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  • Obama Was Born in Huwaii

    06/21/2012 7:50:23 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 84 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 21, 2012 | Chatter4
    "Upon a close inspection of the photo Savannah Guthrie took of Obama's long form Birth Certificate, I've found that the document states that Obama was born in "Honolulu, Huwaii." This could be one reason why Obama and the State of Hawaii refused to allow the public to see this document. Obama's lawyers have argued this would be too much of an embarassment for him to produce this document in Court."
  • [John R. Lott interview] The Obama Debacle

    06/21/2012 7:41:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | June 21, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    John R. Lott Jr. and Grover G. Norquist are the authors of Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future. Lott, a former colleague of the president’s at the University of Chicago Law School, answers some questions about the depth of the debacle and the way out from National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: John, you say that when you were a faculty colleague of Barack Obama, he tagged you as “the gun guy” and announced that “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” That...
  • Wealth implosion: It's not just housing

    06/21/2012 6:18:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 06/19/12 | Tami Luhby
    Wealth implosion: It's not just housing By Tami Luhby @CNNMoney June 19, 2012: 2:32 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Americans' net worth collapsed in recent years, but don't blame the housing market for it all. A CNNMoney analysis of new Census Bureau data shows that if you strip out the effects of the housing collapse, median household net worth still fell by 25% between 2005 and 2010. The decline was driven largely by the plummeting stock market, which devastated Americans' portfolios and retirement accounts. Overall, median household net worth declined 35% to $66,740 in 2010. The median worth of...
  • Job Openings drop 8 Percent; Private Sector Shoulders nearly all of the Pain

    06/21/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The CNBC headline says it all: "Job Openings Report Show Market is…Really, Really Bad" - not the stuff of which re-election campaigns are made. It is all about the newest JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) report from the Labor Department that new job openings declined by 325,000 in April; an 8% drop in just one month.  New hires also declined in April by 160,000.  Nearly 9-out-of-10 of the decline in job openings was in the private sector that President Obama claims is "doing fine."  "The reading for April job openings offered by employers retreated sharply from its highest...
  • Barack Obama’s 20 Most Impossibly Self-Absorbed Moments

    SOLIPSISM [sol-ip-siz-uhm] (noun): 1) Philosophy: the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist. 2) Extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption. 3) Barack Obama. President Obama is undoubtedly many things to many people. Liberals see him as a genius, conservatives see him as a meddlesome dilettante. Liberals fawn over rhetorical skills, conservatives say the credit goes to his teleprompter. Liberals think he knows it all, conservatives think he’s a know-it-all. Fine. But if there’s an attribute central to Barack Hussein Obama which all objective, reasonable people should be able to...
  • Obama to Female Clinton Supporters: Get Over It [4 Years Ago Today Obamugabe Dissed Women]

    06/21/2012 6:44:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies ^ | June 21, 2008
    Barack Obama made some female members of the Congressional Black Caucus pretty angry. When asked about what he was going to do to reach out to Hillary's supporters, he said that it was up to them to help him heal the divide and that women should really just "get over it."

    06/21/2012 6:59:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show. According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000). Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender. The Obama campaign on Wednesday lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his failure to immediately endorse the Lilly Ledbetter...
  • Obama Shows Contempt For American People By Invoking Executive Privilege Over Fast And Furious

    06/21/2012 7:06:10 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    Barack Obama's administration supplied the Mexican drug cartels with thousands of high-powered assault weapons pursuant to an operation dubbed Fast and Furious which have killed over 200 people, including border patrol agent Brian Terry, and now in Nixonian-style all the President's men are engaged in a coverup campaign which includes outright lies and obstructionist schemes before the Congressional committee investigating the bloody mess. Yesterday a clearly exacerbated House Oversight Committee was left with no option but to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt after he refused to produce relevant documents to investigators by relying upon the new-found claim of...
  • A Mole in Holder's DOJ???

