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  • DOJ Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/25/2016 12:38:38 PM PDT · by russbart · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates

    05/25/2016 10:54:26 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 20, 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or...
  • America is getting everything but justice from Obama's Justice Department

    05/25/2016 5:56:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jay Sekulow
    The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is “unethical” and “intentionally deceptive.” Harsh words, right? You’d expect that kind of criticism came from a political opponent or maybe even from a conservative commentator. But no – that’s not the case. In fact, that stinging assessment came from a district court in Texas – the same court that blocked President Obama’s unlawful Executive Order on immigration to award legal status and federal and state benefits to nearly five million aliens. That case is now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and a decision could come at any time. Just last week,...
  • Legislators Blast DOJ Double Standard: Rancher Finicum vs. Occupy Leftists

    05/24/2016 3:17:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona, Nevada “and any other states with standing,” to bring legal action against Oregon law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death this past January of Arizona rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum. In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, the Arizona lawmakers contrast the extreme treatment accorded Finicum, the Bundy ranching family, and their supporters versus the kid-glove treatment given to the violent and destructive leftist demonstrators of the various “Occupy”...
  • U.S. prosecutors to seek death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

    05/24/2016 2:50:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 24, 2016 5:40pm EDT | Letitia Stein
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. Dylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. …
  • These Are the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Use

    05/24/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media published the Every Single One series in 2011. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of radical lawyers to fill the career ranks in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Every single one of the new attorney hires were radical leftists or partisans . Since 2011, the situation has only gotten worse. Much worse. The Civil Rights Division exercises enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans: they are involved in employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. The radical beliefs of these radical lawyers have turned into radical administration policies....
  • The FBI’s secret biometrics database they don’t want you to see

    05/23/2016 5:53:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Russia Today ^ | May 22, 2016 | not indicated
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public. The Department of Justice has come up with a proposal to exempt the biometric database from public disclosure. It states that the Next Generation Identification System (NGI) should not be subject to the Privacy Act, which requires federal agencies to give people access to records that have been collected concerning them, “allowing them to verify and correct them if needed.” The proposal states that allowing individuals to view their...
  • The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building

    05/24/2016 6:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Wall Street Journal.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building As the homicide rate keeps rising in many cities, even some who dismissed the ‘Ferguson effect’ admit the phenomenon is real. By Heather Mac Donald May 23, 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9% in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21%, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey. Those increases come on top of last year’s 17% rise in homicides in...
  • Abolish the Department of Justice

    05/22/2016 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The Obama Justice Department has revealed its final descent into naked politics and totalitarian bullying. Lois Lerner and Hillary Clinton, two transparently guilty criminals whose crimes are compounded by the fact that both are also lawyers, will face no indictments and no prosecution. The corrupt bosses of the Veterans Administration likewise face no sanction at all despite the manifest criminality of their actions. Lying under oath to Congress, failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests, conspiring to obstruct justice, and many other clear wrongdoings permeate almost every single crevice of the Obama administration, and yet no one who...
  • Republicans seek to combine North Carolina LGBT lawsuits

    05/23/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 4:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina’s Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community — moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years. Three federal judges are currently assigned to five dueling lawsuits over the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in many public buildings. The law also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore asked on Monday to combine...
  • Romanian hacker who says he breached Clinton server finalizing plea deal

    05/23/2016 12:39:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The Romanian hacker who claimed he easily breached Hillary Clinton’s personal email server is finalizing a plea deal with the FBI and U.S. attorney, Fox News has learned. Marcel Lehel Lazar, the 44-year-old hacker also known as “Guccifer,” first gave indications he wanted to cooperate with the U.S. government in mid-April, during an interview with Fox News. Lazar, in a subsequent discussion, said he was working on a plea deal – he then suspended media contact earlier this month. On Monday, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia confirmed that a change of plea hearing...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • The Department of Justice is a Criminal Syndicate

    05/23/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    Nearly a decade after the crash of the U.S. Housing market, the Obama administration continues to pursue claims against large financial institutions accused of contributing to the crash. For instance, in the past three years the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled with JPMorgan Chase & CO. in November 2013, Citigroup Inc. in July 2014, and Bank of America in August in 2014. These settlements concerned allegations related to the issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, and collectively these three settlements alone have totaled $36.65 billion in payments from the banks to various federal, state, non-governmental organizations, and direct consumer relief....
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Ruling Requires “DOJ Attorneys” Attend Ethics Classes & Gives US AG 60 Days To Present New Plan

