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DOJ Reaches Record Settlement With Bank of America

Bank of America will pay a record $16.65 Billion to settle state and federal lawsuits stemming from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market, the Department of Justice announced today. “This historic resolution – the largest such settlement on record … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Equal Justice

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, the Department of Labor has extended non-discrimination protections to federal employees and contractors who are transgender. Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder has written an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch addressed to residents … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Forget Ferguson. Hate Radio Buffoon Asks What About Benghazi?

The first person to link Ferguson to the fake IRS scandal and Bengazhi was not WorldNutDaily or the crack team at Breitbart, it was Boss Limbaugh. LIMBAUGH: How many FBI agents investigated the Tea Party scandal there with the IRS? … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Eyes Open

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Missouri this week. Meanwhile, President Obama will chair the U.N Security Council during his next visit to the General Assembly. Probably to discuss Order 66 … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: FBI to Oversee Police Operations in Ferguson

According to local NBC affiliate KSDK, police operations in Ferguson will now be overseen by the FBI. FERGUSON, Mo. – NewsChannel 5 has learned the FBI will now take over a large part of the investigation into the shooting death … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Secret

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced an FBI investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown over the weekend. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is also involved. In the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Executive Leadership

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, another Republican is demanding that Obama administration ignore the law to please him. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) wants the names of all undocumented children being housed at federal facilities in his state … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Senate Candidates: We’ll Block Nominees Who Aren’t Sufficiently Crazy

Out of the four Republicans running for the contested Senate seat in Iowa, three of them would block any judicial nominee that isn’t a Jesus Freak. The Iowa-based Religious Right group The Family Leader held a forum for Republican US … Continue reading
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Darrell Issa’s Witch Hunt Continues, Expands

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa hasn’t been able to incriminate anyone at the Internal Revenue Service so now he’s targeting the Department of Justice for a very dubious reason. Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and 16 other GOP lawmakers said … Continue reading
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Bracket Buster

Artist – Joel Pett In other news, Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the federal government will recognize the 300 same-sex couples who recently married in Michigan even if the state will not. Meanwhile, another person has resigned from … Continue reading
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The Alternative

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, according to interviews conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek, Target was informed that they were experiencing a data breach when over 70 million customer accounts were compromised, but they did nothing. They didn’t even investigate … Continue reading
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Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Reduced Sentences

In a bit of under-reported news, Attorney General Eric Holder has called for reduced sentencing guidelines for federal judges for drug offenses while preserving harsh punishment for violent offenders. “Certain types of cases result in too many Americans going to … Continue reading
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Worst Person in the World

It looks like Arizona’s own Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a long-lost brother living in North Carolina. Alamance County, North Carolina Sheriff Terry S. Johnson has some explaining to do to the Department of Justice, his constituents, and possibly the court. … Continue reading
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The Next Witch Hunt

While the Department of Justice seeks to crack down on financial predators and fraudsters, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) seeks to crack down on the Department of Justice. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee on Economic … Continue reading
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The Right Thing to Do

Artist – David Horsey In other news, House Oversight Chairman Darrell “Witch Hunt” Issa is angry because the government shutdown he and his colleagues precipitated has stayed a lawsuit that he brought against the Department of Justice. While Grand Dragon … Continue reading
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DOJ Hit Hard by Shutdown, GOP Rejoice

If you’re a big fan of voter suppression and discrimination (aka a Republican), you’ll probably see this as good news. For the Justice Department, many of its staff will be exempt from shutdown-imposed furloughs, due to the nature of its … Continue reading
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Death Before Obamacare

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over it’s voter suppression law which is widely seen as the most egregious in the country. Meanwhile — remember … Continue reading
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Held Hostage

Artist – John Darkow The Eric Holder Justice Department continues to make good on its promise to clamp down on mandatory sentencing. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday expanded its effort to curtail severe penalties for low-level federal drug … Continue reading
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Smoke’em if You Got’em

This will rob a great many people of one of their favorite anti-Obama talking points. via TPM WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana … Continue reading
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Enough Work

I laughed my ass off at this cartoon. That may or may not be sleep deprivation talking. Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston has reversed its decision and will provide a heart transplant … Continue reading
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