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  • The Politics of Personal Distraction

    04/13/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    If you’ve ever engaged in a debate with a progressive, you know first-hand the definition of futility. After a few minutes, they run out of whatever talking points they just read in Mother Jones or Salon, and out come the names. It used to take longer – there were even reported cases of debates reaching double-digits in minutes before the expletives and personal attacks began. Cries of racism/sexism/homophobia used to be where Democrats ended up in a debate. Now, it’s where they start. What once was simply the last arrow in their quiver has turned into their favorite. Now, the...
  • Holder claims "vast amount" of discretion in enforcing federal laws

    04/08/2014 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he has a “vast amount” of discretion in how the Justice Department prosecutes the laws that are on the books.
  • Democrats Face Perils of Controversial Nominees in ‘Post-Nuclear’ Senate

    03/06/2014 4:03:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 5, 2014 | Meredith Shiner and Humberto Sanchez
    Not even Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. could convince an in-cycle Senate Democrat from his home state to switch his vote and support embattled Department of Justice nominee Debo P. Adegbile. In the view of Democratic optimists, Biden had made a rare and impromptu appearance at the Capitol on Wednesday to cast a potential tie-breaking vote for Adegbile. But in reality, Biden served as the last-ditch salesman from the administration, futilely chatting up members such as Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., inside the Senate chamber. Coons was one of seven Democrats to join Republicans to block Adegbile from being the...
  • Justice Department to give married same-sex couples equal protection

    02/08/2014 2:10:00 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 8, | By Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department on Monday will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers. In a new policy memo, the department will spell out the rights of same-sex couples, including the right to decline to give testimony that might incriminate their spouses, even if their marriages are not recognized in the state where the couple lives. ... “This means that, in every courthouse, in...
  • Auto Trade Group Caves To Obama Race-Mongers

    02/07/2014 5:06:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Like mortgage lenders, the auto industry is inoculating itself against trumped-up racism charges by adjusting the way it prices loans. Eric Holder's witch hunt is spreading — and doing lasting damage. On Friday, the National Automobile Dealers Association issued new "fair credit" guidelines to protect the 16,000 car dealers it represents from discrimination lawsuits filed by the Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agencies have teamed up to frame car lenders as bigots after successfully framing home lenders. "Fulfilling these goals is particularly important in light of recent allegations," NADA said in a memo to members....
  • Justice Dept. Lawyer Karla Dobinski’s Misconduct Sends Cops to Prison (liberal/gay activist)

    09/19/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 18, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    What does it take for an employee to get fired in Eric Holder’s Justice Department Civil Rights Division? Certainly perjury doesn’t do it. Neither does using a government credit card to book airfare for romantic liaisons with a Miami girlfriend — that just gets you a nice buyout. Want to use civil rights laws to protect only black victims of discrimination? Ho hum. The culture of lawlessness is so pervasive at the Civil Rights Division that a former Voting Section chief felt comfortable telephoning current DOJ employees and suggesting they turn over confidential memos … because they were worth cash...
  • Let’s prosecute some prosecutors

    09/16/2013 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 18 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/16/2013 | John R. Smith
    It’s time to put the brakes on one of the most egregious examples of just how evil government can become in asserting its power over the people. It’s time to curb the excesses of over-zealous prosecutors who are turning poor decisions by individuals into criminal acts. Too often, they convert simple negligence or civil blunders into crimes. It’s a far-left concept: “Somebody” must be held responsible for every bad thing that happens. Two over-the-top final straws were recently heaped onto the camel’s back in America and Italy. Get this: Italian prosecutors convinced a court to convict six scientists for manslaughter...
  • The Justice Department Should Leave Zimmerman Alone

    07/17/2013 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Bob Barr
    They’re at it again. The U.S. Department of Justice is getting set to meddle in a local criminal matter. The office of the Attorney General of the United States was created in 1789, but it was not until nearly one century later, in 1870, that the federal Department of Justice was formally established. In the decades since, as the federal government has grown from one of limited and focused powers, to a leviathan reaching into virtually every aspect of our lives and businesses, the Justice Department has increased in size, scope and power accordingly. Much of the work in which...
  • It's Time for President Obama to Live Up To His Race-Uniting Promise

