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  • Obama's #BigBlockOfCheeseDay: A Totally Processed Cheese Food Product

    01/30/2014 8:56:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-30-2014 | MOTUS
    I hope you took advantage of yesterday’s West Wing #BigBlockOfCheeseDay. Everyone around here sure did. Cheesehead Czars and staff hard at work answering Twitter questions on #BigBlockOfCheeseDay We got lots of good questions tweeted to us: So I guess if you pay a guy$10.10/hr to drop fries at McDonalds he’ll make those fries cook faster. Yep, those look golden, brown and delicious to me! Serve ‘em up Jose! How funny is it that? Secretary Foxx  is working on paths for wolves to cross the road? There’s a fox-in-the-hen-house joke in there somewhere. Or at least a quip about “sheep in...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot And Killed

    07/24/2009 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 53 replies · 1,605+ views
    San Diego 6 (The CW) ^ | July 24, 2009
    CAMPO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in Campo near the border with Baja California Thursday night. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. near the border on Shockey Truck Trail southeast of the San Diego Sheriff Department's Campo substation. Four engines, paramedics, and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the area, but the agent was declared dead at the scene, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Police report that the victim was shot in the head.
  • DOJ Forces College Menu Change: Food Allergy is a Disability

    10/17/2013 12:05:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2013
    In one of the more outrageous moves by the Justice Department’s bloated civil rights division, a private college was strong armed into a legal settlement in which it agreed that food allergies are a disability under federal law. The story got little coverage as the Department of Justice (DOJ) quietly persuaded the Massachusetts College, Lesley University, to change its campus menu and serve certain foods to accommodate students with allergies. The preposterous case was brought to Judicial Watch’s attention by Robert Popper, who at the time was a Deputy Chief at the DOJ’s Voting Section. Popper, an esteemed attorney, currently...
  • Assembly leader dated figure in funeral scandal

    10/10/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 21 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10/9/13 | Lance Williams
    For more than a year, Assembly Speaker John Pérez dated a Hollywood funeral director who faces fraud allegations in one of the biggest financial scandals to rock the U.S. funeral industry. During their relationship, Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat, mixed political business with his personal life in ways that showed poor judgment, ethics experts say. A Pérez spokesman said the lawmaker conducted himself appropriately during a casual dating relationship. Tyler Cassity, proprietor of a boutique cemetery called Hollywood Forever as well as a Mill Valley cemetery, and defendant in a $600 million fraud lawsuit in his native Missouri, accompanied Pérez...
  • Senate confirms all five NLRB members

    07/30/2013 4:11:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2013 | Ramsey Cox
    After a contentious fight over some of President Obama’s nominees, the Senate confirmed five members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On Tuesday, the Senate voted to clear all five nominees — Harry Johnson III, Philip Miscimarra, Nancy Schiffer, Kent Hirozawa and Mark Pearce. Republicans agreed to hold up-or-down votes on the NLRB nominees as part of a deal to avoid Senate rule changes limiting the minority's right to filibuster executive branch nominations. Two of the NLRB nominees confirmed were GOP picks — Johnson and Miscimarra — and Schiffer, Hirozawa and Pearce were Obama's nominees. As part of the...
  • Unions by another name? Lawmakers question rise of 'worker centers'

    07/27/2013 9:21:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    fox ^ | 7-27-13 | Mike Emanuel
    Roughly 200 so-called "worker centers" across the country are representing employees who work in everything from the fast-food industry to the taxi business. But some key Republican lawmakers are asking if those centers are actually acting more like labor unions. The concern is that the rise of these groups has become a way around the rules that govern bona-fide unions -- like requirements to submit financial filings to the feds every year. House education committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., sent a letter this week to newly confirmed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez requesting that he clarify...
  • Voters to Choose between Vidak and Perez in 16th Senate District

