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  • Merricck Garland was Jamie Gorelick's principle Deputy

    03/16/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    Merrick Garland born and raised in Obama's Chicago Harvard Law ScoolJamie Gorelick's principal deputy In 1993, Garland joined the new Clinton administration as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The following year, then-Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick—a key mentor of Garland's—asked Garland to be her principal deputy.
  • The Hillary Legacy

    07/17/2015 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/17/15 | Ed Wood
    When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t get a vote in a Democrat controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion and other efforts. Hillary 1 Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.” Some may not...
  • Agents: Clinton-Reno DOJ Nixed FBI Terrorist Probe

    12/19/2002 6:04:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 89 replies · 799+ views ^ | 12/19/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The Clinton-Reno Justice Department refused to allow two veteran FBI agents assigned to the anti-terrorist probe to investigate a key figure tied to Osama bin Laden. According to ABC News correspondent Brian Ross today, the two agents told him they were ordered to stop investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks. FBI special agents Robert Wright and John Vincent told Ross they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists linked to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al-Qaeda was responsible for...
  • Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder's People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)

    05/06/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
    Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency's former general counsel said Wednesday. John Rizzo, who was the agency's top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators' identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. "Well I think this is far more serious than...
  • Well, well. I had forgotten about THAT. Ebola Czar Ron Klain was Janet Reno's Chief of Staff at the

    10/20/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 10/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    A couple long-time friends and readers brought this to my attention from 1994:In a city where name recognition is synonymous with success, Ron Klain has made a virtue of being unknown. As Attorney General Janet Reno’s chief of staff, he is all but invisible to the public but recognized in Democratic circles as the man to have on your side in a political or legal fight. A rare mix of top-flight lawyer and savvy politician, Klain shepherded the nominations of Reno and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg through the Senate and steered the omnibus crime bill through the...
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Cruz: Holder Should Be Impeached For ‘Defying Congress And The Rule Of Law’ In IRS Scandal

    04/11/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 04/11/2014 | CBS DC Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesn’t indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Speaking on Sean Hannity’s radio program Thursday, the Texas Republican labeled Holder the “most partisan attorney general the country has ever had,” and added that Holder should be impeached for “defying Congress and the rule of law.” Cruz cited the attorney general’s refusal to indict anyone in the months since the inspector general found that conservative and Tea Party groups were singled out for tax purposes.
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Was Eric Holder in charge under Janet Reno during Ruby ridge ? And Waco? Thought he was.

    04/11/2014 7:31:11 PM PDT · by Tigen · 39 replies
    today | just asking
    Was eric the beholer part of Waco or Ruby ridge?
  • Man Claims He Spotted Florida’s Elusive Skunk Ape

    06/14/2013 11:10:18 AM PDT · by null and void · 51 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | June 14, 2013 1:03 PM
    A picture of a reported Skunk Ape taken by Mike Falconer in the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County. He posted the pictures and video on YouTube on March 2nd, 2013. (Source: Mike Falconer/YouTube) SARASOTA COUNTY (CBSMiami) – A Florida man has come forward with video on YouTube claiming he has spotted the rare and elusive Skunk Ape on camera. Mike Falconer posted his video and still pictures on YouTube. He claims the video and pictures were taken March 2nd, 2013 in the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County. The video from his iPhone 4S is grainy...
  • Waco a stark reminder of the murderous intent of dictatorial administrations

    03/24/2013 8:57:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/24/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Twenty years ago at this time we were in the midst of the federal government’s 51 day siege on a compound of Bible worshippers who with their 12 children were all snuffed out in a raid. “That’s torturing babies,” a U.S. Representative said at the Congressional hearings investigating the Waco siege during which CS gas vapor was spewed down the long arm of an armored tank onto the roof, into the rooms and ultimately wafting down into the windowless tower where some of the women and their children were hiding in the Mount Carmel Church compound of the David Karesh...
  • Robert Reno, brother of former U.S. Attorney General, dies (in lieu of flowers give to Obama)