    07/16/2013 3:42:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    On the heels of the George Zimmerman verdict, when this nation deeply needs a tense situation defused and soothing, reassuring words of racial unity, the President and attorney general give us just the opposite. We desperately need to strive for racial harmony and unity, but our task is exceedingly more difficult when President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder repeatedly invoke race and stir racial tensions. Trayvon Martin's death was terribly tragic, but Obama's and Holder's racially charged statements (and sometimes actions) are damaging. Even if Obama hadn't promised to be a uniter, he'd have a duty, as do all...
  • Judicial Watch: DOJ Documents reveal Justice Department Organized Trevon Martin Protests

    07/11/2013 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Posted by Judicial Watch, July 10, 2013 http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/documents-obtained-by-judicial-watch-detail-role-of-justice-department-in-organizing-trayvon-martin-protests/ Document: DOJ Community Relations Service was deployed to Sanford, FL, “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old African American male.”Washington, D.C. – Judicial Watch announced today that has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.JW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested...
  • Political Right Must Summon Moral Courage to Fight Back

    06/28/2013 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The totalitarian political left proves every day its relentless determination to complete President Obama's stated goal of fundamentally transforming this country. The political right can either wake up to this reality and unite in promoting a better vision or stand by and watch its children's future disintegrate. The left criticizes the right for its alleged partisanship, extremism, intolerance and angst, when the left dwarfs the right in all these characteristics. Contrary to leftist propaganda, mainstream conservatives haven't grown more strident or extreme -- unless you define extremists as those who are valiantly trying to preserve America's greatness and prevent the...
  • DOJ: Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Could Violate Law

    06/05/2013 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. attorney in Tennessee said that it's possible that some inflammatory criticism of Muslims posted on social networking sites could violate federal civil rights laws. “We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected,” U.S. attorney Bill Killian told the Tullahoma News last week. “This is also to inform the public about what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.” Killian, along with an FBI agent, are expected to attend a meeting Tuesday in Manchester, Tenn. hosted by a local Muslim group to...
  • Deadline set for James Cole to detail Eric Holder’s recusal (No Response from Justice)

    06/02/2013 7:43:28 AM PDT · by BushCountry · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 30, 2013 | Jerry Seper
    In their letter, Mr. Goodlatte and Mr. Sensenbrenner asked Mr. Cole to document what day Mr. Holder had recused himself from the investigation; to explain how Mr. Cole learned of the recusal; to say whether Mr. Holder had specifically told Mr. Cole of his intent to recuse himself from the inquiry; and to say whether the recusal was made in writing or memorialized in any manner.
  • Gibson Guitar and the Politics of Persecution (of Obama's enemies)

    05/29/2013 9:41:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 29, 2013 | Michael Volpe
    The highly publicized 2011 raid by FBI agents of a plant owned by Gibson Guitar is beginning to look more and more like another outgrowth of the Obama administration’s crackdown on citizens considered to be political “enemies.” By now it is well known that the Obama IRS has been persecuting individuals affiliated with the Tea Party and even religious organizations through audits, federal agency investigations and the denial of the right to form non-profit groups. The Obama Justice Department, too, has engaged in unprecedented seizing of communication records of journalists, including Fox News’s James Rosen, whom the administration has threatened...
  • Claim: Holder "Beginning To Feel A Creeping Sense Of Personal Remorse"

    05/29/2013 3:35:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 29,2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, is "beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse." The feelings of "remorse" began for Holder after he read an article in the Washington Post about how the Justice Department, which he heads, investigated Fox News reporter James Rosen.
  • A Rare Peek Into A Justice Department Leak Probe

    05/20/2013 8:09:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 20,2013 | Ann E. Marimow
    When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.
  • This Is No Ordinary Scandal

    05/17/2013 3:27:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | May 17,2013 | Peggy Noonan
    We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what they're seeing.
  • The Rewards of Loyalty

    05/14/2013 9:56:25 AM PDT · by Noremac · 5 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    It is my opinion that the Associated Press has been, in the most general sense, a reliable partner to the political establishment for many years. They have stepped outside the bounds of objective journalism and far too consistantly, injected the narratives of the socialist / fascist agenda into their reports on any number of issues.  Much of the reporting has had the effect of bolstering the Obama regime as it moves from one violation of the Constitution to another. Their reward for this loyal support?  Well, how about I let the Associated Press themselves, tell you? The Justice Department secretly...
  • Govt. Misuse - CA Justice Dept. Helicopter Used for Football Drop at High School Homecoming Game

    02/02/2013 7:35:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Mike Luery
    Justice Dept. chopper used for football drop at HS homecoming • State agents investigate apparent unauthorized use of police helicopter SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —California taxpayers shelled out hundreds of dollars for the apparent unauthorized use of a police helicopter at a high school football game. The helicopter incident involved a high school homecoming event that top law enforcement supervisors at the Department of Justice knew nothing about, KCRA 3 has learned. The incident took place last November, when a DOJ helicopter hovered over El Dorado Hills for a homecoming game at Oak Ridge High School. In a video later uploaded...
  • Who Will Pardon the Pardoner?

