John McCain Twists Arms Fast and Furiously to Confirm Obama’s Nominee for ATF Director
No agency better exemplifies the malfeasance of this administration than the ATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This same organization that was involved in the most egregious gun running scandal in American history (Fast and Furious) is also prosecuting law-abiding gun owners with zealous furor. Yet, Senator John McCain has just ensured that the man who was at the scene of the | Read More »
ATF nominee B. Todd Jones may have gone after whistle-blowers.
This second term just isn’t going well for Barack Obama, is it? An independent Justice Department watchdog is probing allegations that President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, B. Todd Jones, improperly retaliated against a whistle-blower while working in his current job as a federal prosecutor in Minnesota. [snip] Carolyn N. Lerner, the head of the Office of | Read More »
In Marx’s Crosshairs: The Left-Wing Nation Targets WalMart, Tries To Tie Retailer To Mass Murders
While The Nation uses WalMart as its anti-gun piñata in both articles—even invoking the Aurora, Colorado theater movie shooting—it does not explicitly claim that any mass murderers actually obtained their guns from WalMart. Rather, The Nation’s writers merely imply that the retailer is responsible for the deaths committed by mass murderers.
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UPDATED (Video Added): White House Blocked DOJ’s Inspector General from Pursuing a Lead on Fast and Furious
By now, you’ve probably heard about the report released by Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, that supposedly absolved Eric Holder from blame on the case. Our own Moe Lane has put up a post with his thoughts on the report. However, it has just come out that the White House blocked the Inspector General of the DOJ from pursuing a | Read More »
Breaking: DOJ’s Inspector General’s office insulates Attorney General Holder from Operation Fast & Furious.
Executive summary: the Inspector General for the Department of Justice did an independent – no, let’s be honest; it was an “internal” – investigation into the horrifically botched multi-agency program known as Operation Fast & Furious (OF&F). For those who don’t remember, OF&F was that program where we let Mexican drug gangs illegally buy guns, didn’t keep track of the guns, and pretty much watched | Read More »
Two New Updates on Fast and Furious
Over this past weekend, two new news stories on Fast and Furious have surfaced that are worth mentioning (then again, most, if not all, stories on Fast and Furious are worth covering). First of all, it’s been reported that Darrell Issa is going to sue Eric Holder for civil contempt in the federal circuit court for the District of Columbia, according to Rollcall. However, the | Read More »
Report: Fast and Furious Weapon Linked to Assassination Plot
(H/T: The Daily Caller) The details surrounding failed gunwalking operation Fast and Furious just keep getting worse and worse. We’re already aware that the guns involved were involved in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and in the deaths of Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata, but now it has been reported that they might also have been involved in a plot to assassinate the | Read More »
Good Political Theatre And The Life Of Brian Terry
NANCY PELOSI: I think we all also agree, I think we all very, very much agree that we are very sad and seek justice for the family of border patrol agent Brian Tay, Tay, Terry. His loss is a tragedy for all who knew him, for all of us who care about him, and we offer our condolences to his family. So sad. (HT: Newsbusters.org) | Read More »
Jay Carney pretty much flubs everything about Operation Fast & Furious.
This is going to be a very visual post, and, as usual, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney provides little if any actual semantic content, so I will simply summarize each video. First off, we have the standard obfuscation:
It’s On: Holder tries to play Issa on Fast and Furious, will be subject of contempt vote tomorrow
Republican members of the House Oversight and Senate Judiciary Committees have been turning up the heat on Attorney General Eric Holder over his obstructive and misleading testimony about Fast and Furious, the operation in which the ATF coerced American gun dealers into selling firearms to Mexican cartels, and then allowed them to “walk” across our southern border (all without a whisper to the Mexican government). After being | Read More »
Katie Pavlich Talks Fast and Furious
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Katie Pavlich to discuss her book about the Fast and Furious scandal, Eric Holder’s involvement, and the Obama administration’s assault on the Second Amendment. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »
Sen. Cornyn to A.G. Holder: ‘Resign Your Office’ over Fast and Furious
Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning to answer questions about several ongoing issues. These include the federal government’s lawsuit against Florida to prevent the state from culling its voter rolls of noncitizens and others who legally don’t belong, as well as the ongoing investigation (led in part by a Holder appointee and former Obama donor) into a recent spate | Read More »
Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up
IMAGINE A GOVERNMENT agency designed for the specific purpose of investigating and preventing the unlawful use, manufacture, and possession of firearms. Now imagine this agency engaging in an operation that not only goes against that purpose, but actually seeks to accomplish the opposite, by actively encouraging the sale of firearms to people whose ties to organized crime and gun violence are well known– and that | Read More »
Fast and Furious – Will Obama Administration Ever Come Clean?
The Ted Cruz campaign has released a new video detailing the timeline of the Fast and Furious scandal: I’m an avid news consumer, but the Cruz video really drove home to me just how deeply the Obama administration is in it in this scandal. Full transcript is below the fold. Here’s more from the campaign: Shocking revelations keep coming in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. | Read More »
Katie Pavlich Takes on Fast and Furious
Our sister company Regnery Publishing (we’re both owned by Eagle Publishing, Inc.) sent me a new book to read. I am really bad these days about not reading all the books I get in — sometimes up to a dozen a week from various publishers and authors. But this one caught my eye. Katie Pavlich, Townhall’s News Editor, has a book out entitled Fast And | Read More »