    Voters in four counties will be going back to the polls Tuesday to finally settle the contentious and closely watched 16th Senate District special election battle. They're choosing between Republican farmer Andy Vidak and Democrat Leticia Perez, a Kern County supervisor, to replace former state Sen. Michael Rubio, who resigned in February to take a job with Chevron. Print Only 115 votes kept Vidak from winning the seat outright in the May primary election. In fact, Perez conceded the race the day after Election Day.
  • This Very Well Could Be The Worst Thing The Obama Regime Has Done

    07/18/2013 1:03:10 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 75 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 7-17-2013 | MacAoidh
    Absolutely beyond belief. They have nothing to work with after a year of the FBI digging in an effort to find something with which they can work to bring a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, so… On Monday afternoon, the US Department of Justice appealed to civil rights groups and the general public across the country for “tips” on George Zimmerman in their pursuit of potential federal civil rights charges against the just-acquitted defendant in the Trayvon Martin killing. The DOJ actually went so far as to set up an e-mail address to allow such tips: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov. The email...
  • Treasury Targets Major Money Laundering Network Operating Out of Colombia

    07/10/2013 1:56:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl2002.aspx Treasury Targets Major Money Laundering Network Operating Out of Colombia 7/9/2013 Trade Based Money Laundering Network Supported Narcotics Traffickers Ayman Joumaa and Evaristo Linares Castillo WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of Colombian nationals Isaac Perez Guberek Ravinovicz and his son, Henry Guberek Grimberg, as well as 29 other individuals and entities, including companies located in Colombia, Panama, and Israel, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs). These 31 individuals and entities together form a money laundering network responsible for laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in...
  • Justice for Trayvon, Race-Hustler Style

    06/27/2013 5:36:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 27, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Right now, hanging on the door of a federal employee’s office in the Department of Justice Voting Section is a sign expressing racial solidarity with Trayvon Martin. What this has to do with the Department of Justice is perhaps a mystery, but not to me. One might ponder why the Justice Department Civil Rights Division rushed to Florida in the first place and took sides once the racial furnace was sufficiently stoked. When Eric Holder’s old pal from D.C. (and a Philadelphia court case), New Black Panther chieftain Malik Zulu Shabazz, called for a 10,000 strong black-male mob to seize...
  • More Justice Department Chicanery: Thomas Perez and ‘Disparate Impact’

    06/01/2013 10:03:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 1, 2013 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The cabinet nominee fought to keep the Supreme Court from reviewing his preferred extortion technique. One of the administration’s favorite legal theories, “disparate impact,” may get taken up again by the Supreme Court. Will the administration try to engineer some kind of payoff to take the issue away from the Court — again? In June 2012, the town of Mount Holly, N.J., petitioned the Supreme Court to review the legitimacy of racial discrimination claims premised solely on a disparate impact theory under the Fair Housing Act. Under this theory, a policy — such as requiring high credit scores for loans...
  • Oakland A’s robbed of homer by umpire incompetence (Angel Hernandez)

    05/09/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-9-2013 | Stuart Dezenhall
    In last night’s Athletics-Indians game, the A’s trailed by one run with two outs in the ninth inning. Up came shortstop Adam Rosales to face Indians closer Chris Perez. On a 1-1 pitch, Rosales blasted a 93 mile per hour fastball to left center field for a game tying home run. Only the umps didn’t see it that way. They ruled the ball had hit the outfield wall, giving Rosales a double. After a brief protest from A’s manager Bob Melvin, the umpire crew headed for the replay room to make sure of their call. Replays definitively showed the ball...
  • Tom Perez and More Justice Department Lies

    05/08/2013 2:50:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 8, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    The Department of Justice under Eric Holder can’t seem to help itself. Truth and candor have gone extinct. The latest lie involving the nomination of Thomas Perez to be Labor secretary is found in today’s Washington Post. Naturally, the compliant reporter, Josh Hicks, appears to make no effort to challenge the lie, and probably never will. This latest lie about Perez revolves around his illegal use of his personal Verizon email account to conduct Justice Department business at his Takoma Park, Maryland, home. I testified to the House Judiciary Committee last month that when he was confronted with the question...
  • Justice Department Failure: Suit Filed Over DOJ Refusal to Clean Up Voter Rolls

