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  • Flames of Ferguson Illuminate Age of Obama

    11/25/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    When history remembers the Obama administration, the flames of Ferguson will light up our memories. It wasn’t just an AutoZone and Jade Nails burning up in the fires of Ferguson, it was also the “Hope” of 2008 going up in smoke. Instead of hope, the age of Obama has been characterized by racial division and discord. Obama and Holder commanded the police to behave themselves. The police behaved, and look what happened. Last week, members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested by state officials for plotting to use pipe bombs against the St. Louis Gateway Arch and for...
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Lawless DOJ Targeted Attkisson Over Fast And Furious

    11/24/2014 11:12:43 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 24, 2014 | IBD editorials
    Corruption: Smoking-gun emails show how the administration sought to derail a CBS reporter's investigation of its "gun-waking" operation — a reporter whose computers were mysteriously and mercilessly hacked. Fast and Furious, along with Benghazi, is one of the two "phony" administration scandals that produced body bags, and former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is responsible for much of the truth-telling about both. That fact is enough to put her high atop the administration's enemies list. Attkisson, a casualty of liberal media bias, resigned from CBS in March after a series of clashes between her and her bosses over her exposes of...
  • Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Docs

    11/24/2014 10:53:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 24, 2014
    After using executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious records for two years, the Obama administration has quietly stopped exerting the power to hide information about the disastrous gun-running operation. Judicial Watch attorneys discovered the extraordinary about-face in recent exchanges with Department of Justice (DOJ). JW has been a leader in exposing the Fast and Furious scandal and has filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the federal agencies involved in the once-secret operation. Just last month JW obtained records showing that the president’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the Fast and Furious...
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obama’s speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obama’s amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • 'Any Way We Can Fix Fox?' Attkisson Exposes DOJ Fast & Furious Emails

    11/23/2014 1:29:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    newsbustes ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    How long it would have taken from the time of its exposure for the press to have prominently reported on an email sent from the the Bush 43 White House to its Justice Department asking, "Any way we can fix the New York Times?" We can be confident that it would have taken less than a New York minute, and that saturation coverage would have continued for days. Well, one revelation in a series of Saturday tweets by former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, one of only a very few establishment press journalists who did serious reporting on the Department of...
  • Here is Eric Holder's video urging police restraint in Ferguson (Michael Unarmed Teen Brown)

    11/21/2014 12:40:42 PM PST · by Scoutmaster · 38 replies
    United States Department of Justice ^ | November 21, 2014 | Scoutmaster
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appears in a video today on the Department of Justice website, urging police restraint in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed teen [drink] Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson, and protester/rioters are waiting for the starting gun.The video is titled: "MAINTAINING PUBLIC SAFETY WHILE SAFEGUARDING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS" In part of the video, Holder says:"It is vital to engage in planning and preparation, from evaluating protocols and training to choosing the appropriate equipment and uniforms," Holder says to law enforcement officials in the video. "This is the hard work that is necessary to preserve the...
  • Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

    11/21/2014 12:35:13 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/21/14 | By Tim Reid
    Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand jury decide not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, protest...
  • Emails show Obama admin targeted reporter over her coverage of 'Operation Fast and Furious'

    11/21/2014 11:44:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    The Department of Justice's top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency's ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show. The emails, between the DOJ's then-communications chief Tracy Schmaler and White House press flack Eric Schultz, are a rare look inside the Obama administration's press control machine. They were released Thursday while the nation was preoccupied with President Barack Obama's immigration policy announcement, as the result of a long-languishing Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit filed by the center-right watchdog group Judicial Watch. In one message, Schmaler told Schultz that CBS...
  • Fast and Furious: White House, DOJ targeted Sharyl Attkisson (and Rep. Issa)

    11/20/2014 3:02:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2014 | John Hayward
    Judicial Watch is looking to crowdsource the huge pile of documents finally delivered by the Obama Administration in response to their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Operation Fast and Furious. (In the unlikely event the mainstream media decides not to embargo this story, I don’t want to catch any of you claiming that it was a FOIA request. The request got ignored by the Most Transparent Administration In History, so they had to file a lawsuit. The document production is occurring under the stern gaze of a federal judge.) Here’s a little taste of what has already been discovered,...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Critics of handling of Fast & Furious gun walking scandal can 'kiss..