    06/21/2012 7:12:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-21-2012 | MOTUS
    If MOTUS had a mole in the Department of Justice, he wouldn’t look like one of Big Guy’s sons, butt he might look like this: If you don’t remember how Little Mo came to live with us in the Big White, following is a brief retrospective of his career. Little Mo’s first public appearance: Moles, Polls and Controlled Fat Rolls: Mole runs past Big Guy in the Rose Garden while he’s yammering about the Wall Street mess. ...Well, I mention all of that “on background” only so you realize how inherently qualified Little Mo is for his new and so...
  • Rubio asks: What is Holder hiding about Fast and Furious?

    06/21/2012 6:42:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he’s concerned about what President Barack Obama’s administration is keeping from the American people about Operation Fast and Furious. “I have tried to be very patient and judicious and responsible in my statements up to this point, and to give the administration and Eric Holder the benefit of the doubt,” Rubio said in an appearance on conservative radio host Laura Ingraham’s program. “I think after today we now begin to wonder what many have begun to wonder… What are [members of the Obama Administration] hiding?” On Wednesday Obama asserted executive privilege over...
  • MALKIN UNLOADS on Liberal Over Fast and Furious: ‘THE BLOOD IS ON YOUR PEOPLE’s HANDS!’

    06/21/2012 6:36:08 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 87 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    MALKIN UNLOADS ON LIBERAL ‘HANNITY’ GUEST OVER FAST AND FURIOUS:‘THE BLOOD IS ON YOUR PEOPLE'S HANDS!’ June 21, 2012 by Jonathon M. Seidl Last week, Michelle Malkin stoked the conservative fire after she challenged Juan Williams for calling her “just” a blogger. But if that was stoking the fire, what she did Wednesday night on “Hannity” to liberal Tamara Holder was torching the place with napalm. Malkin was a guest along with Holder on a segment talking about the day’s Fast and Furious news(Obama granting executive privilege and Holder being held in contempt).About three minutes in, Holder tried to...
  • Is President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege valid?

    06/21/2012 6:37:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 20 June, 2012 | David Kopel
    As noted by Jonathan Adler, below, President Obama today asserted Executive Privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to comply with a document subpoena from the U.S. House Oversight Committee. The letter is here. The Committee will vote later today on a resolution to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. The Committee Report in support of the contempt resolution is here. A fact sheet on the contempt resolution is here. Fast & Furious was a program implemented by the Arizona office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, in Sept. 2009 through January 2011. In F&F, BATFE lied...
  • Can Obama make an executive-privilege claim stick? (How will it work legally and politically?)

    06/21/2012 6:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This are actually two questions, both equally important, thanks to the calendar. Will Barack Obama's claims of executive privilege work legally, and will it work politically? We're more likely to find the answer to the second question before we find the answer to the first, as the presidential election will arrive before any definitive court ruling on the action yesterday from Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. In my column for The Fiscal Times, I predict that Obama will lose on both counts: A Congressional Research Service analysis from 2008 makes the need for presidential involvement in a claim of...
  • Border agent's parents criticize Obama

    06/21/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of a slain border agent say when President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege regarding Operation Fast and Furious, it compounded the tragedy. In the gun-walking operation, agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Arizona allowed weapons they believed to be illicitly purchased to cross the border to track them to high-level arms traffickers. The agents lost track of several hundred weapons and two of the guns that "walked" in the operation were found at the scene of the slaying of U.S. border agent Brian Terry.
  • US unemployment aid applications little changed at 387,000, suggesting hiring will stay weak

    06/21/2012 5:59:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dipped last week but not by enough to indicate hiring will pick up. Weekly applications for unemployment aid declined by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 387,000, the Labor Department said. That’s down from an upwardly revised 389,000.
  • Malkin Unloads on Liberal on ‘Hannity’ Over F & F: ‘The Blood Is on Your People’s Hands!

