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  • Stunning federal corruption case moving forward with almost no media attention

    10/19/2014 11:14:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-19-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Corrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless corporation and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district...
  • Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

    10/19/2014 7:17:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 35 replies
    New York Observer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new...
  • US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states

    10/17/2014 2:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The US government announced Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate. A total of 26 of the 50 US states, and the capital Washington, now legally recognize gay and lesbian marriages, giving them the same legal rights and federal benefits as married heterosexual couples. "We will not delay in fulfilling our responsibility to afford every eligible couple, whether same-sex or opposite-sex, the full rights and responsibilities to which they are entitled," US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video message. "With their long-awaited unions, we are...
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • Thought Eric Holder Was Bad? Meet Tom Perez

    10/14/2014 8:58:24 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Numerous publications close to the White House have reported that Labor Secretary Tom Perez has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. That Perez has a documented and repeating history of dishonesty, racialism, and radicalism shows that this administration feels unrestrained by conventional political wisdom. That the White House is dropping his name before an election should demonstrate to every Republican that Obama is fundamentally transforming politics in corrosive ways that the GOP seems ill-equipped to contain. So who is Tom Perez? Perez ran for Maryland attorney general in 2006. But his campaign ended when he...
  • Protesters training for more civil disobedience after night of arrests

    10/12/2014 1:28:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 58 replies
    Fox2Now St Louis (KTVI) ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | Roche Madden
    Ferguson October organizers, the group behind a weekend of marches and panels criticizing and discussing recent police-involved violence, say they are planning more direct action Monday after another night of clashes between police and demonstrators. Seventeen people were arrested. On Sunday, the group was training protestors for more nonviolent, civil disobedience action
  • White House vexed on how to replace Eric Holder

    10/10/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/2014 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and JOSH GERSTEIN
    The White House is seriously considering waiting until after Election Day to announce a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder in order to avoid creating a new political problem for vulnerable Senate Democrats. But that may make an already difficult job of getting someone confirmed by the end of the year more challenging, creating a tense, time-compressed showdown with Republicans during the lame duck or waiting until the Democratic majority in the Senate has thinned, if not been lost. White House aides say they have been busy with other pressing matters, including the ISIL operation, the Ebola crisis and even...
  • Voter ID vs. Concealed Carry – Liberal Hypocrisy Unmasked

    10/08/2014 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Bob Barr
    “Let me be clear,” Attorney General Eric Holder emphatically declared in a 2012 speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, “we will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious rights.” Holder’s remarks were a call to arms against efforts by Republicans to require that voters show identification when they go to vote. His words reflect a belief that the right to vote is so “precious” that requiring individuals to show an ID before casting a vote is tantamount to being “disenfranchised.” However, when it comes to protecting the right to “keep...
  • Obama's Master Plan With Eric Holder

    10/07/2014 4:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I discussed how I believe Rush Limbaugh was right in saying that Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is not in any way a simple bon voyage. Rather, it is a deliberate ploy to maneuver him into an even greater place of influence, possibly even the Supreme Court. The most obvious replacement on the Supreme Court is liberal-leaning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton with a 96-3 Senate vote, something she admits today would never happen because of her liberal voting record and her connection with the American...
  • Ferguson-related conference to feature Clinton: Outgoing AG Eric Holder, Clinton to open forum

    10/05/2014 3:10:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KMBC-TV ^ | October 4, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —A conference that organizers said is a response to the unrest in Ferguson will get underway next week at the Clinton Presidential Center. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder and former President Bill Clinton will open the forum on race relations and community policing. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is sponsoring the Wednesday and Thursday event....
  • George Zimmerman Still Faces Hate Crime Violations for Shooting Trayvon Martin?

    10/04/2014 1:51:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | October 3, 2014
    George Zimmerman may already be destitute and homeless due to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a Federal Justice Department investigation into whether or not Zimmerman committed civil rights violations has the potential to put him behind bars. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Robert Zimmerman is planning a Zimmerman family reality TV show and a line of self-defense products called Brand Z. A producer named Beth Marshall is working on a series of plays as a tribute to Trayvon Martin, and she claims Martin would be still be alive today if he was white like her own son. The...
  • Frenchman wins legal right to marry his ex-stepmother

    10/04/2014 12:29:59 PM PDT · by Stoat · 51 replies
    Elisabeth Lorentz to tie knot with Eric Holder after divorcing his father despite French law banning such unions   A former stepson and stepmother are finally due to tie the knot on Saturday after fighting for months with French authorities for the right to marry. Elisabeth Lorentz, 48, will marry Eric Holder, three years her junior, in the small village of Dabo in Alsace-Lorraine, northeastern France. She was previously married to Mr Holder's father but the couple are not blood relatives. Nonetheless, French law prohibits all unions between stepchildren and step-parents – even former ones. The couple pleaded their...
  • House Oversight Committee Pursuing New Contempt Charge Against Eric Holder

    10/03/2014 12:14:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    he Operation Fast and Furious document battle between the House Oversight Committee and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder is ongoing. Recently a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to turn over a "Vaughn Index" or list of documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege by October 22 after a lengthy legal battle with Judicial Watch. Meanwhile despite being issued a subpoena, Holder is still refusing to turn over requested documents about the lethal operation and Congress is now pursuing additional contempt charges against him.  As a reminder, Holder was voted in civil and criminal contempt by...
  • Lawmakers’ lawyers suggest fines, jail time for Eric Holder for contempt

    10/03/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Attorney General Eric Holder should be held in contempt of court for refusing to release “Fast and Furious” documents in line with a judge’s order — and even given jail time if necessary, lawmakers said. Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to fine Mr. Holder if he doesn’t comply with her own order issued back in August — the one where she said he couldn’t claim executive privilege to keep private certain documents related to the federal gun-running program, “Operation Fast and Furious,” Politico reported. Mr. Holder was supposed...
  • Amid a Flurry of Other News, Ferguson Story Quietly Looms Over Election

    10/02/2014 6:40:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Matt Towery
    News cycles come and go. And with lapses in Secret Service protection for President Obama and the first appearance of the Ebola virus in the U.S., it seems like ages ago since protesters were clashing with police in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. But here's guessing it will become a potential election changer in some states by November. The case in which an African-American man, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a local policeman in August is filled with conflicting stories as to whether Brown was threatening the officer or trying to surrender. But one thing is for sure:...
  • The Brightest Spot in Holder's Record: How the Attorney General Tried To Make

    10/01/2014 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and a half years in office. He is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful. Despite a late start, Holder has done more to highlight the harm inflicted by our excessively punitive criminal justice system than any of his predecessors. And he has done more than talk, pursuing policies that will imprison fewer people who do not belong...
  • Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder? (Last Thing This Country Needs)

    09/30/2014 5:13:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 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 · 23 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...