    04/30/2013 1:05:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 30, 2013 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Two Mississippi counties have more eligible voters than residents. The American Civil Rights Union wants local election officials to clean up voter rolls in Mississippi. Last Friday, the group filed suit against two counties that have more registered voters than the Census says they have voting-eligible citizens. The ACRU is stepping into the breach left by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. Under Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez (now nominated to head the U.S. Department of Labor), the division has refused to enforce Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, also known as the Motor Voter...
  • Republicans: Nominee's hearing delayed by whistleblower

    04/24/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2013 | Vicki Needham
    Senate Republicans say Democrats postponed a vote on President Obama's nominee for Labor secretary after they learned that a whistleblower related to a questionable case was invited to testify at a Thursday hearing. Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson, a member of the panel, had asked Frederick Newell to discuss the involvement of Thomas Perez and the Justice Department in the disposition of several housing discrimination cases in St. Paul, Minn. Republicans argue that Newell's testimony could have contradicted statements made by Perez, as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, at his confirmation hearing last week, an aide told The...
  • Labor secretary nominee accused of cutting 'secret deal,' costing taxpayers up to $200M

    04/16/2013 11:01:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2013
    Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez cut a "secret deal behind closed doors" with leaders of a Minnesota city, persuading them to drop a contentious lawsuit in exchange for the Justice Department staying out of whistleblower cases brought against the city, according to a congressional Republican report. The "quid pro quo," according to the report, potentially cost taxpayers as much as $200 million. ... Both cases involved the city of St. Paul.
  • St. Paul housing dispute raised in fight over labor secretary

    04/16/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni
    pioneer press ^ | 4-15-13 | frederick melo
    A group of congressional Republican lawmakers say the way President Barack Obama's labor secretary nominee handled three housing discrimination lawsuits against the city of St. Paul should be enough to block his confirmation. The central case, Magner v. Gallagher, involved St. Paul landlords who claimed that the city overreached with its strict housing inspections, which had the serious consequence of reducing the amount of affordable housing available to racial minorities. St. Paul officials, congressional Democrats and the Justice Department are dismissing the GOP's latest claims as politics as usual, but a 63-page report issued Sunday is certain to amplify discussions...
  • Justice attorneys wary of Perez’s nomination for Labor, cite ‘most devastating indictment’

    03/25/2013 9:32:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2013 | Jerry Seper
    Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez's nomination by President Obama as labor secretary has been met with criticism from Republicans and widespread concern among current and former Justice Department attorneys who question whether the Civil Rights Division chief is qualified for the post. "People should be raising serious questions about this nomination," said Hans von Spakovsky, a veteran Justice Department lawyer who formerly served as counsel to the division. "This is a man who misled both Congress and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. "He was the focus last week of the most devastating indictment of a federal government agency...
  • Perez Group Gave Immigrants ‘Don’t Snitch’ Advice for Raids

    03/22/2013 5:58:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/22/13 | Katrina Trinko
    President Obama’s labor-secretary nominee Tom Perez has a long association with CASA of Maryland, a group that serves immigrants and runs day-laborer centers. Perez was on CASA’s board from 1995 to 2002, and while it doesn’t appear he’s had any official ties since then, as a Montgomery County Council member Perez promoted a day-laborer site that was ultimately run by CASA. An example of CASA’s attention to illegal immigrants can be found in a booklet that was updated in 2008. The booklet, which can be viewed on CASA’s website here,
  • Expose and Oppose Obama's Radical Appointees

    03/21/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 22, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    No matter what progress Republicans may make in electoral politics over the coming years, it will be difficult to roll back the steady march of liberalism that has taken place inside our cultural, bureaucratic and legal institutions — from academia to regulatory agencies to the Department of Justice — but we have to try. A good place to start would be to oppose Obama's radical appointees, the latest being his appointment for secretary of labor, Thomas Perez. Radical liberals are characteristically activists, strategists and organizers. Their plan to infiltrate and dominate academia was hardly spontaneous, and its effects have hardly...
  • Obama Labor Sec Nominee Ignored Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Issues

