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After being out spent 7 to 1, GOP Candidate Karen Handel still managed to pull out a win against non-resident Ossoff.

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Eric Holder Wants To Be In The Spotlight And Might Run In 2020


Reported by Photo of Alex Pfeiffer Alex Pfeiffer | White House Correspondent | 1:43 PM 06/20/2017

Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General attends the 2016 ‘Tina Brown Live Media’s American Justice Summit’ at Gerald W. Lynch Theatre on January 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is moving away from a behind-the-scenes role and is considering running for president in 2020, according to a Tuesday report from Yahoo News.

“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes. But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general,” Holder told Yahoo News. “There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country.”

The former attorney general has been working against Trump administration initiatives ranging from crackdowns on illegal immigration to increased prosecutions of drug dealers. Holder further explained that Hillary Clinton’s loss inspired him to step into the spotlight.

 

I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field,” the former attorney general elaborated. “So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’ But it became clear relatively soon — and certainly sooner than I expected — that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”

Holder spoke Monday in the lobby of the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles in favor of a California Senate bill that would prohibit local and state police from assisting in federal immigration enforcement.

He said that the “federal government does not have the ability to force states to do things that are inherently federal in nature.” A Republican-backed bill in the House of Representatives with White House support would allow state and local jurisdictions to create their own immigration law consistent with federal statutes.

The former attorney general who is from Washington is seeking to use California as a launching pad for his political ambitions. he said, “California is in so many ways a trendsetter, whether it is in pop culture or in politics.”

Law enforcement sees Sessions as ‘police-first’ AG


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URL of the original posting site: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/313337-law-enforcement-see-sessions-as-police-first-ag-pick

Police and law enforcement officials are backing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as Donald Trump‘s pick to lead the Department of Justice. Law enforcement groups view Sessions as someone who will bring a “police-first” mentality to Justice that they say was absent during President Obama’s eight years in office.  In Sessions, they see a traditional law-and-order style enforcer who they believe will repair the relationship between the feds and local police that has grown frosty in the Obama administration.

Sessions is backed by key figures from within several prominent police groups, including the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the nation’s largest police union; the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association; the National Association of Police Organizations; and the National Sheriffs Association.

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“We have about a 20-year relationship with Jeff Sessions from his time in the Senate on the Judiciary Committee and our members in Alabama who worked with him, both as state attorney general and a U.S. attorney, and the best way to sum it up is that we don’t have anything bad to say about Jeff Sessions,” FOP executive director Jim Pasco told The Hill.

“He has extraordinary insight into the demands and stresses of a police officer’s life and also has a real reverence for the rule of law. It sounds corny but it’s true, and that’s what our members pray for in a prosecutor.”

Obama’s attorneys general, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, prioritized investigations into police practices,

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particularly in minority communities. That focus and growing nationwide attention to potential police abuses led to several high-profile Justice Department investigations into police departments in Cleveland, Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.  Some law enforcement officials believe those investigations have produced onerous new restrictions and an intrusive level of oversight that they say has stripped the police of their ability to react instinctively to potentially dangerous encounters.

And they say public criticism and the intense focus from Obama’s White House and the Justice Department have undermined law enforcement authority at the local level by demonizing police.  Those tensions exploded into the open just months into the Obama administration in July 2009, when police Sgt. James Crowley, who is white, arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home for “disorderly conduct” after responding to a call about an alleged break-in.  That incident sparked a national debate on race, which Obama inflamed after saying the police officer had “acted stupidly.”

The president later backed away from those remarks, saying that both men could have responded differently to calm the situation. Obama eventually held a “beer summit” with Crowley and Gates at the White House, but the incident badly damaged his standing in the eyes of the police groups.

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Law enforcement officials are optimistic there will be fewer explosive incidents like that under a Sessions Justice Department.  “Sessions presumes that law enforcement officials in the main are good folks,” said Bill Barr, an attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. “He’s not going to be afraid to go after rogue cops. But he’s also not looking to undermine police authority and effectiveness because he doesn’t work from the assumption that the police are inherently bad. That will be a break from the Obama years.”

Police are also hopeful that Sessions will levy fewer “consent decrees” — arrangements between the Justice Department and a city that stipulate new methods police must use to address DOJ investigations into their practices. Consent decrees also involve the placing of federal monitors inside the police departments to ensure compliance. Law enforcement officials believe that the moves, while well intentioned, lead to bad outcomes. They say the administration’s interest in local law enforcement means police officers go into the field feeling constrained or fearful that their next encounter could make them the target of a civil rights lawsuit.

