Jan 062011
 
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Who said the new GOP majority in Congress wouldn’t act to restrain the Obama Administration?

Less than 24 hours after the start of the 112th Congress, new Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has put Eric Holder on notice a new sheriff is in town. Jennifer Rubin blogging at the Washington Post obtained a copy of a five page letter from Smith to Eric Holder about lawless abuses by the voting section of the Department of Justice (DOJ).


This sudden development is a very uncomfortable turn for the wrongdoers inside the DOJ, including Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes, who Smith names in the letter, as well as Steven Rosenbaum, Loretta King and Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez.

Chairman Smith didn’t even wait 24 hours to act. The speed of the opening salvo is bad news for Eric Holder.

Julie Fernandes is the official who engaged in a variety of inappropriate abuse of her officeby closing down enforcement of federal laws which require states to maintain the integrity of their voter rolls. Fernandes does not believe the Justice Department should enforce federal laws requiring state to remove dead voters and ineligible felons. DOJ Attorney Christopher Coates toldthe Civil Rights Commission in sworn testimony that Fernandes was responsible for this policy. Coates testified that this lawless policy caused DOJ officials to spike upwards of 8 investigations he recommended into states with corrupted voter rolls.

Smith wants answers about why Fernandes opposes enforcing Federal laws which preserve the integrity of American elections, and the Chairman deserves the thanks of the American people for acting so swiftly.

What can Smith do about it? Lots.


Smith’s letter is particularly powerful because Smith notes that the Obama administration wants to spent $17 million more dollars in the DOJ Civil Rights Division. This is over and above a $22 million dollar budget increase in 2010. Despite the explosion in spending, the voting section run by Fernandes has virtually shut down and brought hardly any litigation since the innaguration.

DOJ might not get a dime more unless Fernandes is offered up as a sacrifice to the likes of Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) in a Judiciary hearing.

Who wouldn’t toss Fernandes overboard for $17 million?

But the tales she’ll tell go far beyond dead voters she won’t purge from the rolls. The sordid story of race is part of the saga, and the Justice Department is now viewed as a minority voter turnout machine.

Fernandes is one of the officials who explicitly said the voting rights laws were not going to be used to protect anyone but national racial minorities. The Holder DOJ was all “about politically empowering minorities” she said in my presence and the presence of dozens of others. Minority turnout was the aim of the DOJ, not equal enforcement of federal law.

Laws that require dead voters be removed from the rolls? Those are undesirable laws “that restrict turnout rather than increase it” Fernandes said in my presence, and the presence of dozens of other DOJ attorneys.

Couldn’t Fernandes just commit perjury and say she never did such a thing if she is hauled before Congress? Not likely. Dozens of other people were present when she said lawless and racialist things – and I know for a fact a number of them have the character to testify that she committed perjury if she denied it.

Many of the shills for the government have been hoping that the GOP would either slow walk the Black Panther investigation, or go nuts. Lamar Smith has instead chosen a well balanced approach. He wants answers, he wants his Black Panther documents he has been requesting for 18 months, and he wants them now. It’s a chance for the DOJ to stop the stonewall.

Those now running the DOJ certainly remember the slow grind of Senator Leahy’s oversight hearings in 2006. They might recall that Chairman Conyers dragged career DOJ officials to the Hill in 2007 to testify.

If the Department wants $17 million dollars for the Civil Rights Division, it’s time for the stonewalling to stop.

~Yes I do!


The piper wants to be paid.

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Chairman of the Budget Committee Paul Ryan called in to Mark Levin’s radio show to clarify that there is no way that repealing ObamaCare will add to the deficit. And it’s because of all the gimmicks within the legislation to manipulate the CBO into scoring it as a deficit reducer. But Ryan gives a short summary of what the gimmicks are and why the outcome will actually be if ObamaCare gets implemented.

I just wonder when someone in Congress is going to have the stones to call these Democrat phonies the liars that they are. Yes, use the word ‘liar’. I’m sick and tired of them getting away with this crap and it seems like the only way the MSM is going to pay attention is if we up the language. It’s pathetic! ObamaCare was based a pack of lies, manipulating the CBO, and it’s time the Republicans call them what they are: LIARS!

Listen to the Entire Mark Levin Interview

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Illinois Senate leader says tax deal reached

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By Warner Todd Huston

Representative Marsha Blackburn (R, TN) has introduced a bill to preempt the December power grab by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and she has made the bill bipartisan with the support of Democrat Dan Boren (Oklahoma).

Blackburn’s bill would place all rules governing the Internet in the purview of Congress and would take the issue out of the hands of the FCC. She is reporting that 60 members support her bill to halt the FCCs efforts to take control of the Internet without legislative action.

“The FCC’s Christmas week Internet-grab points out how important it is that we pass this bill quickly,” Blackburn said in a statement to the media.

Last year, Blackburn appeared at a Heritage Foundation meeting and discussed this issue.