    11/10/2014 9:40:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | David Martosko
    Attorney general said prosecutors critical of the department's handling of the gun-walking scandal could 'kiss my ass' Fast and Furious was a botched effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to track firearms across the Southwest border House Republicans have long promoted the idea that Holder knew that federal agents had engaged in a risky tactic known as 'gun-walking' The Justice Department's inspector general found no evidence that Holder was aware of the tacticNewly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department's handling of the fallout of...
  • Bombshell: Email Proves that White House, DOJ Targeted Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

    11/21/2014 10:08:12 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/21 | Bryan Preston
    One of the documents provides smoking gun proof that the Obama White House and the Eric Holder Justice Department colluded to get CBS News to block reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Attkisson was one of the few mainstream media reporters who paid any attention to the deadly gun-running scandal. In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson. Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really...
  • Holder urges police restraint ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson

    11/21/2014 9:54:28 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Novemeber 21,2014 | Julia Edwards
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police to show restraint in dealing with any protests that may follow a grand jury's decision on whether to bring charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

    11/21/2014 11:07:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 21, 204 | Julia Edwards and Daniel Wallis
    WASHINGTON/FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police restraint in protests that may follow a grand jury's imminent decision on whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • With Ferguson decision looming, Holder issues new police guidance (Tells cops to use restraint)

    11/21/2014 9:06:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Chuck Raasch
    With a grand jury decision on the Ferguson shooting death of Michael Brown expected soon, the Justice Department released new guidelines Friday to help "maintain public safety while safeguarding constitutional rights" of demonstrators who are preparing to gather in cities around the country after the decision is announced. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the new guidelines in a video posted Friday morning on the Justice Department's Web site. In it, Holder also exhorts protesters and police to keep the peace — to "minimize needless confrontation" — an extraordinary plea for calm before a local judiciary event from the nation's attorney...
  • Bombshell: Email Proves that White House, DOJ Targeted Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

    11/20/2014 6:02:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 11/20/14 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch reports that the Obama administration has turned over about 42,000 pages of documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal. The administration was forced to turn the documents over to Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Judicial Watch is posting them on its web site. The administration turned them over on November 18, 2014. One of the documents provides smoking gun proof that the Obama White House and the Eric Holder Justice Department colluded to get CBS News to block reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Attkisson was one of the few mainstream media reporters who paid any...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • Lynch's Attorney General Nomination Slipping to 2015

    11/19/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/18/14 | Sarah Mimms
    With only a handful of legislative days left before Congress calls it quits for the holiday season, it appears increasingly likely that Democratic Leader Harry Reid will cede the Senate majority to Republicans without confirming a new attorney general, leaving Eric Holder with the job he quit almost two months ago until at least January. The process to confirm a new attorney general, which typically takes weeks, has barely begun as members of the Senate have turned their focus to the Keystone pipeline, a bill to curb the National Security Agency's powers, and dozens of lower-level administration nominees. Given the...
  • Holder Drops Death Penalty For Accused Cop Killers

    11/18/2014 4:35:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Justice: Eric Holder, who dropped the New Black Panther case and almost had a defender of cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal as an assistant, takes the death penalty off the table for four alleged Virginia cop-killers. The National Guard has not been called up, Al Sharpton has not made an appearance, and neither have 40 FBI agents been dispatched to ensure the convictions of the four gang members who allegedly murdered a Virginia police officer. Nor will there be riots and looting if they are acquitted. When cops are the victims instead of the accused, a different standard of social justice seems...
  • Will Ferguson race riots help Obama?

    11/18/2014 9:26:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ernest Istook
    A race riot could erupt in Ferguson, Missouri, any day. To thwart it, President Barack Obama and Attorney-General Eric Holder should be utilizing tools like the federal Anti-Riot Act. Instead, they’re stoking the flames.
  • In Ferguson, Tactics Set for Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

    11/17/2014 1:04:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | By JOHN ELIGON, JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY
    Since August, a disparate array of demonstrators — some from longstanding organizations, others from new groups with names like Hands Up United and Lost Voices — has been drawn here to protest not just the shooting of Mr. Brown, but also the broader issues of racial profiling and police conduct. Now, with the grand jury’s decision expected in the coming days, the groups are preparing with intricate precision to protest the no-indictment vote most consider inevitable. Organizers are outlining “rules of engagement” for dealing with the police, circulating long lists of equipment, including bandages and shatterproof goggles, and establishing “safe...
  • Sowell: Racial Quota Punishment

    11/17/2014 1:02:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Under the Obama administration, both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have been leaning on public schools around the country to reduce what they call the "disproportionate" numbers of black male students who are punished for various offenses in schools. Under an implicit threat of losing their federal subsidies, the Minneapolis Public Schools have agreed to reduce the disparity in punishment of black students by 25 percent...
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of NY joins in over $2.2B In civil .. forefeitures

