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  • Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder? (Last Thing This Country Needs)

    09/30/2014 5:13:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    After 5 1/2 bumpy years of controversial service, the besieged but bolstered attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned. But is this close friend and confidant of President Barack Obama's really stepping down for some benign reason at a critical time for our country, or is there a sinister and strategic plan behind it all? First, it's far more than a coincidence that the United States' chief lawyer is leaving office with more unanswered questions about crucial life-and-death national dilemmas than any previous attorney general. Though most have been accused of sitting on issues, none has been so assailed as Holder for...
  • Dr. Ben Carson reacts to Eric Holder's resignation

    09/28/2014 6:16:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/27/14
    Rising conservative voice and Fox News contributor weighs in
  • Will Eric Holder “regret” his time as AG?

    09/28/2014 5:09:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    John Yoo (of Bush 43 administration fame) has penned a rather counterintuitive editorial this weekend on the future of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. In it, he begins by building a laundry list of complaints about some of the worst moments of Holder’s tenure as AG. (There’s really no need to repeat them here, as regular readers are already far too familiar with the subjects in question.) But after that, he switches to the subject of Holder’s failure to hold, in general terms, to his constitutional duties. But worst of all was not Holder’s political or prosecution choices, but his...
  • Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

    09/28/2014 12:29:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2014 11:32 AM EDT | Eric Tucker
    Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantánamo Bay military commission process. It was an audacious idea, but immediately beset by political opposition and public safety concerns. The Obama administration’s eventual decision to walk away from the proposal was a stinging defeat for Holder and a reminder of the complexities of the legal fight against terrorism. […] … (U)nder his watch, the department authorized targeted drone strikes against Americans abroad,...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder orders no death penalty for three members of Brooklyn drug crew

    09/28/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 46 replies
    Daily News ^ | 09/27/2014 | John Marzulli
    Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against three members of a Brooklyn drug crew charged with a killing in which the victim was tortured, the Daily News has learned. . . . John, 31, is accused of killing six people, and Johnson, 30, with four. Both also are members of the Bloods gang, court papers say. Jones, 31, is accused of one killing. Their trial is to start Oct. 22.
  • Eric Holder’s Tenure

    09/28/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    Eric Holder’s tenure marked one of the most divisive and partisan eras of the Justice Department. From his involvement in the bizarre guns-to-gangs operation (“Fast & Furious”), for which he has been cited for contempt by the House and referred to a federal prosecutor (which referral went nowhere due to invocations of executive privilege), to his refusal to recognize the separation of powers—enabling President Obama’s executive abuses—he politicized an already overly political Justice Department. One thing that differentiates Holder from other notorious attorneys general, like John Mitchell under Richard Nixon, is that Holder hasn’t gone to jail (yet; the DOJ...
  • Despite Holder resignation, Michael Brown’s family remains confident in Justice probe

    09/27/2014 8:33:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | September 27, 2014 | Wesley Lowery
    The parents of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown said Saturday that, almost two months after his shooting, they remain deeply skeptical that they will receive justice for their son through the local prosecutor, and they have more faith in the federal probe into the circumstances surrounding his death. Members of Brown’s family said they have still had almost no interaction with the Ferguson Police Department or St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Two days after Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released a video apologizing to the family for the fact that Brown’s body lay in the street for several hours after...
  • Something Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, and Eric Holder Can All Agree on

    02/25/2014 6:11:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 19 2014 1:35 PM | Emma Roller
    Sen. Rand Paul brought his national crusade against the war on drugs back to his home state, giving testimony before the Kentucky state senate in favor of an amendment to restore voting rights to felons after they get out of prison.The amendment, which state Republicans have forestalled for years, looks like it may finally pass. Today, only Kentucky and Virginia permanently strip felons' of their voting rights. Most states require a probationary period before felons can vote again, but states like Iowa and Florida have such punitive laws that they may as well be permanent. Only Maine and Vermont have no restrictions on felons voting, including when...
  • Ted Cruz: No Easy Confirmation for Holder’s Replacement

