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    11/22/2013 9:34:00 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 204 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 22, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a conference call organized by Karl Rove’s Crossroads organization for large donors and their advisers on Oct. 30 that the Tea Party movement, in his view, is a “nothing but a bunch of bullies” that he plans to “punch … in the nose.” On the call, according to a donor who was on it, McConnell personally named Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as Tea Party conservatives he views as problematic for him. “The bulk of it was an attack on the Tea Party in general, Cruz in particular,” the source,...
  • Will Fast And Furious Justice Finally Befall Eric Holder? (good read - long)

    10/06/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    Serial abuses of justice by America’s top law enforcement official should be enough to make just about any tinhorn banana republic dictator blush. Yet regarding any embarrassment evidenced by the leader of the free world… not so much. Despite the fact that our attorney general has been indicted for contempt of Congress on both felony and civil charges, has repeatedly lied under oath, and has routinely turned a blind eye to laws that he is duty-bound to enforce, Mr. Holder continues to serve at the behest of his presidential mentor. At least he has so far. Apparently not so very...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson: ‘We’ve bled too much’

    06/25/2013 6:24:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies ^ | June 25, 2013 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Rev. Jesse Jackson slammed the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act saying that civil rights activists have “bled too much” to be “stabbed in the heart” this way. “The right to vote is too precious. We’ve bled too much, we’ve died too young, the price has been too great to now watch it be stabbed in the heart by the Supreme Court today,” the civil rights leader told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday. Jackson urged President Obama to use his executive power to convene Congress and make a case to set the record straight on the court’s ruling...
  • ‘Kill Whitey’ Panther is held on gun rap

    06/22/2013 10:22:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 22, 2013 | Laurie Italiano & Jamie Schram
    The tattoo on his face says, “Kill Whitey” in block letters, and cops say the gun he carried was loaded and unlicensed. But that didn’t stop Maruse Heath — head of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panther Party — from claiming that he’s really all about charity and outreach as he was arraigned on a gun-possession charge in Manhattan last night. “It is my understanding that the New Black Panther Party is the functional equivalent of the KKK,” Assistant District Attorney Christopher Ryan countered as Heath, 41, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail for getting busted...
  • Maxine Waters: ‘Obama Has Put In Place’ Secret Database With ‘Everything On Everyone’ (video)

    06/09/2013 9:25:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 140 replies ^ | 2/7/2013
    The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before
  • Obama nominee for Labor secretary could face questions on New Black Panther testimony

    03/18/2013 10:55:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies ^ | 3/18/2013
    President Obama nominated Justice Department official Thomas Perez for Labor secretary Monday -- but the candidate could be haunted by a newly released report that found he gave incomplete testimony on the controversial decision to drop charges against members of the New Black Panther Party. Perez, an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, would replace Hilda Solis at Labor if confirmed. Obama, touting Perez' personal story as the son of immigrants who became the first lawyer in his family, urged the Senate to act quickly on the nomination. *snip* Separately, the wide-ranging IG report...
  • Obama nominee for Labor secretary could face questions on New Black Panther testimony

    03/18/2013 10:53:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    President Obama nominated Justice Department official Thomas Perez for Labor secretary Monday -- but the candidate could be haunted by a newly released report that found he gave incomplete testimony on the controversial decision to drop charges against members of the New Black Panther Party. Perez, an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department´s Civil Rights Division, would replace Hilda Solis at Labor if confirmed. Obama, touting Perez´ personal story as the son of immigrants who became the first lawyer in his family, urged the Senate to act quickly on the nomination.
  • Fear keeps Egypt’s Christians away from polls

    12/21/2012 12:22:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 19 2012 7:33 PM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last week’s referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranchisement is hiking Christians’ worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives. Around a week before the vote, some 50,000 Islamists marched through the provincial capital, Assiut, chanting that Egypt will be “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” At their head rode several bearded men on horseback with swords in scabbards on their hips, evoking images of early Muslims conquering Christian Egypt in the 7th Century. … The activists...
  • Philly GOP: Poll inspectors being ousted for Dems

    11/06/2012 8:12:58 AM PST · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Court-appointed Republican poll inspectors are being forcibly removed from voting stations in some Philadelphia wards and replaced in some cases by Democratic inspectors and even members of the Black Panthers, according to GOP officials. Secrets just received this memo from GOP officials: The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards. These Inspectors are election officials - again, court appointed -- and are reportedly being thrown out by the Head Judges of Elections (these Judges are elected Democrats) and being replaced by Democrats. This has happened at...
  • Seal Team November 6: Aims to Stare Down Voter Intimidation in Philadelphia

