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  • Associated Press suffers massive memory lapse in recent article

    04/06/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/14 | Doug Book
    According to its website, the Associated Press is one of the “…most trusted sources of independent news gathering.” AP journalists operate “…in more than 280 locations worldwide, including every statehouse in the U.S.” AP employees have won 51 Pulitzer prizes. The AP proudly announces that its journalists “…have gone to great lengths, overcome obstacles and, too often, sacrificed to ensure that the news has been reported quickly, accurately and honestly.” Most importantly, the AP claims that the organization “…fights for freedom of the press and the public’s right to know.” (my italics) On March 26th, the Washington Post published an...
  • AP Smears Trail Life Boys with Misleading 'Nazi' Photo

    03/06/2014 12:13:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>“I was horrified,” said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a new, rapidly-growing scouting organization that doesn’t allow openly gay members.</p> <p>Stemberger was referring to an Associated Press photograph that accompanied an in-depth story about Trail Life. The image showed a group of young boys gathered in a circle with their hands raised at an unusual angle. The AP’s original caption on the photo said they were reciting the organization’s “creed” during a meeting in North Richland Hills, Texas.</p>
  • Boom: AP Confirms Hoboken's Share of Sandy Aid 'On Par' With Other Cities

    01/25/2014 2:32:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | Guy Benson
    One week ago today, we covered in detail serious allegations from the Democratic Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey against Chris Christie's administration. Dawn Zimmer claimed that two high-ranking Christie officials -- including the Lieutenant Governor -- told her that aid for her city's recovery from the storm was contingent on her approval of a building development deal favored by the governor. I discussed several curious elements of this accusation at the time, noting the Mayor's unqualified praise of Christie several months after this alleged shakedown attempt took place, and citing a local reporter to whom Zimmer had floated a different...
  • AP serves George Zimmerman with a cease-and-desist order....

    01/24/2014 7:30:49 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 90 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    after he 'stole' their photographer's image for his latest paintingGeorge Zimmerman's recent foray into the art world hasn't exactly earned him much critical praise. But it's definitely garnered him some attention - so much so that it could potentially get him sued by one of the largest news-wire services on earth. For his latest painting, the man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin has painted a portrait of Florida State Attorney General Angela Corey, who is the woman who decided to charge Zimmerman with murder in Martin's death. The problem for Zimmerman, however,...
  • Zimmerman tries to profit from Trayvon Martin slaying with painting; AP demands halt to sale

    01/25/2014 4:17:51 AM PST · by don-o · 34 replies
    AP via Johnson City Press ^ | January 24, 2014
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo.
  • News Agencies Kept Iran Talks Secret

    11/26/2013 4:52:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 26, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    The AP claims they didn't run with the story because they couldn't get he White House or State Department to confirm the secret talks were occurring: The AP was tipped to the first U.S.-Iranian meeting in March shortly after it occurred, but the White House and State Department disputed elements of the account and the AP could not confirm the meeting. The AP learned of further indications of secret diplomacy in the fall and pressed the White House and other officials further. As the Geneva talks between the P5+1 and Iran appeared to be reaching their conclusion, senior administration officials...
  • Amanpour Calls Obama Admin Most 'Litigious Against Journalists' 'In Decades'

    11/16/2013 9:12:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a staunchly liberal track record, so perhaps it's surprising that she was so candid about the Obama administration overseas like she was in Morocco on Thursday.
  • Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

    11/13/2013 6:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration. Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious....
  • Obamacare mandate may be delayed

    10/23/2013 2:38:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/23/2013 | Jen Wieczner
    The Obama administration may give Americans extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, postponing when penalties for failing to buy coverage will go into effect, MarketWatch has learned. The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, but allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. That means someone must be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is...
  • AP's Lewis suspended after McAuliffe flub

    10/19/2013 2:22:00 PM PDT · by Kenny · 13 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 10/18/13 | DYLAN BYERS
    Bob Lewis, the Associated Press political reporter who last week published an erroneous report about Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, has been temporarily suspended, POLITICO has learned.Lewis, a highly respected veteran on the Richmond political scene, will no longer cover the race between McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and may be suspended through the election. His last story on the race was published Oct. 14.Lewis did not respond to a request for comment regarding the suspension. The Associated Press declined to comment on personnel matters.On Oct. 9, Lewis published an exclusive report for the AP alleging that McAuliffe had lied to...
  • 'Was there some kind of group spine removal procedure at the White House?' asks AP reporter...