    09/26/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 25, 2014 3:57 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) wants Republicans to have as much power as possible when it comes time to confirm Attorney General Eric Holder’s successor.Cruz, who has previously made the case for impeaching Holder in an attempt to have a special prosecutor investigate the IRS, doesn’t want a confirmation battle to take place during the lame-duck session.“To ensure that justice is served and that the attorney general is not simply replaced with another extreme partisan who will likewise disregard the law, the Senate should wait until the new Congress is sworn in before confirming the next attorney general,” Cruz said...
  • Exclusive – Ted Cruz: 'Good News' Holder Is Gone

    09/26/2014 7:29:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Breitbart | 25 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praised the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. "It is good news that Eric Holder has announced his resignation,” Cruz said, adding:Sadly, he has proven to be the most partisan attorney general in our history, repeatedly defying and refusing to enforce the law. It did not have to be this way, but Holder’s leadership has grievously undermined the Department of Justice’s long bipartisan tradition of independence and fidelity to law. Cruz, who called for Holder’s resignation in an interview at CPAC as he campaigned for U.S. Senate in 2012, said...
  • A Video Reminder of Why Eric Holder Is The Worst AG In History

    09/27/2014 6:22:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rick Moran
    September 27, 2014 A Video Reminder of Why Eric Holder Is The Worst AG In History By Rick Moran Mary Katherine Ham at Hot Air posts a vide from the Washington Free Beacon that documents many of the low points of Eric Holder's career as attorney general. Has the ever been a more partisan, more racially polarizing, more oblivious attorney general? Besides being an incompetent manager, long time attorneys with the Justice Department are aghast at Holder's tactics and decisions. This is what we'll be missing with Holder gone: Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/09/a_video_reminder_of_why_eric_holder_is_the_worst_ag_in_history.html#ixzz3EZJre1rB Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on...
  • Nominee For Holder Replacement Named

    09/27/2014 6:37:04 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 44 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 9-27-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    The nominee to replace Eric Holder as the US Attorney General was announced today by the White House. Travis County, Texas District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was named. Although not a national figure or Federal Deputy Attorney General, Rosemary Lehmberg garnered national notoriety by engineering the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. Valarie Jarrett, special adviser to the president, worked with an ABA search committee to find a replacement for Holder. The committee exhausted several lists of recently disciplined and disbarred lawyers seeking a lawyer with similar professional ethics and standards as Holder without success. Turning to other available pools of possible...
  • Rising Above: The Remarkable Legacy Of Attorney General Eric Holder (Wait, he's serious!)

    09/27/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | September 27, 2014 | Trevor LaFauci
    Winston Churchill once said, “You have enemies? Good. That means you stood up for something in your life.” Is no instance is this quote more applicable than the tenure of Attorney General Eric Holder, who stepped down on Thursday after leading the Department of Justice for six years and in, turn, became a prime target for Republicans intent on destroying everything that both he and the Obama Administration stood for. Despite constant attacks, as well as deliberate misinformation by Republicans, Holder stood strong and for six years became a champion for civil rights, gay rights, and voting rights. Holder himself...
  • Brian Terry's Sister: Holder Quitting No Accident

    09/27/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney general who oversaw the administration's Fast and Furious gun-walking operation into Mexico resigns right after a federal court denies a DOJ request to delay releasing Fast And Furious documents. Eric Holder's resignation as attorney general, like anything that occurs in the Obama administration, raises questions of timing. Pundits ask why now, with some suggesting President Obama is getting a two-fer — ginning up his base with tributes to the first African-American AG before the midterms while starting the nomination and confirmation process before a possible Republican takeover of the Senate in November. Rush Limbaugh has even suggested...
  • JW Forces Holder Out?: Judicial Watch Court Victories Lead to Holder Resignation

    09/27/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    On Thursday, September 25, Eric Holder announced that he would step down as Attorney General of the United States. If you are a regular reader of the Weekly Update, you know that since the day he was appointed to office, Judicial Watch has battled day in and day out to prevent Holder from continuing to corrupt the Department of Justice (DOJ). And, in fact, in January of this year, we named him to the Judicial Watch list of the “ Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians ” for the sixth year in a row. Many quickly credited Judicial Watch’s work with...
  • Multiple Controversies Plagued Eric Holder Prior to Resignation

    09/27/2014 10:27:09 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The unexpected resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder follows a series of court rulings against his Department of Justice over its failure to produce documents related to the government’s “Fast and Furious” firearms operation.Holder also has come under increasing congressional criticism for a tepid investigation of evidence that IRS officials deliberately targeted tea party and other conservative groups for greater scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.Eric Holder leaves a Justice Department facing numerous controversies and negative court rulings.
  • Multiple Controversies Plagued Eric Holder Prior to Resignation [Sharyl Attkisson summary]