    11/06/2012 6:58:03 AM PST · by AmonAmarth · 57 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | November 1st, 2012 | Larry Mendte
    Call them “Seal Team November 6.” Special operations veterans, including former Navy Seals, Delta Force will be called back into action on Election Day to make certain there’s no voter intimidation at the polls. Philadelphia is a prime target. Former Navy Captain Benjamin Brink is leading the operation. “The nation saw the video of members of the Black Panthers in Philadelphia intimidating people trying to vote in 2008,” Brink told me when I interviewed him during my radio show on IQ 106.9. “We are going to try and make certain that nothing like that happens this year.” Brink claims to...
  • Two Voters at a Time in Philly

    11/06/2012 9:28:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/6/12 | staff
    An on-the-ground source reports the woman in pink has been doing this all morning.
  • Obama’s Black Panthers Are Back Intimidating Voters

    11/06/2012 8:16:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 6, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Racist thugs camped outside polling places is not voter intimidation… when they’re black racist thugs. Obama’s Atty General Eric Holder got these particular racist thugs off hoping for exactly this outcome. The New Black Panther Party would not be intimidating voters if the Justice Department had not aggressively intervened on their behalf. Had their prior voter intimidation acts led to serious consequences, we would not be seeing this now. This is voter intimidation arranged for by the Obama Administration with hardly enough plausible deniability to wrap a microdot in. And the Black Panthers aren’t just outside the polling places. They’re...
  • GOP kicked out of multiple polling places in Philadelphia

    11/06/2012 6:19:44 AM PST · by trappedincanuckistan · 84 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 6, 3012 | Staff
    GOP inspectors reportedly kicked out of multiple Philadelphia polling places; Update: Inspector assaulted? Posted at 7:41 am on November 6, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments tomfitzgerald @tomfitzgerald Romney war room reports minority (R) inspectors kicked out of some polling places in Phila. GOP lawyers ready. More details TK, #inkyvote 6 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Reports are coming in that Republican poll inspectors have been ejected from as many as 25 polling locations in Philadelphia. Are the dirty tricks starting already? Election Journal @electionjournal Over 25 precincts have ejected Official GOP Inspectors in Philly 6 Nov 12 Reply...

    11/06/2012 5:33:25 AM PST · by barryobi · 66 replies
    powerline ^ | 11/06/2012 | john hinderaker
    It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia. Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 56, Div 1; Ward 56, Div 22; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 12, Div 17; Ward 39, Div 1; Ward 24, Div 9; Ward 18, Div 25; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 29, Div 18; Ward 65, Div 19; Ward 20, Div 1; and Ward 6, Div 11. The idea is to kick out the Republicans, then stuff the box with ballots...
  • CALIFORNIA: True source of $11M contribution revealed

    11/05/2012 6:52:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/5/12 | Marisa Lagos
    Americans for Job Security, a conservative, pro-business national group, is the true source of the $11 million last-minute infusion of campaign cash into a California political committee that supports an antiunion ballot measure and opposes Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposition, state campaign finance regulators announced early Monday. But the hard-fought disclosure, which comes just one day before the election, creates more questions than it answers, because under federal law, Americans for Job Security does not have to reveal its donors.
  • Houston Poll Watcher Says NAACP ‘Ringleader’ Was Accused of Touching Voting Machine

    11/04/2012 6:29:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/4/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The poll watcher who said individuals in NAACP T-shirts took over a Houston polling site told TheBlaze Sunday that the “ringleader” of the group was also accused of touching an electronic voting machine that a voter was using.Eve Rockford said the woman in the NAACP attire first screamed at the poll supervisor and demanded that a clerk be removed during the Friday incident.“She starts screaming at [poll supervisor Rose Cochran] and she says ‘get this clerk out of here, get him out of here I’ve had enough of him,” Rockford, 51, told TheBlaze. “He starts calmly, using his voice, ‘she’s...
  • Arizona group ordered to release records {by California Supreme Court}

    11/04/2012 6:36:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/4/12 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The state Supreme Court issued an order Sunday to allow California's political watchdog to identify contributors to an Arizona group's last-minute infusion of $11 million to the campaigns opposing Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative and supporting an antiunion measure on Tuesday's ballot. But the Arizona group declined to turn over its records by the court's 4 p.m. deadline and told a state lawyer it was planning to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, said Ann Ravel, chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. The refusal reduced the likelihood that the donors will be publicly identified before Tuesday, when the...
  • Report: NAACP Takes Over Polling Station in Houston