    12/20/2012 4:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    If there is one virtue voters had every reason to expect from Barack Obama, it is a strong sense of social justice. Yet somehow the one-time community organizer has dropped that ball when it comes to the exercise of his constitutional power to pardon individuals who have committed federal offenses. With only one sentence commutation and 22 pardons (for offenders who served their time), Obama has the lowest pardon rate of any modern president. This week Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz informed the Department of Justice that the president's pardon attorney, Ronald Rodgers, withheld information that could have led to...
  • Voter Fraud Is the Way to America's Destruction

    10/16/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Does voter fraud actually exist? If you ask members of the Obama administration, Democratic lawmakers or the left-leaning media, they often argue it's a myth concocted by Republicans to suppress Democratic turnout. Even U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called voter fraud "a problem that does not really exist." But what you won't see in most of the nation's headlines is the series of explosive investigations by patriot James O'Keefe and his nonprofit, Project Veritas. In stunning video footage (called "DNC Staffer Assists Double Voting In Support of Obama" on YouTube), a top Obama campaign worker gleefully helps an undercover...
  • 'Fast and Furious' Whitewash by Justice Department

    09/25/2012 3:32:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Sometimes, as the saying goes, the truth really is stranger than fiction. There may have been some wild plotlines on "Walker, Texas Ranger," but there was nothing that compares to the scandal surrounding "Fast and Furious" -- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that resulted in the loss of a distinguished Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. The congressional investigation into "Fast and Furious" has been going on for more than a year, but it was stonewalled by Attorney General Eric Holder, who instead opened an internal investigation by the Department of Justice's inspector general. Tens of thousands...
  • Justice Department Used Enemies List to Attack Critics Like Me

    09/23/2012 12:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Heritage Foundation's The Foundry ^ | September 22, 2012 | Hans von Spakovsky
    It’s an odd feeling to see your name on the list of individuals targeted by the Justice Department. Especially when you used to work there. The DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs appears to have enlisted Media Matters to serve as its unofficial PR wing — the one responsible for running smear campaigns too dirty for the department to risk leaving fingerprints. Media Matters is, of course, a far-left advocacy group that masquerades as a nonpartisan truth-teller and media watchdog. I am not sure whether to feel honored that my critical reporting on the Justice Department’s misdeeds and rank politicalization attracted...
  • A Fine for Doing Good

    09/17/2012 6:00:12 AM PDT · by Pontiac
    WSJ On-Line ^ | September 16, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    In a complaint filed Wednesday and settled the same day, Justice claimed that California-based Luther Burbank Savings violated the 1968 Fair Housing Act and 1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act by setting a policy that had a "disparate impact" on minorities. Between 2006 and mid-2011, 5.2% of Luther's single-family residential mortgage loans went to African-Americans and Hispanics, compared to an average of 41.7% for other lenders in the area. The complaint doesn't cite evidence of intentional discrimination because there wasn't any.
  • Where is the Republican Outrage over Fast and Furious?

    09/09/2012 4:31:36 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 10 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-09 13:58:09 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:President Obama may have invoked executive privilege to blunt Congressional efforts to learn the truth regarding his administration's Operation Fast and Furious, which put weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, but it didn't stop authorities south of the border from apprehending a killer.Jesus Leonel Sanchez is one of five men accused in the shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in the bleak Arizona desert on a cold December night in 2010. Two weapons recovered at the murder scene were later traced to the Justice Department's deadly gunrunning operation.Robert Heyer, Terry's cousin and the...
  • Holder Justice Department Recruits Dwarfs, Schizophrenics and the Intellectually Disabled

    08/22/2012 1:59:34 PM PDT · by wildbill · 42 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | 8/22/2012 | Christian Adams
    The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have “psychiatric disabilities” or “severe intellectual disabilities.” On May 31, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these “targeted disabilities.” This DOJ policy does not merely involve prohibitions against discrimination, but rather the documents reveal deliberate recruitment efforts to hire as attorneys and staff for the Department of Justice people suffering from psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities. Moreover, applicants can “self-identify” their disability by means of the “Standard Form 256, Self...
  • Suing the Contemptible Holder