    09/27/2014 10:03:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Sept 25, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The unexpected resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder follows a series of court rulings against his Department of Justice over its failure to produce documents related to the government’s “Fast and Furious” firearms operation. Holder also has come under increasing congressional criticism for a tepid investigation of evidence that IRS officials deliberately targeted tea party and other conservative groups for greater scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Eric Holder leaves a Justice Department facing numerous controversies and negative court rulings. Calling the government’s arguments for “even more time … unconvincing,” a federal judge this week refused to grant Holder’s...
  • Eric Holder Legacy to Black Community is More Criminals

    09/27/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While the liberal media has spent the past week lauding the civil rights record of Eric Holder, missed in the discussion is the potential consequence his actions on sentencing and criminal enforcement will have on African-American neighborhoods. Progressive pundits have noted his vocal involvement in both the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases as evidence of his commitment to "racial justice" and desire to increase the safety of minority residents. By leading the charge to reduce sentencing for drug traffickers, the ultimate legacy that Eric Holder leaves the black community may in fact be more criminals, more shootings, more funerals and...
  • Washington Post: NFL Should Hire Eric Holder to Rebuild Public Trust

    09/27/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Wow. The Washington Post either has a really weird sense of humor, or they are wildly disconnected from the political atmosphere in America. In an opinion piece (I know, it’s kinda hard to tell nowadays) writer Mark Maske speculated on a possible career option for Eric Holder, now that he has resigned from the position of Attorney General. According to Maske, Holder should lend his credibility and professionalism to the troubled NFL… And no, I don’t think this was satire. According to the WashPo:Here is one bit of unsolicited advice for the NFL: Hire Eric H. Holder Jr. and put him...
  • When you think of Eric Holder, please remember Elian Gonzalez

    09/27/2014 5:01:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-27-14 | Amy Miller
    Don’t let that pre-Attorney General debacle go down the memory hole. As we count down Eric Holder’s greatest hits, the first image that comes to the mind of many Americans isn’t that of Brian Terry, or of Black Panthers outside polling places, but of a screaming child staring down the barrel of a rifle. On April 22, 2000, just before dawn, U.S federal agents executed a full-blown raid on the home of five year old Elian Gonzalez, seizing the child and setting in motion procedures to send Elian and his father back to Cuba. I was only a freshman in...
  • Chuck Todd is Officially Irrelevant

    09/27/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/14 | Alan Joel
    Eulogizes Eric Holder as "a non-political person" Whatever shred of actual relevancy Chuck Todd hoped to achieve as the new moderator of “Meet the Press” just collapsed yesterday during his MSNBC interview regarding the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Chuck Todd eulogizes Eric Holder as “a non-political person”: “He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, ‘Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff. But, what’s interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think people used to mistakenly...
  • Feds to Ferguson Cops: No Bracelets Supporting Darren Wilson

    09/26/2014 11:00:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Complex ^ | September 26, 2014 | Christopher Spata
    Civil rights investigators with the U.S. Justice Department told Ferguson, Mo. police chief Tom Jackson that he needs to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting the officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. DOJ officials said they'd directly witnessed officers in St. Louis County wearing the wristbands that read "I am Darren Wilson" while on duty, the Huffington Post reports. In a letter to Jackson, the Justice Department said it wants to "confirm our understanding" with the chief that his officers won't wear the bracelets, which drew complaints from Ferguson residents this week. Also an issue: officers...
  • Dinesh D’Souza Prosecutor Floated As Possible Holder Replacement

    09/26/2014 2:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    The man who tried to send Dinesh D’Souza to jail for a campaign finance violation is being listed as among the leading candidates to be nominated by President Barack Obama to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. Numerous news outlets have named Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, as a possible replacement for Holder. Listing Bharara as a top contender to replace Holder, Politico’s Playbook said Friday that the pick ”would be a way for Obama to soothe the restless left” because of “his aggressive Wall Street prosecutions.” Writing for Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Dave Weigel ranks...
  • Anti-Tribute to Attorney General Eric Holder

    09/26/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Holder had no business being chief law enforcement officer of the United States. When law enforcement was needed, Holder played the race card. When the Constitution deserved defense, he offended its fundamental premises Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, and he will step down as soon as a successor is appointed to replace him. What took so long? President George W. Bush suffered through three attorneys general, the first resigning for health reasons, followed by the second because of conflicts of interest and failures relating to the termination of US Attorneys, and the third because of the end...
  • Obama’s favorite scapegoat is also his ‘first choice’ for new attorney general?