    07/07/2012 11:14:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 7, 2012 | ELINOR J. BRECHER
    Robert Maurius Reno, one of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s two younger brothers, died Saturday morning, according to their sister, Maggy Hurchalla, of Stuart. The Miami native was born Dec. 11, 1939, at Jackson Memorial Hospital and succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease at the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he’d been living for about four years. He was 74 and, said Hurchalla “a proud liberal Democrat.’’ Reno became a journalist, like his parents, the late Henry and Jane Reno, and spent most of his career at Newsday, the New York daily, starting as a reporter in 1968. As a...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Holder Launches Witch Hunt Against Biased Banks

    07/09/2011 7:11:24 AM PDT · by TimSkalaBim · 69 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/8/2011 | Paul Sperry
    In what could be a repeat of the easy-lending cycle that led to the housing crisis, the Justice Department has asked several banks to relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination, according to court documents reviewed by IBD. [snip] Another Reno protege, Perez has compared bankers to Klansmen. Only difference is, he said, bankers discriminate "with a smile" and "fine print." He said this kind of racism, though more subtle, is "every bit as destructive as the cross burned in a neighborhood." Perez has put...
  • Barbour News Secretary Leaves; 'Dark Humor' E-Mail

    03/14/2011 6:57:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP via The Houston Chronicle ^ | Monday, March 14, 2011
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's press secretary resigned Monday after remarks he meant as jokes about earthquake-ravaged Japan and former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno became public. Dan Turner said Barbour never saw the jokes that were included in a daily e-mailed news digest. Turner said they should not be considered a reflection on whether Barbour, a likely candidate to run for the Republican nomination for president, is ready for a wider political scene than Mississippi's. SNIP The comments were parenthetical remarks about events from a website listing daily historic events. About Otis Redding's posthumous gold record for "(Sittin' on) The...
  • 'Reform' missed 'friends of Angelo'

    07/27/2010 2:35:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2010 | STEPHEN B. MEISTER
    Democrats claim their sweeping financial-sector reforms will guard against the kind of problems that triggered the recent economic meltdown. But if they really wanted to do that, they would've focused on how so many US officials were simply . . . bought. Fat chance. Nonetheless, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform, is demanding just such a review -- and, for the sake of the nation, he should get one. Last week, Issa wrote to Alfred Pollard, general counsel to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...
  • Justice Loses Its Stars and Stripes

    07/16/2010 4:15:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 83 replies · 3+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 16 july 2010
    What's black and white and "red" all over? The Department of Justice's newly designed website. Gone are the standard red, white, and blue motifs, replaced by an all-black backdrop. And prominently placed on virtually every page of the site is a quote credited to a man who facilitated a greater role for socialists and communists at the U.N., and the global "workers rights movement." The redesigned website was launched without fanfare, but was noticed internally by several career lawyers, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of political reprisals. "We were told that the media team and the senior...
  • Elian Gonzalez and Immigration

    07/02/2010 8:58:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/2/2010 | Bruce Walker
    The American government, over the last decade, has been notoriously remiss in keeping illegal aliens from crossing our border with Mexico. The Arizona Legislature recently passed a “controversial” law requiring that the existing federal immigration laws be enforced — prompting a threatened lawsuit from the federal government (for enforcing its own laws.) Ten years ago, however, President Clinton ordered a draconian enforcement of our immigration laws, and Clinton enforced our laws not against a career criminal but rather against a minor child. Elian Gonzalez and his mother sought desperate measures to leave the Workers’ Paradise of Castro’s Cuba to seek...
  • ACLU Taps Pros for Gitmo Defense Work

    04/08/2008 5:55:39 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Miami Herald via ^ | 8 April 08 | Unknown
    The American Civil Liberties Union, which for years has scorned the Pentagon's military commissions as "kangaroo courts," has announced that it will mount an effort to provide top civilian defense attorneys for alleged terrorists facing trial at Guantanamo, notably the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is among top lawyers who have endorsed the $8.5 million effort, which will helpdefray the expenses of civilian defense attorneys working on the terrorism cases. Under the military commissions scheme, the Pentagon will not reimburse volunteer civilian attorneys for their expenses. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero...
  • Elian Gonzalez case - 10 years later