They point to Seattle as a case study in “over-enforcement” gone wrong. The city has seen an uptick in violent crime in the wake of a DOJ investigation there that produced a massive overhaul in how the city is policed. The Justice Department concluded its investigation into Seattle’s police department in late 2011. Crime levels spiked in 2013 and have remained above 2012 levels in the years since, according to the Seattle Police Department.“The question is, have these DOJ practices improved safety in the areas where they’ve gone after the police departments? The answer is no,” said former attorney general Michael Mukasey, who served under President George W. Bush.  “There have been something like 20 or 25 different investigations into police departments across the country, usually with unhappy results. You see a place like Seattle, which gets federal oversight and then you see crime go through the roof. It’s an intrusion and in a lot of these instances, the police don’t have the resources or inclination to push back.”

Pasco, the FOP executive director, went further.  “Early on, particularly during Obama’s first four yeas supportwhen [now-Labor Secretary] Tom Perez was the assistant attorney general for civil rights, there was a virtual jihad against police departments and practices,” Pasco said.  “They imposed these unreasonable and draconian consent decrees to address real or perceived violations and the quote ‘remedies’ only exacerbated the rift with police. The bottom line is when Justice investigates, it’s supposed to produce a better result or product and improve the situation. Instead it seems to have exacerbated the problems and doomed some of these communities to failure.”

Still, Pasco funneled most of his anger at Perez, who is presently running to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee, rather than the Obama administration as a whole.

Not everyone in law enforcement has such a critical reading of the Obama administration’s legacy. Most are just eager to turn the page and see the relationship between police and the Justice Department start over.  “You can’t in all fairness say that Obama is anti-police,” said Larry Thompson, a former deputy attorney general under George W. Bush. “If you read his statements, they’re not anti-police. But I do think the department and the administration have been too quick to point an accusatory finger at the police when these incidents have happened. Whether that’s accurate, it’s a perception you have to deal with and I think it will change under Sessions.” 

BOOM: BRUTAL Pic Shows What’s At Stake For This Election


waving flagPublished on October 18, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/10/boom-brutal-pic-shows-whats-stake-election/

THIS. IS. TERRIFYING. Every voter NEEDS to see this. Could THIS be Hillary’s SCOTUS?

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From Allen B. West:

New SCOTUS Justices – Eric Holder, Bill Clinton, Barak Husein Obama, Loretta Lynch – if not these uber Liberals, certainly 3-4 other uber liberals nominated by HRC over her tenure should she be elected POTUS pushing the Vote on SC to 6-3 in favor of Progressive agenda.

This seems to be the major point that the establishment, elitist, ruling class RINOs and undecided Independents are missing as are the Libertarians planning to vote for pothead Gary Johnson.

What’s at stake? 

– The 2nd Amendment

– The 1st Amendment

– The end of the Republican party

Would America embrace Communism?

This Is What Happens When Sharpton, Holder Get Served Race War Lawsuit


waving flagAuthored by Tori Richards  07/20/2016

Black Lives Matter advocates have been served with a lawsuit accusing them of inciting a race war, but defendant Al Sharpton says he has tried to preach a message of peace between blacks, whites and police officers.

“There is substantial public record of me denouncing violence, a race war, and even supporting police,” Sharpton told the Daily Caller Wednesday. “I have even been giving money to police killed by violence.”Leftist Propagandist

He was referring to two New York City officers gunned down in 2014 as they sat in their patrol car eating lunch. The assailant had said on Instagram he was seeking revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police.

Sharpton said he had called for peace after deaths of the two black men. When asked about recent police assassinations in Dallas and Baton Rouge by suspects who were followers of Black Lives Matter and the Nation of Islam, Sharpton said, “What does that have to do with me?”core belief

The lawsuit accuses him of leading marches that stir up unrest and violence, including one in New York that called for the death of police days before the officers were shot.

A video shows a process server attempting to give Sharpton the lawsuit but the reverend instead got into the back of town car while body guards dropped the package on the ground. Sharpton said he didn’t realize he was being served.

A class action lawsuit was filed Saturday naming civil rights leader Sharpton, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, President Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson and four BLM founders. It accused the defendants of inciting violence “with the fiction that police officers and other law enforcement are intentionally and systematically targeting and hunting blacks and other minorities to kill them for no reason other than racism or sport.”Desired Race War

The suit was filed by former federal prosecutor Larry Klayman on behalf of police officers in response to five Dallas police assassinations by a man aligned with a “black power” movement.