    09/26/2014 11:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    President Barack Obama is reportedly interested in nominating a candidate to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder quickly. In doing so, he faces a conundrum; nominate someone with liberal bona fides who will fire up the base ahead of the midterms and likely accept a long and divisive confirmation process, or back a relatively apolitical career attorney who will not face a brutal confirmation but who also does not ignite the Democratic electorate. Early reports, and a healthy dose of tasseography, suggest that Obama will sacrifice this opportunity to rouse the base in order to fill this vacancy in...
  • Goodbye Eric Holder

    09/26/2014 9:30:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/14 | Alan Caruba
    What America needs now for the remainder of Obama’s term in office is a colorblind Attorney General. In a nation where there is a scarcity of good news, hearing Eric Holder give a farewell speech upon his announcement that he will be leaving as the Attorney General was surely welcome in some circles. I was never a fan of his because he was in my opinion always more of a politician than someone with the responsibility to enforce the laws of the nation. I first took notice of Holder when, in the pre-dawn hours of April 22, 2000, as the...
  • Did Holder resign because he can no longer trust the FBI to be his personal army of thugs?

    09/26/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is great news for the continued life of our republic. Patriotic Americans are sighing in relief and saying, “Good riddance to a lawless tyrant!” This joyous event brings to mind the startling glut of gut punches brought to bear last March by the FBI against Democrat “sacred cows;” punches which were clearly thrown without permission from Holder or any of his top aides. The FBI raided offices and arrested or indicted a half dozen usually protected Democrat minorities. Last spring within a two week period, Democrats who by their membership in protected groups...
  • Man beheads woman in Oklahoma workplace

    09/26/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/26/14
    A man has beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute in Oklahoma, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also tried to kill another woman, officials said.
  • Non-Political Attorney General Eric Holder Resigns

    09/26/2014 5:32:40 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 8 replies
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation yesterday. It doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, he’s been saying he would eventually resign since Obama won his second term. Nevertheless the media on both the left and right appeared shocked that Holder is leaving. Holder is one of the most politically charged Attorney General’s in American history. He came into office calling us a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race and then proceeded to use the Justice Department as his own racial gestapo. He sparred with Republicans in the House over his Fast and Furious program, refusing to provide...
  • Issa: Good Riddance to Holder, 'Most Divisive' Attorney General in US History

    09/26/2014 5:27:24 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 September 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said in a statement about Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation that Holder “abused his office” and “failed to uphold the values of our Constitution." “Eric Holder is the most divisive U.S. Attorney General in modern history, and in a vote supported by 17 Democratic House members, has the dubious historic distinction of being the first attorney general held in criminal contempt by the U.S. House of Representatives,” Issa said in his statement, adding: Time and again, Eric Holder administered justice as the political activist he describes himself as,...
  • Why Holder Quit: The backstory of how Obama lost his ‘heat shield.’

    09/25/2014 8:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 25, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    It’s oddly fitting that Attorney General Eric Holder – a stubbornly independent career prosecutor ridiculed by Barack Obama’s advisers for having lousy political instincts— would nail his dismount. But Holder, who began his stormy five-plus-year tenure at the Justice Department with his controversial “Nation of Cowards” speech, has chosen what seems to be the ideal (and maybe the only) moment to call it quits after more than 18 months of musing privately about leaving with the president and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, a trio bound by friendship, progressive ideology and shared African-American ancestry. It was now or never,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: What if Holder’s resigning because Obama wants him on the Supreme Court?