    11/03/2012 3:27:02 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 25 replies ^ | 3 Nov 2012, | Brandon Darby
    Volunteer election poll watchers from True the Vote, the Houston-based nonpartisan election integrity group, are reporting that Houston’s NAACP chapter has taken over an election polling station. The full sworn statement of the True the Vote volunteer who claims to have witnessed the event is below: Incident Report Eve Rockford Precinct: 139 Polling location: Acres Home Multi Service 6719 W. Montgomery Road, Houston, TX 77091 County: Harris Poll Supervisor: Rose Cochran Asst. Supervisor: Bernard Guskie Clerk: Lawrence Simko, Marsha, Franchetta Pines, Dayan Cohen Offender: NAACP and Sylvester Turner Date and Times: 11/2/2012 2:25 and 5:25 At 2:25 the NAACP 3...
  • DOJ sending voting observers to 23 states

    11/02/2012 6:29:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/2/12 | Dan Freedman
    With Election Day only four days off, the Justice Department is planning to send 780 observers to polls in 23 states including Texas, California and New York. DOJ lawyers and other employees will monitor voting in Harris, Fort Bend, Dallas and Jefferson Counties in Texas; Alameda and Riverside Counties in California; and Orange County in New York. The Justice Department observers will join a growing throng of lawyers and poll watchers sent by the presidential candidates as well as state and local candidates. In addition, Houston-based True the Vote, self-proclaimed poll integrity organization, has pledged to deploy a virtual army...
  • Seattle postmark on bogus Florida voter mail [voter intimidation by rats]

    10/25/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 8 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 23, 2012 | unknown
    Official-looking but bogus letters telling mostly Republican voters that their citizenship is in question are turning up in Florida, where GOP officials have led efforts to purge noncitizens from registration rolls. The phony letters have been reported in 23 counties so far in an apparent attempt to intimidate voters, Department of State spokesman Chris Cate said Tuesday. --SNIP-- The letters purport to come from various Florida county supervisors of elections but all were postmarked from Seattle. The markings were traced to the Seattle Sectional Facility. They tell voters that information received from the state Division of Elections indicates their citizenship...
  • Couple Endures Death Threat, Vandalism Over Romney Sign

    09/29/2012 10:26:52 AM PDT · by Signalman · 80 replies ^ | 9/28/2012 | Tad Cronn
    Business owners Dee and Gene Liboff of Woodland Hills, California, just wanted to show their support for Mitt Romney in the coming election by putting up a handmade sign in front of their home. But what they were shown in return is the ugly side of some Obama supporters. Ever since putting up the sign, the Liboffs, who are members of the San Fernando Valley Patriots, have been engaged in a running war with vandals who have cut, pulled down, torn apart and ripped the sign out of the ground. Every time it happens, the Liboffs get out the tape...
  • New Black Panthers to RNC: Our 'Feet Will Be On Your Motherf***ing Necks'

    08/14/2012 5:16:55 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 214 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14, 2012 |
    Michelle Williams, New Black Panther Chief of Staff, threatens the upcoming RNC convention.
  • Romney Protester: 'We Love Dead Republicans'

    08/13/2012 8:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/12 | staff
    A group of protesters organized by SEIU and Obama For America showed up in Wisconsin to greet Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Breitbart cameras were there.
  • Voter intimidation case proves WH involvement

    08/04/2012 12:38:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8-4-12 | Chad Groening
    .S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that Obama political appointees, through a series of e-mails, did confer with Justice Department lawyers about the status and resolution of the case prior to the DOJ's dismissal of the charges. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, says the ruling contradicts the testimony of Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez that political leadership was not involved in the decision. "Surely the public has an interest in the documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials' representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision making," Fitton states. "So, it's clear here the court found...
  • DOJ Must Pay JudicialWatch Atty Fees for NBPP Voter Intimidation Non-Prosecution

    08/01/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-31-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Judicial Watch once again outs the truth while trying to force the DOJ to pay their attorney's fees. The DOJ said there was no reason for the agency to pay attorney's fees as there was no evidence of any political interference: “none of the records produced in this litigation evidenced any political interference whatsoever in” how the DOJ handled the New Black Panther Party case" said the DOJPhoto: King Shamir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson Really? US District Court Judge Reggie Walton: (read it all at the Washington Examiner)The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status...
  • Federal Court: DOJ May Have Lied About the New Black Panther Case

