    Attorney General Eric Holder blamed “the gun lobby” for being behind his 2012 contempt vote in Congress, in one of many heated exchanges with House Republicans Tuesday. The Republican-led House voted in 2012 to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress — the first time ever for a sitting Cabinet member — for failing to provide key information about the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal. In an oversight hearing Tuesday of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Mr. Holder said his contempt vote was “all about the gun lobby,” during a heated exchange with Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican....
  • Congressman Blake Farenthold: "I Don't Think Mr. Holder Should Be Here"

    04/09/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 65 replies
    Blake Farenthold's Press Release ^ | April 8, 2014 | Blake Farenthold
    Today, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) attended a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Attorney General Eric Holder was the sole witness. Today marked the seventh time General Holder has testified before the Judiciary Committee since his confirmation in 2009. Congressman Farenthold did not question Holder during the hearing because he felt that, since the Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress, it was not appropriate for him to appear before Congress as if nothing was wrong. Instead, Congressman Farenthold made the following remarks during his designated questioning round in today’s hearing:...
  • Holder on Gohmert: What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?

    04/09/2014 10:58:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Chuck Ross
    Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States...
  • Petraeus Investigation Still Open To Keep Him Quiet About Benghazi?

    04/09/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies
    shoebat ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shoebat
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks. If, as has been relayed by Shoebat.com, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that...
  • Time for Congress to reopen its own jail? (2007)

    04/09/2014 10:56:47 AM PDT · by Count of Monte Fisto · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7/23/07 | Frank Askin
    It seems that the House Judiciary Committee is considering seeking the help of the Justice Department to enforce contempt citations against Bush Administration officials such as Joshua Bolton who refuse to respond to Congressional inquiries into alleged White House wrongdoing. That would be a mistake. Such a strategy leaves Congress beholden to hostile Executive branch officials to enforce its prerogatives on exactly the type of charges that the administration said this week it would not allow officials to pursue. The strategy would also allow President Bush to pardons his underlings should they ever be indicted and convicted. Yet under historic...
  • Planetary and Republican Opposition: It Only Happens Every 2 Years…Don’t Miss It

    04/09/2014 7:51:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Did you feel it last night? The cosmic “opposition”? “Every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when the planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth's sky.”  This amazing cosmic event, called “Opposition,” happens just once every 2 years. It produces a spectacular view of a bright orange Mars rising near sunset which remains visible all night long.And apparently it also triggers another fleeting cosmic lunar event: the Republicans align in actual “Opposition” to Democrats. Nobody is sure why, butt scientists speculate it has something to do with shifting gravity, cosmic radiation or upcoming Congressional...
  • Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones

    04/08/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, questioned Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, asking the Attorney General if he believed if the Federal Aviation Administration or Congress should regulate of drone use. “Would you think that it would be better that Congress intervene and employ legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment, right of privacy basically on citizens or do you suggest as Attorney General that the FAA still control who gets a drone or not?”...
  • Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail

    04/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Corruption: A House panel votes this week to formally ask the DOJ to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner. It is time someone in this administration were held accountable for something. A staff report by House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa reveals testimony by IRS agents that the IRS has not deliberately targeted progressive groups. Now comes word that the House Ways and Means Committee is sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder accusing former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations Lois Lerner of committing at least three crimes in the IRS's targeting tea party and other...
  • Eric Holder refers Congress to Treasury for legal basis of Obamacare delays (Pelosi knew)

    04/08/2014 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel that lawmakers interested in knowing the legal basis for President Obama's delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate should look to the Treasury Department for answers. "The Treasury Department had looked at it and determined that there was a legal basis [for the mandate delay]," Holder told Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "I think I would refer you to that document," he also said when asked for Justice Department analysis. Holder said that the Justice Department generally does not disclose the legal analyses provided to the...
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck With Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange

    04/08/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 110 replies
    abc ^ | Apr 8, 2014 2:23pm | Mike Levine
    After getting grilled at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder wished one of his outspoken critics “good luck with your asparagus.” It was a not-so-subtle dig at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, inspired by the congressman’s flub last year when he warned Holder not to “cast aspersions on my asparagus.” Holder has had a testy relationship with several Republican lawmakers since the Republican-led House held him in contempt of Congress two years ago for failing to turn over certain documents tied to the Fast and Furious scandal involving botched firearms sting operations, despite a congressional subpoena seeking those...
  • GOWDY: You don’t have discretion on whether to follow the law or not… HOLDER: I disagree…

    04/08/2014 2:01:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 8, 2014
    Trey Gowdy really exposes the lawless nature of Eric Holder in this exchange about mandatory minimums. Holder is trying to bypass the law by telling his attorneys not to divulge to the courts the amount of drugs that were seized from the offender. In doing this, the court can’t invoke mandatory minimum laws because they don’t know the amount. It’s this exchange that caught my attention: GOWDY: That’s my point, is that your memo is trumping a congressional statute. HOLDER: Well, I mean, we always have discretion. And, would you say that… GOWDY: But you don’t have discretion on whether...