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    Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?

    It’s time to talk tough on the IRS—after all, it’s tax season. But the sad reality is, the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups has gone nowhere. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said this week that “Somebody at the IRS violated the law. Whether it was Lois Lerner … More

    Meet One of the Students Eric Holder Is Blocking by Standing in the Schoolhouse Door

    This photograph shows Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal with Brian Ridgley, Jr., one of the beneficiaries of the Louisiana school voucher program. Brian, a fifth grader at The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School in New Orleans, is one of the students whom Attorney General Eric Holder tried to block when the … More

    Democratic Legislators Take Bribes to Oppose Voter ID—And Get Away With It

    This week, The Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office caught at least four Philadelphia-area legislators taking multiple bribes ranging from a few hundred dollars to thousands in cash and Tiffany jewelry. Uncovered as part of a sting operation, these bribes were given to Philadelphia Democrats in exchange … More

    Seven Democrats on Line After Backing Obama's Rejected Nominee

    Senate Democrats who joined with Republicans to deliver an unexpected defeat Wednesday to President Obama’s pick for a key Justice Department post got much of the initial attention. An equal number of Democrats who supported nominee Debo Adegbile, however, now face potentially withering scrutiny. “The 30-second [attack] ads write themselves,” … More

    Senate Blocks Obama Nominee for Justice Post Over Ties to Cop Killer

    Senate Republicans today attracted enough Democrats to reject President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post, after an emotional debate over the lawyer’s role in championing the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Under new Senate rules, the Obama Administration needed 51 votes to secure the nomination of … More

    Obama DOJ Should Respect State Authority on Marriage

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week a new Department of Justice policy regarding marriage: “[E]ven in states where same-sex marriages are not recognized, the federal government will not use state views as a basis to object to someone in a same-sex marriage invoking this right.” As justification for this … More

    Judiciary Democrats Ignore Widow in OK'ing Cop Killer's Lawyer

    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee turned a deaf ear to the pleas of a slain Philadelphia police officer’s widow yesterday when they voted to approve his killer’s lawyer as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Before voting 10-8 along party lines to approve President Obama’s choice, former … More

    Toomey Urges Rejection of Obama Justice Nominee Over Links to Cop Killer

    Update:  The Judiciary Committee, in a 10-8 party-line vote,  approved Debo Adegbile as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division – a pick protested by the National Fraternal Order of Police as “a thumb in the eye” of law enforcement officers. The nomination next goes to the Senate floor. Senator Pat … More

    Storming the Barricades in Washington

    Americans are justifiably angry over the political game being played by the Obama administration to barricade the World War II Memorial in Washington. And they should be. Under federal law, there is no justifiable reason for closing the memorial. On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the … More

    An Election Integrity Victory in Mississippi

    There was a historic victory for election integrity on Wednesday: A federal court approved a consent decree in a lawsuit filed in Mississippi by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) that requires a local county to finally clean up its voter registration list. As The Foundry previously reported, the ACRU … More