    03/20/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT · by Morgana
    LN ^ | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama’s nominee for Labor Secretary has already been exposed for his connections with pro-abortion liberal billionaire George Soros, but he also has another pro-abortion skeleton in his closet. The Obama administration, in 2011, posted a new document to the White House web site touting its efforts to combat sex trafficking in the United States. But the document ignored Planned Parenthood — the abortion business where undercover investigations revealed staff willing to arrange for abortions for sex traffickers. Tom Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the US Department of Justice and Obama’s selection for Labor Secretary,...
  • Obama’s Labor nominee Thomas Perez boasted of prosecuting pro-lifers

    03/20/2013 9:42:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LSN ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The man President Obama has nominated to become the next Secretary of Labor has been accused of filing baseless lawsuits against pro-life protesters in order to chill their right to free speech. On Monday, Obama named Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, to replace outgoing Secretary Hilda Solis. Last September Perez boasted, “We have opened 20 civil investigations under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, and filed eight complaints under the Act – compared to just one civil FACE Act case in the...
  • Obama’s Labor nominee Thomas Perez boasted of prosecuting pro-lifers

    03/20/2013 5:57:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/19/2013 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The man President Obama has nominated to become the next Secretary of Labor has been accused of filing baseless lawsuits against pro-life protesters in order to chill their right to free speech. On Monday, Obama named Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, to replace outgoing Secretary Hilda Solis. Last September Perez boasted, “We have opened 20 civil investigations under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, and filed eight complaints under the Act – compared to just one civil FACE Act case in the...
  • Labor Secretary Nominee Perez Flouts Labor, Immigration Laws (Great history of Radical Perez)

    03/18/2013 6:57:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 18, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    Thomas Perez embodies ethnic identity radicalism. Whether the U.S. Senate has courage to challenge him is yet unknown. President Obama today nominated Perez for Secretary of Labor. As the Department of Justice's assistant attorney general for civil rights since October 2009, Perez has promoted a hard-charging egalitarianism that goes even beyond that of first-term Obama Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who resigned in January. His "Third World First, America Last" worldview comes with hefty baggage. He's persuaded the Justice Department to dismiss its case against Black Panther members accused of menacing white voters and poll watchers in Philadelphia on Election Day...
  • Obama nominee for Labor secretary could face questions on New Black Panther testimony

    03/18/2013 10:53:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    President Obama nominated Justice Department official Thomas Perez for Labor secretary Monday -- but the candidate could be haunted by a newly released report that found he gave incomplete testimony on the controversial decision to drop charges against members of the New Black Panther Party. Perez, an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department´s Civil Rights Division, would replace Hilda Solis at Labor if confirmed. Obama, touting Perez´ personal story as the son of immigrants who became the first lawyer in his family, urged the Senate to act quickly on the nomination.
  • Obama nominee for Labor secretary could face questions on New Black Panther testimony

    03/18/2013 10:55:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/18/2013
    President Obama nominated Justice Department official Thomas Perez for Labor secretary Monday -- but the candidate could be haunted by a newly released report that found he gave incomplete testimony on the controversial decision to drop charges against members of the New Black Panther Party. Perez, an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, would replace Hilda Solis at Labor if confirmed. Obama, touting Perez' personal story as the son of immigrants who became the first lawyer in his family, urged the Senate to act quickly on the nomination. *snip* Separately, the wide-ranging IG report...
  • Tom Perez: What You Need To Know About the Most Radical Cabinet Nominee

    03/18/2013 9:08:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 18, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Today, President Obama issues a challenge to Republican Senators: in nominating Tom Perez as Labor secretary, he implies that Senate Republicans don’t have either the guts or organizational skill to stop what would become perhaps the most radical left-wing cabinet member in history. Whether the president is right about GOP senators remains to be seen. As they say, I wrote the book on Tom Perez. My New York Times bestseller Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department is largely a catalog of the rancid racialism over which Perez has presided. The New Black Panther case is one...
  • IG Report Confirms PJ Media: Obama DOJ’s Leftist Election Lawyer Hiring Blitz