    05/19/2016 8:43:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 19 2016 | Sundance
    Judge Hanen has ordered all DOJ attorneys appearing in any federal court of the 26 affected states to attend three hour mandatory ethics classes, this year and every year, for a period of five years. In addition Judge Hanen has given Loretta Lynch 60 days to file a written response outlining what specific corrective action she is personally taking to ensure all DOJ attorneys are truthful and honest: DOJ lawyers attend ethics class. DOJ provide a list of every name, address, and location of each DAPA recipient who was granted unlawful immunity. Attorney General to deliver a corrective plan within...
  • Texas Judge Blasts Justice Department Lawyers for Conduct in Immigration Case

    05/19/2016 3:24:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    Natl Law Journal ^ | 05.19.2016 | Zoe Tillman
    A federal district judge on Thursday excoriated U.S. Department of Justice lawyers who are defending the Obama administration's immigration plan, issuing an extraordinary order that questioned the department's policing of attorney ethics and ordered certain government lawyers to take an annual ethics class.
  • Judge orders ethics classes for 'deceptive' DOJ attorneys

    05/19/2016 3:12:42 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/19/16 | By Joel Gehrke
    A federal judge has ordered annual ethics classes for Justice Department attorneys as a punishment for being "intentionally deceptive" during litigation over President Obama's executive immigration orders. "Such conduct is certainly not worthy of any department whose name includes the word 'Justice,'" U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen wrote in a withering order released Thursday. Justice Department attorneys misled the court about when the Department of Homeland Security would begin implementing President Obama's executive order granting "deferred action" to illegal immigrants whose children are citizens. In doing so, they tricked the 26 states who filed a lawsuit into "foregoing a request...
  • Judge orders ‘intentionally deceptive’ DOJ lawyers to take remedial ethics classes

    05/19/2016 1:36:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ordered the Justice Department to send its lawyers back to remedial ethics classes Thursday after finding that the administration repeatedly misled the court in the high-profile challenge to President Obama’s deportation amnesty. In a scathing 28-page ruling, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the lawyers knew the administration was approving amnesty applications but actively hid that information from the court and from the 26 states that had sued to stop the amnesty. Judge Hanen thought about tossing all of the government’s arguments out, but said since the merits of the case are now pending before the Supreme Court,...
  • DOJ Civil Rights Official: Investigating Policing ‘A Top Priority’

    05/18/2016 2:33:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 2:38 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said on Tuesday that investigating “policing work” is a “top priority.” […] (Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita) Gupta, who noted she was appointed in October 2014 by President Barack Obama shortly after the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the death of a black man in police custody, said the division investigates both individual officers who may have violated the law and entire police departments. …
  • WH: Bathroom Controversy Started by Republicans 'Seeking a Political Advantage'

    05/18/2016 8:22:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 10:21 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    After embracing the notion that gender is as much mental as it is physical, the Obama White House on Tuesday rejected the suggestion that it has been particularly aggressive on transgender issues. “This is a confrontation that Republicans have sought out rather cynically, because they are seeking a political advantage,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at Tuesday's briefing. Earnest said Republicans in North Carolina started the controversy by passing legislation (HB2), which negated a Charlotte city ordinance allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice. …
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Black Pastors Slam Obama Admin’s Equivalence of Gender Identity Ideology with Black Civil Rights

    05/15/2016 7:31:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) says that the Obama administration’s assertion that single-sex bathrooms are discriminating against gender-confused individuals in much the same way that blacks experienced discrimination in the United States is a “gross insult” to all who fought for equality for African-Americans. “There is simply no relation between the struggles that Black Americans have faced and the desire of a tiny minority group to violate the dignity and privacy of women and girls,” said Rev. Bill Owens in a statement sent to Breitbart News. “To suggest some sort of equivalence is a gross insult...
  • Clinton E-mails: Is the Fix In?

