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  • Eric, Merrick, and Jeff: The DOJ abuses of power we see today can be traced back to the abuses of power seen during the Obama administration

    11/25/2023 9:30:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2023 | Eddie Willers
    In 2013, when asked when he might step down as attorney general, Eric Holder said: "I’m still enjoying what I’m doing, there’s still work to be done. I’m still the President’s wingman, so I’m there with my boy. So we’ll see."What could he have meant? It didn’t take long after President Obama took office to find out. Holder stayed in to commit more legal mischief. And that established the roots of the legal shambles we see today, with Attorney General Merrick Garland violating President Trump's -- and our -- civil rights.The pattern of lawlessness started with Holder.In May 2009, the...
  • Hamas Ally CAIR Has Operated With Impunity In America For 30 Years

    11/19/2023 6:30:46 AM PST · by Milagros · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Nov 17, 2023 | Paul Sperry
    Hamas has already penetrated American society, and CAIR is the tip of the spear. After Hamas massacred 1,400 men, women, and children in Israel last month, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that the terror group “and its allies” could inspire attacks on Americans “here on our own soil.” He also told the Senate that the FBI is conducting “multiple, ongoing investigations” into people affiliated with the U.S.-designated terrorist group. What Wray didn’t say is that the FBI has been investigating Hamas’ biggest ally in America for the past 30 years — without seeking any charges. Launched in 1994 as a...
  • An inside look at the ‘Satanic, neo-Nazi’ pedophile cult that ensnared NYC man arrested on gun charges

    10/01/2023 11:14:36 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 15 replies
    NYPost ^ | Sep 28, 2023 | Steven Vago and Steve Janoski
    A Satanic pedophile cult uncovered by the FBI after the arrest of a Queens man two years ago is an offshoot of a much older neo-Nazi organization that wants to destroy Western civilization, according to an overseas nonprofit that’s been tracking the hate group. Federal authorities stumbled upon the newer group – which is named “764” but goes by a number of aliases – while investigating Angel Almeida, a 23-year-old convicted felon from Queens who was busted with a gun in November 2021. The loosely organized commune of creeps appears to be intensely interested in targeting kids on the internet,...
  • Illegal alien Hizballah-linked FBI agent worked on major terror

    05/02/2008 6:13:50 PM PDT · by rmlew · 12 replies · 164+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 2, 2008 | Rober Spencer
    Madness -- politically correct madness. The FBI showed it wasn't anti-Arab by hiring Nada Prouty, and she handsomely repaid them for it, too. Nada Nadim Prouty Update: "Fake citizen worked on major terror cases," by David Ashenfelter for the Detroit Free Press (thanks to Sr. Soph): Nada Prouty, the Lebanese immigrant who parlayed a sham marriage into U.S. citizenship and key jobs at the FBI and CIA, worked on several counter-terrorism investigations, including the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, her lawyer said in court documents Thursday. "Nada Nadim Prouty accepts full responsibility for her actions and is...
  • Hamas Political Leader Visits Jordan; Accompanied By Former U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    01/30/2012 7:24:53 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies ^ | 1-30-12 | GlobalMB
    U.S. media is reporting on the visit to Jordan by Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal, accompanied by former U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Abu Marzook. According to an AP report: Associated Press AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – A high-profile visit to Jordan by the leader of Hamas has revived contacts with the Palestinian militant group, but Jordan will not lift a ban on its activities there, a senior Jordanian official said Sunday. Khaled Mashaal’s visit was part of Jordan’s efforts to engage with previously shunned Islamists, who have been gaining ground across the region in Arab Spring uprisings. ”It will only break...
  • Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter

    12/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 23 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst, Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez interceded on behalf of an Ecuadorian woman who was banned from traveling to the U.S. because of allegations she had engaged in visa fraud. The woman, Estafania Isaias, is the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador convicted in absentia for bank fraud and whose relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to the New Jersey Democrat's 2012 campaign and the Democratic Party. Current and former U.S. government officials tell NBC 4 New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications to bring immigrant...
  • Joe The Plumber’ Famously Known ForConfronting Obama Over Taxes, Dies At 49