Holder tried to thwart service by dropping the documents to the ground after they were handed to him at his Washington, D.C. home, Klayman said. However McKesson seemed to wear the lawsuit as a badge of honor, posing for a photograph with the process server in front of his Baltimore home. Farrakhan received his documents through a third party at his Michigan home and President Obama was served through the mail, which is standard protocol. Four other BLM leaders were in the process of being served Wednesday.

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Deray McKesson (Photo courtesy of Larry Klayman)

“These are the brave gladiators of the radical black movement,” Klayman said. “They believe and act as if they are above the law, they don’t recognize the courts or any legal process. But this time, they are going to be held legally accountable. Their time is up.”

Since the July 7 Dallas slayings, three more officers died in Baton Rouge on the heels of a BLM protest. The Baton Rouge assailant was a Nation of Islam follower, according to his YouTube channel.

Klayman said it was ironic that defendants like Sharpton and Holder are willing to provoke harm against police and non-blacks, but accused them of shirking their responsibility of appearing in court.OBAMAS AMERICA

“Here you have the former attorney general, the highest law enforcement officer in the nation and this is the respect he shows for our laws,” Klayman said.

Sharpton was served on Saturday after he held a 300-person rally at his Harlem office that was attended by the family of Eric Garner, who died because of a New York police chokehold in 2014. A march in Brooklyn followed the rally and Sharpton was on his way there when the server approached him on the video.

“We stop people because we don’t want personal complaints,” said Sharpton, adding that he receives dozens of requests every week from people with abuse cases pleading for help. “I went and got in my car. Some guy comes toward us, we don’t know who he was.”gag me

Sharpton questioned why the server didn’t just go inside his office. “I’m here every week,” he said. “I’m easy to find.” Klayman said the server, from SameDay Process, tried to go inside but wasn’t able to serve anyone and did identify himself before the tape started rolling.

“I’ve got some papers for him, Mr. Sharpton, just have some papers for him,” said the process server on video as he rapidly followed Sharpton but was separated by burly bodyguards.

“Just throw it there,” said a guard, who took the papers and threw them on the ground.

The other defendants did not respond to a request for comment.

Klayman was a U.S. Dept. of Justice prosecutor during the Reagan administration and then went on to form the conservative advocacy groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published with an earlier draft that did not include Sharpton’s comments. It has been updated.

Ann Coulter Letter: “Immigration — Hey, Look! A Cop Yelling at a Black Girl in a Bikini!”


waving flagBy  Ann Coulter  | 

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://humanevents.com/2015/06/10/immigration-hey-look-a-cop-yelling-at-a-black-girl-in-a-bikini/?utm_source=coulterdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

Immigration -- Hey, Look! A Cop Yelling at a Black Girl in a Bikini!

 I’m impressed by the coolness and steadiness of our media in suppressing any news about immigration. It’s as if they’ve built a triple-layer fence with border guards around immigration topics. And guess what? Their fence is working!

How many thousands of news stories have there been on Ferguson, ISIS, Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” or men becoming women? 

But the media will never tell you about Mexicans gang-raping a lesbian in Richmond, California, an Indian immigrant in San Francisco importing 12-year-old girls he bought from their parents for sex, or three children being beheaded by Mexicans in Baltimore.

Don’t Americans have a right to know about the cultures flooding into our country?

This isn’t a natural transformation. It is purely the result of government policy. But our media don’t care to discuss the issue. In fact, they get mad whenever Americans find out what they’re doing with immigration. When Americans do think about immigration, they’re against it. In polls earlier this year, more Americans had a favorable opinion of North Korea than wanted to increase immigration. That’s why the media’s approach to immigration is to never talk about it.

Three times in the last decade, Democrats and Republicans conspired to grant illegal aliens amnesty. All three times, the American people rose up in blind rage and shut it down. The only way they were tipped off to the proposed amnesties was through the hard work of about three bloggers, four talk-radio hosts and the Drudge Report. What will happen if Matt Drudge ever goes on vacation? (Answer: You’ll be living in Mexico.)Only Reason

The media will make absolutely sure we know about every immigrant who wins a spelling bee. It’s either important to know about who’s immigrating to this country or it’s not. If it’s important, then we have a right to be told not only about the spelling bee champions, but also about the child rapes, genital mutilations, welfare use and Medicaid scams of our recent immigrants.