    11/14/2014 7:19:21 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle ^ | January 10, 2014
    U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday that the Eastern District of New York, working collaboratively with other offices as well as on its own, collected over $904 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2013. ... The combined joint collections and asset forfeiture recoveries for the Eastern District total of more than $2.2 billion exceeds the appropriated $1.86 billion operating budget for all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices nationwide. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that the Justice Department collected approximately $8.1 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. The...
  • Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch is Soft on Political Corruption

    11/17/2014 11:29:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 17, 2014 | NLPC Staff
    Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, has an especially weak record of investigating and prosecuting political corruption. Moreover, her longstanding ties to the New York political machine have limited her independence as a prosecutor. Lynch, who currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has watched as Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the neighboring Southern District of New York, has prosecuted case after case. And Bharara would not have acted except for a slew of newspaper headlines about political corruption generated by the National Legal and Policy Center....
  • Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop

    11/16/2014 4:49:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop by AWR Hawkins 15 Nov 2014 753 post a comment On November 14, federal prosecutors made it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder has "taken the death penalty off the table" for four men charged in the gang-related murder of Waynesboro, Virginia, police officer, Captain Kevin Quick. The Daily Progress reports that 45-year-old Quick was reported missing on February 1. His body was found days later. Siblings Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, and Mersadies Shelton have been charged in the death. A fourth person, Kweli Uhuru, has also...
  • EXCLUSIVE: In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as "Chief Among

    11/14/2014 11:36:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/14/14 | Katie Pavlich
    As the Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for new Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and as outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder continues to allocate Department of Justice resources to the situation in Ferguson, former FBI Assistant Director and Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President Ron Hosko has sent a scathing letter to President Obama detailing the damage done to the relationship between law enforcement and DOJ over the past six years. "The hyper-politicization of justice issues has made it immeasurably more difficult for police officers to simply do their jobs. The growing divide between the police and the people...
  • EXCLUSIVE: In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as "Chief...

    11/14/2014 10:32:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: EXCLUSIVE: In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as "Chief Among Antagonists" in Ferguson As the Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for new Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and as outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder continues to allocate Department of Justice resources to the situation in Ferguson, former FBI Assistant Director and Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President Ron Hosko has sent a scathing letter to President Obama detailing the damage done to the relationship between law enforcement and DOJ over the past six years. "The hyper-politicization of justice issues has made it...
  • Justice Department Admits It Misled Court About FBI’s Secret Surveillance Program

    11/14/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    National Journal Group ^ | November 13, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    The Justice Department acknowledged that it misled a federal Appeals Court during oral arguments last month in a case reviewing whether the government should be able to secretly conduct electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant. In a newly unsealed letter, a Justice Department lawyer told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that it spoke erroneously when describing the disclosure restrictions placed upon the FBI's use of so-called national security letters. NSLs, as they are often referred, can compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users to authorities conducting a national security...
  • Is Loretta Lynch Another Eric Holder? Here’s What We Know About Her Troubling Past

    11/14/2014 5:14:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The early signs are that Loretta Lynch may share some of the same troubling views as outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. That makes it even more important the Senate do a thorough review and vetting of her nomination by President Obama to be the new attorney general. This is particularly true for those who understand how important the rule of law is to our constitutional system, something that Holder has damaged during his tenure.
  • Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program (DOJ Program)

    11/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program. Planes are equipped with devices—some known as “dirtboxes” to law-enforcement officials because of the initials of the Boeing Co. unit that produces them—which...
  • Report: Mollohan Should Have Been Indicted

    11/13/2014 1:38:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 13, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) from the Department of Justice provide "hard evidence" that former Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) should have been prosecuted after NLPC exposed his questionable financial dealings, and triggered a Justice Department investigation. CREW executive director Melanie Sloantold Politico yesterday, "It was clear the Justice Department should have indicted Mollohan." Mollohan was defeated for re-election in 2010 in a Democratic primary. His ethics woes were a key issue in the campaign. Although we have not yet had the opportunity to study the underlying documents, CREW has released a very concise...
  • President Obama fears potential Ferguson fallout

    11/13/2014 12:04:33 PM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama has privately conveyed “real heart-driven concern” about the prospect of another round of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, in the coming days. Accordingly, he has directed federal agencies to do all they can to lay the groundwork to help authorities in Missouri, especially if there is unrest. But the administration has limited power and has faced some resistance from state and local officials, highlighting the limits of Obama’s role even as he’s likely to face criticism should tensions flare.
  • Get Back Loretta: Holder’s Successor Promises More of the Same

