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  • DOJ: Government Has Right to Ban Home Schooling

    07/07/2013 10:57:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 30 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2013 | John Semmens
    The Department of Justice intervened in the case of a German family seeking asylum in order to home school their children. The Romeike family fled Germany when authorities threatened to remove their children from their parents' custody if they weren't sent to public school. Lawyers for the family called teaching one's own children a fundamental parental right. Not so, said a brief filed by the US Department of Justice: “Where the boundary lies between parental authority and state authority is a matter of law. The state's interest in promoting a child's socialization as a participant in the collective body of...
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • Biden: Obama Can Use "Executive Orders" To Act On Gun Control (video)

    01/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 227 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups, says President Obama could use "executive orders" to enact gun control measures. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders -- executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required."
  • Brian Terry’s mother to Holder: You’re ‘a joke’ and a ‘coward’

    02/02/2012 8:08:39 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The mother of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry had harsh words for Attorney General Eric Holder after Thursday’s House oversight committee hearing on Operation Fast and Furious. “THIS IS FOR YOU SON,” Mrs. Terry posted on Facebook at about 3:30 p.m. “Mr. Holder. How come you can never say my sons name. You never have. All i ever hear you say is ‘i didnt find out or I cant say’ Im actually tired of hearing your double talk in answering questions. What a joke you are. You know my son was a real AMERICAN, a WARRIOR, and a HERO,...
  • Obama’s plan to steal the election of 2012

    01/05/2012 2:46:49 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-11 | DrJohn
    "I will see nutting!" Or, why Eric Holder will remain in office until 2013 at least. A pair of articles from the Washington Times make clear that the White House has a plan for the 2012 election, and that is to guarantee victory for Obama regardless of the outcome of the vote. A large part of it depends on Eric Holder and his continual bastardization of the law. The first comes from Robert Knight and his account of why democrats despise voter id laws: Assistant AG Thomas Perez, the same official who terminated the Black Panther voter intimidation case, ordered...
  • ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against sheriff Joe Arpaio

    12/20/2011 5:32:40 AM PST · by TPOOH · 26 replies
    The Dayton Tribune ^ | Robert Blain
    Excerpt....On Thursday Eric Holder and the Department of Justice filed suit against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s office run by the outspoken and flamboyant Joe Arpaio who’s made it a personal crusade to uphold U.S. immigrations laws when the feds won’t. Eric Holder and the Obama Administration are applying the full weight of the federal government’s resources into trying to stop the new Arizona immigration law, but that’s only one of the multi-front attacks they’ve setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s...
  • Holder Plays The Race Card On His Critics: They’re Attacking Me And Obama Because We’re Both Black…

    12/18/2011 7:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 12/18/11 | Zip
    You know he’s getting desperate. (NYT) — For nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozens of leaders calling for his resignation. Last week, more than 75 members of Congress co-sponsored a House resolution expressing “no confidence” in his leadership. [...] In the interview, Mr. Holder offered a glimpse of how he viewed the criticism. He said he thought some critics — like Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who favors allowing the military...
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Holder Lashes Out at Media Over Fast and Furious

    11/30/2011 9:15:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    Attorney General Eric Holder blames the media for Fast and Furious and mounting calls for his resignation. No, he really does. More, including the audio, at the Daily Caller. A couple of things today about this latest loss of cool. First, it isn’t just the Daily Caller covering the story as Holder wrongly claims. Every corner of the media is covering it. This sounds like something Press Harpy Tracy Schmaler at DOJ might be telling him, that only just one or two outlets are covering the story, but it isn’t true. She has a reputation of lying to the...
  • Justice Department Obstructing 'Fast and Furious' Gun Probe, ATF Director Says

    07/06/2011 8:54:58 AM PDT · by topher · 106 replies ^ | July 6, 2011 | By William Lajeunesse
    Justice Department Obstructing 'Fast and Furious' Gun Probe, ATF Director SaysBy William Lajeunesse The Justice Department is obstructing the congressional investigation of a U.S. law enforcement operation intended to crack down on major weapons traffickers on the Southwest border, according to the embattled leader of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Ken Melson, the acting director of the ATF, lobbed the accusation when he sneaked in for an interview with congressional investigators on July 4, two days ahead of his scheduled interview with the inspector general about the operation known as "Fast and Furious," Fox News has learned."If...
  • George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution - rewriting nation's founding document

    03/29/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, "progressive" U.S. Constitution WND first reported last week that Sunstein's wife, Samantha Power, has been a champion of a Soros-funded doctrine, entitled "responsibility to protect," which was used by Obama to justify engaging in an international military alliance to bomb Libya. As the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights, Power reportedly influenced Obama in his decision. Now it has emerged that Sunstein has maintained extensive ties...
  • Holder announces safety initiative after rise in officer deaths (Black Panthers not mentioned)