    09/05/2013 8:20:30 PM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 5, 2013 | David Martosko
    An Associated Press reporter became a symbol Wednesday of journalists' impatience with the Obama administration's course in making a case for military strikes in Syria, asking the State Department's chief spokeswoman whether the White House had undergone a 'group spine removal procedure.' Longtime AP foreign affairs correspondent Matt Lee was invited to ask the first question in a State Department briefing, and asked spokeswoman Jen Psaki why Secretary of State John Kerry called President Obama 'courageous' for seeking congressional approval before taking military action. 'I don’t understand what is courageous,' Lee said, 'about asking permission for something that you say...
  • MILLER: AP calls Bradley Manning a "she" and liberal media fall in line with PC agenda

    09/02/2013 5:19:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 29, 2013 | Emily Miller
    After being sentenced to 35 years at Leavenworth for betraying his country, Pvt. Bradley Manning said he wants to live as a woman. This reality show drama would normally be an asterisk in an embarrassing case for the American military. The absurd request, however, will get mainstream recognition now that the Associated Press (AP) announced that all media who follow its vaulted guide should refer to the Wikileaks source as “her” and Bradley as “Chelsea.” The political correctness in journalism has hit an all-time low.
  • AP Reporter Pokes Fun At Kerry

    08/28/2013 6:35:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/28/13 | staff
    Associated Press reporter Matt Lee poked a little fun at Secretary Kerry's apparent infinite "focus" on major current events of the day during the State Department press briefing on Tuesday. Lee pointed out that, according to the State Department, Secretary Kerry is apparently "fully focused" on the tense situation in Egypt, the hostile Syrian regime, and Israel-Palestine peace talks. "How about the Arctic?" "Whales?" "Botswana?" State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf assured Lee that Secretary Kerry had broad interests "and is able to focus on a number of things at the same time." "He is an extraordinary man," Lee remarked. "You...
  • Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

    08/07/2013 6:20:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2013
    n a rare diplomatic snub, President Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month. The decision reflects both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow's stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights. Obama will still attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, but a top White House official said the president had no plans to hold one-on-one talks with Putin while there. Instead of visiting Putin in...
  • Associated Press Refuses to Comment on Demand for Concealed Weapon Permit Lists

    07/28/2013 5:26:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Media Trackers Montana ^ | July 26, 2013 | Ron Catlett
    The Associated Press (AP) is refusing to comment on why it requested that the Montana Department of Justice (MDOJ) give it a list of the names and personal information of every concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder in the state... Montana’s Republican Attorney General Tim Fox had denied requests by the AP and a Boston media outfit called MuckRock News for all information pertaining to the state’s CWP holders. Fox cited concerns that the width and breadth of the requests violated CWP holders’ “reasonable expectation of privacy” guaranteed by the Montana Constitution... AP reporter Matt Gouras formally requested the information on...
  • MT Attorney General denies AP request for conceal carry information

    07/26/2013 11:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 23 replies
    8KPAX.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | MTN News Helena
    HELENA - The Associated Press isn't giving reasons for requesting the personal information of all conceal carry permit holders in Montana. On March 18, 2013, the AP requested a comprehensive list of information from the office of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R). "Everything from their date of birth to their driver's license to their address, every piece of information without limitation," Fox explained in an interview with MTN News. The request came just five days after the Montana Legislature passed a bill which makes all this information confidential. The bill was signed by Governor Steve Bullock (D) ten days...
  • Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

    07/24/2013 1:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2013 4:42 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler and Bradley Klapper
    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country. Kennedy, an attorney and bestselling book editor, is being rewarded for helping put Obama in the White House where her father served until his assassination 50 years ago. If confirmed, she would be the first woman in a post where many other prominent Americans have served to strengthen a vital Asian tie. … Kennedy, 55, doesn’t have any obvious ties to Japan, a...
  • U.S. NEWSCAST IDEA ASSAILED

    07/22/2013 9:00:06 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 24 replies
    The Spokesman-Review | January 15, 1946 | Associated Press (Press Release)
    NEW YORK, Jan. 14. (AP) - Announcement was made today that the board of directors of the Associated Press at a recent meeting held "that government can not engage in newscasting without creating the fear of propaganda which necessarily would reflect upon the objectivity of the news services from which such newscasts are prepared." The text: "The Associated Press stands committed to the principle of freedom of access to the news and to the free flow of news throughtout the world. It holds that news thus disseminated by nongovernmental news agencies is essential to the highest development of mankind and...
  • ACLU Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder

    07/21/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    We are writing to clearly state the ACLU’s position on whether or not the Department of Justice (DOJ) should consider bring ing federal civil rights or hate crimes charges as a result of the state court acquittal in the George Zimmerman case. Even though the Supreme Court permits a federal prosecution following a state prosecutio n, the ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case.
  • HOLDER OPENS ZIMMERMAN SNITCH LINE – Solicits Email Tips in Persecution of Trayvon Shooter