    08/15/2012 10:49:24 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 3 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-13 19:24:28 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Republicans have cornered the market on compassion - the real and not politically contrived variety. Monday, House Republicans petitioned a federal court to uphold their subpoena requiring that the Justice Department turn over documents pertaining to the sale of weapons to Mexico's deadly drug cartels by the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives.In doing so, the House GOP speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves: The hundreds of innocent souls killed because of a cynical program designed to gin up gun violence south of the border as a pretext for enacting more stringent gun legislation here...
  • Justice Department investigates Las Vegas Sands Corp. [Obamugabe attacks Republican donor]

    08/06/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/6/12
    The Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke federal law by failing to report millions of dollars of potentially laundered money transferred to its casinos by two high-rolling Las Vegas gamblers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Panthergate ACTION

    07/31/2012 12:04:14 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 6 replies
    the email suggetion ive offered to Candidate Romney RE the PANTHERGATE PROBLEM I understand that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party Your Campaign can bring this front and center and save the nation from the grasp of these thugs Thank you, your name here not CNN nor CBS...nor any of the other media outlets can ignore CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING DOLLARS....and will be forced to run whatever material is in ADVERTISING for the ROMNEY CAMPAIGN AN EXPOSE of PANTHERGATE..IN ANY CAMPAIGN AD could well turn the tables on...
  • Morning Bell: Justice Department Blocks Voter ID at Every Turn

    07/27/2012 10:53:45 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | July 27, 2012 at 9:19 am | Amy Payne
    People seemingly voting after they’ve been dead for years. Drug kingpins buying votes from poor people to sway elections. Non-citizens being bussed to the polls and coached on how to vote. Stories of voting fraud are shocking, and states have been taking action to make sure that elections are secure. But the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, has blocked states at almost every turn. This is the same Justice Department that stopped a non-partisan election reform by arguing that if party affiliation were removed from a ballot, African-American voters wouldn’t be able to identify and vote for...
  • Fast and Furious Noose Tightens Around Justice Department

    06/29/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 29, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Explosive reports are now surfacing that Justice Department officials clearly knew about the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” tactic, in which the federal government — actually, a task force comprised of Justice Department agencies and led by ATF, a Justice Department agency — allowed upwards of 1400 illegally purchased firearms to be routed to violent Mexican drug gangs. This recklessness led, quite foreseeably, to the murder of at least one federal agent, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and probably a second, Homeland Security Agent Jaime Zapata. There are reportedly also scores of victims in Mexico. The reports, including this one from...
  • Mole helps Rep. Issa whack Justice Dept.

    06/07/2012 12:38:42 PM PDT · by hope · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/7/12 | Jordy Yager
    With the help of a mole, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has turned the tables on Attorney General Eric Holder. Issa has long been exasperated with Holder, claiming that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been withholding information on a controversial gun-running operation. But through an anonymous source, Issa has obtained information about the initiative that is under a federal court-ordered seal. Giving such information out is a federal crime, raising the question of whether the Justice Department will seek to prosecute what Republicans are calling a whistleblower.
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Lawyer Forcing Florida to Keep Foreigners on the Voter Rolls

    06/01/2012 1:46:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 1, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday, Eric Holder’s Voting Section ordered Florida to stop purging foreigners from the voter rolls. Two weeks ago, Florida found 53,000 dead voters registered to vote. Florida has also found non-citizens on the voter rolls and Secretary of State Ken Detzner has started the process of removing them. Not so fast, says Eric Holder’s DOJ. In a letter to Detzner, the DOJ says to stop removing foreigners from the rolls. The Voting Section makes a dubious argument under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, a law the Obama administration has refused to enforce because of ideological opposition. The...
  • The Vote Fraud Deniers

    05/21/2012 3:25:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21, 2012 | Thomas R. Spencer
    Election integrity falls off the map under Eric Holder. On October 9, 2011, a New York Times headline read: “The Myth of Vote Fraud.” According to the editorial board, the wave of new laws passed in 19 states, designed to fight fraud at the ballot box, was merely another Republican retro-stunt to keep minorities from voting. Immediately, Democrats adopted the headline as a great election tactic. So it was no coincidence that in preparation for the 2012 election the NAACP announced that there is no vote fraud in America. It petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council — composed of...
  • GOP hits Holder on 'Fast and Furious,' pushes ban on Justice lying to Congress