    03/14/2013 12:58:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    PJ Median ^ | March 14, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    (Also see: Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ .) It took a few years, but the report issued this week by the DOJ inspector general confirms reporting ( here) by PJ Media: the powerful DOJ Voting Section ran an ideologically charged attorney recruitment and hiring effort that deliberately sought left-leaning lawyers. Sources familiar with the thinking of Civil Rights Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez report that he and others in the department believe the damning inspector general report actually vindicates the attorney hiring decisions over the last few years in the Civil Rights Division. In essence, Perez...
  • Yes, Justice Scalia: Section 5 Is a Racial Entitlement. Even DOJ Says So

    03/13/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 13, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Truth and revolution can appear suddenly, and darken the brightest of times. Consider yesterday’s Department of Justice inspector general’s report documenting the rancid racialist attitudes of the Voting Section staff. (See: “ Inspector General Report of Racialist Dysfunction Inside DOJ .”) The Justice Department should hope that Justice Antonin Scalia — or his clerks — don’t catch wind of the IG report before Shelby v. Holder is decided. If he or they do, they will find a particularly interesting discussion regarding what Justice Scalia called “racial entitlements” in Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The left has been apoplectic...
  • Breaking: Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ

    03/12/2013 1:02:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 12, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Today the Department of Justice inspector general released a report on potential Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez’s DOJ Civil Rights Division. The timing of the release to coincide with his nomination was certainly accidental, because the report paints a damning portrait of the DOJ unit he managed. The full report is here. The 250-page report offers an inside glimpse of systemic racialist dysfunction inside one of the most powerful federal government agencies. The report was prepared in response to Representative Frank Wolf’s (R-VA) outrage over the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal. Former Voting Section ChiefChris Coates and I both...
  • Thomas Perez Should Be Blocked

    03/12/2013 9:01:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 12, 2013 | Quin Hillyer
    Panther-case scofflaw merits no cabinet post.If President Obama thinks he can get away with appointing an obvious prevaricator to be Secretary of Labor – and a radical, race-baiting one at that – he has lost all touch with reality. Even a group as confused and fractious as the caucus of Senate Republicans is sure to find the collective backbone to block the (expected) appointment of Thomas Perez. As I described in detail last August, Perez is one of the most loathsome figures in the thoroughly loathsome political ranks of Obama’s Justice Department. He has led the administration’s racial scaremongering against...
  • Sources: Obama poised to pick Thomas Perez for secretary of labor

    03/10/2013 10:18:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2013 | Jim Kuhnhenn & Sam Hananel - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two people familiar with the process say President Obama is close to naming Thomas E. Perez, a civil rights official in the Justice Department, as his choice to head the Department of Labor. His nomination could come as early as Monday, the people familiar with the process said Saturday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement has not yet been made.
  • Federal Court: DOJ Must Reimburse South Carolina for Voter ID Folly

    01/05/2013 11:41:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    A federal court has ruled that South Carolina was the prevailing party in the unnecessary Voter ID litigation, and therefore the Justice Department is liable for paying the state’s costs. South Carolina spent $3,500,000 to obtain federal court approval of the state’s Voter ID law as non-discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit was made necessary only because of the political and ideological radicalism of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez and his deputy Matthew Colangelo. AAG Tom Perez PJ Media had this exclusive report detailing that career Voting Section employees, including Voting Section Chief Chris Herren, recommended that the...
  • Watchdog Group Raises Questions About Veracity of Holder Testimony on New Black Panther Party...

    08/08/2012 10:17:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 8, 2012
    Full title: Watchdog Group Raises Questions About Veracity of Holder Testimony on New Black Panther Party Scandal Court Ruling Puts New Focus On Voter Intimidation Scandal (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today raised questions today about the testimony of Attorney General Eric Holder in the wake of a federal court ruling that cast doubt on the accuracy of sworn testimony provided by Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) decision to abandon its voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP). Judicial Watch uncovered information that top political...
  • The Unfounded Case Against Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law (Excellent piece by von Spakovsky)

