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Is saying “Take back America!” racist when Biden says it?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 4:15pm
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In today’s heh-worthy news, Eric Holder and Joe Biden seem to be on opposite ends of the “what qualifies as racism” spectrum. Guy Benson tweeted the following mash-up that shows our esteemed attorney general explaining the following:

“Well it seems to me there’s a certain level of vehemence that’s directed towards the...

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Rasmussen Poll: Most Think DOJ Motivated by Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7:00am
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Surprising absolutely no one, a new Rasmussen report released today reveals that the majority of Americans believe that the Department of Justice is motivated by a political agenda, as opposed to upholding justice:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a...

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Holder Goes to Ferguson, makes matters (a) better, or (b) worse?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:36pm
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Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with law enforcement and civil rights leaders in Ferguson, Missouri today in an attempt to ease racial tensions in the St. Louis Metro area. It’s unclear, however whether Holder’s presence will calm the violence, or make things more difficult for local and state law enforcement:

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Holder loses big in North Carolina Voter I.D. case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:30am
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Last month, the Justice Department asked for an injunction to prevent the state of North Carolina from implementing changes the legislators made to state election law. The lawsuit, first filed in 2013, is backed by the NAACP and the League of Women Voters, and claims that the new law–namely, its strict...

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What would Eric Holder do with Elian Gonzalez now?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 6:00pm
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Those of us of a certain age remember the days-long stand off in Miami involving a Cuban refugee child fled Cuba with his mother to escape to freedom to the United States.

Elian Gonzalez was found by a fisherman off the coast of Florida in November of 1999; his mother and other...

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Voter ID law wins big in Mississippi primary, even though not on ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 12:24pm
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Hans von Spakovsky, writing at the Heritage Foundation’s newly launched Daily Signal, writes about the biggest hardly told story coming out of the Mississippi primary last Tuesday, The Biggest Non-Story in Tuesday’s Elections? Mississippi Voter ID Implemented W...

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Will James Risen of NY Times go to jail to protect source?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 2, 2014 at 3:59pm
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If Eric Holder wants to force James Risen to reveal a confidential source or go to jail, it looks like Holder could get his way after the Supreme Court today declined to take an appeal from NY Times reporter James Risen.

WaPo elaborates on the background of the case:

In a 2006 book,...

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House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:08pm
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Vote just took place, 231-187.

The House then voted to require Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service, 250-168, with 26 Democrats voting in favor.

The contempt is based on Lerner’s failure to answer questions during hearings on the IRS...

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Eric Holder will stay on as Attorney General through mid-term elections

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:00pm
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Eric Holder will stay on in his job as Attorney General at least through the mid-term elections in November.

From Reuters, via Yahoo News:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay...

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Eric Holder is Obama’s lawless lawyer

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30am
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Attorney General Eric Holder advises state AGs that they may disregard their oaths of office:

Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with, specifically when it comes to the issue of gay marriage.

It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state...

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Holder wants felons to vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:59pm
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Eric Holder wants millions of convicted felons to vote, urging states to change existing laws.

Holder Urges States to Repeal Bans on Felons’ Voting:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions...

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Strange bedfellows: Feds piling on Christie may finally rally conservative pushback

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:32am
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The other day I tried to make the distinction between dislike of Chris Christie, and joining the media mob which eventually will turn on Republican candidates you like. I told you not to feed that beast.

To defend Chris Christie:

This is not about Chris Christie. It’s about any number of other Republican...

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(Dis)respect for our immigration laws tells us a lot

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 1:43pm

It was widely reported earlier this week that there was a mass coaching of Mexicans as to which phrases to use at the border to gain them temporary asylum, including lodging:

A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent...

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Feds want Zimmerman, any way they can get him

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:02pm

There’s a reason we stand up for the rights of individuals like George Zimmerman against an overreaching State.

It’s not just about the individual.  It’s about all of us, and the reality that there but for fortune could go you or I.

The highly politicized Department of Justice desperately wants to bring federal charges to placate...

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Daily Beast’s Holder puff piece the puffiest puff piece since the invention of puff pieces

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:04pm

He’s a progressive not Tomás de Torquemada.

Common all you critics, it’s just Eric, Holder’s Regrets and Repairs:

… But sources close to the attorney general says he has been particularly stung by the le...

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Huffington Post joins the wingnuts, turns on Eric Holder

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 8:17pm

So he made some mistakes.

Name an Attorney General who hasn’t made mistakes.

Okay, more than “some” mistakes:

We were right all along, admit it, HuffPo.  Come on, man and woman up.

A simple, “we’re sorry” will do.  Actually, no it won’t.

 
 
 

Not above the law: Holder first U.S. Attorney General to be voted in Contempt of Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:40pm

This afternoon the full U.S. House of Representatives voted 255 to 67 to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress for failure to turn over specific documents. Eric Holder is now the first U.S. attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress in the history of the...

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