    11/13/2014 10:56:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The nomination of Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General is a deft political decision by President Obama. Lynch’s nomination satisfies the racial interest groups yet doesn’t carry the toxic record that other possible nominees carried. Al Sharpton promised he would play a role in selecting Holder’s successor, and it appears he did. Lynch promises to be Eric Holder’s sequel, particularly when it comes to federal enforcement of civil rights laws. What she provides the White House is a clean slate. She provides the false promise of luring some Republicans into thinking the Justice Department may improve once...
  • Illegal immigrants with ID theft, ‘old’ DUI charges spared deportation: lawsuit

    11/11/2014 6:58:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    ICE lawyer’s discrimination complaint details battles with Obama administrationThe Obama administration told federal immigration lawyers to release illegal immigrants with “old” drunken-driving convictions and those found guilty of stealing other people’s identities, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the lawyers at the center of the operation. Patricia M. Vroom, a top attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, filed a 67-page discrimination complaint that details repeated battles with agency higher-ups who told her to close cases and not deport people whom President Obama deemed low-priority. Federal officials were particularly dismissive of identity theft convictions from Arizona,...
  • JW Probes How DOJ Quietly Reversed Online Gambling Law

    11/11/2014 9:01:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 11, 2014
    Judicial Watch is investigating yet another Obama Justice Department scandal this time involving the reversal of a law passed by Congress decades ago banning all forms of online gambling, a move that allowed companies—and big Democratic Party donors—with connections to Attorney General Eric Holder to amass huge profits. It involves the Wire Act, enacted by Congress in 1961 as an antiracketeering measure to prohibit the use of wire communications for the interstate transfer of bets or wagers. When the internet came around years later the law was naturally applied to online gambling and U.S. courts, as well as the Department...
  • Questions For Loretta Lynch

    11/10/2014 4:10:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Cabinet: After Eric Holder, who put politics over the rule of law, the president's next attorney general deserves extra scrutiny. Hustling the nominee through the lame-duck session would be a bad first step after the election. Voters sent a resounding message to the White House that it doesn't like the direction it's taking the nation. Specifically, they said in exit polls they don't like the souring of race relations that's occurred under Holder's polarizing tenure. Obama's nod, U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch, should be thoroughly vetted by the new Senate that voters elected to power. Confirmation hearings should wait until the...
  • Obama AG Pick To Do 'Even More' Than Holder

    11/08/2014 6:40:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Brooklyn-based federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s pick to become the next attorney general, is a big fan of Eric Holder’s reforms to the criminal justice system, recently pledging to do “even more,” WND has found. In remarks she made at a legal convention in August, Lynch lauded Holder’s creation of a Racial Disparities Working Group, which she said was aimed at identifying policies that result in “unwarranted disparities within criminal justice and to eliminate those disparities as quickly as possible.” Lynch continued: “From the reduction of the use of solitary confinement, to the expansion of the federal clemency program,...
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • These Leaked Emails Show Eric Holder Cussing, Freaking Out Over Investigation

    11/09/2014 12:45:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Holder responds by saying that they needed to be very careful. He goes on to criticize Issa, and calls his investigation a purely political move. In the process however, he basically admits that the operation at the center of the investigation led to the death of thousands of Mexican civilians. “Ok. We have to be careful. His decision has to truly be his. If he testifies so be it.” “Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country. All they...
  • Eric Holder's Legacy: the Divine Right of Criminals

    11/08/2014 12:24:52 PM PST · by semaj · 11 replies
    Investment Research Dynamics ^ | 11/06/2014 | Martin Smith
    The abject failure of the nation's top law enforcer to enforce the law against bankers of any significance in the wake of a $10,000 billion crisis is notorious. Less well-known are (1) the astounding lengths to which Eric Holder's DOJ has gone to protect criminal banks, which just so happen to be clients of his law firm, (2) the degree to which the rule of law has been subverted (it's been destroyed; we have been living under the rule of man, officially, for some time), and (3) the broader implications of Holder's reign on U.S. national sovereignty (grave).
  • Obama urging Senate to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch quickly

    11/08/2014 8:44:08 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    President Obama chose Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., as his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Friday. Obama plans to announce Lynch’s nomination Saturday at a White House event. If confirmed, Lynch will become the first African-American woman in the job, succeeding Holder, who was the first African-American head of the Justice Department.
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare [Satire]