    04/22/2010 4:31:29 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 536+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 22 April 2010 | Jennifer Kay & Matt Sedensky
    Elian Gonzalez case - 10 years later When federal agents stormed a home in the Little Havana community, snatched Elian Gonzalez from his father's relatives and put him on a path back to his father in Cuba, thousands of Cuban Americans took to Miami's streets. Their anger helped give George W. Bush the White House months later and simmered long after that. Ten years later, the Little Havana home - for weeks the epicenter of a standoff that divided the United States - is a museum dedicated to Elian's brief time in this country, but visitors are rare. Almost no...
  • Clinton's Waco Actions Render Claims of OKC Bombing Cover Up More Believable Than Ever

    04/20/2010 1:29:06 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 40 replies · 1,195+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-20-10 | Bob McCarty
    If President Bill Clinton was responsible for the deaths at Waco, then claims about his involvement in an Oklahoma City Bombing cover up become more plausible.
  • Why all of a sudden is OK City Bombing Ceremonies Hot News?

    04/19/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 121 replies · 1,990+ views
    Fox | Self
    Why is Fox pushing so hard this AM to marginalize dissenting Americans? Hemmer/MacCullum pushing the OK City Bombing. Over the past 15 years I only remember blips about memorial ceremonies. Same with 9-11 memorial services. Now all of a sudden the msm is trying to propagandize the dissent of Today with the Islamofascist terrorist and the McVeigh bombing. Everyone involved with the TPM should voice their outrage at the obvious attempt to slander the TPM.
  • FBI agents conduct raids in Mich., Ohio, Ind.( Some new information)

    03/28/2010 4:48:22 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 61 replies · 2,889+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2010 | Mike Householder
    ADRIAN, Mich. – The FBI said Sunday that agents conducted weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and arrested at least three people, and a militia leader in Michigan said the target of at least one of the raids was a Christian militia group.
  • 'Bigfoot' claims free speech violation

    01/06/2010 6:05:31 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 4,084+ views
    upi. ^ | Jan. 6, 2010
    KEENE, N.H., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A man who was kicked out of a New Hampshire state park for filming a video while in a Bigfoot costume filed a complaint alleging a First Amendment violation. Jonathan Doyle of Keene, N.H., said he was filming an absurdist video featuring himself as a Sasquatch and friends in costumes including a pirate and a Yoda-like character on Mount Monadnock when a park ranger ordered them to leave because they did not have a permit to perform at the park, The Keene Sentinel reported Wednesday. However, Doyle said the rules governing the permits are...
  • Florida incumbents worried over 'fair district' movement

    12/18/2009 3:36:32 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 575+ views
    SP Times ^ | December 11th | Howard Troxler
    Of these four ideas, the first is closest to becoming reality. There's a citizen petition drive to change the way Florida draws voting districts, aiming for the 2010 ballot. This effort is called Fair Districts Florida. Its Web site is It is circulating two petitions, one for congressional races and one for the Legislature. Under these two constitutional amendments, voting districts could not be drawn "to favor or disfavor an incumbent or political party."
  • EXCLUSIVE: No. 3 at Justice OK'd Panther reversal

    07/29/2009 8:14:06 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 22 replies · 3,305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, was consulted and ultimately approved a decision in May to reverse course and drop a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party of intimidating voters in Philadelphia during November's election, according to interviews. The department's career lawyers in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division who pursued the complaint for five months had recommended that Justice seek sanctions against the party and three of its members after the government had already won a default judgment in federal court against the...
  • Fla. school likely named for Mourning over Reno

    06/16/2009 9:20:56 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 13 replies · 465+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 17 June 2009 | MATT SEDENSKY
    Fla. school likely named for Mourning over Reno By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer Advertisement Buy AP Photo Reprints Your Questions Answered Ask AP: Following Sotomayor, movie closed captions MIAMI (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno appears to have lost in an unlikely matchup with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. A committee charged with deciding what to call a new high school in North Miami was considering naming it after one of the two, and last week chose the athlete and his wife.
  • School to be named for Mourning instead of Reno

    06/17/2009 7:07:50 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 12 replies · 582+ views ^ | June 17, 2009 | The Associated Press
    MIAMI - Miami-Dade officials have decided to name a new high school after former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. The Miami-Dade School Board voted today to name the new North Miami school after Mourning, rather than former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
  • U.S. attorney general nominee Eric Holder not questioned about Waco Branch Davidian siege