    08/07/2012 4:25:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 7, 2012 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Like many states concerned over election integrity, Pennsylvania passed a common-sense election reform: voter ID. As a result, it has been targeted in a lawsuit by the ACLU and threatened with litigation by the politically driven Eric Holder Justice Department. The ACLU lawsuit is unfounded, and the DOJ actions are an abuse of its legal authority as outlined in a previous post by PJ Media Legal Editor Christian Adams. The Pennsylvania law is not even as restrictive as Indiana’s voter ID, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008. It has several exemptions that make it impossible for...
  • DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

    07/27/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee. Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks. “Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times. Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats...
  • Peres: World Running Out of Patience With Iran

    06/18/2012 1:22:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/12 | David Lev
    In an interview on CNN in advance talks between Iran and Western countries on Tehran's nuclear program, President Shimon Peres said that “time is running out” for Iran. You cannot provoke the world, assuming the world is made of fools only," Peres told the network. The talks got underway in Moscow Monday, after several inconclusive sessions over the past several months in Baghdad and Istanbul. The talks, with the U.S., Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany on one side of the table and Iran on the other, were “not going well,” an Iranian source quoted by European news agencies said...
  • ‘I Love Going to Court’: Says Defiant Sheriff Joe in First Interview Since DOJ Lawsuit

    05/14/2012 7:29:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-14-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona “They caught the wrong Sheriff on this matter.”Those seven words should have sent the message loud and clear to the Obama administration that they are in for a tough, and potentially embarrassing fight against "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who has become the nation's most prominent symbol in the fight against illegal immigration, appeared on the Mike Broomhead show on KFYI in his first interview since being officially served with a suit by the Obama administration’s Justice Department. Click below for full interview... Arpaio was, predictably, entirely un-intimidated, condescendingly remarking that “it’s a political...
  • Reid On Department Of Justice Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    05/10/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 5/10/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced it will file a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations and racial profiling. The Department of Justice found reasonable cause to believe that Arpaio’s office has engaged in a pattern or practice of constitutional rights violations, including obvious discrimination against Latino residents, unlawful retaliation against critics and discriminating against Hispanic inmates in county jails.“I commend the Obama Administration and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez for their decision to file a lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joe...
  • Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

    05/09/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 35 replies
    ABC news ^ | May 10, 2012 (AP) | AP - PHOENIX
    Federal authorities say they intend to file a lawsuit against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department over allegations of civil rights violations.
  • Sheriff Joe Raids Vitamin Company – Arrests 31 Illegal Aliens Using Stolen IDs

    03/16/2012 1:15:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's known as "America's Toughest Sheriff". But we think he should be called "America's Jobs Sheriff". Because every time Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers. Thursday was no exception, as the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants at a Phoenix-based vitamin company and arrested 31 illegal aliens working there. Based on a tip, deputies conducted a 5-month investigation of 21st Century Healthcare in Tempe. Deputies were looking for 34 employees at the vitamin warehouse presumed to have used stolen identification to gain employment with the company....
  • Perez: Corporations not people 'until Texas executes one'

    02/10/2012 9:19:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/10/12 | David Siders
    SAN DIEGO -- Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez may be nowhere more popular than at a labor caucus meeting at a Democratic convention, and so it was that he received a standing ovation here this afternoon and tried out a one-liner on the crowd. "This year you've seen Mitt Romney and others talk about the fact that corporations are people," the former labor organizer said. "I won't believe corporations are people until Texas executes one of them."
  • SHERIFF ARPAIO MEETS TODAY’S D.O.J. DEADLINE (PRESS RELEASE 1/4/12)

    01/12/2012 3:52:13 PM PST · by Tigen · 29 replies
    MCSO: PRESS RELEASE ^ | 1/4/12 | Press Release
    SHERIFF ARPAIO MEETS TODAY’S D.O.J. DEADLINE PROMISES TO CONTINUE FULL COOPERATION WITH INVESTIGATION BUT WILL NOT COWER AT THREAT OF LITIGATION (Phoenix, AZ) In a letter authorized by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, attorneys for the Sheriff tell DOJ officials in no uncertain terms that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will continue to cooperate with the federal government’s “racial profiling” investigation. But the letter also states reciprocal transparency is critical and demands full cooperation from the Justice Department to provide, in writing, information and facts which can prove, or disprove, the findings made public in a surprise press conference on...
  • Holder's Racial Politics: The AG's attack on voter ID laws may backfire legally and politically.

