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  • SEND 'EM BACK: DOJ Sends Same Unit to Charlotte That Helped Ferguson, Baltimore Rioters Organize

    09/22/2016 1:08:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 22, 2016 | David Steinberg
    In moments of social unrest featuring violence and crime, one would expect the only proper role of the taxpayer-funded federal government is to quash the disturbance. However, a unit of progressive attorneys within the Department of Justice has been at the center of every significant riot during the Obama administration, and this unit -- the Community Relations Service, or CRS -- was not at those scenes to protect the safety of all citizens. In fact, the CRS was caught encouraging the chaos. Not only did CRS side only with the protesters and not with law enforcement, they actively facilitated...
  • Democratic National Convention Post-Mortem

    08/09/2016 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 9, 2016 | Chris Tremoglie
    Any political convention will bring protesters. However, those at the Democratic National Convention might very well take the prize for head-scratching, eye-popping and, most notably, nose-pinching moments. The convention brought some baffling, disturbing sights and spectacles that would make anyone ask, "Did that just really happen?" Outside the convention freedom of speech protests mingled with the aroma of marijuana. Protesters, angry with the corruption of the Democratic National Committee, angry with wealth inequality, angry with….just about anything related to America, gathered in raucous, sneering, unbathed crowds demanding they have their voices heard. The largest faction consisted of Bernie Sanders' supporters...
  • A Conversation on Race in America, Mr. Holder?

    08/06/2016 8:51:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/6/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    It was a while ago that our Attorney General, the one and only Eric Holder, claimed that Americans were a bunch of “cowards” for not wanting to have a conversation on the issue of race. Of course, for this administration a “conversation” on race means listen to what we say and worship at the altar of racial narratives which bear no resemblance to reality. Well I’m willing to join the discussion, but contrary to the wishes of Regime race baiters and progressive grievance mongers, I won’t bow to the narratives which have been developed during the Obama presidency. Most Americans...
  • Challenges For Black People

    07/13/2016 5:45:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    resident Barack Obama and his first attorney general Eric Holder called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us "a nation of cowards" because we were unwilling to have a "national conversation" about race. The truth of the matter is there's been more than a half-century of conversations about race. We do not need more. Instead, black people need to have frank conversations among ourselves, no matter how uncomfortable and embarrassing the topics may be. Among the nation's most dangerous cities are Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis, Milwaukee, Birmingham, Newark, Cleveland and Philadelphia. These once-thriving cities are...
  • Meet Bryan Nishimura, Found Guilty For "Removal And Retention Of Classified Materials"

    07/05/2016 4:43:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jul 5, 2016 12:51 PM | Tyler Durden
    In a scandalous announcement, FBI director James Comey moments ago said that "although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information" and he gave extensive evidence of just that, "our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case." He added that "prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past."What is shocking is that the...
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist (What A Moron!!!)

    06/12/2016 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama's onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder's tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may "have a discriminatory impact on communities of color." I was surprised to read about Holder's opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as...
  • DOJ fights federal judge's order for lawyers to attend ethics training

    05/31/2016 1:59:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | FOXNEWS/AP
    The Justice Department moved Tuesday to fight a federal judge’s order that its lawyers undergo mandatory ethics training, digging in after the DOJ was accused of misleading the courts over President Obama's immigration executive actions. In filings Tuesday, the department said the order would "far exceed the bounds of appropriate remedies" and would cost the department millions. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Texas, had issued the order earlier this month, after alleging DOJ attorneys misled him about the implementation of Obama’s executive orders on illegal immigrants.
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by leaking classified documents is “outrageous,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. “That’s a truly outrageous comment,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program. “It makes me glad I voted against confirming him. He’s the worst attorney general in history.” […] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. “The president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Report suggests Fast and Furious tied to 69 killings

    05/29/2016 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Daniel Terrill
    Guns sold through Operation Fast and Furious were possibly connected to 69 killings, according to findings by a conservative government watchdog group. Judicial Watch devised the report from internal documents recovered from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the agency behind the operation — through a Freedom of Information Act request. The FOIA documents contain a spreadsheet that reveals details about firearms recovered through the operation from December 2012 to February 2016. Details include date sold, date recovered, location of incident (in Mexico), and type and caliber. Redacted from the spreadsheet are name of buyer, serial number,...
  • 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...
  • Big win for Bank of America as court overturns $1.3 billion penalty in 'Hustle' fraud case

