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  • Terror havens in Syria and Iraq: Five reasons the West should worry

    07/26/2014 4:22:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2014 | Paul Cruickshank,
    Events in Iraq and Syria have alarmed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Extremists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria control vast swaths of Iraq and Syria. Its members may be mingling with Yemeni bomb makers who have a track record of getting devices on Western planes. And thousands of Europeans have gone to Syria ready to give up their lives. Holder has voiced "extreme concern" that the volatile mix could spread to Western shores.
  • Eric Holder’s Law Enforcement on Steroids

    07/25/2014 10:22:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 24, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Controversies on American college campuses are becoming almost the norm now. And Eric Holder has inserted himself and the Obama White House right into the center of a debate regarding sexual assault on campus. obama and holder Sexual assault is no trivial matter and the White House should be commended for its proactive efforts to curb such harmful behavior. But, one of the primary steps U.S. Attorney General Holder has taken to address this issue goes beyond the pale. In a letter sent to the University of Montana (which was the subject of a recent article on the topic of...
  • Detroit Residents of All Colors Need to Pay Their Water Bills

    07/23/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    There’s nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet thousands of Detroit residents think they have the right not to pay their water bills and demand their water remain on. About 80,000 residential water accounts are past due to the tune of $43 million. The audacity of freeloaders! Detroit is an $18 billion bankrupt mess, struggling quite literally to keep the lights on and...
  • Palin to Holder: Even Illegals Without Law Degrees Know Laws Not Being Enforced

    07/19/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ripped Attorney General Eric Holder for his incompetence and lawlessness, particularly on illegal immigration, a week after he dismissed her call for President Barack Obama to be impeached. "You don't need some fancy law degree being on your wall to know that laws are not being enforced today," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado on Saturday. "Illegal immigrants from all over the world know that." Palin said she didn't need lectures from Holder, who Palin said was "a guy so incompetent that he denied voter fraud existed after someone claimed they were...
  • 'If he's not impeachable, no one is': Sarah Palin pounds Obama on immigration policy

    07/19/2014 5:05:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 19 July 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR, IN DENVER
    'If he's not impeachable, no one is': Sarah Palin pounds Obama on immigration policy and compares him to a 'mob boss' who 'wants to play God' ) Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate, blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday and demanded his removal from office. The tea party speaking-circuit darling said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado that talk of impeachment 'has got him nervous.' Condemning the White House's response to a swarm of illegal immigrants cascading across the U.S.-Mexico border, she accused Obama of 'not defending [America's] borders and called it a...
  • Sarah Palin On Obama's Executive Actions: 'We Don't Do Kings'

    07/19/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2014 | Pam Key
    <p>Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit, former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) made the argument for impeaching President Barack Obama, saying, "No serious person can deny President Obama has violated the constitution."</p>
  • Palin: Obama's America an 'Unfunded Charity' for Illegals to Overrun

    07/19/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of knowingly allowing turning American into an "unfunded charity" for illegal immigrants to invade and overrun. Referring to Obama as "the DREAMweaver," Palin said when Congress declined to pass amnesty legislation, Obama "waved his magic wand" and enacted his own. "And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado. "If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, it's not immigration, it's invasion." Nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children have flooded...
  • Palin Slams Eric Holder's 'Disgusting' False Racism Charges

    07/19/2014 5:44:20 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2014 | Pam Key
    Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) slammed Attorney General Eric Holder for his appearance on ABC's "This Week" last Sunday when he accused Obama administration detractors of being motivated by race. Palin slammed Holder, saying, "I don't need lectures from Eric Holder." Taunting him, she continued, "Not many cabinet members in U.S. history have been held in contempt of Congress." The Tea Party firebrand urged, "instead of shamelessly playing that race card," he should look at the protests in black and latino communities about the resources going to the illegal immigrant children flooding...
  • Palin: 'I don't need lectures from Eric Holder'

    07/19/2014 5:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back at Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for criticizing her call to impeach President Obama over the border crisis. “I don't need lectures from Eric Holder, a guy – get this – so incompetent that he denied voter fraud existed even after someone claimed that they were Eric Holder and they got his ballot and they voted in D.C.,” Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Palin was referring to an April 2012 video by a conservative activist that showed a man entering a Washington, D.C., polling center and requesting Holder's...
  • Chilling

    07/17/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    "Chilling" is the word lawyers use to describe governmental behavior that does not directly interfere with constitutionally protected freedoms, but rather tends to deter folks from exercising them. Classic examples of "chilling" occurred in the 1970s, when FBI agents and U.S. Army soldiers, in business suits with badges displayed or in full uniform, showed up at anti-war rallies and proceeded to photograph and tape record protesters. When an umbrella group of protesters sued the government, the Supreme Court dismissed the case, ruling that the protesters lacked standing -- meaning, because they could not show that they were actually harmed, they...
  • Will Eric Holder Ever Run Out of Race Cards?