    06/21/2012 6:14:14 AM PDT · by taildragger · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Folks, check out the article, but watch the video...check it out at the bottom of the page or here. Malkin was on fire!
  • Fast and Furious Goes Nuclear

    06/21/2012 4:44:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 21, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Fast and Furious Goes NuclearPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 21, 2012 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments To order the Freedom Center’s new pamphlet, “Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder,” by Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, click here.The Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, largely downplayed by the mainstream media for months, can no long be contained. President Barack Obama granted an eleventh hour written request by his embattled Attorney General Eric Holder and invoked executive privilege, withholding documents and communications by administration officials that occurred after Feb. 4, 2011. Those communications have been...
  • Obama's MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote

    06/21/2012 3:57:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE 4:14 PM: Attorney General Eric Holder has been voted in contempt of Congress by the House Oversight Committee by 23-17. The vote came down after three Demcratic amendments to the contempt charge were voted down. An amendment introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy rendering President Obama's invocation of executive privilege not applicable or relevant to this case at this time. The contempt charge will now move to the full House next week. Capitol Hill- Attorney General Eric Holder got a temporary lifeline from President Obama today just minutes before the House Oversight Committee started debate over whether to hold Holder...
  • Fast and Furious Goes Nuclear [state media predicts public too stupid to understand or to care]

    06/21/2012 2:06:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 21, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    The Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, largely downplayed by the mainstream media for months, can no long be contained. President Barack Obama granted an eleventh hour written request by his embattled Attorney General Eric Holder and invoked executive privilege, withholding documents and communications by administration officials that occurred after Feb. 4, 2011. Those communications have been subpoenaed by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), who had warned Mr. Holder that he would be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. On Wednesday, Issa made good on his promise. The Committee approved...
  • Quotes of the day(fast and furious)

    06/21/2012 5:41:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Allahpundit
    The Fast and Furious investigation has finally handed House Republicans a prize they’ve long sought: a legal smackdown of the Obama administration. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was able to show skeptical conservatives that his spine could stay stiff under pressure from President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder by locking arms with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on a contempt of Congress vote Wednesday. There was no daylight — at least publicly — between Boehner and Issa, a dynamic the White House was desperately seeking. But the victories could come with a cost. House Republicans’ hot pursuit of Holder doesn’t...
  • A Pointless Partisan Fight

    06/21/2012 4:54:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 62 replies
    NYT Editorial ^ | 6-20-2012 | Editorial
    The Republicans shamelessly turned what should be a routine matter into a pointless constitutional confrontation. And the White House responded as most administrations do at some point: it invoked executive privilege to make a political problem go away. (snip) Executive privilege cannot and should not be allowed to shield the executive branch from regular, valuable Congressional oversight. There was no reason the House committee and the Justice Department could not work out a deal to produce the documents requested, or some form of them. Instead, they show again that every issue, large or small, can be turned into ammunition for...
  • Krauthammer: Mainstream Media Can No Longer Ignore Fast & Furious

    06/21/2012 5:06:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>"It has several immediate effects," syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer said about President Obama using executive privilege to protect Attorney General Eric Holder from the Fast & Furious investigation today.</p> <p>"The first is, as you mentioned in the grapevine, there's no way that the mainstream media, which have studiously tried to ignore this can do that anymore. In fact, as you pointed out, NBC, which has shown exactly ten seconds of coverage of this on its Evening News in the last year-and-a-half, is now going to have to explain the whole thing since the viewership has no idea what it's about. So, number one, it becomes huge national issue," Krauthammer said on a special edition of the panel on FOX News' "Special Report" broadcast this evening.</p>
  • US attorney-general censured over botched gun sting

    06/21/2012 4:32:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Brendan Trembath
    A congressional committee has voted to hold United States attorney-general Eric Holder in contempt of congress for not releasing critical documents which reviewed a failed gun trafficking investigation. Over a two-year period US federal agents allowed more than 2,000 guns to cross the border into Mexico, in an operation known as "Fast and Furious". The agents hoped to track the guns to a drug cartel but lost track of most of them. A committee investigating the botched operation asked Mr Holder to release all relevant documents. He released thousands of documents but said certain other documents were classified and it...
  • God and Barack Obama - What we can learn from reading between the lines?

