DHS records describe Mexican government helicopters entering US, firing on Border Patrol

How is this not a huge story?

Well, we know why it’s not a huge story. This sort of thing throws a wrench into the current illegal immigration narrative. Specifically that we as Americans shouldn’t be concerned with what is happening along our southern border. That we have a crony government – far “cronier” than even the USA – sending waves of folks northward while its helicopters fire on US border agents is not a big deal.

We are pro-immigration here.

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Obama’s least favorite Democratic senator is indicted on corruption charges

Look, Menendez appears to have been involved in some pretty shady stuff, as we’ve chronicled. But one has to wonder whether the indictment would have been handed down had the senator not been so vocally critical of the president on Iran.

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Washington is coming for your personal data (And it’s not just the NSA)

Of course it is.

Please please please tell me how the below action is constitutional.

We are citizens. The government needs probable cause and then a warrant to go through our stuff and even then it is to be limited. That is the LAW. Yet law enforcement wants this cyber dragnet.

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Congress Finally To Investigate Holder’s Bank Shakedown Settlements

Well, it’s about time.

Truly this administration has charted a bizarre path with regard to the big banks. One day Wall Street and the White House are buddies. The next day the banks are portrayed as villains. It’s been an odd tango of money, power, and domestic realpolitik.

Very Chicago.

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More Operation Choke Point: FDIC Unfairly Targeted Legal Businesses

This is the sort of thing which happens when the country has an Attorney General with an ax to grind. (Lord, don’t they all? But the current one is worse than usual.) Holder had a whole list of businesses he (and presumably the president) didn’t like. He and the Justice Department (sic) therefore decided to target these legal companies through “Operation Chokepoint.” The DOJ found ways to put the squeeze on gun dealers, ammo dealers, porn,

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IRS Admits: We Haven’t Bothered to Search For Lois Lerner’s “Missing” Emails

Somebody please tell me how this is so? Not why it’s so. I think we all know that. But how, after all this time, after all the attention, that no one at the IRS has tried to find Learner’s emails?

This stinks to the stratosphere.

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EX-CBS reporter: Government-related entity bugged my computer

More fallout from the Sharyl Attkinson book. She says she was illegally tracked on her computer and that according to a source at least one “government entity” had access to her Skype account, financial records, and pretty much everything else.

She also said that someone planted classified documents in her hard drive.

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A real look inside the Crony Media: Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows us in her new book

Even many of my liberal friends now acknowledge a strong statist bias in the #oldmedia. It’s not just how stories are reported but perhaps more importantly WHAT STORIES are reported.

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Ben Swann: New Details Emerge on Operation Fast and Furious as Second Judge Orders Release of Documents

You have to hand it to the administration. They have obfuscated and generally played the “time game” with all sorts of things quite effectively. This scandal. The Benghazi scandal. The IRS scandal. I’m probably missing a few.

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Rep. Darrell Issa Says He Caught the Justice Department Red-Handed Conspiring with House Dems on IRS Documents

On Friday of last week “a senior official” at the DOJ called Darryl Issa’s office by mistake thinking it was a Democratic office. The official wanted to leak documents to the Dems and reporters before the Republicans saw them.

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DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To ‘Liberal’ Activist Groups

“Don’t you tell me I can’t take money from a court settlement and give it to political allies. Do you know who I am?”

I was talking to a fellow the other day over lunch and we both wondered how it was that Eric Holder could possibly, at this point, remain the Attorney General of the United States. It’s been one blatant abuse of power after another with this guy. Yet he remains.

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