    07/17/2014 5:04:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Attorney General Eric Holder, in a recent interview, reiterates the theme heard from the very beginning of President Barack Obama's administration: opposition to Obama's agenda equals racism. "There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me (and) directed at the president." What is Holder's proof -- to the extent that any is required? After all, following his election, Obama's favorable ratings reached nearly 80 percent, higher than any president-elect since John F. Kennedy. Obama, in 2008, received a greater percentage of the "white vote" than did John Kerry. Polls, studies and statistics, for Holder, aren't...
  • Congress needs to choke off Operation Choke Point

    07/16/2014 5:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2014 | William M. Isaac, former FDIC Chairman
    From small businesses on Main Street to the halls of Congress and the state legislatures, concern is mounting over Operation Choke Point, a coordinated effort among the Department of Justice (DOJ) and bank regulators to cut off banking services for a variety of legal, state-regulated businesses. This week alone, there are three congressional hearings on Operation Choke Point, hearings which will hopefully bring an end this misguided operation. Operation Choke Point is one of the most dangerous programs I have experienced in my 45 years of service as a bank regulator, bank attorney and consultant, and bank board member. Operating...
  • Eric Holder’s Extortion Racket Targets Another Bank

    07/16/2014 12:30:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    America’s most effective extortion racket, the Department of Justice, just bullied another big bank into surrendering billions of dollars in fines. Citigroup has agreed to pay an astounding $7 billion settlement to the DOJ for apparent wrongdoing leading up to the financial crisis. Why am I suddenly reminded of Al Capone’s observation about government coercion?"A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician.” – Al...
  • Eric Holder, Media-Spoiled Brat

    07/16/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Attorney General Eric Holder granted an exclusive interview to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" from London, where he was portrayed by ABC as deeply concerned about the global terrorist threat. What stands out from this very rare session -- Holder hasn't been on Sunday network television in four years -- is that Holder pulled out the oldest, lamest card in the Obama political deck: President Barack Obama and he are opposed by people who should be suspected of racism. And darned if he didn't get away with it again. Pierre Thomas, ABC's Justice Department correspondent, interviewed Holder and...
  • Obama and race: why Eric Holder's words stirred such anger (+video)

    07/15/2014 9:46:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | July 15, 2014 | Peter Grier
    Is racial animosity behind some political criticism of the Obama administration? That’s what Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday. The exact phrase he used was “racial animus,” which he said motivates some of his and Obama’s political opponents. “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me, directed at the president,” Attorney General Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back.... There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”...
  • Obama administration fights to seize Microsoft emails held in IRELAND in landmark legal battle

    07/15/2014 11:25:08 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    Dailymail ^ | July 15, 2014 | Daily mail reporter
    Obama administration fights to seize Microsoft emails held in IRELAND in landmark legal battle The U.S. Justice Department is claiming that Microsoft must hand over emails that the company stores in databases in Dublin, Ireland, in a case that is being watched closely by tech companies legal scholars. The U.S. federal government is claiming that it can force any company that conducts business operations within its borders to comply with warrants for data stored on its databases, even if those databases aren't physically located within the United States. Several companies that operate within the U.S. keep databases in other countries....
  • It’s Not Because You’re Black, Mr. Holder

    07/15/2014 7:22:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/15/2014 | Discover the Networks
    In his Sunday interview on ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder showed with crystal clarity that he is an ugly, contemptible demagogue. “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” he said. “You know, people talking about taking their country back…. There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.” So, since Mr. Holder insists on pretending that he’s too stupid to understand the very simple fact that...
  • More from War on Women: Eric Holder Doesn't Like Sarah Palin

    07/15/2014 7:22:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    The worst is judging the not-so-good: That’s what Attorney General Eric Holder would have you believe. Yes, the worst attorney general in our history contends that Sarah Palin wasn’t a very good vice presidential nominee. Mark one up again for the liberals war on women. “She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate,” the AG told George Stephanapolous on ABCNews. “She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.” We’ve known for a while that Holder knows little about the law, now we know that he knows little about politics too. He’s wrong on the law...
  • No, Mr. Holder, This Has Nothing to Do With Race