    06/21/2012 4:47:56 AM PDT · by se99tp · 6 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | June 21, 2012 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    As for Obama’s personal path, Newsweek noted how Obama, in his younger years, enjoyed, on one hand, Augustine, and then Nietzsche and Graham Greene. Obama hopped and groped his way through Islam, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, asceticism, and eventually settled at the political church of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright...
  • Might We See a Landslide? (The first one in 28 years)

    06/21/2012 4:44:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2012 | Bruce Walker
    We have grown unaccustomed to presidential landslides. The three most lopsided presidential races since 1988 fell short of the conventional definition of a landslide, which would be a ten-point difference in the popular vote between the winner of the election and the next-closest candidate. Obama in 2008 beat McCain by seven points and carried 28 states. Clinton in 1996 beat Dole by eight points (although Clinton did not even get a majority of the popular vote) and carried 31 states. George H. Bush had a seven-point advantage over Dukakis in 1988 and carried 40 states. A quick perusal of the...
  • What Next on Immigration? (If Obama gets away with his amnesty-by-decree, what can't he do?)

    06/21/2012 4:38:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2012 | MARK KRIKORIAN
    Mitt Romney will address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) today, and will no doubt continue his evasions regarding the president’s unconstitutional DREAM decree, which grants amnesty to perhaps 1.4 million illegal immigrants without permission from Congress.One thing that Romney, and the GOP more generally, should consider is what’s next. If the president gets away with this usurpation of legislative authority, what other immigration measures might we expect? After all, Friday’s amnesty decree didn’t happen in a vacuum — it was the result of the administration’s getting away with a whole series of earlier, less...
  • AP Poll: Obama, Romney even amid economic worries

    06/21/2012 4:22:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 06/21/2012 | JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans believe the economy is getting better and a majority disapproves of how President Barack Obama is handling it, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has exploited those concerns and moved into a virtually even position with the president. Three months of declining job creation have left the public increasingly glum, with only 3 out of 10 adults saying the country is headed in the right direction. Five months before the election, the economy remains Obama's top liability. Obama has lost the narrow lead he held just a month ago among...
  • Bosses Rein In Banker Who Golfs With Obama (Obama Swiss Banker, Bundler Robert Wolf demoted by UBS)

    06/21/2012 3:43:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/20/12 | SUSANNE CRAIG
    One of the biggest banks in the world wants the president’s favorite banker muzzled. The banker, Robert Wolf, a top UBS executive in New York, is among President Obama’s leading fund-raisers, building more than more than $500,000 for his re-election so far this year. A regular presence at big campaign fund-raisers, Mr. Wolf, who is 50, golfs and vacations with Mr. Obama and is known for e-mailing friends photos of himself with the president. -snip- Mr. Wolf and Mr. Obama met in late 2006 at a reception held at the offices of the billionaire investor George Soros. The two became...
  • MARK LEVIN: "Executive Privilege" And How the House Should Move Forward Legally

    06/21/2012 3:28:53 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    Mark Levin ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Levin
        On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show:A House Congressional panel has voted to place Eric Holder in contempt of Congress regarding the Fast and Furious investigation.Also, President Obama has cited executive privilege and refuses to hand over evidence or documents regardingwhat he knew or when he knew it.Mark applauds the Republicans for standing up and delivering a blow to the tyranny that is going on, and urges them to keep at it. Mark explains the history of executive privilege, as well as the power of Congress versus the power of the Executive. It is clear that Eric Holder is at...
  • Fast and Furious Falling Apart

    06/20/2012 11:29:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/21/2012 | Russ Vaughn
    When BATF agents first blew the whistle on what is now known as Operation Fast and Furious, the rationale offered by DoJ for such an evidently foolish operation was that it was designed to allow BATF to track and prosecute the leaders of the Mexican drug cartels. As more information surfaced from the Mexican government and the BATF's Mexican bureau chief specifying that none of them knew anything of this operation, many of us who were paying a bit closer attention to the case immediately smelled the first foul scent of corruption. The fatal flaw in DoJ's explanation was this:...
  • Poll: Former Supreme Court clerks think the mandate is done for

    06/20/2012 11:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sarah Kliff
    A new poll of 56 former Supreme Court clerks finds that 57 percent think the individual mandate will be overturned. That’s a 22-point jump from the last time the same group of clerks was surveyed, right before oral arguments. Back then, 35 percent thought the court would toss out the required purchase of health insurance. Most of the clerks found the Supreme Court’s questioning to be more skeptical than they had expected. As one clerk put it to Purple Strategies’ Doug Usher, who conducted the research, “I feel like a dope, because I was one of those who predicted that...
  • Do the Newly Amnestied 30-under Illegal Aliens get Affirmative Action status?