    01/25/2009 4:24:53 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 19 replies · 996+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | Tommy Witherspoon
    U.S. Attorney General-designate Eric Holder was prepared to be bombarded during his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday with a host of questions about a variety of topics, including his role as acting attorney general during a special investigation into the 1993 Branch Davidian debacle. While he fielded questions about waterboarding terrorist suspects and the 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, Senate Judiciary Committee members didn’t get around to asking about the Branch Davidian investigation. Former Attorney General Janet Reno recused herself from a special investigation that was conducted by former U.S. Sen. John Danforth into how the fire started in...
  • Florida Biochemist designs a citrus tree with THC

    01/05/2009 8:07:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 70 replies · 2,450+ views
    The Crit ^ | 05 Oct 2008 | The Crit
    In the summer of 1984, 10th-grader Irwin Nanofsky and a friend were driving down the Apalachee Parkway on the way home from baseball practice when they were pulled over by a police officer for a minor traffic infraction. After Nanofsky produced his driver’s license the police officer asked permission to search the vehicle. In less than two minutes, the officer found a homemade pipe underneath the passenger’s seat of the Ford Aerostar belonging to the teenage driver’s parents. The minivan was seized, and the two youths were taken into custody on suspicion of drug possession. Illegal possession of drug paraphernalia...
  • Eric Holder on firearms policy

    11/21/2008 3:27:03 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 101 replies · 1,782+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 11-20-2008 | David Kopel
    Earlier this year, Eric Holder--along with Janet Reno and several other former officials from the Clinton Department of Justice--co-signed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. The brief was filed in support of DC's ban on all handguns, and ban on the use of any firearm for self-defense in the home. The brief argued that the Second Amendment is a "collective" right, not an individual one, and asserted that belief in the collective right had been the consistent policy of the U.S. Department of Justice since the FDR administration. A brief filed by some other former DOJ officials...
  • Obama Picketed in Miami (WILL MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL!)FReep this Digg!!!

    11/03/2008 8:23:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies · 1,696+ views
    Digg ^ | November 3, 2008
    ...More specifically, they protested some of Obama's top advisors: Gregory Craig...and Erich Holder...Both of these gentlemen had key roles in “legally” perfuming the shanghaiing of Elian Gonzalez. At the time, Craig served as lawyer for Elain's father, (i.e Fidel Castro), and Holder served as Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno... FReep this Digg!!!
  • N.O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina

    10/23/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 40 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | 10/22/2008
    .O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina By The confiscated gun has yet to be returned, says Cong. Steve Scalise and the Gun Owners of America Wednesday, October 22, 2008 A New Orleans woman whose gun was confiscated by law enforcement officers in the days after Katrina, and who was injured during the incident at her home, got a brand new 38-caliber revolver Wednesday, courtesy of the Gun Owners of America. 61-year-old Patricia Konie says getting a new gun is a great idea because now she's more afraid of police than she was before. Konie says...
  • Bob Barr, Civil Libertarian: The right wing of the ACLU (2003)

    05/03/2008 6:38:48 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 17 replies · 355+ views
    Reason Magazine (CA) ^ | December 2003 | Jesse Walker
    After entering the House of Representatives in 1995, Georgia Republican Bob Barr acquired a reputation as one of the most conservative members of Congress. It was Barr who in 1996 wrote the Defense of Marriage Act, which said states didn't have to recognize gay marriages performed in other states; it was Barr who protested when he learned the military allowed soldiers to practice Wicca. A former federal prosecutor, a firm social conservative, and a strong supporter of the War on Drugs, Barr doesn't fit most people's image of a civil libertarian. But in his eight years in Congress (he failed...
  • ACLU wants to help defend alleged Sept. 11 mastermind [Attorney General Janet Reno is among top..]

    04/05/2008 6:11:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 155+ views
    ACLU wants to help defend alleged Sept. 11 mastermind By Carol Rosenberg McClatchy Newspapers The American Civil Liberties Union, which for years has scorned Pentagon military commissions as "kangaroo courts," announced Friday it will try to provide top civilian defense attorneys for alleged terrorists facing trial at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba -- with special emphasis on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is among top lawyers who have endorsed the $8.5 million effort, which will help coordinate and defray the attorneys' expenses. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said a...
  • ACLU Assembles Dream Team to Defend Gitmo Terrorists

