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BOTH SIDES NOW: Obama Doctrine Recasts W's War

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate Obama's speech refuting Bush-Cheneyism on terrorism. Was it transformational or largely rhetorical? No more treating local thugs as UBL? And despite Noonan's & Will's best efforts to blur Obama & Nixon, 44 has the Teflon of 40. 2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Confirms Holder Vetted Warrant For Rosen Emails | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the decision to seek the personal emails of a Fox News reporter by suggesting he was a "co-conspirator" in ...

Palin Gets Confused

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's Twitter never fails to disappoint. She sent a curious tweet Friday taking up the issue of the Internal Revenue Ser...

Santorum Slams Obama 'Abuses'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

In an email to his supporters on Thursday, former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum listed "abuses" committed by President Barack Obama an...

Carmen Pittman Recounts Tasing Ordeal In Front Of DOJ

Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman is 23 years old and weighs 100 pounds. She was the smallest of the activists linking arm-in-arm in front of the Departmen...

Ryan Grim

Peaceful Protester Tasered Outside DOJ (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman had no intention of becoming an activist, but her bank, the Department of Justice and Occupy Atlanta turned her into one....

College Media Often Feel The Associated Press' Pain

USA Today | Posted 05.20.2013 | College

When the Justice Department secretly seized phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, the AP got a taste of what many college journalis...

Angry White House Reporters Pounce On Carney

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

Jay Carney stepped into yet another tense press briefing room on Monday, parrying angry questions about The Washington Post's bombshell report that th...

Radley Balko

Feds Say Trespassing Peace Activists Are A National Security Threat | Radley Balko | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

In another case of possible overreach by federal prosecutors, an 82-year-old nun and two anti-nuclear activists face long prison terms after being con...

Zach Carter

McConnell Defends White House On AP Scandal | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday appeared to defend the Obama administration's controversial leak investigation ...

Is The IRS 'Scandal' All Hype?

Salon | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

During remarks at the White House yesterday evening, President Obama offered his opinions on the Treasury Department Inspector General’s report [PDF...

The IRS and Justice Department Could Become Problems for Obama

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The news this week about the DOJ looking at the phone logs of journalists covering the White House, and of the IRS scrutinizing the tax returns of various right-wing groups, is bad for the Obama administration. They are also much more likely to stick than the Benghazi story.

Ryan J. Reilly

Witness Protection Lost 'Known Or Suspected' Terrorists: DOJ Report | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Marshals Service gave new names and identities to "known or suspected" terrorists admitted to the witness protection program an...

IRS Scandal Sparks Fundraising Blitz

Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity The scandal-signed Internal Revenue Service could unwittingly generate a mountain of cash for Repu...

Is It Time for Holder to Go?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One of my biggest disappointments with President Obama's transition to his second term was the announcement that Holder would be staying on, instead of turning the Justice Department over to someone else. I don't personally dislike Holder (I've never met the man), but I do strongly question his priorities during his time as the nation's Attorney General.

Zach Carter

Obama Calls For Reporter Shield Law After Hampering Prior Efforts | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday morning to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protec...

Who's Got a Secret?

David Westin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
David Westin

The Associated Press is outraged that the Justice Department has been secretly rummaging through its telephone records, and who can blame it? But what really matters is what it means for all the rest of us.

Media Organizations Protest DOJ

Posted 05.14.2013 | Media

More than 50 news media organizations penned a letter to the Department of Justice on Tuesday protesting its decision to secretly obtain months of Ass...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder On AP Phone Records Subpoena: Trust Us | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top advisers to the president defended the Obama administration on Tuesday from criticism that it had drastically over-extended its auth...

Holder Removed Himself From Decision To Subpoena AP

AP | By PETE YOST | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended the Justice Department's secret examination of Associated Press phone records tho...

Priebus Calls For Holder's Resignation After Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation Tuesday, saying Holder had "trampled on th...

WATCH: Tiny Police Department Rakes In Millions Through Ballooning Government Program

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.10.2013 | Miami

BAL HARBOUR, Fla. — In this upscale seaside village of about 2,500 permanent residents, the main challenges for Bal Harbour's 30-member police f...

Ryan J. Reilly

University Botched Rape Complaints, U.S. Finds | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.10.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- Members of the University of Montana football team were treated as "gods" and were "allowed to get away with anything," including sexual...

Another Florida Republican Embroiled In Medicare Fraud Case

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 05.09.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Department of Justice is suing the hospice company founded by Florida's Senate president, accusing it of submitting tens ...

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Writes A Remarkably Poltical 'Dissent' To Willie Manning's Stay Of Execution

Radley Balko | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

I've done a lot of reporting on the criminal justice system in Mississippi. When confronted with overwhelming evidence of innocence, prosecutorial mis...