But the media’s position is: If we don’t talk about immigration, it doesn’t exist.

Unfortunately, they’re right. Most people think about only what the media want them to think about. Everyone has developed a position on Ferguson, ISIS and gay marriage. This week, everyone has a position on a policeman’s confrontation with a black girl in a bikini at a pool party in Texas.Picture4

But no one is supposed to have an opinion about who gets to live, collect government benefits and vote in this country.

Whatever issue you think is more important than immigration, you’re wrong. Without our post-1965 immigration policy, Obama would never have been elected president. That means no Obamacare, no withdrawal of every last troop from Iraq, no playing footsie with the Iranians, no Eric Holder, no Fast and Furious, no IRS harassment of tea party groups, no Benghazi massacre — and on and on and on.

Democrats haven’t been able to persuade a majority of white people to vote for them in any presidential election since 1948, except the aberrational Democratic landslide in 1964. That’s why they had to bring in ringers. In addition to giving the Democrats tens of millions of new voters, our immigration policies have also brought in people who engage in charming traditional practices such as genital mutilations.Only Reason

In 2006, an Ethiopian immigrant living in Lawrenceville, Georgia, tried to cut off his 2-year-old daughter’s clitoris with a pair of scissors. The New York Times ran one tiny AP item on his conviction — on Page 19 — titled, “Man Convicted in Daughter’s Mutilation.” (Always look for “Man” in the headline to find the most appalling stories about immigrants.)

Thanks to decades of mass immigration from Africa and the Middle East, it is estimated that at least half a million girls living in the United States have been subjected to genital mutilation. (And that’s just one of the many ways immigrants are making our country more vibrant!)Picture5

One white male, Bruce Jenner, merely contemplates voluntary genital mutilation and gets 10,000 times more media attention than the hundreds of thousands of “American” girls being involuntarily subjected to this practice.

When it comes to immigration, you’ll only hear

  • “Diversity is a strength,”
  • “Immigration is fantastic for the economy,”
  • “Polls show Americans overwhelmingly support a ‘path to legalization’” —
  • pay no attention to the outpouring of hostility every time an amnesty bill comes up — and “Oh, look! An immigrant valedictorian!”Liberalism a mental disorder 2

The media don’t need to run this scam forever. Democrats only need to keep it going until they have California-style majorities in every state, and then they’ll say, “Screw you, America. We did this deliberately, and now there’s nothing you can do about it.”Party of Deciet and lies

That’s exactly what the Labour government of Tony Blair did — as we found out in 2009. In public, Blair’s government claimed that the mass immigration of the Third World to Britain was absolutely crucial to the economy! Once they were out of office, Blair adviser Andrew Neather admitted that their real objective had been “to rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date,” as the London Telegraph reported in 2009. That’s one way of winning elections. It’s cheating, but it works!Buying votes

Here in the U.S., Republicans aren’t even fighting back. First of all, the GOP’s big donors want the cheap labor. True, the country will be ruined, but business owners will be able to make a pile first — and then retire. Evidently, elected Republicans ran the numbers and realized that the GOP won’t be completely wiped out for a few more years, and by then, they’ll all be retired.

Apres moi, le deluge.

(Noticeably, the younger, smarter Republicans are all on America’s side on immigration: Sens. Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse, and Rep. Dave Brat.)

If necessary, political and media elites will call you a “racist” for opposing their mass immigration policies. But they’d really rather that you just not find out what they’re doing to the country.freedom combo 2

Ann Coulter Letter: “Sanctimony and Grandstanding are More Fun than Free Speech”


Authored by Ann Coulter  | Wednesday Mar 18, 2015 4:33 PM

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://humanevents.com/2015/03/18/sanctimony-and-grandstanding-are-more-fun-than-free-speech/?utm_source=coulterdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

Sanctimony and Grandstanding are More Fun than Free Speech

After police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, the media erupted in terror at the prospect of young black men being gunned down by over-excitable white cops.

The New York Times’ Charles Blow wrote that the “central issue” of Ferguson was that an “officer shot an unarmed teenager who witnesses claim had raised his hands in surrender when at least some of the shots were fired, which the family and its attorneys called ‘a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight.’”

Over at Salon, Brittney Cooper said the Brown shooting proved that black people “are prey” — a charge so moronic even a Starbucks barista wouldn’t discuss it with you.

