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  • Holder's ATF Blocks Fast And Furious Whistleblower Book

    10/09/2013 1:34:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Posted 10/08/2013 06:35 PM ET | IBD EDITORIALS
    Transparency: The Justice Department blocks a tell-all book by an ATF special agent on how Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata and hundreds of Mexican nationals were killed with weapons supplied by this administration. ATF Special Agent John Dodson is a national hero who in 2011 blew the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration's gun-running operation to Mexico. Testifying before Congress, he disclosed that his supervisors had authorized the flow of semiautomatic weapons into Mexico instead of interdicting them, weapons that found their way into the hands of Mexican drug cartels with deadly results. Dodson has put his intimate...
  • Court Says Holder Can't Stop Fast And Furious Truth Search

    10/01/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: The truth about how and why Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata and hundreds of Mexican nationals were killed with weapons supplied by this administration may yet come out as a court lets a lawsuit proceed. The most transparent administration in history suffered a defeat Monday, when U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department's request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking "Fast and Furious" documents hidden by Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department after President Obama invoked executive privilege. The lawsuit was brought by Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after...
  • Global Gun Grab: Kerry Signs U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    09/25/2013 3:52:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Septemner 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: The Senate is unlikely to ratify a United Nations arms treaty signed by John Kerry, but gun control zealots will use it as justification for "common sense" infringements on our constitutional right. The secretary of state signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday despite repeated indications that it would be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate. One warning was a letter from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., that said the treaty would be rejected just like "other U.N.-sponsored treaties which threaten our country's sovereignty." Inhofe reminded Kerry that the pact would "collect dust alongside the Law...
  • Gun Control? Obama's Chicago New U.S. Murder Capital

    09/19/2013 4:56:20 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investers Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Crime: FBI statistics show Chicago, with one-third the population, passing New York City in the number of murders in 2012. Is it time for a national conversation about gang control vs. gun control? President Obama doesn't often mention his hometown when he talks about gun control. Then he'd have to explain, in arguably the most gun-restricted big city in America in the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms, why Chicago is now officially the murder capital of the United States. In new statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012,...
  • Navy Yard Shooting Another Clinton Gun-Free Zone Fail

    09/17/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | September 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back. It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves. He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on...
  • On Stand Your Ground, President Obama Acts Stupidly

    07/23/2013 4:12:40 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Jult23, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law And Order: While urging the re-examination of state self-defense laws, then-state Sen. Barack Obama co-sponsored a bill nine years ago that stiffened Illinois' 1961 "stand your ground" law. So, he had it right the first time. 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," the president said in his first on-camera response to the verdict exonerating neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of the second-degree murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. "There are very few African-American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they were shopping at a department store, and that includes...
  • 'Cairo On The Lake' Meets Concealed Carry In Illinois

    07/10/2013 4:43:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Busimess Daily ^ | July 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: Illinois has become the last state in the union to allow citizens their full Second Amendment rights, and officials in the murder capital of America worry about the consequences of citizens defending themselves. Illinois' legislature on Tuesday voted to let gun owners carry concealed weapons. The action followed a violent and bloody Fourth of July weekend in President Obama's hometown during which 74 people were shot and 12 were killed. Permission for concealed carry in Illinois was prompted by a ruling late last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. It found that...
  • Obama Blames U.S., Repeats 90% Gun Lie In Mexico

    05/06/2013 4:15:26 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns To Mexico: Once again blaming his own country for Mexico's gun violence without mentioning Fast and Furious, the gun runner in chief pledges to find and jail gun smugglers. Perhaps he should start with his own administration. 'We recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States. ... We'll keep increasing the pressure on the gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico, and we'll keep putting these criminals where they belong — behind bars," President Obama told students assembled at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City on Friday, repeating...
  • Why Does DHS Need More Bullets Per Officer Than Army?