    07/31/2012 9:50:08 AM PDT · by wildbill · 15 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 7/31/2012 | Hans Von Spakovshy
    In a little noted decision on July 23, a federal district court judge concluded that internal DOJ documents about the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case “contradict Assistant Attorney General [Thomas] Perez’s testimony that political leadership was not involved in” the decision to dismiss the case. In other words, the sworn testimony of Perez, the Obama political appointee who heads the Civil Rights Division, before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was apparently false. The decision in Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice by Judge Reggie Walton was in a case filed by Judicial Watch after the Civil...
  • Union Thugs Threaten Citizen Election Watchdogs

    03/17/2012 7:19:23 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 13 replies · 3+ views
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    The Communist (I do not use that term recklessly) publication People’s World has an article full of threats and libel from union thugs and Soros-funded voter fraud deniers directed at law abiding Americans: “Labor raising an ‘army of 400,000′ for the 2012 elections.”
  • Focus Folks, It's Obama (Part 2)

    12/12/2011 5:23:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 12, 2011 | Bruce Bialosky
    As we sprint toward the first official vote of the Republican primary season – to decide who will (hopefully) replace President Obama on January 20, 2013 – it is essential that we focus on the real goal. Rather than go after each other, the candidates must continue to confront the policies of the most inept President in modern times. The following is a selection of issues the candidates should emphasize as the rationale for replacing our current President: 1. Gibson Guitar – The Obama Administration entered the headquarters of an internationally-renowned, iconic American company and treated it like it was...
  • GOP plan could jeopardize Pennsylvania's political clout

    09/13/2011 6:57:10 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 48 replies
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 13 September 2011 | Mike Wereschagin and Brad Bumsted
    Republicans in charge of the General Assembly want to change how the state hands out its electoral votes, a move that could reshape the national electoral strategies of future presidents and diminish Pennsylvania's role in choosing the country's leader. Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi wants to allocate the 20 electoral votes Pennsylvania will have in the next election according to who wins each of 18 congressional districts, plus two more for whoever wins the statewide popular vote, rather than the winner-take-all system the state now uses. . . . Some analysts said it wouldn't be worth it for campaigns to...
  • California labor unions fight initiative signature drives

    07/30/2011 10:03:59 AM PDT · by RGF · 7 replies
    <p>I heard an ad yesterday on KABC (790), Hannity's channel and thought it sounded fishy.</p> <p>As solicitors for more than a dozen initiatives hit California's streets for petition signatures to get the issues on next year's ballot, labor unions targeted by potential measures are starting to fight back.</p>
  • Peter Durant (R) wins in 6th District by 56 votes (Massachusetts - GOP pickup)

    05/10/2011 8:20:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 20 replies
    Republican Peter J. Durant won the 6th Worcester District seat in today's special election for state representative, beating incumbent Geraldo Alicea, D-Charlton, by 56 votes, 3,325 to 3,269. The two men have been sparring at the ballot box and in the courtroom since November when the razor thin election results put Mr. Durant ahead by two votes, and a Superior Court judge later ruled the election was a tie and ordered a new election. After the court ordered the new election, Peter J. Boria, a Charlton selectman, and Robert J. Cirba, of Spencer, a Spencer-East Brookfield school committee member, declared...
  • What does Eric Holder find more intimidating: a billy club or a billboard?

    04/14/2011 2:32:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 14, 2011 | Christian Adams
    We may soon learn about the priorities of the Voting Section of the Department of Justice. Fresh off the whitewash of the voter intimidation dismissal against the New Black Panther Party, the DOJ has received a request to monitor upcoming elections in Southbridge, Massachusetts. It seems the mounting possibility of voter intimidation may plague the upcoming municipal contest. The culprit? This billboard: Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. This billboard is part of a campaign encouraging Bay State citizens to voluntarily show photo identification even though the law does not require it. A Boston Globe story “Voter ID...
  • Report clears Justice Department in Black Panther case. [Coverup?]