    04/05/2008 5:47:17 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 20 replies · 186+ views ^ | 04/04/08 | stoptheaclu
    The Government has raised the number of detainees at Gitmo that they will be seeking the death penalty for to the enormous and shocking number of seven. The ACLU are quick and ready to defend these warriors! Backed by a slate of prominent legal figures, including former Attorney General Janet Reno and former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director William Webster, the ACLU has assembled a team of top civilian attorneys to supplement the military defense counsel assigned to represent Guantanamo’s “high-value detainees.” … The effort significantly adds to the legal forces that over the past seven years have challenged the...
  • Obama and the Bombmaker's Church

    03/17/2008 9:22:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies · 1,293+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3-18-08 | Jeffrey Lord
    Obama and the Bombmaker's Church By Jeffrey Lord Published 3/18/2008 12:08:35 AM There's more. Let's move on from the tale of Senator Barack Obama's pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, to another tale of Obama's United Church of Christ -- a denomination that he and I share. Does the name Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional -- Armed Forces of National Liberation -- ring a bell? You may remember this charming group by its initials, FALN. A so-called revolutionary group determined to bring about Puerto Rican independence through violence....
  • Grim Anniversary: Waco Siege [28 February 1993]

    02/28/2008 6:04:08 AM PST · by yankeedame · 170 replies · 1,872+ views
    "Waco Siege, a fifty-one-day siege by federal agents of the Branch Davidian religious group's commune headquarters outside Waco, Texas, in early 1993. The siege, which began after a botched and bloody attempt on 28 February 1993 to arrest the group's leader, David Koresh, on a weapons charge, ended in the deaths of four federal agents and seventy-eight Branch Davidians. The stalemate ended when U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ordered the use of force on April 19. Soon after federal agents moved, fire engulfed the compound, killing seventy-two, provoking controversy over the use of force in dealing with dissident sects....
  • Reno wows crowd ("My mother told me: 'Truth Is A Very Elusive target'")

    02/18/2008 6:41:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 292+ views
    The Daily Utah Chronicle ^ | 2/13/08 | Dustin Gardiner
    Former Attorney General Janet Reno said the U.S. government must be careful to avoid selectively using facts when prosecuting suspected terrorists. Reno, who served as attorney general under President Bill Clinton, said prosecutors often allow prejudices to skew their use of facts. "But what I've discovered (from being a prosecutor and attorney general) is that we get tunnel vision," Reno said. "We want the facts to be something and we wish them into being." Reno made her comments while speaking to an audience of mostly students and professors at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Tuesday. Her speech focused...
  • Shaken Clinton Camp prepares for Trench Warfare (After N.H.)

    01/06/2008 9:58:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 96 replies · 561+ views
    The Hillary Project ^ | 1-07-08 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Hillary Clinton's campaign, anticipating probable defeat here in New Hampshire on January 8, is gearing up for an extended trench-warfare battle against Barack Obama. The former First Lady is planning to fight Obama in South Carolina on January 26, and in the gargantuan nationwide primary on Tuesday, February 5 -- with contests in 19 states, including New York, California, New Jersey, Georgia, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Colorado. If she remains competitive, Clinton's plan is to continue to compete in Louisiana on February 9, in Virginia and Maryland on February 12, in Wisconsin on February 19, in Ohio on March 4 --...
  • Clinton Camp Pre-Spinning Possible BAD NEWS IN IOWA: Third-Place Finish Would Not Be Disappointing

    01/02/2008 1:06:50 PM PST · by rface · 53 replies · 395+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01.02.08 | RICK KLEIN
    As the presidential candidates engage in furious pre-caucus spin, one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent Iowa supporters said Wednesday that she's already accomplished what she needs to in Iowa, and can declare success even if she finishes in third place. Asked if the order of finish matters, Former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, deflected the question. "She absolutely had to be competitive and she's accomplished that," he said. "Obviously everybody's interested in winning, and I think we're going to do well. It's tight. There's no question about that." In May, Vilsack was quoted in the Washington Post, saying, "There's...
  • Clinton errs on Pakistan

    01/01/2008 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 448+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 1, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was criticized for stumbling over details. But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a "candidate" who would be "on the ballot." In fact, Musharraf was reelected to the presidency in October. The upcoming elections are for parliament, and while Musharraf's party...
  • The Bubba Factor, And Other Maladroit Clintonisms