    07/15/2014 4:42:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Attorney General Eric Holder once again played the race card -- this time on national television, in an interview on ABC's "This Week," claiming that he and President Obama have been targets of "a racial animus" by some of the administration's political opponents. "There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me (and) directed at the president," said Holder. "You know, people talk about taking their country back. ... There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don't think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some, there's...
  • Department of Justice now involved in story of man who built Obama-mocking parade float

    07/14/2014 9:28:22 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    This is heinous— a betrayal so blatant of American values so fundamental I have trouble wrapping my mind around it: The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade. The department sent a member of its Community Relations Service team, which gets involved in discrimination disputes, to a Thursday meeting about the issue. Also at the meeting were the NAACP,
  • Eric Holder, America’s chief law enforcement official, tries to spark racial hatred [And fails]

    07/14/2014 12:50:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Obama administration long ago cultivated a sense among its defenders that lingering American racism inspires most of its critics, but it was Obama’s supporters in the press who elevated the practice of accusing conservatives of racial animus to farcical virtuosity. It was Obama’s boosters in the liberal blogosphere, many of whom found microphones for their agitation on networks like MSNBC, who invented the art of detecting “dog whistle” racism. For those unfamiliar, this is the ability to decode supposed appeals to racial solidarity that only a professional can ascertain. While these coded claims are rarely perceived by their...
  • Eric Holder: Ignore Sarah Palin, She Doesn’t Matter

    07/14/2014 10:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Eric Holder, Attorney General, issued some stinging criticisms of Sarah Palin this weekend. Palin, a failed GOP vice presidential candidate and professional media provocateur, has recently been trying to garner the public’s attention again with a series of calls for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. “She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate,” Holder said. “She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.” The Attorney General’s comments are part of a larger assault on the stubborn gridlock caused by congressional republicans and their obstinate refusal to work with the president, even to the...
  • Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial

    07/13/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    wa po ^ | July 7, 2014 | Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
    Casey Cooper is new to the bench, but he’s well-connected . Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted — but well-connected — U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years ... Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles, Marimow notes. His wife, Amy Jeffress, worked at the Justice Department as a national security adviser to the...
  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics Are Racists

    07/13/2014 3:01:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13/7/14
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Sunday, saying she is neither a very good legal scholar nor an effective vice presidential candidate. He also said he believed that some critics of the president attack him because he is the nation's first black president. Fielding a question about Palin's call last week to impeach President Obama, Holder told ABC's “This Week” that the former vice president candidate "wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate (in 2008). She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why." Palin is only part of a growing Republican...
  • Eric Holder: Palin Wasn't a Good VP Candidate, Even Worse Judge of Who Should Be Impeached

    07/13/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News' This Week ^ | July 13, 2014 | Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine, Jack Date and Jack Cloherty
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Attorney General Eric Holder is challenging Republicans who are calling for his and President Obama's impeachment, and denouncing what he calls a "gridlocked Washington" stalled by what he says is a Republican Party bent on blocking any of the administration's efforts. “For whatever reason, [some] Republicans decided early on that this was a president they were just simply not going to cooperate with,” Holder said in a rare interview with ABC News' Pierre Thomas. "And over the past five-and-a-half years, we have seen demonstrations of that, where the president has reached out his hand, offered compromises that have simply not...
  • Eric Holder Stands By Controversial ‘Nation Of Cowards’ Speech

    07/13/2014 10:23:36 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Chuck Ross
    In a rare interview covering a wide array of topics, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he would not back away from a controversial speech he gave in 2009 in which he called the United States “a nation of cowards” on the topic of race. “I wouldn’t walk away from that speech,” Holder told ABC News in an interview. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” he said, adding that Americans are still hesitant to reach out to “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.” In Feb. 2009,...
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night' (Video at link)

    07/13/2014 9:32:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists." Asked the ABC News reporter, "Is that threat," like the Boston Marathon bombing last year, "any less serious?""These lone wolves. These homegrown violent extremists are people who keep me up at night, as well," said Holder. "Trying to monitor them, trying to anticipate what it is they are going to do. And the experience that we had in Boston is instructive. It only takes only one or two people to really do something horrific."The...
  • Holder sees 'racial animus' in opposition

    07/13/2014 10:17:38 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents. “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus." Holder said the nation is in “a fundamentally better place than we were 50 years...
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night'

    07/13/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."
  • Eric Holder: Palin was a bad VP candidate and a worse judge of who should be impeached

    07/13/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    Administration efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform, for example, have failed. Asked about calls by Sarah Palin to impeach Obama over the administration’s immigration policies, Holder said: “She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.”
  • The Latino Child Eric Holder Booted Back Home

    07/12/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Attorney General Eric Holder can hardly contain his tears when explaining his program titled “Justice AmeriCorps,” to provide emergency legal representation for the tens of thousands of Central American minors crashing our southern border. “How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking – goes to the core of who we are as a nation,” Holder said while detailing his program to provide 100 lawyers and paralegals for the minors. And yet it was (then) Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder who concocted the “legal”...
  • GOA activists help Rand Paul put Harry Reid on the defensive!