    05/15/2016 5:17:13 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | May 14, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    There was an extraordinary report in Tuesday’s Washington Post about the Clinton e-mail investigation. It involved the government’s interview of longtime Clinton consigliere Cheryl Mills. It details how Justice Department attorneys made an agreement with Mills’s attorney to cut off questioning about a key aspect of the case. Mills, who is a lawyer, was represented at the interview by a lawyer named Beth Wilkinson. As is customary in these situations, the questioning was conducted jointly by FBI agents and Justice Department prosecutors. Yet when things got dicey, it seems the Justice Department prosecutors worked jointly with Ms. Wilkinson to block...
  • Friends In High Places: Hillary Clinton Has Received Nearly $75,000 In DOJ Political Contributions

    05/13/2016 5:14:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    It's nice to have friends in high places, especially if one is being investigated for mishandling classified government material. If anyone believes that charges will be filed against Hillary Clinton as a result of the FBI investigation, don't forget the fact that just like the Federal Reserve, the Department of Justice is also a politically motivated organization. Clinton has received nearly $75,000 in political contributions from individuals who listed the Department of Justice as their employer the Free Beacon reports. As a reminder, the DOJ will be the one to ultimately decide whether or not to bring charges against Clinton,...
  • BREAKING: Obama's Late Night Transgendered Bathroom Decision

    05/12/2016 10:35:27 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 109 replies
    AAN via NYT ^ | 5/12/16 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and MATT APUZZO
    The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, fueling a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue. The declaration — signed by Justice and Education Department officials — will describe what schools should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against. It does not have the force of law, but it contains...
  • Former DOJ Official: Email Case Against Hillary Clinton ‘Stinks To High Heaven’

    05/11/2016 9:17:06 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Patrick Howley
    Clinton is coming under pressure, as federal investigators question her top aides about the private email scandal that is haunting the former Secretary of State’s campaign for the presidency. Clinton is still reeling from news that her former staffer Bryan Pagliano’s emails are not in the possession of the State Department. Pagliano, who installed Clinton’s private server, pleaded the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination in the growing criminal investigation. “The Department has searched for Mr. Pagliano’s email pst file and has not located one that cover the time period of Secretary Clinton’s tenure,” a State Department spokesman said Monday. Pagliano’s...
  • Hillary Clinton has a lot of donors in the Justice Department, with some in high places

    05/11/2016 8:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    be in Loretta Lynch’s court as to whether or not to move forward and it will fall to some group of legal beagles in that department as to how it’s handled. With that in mind, Secretary Clinton must be finding some reason to be hopeful in the fact that plenty of the people in the Department of Justice are donors to her presidential campaign. (Washington Free Beacon) Hillary Clinton has received nearly $75,000 in political contributions from employees at the Department of Justice, the agency that would decide whether or not to act if the FBI recommended charges against Clinton...
  • Hillary Rakes in Nearly $75,000 From Justice Department Employees

    05/10/2016 1:26:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 10, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Calls continue for appointment of a special counsel Hillary Clinton has received nearly $75,000 in political contributions from employees at the Department of Justice, the agency that would decide whether or not to act if the FBI recommended charges against Clinton or her aides following its investigation into her private email server. Justice Department employees have given Clinton far more money than her rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Donald Trump, according to a review of federal campaign contributions for the 2016 presidential cycle. Clinton collected $73,437 from individuals who listed the “Department of Justice” as their employer. Twelve...
  • Obama’s Toilet Revolution

    05/10/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 May, 2016 | Mark S. Hanna
    As a Western revolutionary, Obama has been relentless in his efforts over the last seven years to use all the machinery and influence of government, whether illegally (Since 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled 13 times that Obama’s actions have been unconstitutional) or legally, to fundamentally transform America into the neo-Marxist democracy he and his father have long dreamed about. His most recent stunt to this end is to use North Carolina’s “bathroom” law or House Bill 2 as a springboard for the U.S. Justice Department to issue a sweeping dictate in the name of social fairness and...
  • Lynch: States Can't 'Insist' a Man is a Man and a Woman is a Woman, If Person Feels Otherwise

    05/10/2016 8:54:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Justice Department is putting the feelings of transgenders -- men who think they are women and women who think they are men -- above the privacy rights of the vast majority of people who don't contest the biological facts of who they actually are. "And what we must not do, what we must never do, is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans for something that they cannot control and deny what makes them human," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday.
  • Live at 3:30pm EDT AG LorettaLynch to announce a law enforcement action related to North Carolina

    05/09/2016 10:43:30 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 282 replies
    USDOJ ^ | 5/9/16 | DOJ
    A "law enforcement action". Will be live-streamed. 3:30 Eastern. https://www.justice.gov/live-stream
  • DOJ Suggests Hillary's Lawbreaking "Not Malicious" [semi-satire]

    05/08/2016 11:02:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Trying to map a politically viable route out of the national security infractions committed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch professed herself "unable to find any evidence that Secretary Clinton had any malicious intent." "We're thinking that her use of an unsecured private computer server for classified communications was just an honest mistake that could more properly be attributed to ignorance or incompetence," Lynch speculated. "Judging from events on the campaign trail, it is not implausible to hypothesize that brain damage from a concussion she suffered last year or early onset dementia are more...
  • DOJ Decides It Won’t Call People ‘Felons’ Or ‘Convicts’ Because Hurts Their Feelings