    12/31/2007 6:51:20 AM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 414+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 31, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Politico notes that Bill Clinton has fallen back on Bubbalistic campaigning in Iowa. The homespun wisdom of the former Rhodes scholar comes along with his wife's various regional accents, but as Ben Smith notes, usually much farther away from the press: Before he was a silver-haired elder statesman, ex-president, and globe-trotting do-gooder, Bill Clinton was Bubba. And out in rural Western Iowa, Bubba is back. ... While his speech differed little from the one he gives in upscale audiences, his presence there indicates both the potential his wife’s campaign sees in the West and the fact that the former...
  • felons removed from Clinton's TN steering committee

    12/25/2007 2:32:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 39 replies · 1,010+ views
    WBIR ^ | 12-25-07
    <p>Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has revised its list of Tennessee supporters on its statewide steering committee to remove the names of two convicted felons.</p> <p>The original list of more than 100 committee members had included former state House Majority Leader Tommy Burnett and West Tennessee Democratic Party activist Gladys Crain.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton Net Worth $34.9 MILLION

    12/15/2007 6:13:01 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 81 replies · 2,863+ views
    San Francisco Sentinel ^ | 15 December 2007
    WHAT SHE’S GOT Cash and Bonds: $30.1 million Life Insurance: $140,000 Retirement Funds: $33,000 Alternative Investments: $248,000 Houses: $5.9 million Mortgages: $1.5 million WORTH: $39.9 MILLION 2006 Income: $12.1 million WHERE SHE GOT IT When Bill Clinton first ran for President in 1992, Hillary provided most of the couple’s income working for the Rose law firm in Little Rock; he earned only $35,000 a year as governor of Arkansas. Although she takes in $165,200 a year as a senator, these days Bill is breadwinner-in-chief. His presidential pension is $201,000 a year, and he grabbed a $12 million advance for his...
  • (WEIRD) Janet Reno CD in stores now

    09/18/2007 6:37:43 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies · 787+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept. 18, 2007 | UPI
    Janet Reno CD in stores now Published: Sept. 18, 2007 at 8:20 PM KENDALL, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A three-CD album of historical songs from former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno debuted Tuesday. "Song of America," a 50-tune "history book'" that Reno helped shepherd, is in stores now, the Miami Herald has reported. Reno is listed as an executive producer on the collection, which starts in 1492 with "Lakota Dream Song" and spans 25 eras of U.S. history, concluding with "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning," a song about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Reno said...
  • RENO 911(Ann Coulter)

    08/29/2007 2:29:29 PM PDT · by kellynla · 131 replies · 4,025+ views ^ | August 29, 2007 | Ann Coulter
    This week, congressional Democrats vowed to investigate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' firing of himself. Gonzales has said he was not involved in the discussions about his firing and that it was "performance-based," but he couldn't recall the specifics. Right-wingers like me never trusted Gonzales. But watching Hillary Rodham Clinton literally applaud the announcement of Gonzales' resignation on Monday was more than any human being should have to bear. Liberals' hysteria about Gonzales was surpassed only by their hysteria about his predecessor, John Ashcroft. (Also their hysteria about Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Libby, Rice, Barney and so on. They're very excitable,...
  • Ex-Prosecutors Urge Access for Detainees

    04/30/2007 4:57:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 616+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- A bipartisan group of 39 former prosecutors told Congress on Monday that detainees at Guantanamo Bay should be granted access to U.S. courts. "If the men at Guantanamo are not provided these rights, a cloud will always remain over the validity of their detention," the prosecutors said in a letter to Congress. Only 10 of an estimated 385 men held at the prison in Cuba have been charged with war crimes, and there are plans to charge 14 more transferred there from CIA prisons last year. "That leaves approximately 360 men who may never be brought before...
  • Hillary's Experience is at Surviving

    04/25/2007 11:19:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 802+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 24, 2007 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Polls suggest that the leading attribute attracting voters to Hillary's presidential candidacy is her "experience," a virtue which contrasts, presumably, with the lack of it in Senator Barack Obama, her chief rival. But a close examination of her record as first lady and as New York Senator suggests that her experience is largely in the avoidance of death by scandal. Were it to be captured in a television series, it would certainly not rise to the level of "Commander In Chief" and probably not even to that of "West Wing." It would find its televised metaphor in the reality series...