    03/30/2011 7:08:41 AM PDT · by sunmars · 56 replies
    The Justice Department’s Office of Personnel Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight. After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members, the OPR reported that “department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment” and that the voter-intimidation case against the Panthers was dismissed on “a good faith assessment of the law” and “not influenced by the race of the defendants.” The OPR’s findings were released...
  • Now Congress Steps to the Plate in the New Black Panther Scandal

    03/30/2011 10:12:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 30, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    It’s time for the DOJ to cough up information to the House Judiciary Committee and to Congressman Frank Wolf. The Department of Justice has avoided giving Congress and the Commission on Civil Rights answers about the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal by pointing to the ongoing review by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). The OPR review is now done and that diversion no longer applies. As reported by Pajamas here and here, the results were exactly as expected: DOJ concludes that DOJ did nothing wrong. DOJ used the OPR investigation to avoid providing information to outside investigators on...
  • (DOJ) Report clears Justice Department in Black Panther case

    03/30/2011 12:38:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/29/11 | Krissah Thompson
    Report clears Justice Department in Black Panther caseBy Krissah Thompson, Tuesday, March 29, 11:16 PM The Justice Department’s Office of Personnel Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight. After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members, the OPR reported that “department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment” and that the voter-intimidation case against the Panthers was dismissed on “a good faith assessment of the...
  • Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'

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

    02/15/2011 9:30:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 12/15/11 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' investigation into the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case. (Don't miss James Poulos' PJTV interview with von Spakovsky and J. Christian Adams from CPAC.) For a while, at least, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was investigating the Justice Department’s race-based decision to dismiss the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case — a case DOJ had effectively won. But now President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the investigation. Never mind the incontrovertible (and mounting) evidence that...
  • Republican Winning Margins

    12/23/2010 12:19:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies · 7+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2010 | Seth Forman
    Despite their vast electoral success on November 2, many Republicans are finding it hard to swallow the tough Senate race losses to Harry Reid in Nevada and Michael Buck in Colorado.  They are also perplexed by the surprisingly close win in Pennsylvania and the very wide margin of victory for Dems in the California Senate and gubernatorial races. It isn't precisely known why these races went the Democrats' way or, perhaps as frustratingly, why the polls over-predicted for Republicans in most of them.  In the months to come, there will be no shortage of explanations for these developments.  One particular...
  • Arson at Chicago Tea Patriots Christmas Party

    12/15/2010 9:57:21 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 48 replies
    Chicago Tea Party Patriots | 12-14-2010 | Catherina Wojtowicz
    Last Friday we held our downtown Christmas Party at Dugan's Irish Pub. We had a great crowd and the bar was filled with Christmas cheer until smoke began to fill the entire venue. At approximately 8 p.m. the Chicago Fire Department were called to the bar to put out what was a very smoked filled bar. After waiting outside for nearly an hour, we were told that the bar was closed for the night and we were asked to gather our belongings. There were four small dynamite looking devices found in the men's bathroom, smoldering in the trash can. The...
  • Conservatives Approve Interim Report Slamming DOJ On New Black Panther Case

    11/19/2010 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    TPM ^ | November 19, 2010 | Ryan J. Reilly
    The conservative majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today voted to approve what they are now calling an "interim" report on the Justice Department's handling of the voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party.Commissioners voted 5-2 along ideological lines to approve the report on their investigation, which started back in the summer of 2009. The vote came after talks between DOJ and the Commission to allow officials to testify on the case broke down because, the Justice Department says, of the "unilateral" terms set up by the Commission.Michael Yaki, a Democrat on the...
  • Exclusive Excerpts From New Black Panther Case Investigation Report (USCCR rips DOJ)

    11/18/2010 9:41:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 18, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case, which has rocked the Justice Department, will reach an important endpoint on November 19. At its regular business meeting tomorrow, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will consider a draft report on its investigation of the Department’s scandalously politicized handling of the case. This case was unique in one vital aspect almost from its beginning — the existence of a visual recording of the New Black Panthers in their paramilitary, fascist-style uniforms, one holding a night stick, blocking the entrance to a polling place. That kind of direct evidence is very unusual...
  • Smoking e-mails? [Black Panther scandal]

    11/14/2010 9:45:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | November 15, 2010
    E-mails newly obtained by Judicial Watch strengthen contentions that politics motivated the Obama Justice Department's dismissal of a voter-intimidation case despite video of a nightstick-wielding New Black Panther Party member at a Philadelphia polling place. The e-mails show two political appointees' involvement in Justice's decision to dismiss, the watchdog group says. And, it notes, those e-mails contradict what Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for Justice's Civil Rights Division, told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights under oath: that decision involved "only career people." The e-mails lend additional credence to the long-held suspicion that politics drove Justice's decision-making in this case....
  • Group Tables $173K Black Panther Report (US Commission on Civil Rights)