    07/17/2013 9:13:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 152 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-17-2013 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.</p>
  • Farmers worry about fate of immigration bills

    07/08/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 77 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/8/2013 | JOHN FLESHER ap
    ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) — For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U.S.-Mexican border. Instead, it's plump red cherries and crisp apples rotting on the ground because there aren't enough workers to pick them — a scenario that could become reality over the next couple of months.Across the state's orchard belt, cherry trees already sag under the weight of bright-red clusters, yet many trailers and wood-frame cottages that should be bustling with migrant families stand empty. McGuire is waiting to hear whether crews...
  • Eric Holder instructs Justice Department to defraud Supreme Court in Voting Rights Act case

    06/24/2013 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/13 | Doug Book
    The decision of the Supreme Court in Shelby County v Holder, a case to determine the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, will be published by the end of the month. Posted on CiR in March, this piece offers a little background on the VRA and instructions which AG Eric Holder gave DOJ employees—instructions designed to deceive Supreme Court justices as they considered the Act and the Shelby County case. In yet another testament to the corrupt if inventive workings of the liberal mind, Attorney General Eric Holder recently decided to defraud the United States Supreme Court...
  • ACLU to Obama: ‘We are tired of living in a nation governed by fear’

    06/23/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 6/23/2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Under President Obama, the United States is “a nation governed by fear,” the American Civil Liberties Union says in an open letter that echoes the criticisms Obama has made of George W. Bush’s national security policies. “[W]e say as Americans that we are tired of seeing liberty sacrificed on the altar of security and having a handful of lawmakers decide what we should and should not know,” the ACLU writes in a statement circulated to grassroots supporters and addressed to Obama. “We are tired of living in a nation governed by fear instead of the principles of freedom and liberty...
  • Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

    06/20/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 20,2013 | Glenn Greenwald & James Ball
    Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information "inadvertently" collected from domestic US communications without a warrant. The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target "non-US persons" under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data...
  • GOP effort to oust Eric Holder picks up steam

    06/20/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    THEHILL.COM ^ | 6/20/13 | BOB CUSACK
    The House Republican effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted a significant amount of momentum this month. Since the beginning of June, 66 Republicans have signed on to Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) legislation that calls for Holder’s immediate resignation. Gosar’s resolution now has 122 co-sponsors, more than half of the House GOP conference. In an interview with The Hill, Gosar attributed the burgeoning support to the Department of Justice’s controversial snooping of The Associated Press and Fox News. “Americans have lost faith in our chief law enforcement officer. He’s contradicted himself in front of Congress,” said Gosar, who...
  • AP Boss: Sources Won’t Talk Anymore

    06/20/2013 3:25:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | June 20, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Associated Press president Gary Pruitt on Wednesday slammed the Department of Justice for acting as “judge, jury and executioner” in the seizure of the news organization’s phone records and he said some of the wire service’s longtime sources have clammed up in fear.
  • US seizure of journalist records called 'chilling'

    06/19/2013 7:19:42 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    AFP ^ | June 19, 2013 | AFP
    The US government's secret seizure of Associated Press phone records had a "chilling effect" on newsgathering by the agency and other news organizations, AP's top executive said Wednesday. "Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking with us," AP president and chief executive Gary Pruitt said in a speech to the National Press Club. "In some cases, government employees we once checked in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are reluctant to meet in person ... This chilling effect on newsgathering is not just limited to AP. "Journalists from other news organizations...
  • Does the gov't have much credibility on AP, Fox News Rosen story, the IRS scandal, NSA, PRISM...?

    06/19/2013 12:00:31 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    6/19/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Does it? Should we believe the OMB's numbers that legalizing 15 million illegals will add $179 billion dollars to the U.S. economy over the next 10 years, and $700 billion over the next 10 years after that? Should we believe Menendez? How accurate was the Office of Management and Budget on what OBAMACARE would cost? I would like to see how much faith Rubio, McCain, Graham and others - be they conservative hosts on television or on talk radio - put in the numbers that the OMB supplied concerning legalizing 15 million illegals. Should they believe Menendez? The New York...
  • AP CEO Says Government Sources Won’t Talk After Justice Department Probe

    06/19/2013 11:18:08 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 35 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 19, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — The CEO of the Associated Press told an audience Wednesday that the Department of Justice has succeeded in muzzling government employees from talking to AP reporters in the weeks since the seizure of AP phone records was revealed. “What I learned from our journalists should alarm everyone in this room and I think should alarm everyone in this country. The actions of the DOJ against AP are already having an impact beyond the specifics of this particular case,” AP CEO Gary Pruitt told an audience at the National Press Club. “Some of our longtime trusted sources have become...
  • New York police sued over surveillance of Muslims