    04/26/2013 3:46:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 26, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Federal Power: Homeland Security's procurement officer is grilled in Congress on why federal agents who rarely fire weapons need several times more bullets annually than an Army officer. Who or what are they shooting at? Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Thursday asked Nick Nayak, DHS' chief procurement officer, a question we and others have been asking: Why has the Department of Homeland Security been buying so much ammunition? Dismissed as a concern only of right-wing conspiracy theorists, the reported amounts as high as 2 billion rounds have varied and been explained not as a one-time purchase but a bulk buy...
  • Toomey-Manchin Lets Doctors Block Your Gun Rights

    04/16/2013 6:01:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 16, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Overreach: The gun control bill lets doctors put your name in the national criminal background check system without telling you. Can the government say you're crazy and take your guns? It's already happening. The road to deeper gun control seems like another road paved with good intentions. Since many recent mass shootings have involved shooters with varying degrees of mental impairment, the desire to keep guns out of the genuinely mentally ill seems to be a worthy goal. Yet it is being exploited with definitions so vague and undefined, and with controls so lax, as to become not a means...
  • As Gun Grabs Loom, Citizens Left With Baseball Bat

    04/11/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bat Man: A Chicago store owner beats off two armed thugs with a baseball bat as Missouri illegally shares concealed carry records with feds and New York matches private health records with gun permits to take firearms. President Obama, who campaigns for gun control between concerts at the White House and golf outings with Tiger Woods, once famously used the metaphor that in politics if they bring a knife to a fight, you bring a gun. On Tuesday, in the gun-controlled murder capital of Chicago, the president's hometown, store owner Luis Quizhpe, an Ecuadorean immigrant, had no gun, but he...
  • DHS Won't Answer Congress On Billion Bullet Purchase

    03/22/2013 5:40:49 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bullet Buys: Fifteen members of Congress have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too. Fifteen members of Congress have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too. Freshman California Republican Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House colleagues, who signed on to his March 5 letter, are asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it is buying...
  • Kerry Commits U.S. To U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab

    03/20/2013 3:59:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    U.S. Rights: As the world body meets this week to hammer out an agreement to restrict international arms trade, our Secretary of State commits us to pushing a treaty that may also restrict our Second Amendment rights. Last Friday, the day of the week when unpopular or controversial announcements are traditionally made, Secretary of State John Kerry announced U.S. support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a final version of which is being hammered out in New York beginning this week. Certainly the ATT is controversial. Touted as a means of getting a handle on an international arms...
  • Dem State Senator To Rape Victims: No Guns For You!

    03/07/2013 4:14:59 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 7, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: As the Colorado legislature considers a ban on campus concealed carry, a woman testifying how she was raped in a "safe zone" 50 feet from a police station is told that armed defense is useless. It didn't receive quite as much media coverage as Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke's plea for free contraceptives before Congress but on Monday a young woman named Amanda Collins mustered the courage to testify before a Colorado legislative committee on that state's proposed gun ban legislation. Collins was raped at gunpoint in a University of Nevada-Reno parking garage in October 2007. Nevada law...
  • Concealed Carry Coming To Illinois, Gang Capital Chicago

    03/04/2013 8:43:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2013` | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: An Illinois court has ruled that the Second Amendment means what it says and has ordered the state legislature to adopt a law by June that lets citizens bear arms in self-defense, not just keep them. On Feb. 22, a 5-4 majority of the 10-member U.S. Seventh Court of Appeals upheld the Dec. 11 decision, which had been rendered by a three-member panel, to address absurdity and inconsistency of Illinois gun laws that allowed ownership of a firearm, but not the right to carry it outside the home. In other words, the "right to keep but not to bear...
  • Is DHS Ammo For Obama's "National Security Force"?