    11/05/2010 2:44:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | November 5, 2010
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has delayed approving a $173,000 report that will slam the Obama administration's handling the 2008 Philadelphia Black Panther case.Slideshow: Man With Panther Badge At The PollsA commission spokeswoman told the Web site Main Justice, which monitors the Justice Department, that a vote to approve the report was canceled for Friday.The move comes a week after Michael Yaki, a commissioner who is a Democrat, stormed out of a Commission hearing, leaving the group without enough members to approve the draft report.Yaki told reporters last week the report was "cooked" by the panel's majority to...
  • Former F.E.C. official on Reid strong-arming: ‘I’ve never seen anything so blatant’

    11/02/2010 4:30:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/2/10 | J.P. Friere
    A former official with the Federal Election Commission, Hans von Spakovsky, blasted the Reid campaign, saying they are clearly engaging in coercion and illegal coordination under federal campaign finance rules. “I’ve never seen anything this blatant,” he told The Examiner. “Most corporations stay far away from this because they know they can get in big trouble if they tell their employees to go out and vote for a particular candidate. That’s a big no-no.” “There are two issues. The first is illegal coordination. The Reid campaign is specifically asking a corporation with the help of a union to get voters
  • Voter Intimidation in New York!!!! (Vanity)

    11/02/2010 6:52:32 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 42 replies
    NoKoolAidForMe | 11-2-10 | NoKoolAidForMe
    I just witnessed a poll worker telling a voter that he has to vote democrat on his ballet. This poll worker refuses to give her name. Just called my county board of elections chairman to report. He's on his way to the polling place. Be on the lookout folks.
  • New Black Panther thugs head back to polls; Democrat panelist blocks Civil Rights Commish report

    10/30/2010 10:40:38 AM PDT · by FromLori · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/29/10 | Michelle Malkin
    They’re baaaaaaack. Before the Philly New Black Panther Party radicals showed up at a voting booth in 2008 with billy clubs and racial epithets at the ready, my old nemesis Malik Shabazz — the NBPP thug-in-chief — put out a nationwide warning. Remember? “We will be at the polls in the cities and counties in many states to ensure that the enemy does not sabotage the black vote, which was won through the blood of the martyrs of our people.” Well, NBPP official Quannell X in Texas says his militant minions will return…to monitor citizen election watchdogs. Election Law Center...
  • Civil rights panel postpones vote on New Black Panthers report after member walks out (Yaki)

    10/29/2010 11:42:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jerry Markon
    A federal commission had to postpone a vote on a report that criticizes the Justice Department's handling of a voter-intimidation lawsuit Friday after a Democratic panelist walked out of the meeting in protest. The draft of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report says that Justice tried to hide the extensive involvement of high-level political officials in the dismissal of the suit against members of the New Black Panther Party. The move, the report says, indicates that Justice's Civil Rights Division is failing to protect white voters and is "at war with its core mission of guaranteeing equal protection (under)...
  • Black Panther blackout (Excellent Editorial)

    10/27/2010 7:46:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2010 | Editorial
    New reports raise stakes on voter-intimidation caseThe U.S. Commission on Civil Rights votes tomorrow on its report regarding the Black Panther voter-intimidation case. The Obama administration's malfeasance in this scandal is becoming impossible to avoid - even for the White House's most reliable defenders. After 17 months of averting its eyes, The Washington Post finally ran a major front-page feature on the controversy on Saturday. Three current Justice Department lawyers told the Post that whistleblowers J. Christian Adams and Christopher Coates are accurate in stating that anybody who tries to enforce civil rights laws in a race-neutral fashion will be...
  • Justice Department vows to stop voter intimidation--Says military ballots will be counted

    10/27/2010 6:42:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2010 | Jerry Seper
    The Justice Department on Wednesday vowed to thwart any efforts to intimidate voters at the polls on Tuesday and to ensure that the ballots of military voters are counted, as activists on both sides of the political aisle reignite their regular election-time tango over the dangers of voter fraud versus voter suppression. Facing separate investigations in its handling of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party and questions over the failure of absentee ballots to be sent to military personnel and their families by the legally required date, the Justice Department moved to assure voters that they will...
  • Black Panther case reveals schism

    10/24/2010 5:15:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2010
    On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath, the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform. Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer, had aired on TV and ricocheted across the nation. Among those who saw the footage was J. Christian Adams, who was in his office in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in Washington. "I thought, 'This is wrong, this is not supposed to happen in this country,' " Adams said. "There are armed men in front of...