    07/12/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Plummz · 7 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 1 | Gun Owners of America
    If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week. To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point -- a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases. alt You will remember that...
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • Eric Holder and an Administration of Cowardice [Video]

    07/10/2014 2:27:40 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 10, 2014 | Sherman Mays
    Although I am not a psychiatrist, I have stayed at a Holiday Inn. So coupling that with the following facts, I feel qualified to offer my opinion and draw the conclusion that the current Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder and the administration he serves, not the citizens of this great country are the cowards he referenced in his now infamous "Nation of Cowards" speech on the subject of American race relations. This judgment is based on the recent public service history of Mr. Holder and after a common sense review of that record. The first incident which...
  • To Impeach Holder

    07/10/2014 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and a group of House lawmakers are building a case for impeaching Attorney General Eric Holder. “Impeding justice is intolerable and he should not be permitted to refuse the American people a true investigation into the actions of those who used the machinery of government to target, intimate, and silence them for politically driven reasons,” Cruz said during a June 26 floor speech. Cruz had made such comments before, but this speech was different. He spent 40 minutes laying out the case for Holder’s impeachment — spending the bulk of that time on the IRS...
  • Eric Holder’s long losing record before the Supreme Court

    07/07/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    If Eric Holder were a baseball player, he’d have been benched long ago — if not kicked off the team. His batting average before the Supreme Court is abysmal, losing again and again in his efforts to undermine the Constitution. This term featured four big strike downs. First was Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the Supremes tossed out ObamaCare’s contraceptive abortion mandate and upheld the First Amendment rights of several family-owned businesses to make their living in conformance with their religious beliefs. Although the government was not party to another case, Harris v. Quinn, the Justice Department filed an...
  • Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point

    07/01/2014 10:01:30 PM PDT · by Plummz · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:56 | GOA
    Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:56 Written by Gun Owners Excellent news! A few weeks ago, we told you about “Operation Choke Point” -- an effort by Attorney General Eric Holder to put gun stores out of business. Basically, it works like this: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), at the behest of Barack Obama, has declared that gun stores are “high risk” businesses. “High risk” businesses have been, up until now, a small category of supposedly disreputable businesses, which have included pornographers, sellers of drug paraphernalia, and payday lenders....
  • The Disastrous Tenure of “Obama’s Enforcer”

    06/28/2014 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    I don’t know who the next U.S. attorney general will be. But I know I pity that person. Restoring the Justice Department’s reputation in the wake of Eric Holder’s tenure will take a lot of work. You can find out just how big a task it will be in “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” a new book by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky. Even at a relatively slim 217 pages, it’s quite a bill of indictment. It’s one thing to read about certain cases as they pop up in the news cycle -- an article about a civil-rights...
  • Ted Cruz: Eric Holder Should Appoint IRS Special Prosecutor or Be Impeached

    06/26/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 76 replies
    NRO ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS, according to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas). With the IRS claiming to have lost two years of former official Lois Lerner’s emails, Cruz is headed to the floor to introduce a resolution calling for the special prosecutor. “He’s going to say, if Attorney General Holder does not appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached,” a Cruz aide told National Review Online. “Eric Holder has been at the center of every big scandal in...
  • As Cochran Courts Blacks, Tea Party Vows to Police Polls

    06/24/2014 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jonathan Weisman
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. — With only hours before the polls were to close in the Republican Senate runoff here, Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign was still reaching out to traditional black Democrats in his effort to defeat his Tea Party-backed opponent, State Senator Chris McDaniel. But turnout in African-American precincts appeared to be low, and McDaniel supporters were optimistic. The hard feelings generated by the race were also in evidence, with both conservative groups and the N.A.A.C.P. sending out poll watchers to look for what they considered to be fraud or intimidation. The United States Justice Department also said that it was...
  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme

    06/19/2014 2:46:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 84 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-19-14 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. The documents were filed in December as part of an investigation into alleged illegal fundraising and campaign coordination by Walker and his campaign, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, the state Chamber of Commerce and other groups.
  • Holder’s ‘terrorism committee’ targets America

    06/19/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    Think the National Security Agency is doing enough snooping in “The Homeland?” A federal spying coalition aims to drill deeper under the Orwellian title, Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee. “Call it massive surveillance of the U.S. population,” said John Whitehead, president of the civil libertarian Rutherford Institute. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder soft-pedaled DTEC earlier this month. He said the committee — whose members are not yet known — would “coordinate closely with U.S. attorneys and other key public safety officials across the country to promote information-sharing and ensure an effective, responsive and organized joint effort.” Whitehead and other skeptics are...
  • Eric Holder: If Gay Adults Are Fit for Military Service, They Are Fit to Lead Boy Scouts

    06/13/2014 1:21:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Susan Jones
    The Attorney General of the United States told a homosexual advocacy group on Tuesday night that the Boy Scouts of America "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes" by refusing to allow homosexuals to serve as Boy Scout troop leaders. "Today, courageous lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals routinely put their lives on the line as members of America's armed services," Holder told Lambda Legal Tuesday night. "And if these men and women are fit for military service, then surely they are fit to mentor, to teach, and to serve as role models for the leaders of future generations." In...
  • Attorney General Holder Hopes to Cut Sentences of up to 20,000 Prisoners Under New Rules

    06/11/2014 8:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | June 10, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    In a proposal that could have a far-reaching impact on the Black community, Attorney General Eric Holder is urging the U.S. Sentencing Commission to cut the sentences of as many as 20,000 federal prisoners serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. It is Holder’s latest move to reform the sentencing guidelines that he has said disproportionately affect African-American males. The Justice Department appealed Tuesday to the U.S. Sentencing Commission to make some prisoners retroactively eligible for reduced sentences. The commission has already approved a measure to reduce drug sentences for future nonviolent offenders. This would apply to offenders already in federal...
  • Blackwater guards face trial in Iraq shootings

    06/11/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 11, 2014 10:31 AM EDT | Pete Yost
    After years of delays, former Blackwater Worldwide security guards are going on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis and the wounding of at least 18 others. Over the next few days, a jury of 12 residents from the District of Columbia will be chosen from a pool of 150 people to decide the guards’ fate. …
  • Bergdahl Confirms Obama and the Dems as the Damnedest Fools

    06/09/2014 4:10:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    So it comes to this: After all that has been said about Barack Obama, in the end there is very little to say. You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. We we're right, you were wrong. You can either admit or you can't. There is no middle ground. There is no saying for example “Well he’s kind of new in the job,” or “This is an example of one bad apple in his Cabinet,” or “The president didn’t know about it.” Going into his second term, you either knew what we had...
  • Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

    06/03/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT · by cizinec · 17 replies
    Morning Edition ^ | June 3, 2014 | Carrie Johnson
    The U.S. has devoted billions of dollars to fighting terrorism overseas in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks. The Justice Department is increasingly warning about the danger posed by radicals on American soil, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants prosecutors and FBI agents to devote more attention to the threat. Nearly two decades ago, after the Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, the Justice Department launched a group to fight domestic terrorism. That group was set to meet on Sept. 11, 2001, but the meeting got canceled and the idea shelved as the U.S. turned to fight terrorists...
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Darrell Issa Takes Aim at Eric Holder’s Extortion Racket

    06/01/2014 1:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The nation’s top extortion artist, Eric Holder, is at it again (or still). This time, rather than running guns to Mexican drug cartels or investigating reporters who publish inconvenient facts about the administration’s scandals, Holder is taking aim at America’s small businesses. While Holder and Co have been busy collecting billion dollar fines from big banks, they’ve taken a more direct approach to snub out businesses that don’t necessarily conform with the Holder/Obama view of America. Operation Choke Point, as it has been known, was a DOJ initiative that was intentionally designed to pressure banks and lenders into avoiding certain...
  • Christians need not apply

    05/27/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 5-27-14 | Bryan Fischer
    The number of careers and professions available to practicing Christians is shrinking by the day. You can add a career in public health to that list. Dr. Brendan Bain, one of the leading AIDS experts in the Caribbean, has been unceremoniously cashiered from his post for having the temerity to tell the truth about the cause of AIDS. A long-time and highly respected professor at the University of West Indies until his retirement in 2012, Dr. Bain was praised by all as a "pioneer” in the effort to combat HIV/AIDS, which is at epidemic proportions in Caribbean nations. Since his...