In a TV segment The Huffington Post called “searing,” a few weeks after the shooting, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry exposed the racism of contemporary America by quoting from Dred Scott — an 1857 Supreme Court opinion written by Roger Taney, appointee of the father of the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson.

With pictures of Ferguson cops flashing on a screen behind her, Harris-Perry repeatedly quoted Taney’s statement — in 1857 — that black men have “no rights which the white man was bound to respect.” Picture1

Oh, to be there when Harris-Perry finds out about the 13th Amendment!

After two separate, wide-ranging, phenomenally expensive, months-long investigations, including one by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, it turned out: Brown had attacked Officer Wilson, he did not have his hands up, he was charging the officer when he was shot, and Wilson acted in justifiable self-defense. Instead of the “brutal assassination” of a black man, Holder’s big indictment of white America is that cops in Ferguson give blacks too many traffic tickets.

Even that feeble proof of racism is clearly false. The only two serious studies of driving habits by race ever truthconducted — one in New Jersey and one in North Carolina — found that blacks are far more likely to speed than whites, and at much higher speeds. Indeed, the entire country is snickering at any report that treats as news the fact that blacks are arrested at higher rates than whites, whether in Ferguson the Upper West Side of Manhattan or anyplace else. Blacks have a higher crime rate than whites, ergo, they have higher arrest rates. Ice skaters have more skating injuries than tennis players.

Even New York City’s liberal former mayor, Michael Bloomberg, responded to complaints about the city’s “stop and frisk” policy by saying that, based on witness and victim descriptions of the suspects, the police were stopping “whites too much and minorities too little.” In liberal Santa Monica, blogger Steve Sailer reports, blacks are arrested at about three times the rate as in Ferguson. the facts Send-In-The-Clowns racismjacksonsharptonobamaracebaiterssettingamericaback Frenzy-NRD-600-w-logo Anti-Sharpton-Cartoon-e1374496078141

Frustrated at their inability to locate evidence of the endemic racism in America we keep hearing so much about, liberals have turned with a vengeance on the kids. Instead of armed policemen gunning down blacks, we got a secretly recorded video of few drunk 19- and 20-year-olds at the University of Oklahoma singing the n-word. (Everyone assumes the students were racists, but my theory is they were trying to record their own rap video.)

Apparently, the new national sport is destroying the lives of young people.

Today’s adults are held responsible for nothing. The president and attorney general aren’t held accountable for ginning up frenzied mobs based on a lie, leading to two cops being assassinated in New York City and two cops being shot in Ferguson, in addition to the $250 million in property damage.

Hillary Clinton isn’t responsible for Americans being murdered at our embassy in Benghazi as a result of her incompetence.

Democratic senators aren’t accountable for passing Obamacare without reading it, and Republican senators aren’t accountable for promising voters they’d stop Obama’s amnesty and then voting to fully fund it.

Even people who commit violent crimes are given a second chance — especially if they’re athletes at the University of Oklahoma, as the Daily Caller has reported.

But 19- and 20-year olds must be punished without mercy for their drunken song using an ugly word. To quote Hillary Clinton, WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE?

Mr. Third Chance, David Boren, president of the university, proudly rushed to violate the First Amendment rights of these students. Even observers who condemned Boren’s laughably unconstitutional move felt compelled to vilify the louts.

Protesters have shown up at the kids’ homes in Texas to rail against their parents. (As always, I marvel at the protesters’ ability to get so much time off of work.)

I don’t remember adults caring this much about what college kids said when we were trying to get their attention with pompous editorials, manifestos and lists of demands. This wasn’t a college thesis — and even a college thesis wouldn’t be worth so much national angst. This was drunk college kids singing on a bus.

Is this the kind of society we want to live in, where a student can record his intoxicated friends singing a nasty song, and the whole country applauds the Nazi block-watcher and joins in the denunciation of his marks?

Liberals were hopping mad about Linda Tripp secretly recording Monica Lewinsky, but at least she was exposing the wildly felonious obstruction of justice by the president of the United States in a sex discrimination case. She wasn’t recording Monica to prove the president had used a bad word.

But no one objects to the aspiring Stasi member recording his friends’ drunken song, then broadcasting it to the world, allowing us a joyous round of universal condemnation.

Instead of judging society by the inebriated songs of 19- and 20-year olds, perhaps we should judge it by how cultural and political elites treat their young people.

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