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Two key elements in latest Fast & Furious revelations

Another F&F ‘bombshell’ and a familiar name rises to surface

While Congressional and public attention is focused on Monday’s revelation that taxpayer money was used to purchase several, AK-style firearms that were subsequently allowed to “walk” into the hands of suspected gun runners, there are two key ingredients to this story.


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Issaquah shooting: Nuts blame guns, NRA

Issaquah gunman: Didn’t take long for nuts to blame NRA, gun rights

Saturday’s fatal shooting in Issaquah near two schools provides ample reminders that, a) Gun Free school zones do not prevent people intent on havoc to bring guns into school zones, and b) liberal gun prohibitionists waste no time blaming such crimes on the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association.


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LaPierre nails it on Fast & Furious; GRPC opens and Seattle Mayor should shut up

LaPierre asks right F&F questions, McGinn makes wrong public safety move

CHICAGO — As the 26th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference unfolds here today — sponsored by the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms — people are talking about Operation Fast and Furious, while back in Seattle, they’re griping about the mayor’s plan to trim the police budget.


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Irony: WA budget axe sharpened as Obama visit looms

Dept. of Irony: Budget axe gets honed as Obama comes to town

Critics of Barack Obama have been joking lately that every time the President speaks the stock market takes a nosedive, so it is with no small amount of irony that headlines in both the Seattle Times and on-line Seattle Post-Intelligencer are talking about $2 billion more in budget cuts looming, just as Obama heads for Seattle Sunday for some fund-raisers.


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F&F panel in Tucson Monday; Newell sends statement to House Committee

AZ congressman, sheriff at F&F panel Monday; Newell submits statement

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu will reportedly appear Monday evening at a public meeting to discuss Operation Fast and Furious, the botched Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun trafficking scheme that has been linked to some 200 slayings in Mexico and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.


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New Grassley-Issa letter to IG suggests obstruction

Grassley-Issa letter to IG suggests obstruction

In a blistering letter to Cynthia A. Schender, Acting Inspector General for the Justice Department who is investigating Operation Fast and Furious, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) assert that her actions relating to secretly-recorded audio tapes has obstructed their investigations of the botched operation.


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Mexican body count climbs as F&F unravels in audio tape

Mexican body count climbs as Fast & Furious unravels in audio tape

Today’s Seattle Times and Associated Press report about the dumping of 35 bodies beneath a highway overpass near downtown Veracruz city is proof enough that the drug cartel war in Mexico is far from over, and one is left to wonder if any guns from Operation Fast and Furious played a part in those slayings.


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Issa: Fast & Furious was 'dumb, useless and lethal'

Issa calls Fast & Furious ‘dumb, useless and lethal’

Congressman Darrell Issa, speaking this morning in a conference call with on-line reporters, called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious “dumb, useless and lethal.”


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Exclusive Grassley interview: "Bigger than we thought"

EXCLUSIVE: Grassley says F&F ‘bigger than when we first got into it’

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley told this column late Monday that he “never had the slightest idea” when he began looking into Operation Fast and Furious that it would become a huge scandal that has generated three investigations and hearings before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.


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