    06/20/2012 10:50:18 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 14 replies
    FReeper Vanity ^ | 6-2-12 | wac3rd
    I was upset all weekend as Obama gave 1.5 million lawbreakers a work permit in front of the millions of unemployed Americans, pandering for the Mexican vote, obviously. My question is this: Do those given work permits, as many are Hispanic, and thus a protected class/minority, do they also get a leg up on Whites because of racial set-asides and/or Affirmative Action? So, not only do the break the law and jump the line, they also get a side door into colleges and jobs? Has anyone explored this question?
  • Fast, Furious, and Inept

    06/20/2012 9:56:18 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, June 21, 2012 | By Boston Herald Editorial Staff
    That, it seems, is now at the heart of the dispute even as Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee forget their pledge to the Terry family to “not rest” until they get to the bottom of how our own government could be so incredibly stupid as to supply Mexican drug cartels with thousands of state-of-the-art weapons.
  • Pelosi: Obama Should Raise Debt Limit Directly, Go Around Congress

    06/20/2012 10:10:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    TPM ^ | 6-20-12 | Brian Beutler
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has changed her public position on an issue that divided Democrats during the fight over raising the debt ceiling last summer. She now says that President Obama should use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling by fiat — to preserve the country’s credit rating and avoid another economically harmful brinksmanship over the country’s borrowing limit. “I would like to see the constitution used to protect the country’s full faith and credit,” she told a handful of columnists at a roundtable. According to Matt Yglesias, “She didn’t offer a legal argument in favor of...
  • Matthews Slimes GOP as Racist for Going After Holder: An 'Ethnic' 'Stop-and-Frisk'

    06/20/2012 9:01:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Tuesday slimed the House GOP investigating Attorney General Eric Holder as racist, insisting that the possible contempt charges over Fast and Furious had an "ethnic" feel. Using charged, racial imagery, Matthews demonized, "Is this sort of stop-and-frisk at the highest level? Go after the attorney general, get him to empty his pockets, stand in the spotlight." The Hardball host, who had previously been ignoring the Fast and Furious scandal, changed course and portrayed the whole thing as a bigoted witch hunt. Talking to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Matthews speculated: "I don't want...
  • Why “Operation Fast and Furious” Becomes a Massive Headache for Eric Holder and President Obama

    06/20/2012 8:39:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Rebeldes
    Yes, we know that the controversial "Operation Fast and Furious" originated during the administration of President George W. Bush, just like we know that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were products of the the Bush administration. But recent events coming out of Washington and now the announcement of a wrongful death suit against the Justice Department by the family of the US Border Patrol agent who was gunned down by Mexican drug runners prove one thing: this isn't about President Bush anymore, this is about the current administration of President Obama. This is about a failed "war on drugs"...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • NRA to Score Holder Contempt Vote

    06/20/2012 7:34:49 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/20/2012 | Ian Swanson
    "The National Rifle Association (NRA) will score a House panel vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. The NRA has longstanding issues with Holder, something it said was "no secret" in a letter the group wrote to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announcing its decision. The nation's most powerful gun lobbyist group said it has decided to score the vote over Holder's handling of the "Fast and Furious" program because of what the group calls the "open defiance" of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the face of a congressional investigation into the botched...
  • FReep a Poll:Was President Barack Obama correct in invoking executive privilege<snip>?

    06/20/2012 6:37:30 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 22 replies
    KGUN 9 TV Tucson ^ | 6-20-2012 | KGUN 9 TV Tucson
    Was President Barack Obama correct in invoking executive privilege in the Operation Fast & Furious probe? Yes No Undecided
  • Obama knew about Gun Walking in March, 2009

    06/20/2012 8:29:28 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 80 replies
    They, bloody, KNEW about this. I would also like links from Hillary spouting about this if anyone can help.
  • Contemptible - Holder, Obama and Nixon