    08/27/2023 7:17:03 PM PDT · by chuck allen · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/23 | Elizabeth Weibel
    Joe Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as ‘Joe The Plumber’ passed away at the age of 49 from pancreatic cancer, a source confirmed to the Daily Caller. Wurzelbacher, who became well known during the 2008 presidential campaign after confronting former President Barack Obama about whether or not his tax plan would end up costing him more, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2023. Conservative radio host Derek Hunter shared the news of Wurzelbacher’s passing in a post on Twitter on Sunday afternoon. “Horrible news. My good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, passed away this morning at the age of...
  • Shock and Heartbreak as Joe the Plumber Dies at 49

    08/27/2023 6:56:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | August 27, 2023 | Richard Moorhead
    A plumber who famously confronted then-candidate Barack Obama on his tax plan during the 2008 presidential election has passed away. Joseph Wurzelbacher, or “Joe the Plumber,” died on Sunday morning, according to Ohio locals who knew him. Derek Hunter @derekahunter "Horrible news. My good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, passed away this morning at the age of 49 from pancreatic cancer. He was a good man and an exceptional friend. Please consider helping his widow and young children here" Wurzelbacher had been living with pancreatic cancer before his death at the age of 49.
  • [from 2010] The Day Democrats Dumped the Antiwar Movement

    09/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    University of Michigan 2010 study via First Things Blog ^ | March 2010 | Fabio Rojas and Michael Heany
    <p>There's been a lot of talk about the absence of a strong and visible anti-war movement, the way there was during the George W. Bush Presidency.</p> <p>While there are protests against intervention in Syria, in general the movement seems to be a lot weaker under Obama.</p>
  • Army lied about how my son died in Iraq: Friendly-fire victim was 'misidentified' as enemy gunman

    04/06/2009 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Karma Police · 11 replies · 747+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 1, 2009 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - Army brass in Iraq whitewashed an incident of a soldier killed by his own lieutenant by blaming the dead hero, stonewalling his family and promoting his killer, the Daily News has learned. The friendly-fire victim, Pfc. David Sharrett, 27, of Oakton, Va., was "misidentified" by 1stLt. Timothy Hanson as an enemy gunman during a botched night raid Jan. 16, 2008, against an Al Qaeda in Iraq stronghold north of Baghdad, the Army belatedly acknowledged. Sharrett bled to death as his buddies searched frantically for him for 25 minutes after the firefight ended. For four months after the Army...
  • Henry Kissinger to Ukraine: Come on, throw Putin a bone: Give Russia Land for Peace

    05/24/2022 9:17:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2022 | Ed Morrissey
    Has land for peace ever worked — even lately? We’ll get to that in a moment, but first let’s look at a critical moment in the Russian offensive in Donbas. If Putin wants to force a face-saving settlement, he needs to win a decisive battle to secure an area that he, um, largely controlled by proxy before the invasion. Reuters casts the ongoing battle on the Siverskiy Donets river as Putin’s last, best hope to get out with some claim of victory:The decisive battles of the war’s latest phase are still raging further south, where Moscow is attempting to seize...
  • Rep. George Santos pleads guilty to fraud, theft... in Brazil

    05/12/2023 9:41:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    George Santos had better have set aside some of those millions of dollars that mysteriously showed up in his campaign accounts (allegedly) because his lawyers must be running up some hefty legal bills that he’ll need to cover. And that action isn’t all taking place in New York and Washington. One of his lawyers was in Brazil this week, securing a plea deal for him that will avoid a messy trial in that country. The Brazilians had been looking for Santos since 2008 regarding allegations that he defrauded a store clerk out of $1,300 for a suit and a pair...
  • Senior defense official concerned 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout may resume arms trafficking

    12/09/2022 1:39:58 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2022 | Louis Casiano , Liz Friden
    Bout is alleged to have fueled multiple conflicts across the globe through arms dealing, sometimes to both sides ... A senior defense official is concerned that convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the "Merchant of Death" .. could go back to illegally trafficking weapons, thereby fueling deadly conflicts around the world. "I think there is a concern that he would return to doing the same kind of work that he's done in the past.. Bout was in the middle of serving a 25-year prison sentence in a U.S. prison for several offenses, including conspiring to kill Americans ... Bout, a...
  • Report: 'Dirty bomb' parts found in slain man's home

    02/24/2009 8:40:41 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 32 replies · 2,635+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 2/10/09 | By Walter Griffin
    Agency says radioactive materials recovered in home of man allegedly slain by his wife ...BELFAST, Maine — James G. Cummings, who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a “dirty bomb.” According to an FBI field intelligence report from the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center posted online by WikiLeaks, an organization that posts leaked documents, an investigation into the case revealed that radioactive materials were removed from Cummings’ home after his shooting death on Dec. 9 It says that four 1-gallon...
  • 1741: Jenny Diver, a Bobby Darin lyric?

