Category Archives: Eric Holder

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Says Alleged Iran-Backed Plot ‘An Act of War’

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Rep. Peter King (R-NY) tells CNN’s Erin Burnett the alleged Iran-backed plot to kill a Saudi Arabian diplomat in the U.S. constitutes an “act of war.” Many in Iran argue the case has been fabricated to … Continue reading

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U.S. Justice Department Prepares to Challenge Arizona’s New Immigration Law

Thursday, May 27, 2010 The U.S. Justice Department is preparing a legal challenge to Arizona’s controversial new immigration law arguing it is unconstitutional because it impinges on the Federal government’s authority to police the nation’s borders. Also in the works, … Continue reading

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On Pot, the Obama Administration Gets It Right

Monday, October 19, 2009 Kudos to the Obama administration for finally getting something right. In a departure from the Bush administration, medical marijuana users and suppliers will not longer be arrested as long as they conform to state laws, under … Continue reading

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Obama DOJ Gives CIA Officials Who Engaged in Torture a Free Pass

Thursday, April 16, 2009 The Obama administration on Thursday informed CIA officials who engaged in such harsh interrogation tactics as waterboarding on terror suspects that they will not be prosecuted. From MSNBC: Even before President Barack Obama took office in … Continue reading

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Eric Holder: “Waterboarding is Torture”

Friday, January 16, 2009 In his Senate confirmation hearings to be President-elect Barack Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, stated unequivocally that waterboarding is torture. So, if confirmed, Holder will have no choice but to prosecute members of the Bush junta … Continue reading

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