    05/06/2016 4:37:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Daily caller ^ | May 4, 2016 | Casey Harper
    An official with the Department of Justice said the agency will no longer call people “felons” or “convicts” after they are released from prison because it is too hard on them emotionally. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason wrote a piece in The Washington Post Wednesday saying “many of the formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people I talk with say that no punishment is harsher than being permanently branded a ‘felon’ or ‘offender.'” Mason said the decision is not to condone their behavior, but to use words to help them reenter society. In my role as head of the division...
  • Rep. Black pans Justice Dept. decision to stop using words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’

    05/05/2016 3:17:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The decision by a Justice Department office to cease using the words “convict” and “felon” in official communications ignores “the personal responsibility that these ex-offenders must assume for themselves,” said Rep. Diane Black. Responding to Wednesday’s announcement that the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs would no longer use the “disparaging labels” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, the Tennessee Republican was critical of the message the decision sent to crime victims. “The words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’ are not disparaging, in fact they are quite generous compared to some of the phrases we could accurately ascribe to certain...
  • Obama threatens, gives deadline to North Carolina on transgender law

    05/04/2016 9:02:51 PM PDT · by Hostage · 70 replies
    Spero News ^ | MAY 4, 2016 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    Today the Obama Justice Department warned North Carolina state officials that their state stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funds unless they change a measure limiting access to bathrooms for transgender people. In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, DOJ contends that they and North Carolina would be in violation of federal civil rights law if the bill passes. According to the Justice Department, the state law violates federal law under Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. The Obama administration says that with the passage of House Bill...
  • North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: U.S.

    05/04/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 4, 2016
    The Department of Justice told North Carolina's governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. In a letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory that was seen by Reuters, the Justice Department said the state was "engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees," and it had until Monday to address the issue. McCrory's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Justice Dept. to provide watchdog faster access to records

    05/04/2016 4:27:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2016 6:18 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department said it intends to provide its inspector general with quicker access to documents that the watchdog office says it’s been delayed in receiving. Those materials include grand jury testimony, credit information and communications obtained from law enforcement wiretaps. The announcement follows a directive from Congress for the department — and several other federal government agencies — to be more responsive to information requests from their internal watchdogs. …
  • Trump on Top, Terror in Europe, and the DOJ's Newspeak [radio]

    04/30/2016 7:32:59 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 30, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Panel discussion on the week's headlines, including... Donald Trump on Tuesday swept five states and is running away with the nomination, and followed up with a major speech on foreign policy. With approximately 1,000 delegates, he is positioned to reach the 1,237 mark before the convention in Cleveland. Meanwhile, his closest competitor Ted Cruz picked his VP candidates in Carly Fiorina. In Europe, Italian authorities arrested four would-be terrorists affiliated with ISIS, and Brussels began distributing iodine tablets (to counteract the effects of a potential dirty bomb). Finally, with the official transition of the term “convicted criminal” to “justice-involved individual,”...
  • Obama's Civil Rights Division

    04/27/2016 1:59:05 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    For the past seven years and counting the Obama administration has been engaged in a silent war on the rights of the American people at the hands of an organized network of fringe leftist lawyers working within the Civil Rights Divisions of the Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the Department of Education (DOE). These lawyers have been unleashed under the administration to push an ideological agenda that is far outside of the American mainstream all under the banner of protecting civil rights. As noted by J. Christian Adams and Hans A. von Spakovsky of PJ Media, if a...
  • Sen. Durbin: Police ‘Holding Back’ Afraid To Lose Job Over ‘Mistake’

    04/26/2016 8:45:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 26, 2016 | 2:59 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who wrote a letter asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Chicago Police policies in December, recently said the windy city’s law enforcement is “holding back.” In coverage of the 44 people killed or injured in last weekend’s shootings in Chicago, WGN-TV reports:U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin feels the spike in shootings could be related in part to low officer morale, as the Department of Justice investigates the police department. “I think they’re holding back now in fear of video cameras, DNA, and losing a job over a mistake they might make,” Durbin said.…
  • Obama Allots $19 Mil to Register Immigrant Voters

    04/18/2016 9:52:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 18, 2016
    A year after President Obama launched his Task Force on New Americans the administration is injecting it with a $19 million infusion so it can achieve its key initiative of registering new voters that will likely support Democrats in the upcoming election. Officially, this is being described as enhancing pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses. The cash is being distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, and the obvious goal is to register more immigrant voters because they tend to be Democrat....
  • RICO for Government Climate Deniers?