    05/23/2016 10:23:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    biz journals ^ | 23 May 2016 | Jen Wilson
    Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) on Monday notched a major legal win when a U.S. appeals court overturned a $1.27 billion penalty handed down in a high-profile fraud case tied to mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit prior to the financial crisis of 2008.
  • 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...
  • Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

    05/20/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 20, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the "angry white males" they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the "angry young black male." A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades. It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds...
  • Four Out of Five of Obama’s Supreme Court Finalists Are Obama Donors

    03/10/2016 3:17:14 PM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 10, 2016 | Brent Scher
    The White House has reportedly narrowed its list of potential Supreme Court nominees down to five people, and four of them have donated to Barack Obama's political campaigns. The five federal judges who will be interviewed by the White House for the nomination are federal judges Sri Srinivasan (who has donated $4,250 to Obama), Jane Kelly ($1,500 to Obama), Paul Watford ($1,000 to Obama), Ketanji Brown Jackson ($450 to Obama), and Merrick Garland, who has not donated to Obama. http://freebeacon.com/politics/four-out-of-five-of-obamas-supreme-court-finalists-are-obama-donors/
  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch asks not to be considered for SCOTUS seat

    03/09/2016 2:53:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 8, 2016 | Rebecca Shabad
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch has asked not to be considered for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. In a statement, Department of Justice spokeswoman Melanie Newman said that the "limitations inherent in the nomination process" would prevent her from being effective as attorney general. "Given the urgent issues before the Department of Justice, she asked not to be considered for the position," Newman said.
  • (Vanity) Prediction: Obama nominates Loretta Lynch for SCOTUS slot!

    02/16/2016 1:40:25 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 37 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    I predict the President will nominate DOJ AG Loretta Lynch for Scalia's chair. If the Republican Congress or presidential candidates resist this choice, the President is giving Hillary fodder for rallying the black vote and bashing the Republicans as 'THE RACIST PARTY' and this would be a continuous media feeding frenzy throughout the election!
  • SCOTUS Analyst: Loretta Lynch "Most Likely Candidate" to Replace Scalia

    02/15/2016 12:52:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 15, 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    A leading Supreme Court analyst thinks Attorney General Loretta Lynch is the "most likely candidate" to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Tom Goldstein, who runs the influential SCOTUSblog, had earlier predicted Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford would make the top of President Obama's shortlist. But in a revised blog post, Goldstein said he now believes Lynch is the leading contender.
  • Holder, Lynch, Johnson for Supreme Court justice?

    02/15/2016 10:44:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 02/15/16 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama has said he will push forward a nominee for deceased Justice Antonin Scalia “in due time,” and while some Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail see a delay on the horizon, legal minds are mulling the shortlist – which includes names like former Attorney General Eric Holder and current Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Yahooo! Politics reported the list of names currently being bantered about includes “Sri Srinivasan, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the District of Columbia circuits; Merrick Garland, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of...
  • SCOTUS Analyst: Loretta Lynch 'Most Likely Candidate' to Replace Scalia

    02/15/2016 9:34:15 AM PST · by alancarp · 97 replies
    NBCNEWS.COM ^ | FEB 15, 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    A leading Supreme Court analyst thinks Attorney General Loretta Lynch is the "most likely candidate" to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Tom Goldstein, who runs the influential SCOTUSblog, had earlier predicted Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford would make the top of President Obama's shortlist. But in a revised blog post, Goldstein said he now believes Lynch is the leading contender. Lynch is a "very serious possibility," Goldstein wrote. "The fact that Lynch was vetted so recently for attorney general also makes it practical for the president to nominate her in relatively short order."
  • While US Attorney General, Eric Holder Used Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Birth Name as His Official Email

    02/25/2016 5:26:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    vice news ^ | 2/25/16 | Jason Leopold
    Former US Attorney General Eric Holder is a huge fan of NBA hall of famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. So much so that Holder used Abdul-Jabbar's birth name, Lew Alcindor, as an alias for his official Department of Justice (DOJ) email account, raising more questions about the email practices of top Obama administration officials, and about the ability of US government agencies to track down correspondence in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Related: A Judge Has Scolded the State Department for Blowing the Deadline on the Clinton Emails The Lew Alcindor revelation was made in a February 16 letter...
  • Are We Faced With A Nightmare Scenario Regarding The Future Of The Supreme Court?