    12/30/2011 7:02:36 PM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 58 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 30, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal
    Holder's Racial Politics Eric Holder must be amazed that President Obama was elected and he could become Attorney General. That's a fair inference after the Attorney General last Friday blocked South Carolina's voter ID law on grounds that it would hurt minorities. What a political abuse of law. In a letter to South Carolina's government, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez called the state law—which would require voters to present one of five forms of photo ID at the polls—a violation of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Overall, he noted, 8.4% of the state's registered...
  • Peres on Obama’s Warnings to Iran: I Want Results

    12/11/2011 2:34:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    President Shimon Peres challenged presidents Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday to back up their vows not let Iran go nuclear. “I want to see actual results,” the Israeli president said. Speaking at the opening session of the annual Israel Business Conference, President Peres declared to a CNN reporter, "Iran is the center of all corruption. They kill, threaten, and poison….They are a significant threat to the entire world, not just to Israel. .....
  • Attack Iran's Moral Foundations, Peres Tells CNN

    11/15/2011 3:57:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Iran is morally corrupt and spoiled, President Shimon Peres told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night. “An attack on its moral foundations is needed.” "They are the only country that threatens to destroy another country openly,” and an attack on the Islamic Republic’s foundations is needed "because Iran is a spoiled country. It is morally corrupt." Concerning sanctions and promises to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power, he said, "We expect that the leaders that make a promise will fulfill it." If military action is needed, President Peres said that he hopes Israel will not be alone in attacking Iran’s...
  • Alabama says NO to DOJ request for school info.

    11/03/2011 4:38:53 AM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 55 replies
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The State Department of Education is advising school superintendents to hold off on providing enrollment data to the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ had requested Alabama school superintendents provide a list of all students who had withdrawn from schools since the beginning of the school year. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez sent a letter to Alabama school systems wanting to know how many Hispanic students are enrolled in schools and how many have withdrawn since the beginning of the school year. Educators reported the new law caused many Hispanic students to stay home in the...
  • DOJ Orders Protection Of “Language Minority Populations”

    06/30/2011 2:33:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 30, 2011
    Obama’s Department of Justice has ordered Colorado to protect the interests of “language minority populations” by strengthening a Court Interpreter Oversight Committee that assures immigrants who don’t speak English get free translators.The new DOJ mandate also applies to civil cases, which means that U.S. taxpayers will fund interpreting services for foreigners who may stand to make settlement money. Under the agreement, announced this week, the Colorado Judicial Department will also develop “state and local language access plans” that address “both oral interpretation and the translation of vital written documents.”A revitalized state Court Interpreter Oversight Committee will be expanded to include...
  • Pérez accepts 'full responsibility' for accounts of UCB degree

    05/20/2011 12:37:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/20/11 | Jim Sanders
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez is accepting "full responsibility" for mischaracterizations in recent years that he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. The Los Angeles Democrat's Assembly Web site says he "attended" UC Berkeley but does not indicate whether he got a degree. In a written statement, he said he regrets not doing enough to correct accounts that he graduated. "I take full responsibility for this mistake, and I regret it," Pérez said. Robin Swanson, Perez's spokeswoman, said today that he left UC Berkeley for financial and family reasons after attending for about four years.
  • Eddie Perez Wants His Unpaid Sick, Vacation Time

    04/20/2011 8:35:02 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Convicted former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez is seeking more than $130,000 in unused sick and vacation time. Bart Halloran, Perez's attorney, has sent to Hartford's director of human resources asking the former mayor be paid for 1,200 hours of unused vacation and 768 of unused sick time. Perez was convicted of using a city contractor to have free work done at his home and could be going to prison. The former mayor's criminal conviction doesn't change the fact he was a city employee, said Saundra Kee Borges with the city's Corporation Counsel.