    06/20/2012 8:24:36 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 12 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 06/20/2012 | Guy Smith
    I’ll indulge in some measure of fiendish joy by suggesting to my left-leaning San Francisco neighbors that Barak Obama and Richard Nixon may soon share adjoining pages in history books. Disposing of partisan puffery, and being a member of no major political party, my partisanship is simply nonexistent, the country has almost witnessed the unfolding of a White House cover-up. I say this because some members of the mainstream media and the Obama re-election committee (am I being redundant?) have avoided reporting on the Fast and Furious gun running operation. For NBC Nightly News viewers, allow me to recap the...
  • NBC's Today Continues Blackout on Fast and Furious Controversy

    06/20/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    News ^ | June 20, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    NBC's Today kept up its complete omission of the Fast and Furious gun-running controversy on Wednesday, even as a House committee prepared to vote later in the day on whether to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. CBS This Morning stood among the Big Three morning newscasts in devoting a full report to the issue. ABC's Good Morning America gave only a 20-second news brief on the controversy. Overall, NBC has punted on the story since December 2010, when the scandal first emerged. NBC Nightly News had its own blackout on Fast and Furious until June 12,...
  • No, We're Not Better Off Than We Were Four Years Ago

    06/20/2012 7:38:40 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/20/2012 | IBD Staff
    Economy: A Bloomberg poll out this week purports to find that "Americans say they're better off since Obama took office." Don't believe it. Fact is that by most measures, Americans have fallen behind under Obama.
  • NAPOLITANO: Can Obama rewrite federal law?

    06/20/2012 6:56:01 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | By Andrew P. Napolitano
    Here we go again. Is the Constitution merely a guideline to be consulted by those it purports to regulate, or is it really the supreme law of the land? If it is just a guideline, then it is meaningless, as it only will be followed by those in government when it is not an obstacle to their purposes. If it is the supreme law of the land, what do we do when one branch of government seizes power from another and the branch that had its Late last week, President Obama, fresh from a series of revelations that he kills...
  • Dana Milbank: Debasing the president (Call the Whaaaambulance!)

    06/20/2012 6:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune / The Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    What does conservative pundit Tucker Carlson have to do with an outhouse in Montana? More than you might think. Over the weekend, the Montana Republican Party proved wrong those of us who believe our political discourse has gone down the toilet. In fact, our political discourse has gone to a place where there isn't even plumbing. Outside the Montana GOP convention in Missoula stood an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library" and painted as though it had been shot full of holes, according to the local paper. Inside, a fake birth certificate for "Barack Hussein Obama" was stamped with an expletive...
  • Those Fast and Furious Documents Must be Dynamite (Obama Has Painted Himself Into a Corner)

    06/20/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 90 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 20. 2012 | http://www.powerlineblPaul irengoff
    My friend Bill Otis was a Justice Department lawyer for many years. He spent a good portion of those years as a prosecutor. He also served as an attorney in the White House Counsel’s shop, so he knows all about dealing with unpleasant congressional investigations and demands for documents. In short, Bill is extremely very well positioned to comment knowledgably on the dispute between Rep. Issa’s Committee and Eric Holder, and on the White House’s decision to assert executive privilege. Here is what Bill had to say: Even with his fawning press, [Presdient Obama] will pay a price for this...
  • Obama's spending grows 'exponentially' – in Kenya!

    06/20/2012 6:29:08 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 6/20/2012 | Steve Peacock
    Barack Obama administration spending and projects in Kenya have become so voluminous that the U.S. Agency for International Development must hire more contractors to oversee endeavors other providers already carry out across the African nation.
  • Obama's Executive Privilege Has The Stench Of Cover-UpThu, Jun 21 2012 00:00:00 E

    06/20/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 1 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 20, 2012
    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. 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. "I write now to inform you that the president has asserted executive privilege over the relevant post-Feb....
  • 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>
  • ICE agent's family files wrongful death claim against Justice Dept.

    06/20/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2012 4:09 PM | Sharyl Attkisson
    CBS News has learned that the family of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata has filed a claim for wrongful death against the Justice Dept. and other federal agencies. Zapata was gunned down by suspected drug cartel members in Mexico in Feb. 2011 with weapons later linked to an ATF case in the Texas area. Joining the claim is Zapata's surviving partner in the attack: Victor Avila. In an interview last November, Zapata's family told CBS News they feel that U.S. law enforcement could have stopped the sale of a gun used to kill their son. CBS News obtained law enforcement...