    05/09/2012 6:42:49 PM PDT · by nakutny · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/9/2012 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    House Republicans on Wednesday presented an amendment to a Department of Justice spending bill that would prevent Justice from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. The bill, which is likely to pass, was presented by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and supported by several other Republicans who are outraged over a February 2011 letter from the department that denied any involvement in a gun-walking program.... On Tuesday night, the House voted to strip $1 million in funding from Justice in response to the Fast and Furious scandal.
  • Justice Department Working With Radical Leftist Groups to Steal Elections

    04/28/2012 1:12:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    HOUSTON, TX- Judicial Watch is the largest non-profit government watchdog group in the country with a mission dedicated to prosecuting corruption. Headed by President Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch is armed and ready for election 2012 and the upcoming battle against voter fraud. Since the Obama administration came to power in 2009, Judicial Watch has filed more than 300 Freedom of Information Act requests with the Obama Administration. “It’s about time they are afraid of us,” Fitton said. “We just seek to enforce the law.” The Obama administration is no stranger to scandals; Fast and Furious, Solyndra, GSA, Secret Service, Black...
  • Holder Meets Sharpton

    04/16/2012 5:42:15 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | APRIL 14, 2012 4:00 A.M. | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    This week, our esteemed attorney general canoodled with Reverend Al at the annual convention of the “National Action Network,” home base for the infamous huckster (that would be Sharpton, not Holder — sorry for any confusion). It is difficult to imagine another attorney general in American history sucking up to such a race-mongering charlatan. The Sharpton record was succinctly catalogued on the Corner by Victor Davis Hanson: inciting murderous riots; slandering Jews, Mormons, and homosexuals; libeling a state prosecutor in the course of championing Tawana Brawley’s fabrication of a racial “hate crime.” Yet there was Holder, ladling cringe-making praise on...
  • Holder Meets Sharpton

    04/16/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | APRIL 14, 2012 4:00 A.M. | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    This week, our esteemed attorney general canoodled with Reverend Al at the annual convention of the “National Action Network,” home base for the infamous huckster (that would be Sharpton, not Holder — sorry for any confusion). It is difficult to imagine another attorney general in American history sucking up to such a race-mongering charlatan. The Sharpton record was succinctly catalogued on the Corner by Victor Davis Hanson: inciting murderous riots; slandering Jews, Mormons, and homosexuals; libeling a state prosecutor in the course of championing Tawana Brawley’s fabrication of a racial “hate crime.” Yet there was Holder, ladling cringe-making praise on...
  • DOJ 'peacemakers' helped Sanford stay cool amid rising tensions

    04/15/2012 9:36:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 75 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Arelis R. Hernández
    When racial tensions flared in Sanford, a league of secretive peacemakers reached out to the city's spiritual and civic leaders to help cool heated emotions after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February. When civil-rights organizers wanted to demonstrate, these federal workers taught them how to peacefully manage crowds. They even arranged a police escort for college students to ensure safe passage for their 40-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford to demand justice. As national figures and sign-waving protesters grabbed the spotlight after Trayvon's death, federal workers from a little-known branch of the Department of Justice labored...
  • Like Two Peas In A Pod

    04/11/2012 2:01:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 11,2012 | annem040359
    Today, at the National Action Network or NAN, United States of America Justice Department Eric Holder praised left-wing activist Al Sharpton during the of the convention. Mr. Holder has made it known that the Justice Department is doing a thorough investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in FL. No surprised that Mr. Holder would put a “good word in” for Mr. Sharpton by saying that of expressing “thanks” for his “partnership, friendship, and tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, and to stnad up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must...
  • Eric Holder’s Travesty of Justice

    03/16/2012 9:12:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 16, 2012 | Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — By now, we are used to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s nonsensical testimony to Congress. Holder testified that he opposed Arizona’s illegal immigration legislation but had not read the new law. Holder testified that he believes the CIA’s enhanced interrogation methods such as waterboarding constitute “torture,” but he said he had not read the classified reports detailing what those techniques entail. After reopening Justice Department investigations into the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation, Holder said that he had not read the memos of his own department’s lawyers explaining why no criminal laws had...
  • Holder's Department of Injustice