—> ~JP Rep. Marsha Blackburn Promises to Undo FCC’s Internet Regulations

“What we will do is first use this as a way to show how we’re going to keep that Pledge to America,” she said yesterday at The Heritage Foundation. “We said in the Pledge that any rule or regulation that had more than $100 million impact on our nation’s economy would be subject to review. … This is an area where we can keep that Pledge. We can go ahead and start congressional review and move forward on getting this off the books.”

This issue is not one of just Internet regulations but is one more example of Obama’s tendency to use regulation to get around the legislative process, to get around the courts, and to get around the voters in order to instill his left-wing agenda by regulatory fiat.

Obama has already used the regulatory framework of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to implement numerous regulations favorable to Big Labor. Obama has staffed the NLRB with union hacks like Craig Becker and Hilda Solis, both long-time union operatives. Obama has also used the EPA to move his carbon and global warming policies forward despite opposition by Congress and the voters.

Blackburn should be supported in her efforts to thwart Obama’s cynical power grab. We need to shine a light on Obama’s fiat regulatory rules like this one, rules that he is using to push his agenda now that the voters have turned out his overwhelming majority in Congress.

CFP Warner Todd Huston

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The National Enquirer is breaking yet another story about former Democratic politician John Edwards and his twisted love affair with former campaign videographer Rielle Hunter.

Just one month after his estranged wife Elizabeth succumbed to her battle with cancer, the Enquirer reports that the former presidential candidate has popped the question, asking Hunter to marry him and purchasing a $3.5 luxury beachfront home for the couple and their toddler daughter.

The disgraced presidential candidate popped the question at the same time he told Rielle that he’d be issuing a press statement finally confirming he fathered her daughter Frances Quinn, close sources told The ENQUIRER.

Edwards, 56, released that statement on Jan. 21, and just six days later a spokesperson for his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth confirmed the couple had legally separated after 32 years of marriage. Sources say they expect to be officially divorced within a year, paving the way for the ex-senator to make Rielle, 45, his wife.

“John dropped the proposal bomb on Rielle shortly before he issued his statement” that he was indeed Frances’ father, a close source divulged.

“John knew Rielle had been waiting for a proposal for two long years. Since they’ve gotten involved, she’s followed every order he gave her, going on a cross-country cover-up, hiding away during her pregnancy and after giving birth for the sake of his presidential aspirations.

“Rielle never uttered a peep about their affair publicly, and remained loyal to John. John felt she deserved to know that he wanted to raise their child together, and wanted Rielle in his life as his partner.

“John has said that when his divorce is final, he’ll buy her a diamond ring. But in the meantime, he’s getting them a house.”

The report of an engagement also comes just days after it was revealed that the late Elizabeth Edwards left everything to her children after she died, leaving her former husband completely out of her will.

by Meredith Jessup The Blaze

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Two Republican members of Congress have come under scrutiny after skipping the House of Representatives’ swearing in ceremony Wednesday to meet with political donors at the Capitol Visitors Center. The gaffe is gaining critical traction among liberals who point out that the U.S. Constitution requires members to be sworn in before casting votes.

On Thursday, Rep. Pete Sessions made a motion to open debate on the GOP‘s plan to repeal the Obama administration’s 2010 health care overhaul — an action that can only be taken by an official member of Congress. Sessions, however, missed Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony while he and fellow Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick attended a fundraiser.

“That wasn’t planned. It just worked out that way,” Fitzpatrick said Wednesday. According to the Bucks County Courier Times, about 500 Fitzpatrick supporters were in attendance Wednesday for “Mike Fitzpatrick’s Swearing In Ceremony.”

Sessions currently serves as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP’s campaign and fundraising organization.

Though Sessions and Fitzpatrick watched the House swearing-in ceremony on television in the Capitol Visitors Center with their hands raised, the Huffington Post points out that there is no provision in the Constitution that allows for a remote swearing-in.

Sessions currently serves as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP’s campaign and fundraising organization.

Though Sessions and Fitzpatrick watched the House swearing-in ceremony on television in the Capitol Visitors Center with their hands raised, the Huffington Post points out that there is no provision in the Constitution that allows for a remote swearing-in.

Though the Huffington Post has characterized the evenr as a “fundraiser” and a website advertising the event said admittance was $30, Rep. Fitzpatrick’s office told The Blaze Thursday that the event was free to the public. “There was no fee to attend the event,” Fitzpatrick spokesman Darren Smith said. “Some people paid $30 for bus transportation to Washington, but the event was open to anyone who showed up, including several hundred people who drove down on their own.” By law, political fundraising is not allowed on capitol grounds.

by Meredith Jessup The Blaze

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Florida Republican Congressman-elect Allen West talked about the state of U.S. relations with Israel and Iran’s nuclear program at a pro-Israel conference. Other speakers included the chief spokesman for the Israel Consulate of Florida and Puerto Rico as well as representatives from Jewish groups. Americans Against Hate was founded in 1998 to inform the public of the dangers of groups and people within U.S. involved in terrorism overseas.

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