    02/12/2013 5:18:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 89 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried? As Andrew Malcolm has noted on these pages, the Department of Homeland Security has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War. Some have speculated about a link between the stockpiling between candidate Obama's off-prompter campaign remarks about a national security force and the stockpiling by DHS of more than 1.6 billion (with a 'b') bullets. DHS has...
  • Glock, Paper, Scissors: Armed Guard Stops Shooter

    02/01/2013 4:12:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: While DHS seeks 7,000 semiautomatic guns with 30-round clips for self-defense, it makes a video saying you should use scissors to overpower armed predators. Luckily, a school guard in Atlanta thought differently. Vice President Joe Biden criticized, on Jan. 23 during a Google+ Hangout, the suggestion by NRA chief Wayne LaPierre to put armed guards in every school in the nation. "We are not calling for armed guards in schools . .. we think that would be a terrible mistake," the vice president said during the PBS "Fireside Hangout." On Thursday afternoon, a student opened fire at Price Middle...
  • Rahm Emanuel Goes After 1st And 2nd Amendments

    01/30/2013 5:51:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: A 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration is gunned down by gangs less than a mile from Barack Obama's home. What does Chicago's mayor do? He blames banks who lend gun makers money. Hadiya Pendleton, who just days before had performed with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration, was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended. The park where she was killed is a little less than a mile from President Obama's Kenwood home. In addition to Hadiya, two men were killed and eight other people...
  • Hypocrisy Of Liberals Who Cling To Their Guns

    12/27/2012 5:00:07 PM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 27, 2012
    Gun Control: A different set of gun laws applies to network anchors, but even stranger is a newspaper publishing a map showing not only who has a firearm but also telling predators who doesn't. It should have been sufficient for the Gannett-owned Journal News, headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., reporting on increased calls for stricter gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn., to have noted that about 44,000 people in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties in the Lower Hudson Valley — one of every 23 adults — was licensed to own a handgun....
  • Yes, Columbine Had Armed Guards—And They Saved Lives

    12/25/2012 11:01:02 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 25, 2012
    School Safety: Critics of the National Rifle Association's call for armed security guards at our schools respond that one famous school did have a sheriff's deputy on scene. But without him, the toll would have been much worse. After remaining silent on the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre held a press conference Friday to condemn another tragedy in a gun-free zone and to advocate the placement of armed security guards at our schools as is done at airports, banks and other public venues. "It's now time for us to assume responsibility for our schools," he said....
  • Lesson Of Sandy Hook, Clackamas — Ban Gun-Free Zones

    12/17/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 15, 2012
    Gun Laws: Before the tragedy in Connecticut, a shooter at an Oregon shopping mall was stopped by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit who refused to be a victim, preventing another mass tragedy. In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli. As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon, Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But...
  • If Kasandra Perkins Only Had A Gun, Bob Costas ...

    12/04/2012 4:14:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 4, 2012
    Gun Control: If the girlfriend of the football linebacker killed in a murder-suicide had a gun to defend herself, she might be alive today to explain how guns save lives and more of them means less crime. Let us start with the proposition that Jovan Belcher, the 6-foot-2-inch, 228-pound Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, did not need his legally obtained and registered gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. He could have used his bare hands to dispatch his partner, or even, say, a knife, as was used in another murder case involving a famous football player that NBC Sports announcer...
  • Can House Stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab?

    11/23/2012 4:14:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 23, 2012
    Second Amendment: A House resolution, as futile as it may be, represents growing opposition to another administration bow to the U.N. encroachment on U.S. sovereignty at the expense of its laws and even our Constitution. Treaties are ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Senate, and the final version of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) may likely be signed by this president and ratified by this Senate, especially if presented as a "sensible restriction" on international arms trafficking with no impact on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. But some House members are not going to...
  • Re-elected Obama Pushes Anti-2nd Amendment Gun Grab

    11/08/2012 4:13:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 8, 2012
    Second Amendment: Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence. Less than 24 hours after President Obama's re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.'s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment. America joined 157 other nations in voting Wednesday to finalize the treaty in March. None was opposed and there were 18 abstentions. U.N. delegates and gun-control activists had complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican...
  • (IBD) Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Small ArmsTreaty Gun Grab? (Correct Link)

    11/08/2012 7:08:17 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • (IBD) Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    11/08/2012 6:50:22 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • Univision Exposes Barack Hussein's Rising Fast And Furious Body Count