    09/25/2014 5:42:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 25, 2014 | Allahpundit
    See, this is how a master scares his audience. When an amateur like me tries to do it, it tends to devolve into lame “Romney 2016? trolling. As if Romney isn’t, relatively speaking, the most appealing RINO in the field. (Seriously, would you prefer Jeb Bush or Chris Christie?) That said, I am and will forever remain proud of how effective my many “Huckabee 2016?” posts have been in getting readers to pee their pants. Rush may be a master but I’m at least semi-pro. After you perform your six years of government service, you then retire to the private...
  • Fox Host: Holder Ran The DOJ 'Much Like The Black Panthers Would'

    09/25/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said Thursday during a discussion about Attorney General Eric Holder's reported resignation that he ran the Department of Justice "much like the Black Panthers would." As part of the panel on the show "Outnumbered," Tantaros called Holder one of the "most dangerous men in America." President Obama is expected to announce Holder's resignation on Thursday afternoon. "He didn't enforce the laws on Obamacare," Tantaros said. "He was droning terrorists without a trial while he was giving them trials in downtown Manhattan. He ran the DOJ much like the Black Panthers would. That is a fact."...
  • Gohmert: Lois Lerner will miss Eric Holder

    09/25/2014 1:15:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-25-14 | Patrick Hawley
    Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said that Lois Lerner will miss departing-Attorney General Eric Holder’s presence in the Department of Justice. Holder, who announced his resignation as attorney general Thursday, has been overseeing a federal criminal investigation into the IRS scandal that has been accused of protecting the key Obama administration officials involved. “For many years now, I have been calling for Attorney General Holder’s resignation,” Gohmert said in a statement. “Not only has he lied before members of Congress and, ultimately, been held in contempt, he has obfuscated the truth and been the most partisan, partial, prejudiced, and self-pitying...
  • Goodbye, Eric, and Good Riddance: Cashing in on lawlessness.

    09/25/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What can be said about Eric Holder’s six years as attorney general that PJ Media hasn’t already said? The news that Holder is going to resign should be bittersweet to anyone who cares about racial equality and the rule of law. The damage he has already done to the country leaves a turbulent wake that is ill-matched to the financial reward awaiting him at a shameless and large Washington, D.C., law firm. Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder. He turned the power of the Justice Department into a racially motivated turnout machine for...
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • Breaking: Eric Holder resigning as AG

    09/25/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The timing on this move is, to say the least, curious. One of the last three members of Barack Obama’s original Cabinet will announce his resignation today, according to multiple sources talking with NPR. Eric Holder will step down as soon as his replacement can be confirmed — and that may be quite a fight: Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with...
  • Pro-Abortion Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down

    09/25/2014 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who is pro-abortion and who used his post in the Obama administration to target pro-life people, will step down from his position when a replacement has been confirmed. During his tenure, Holder was busy conspiring with pro-abortion extremists to bring the full weight of the federal government down upon innocent pro-life advocates. He frequently prosecuted peaceful pro-life people who provided abortion alternatives and counseling to women outside abortion clinics. Pro-life attorney Matt Barber talked about how Holder spent so much time going after pro-life people. ericholder“Eric Holder is much more than just incompetent. He’s an extremist...
  • Holder: Ferguson shooting presents country with ‘moment of decision’

    09/23/2014 3:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | September 23, 2014 | Wesley Lowery
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday that the shooting of the unarmed black teenager by a police officer in suburban St. Louis and the tense protests, riots and national discussion that it sparked has left the country at a "moment of decision" about how police interact with racial minorities. "These tensions simmer every day in far too many communities across the country," Holder said. "The situation in Ferguson has presented leaders across the nation … with a moment of decision, a moment of decision, a series of important questions that can no longer be avoided." The remarks came...
  • Documents: Federal Prosecutors Misled Judge in Pursuit of Prison Time For Dinesh D'Souza

    09/23/2014 4:51:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to court documents, federal prosecutors working on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice misled U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman in the case against conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza during their pursuit of 10-to-16 months of prison time for a federal felony charge. In a reply sentencing memo submitted to the Court on behalf of D'Souza last week, his counsel argues federal prosecutors excluded and misrepresented the facts of “similar” cases in the Government's sentencing proposal to Judge Berman, leaving out crucial facts key to fair and equal sentencing for D’Souza compared to...
  • To keep peace in Ferguson, DOJ bars media from town hall meetings

