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Contempt

Declaring War on Cultural War

Robert Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Hall

The upcoming 2014 congressional elections and the 2016 Presidential/congressional elections are a time of opportunity. The majority in this country are tired of cultural warfare. The vocal minority may be ruling but they have failed at governing. Sometimes war is necessary but it is always destructive and never sustainable.

Standing on Political and Religious Principle -- That Doesn't Stand on Us

Robert Hall | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Hall

It is high time to stand on the principle of relationship -- loving what unites us more than we hate what divides us.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Doesn't Respect Anybody Who Voted To Hold Him Contempt

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will say it again: He still doesn't have any respect for the members of the House of Representatives who pu...

Try It: Train Your Brain To Judge Less

Kripalu | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

I've learned that the less I think my thoughts define who I am, the more I expand into the truth of my being. As I unstick me from my thoughts -- which is sometimes tender-painful, like peeling bare thighs off a hot seat in summer -- then the mean-girl stuff just floats away.

Janell Ross

Racial Profiling Push Back at NCLR

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.09.2012 | Latino Voices

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Atto...

DOJ Won't Take Action On Holder

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and PETE YOST | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tra...

It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over: Legal Implications of a House Contempt Vote in the "Fast and Furious" Controversy

David Laufman | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
David Laufman

Thus, there is ample bipartisan precedent on which Mr. Machen may rely to refrain from prosecuting a congressional contempt citation against Attorney General Holder, and it is highly unlikely that he will even bring the matter before a grand jury.

Slowing Down 'Fast and Furious'

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

This is a situation where it would be in everyone's interest for the House not to vote on the proposed contempt citation, if the committee really wants to see the relevant documents and not just get into an election year fight.

Pelosi Calls GOP Move 'Shameful'

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-run House committee's vote to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress is part of GOP efforts to suppress votes in...

Boehner Takes Hard Line On Contempt Vote

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says Americans deserve the truth about a failed gun-smuggling investigation, and insists the House will hold ...

Holder: House Committee Vote 'Unwarranted'

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says a vote by a House of Representatives committee to hold him in contempt was "unwarranted,...

'Fast And Furious' Dispute Could Reach Unusual End

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner demanded Thursday that the Obama administration give in and turn over documents related to a botched gun...

The GOP Holds President Obama, Not Holder in Contempt

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The longer GOP congressional leaders can keep Holder on the public hot seat, the more chance the GOP has of embedding the bogus notion that the Obama administration engages in a massive cover-up of its screw-ups, misdeeds, and unethical practices.

Doug Bruce Contempt Motion Supported By Denver District Judge

The Colorado Independent | Armando Montano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

District Judge Brian Whitney agreed to Attorney General John Suthers' motion to hold former state representative and Colorado anti-tax icon Doug Bruce...

Kevin Trudeau Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail: Infomercial King Held In Contempt

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, known as the infomercial king and best-selling author, was ordered by a federal judge to serve 30 days in prison and must t...

Todd Palin Guilty: Contempt of Senate

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

At 10:09am on February 6, 2009, Alaska Senate Resolution #5 passed 16-1. This resolution finds the witnesses who ignored their subpoenas guilty of contempt of the Alaska State Senate.

Leahy Report Justifies Rove Contempt Charges

The Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Judiciary Committee is releasing a 60-page report justifying its contempt of Congress citations aimed at Karl Rove and other Bush administr...

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Paging Karl Rove: U.S. District Judge Sides With Congress

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Yesterday, Rove dismissed the Judiciary Committee's contempt recommendation as "ludicrous." Today, he continues his inexorable slide toward actually having to show up on Congress' doorstep.

Contempt for Rove

Don Siegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Siegelman

Karl Rove and his right-wing political cronies targeted me through a malicious, unfounded, politically-motivated prosecution. Now is the time to take action.

Conyers Pushes Bush On Subpoenas, Threatens Contempt Vote By Thanksgiving

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers exhorted the White House Monday to comply with subpoenas of President Bush's key confidants in connect...