    10/02/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Scandal: A Univision special documents how weapons provided by the administration to Mexican drug cartels repeatedly have taken a deadly toll as families on both sides of the border wait for true answers and accountability. We may never know how many deaths, kidnappings and other criminal activities were facilitated by more than 2,000 weapons that were allowed to "walk" into Mexico under the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program, but a Univision special aired Sunday exposes more of the carnage. The special, put together by Univision's investigative unit and aired as a special edition of Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" ("Here...
  • Bloomberg Ignores Auroras In New York and Chicago

    07/24/2012 4:38:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 24, 2012
    Gun Control: The gun-controlled Windy City is on a pace to have 450 murders this year, an Aurora every 10 days. Meanwhile, the mayor of New York ignores his own body count to say the police should go on strike. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Piers Morgan. "We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through the legislature, do what's required to make us safe." He was speaking about the massacre in Aurora, Colo.,...
  • The Right To Shoot Back: Another "Gun-Free-Zone" Fail

    07/23/2012 6:21:02 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2012
    Gun Control: Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as a noted film critic points out, but so was Virginia when a college campus there was racked by violence. Like the school, the theater chain was also "gun-free." In December 2007, two church members were shot to death and three others injured after a gunman opened fire outside the New Life Church in Colorado Springs as Sunday services were wrapping up. That tragedy could have been much worse, but the gunman was shot by a church security officer and was found dead when police arrived at the scene. On April 22 of...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • Blood Money: Obama Contributor Ran Fast and Furious

    07/03/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | Posted 07/02/2012 06:50 PM ET
    Scandal: A campaign contributor who was an architect of the 1994 assault weapons ban was the mastermind behind the Fast and Furious operation that let guns walk into Mexico, including those that killed two U.S. agents. Shortly after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Dec. 15, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder's deputy chief of staff, Monty Wilkinson, received an email from U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke telling him just that: "The guns found in the desert near the murder(ed) BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about — they were AK-47s...
  • Issa's Right: Tougher Gun Laws Fast And Furious Goal

    06/26/2012 6:29:36 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2012
    Scandal: The head of the House oversight panel suggests the real reason for the administration's invoking executive privilege in the Fast and Furious case is to hide proof that the operation was part of a push for gun control. Defenders of President Obama's use of executive privilege to provide cover for Attorney General Eric Holder in the gun-running fiasco that resulted in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata may dismiss it as just another conspiracy theory. But the suggestion by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that the deadly operation was conceived to advance the...
  • Fast And Furious Did Not Begin Under President Bush

    06/22/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 23, 2012 | Editor
    Scandal: The president's spokesman confuses a "controlled delivery" operation known as Wide Receiver with the quite different Fast and Furious and couldn't even remember the name of the Border Patrol agent killed by it. When a Border Patrol agent is murdered in the service of his country as a result of a program run by his own government, one would think the White House press secretary would know his name. Jay Carney, his name was Brian Terry. During a contentious press conference where even the White House press corps seemed to have had enough with the administration's tap dancing about...
  • Obama's Executive Privilege Has The Stench Of Cover-Up

    06/20/2012 6:10:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 20, 2012
    <p>Scandal: The president illegally asserts executive privilege to protect an attorney general who's either a clueless political hack, malevolent or both, withholding answers of who is responsible for a Border Patrol agent's death.</p> <p>President Obama's contempt for the rule of law hit a new low when, on the eve of a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, he granted his AG's 11th-hour request to hide sought-after documents on Operation Fast and Furious under the cover of executive privilege.</p>
  • Fast And Furious Gun Control Plot Was Widely Known

    02/14/2012 12:38:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 14, 2012 | IBD staff
    Scandal: A drug enforcement agent says other agencies knew in 2009 about the Justice Department's gunrunning operation and even tried to interdict the weapons flow. And, yes, it was a gun-control plot. The notion that Fast and Furious was a localized operation run out of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of which few, particularly the arguably clueless Attorney General Eric Holder, were aware continues to be exposed as the lie it is. "In 2009, I became aware that ATF was walking guns," Tony Coulson, who was in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency-Tucson...
  • Holder Cowardly Plays Race Card in Fast and Furious

