Last December, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility exactly what it should find in investigating the department’s dismissal of a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party: Nothing! Read More
1| Gadhafi will fight to 'last drop of blood'
The details: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi called for a crackdown on protesters, while urging supporters of his regime to come out of their houses, fill the streets, and take back the capital as well as other cities. Nearly 300 people have been killed in the weeklong upheaval, according to Human Rights Watch.
2| Emanuel becomes mayor Read More
The Obama administration’s unusual decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act was met with cheers from San Francisco leaders Wednesday and jeers from Proposition 8 supporters. And there was a request to allow same-sex marriage in California again. Read More
- Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., has resigned after allegations of trolling for women on Craigslist, including sending a shirtless picture of himself. Looks like the White House banned shirtless photos of Obama just in time. Read More
Buddies! On Saturday night, the Obamas left the White House and headed to Famoso Italian Restaurant and Lounge in Chevy Chase to celebrate Attorney General Eric Holder's 60th birthday.
His actual birthday was Friday. The press pool held in the vans while the party went down. From the pool report:
Party may be winding down. Read More
More than 120 organized crime associates face charges including murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking in one of the largest Mafia crackdowns in FBI history, prosecutors announced Thursday. Read More
With Republicans now in control of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder and other Justice Department officials are going to be answering a lot of questions in the next two years. "We're going to start fast," promises Rep. Lamar Smith, new chairman of the committee, as he lists a bunch of priorities: immigration, national security, the constitutionality of Obamacare, lawsuit abuse, intellectual property, and more. Read More
President Obama's latest recess appointment is a corporate lawyer, hailing from a leading Democratic lobbying firm where he represented defense contractors and health care companies.
The nomination of James M. Cole, now deputy attorney general, never made it to the Senate floor thanks to questions about his time as a compliance monitor at AIG, and his views on fighting terrorism. Read More
Maybe Attorney General Eric Holder is just one part of a White House administration that is as incompetent as it is dangerous. Maybe the ludicrous decisions that emanate from his office are really being made for him and not by him.
And maybe none of this matters and Holder should resign immediately for the sake of our justice system, our standing in the world community and our national security. Read More
"We're going to close Guantanamo," said candidate Barack Obama at a June 2007 campaign fundraiser in San Antonio, Texas.
"We're going to close Guantanamo," Obama said at a rally in Fairfield, Iowa, 10 days later.
"We're going to close Guantanamo," Obama said in a speech in Chesapeake, Va., in August 2008. Read More