Operation Fast and Furious Columns on Townhall

  • Demetrius Minor - Just How “Presidential” is Barack Obama?

    Just How “Presidential” is Barack Obama?

    Demetrius Minor
    Posted: 6/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As President Obama embarks upon his quest for re-election, it's time to evaluate exactly how “presidential” he has been in his first term. I am going to attempt to compare him to just a few of our nation’s past inhabitants of the Oval Office.
  • Ann Coulter - The Biggest Scandal In U.S. History

    The Biggest Scandal In U.S. History

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 6/27/2012 5:29:00 PM EST
    Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, "fast and furious," how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date.
  • Michael Gerson - Eric Holder's Contribution

    Eric Holder's Contribution

    Michael Gerson
    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:00:00 PM EST
    Fights between Congress and the executive branch over access to information are a staple of American politics. Every president will prefer less disclosure about the messy internal processes of his administration. Congressional investigators suspecting scandal prefer more.
  • David Limbaugh - An Arrogant and Lawless Cover-Up

    An Arrogant and Lawless Cover-Up

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 6/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Few principles are more important to our constitutional scheme than the separation of powers, which is precisely why President Obama's bogus assertion of executive privilege to thwart Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious is so inexcusable.
  • Katie Pavlich - Obama's MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote

    Obama's MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 6/20/2012 3:24:00 PM EST
    "How can the President assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the President exert executive privilege over documents he's supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme?"
  • Michelle Malkin - Corruptocrat Eric Holder's GOP Enablers

    Corruptocrat Eric Holder's GOP Enablers

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 6/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    While calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric "Stonewall" Holder's resignation grow and the House GOP gears up for a contempt vote next week, it's worth remembering how we got into this mess. In two words: feckless bipartisanship.
  • Edward White - Congress Moving Toward Holding Eric Holder In Contempt

    Congress Moving Toward Holding Eric Holder In Contempt

    Edward White
    Posted: 5/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Operation Fast and Furious scandal is back in the news, as is Attorney General Eric Holder’s stonewalling of Congress’s valid investigation into the scandal, stonewalling that may cause him to be charged with criminal contempt.
  • Brian Darling - Congress Not Standing Ground on 2nd Amendment

    Congress Not Standing Ground on 2nd Amendment

    Brian Darling
    Posted: 5/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Are gun voters being taken for granted? Republicans control the House and self-styled pro-gun Democrats abound in the Senate. So why has neither chamber addressed any of the major gun rights issues awaiting resolution?
  • Katie Pavlich - ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico

    ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 4/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    ATF is counting stolen guns, guns sold to foreign governments by Federal Firearms Licensees under the approval of the State Department and guns ATF and DOJ purposely sent into Mexico through Operation Fast and Furious as “guns being traced back to the U.S.”
  • Phyllis Schlafly - Obama Bogged Down by Scandals

    Obama Bogged Down by Scandals

    Phyllis Schlafly
    Posted: 4/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Increasing public disapproval of Barack Obama is based on more than his extravagant spending, which hangs debt like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. He is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in decades, from Colombia to Las Vegas to the Mexican border to Solyndra and more.
  • Kevin McCullough - Obama's Hilarious Week

    Obama's Hilarious Week

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 4/23/2012 11:47:00 AM EST
    President Obama has one hilarious week in front of him. At least that's how the headline in the New York Daily News put it: Hilarious week lined up for Obama, prez to appear on Fallon, Kimmel to roast him at White House dinner.
  • Doug Giles - Katie Pavlich, Fast & Furious BS, and Generation Scary

    Katie Pavlich, Fast & Furious BS, and Generation Scary

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 4/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you’re looking for light summer beach reading then do not, I repeat … do not … buy Katie Pavlich’s disturbing new book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
  • Michelle Malkin - No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy"

    No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy"

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 4/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause.
  • David Limbaugh - Katie Pavlich's 'Fast and Furious'

    Katie Pavlich's 'Fast and Furious'

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 4/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst.
  • Katie Pavlich - Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal

    Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 4/16/2012 12:02:00 AM EST
    In my new book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup, I document the conspiracy of senior Obama officials to subvert the Second Amendment, which led directly to the murders of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, I.C.E. Agent Jaime Zapata and countless, faceless lives in Mexico. It debunks the Obama administration’s lies, denials and excuses. This administration was willing to use humans as collateral damage to push a political agenda, and had no shame in doing so. Now, the administration has no shame in covering up their reckless actions.
  • Erika Johnsen - Taking Down Fast and Furious: It Wasn't Botched

    Taking Down Fast and Furious: It Wasn't Botched

    Erika Johnsen
    Posted: 4/16/2012 12:02:00 AM EST
    "Botched." That is the word the mainstream media too often associates with the federal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, but in her new book, investigative reporter Katie Pavlich fearlessly chronicles exactly why the only thing "botched" about the ill-fated operation was the Obama administration's shoddy attempt to cover their tracks.
  • Katie Pavlich - ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking

    ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 3/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The attorneys of embattled former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell and Phoenix Group VII Supervisor, the group that carried out Operation Fast and Furious, David Voth, are accusing Senator Charles Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa of making “many inaccurate and harmful statements” and “factual distortions against” their clients.
  • Chris W. Cox - Another Tragedy Results from the Obama Administration's Fast and Furious Scandal

    Another Tragedy Results from the Obama Administration's Fast and Furious Scandal

    Chris W. Cox
    Posted: 3/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Three months ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that guns illegally supplied to drug cartels in Mexico – as part of the Obama Administration’s “Fast and Furious” scandal – would continue to show up at crime scenes “for years to come.” Unfortunately, this is the most honest declaration to come out of Holder’s Justice Department since this deadly scheme first surfaced.
  • Katie Pavlich -  Fast and Furious: Holder Says No Attempt of a Coverup at DOJ

    Fast and Furious: Holder Says No Attempt of a Coverup at DOJ

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 2/2/2012 12:39:00 PM EST
    After thirteen months of investigation in the Obama Justice Department’s lethal Operation Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder’s sixth time answering questions from Congress on the topic, we are stuck with stonewalling, non-answers and more calls for gun control.
  • Rachel Alexander - Obama Targeting Police Nationwide to Divert from Fast and Furious

    Obama Targeting Police Nationwide to Divert from Fast and Furious

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 12/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Either there has been a huge increase in discrimination by law enforcement during the Obama administration, or Obama is targeting law enforcement for politically motivated reasons. In the current era of heightened sensitivity to racism and police brutality, it makes no sense that abuses by law enforcement are increasing.