    03/17/2023 9:52:30 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies ^ | March 18, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1741,* at Tyburn‘s largest mass-execution of the mid-18th century, renowned cutpurse Jenny Diver was hanged along with 19 others. Born Mary Young in Ireland around 1700, the girl was abandoned as a child but deserted a benefactor’s household to take passage to London where she meant to work as a seamstress. What the Newgate Calendar reads as ingratitude, the modern reader might more sympathetically see as the allure of a burgeoning city for a teenager full of dreams. Dreams may nurture the spirit, but flesh must have bread. Like countless others through time — indeed, like...
  • Execs Inside Collapsed Bank Move to Profit from It - If One Name Sounds Familiar, It's Because He Had Big Role at Lehman Before 2008 Crash

    03/12/2023 12:12:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 12, 2023 at 11:27am | Bryan Chai
    A familiar face from a past economic disaster could be on the verge of profiting off the current Silicon Valley Bank calamity. SVB, taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the request of California regulators, is arguably the second-biggest bank failure of its kind in America — but that clearly doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to capitalize off of its collapse. According to a report from Bloomberg, the managers of the investment banking arm of Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Securities, are seeking a “management buyout of the business.” They are reportedly looking to expedite a deal because regulators...
  • Congress Quietly Left The Door Open To Funneling More Tax Dollars To EcoHealth Research In China For ‘National Security’

    03/03/2023 9:42:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/03/23 | Evita Duffy-Alfonso
    EcoHealth Alliance — the nonprofit that infamously funneled taxpayer funds into the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat-based coronavirus research — was given a shocking loophole in Congress’s omnibus spending package to receive money for research in China supported by the country’s communist leadership. Why? Our government won’t tell us. Back in December, Congress inserted a clause in its omnibus appropriations act that finally defunded the Wuhan Institute of Virology and appeared to defund other similar research in China, but the latter section appears to be hollow. While EcoHealth has been barred from feeding tax dollars directly into the Wuhan...
  • 2004: Cameron Willingham, for an accidental fire?

    02/17/2023 2:51:28 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies ^ | February 17, 2008 | David Eliot
    Polling data reveals interesting things about U.S. public opinion and the death penalty. If you ask an open-ended question about the death penalty –- for example, “Do you feel the death penalty is appropriate for certain egregious crimes?” –- then you usually see somewhere around a 65 to 35 percent split in favor. On the other hand, if you ask which is preferred – the death penalty or life in prison without parole, the results tend to be closer to 50-50. Upon occasion, another question is asked: Do you feel an innocent person has been put to death in the...
  • 270: St. Valentine

    02/14/2023 1:14:17 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 11 replies ^ | February 14, 2008 | Headsman
    ...In Rome in C.E. 270, Valentine enraged the emperor Claudius II,* who had issued an edict forbidding marriage. Claudius felt that married men made poor soldiers, because they would not want to leave their families for battle. The empire needed soldiers, so Claudius abolished marriage. Valentine, bishop of Interamna, invited young couples to come to him in secret, where he joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. Claudius learned of this “friend of lovers,” and had the bishop brought to the palace. The emperor, impressed with the young priest’s dignity and conviction, attempted to convert him to the roman gods,...
  • Scientists Question FBI Probe On Anthrax

    08/03/2008 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2008; A01 | By Joby Warrick, Marilyn W. Thompson and Aaron C. Davis
    For nearly seven years, scientist Bruce E. Ivins and a small circle of fellow anthrax specialists at Fort Detrick's Army medical lab lived in a curious limbo: They served as occasional consultants for the FBI in the investigation of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, yet they were all potential suspects. Over lunch in the bacteriology division, nervous scientists would share stories about their latest unpleasant encounters with the FBI and ponder whether they should hire criminal defense lawyers, according to one of Ivins's former supervisors. In tactics that the researchers considered heavy-handed and often threatening, they were interviewed and polygraphed...