    02/17/2016 6:36:43 PM PST · by Randall_S · 11 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | February 16, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    Now that Justice Antonin Scalia has been found dead with a "pillow over his head," the showdown is set between the administration of Barack Hussein Obama and the GOP-controlled Senate. Who will Obama nominate, and will he or she be approved by the Senate? Consider the history of this present administration, coupled with what constitutes a "qualified" resume for the Supreme Court – at least on paper. >Who is a possible, perhaps even likely, nominee? >Was it not the Department of Justice (DoJ) that ordered that the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers be dismissed – why? >Was...
  • Appeals Panel Overturns Ruling Allowing DOJ to Withhold Fast & Furious Docs

    02/16/2016 6:07:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2016 | 12:08 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A three-judge federal appeals panel in Washington has overturned a lower court ruling that allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withhold documents from the public regarding its Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg, who wrote the February 12 ruling, cited a prior case which found that "the test for determining whether an agency has improperly withheld records placed under seal by a court is 'whether the seal, like an injunction, prohibits the agency from disclosing the records'." But "the government has not carried its burden in this case," Ginsburg concluded. However, Friday's appellate ruling does...
  • Here It Comes: Title Insurance Problems

    09/30/2010 10:26:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 29 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | September 30, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    Now we got trouble.I am in receipt of a copy of a bulletin from Old Republic Title in which it states: The Company will not insure title to any property which has been foreclosed by Ally Financial, Ally Bank or GMAC until further notice. Oops.I suspect this is going to spread fast, given that this "wee problem" is NOT specific to GMAC and Ally.  In fact, JP Morgan/Chase has reported "similar discrepancies", and then today we had my report on a ruling from a court in which a counterfeit summons was issued not by the court, but by a...
  • Obama admin accused of forcing bank to pay baseless racial settlement

    02/08/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Post had something of an overlooked bombshell report this weekend regarding a settlement reached between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ally Bank last year. This is a strange story and if it proves true it could seriously affect the reputation and position of the CFPB. The case in question was a very expensive settlement reached between the Bureau and Ally over charges that they engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in their automotive loan lending practices, denying applications or charging higher fees to minority applicants. But according to some new documentation revealed by the...
  • Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

    02/07/2016 10:55:49 AM PST · by DCdude · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation. That’s despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination — it was all...
  • Obama Administration Waives Penalty Against Convicted Bank Credit Suisse (received pmts)

    10/27/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Sirota
    Only weeks after the White House made headlines with a directive urging prosecutors to get tougher on corporate crime, the Obama administration has moved to protect a convicted financial firm from punishment. The bank, Credit Suisse, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Barack Obama’s political campaigns. It also employs the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm with family connections to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges for operating “an illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of U.S. clients in opening and...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Obama Appointed Strikes Down His Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim

    01/19/2016 12:57:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    After significant deliberation U.S. District Judge Amy Berman has struck down Obama's assertion of executive privilege over documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice program that allowed the sale and trafficking of thousands of weapons to violent Mexican drug cartels. Berman was appointed to the Court by President Obama in 2011. POLITICO has the details: U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department's public disclosures about its response to the so-called "gun walking" controversy undercut Obama's executive privilege claim. The standoff over the records led to a House vote in 2012 holding...
  • At #GOPDebate Ted Cruz Offers Devastating List Of Proofs That Democrats Want To Confiscate Your...

    01/15/2016 8:46:51 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | January 15th, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    At #GOPDebate Ted Cruz Offers Devastating List Of Proofs That Democrats Want To Confiscate Your Guns [VIDEO] When Ted Cruz addressed the question of whether Obama really does want to confiscate guns from Americans, he offered a list of proofs that are devastating and show the President wants to do exactly that, just like most Democrats. You have to watch this before we list them.Ted Cruz On Obama's Gun Control Goals (Video)This whole answer is perfection, but the list of proofs is absolutely devastating. Here are the items he lays out.1) “He appointed Eric Holder as Attorney General. Eric Holder...
  • Obamas' celebrate first lady's birthday

    01/16/2010 5:02:43 PM PST · by maggief · 42 replies · 1,870+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2010 | CHRISTINE SIMMONS
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has treated first lady Michelle Obama to a surprise birthday party at a tony Washington restaurant known for its commitment to organically grown food. Surprising the birthday girl Saturday night at Restaurant Nora in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood were her mother Marian Robinson and friends, including Attorney General Eric Holder, White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Jocelyn Frye, who is a domestic policy adviser to both the president and first lady. Mrs. Obama walked into the restaurant in a dark, knee-length frock. President Obama was dressed casually with no tie. Michelle Obama will turn 46...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agency’s most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • Justice Dept. encourages prosecutions of corporate execs