    03/23/2011 1:03:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/11 | Carol Cratty
    Holder announces safety initiative after rise in officer deathsBy Carol Cratty, CNN March 22, 2011 7:15 p.m. EDT Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder announced a Law Enforcement Safety Initiative Tuesday, calling the number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States so far this year "simply unacceptable." Holder's comments came as he met with a group of police chiefs and the heads of several federal law enforcement agencies to talk about the problem. He said the initiative will involve all U.S. attorneys around the country meeting with their local police and others to discuss the issue and...
  • Mexico says U.S. never told it tracked guns were passing border

    03/14/2011 3:24:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 11, 2011 | Ken Ellingwood
    The statement says Mexico would never have allowed arms to enter the country as part of the operation under which U.S. agents permitted the purchase of weapons to build more sweeping criminal cases. Mexican authorities say they were aware of the U.S. anti-gun operation that allowed smugglers to buy weapons under the watch of agents in the United States, but that they had no idea that the program allowed weapons to be smuggled into Mexico. In a statement issued late Thursday, Mexico's federal attorney general's office said Mexican officials were advised of operations north of the border against suspected traffickers....
  • Huntsville Citizen Responds To DOJ Letter, Blasts Claims Of Racism

    03/06/2011 6:54:04 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    WHNT ^ | March 1, 2011 | Nick Banaszak
    HUNTSVILLE, AL — A retired engineer who calls himself a concerned citizen is jumping headfirst into the racial debate at Huntsville City Schools. Claiming to speak for the "silent majority", Hugh McInnish fired off a five page letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday. The memo is a response to the DOJ's own letter last week, in which the agency accused the school system of fostering racial inequities in areas such as advanced learning and student discipline. McInnish blasted those assertions, and said there was no evidence of racial bias towards students of any color. He told WHNT...
  • AG Holder Needs to Retract False Statement about Domestic Violence

    03/05/2011 5:51:58 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 5, 2011 | Carey Roberts
    In ringing prose, President Barack Obama underscored his March 9, 2009, memorandum on scientific integrity with this promise: “Under my administration, the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over….To undermine scientific integrity is to undermine our democracy.” As luck would have it, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a statement a few months later designed to spotlight the issue of domestic violence. In Holder’s own words, “Disturbingly, intimate partner homicide is the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 15 to 45.” Turns out this statement is not one-sided or misleading. It’s flat-out wrong. Go to...
  • GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia

    03/03/2011 2:31:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia Published March 03, 2011 | Several Republican members of Congress are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate possible "threats" against conservative Supreme Court justices, claiming the advocacy group Common Cause is providing a platform for inflammatory rhetoric. The congressmen, in a draft letter to Holder that has not yet been sent, allege that rallies held by the organization appear to "incite violence and encourage racial slurs," with Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia being the targets. The letter cited a newspaper report...
  • HOLDER: Whites Can’t Be Victims of Racial Injustice Because They Haven’t Suffered Enough

    03/02/2011 9:23:22 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 280 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 3-2-2011 | Johnathon Burns
    HOLDER: Whites Can’t Be Victims of Racial Injustice Because They Haven’t Suffered EnoughJohnathon Burns March 2, 2011Or, The Continuing Media Narrative of ‘Acceptable’ Racism.Dr. King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Apparently, US Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t get the memo. As reported and applauded by Politico, Holder announced Tuesday that he was fed up with listening to whining whites who claim the justice department deliberately blocks investigations of black on white racism. Predictably, the Establishment media sides with Holder. “Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the...
  • More on "My people" (4 good linked articles)

    03/02/2011 12:32:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | March 2, 2011 | Christian Adams
    More on the unfortunate "my people" blunder by Attorney General Holder. Washington Post: "That, in the trade, is called an admission against interest." National Review: A witness "will often make revealing admissions if he becomes flustered or angry. " American Thinker: "That brought out the worst in Holder who then made Culberson's case for him." The Blaze (with link to video and also Limbaugh comments) The peculiar thing about the mistake is that some outlets actually viewed the comments as a good thing, as a sassy retort, oblivious the the damage such exclusionary attitudes would cause with a large segment...
  • Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'

    03/01/2011 11:15:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 247 replies ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American. Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia. The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense...
  • AG Holder defends performance on gays, drugs

    03/01/2011 12:38:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2011 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder has defended the Justice Department's performance on issues like gay rights and trafficking in prescription drugs under pointed questioning by newly energized Republicans who have taken control of the House. At a four-hour appropriations subcommittee hearing, Holder was criticized for the administration's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of gay marriage.