    12/20/2011 5:19:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 20, 2011 | IBD staff
    Justice: The attorney general says he and the president get criticized because they're African-American. He once said we need an honest discussion about race. OK, let's talk about him hiding behind his. Times have changed since the evening of April 7, 1775, when Samuel Johnson said that patriotism was the last refuge of a scoundrel . In the supposed post-racial era ushered in with the election of President Obama and the appointment of Attorney General Eric Holder, racism has replaced it as the ultimate defense against charges of incompetence and misguided policies. In an interview with the New York Times...
  • Eric Holder's New Scandal: Money Laundering For Cartels

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 7, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: The House committee probing government gun-running now sets it sights on possible money-laundering involving drug cartel funds run in the name of drug enforcement. Why should we believe DOJ this time? It's an old adage that when investigating criminal activity you should follow the money. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has announced an investigation into a money-laundering operation allegedly run by the Drug Enforcement Administration. We may need to follow the people following the money. Just as Fast and Furious was allegedly intended to track and interdict gun-trafficking into Mexico, this operation,...
  • Justice Dept. Caught In Lie About 'Fast And Furious'

    12/05/2011 7:20:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 5, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: The Justice Department has formally withdrawn a letter to Congress denying it sanctioned or allowed guns to be transferred to Mexico because it contained "inaccuracies." That's one way of putting it. Back in February, Assistant Attorney General Ron Welch, in response to the investigations by Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley of the Fast and Furious gun "walking" program run out of ATF's Phoenix office, wrote a letter stating that the "allegation that ATF 'sanctioned' or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons is false." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Welch contended, "makes every...
  • Border Agent's Murder Brings Calls For Investigation

    12/02/2011 5:29:34 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2011 | IBD Staff
    Scandal: The Justice Department has sealed court records detailing the circumstances of a border patrol agent's murder by a Mexican drug cartel, including the fact U.S. agents were being hunted with U.S.-supplied weapons. The murder of Border Patrol Agent Bryan Terry by Mexican drug cartels with weapons provided by his own government is a national disgrace. Attorney General Eric Holder, who professes being out of the loop regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF program that got Terry killed, is doing his best to keep the American people from the truth. Holder's Justice Department has abruptly sealed court records in...
  • Holder Lies Again

    11/10/2011 6:38:50 AM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Scandal: Refusing to apologize to the family of a border patrol killed by a gun "walked" into Mexico, the attorney general hides his prior knowledge and blames Congress for not pushing gun control. Holder must reside in a parallel universe with an alternate and quite flexible timeline. His recollection of what he knew and when he knew it must depend on the meaning of "knew." In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Holder said he "first learned about the tactics and the phrase 'Operation Fast and Furious' at the beginning of this year — I think when it...
  • Holder's 'Right To Lie'

    10/27/2011 6:54:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 27, 3011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: A Department of Justice withholding Fast and Furious gun-running information from Congress proposes shredding the Freedom of Information Act by being able to deny certain documents even exist. The most transparent administration in history has struck another blow for opaqueness with a proposed new federal regulation expanding its ability to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, as the new rule states, "as if the excluded documents did not exist." Current provisions that allow for denying access to documents are found in 5 U.S.C. section 552(c) and were enacted in 1986. Government can deny document access if the...
  • Fast And Furious And Ugly

    10/10/2011 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 10, 2011 | Editor
    Scandal: The attorney general once again pleads ignorance as some 40 Fast and Furious weapons are found at a Mexican drug lord's home. If the AG doesn't read memos, maybe he can read a subpoena. After Eric Holder was involved in the pardoning of international fugitive Marc Rich, he confessed to not doing a thorough check of Rich's history and background. When he criticized Arizona's immigration law, SB1070, he admitted to not even reading the law. Now, with dead bodies and illegal weapons piled up high in Fast and Furious, Holder says he didn't read the memos. Holder's "Sgt. Schultz"...
  • Indict Eric Holder (Yesssssssssss!!!)