    09/22/2014 5:26:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 22, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, have billed a series of upcoming town hall meetings beginning Monday night as a way to continue dialogue with members of the beleaguered community and an opportunity to clear up misconceptions still swirling a month after Ferguson police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. In a statement that went out late last week, Mayor James Knowles said that he wanted use the meetings as a way to assure people that the city was operating with full transparency. Knowles said that he wanted residents of Ferguson to “know exactly where we stand on things...
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover

    09/22/2014 3:13:34 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-22-14 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed...
  • Dem Rep: 40 American ISIS fighters have already returned to the United States

    09/19/2014 4:17:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat. Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week.
  • Justice Dept. sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting

    09/19/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 92 replies
    al.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | Challen Stephens
    ACTUAL TITLE: Justice Department sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The federal government today sided with the guardian of a teenage girl who was raped during a botched sting operation in the boy's bathroom, arguing the Madison County School system was liable under federal law to investigate harassment and protect female students. "A school board cannot avoid summary judgment as a matter of law when a school administrator willfully ignores a plan to use a 14-year-old special needs student as bait to catch a student with a known history of...
  • Eric Holder Really Doesn't Want Fast and Furious Documents Released

    09/17/2014 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Back in July after a long FOIA lawsuit from government watchdog Judicial Watch, a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to produce a detailed list or Vaughn Index of documents being withheld from Congress and the American people under President Obama's executive privilege claim. A month later in August, a federal judge ordered DOJ to turn over a privilege log of withheld documents to the House Oversight Committee. Both orders were to be completed by October 1. Now, Attorney General Eric Holder is asking fa federal judge to delay (again) an order requiring him to turn over thousands of Fast and Furious...
  • AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study (Holder’s bias prevails)

    09/16/2014 7:57:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 10:54 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri underscored the need for the long-planned initiative, Holder said in an interview with The Associated Press. He said the three-year project could be a “silver lining” if it helps ease racial tensions and “pockets of distrust that show up between law enforcement...
  • Mistrust Lingers as Ferguson Takes New Tack on Fines (City surrenders, gives amnesty to criminals)

    09/13/2014 3:42:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 12, 2014 | Frances Robles
    FERGUSON, Mo. — There were lots of jitters at the Ferguson police clerk’s window this week, as steady streams of drivers with unpaid traffic tickets and pending arrest warrants turned themselves in as part of a new city initiative to repair its frayed relationship with black residents. They looked around skeptically. “I don’t know if they are going to lock me up,” said Katrina Clemons, who owes almost $800 in fines and penalties from a $250 traffic ticket. “I do not like coming here.” The drivers came with their citations, thousand-dollar invoices, and tales of racial profiling and exorbitant fees....
  • The Obama DOJ’s Subversion of the IRS Investigation

    09/12/2014 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Yet another indication of the endemic corruption that infests the Obama administration, their Democrat colleagues and a willfully somnambulant mainstream media In a letter written to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Issa reveals there was an attempt to coordinate media spin regarding the IRS investigation between the DOJ and the staff of the Committee’s Ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). How did Issa find out? A DOJ official in the Office of Public Affairs who thought he was calling Cummings’ office, mistakenly phoned Issa’s office instead.
  • Is Eric Holder Trying to Protect the IRS?

    09/11/2014 1:22:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09/11/2014 | Seth Mandel
    A remarkable conversation about the IRSÂ’s illegal targeting of conservative groups took place on Friday in Washington. According to Rep. Darrell IssaÂ’s office, at 5:01 Friday Brian Fallon, a former aide to Chuck Schumer and currently a communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, called IssaÂ’s office. By mistake. And itÂ’s quite a mistake.The purpose of the call, according to a letter Issa wrote to Holder, was to work with the intended recipient of the call to strategically leak damaging information to selected, friendly reporters and to coordinate a damage-control plan. The intended recipient of the call was apparently Rep....
  • Justice Department jeopardizes Ferguson case

    09/10/2014 10:18:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | September 9, 2014 | Paul Callan, CNN Legal Analyst
    If the United States Department of Justice has any real interest in obtaining justice in the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement of a new civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri, (population 21,000) was a step in the wrong direction. The department's ham-handed effort to improve the political "optics" of active federal involvement may, ironically, create the reasonable doubt that will ultimately clear the shooter, Officer Darren Wilson. The Department of Justice is likely to be impeding justice by proceeding prematurely with a federal investigation while local law enforcement authorities struggle with the facts of...