    04/16/2016 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ron Arnold.A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus.What we contest are false assertions that “humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis.” We do not accept false claims that “the science is settled” and will not be limited to discussing only “what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.”That’s not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of...
  • DOCUMENTS CONFIRM ERIC HOLDER’S ROLE IN FAST AND FURIOUS COVER-UP

    04/15/2016 4:37:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | 15 Apr, 2016 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    “Fast and Furious” is back in the news. The reason? In January, Judge Amy Berman, an Obama appointee, ordered the Department of Justice to produce documents relating to the “gun walking” scandal that Congress had been seeking for four years. DOJ finally produced them, some 20,000 pages worth, this month. For anyone who has forgotten about Fast and Furious, here’s the short version. In 2010, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent was killed while on patrol near the Mexican border. The only two firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles the Obama-Holder Justice Department allowed to “walk”. That...
  • DOJ’s Lynch Seeks to “Choke” Legal Gun Businesses

    04/14/2016 8:44:58 PM PDT · by writer33 · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/14/16 | Matt Kibbe
    Loretta Lynch’s penchant for stealing the property of innocent people under the guise of civil asset forfeiture is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ideological activism from the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice. One of the DOJ’s lesser known programs is Operation Choke Point, a secretive program established in 2013 ostensibly to crack down on money laundering schemes. It works by investigating, and sometimes cutting off access to, banking services for businesses believed to be “high risk” or of “reputational risk.” What these terms of art actually mean is completely in the eye of the beholder,...
  • Anti-Muslim sentiment in US so high DOJ launches campaign against it (57 Threats since 9-11!)

    04/14/2016 9:14:24 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 4-14-2016 | Reporter Staff
    Concerned with increased anti-Muslim threats and backlash in the wake of terror attacks in Europe and San Bernardino, California, numerous attorneys from the US Justice Department are launching a campaign to combat discrimination. US attorneys from 11 states will meet with local officials, community leaders, and law enforcement between April 12 and May 6 in order discuss the potential threats against Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian Americans.
  • Clarice Feldman: The War On Women Moves to Restrooms

    04/10/2016 10:48:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    To accommodate the perceived wishes of a very small number of people, the federal government and many states are placing women and girls at risk of rape and assault in restrooms. There are about a mere 700,000 transgender individuals in the U.S., or 0.3% of the adult population. As John Hinderaker correctly notes -- that makes them almost as rare as unicorns. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that allowing men who decide they really want to be women to use women’s restrooms is a dangerous idea: not to the wise men of Charlotte, North Carolina who passed an...
  • Congressman urges DOJ to file lawsuit over religious objection law

    04/08/2016 11:14:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    WAPT ^ | April 7, 2016 | Hadas Brown
    U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, urging the Department of Justice to file a lawsuit against the state in the wake of Gov. Phil Bryant signing House Bill 1523, also known as the religious objection bill, into law. The law allows certain businesses and religious organizations to deny services to gay, lesbian or transgender people, citing religious beliefs. "I don't want my state to participate in any form of discrimination," Thompson, who represents the Second Congressional District in Mississippi, said. Thompson also called the so-called “religious freedom” act overreaching and unconstitutional. A...
  • BREAKING: President Obama Turns Over Thousands of Fast and Furious Documents

    04/08/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt of Congress by Republicans and Democrats in June 2012 , President Obama asserted executive privilege over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held in contempt for stonewalling and failing to turn over the documents to the House Oversight Committee. Obama granted the executive privilege request despite claiming to have no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious when it was active from 2009-2010. Now after years of court battles and a federal judge striking down the executive privilege assertion, Obama has finally agreed turned them...
  • Obama relents on Fast & Furious executive privilege, turns records over to Congress

    04/08/2016 3:38:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/16 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration caved to a judge’s order Friday and sent documents from the botched Fast & Furious gun-running operation to Congress, complying with a subpoena the House Oversight Committee issued years ago. President Obama had claimed executive privilege in trying to shield the documents from Congress, but a federal judge rejected that, insisting lawmakers had a right to see the information in order to complete their investigation into an operation that saw thousands of guns trafficked into Mexico, with the administration’s knowledge. With just hours to go before the judge’s 60-day deadline, the administration complied Friday. “As we’ve long...