    10/04/2011 6:27:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | Editor
    Scandal: A major-league pitcher was indicted for lying to Congress about steroid use. Administration memos show Eric Holder lied about what he knew about Fast and Furious and when he knew it. What's the difference? Somewhere, Scooter Libby must be scratching his head. He was indicted and convicted simply because his recall of when a meeting occurred differed from others. He didn't lie about a gun-running operation that led to the deaths of two American agents and at least 200 Mexicans. But Attorney General Eric Holder did, according to memos obtained by CBS News and Fox News. They show Holder...
  • Doc Dump: White House Knew

    10/03/2011 5:01:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 3, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: Friday's release of documents shows the extent of White House contact with the ATF over Operation Fast and Furious. Included is a map showing where the guns went in Mexico — enough weapons for a Marine unit. In a classic news-dampening maneuver, some, but not all, documents requested by congressional investigators looking at administration gun-running were released late Friday by the White House. Usually this is done to avoid the full impact of politically embarrassing or, in this case, potentially incriminating news. As we noted in July, Special Agent in Charge William Newell, recently promoted to a cushy job...
  • Gunrunner: Cash for Cartels

    09/28/2011 7:34:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | September 28, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: New documents reveal the Department of Justice lied to Congress and show how U.S. officials bought guns with tax dollars and then made sure no one stopped their transfer to Mexican drug cartels. The funneling of thousands of American guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the operation known as Fast and Furious was not a botched sting operation or the result of bureaucratic incompetence. It was not designed to interdict gun trafficking, but to facilitate it. We now know that it involved not just the use of straw buyers, but also agents of the federal government...
  • Alcohol, Tobacco And Murder

    09/15/2011 7:44:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 15, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: Weapons linked to ATF's "Fast and Furious" operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico, including three murders and four kidnappings. At least Solyndra doesn't have a body count. Administration scandals are piling up fast and furious, no pun intended, but none is worse than the gun-running operation that operated under the umbrella title of Project Gunrunner. Fast and Furious, a deadly subset, gets deadlier by the day. A letter dated Sept. 9 from Assistant Attorney General Ronald Welch sent to Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and...
  • Fast And Furious Promotions?

    08/17/2011 4:55:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 16, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: As guns funneled by the ATF into Mexico continue to show up at crime scenes, three key supervisors of an operation that resulted in the deaths of two U.S. agents get moved up instead of fired. Considering the unmitigated disaster that came from a program allegedly designed to track and capture gun traffickers, we would have expected a wave of resignations and dismissals, starting with Attorney General Eric Holder. Instead, we get kudos and career advancement. William McMahon, who was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' deputy director of operations in the West, where the program was...
  • ATF: The White House Knew

    07/28/2011 4:31:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 28, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: A former ATF special agent tells Congress a National Security Council staffer was informed about Operation Fast and Furious before guns allowed into Mexico wound up at the murder scene of a U.S. agent. The latest evidence that both the White House and attorney general knew and approved of Project Gunrunner and its deadly offshoot, Operation Fast and Furious, came this week in the testimony of William Newell, ATF special agent in charge of the Phoenix office, before Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That the "stench of cover-up," as Fox News analyst Brit Hume described...
  • Holder Lied, Agents Died?

    07/26/2011 4:40:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: As hearings reveal the attorney general to be either a charlatan or a boob, word comes of possible FBI complicity in letting guns "walk" into Mexico, ordered by an administration pushing gun control. If there was any doubt that Project Gunrunner and its offshoot, Operation Fast and Furious, had little to do with stopping gun-trafficking into Mexico and a lot to do with creating an atmosphere for more gun control, it ended with the revelation by Fox News that two convicted felons were allowed to buy and move more than 300 guns into Mexico, something the FBI should have...
  • Obama-Contra

    07/18/2011 5:30:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editororials ^ | July 18, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: Democrats who condemned our support of Nicaraguan freedom fighters in the '80s now ignore administration gun-running that may have put American weapons in the hands of the Central American MS-13 gang. As if "Project Gunrunner" and "Operation Fast and Furious" weren't bad enough, we now learn of "Operation Castaway," run out of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Tampa field division. It's another operation that allowed guns to "walk" south of the border, this time to Honduras, using similar techniques and tactics. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., sent two letters a week ago to Attorney General Eric Holder...