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  • Conservative of the Year: Rep. Darrell Issa

    01/02/2014 9:01:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1-2-14 | Human Events Editors
    The rule of law is a matter of much concern lately, thanks to President Obama’s extraordinary use, and often flagrant abuse, of executive power. Congress held hearings on the subject in December, with some of the most damning testimony coming from leading liberal intellectuals. For the past five years, no one has worked more diligently to hold this Administration accountable than Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who represents northern San Diego County, and chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. After serving in the Army and reaching the rank of captain, Issa built an impressive private-sector business resume, founding Directed...
  • DOJ withheld 'Fast and Furious' whistleblower memo

    07/17/2012 9:09:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | 7/17/12 | John Solomon
    The Justice Department has withheld from Congress memos showing that senior officials inside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began preparing as early as February 2011 to treat the agents who unmasked the bungled Fast and Furious gun operation as whistleblowers. The memos, obtained by the Washington Guardian, were triggered by the agents' allegations, Justice officials confirmed. In them, ATF officials in Washington instructed field supervisors not to retaliate against the agents in Arizona who complained they had been ordered to let semiautomatic weapons flow to suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels rather than interdicting them. Even...
  • Federal Court: No, the Government May Not Prevent Further Discovery of the Takeover of AIG

    02/05/2010 4:13:23 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 151 replies · 4,850+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | 02/05/10 | Frank Gaffney
    This week we broke the story of possible criminal wrongdoing in the government takeover of insurance giant AIG. In the last several months, the US government has tried, unsuccessfully, to throw out plaintiff Kevin Murray’s case, alleging that the government’s takeover of AIG puts it in the position of supporting and promoting Islam and Shariah finance. In the discovery process attorneys for Murray, David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise (of the Thomas More Law Center), discovered that the takeover itself may have been illegal, and have attempted to get Treasury Secretary under oath to try and untangle this mess. Again, the...
  • Senators: Hurricane Aid Is Being Blocked

    09/28/2005 11:23:18 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 85 replies · 2,083+ views
    WASHINGTON - With Gulf Coast governors pressing for action, Senate Finance Committee members complained Wednesday that the Bush administration is blocking a bipartisan $9 billion health care package for hundreds of thousands of evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. ADVERTISEMENT "We've got people with needs today," Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said. She was joined by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, who testified via a teleconference hookup, in urging quick action on the legislation. Sen. Charles Grassley (news, bio, voting record), R-Iowa, chairman of the committee, said four or five senators have been blocking action on the...
  • Bugwatch: Vi@gra anyone? [spam extortion]

    08/26/2004 5:41:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 527+ views
    vnu network ^ | 26 August 2004 | John Cheney
    Some persuasion techniques are more sinister. A recent scam involved 19,000 emails a day sent to innocent internet users, threatening to inform police that their computer had child pornography on it, installed by the spammer, unless a payment of around £50 was made.