    06/18/2013 12:00:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/18/2013 | Chris Francescani
    The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the New York Police Department over its surveillance of Muslim communities, accusing the police of trampling on religious freedoms and constitutional guarantees of equality. The surveillance by the NYPD's intelligence division has extended beyond New York City's five boroughs into neighboring New Jersey and other nearby states. The police department says that surveillance of Muslims is legal under an earlier federal court order. The lawsuit is the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle between the NYPD and civil liberties advocates over the department's aggressive policing tactics - including...
  • Hacked Sharyl Attkisson tells O'Reilly: 'I Think I Know' Who Did It

    06/18/2013 6:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/18/2013
    O'REILLY: "Personal Story" segment tonight. CBS News announced on Friday that Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's computer was hacked into late last year. This, combined with the James Rosen situation here at Fox News and the A.P. snooping, causing a lot of concern. With us now on a Factor Cable Exclusive is Ms. Attkisson. So, when did you know that somebody was messing with your computer. SHARYL ATTKISSON, INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT, CBS NEWS: Well, there were signs probably around 2011 but I don't think I recognized exactly what was going on until perhaps the fall of last year when so many things...
  • "NSA Should Come Clean About Domestic Spying": Ray Kelly

    06/18/2013 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jennifer Bain
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal government’s secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign — and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy “abuse.” “I don’t think it ever should have been made secret,” Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials.
  • 'NSA should come clean about domestic spying': Ray Kelly

    06/17/2013 7:11:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2013 | By JENNIFER BAIN
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal government’s secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign — and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy “abuse.” “I don’t think it ever should have been made secret,” Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials. His blast came days after the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder outraged New York officials by endorsing a federal monitor for the NYPD. Kelly appeared to firmly reject Holder’s claim that disclosure of the monitoring campaign seriously damaged efforts to fight terrorism. “I think the American public can accept the...
  • Holder dodges GOP subpoena

    06/14/2013 6:49:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/13 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet with House Republicans as part of their probe into whether he misled Congress or acted inappropriately in the Justice Department’s investigation of two separate leaks to media outlets. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) made the announcement late Friday after exchanging several weeks worth of testy letters with the nation’s top cop. In agreeing to meet with the lawmakers, Holder staved off the threat of a subpoena from Goodlatte for a second time in as many weeks. Goodlatte is investigating whether Holder misled the committee last
  • DOJ Falsely Claimed That Reporter James Rosen Was Involved In Bombings In Trying To Hide Fact

    06/14/2013 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Masnick
    from the whoa dept Okay, here's one that's just crazy. A few weeks ago, lots of folks, including us, covered the story of how the Justice Department claimed to a court that reporter James Rosen was "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a leak of some State Department info concerning North Korea. He was none of the above. He was a reporter, but the DOJ was abusing its power in order to spy on his email and phone records, to try to find the source of the leak. Soon after that, it came out that the DOJ had been...
  • Did Holder admit to spying on Supreme Court?

    06/11/2013 3:27:53 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/9/13 | Kerry Picket
    (snip) Holder responded, “With all due respect, Senator, I don’t think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss that issue. I’d be more than glad to come back in a — in an appropriate setting to discuss the issues that you have raised." Kirk, a Naval intelligence officer, pressed Holder remarking, “I would interrupt you and say the correct answer would be say no, we stayed within our lane, and I’m assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.” Holder remained defiant saying, “And I would be more than glad, as I said, in an appropriate...
  • Military told not to read Obama-scandal news

    06/09/2013 9:34:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 6/9/2013 | Gina Loudon
    President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.” He might want to share his opinion with the Air Force, which is ordering members of the service not to look at news stories about it. WND has received an unclassified NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) that warns airmen not to look at news stories related to the data-mining scandal. The notice applies to users of the Air Force NIPRNET (Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network), which is the only way that many troops stationed overseas and on bases in the U.S. are...
  • Eric Holder admits to spying on Congress

    06/07/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2013 | Tom Trinko
    Eric Holder was asked, in a meeting about the 2014 DOJ budget, if the DOJ was monitoring phones of members of Congress. Holder refused to answer, saying that he'd be glad to answer in the appropriate forum. That clearly says that, in fact, the DOJ did monitor phones used by members of Congress. If such monitoring hadn't occurred, then Holder could have just said no. The Senator who asked the question, Kirk (R-Il), said, "The correct answer would be to say, 'No, we stayed within our lane, and I am assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.'"...
  • Video: Obama defends phone, Internet snooping as ‘modest encroachment of privacy’