    09/09/2015 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2015 9:34 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department issued new guidance to its prosecutors on Wednesday, aimed at encouraging more white-collar criminal cases against corporate executives. The new policies come amid persistent criticism that the Justice Department, even while negotiating multi-billion-dollar settlements with large banks, has not been aggressive in prosecuting individuals for financial misconduct—including after the mortgage crisis that devastated the U.S. economy. The policy changes were outlined in a memo issued to Justice Department attorneys and to the FBI, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was expected to discuss the issue in a speech Thursday at New York University’s law school. Though it’s...
  • SHERIFF CLARKE: WHITE HOUSE, DOJ STARTED ‘OPEN SEASON’ ON THE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER

    08/31/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday night’s broadcast of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an “open season” on police officers. “I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand about it,” Clarke said. “I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one...
  • The Trump has landed - Deal With It (Time Mag cover story)

    08/20/2015 5:56:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | Michael Scherer
    There are some things you just can’t do in politics, not at the presidential level, anyway. This is a game like any other, with rules honed over decades by the pros in blue blazers clutching focus-group results: Be likable. Don’t make enemies. Respect the party elders. Avoid funny hats. And never wear white bucks or French cuffs to the Iowa State Fair, a flyover fantasy­land of cholesterol and common decency where the life-size butter cow grazes behind glass with the life-size butter Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly. That’s why Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wore jeans to pose atop the hay bales...
  • Elusive Alchemy

    08/14/2015 6:14:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-14-2015 | MOTUS
    As the country remains immersed in The Donald, email servers wiped clean, and Iowa corndogs we take a small break to check in on how the Won’s vacation on the Vineyard is going: Last night we enjoyed dinner at popular downtown restaurant Alchemy* – which may be considered by some to be an ironic statement on the Obama presidency. [*alchemy - a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold.] It was a quiet dinner with some of the folks (Eric Holder and his wife, National Security Advisor...
  • That time Anthony Weiner and Eric Holder could've challenged Obama-Biden in 2012...

    08/06/2015 10:47:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
    My Facebook account reminded me that exactly 4 years ago today I created and posted this in the midst of Anthony Weiner's FIRST sexting scandal (the second came when he ran for mayor two years later). I don't often laugh at my own work, but this did and still does make me laugh.
  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • Unde­rground Arms Cache Found in Mexico Near Texas Border

    07/08/2015 9:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KSAT ^ | 7/8
    Mexican marines discover unde­rground arms cache in northern area across border from TexasMarines in Mexico say they discovered an underground arms cache that contained dozens of assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition. The Navy Department said Wednesday that the chamber
  • Q&A: Eric Holder Jr. Returns to Private Practice

    07/05/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | July 5, 2015 | Tony Mauro and Katelyn Polantz
    Eric Holder Jr. has returned home to Covington & Burling after more than six years as U.S. attorney general, and he said it is the “last stop” in his legal career. He even ruled out a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, if he is asked. That means that if Hillary Clinton were elected president and offered him a seat on the high court, he would have an answer ready. “I’d say, 'Madame President, with all due respect, you need to pick somebody who’s a) younger and b) who’s a lot more interested,' " Holder said in a candid interview with The...
  • Obama's race war has real consequences

    06/24/2015 6:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | June 23, 2015 | Larry Klayman
    On June 17, a truly evil and racist high school dropout, Dylann Roof, shot and killed nine black Christians in one of Charleston, South Carolina's oldest and most well-known black churches, Emanuel AME Church. Among the murdered was the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, ordained when he was 18. There are not enough words to condemn this despicable act. As a Messianic Jew – I refer to myself as a Jewish Christian – I can try to relate a little from the history of pogroms and violence that Jews have experienced throughout the years. We cringe to hear of such tragedies. Instantly,...
  • America’s race to diversity destruction

    06/04/2015 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/4/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    This is not Alabama, this is not 1960 and George Wallace is not governor. We have a President who is incompetent, a narcissist and a liar; a President whose legacy is more important than the people of this country or of the world. He is a President who, as a result of his agenda and leadership, has made the United States a global laughingstock. We have a First Lady who, throughout her years of growing up and attending prestigious schools, was never once was proud of her country. She was only proud when her husband, the Muslim/Socialist-in-chief was elected. Affirmative...
  • Obama Has Unleashed a Crime Wave in America