    11/08/2014 6:09:57 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 56 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn't take it anymore. "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is a tall, thin, quick-witted securities lawyer in her late thirties, with long blond hair, pale-blue eyes and an infectious sense of humor that has survived some very tough times. She's had to struggle to find work despite some striking skills and qualifications, a common symptom of a not-so-common condition...
  • Eric Holder Uncensored: Fast and Furious Critics Can ‘Kiss My A**’

    11/07/2014 7:45:21 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-07-2014 | Jason Howerton
    A new batch of emails from Attorney General Eric Holder were revealed on Friday, further demonstrating just how frustrated he became over Congress’ investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal. In one Aug. 30 email, he wrote of his critics, “Some people can kiss my ass.”
  • Did Al Sharpton Just Pick The Next Attorney General?

    11/07/2014 7:12:43 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2014 | Patrick Howley
    An MSNBC host may have just chosen the next attorney general of the United States. President Obama is expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as attorney general of the United States, just two days after Obama’s post-election meeting with Al Sharpton and weeks after Lynch’s own meeting with Sharpton. Lynch met with Sharpton and Esaw Garner, the wife of a New York City brutality victim, in Lynch’s Brooklyn office on August 21, 2014.
  • Obama Picks U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn to Replace Holder

    11/07/2014 6:26:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 7, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The White House announced this evening that President Obama will formally announce on Saturday his pick to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. “Tomorrow, the President will announce his intent to nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to be the Attorney General of the United States,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. “The President will make the announcement in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, and will be joined by Attorney General Holder and Ms. Lynch.” “Ms. Lynch is a strong, independent prosecutor who has twice led one of the most important U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the...
  • Scandal-Ridden Alejandro Mayorkas Now Contender to Replace Holder: Same Old Same old

    11/06/2014 9:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ian Smith
    This week the New York Post [1] reported that Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has emerged as a leading contender for the top spot at DOJ. The race to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has included the controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and like Perez, MayorkasÂ’ tenure in the federal government is filled with a considerable amount of ethics-defying shadiness.Prior to taking his current position as the number two man at DHS, Mayorkas was head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is mandated to administer the biggest immigration system in the world...
  • AUDIO: What Sharyl Attkisson says about Congressional oversight will sober celebratory Republicans

    11/06/2014 8:36:37 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 9 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-11-06 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In response to a question about information likely to leave the Department of Justice with Eric Holder when the attorney general steps down, and whether Congress or the media will be able to uncover information heretofore withheld by Holder and his colleagues, Attkisson told us: Congress has gotten in some respects like some in the media, where according to members themselves and their staff, there is not the appetite to do the hard-nosed investigations and oversight that they used to do.
  • Eric Holder Blasts Darrell Issa And His 'Idiot Cronies' For Fast And Furious Probe, Emails Show

    11/05/2014 7:42:10 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-5-2014 | Shadee Ashtari
    Attorney General Eric Holder criticized Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) years-long congressional probe into "Operation Fast and Furious" as little more than an effort to "suck up to the gun lobby," according to internal emails released Monday. "Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country," Holder wrote to members of his staff in April 2011, after Issa threatened to subpoena a Federal Firearms Licensee witness to testify on the investigation. “All they want to do -- in reality -- is...
  • IRS Admits To Court They Never Even Looked for Lois Lerner E-Mails…

    11/05/2014 5:43:48 PM PST · by combat_boots · 31 replies
    The Conseervative Treehouse ^ | 11/5/2014 | Sundance
    All of this, ALL OF THIS, is to avoid sunlight upon the reality it was the DOJ who initiated the targeting scheme, and used the IRS to get it done. In addition the White House fully knew what Eric Holder was doing. (Via Judicial Watch) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted to the court that it failed to search any of the IRS standard computer systems for the “missing” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. The admission appears in an IRS legal brief opposing the Judicial Watch request that a federal court...
  • Document dump shows State had a hand in 'Fast and Furious' redactions

    11/05/2014 12:39:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    examiner ^ | 11/5/14 | David Codrea
    With the media and engaged citizens focused on critical mid-term elections, the Department of Justice turned over 64,000 pages of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that it had previously claimed executive privilege for, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Responsibility announced Tuesday. Per the committee release, the production of the documents, compelled by court order, is further evidence the administration had no legitimate reasons for withholding them in the first place consistent with the purposes behind executive privilege, and their withholding was part of a continued effort to avoid disclosures “that embarrass or otherwise implicate senior Obama...