    03/14/2012 10:15:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 14, 2012 | Lee A. Heilig
    The ruling against the new Texas voting requirements law by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comes as no surprise to any who have been following the behavior of the Department of Justice's top official. A Monday (3/12/2012) report from The Washington Post, "DoJ Bars Texas Voter ID Law," is thoroughly consistent with a similar decree issued by the Department of Justice against a state law in South Carolina. In both states, their respective legislatures and governors had passed laws which required voters to present a state-recognized picture voter identification card in advance of voting. The card could be in the...
  • Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law

    03/12/2012 10:52:49 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/12 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot out of concerns it could harm some Hispanic voters who lack such identification. The state law approved in May 2011 required voters to show government-issued photo identification, which could include a driver's license, a military identification card, a birth certificate with a photo, a current U.S. passport, or a concealed handgun permit. The Justice Department said that data from Texas showed that almost 11 percent of Hispanic voters, just over 300,000, did not have a driver's...
  • Infinite Affirmative Action?

    03/06/2012 9:47:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | March 6, 2012 | John Fund
    In Eric Holder’s world, the need for racial preferences will never end. Later this year, the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of the use of racial preferences in college admissions in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. The battle lines will once again be drawn over the meaning of the equal-protection provisions of the Constitution. So it’s noteworthy that Attorney General Eric Holder has just made it clear he’s never bumped into a racial preference he didn’t like, and that he sees no time limit on such policies. Last month, in an appearance at Columbia University, his...
  • Attorney questions promotion of terrorist defender to head of Gitmo policy at Justice

    03/04/2012 2:50:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    A former Justice Department attorney who blew the whistle on his department's policies is now questioning the promotion of a former defense attorney for an American terrorist to the No. 3 spot at the Justice Department -- specifically charged with crafting U.S. policy on Guantanamo detainees. J. Christian Adams, once an elections lawyer who accused the Justice Department of racial bias in its decision to not prosecute a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party, said Tony West's promotion from assistant attorney general for the Civil Division to acting associate attorney general is one more step toward letting...
  • Criminal Rot Spreads Through Justice Department

    02/02/2012 11:13:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 2, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    There seems to be a pattern emerging in the Holder Justice Department: DOJ employees committing crimes and very little seems to happen to them. I’m not just talking about the questionable testimony under oath of Attorney General Eric Holder or Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez. I’m talking about theft, graft, child porn, bribery, and perjury. The fact that very little ever seems to happen to DOJ officials who purportedly commit the crimes tells you a great deal about the leadership of the Obama DOJ. Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller has this explosive story on DOJ officials taking bribes...
  • Medicare fraud strike force nabs La. company

    01/17/2012 6:16:33 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 5 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-16-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) says an investigation by the Medicare Strike Force involving the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the FBI and the Louisiana State Attorney General's Office, resulted in two Baton Rouge residents pleading guilty for their role in a $21 million Medicare fraud plot. Henry Jones, the owner of four durable medical equipment (DME) companies, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady in the Middle District of Louisiana ...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

    12/07/2011 1:11:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Sharyl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • Department of Justice Challenges South Carolina's Immigration Law

    11/01/2011 4:49:57 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 6 replies
    Justice News ^ | October 31, 2001 | Department of Justice
    Department of Justice Challenges South Carolina's Immigration Law: Complaint Cites Conflict with Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice challenged South Carolina’s recently passed immigration law, Act No. 69, in federal court today. In a complaint, filed in the District of South Carolina, the department states that certain provisions of Act No. 69, as enacted by the state on June 27, 2011, are unconstitutional and interfere with the federal government’s authority to set and enforce immigration policy, explaining that “the Constitution and federal law do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local...
  • (RECIPE) How Good is a $16 Muffin? Find Out for Yourself (Government Spending Gone Crazy!)

    10/20/2011 6:52:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 27, 2011 | J.M. HIRSCH
    We had to know: What sort of muffin could we bake if we spent $16 a pop? How good is a $16 muffin? Find out for yourself Last week's news that the government supposedly paid $16 apiece for breakfast muffins at a Justice Department conference set off critics of government spending. Hilton Worldwide, the hotel company that hosted the 2009 confab in Washington, disputes the accuracy of the claim in a report by the Justice Department's inspector general. The hotel called it an accounting thing, explaining that the price included various drinks and gratuity charges, in addition to the muffins....