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Congressman Farenthold Introduces “Contempt Act” to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Salaries for Government Officials Found in Contempt of Congress

Last week I officially introduced H.R. 4447, the “Contempt Act.” H.R. 4447 would simply prohibit any federal employee who is found in contempt of Congress from receiving his or her salary. More specifically, the bill would officially direct the employer of any officer or employee of the federal government who is in contempt of Congress to not pay compensation to the officer or employee while he or she remains in contempt.   Read more »

at Apr 17, 2014 1:08 PM
       

Was "Fast and Furious" Actor Paul Walker Assassinated by an Obama Drone?

The tinfoil hat of the year award may just have to go out to David Chase Taylor at Truther.org after he made the case that "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker was "assassinated in a drone strike" while riding in a car in Los Angeles last week. The bizarre article makes the claim that a tree with a 6" diameter trunk could not possibly have cut the Porsche Carrera GT in half and exploded it into flames. Obviously Taylor has never challenged a tree with a car. Trees have a very bad attitude and simply will not give way to a car, no matter how expensive it is.   Read more »

at Dec 2, 2013 12:38 PM
       

Brian Terry Murder - Third Suspect Captured as Terry's Family Prepares to Gather at Brian Terry Foundation Benefit Dinner

Justice for Brian TerryA third suspect has been captured in Mexico in the case of the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. This arrest comes as Terry's family prepares to gather in Tucson, AZ at the 2nd Annual Brian Terry Foundation Benefit Dinner this upcoming weekend. I first told you about Terry's murder nearly three years ago - the day after he was killed while on a patrol in southern Arizona. His death has become the focal point of the Obama Administration scandal known as Fast & Furious.   Read more »

at Sep 23, 2013 9:26 AM
       

Too Fast, Too Furious

Why is it that with all the talk of preventing gun violence with unconstitutional gun control directives, the president and his odious band of weapons dealers have not been called to account for their illegal arms shipments south of the border, or their giving of arms to al Qaeda resulting in the effective murder of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya?

The hypocrisy is breathtaking. But this is an all too familiar pattern for Obama. The fox has taken charge of the henhouse. President Obama sent weapons, untraced

at Feb 7, 2013 4:06 PM
       

Hidalgo County Sheriff may have Killer of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Custody - Fast and Furious Update

Gustavo Cruz-LozanoUpdate:  ABC/Univision is reporting that the FBI has said that Cruz-Lozano lied about killing Agent Brian Terry in order to get attention.  See details at ABC News.

As the debate of gun control crescendos across America, there are signs of a potentially major development in the murder case of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Yesterday, the Hidalgo County Texas Sheriff's Department arrested a Mexican national, Gustavo Cruz-Lozano, on charges of making terroristic threats against Sheriff Lupe Treviño on July 25th of last year. My sources said that Cruz-Lozano has told the sheriff's investigators that he was the shooter in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Related Topic: Guns don't kill people.  People on psychotropic drugs kill people - sometimes with guns.   Read more »

at Jan 17, 2013 12:50 PM
       

Brian Terry - Two Years Later - Too Few Answers: Exclusive Interview with Kent Terry

Brian Terry Memorial at Site of ShootingNote:  This article contains an exclusive phone interview with Brian Terry's brother, Kent Terry.  A full transcript of this interview follows this article.  Comments are welcomed at the bottom of this page.

Two years ago, a US Border Patrol BORTAC Team was responding to a sensor alert in the Peckwell/Rio Ricco sector of Southern Arizona. This region was known to have violent Mexican gangs known as RIP Crews. These RIP Crews would roam these mountains preying on other drug smugglers and human trafficking coyotes. Agent Brian Terry was a member of this elite BORTAC Team. Upon encountering the RIP Crew a gun battle ensued leaving Brian Terry dying in the desert sand and one of the bandit's wounded. Now, after two years of Congressional hearings and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, we know little more now than we did shortly after that night.   Read more »

at Dec 14, 2012 12:41 PM
       

A Lawless Presidency - Part 4 - House Judiciary Hearing - "The Obama Administration's Abuse of Power"

Lamar SmithDuring the planning process for my recent trip to Washington, DC, I learned the House Judiciary Committee would be having a hearing entitled, "The Obama Administration's Abuse of Power". As this fits right in with this series of stories, I contacted the committee and Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) to make arrangements to attend the hearing.     Read more »

at Sep 27, 2012 9:06 AM
       

US Rep Blake Farenthold (R-TX) Discusses Fast and Furious and South Texas Issues

While in Washington, DC this month, I sat down with South Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold from Corpus Christi, TX. Farenthold sits on the House Oversight Committee which has been looking deeply into an issue I have been covering since the day after the murder of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Operation Fast and Furious. We also discussed issues important to South Texas, including Border Security, a guest worker program

at Sep 26, 2012 11:44 AM
       

Congressman Smith Responds to IG Report on Operation Fast & Furious

I issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on Operation Fast and Furious.

The Inspector General’s report confirms what we’ve known all along -- that the Justice Department failed to properly oversee a program that allowed guns to be trafficked into Mexico, endangering public safety and ultimately contributing to the shooting death of

at Sep 19, 2012 5:01 PM
       

Administration’s Abuse of Power Undermines Constitution and Economy

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine the Obama administration’s abuse of power and its effect on our Constitution and economy. At the hearing, I outlined numerous ways that the Obama administration has placed a partisan agenda above the rule of law.

For example, the President ignored immigration laws and enacted mass amnesty for potentially millions of illegal immigrants without Congressional approval. He bypassed the balance of powers by making recess appointments

at Sep 12, 2012 7:31 PM
       

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