    06/07/2013 12:06:53 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 30 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/7/13 | David Freddoso
    Obama gave quite a filibuster answer to a question from the press, but I think this is a really important moment in his presidency. Suddenly, he’s forced to defend something he campaigned vigorously against, and he spends a lot of time with “ummm” and “I think” and repeats several of his points over and over again. The best line comes right at the end of this clip:
  • President Obama’s Dragnet

    06/06/2013 10:10:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights. Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants...
  • Puzzlin' Evidence

    06/06/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT · by sitetest · 4 replies
    From the movie "True Stories." Apologies for the forced commercial at the beginning of this YouTube excerpt.
  • Holder misses deadline to clear up testimony on reporter surveillance

    06/05/2013 4:48:30 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 05, 2013
    ttorney General Eric Holder has missed the deadline set by Republicans to personally explain questionable testimony he gave on reporter surveillance, as lawmakers threaten to subpoena Holder if necessary. The deadline set by House Judiciary Committee Republicans was close-of-business on Wednesday. An aide told FoxNews.com they have "not received a response."
  • Former Rep. Allen West calls Atty General Holder a bigger threat than al-Qaeda

    06/05/2013 3:41:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 6-5-2013 | Katie LaPotin
    June 5, 2013 Former Rep. Allen West calls Atty General Holder a bigger threat than al-Qaeda Katie LaPotin Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) believes that Attorney General Eric Holder is a more dangerous threat to the United States than the terrorist organization al-Qaeda.West, who lost his bid for re-election in November and is now a Fox News contributor and the Director of Programming for Next Generation TV, made the claim in a fundraising email for his political action committee, the Allen West Guardian Fund.After posting a side-by-side picture of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, and Holder, West asked the...
  • If you see something, say nothing

    06/05/2013 1:32:27 PM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 4, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Changes to the AP stylebook show that we’re blinding ourselves to the connections between Islamic extremism and terrorism. It was a report of the now numbingly familiar sort. Witnesses at the synagogue in Paris recounted that an Iranian immigrant had been screaming “Allahu Akbar!” while he chased the rabbi and his son. When he finally caught up, he slashed away at them with a box-cutter, causing severe lacerations. Nevertheless, the Associated Press assured readers that “[a]n official investigation was underway to determine a possible motive.” Quite a mystery, that.
  • Conyers to PJM: Even if Holder ‘Made Some Mistakes, I Don’t Think He’s a Liability’

    06/05/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 5, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    “Been pretty good guy on most of the issues.”Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a “bad fix” but remains a “pretty good guy on most of the issues.” Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a “bad fix” but remains a “pretty good guy on most of the issues.” Conyers was asked for his opinion on the panel investigating Holder’s role in seizing the emails...
  • Congressman Delivers Epic Indictment of Obama – in 1 Minute

    06/04/2013 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 6-3-2013 | Staff
    <p>This is about the best cliff notes version of the Obama regime ever.</p>
  • Julian Assange: Media failure to defend me and Manning led to AP, Rosen abuses

    06/04/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange feels vindicated at the moment that his source, Bradley Manning, goes on trial for handing over hundreds of thousands of pages of sensitive material. The US government eschewed a plea bargain (and Manning’s guilty plea to lesser charges) in order to try Manning for “aiding the enemy.” The prosecution made its opening argument yesterday: In an hour-long opening statement for the prosecution on Monday, Captain Joe Morrow told the court martial that the US army private had been motivated by a craving for “notoriety” that had led him to disregard his extensive training and to...
  • Obama administration may have a fourth big scandal

    06/04/2013 11:03:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    The Associated Press has uncovered what may become a vast new scandal for the Obama administration: the possibly widespread use of covert email accounts by political appointees, enabling evasion of sunshine laws designed to protect the public. Jack Gillium of AP reports: Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery:...
  • Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery (AP discovers more private accounts)

    06/04/2013 5:57:57 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan
    AP via My Way News ^ | 06/04/2013 | Jack Gillum
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more...
  • 'Something to hide?' Republicans reject DOJ explanation of Holder testimony

    06/03/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/13 | Fox
    Republican leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of having "something to hide," after the Justice Department issued a formal defense of his questionable testimony on reporter surveillance -- a defense Republicans rejected as inadequate. "This response is insulting and further proof that Attorney General Holder refuses to hold himself accountable," Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said. Holder was facing a Wednesday deadline, set by the committee, to explain his May 15 testimony. At the time, the attorney general said under oath he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. Days later, it...