    06/03/2015 10:19:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/3/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The new nation under Obama is now in the throes of a staggering Crime Wave, the likes of which America has not experienced in nearly twenty years. A WALL STREET JOURNAL (WSJ) expose of what the Ferguson effect really means puts up crime stats that really are hard to believe. “Shooting incidents are up 500% in an East Harlem precinct compared with last year.” But what is the larger theme behind this skein of shootings, stabbings and raw violence? The Obama administration’s theme of hatred of white, heterosexual males is the real story here. Ever since his diversity crowd grabbed...
  • Obama’s DOJ tells Police Officers to STOP CHASING SUSPECTS to Prevent Police Shootings

    06/02/2015 5:18:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 6/01/15 | Katie McGuire
    How interesting. Obama’s DOJ would apparently like America to just be overrun with criminals who think they can do whatever the heck they want, because, hey, Obama told the cops not to bother chasing them, because we have to reduce police shootings? Hell no: The Washington Post decided to investigate and come up with a tally of all the police involved shootings for 2015, apparently to not only answer the burning demands of the public, but to pick apart the data and draw some conclusions. I was expecting a deafening volume of hyperbole out of this report – and there...
  • Justice Department Studying ‘Far-Right’ Social Media Use

    06/01/2015 5:55:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 91 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism. The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 for the study, which was praised by Eric Holder, the former attorney general, earlier this year. “There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as Facebook and Twitter, in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence,” according to the NIJ grant. “The proposed study will address this gap through a series...
  • This Taxpayer-Funded Video Tribute to Eric Holder Brought to You by the DOJ

    05/09/2015 10:30:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/08/2015 | by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & JOHN FUND
    When Attorney General Eric Holder’s reign at the Justice Department ended earlier this month, readers of National Review probably hoped it would mean the end of stories about Holder’s seemingly inexhaustible misbehavior and legal shenanigans. But apparently he could not leave without one last abuse of taxpayer funds. Holder is the only attorney general in history to be held in contempt of Congress. But that didn’t stop the Justice Department from releasing a nine-minute paean to him, which paints him as a cross between Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Theresa. It’s entitled “Attorney General Eric Holder: The People’s Lawyer.”...
  • The Reverend Sharpton Calls for the Nationalization of Police --

    05/01/2015 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We obviously start in Baltimore today with the Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, a press conference a little over an hour ago, announcing that six officers are going to be charged with varying degrees of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the transportation death -- ah, ah, ah -- in the death of Freddie Gray. Now, many people are wondering what is really going on here. I would like to explain to you. I would like for somebody else to explain to you in one sound bite what is going on here. This is yesterday and the National Action Network...
  • Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby Is Presenting A Potemkin Village To A Racial Audience….

    05/01/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 30 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | sundance
    There’s a big legal leap being made by Marilyn Mosby all the way to intentional killing. Charging the driver of the transport van with murder is a considerable leap based on currently available information. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby is playing a dangerous game of racially motivated political and legal theatrics. The construct of her Probable Cause Affidavit (as presented)is filled with misleading information, manipulation and obtuse political talking points. Here’s a transcript of her entire PCA as spoken – This is where readers have to comprehend that Mrs. Mosby is playing a dangerous political game. The officers have not been...
  • Baltimore prosecutor: Probable cause to file criminal charges in Gray’s death

    05/01/2015 7:56:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 561 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-1-15 | Lynh Bui and Dana Hedgpeth
    State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday she has probable cause to file criminal charges in the much publicized death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died while in police custody. Six officers, including a lieutenant and a sergeant, have been suspended after the incident. Gray suffered a spinal injury and died after riding in a police transport van that made several stops. On Thursday, Baltimore’s police officials said they turned over their initial report to prosecutors — a day earlier than expected.
  • Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead

    04/24/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/24/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s Senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, was a classic example of why talk among conservatives of forming a third party alternative to the establishment Republican Party will not die. Not only did the usual jelly-backed Senate Republicans vote to confirm Lynch, they were led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is, ostensibly, to be the leader of the conservative opposition to Obama and his lawless progressive agenda. In moving the Lynch nomination McConnell broke a pre-election promise that no attorney general nominee would be considered in...