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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...

Ryan J. Reilly

'Charming' Jesse Jackson Jr. Deserves Break, Says Politician | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) wrote a letter last month asking a federal judge to go easy on former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. when he's senten...

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

Eric Schneiderman Takes Big Banks To Task

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Hours after announcing that he's considering a lawsuit against some of America's biggest banks, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman affirmed h...

Justice Department To Monitor South Carolina Election

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to...

John Celock

Kansas Vows To Fight Holder Claims | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Kansas officials are vowing to fight United States Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that the state's new ban on federal gun laws is unconstitution...

Boston Marathon Bombing Intel Probe Expands

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The inspectors general of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Intelligence Community, the Department of Justice and the Department of H...

SEC Taps Wall Street Lawyer to Police Wall Street

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The appointment comes as no surprise because the agency typically draws regulators from the ranks of the regulated. But it does illustrate a significant problem: by relying so heavily on people with industry connections, the SEC can tangle itself in conflicts of interest.

WATCH: 'My Village Was Droned,' Yemeni Man Tells Senate

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Yemeni man named Farea al-Muslimi told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that a U.S. drone strike on his small town of W...

Budweiser Maker Strikes Game-Changing Deal

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and Anheuser-Busch InBev have agreed to conditions that will allow the beer giant to expa...

Dems Ask Feds To Probe Key Christie Plan

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats are betting against Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to privatize the state lottery, saying the initial Mega Millions the state is ex...

Dave Jamieson

Poultry Giant Settles Suit Over Toxic Gas | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Meat processor Tyson Foods has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations that the company violated safety regulations at ...

Eric Holder To Take Pay Cut

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will take a symbolic pay cut if Justice Department employees are furloughed as a result of sequestration, a...

Mortgage Lender Charged With Defrauding Government

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sued a New York mortgage company it said defrauded the federal government into insuring poor quality home lo...

Are You a Teenager Who Reads News Online? According to the Justice Department, You May Be a Criminal

Dave Maass | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Dave Maass

In the DOJ's world, this means anyone under 18 who reads a Hearst newspaper online could hypothetically face jail time. But Hearst's publications aren't the only ones with overly restrictive usage terms.

Is Medicard Being Overcharged By Private Labs?

Andrew Baker | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Andrew Baker

As Congress and the White House consider serious cuts to Medicare benefits, the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing the nation's two largest labora...

Holder Averts Furloughs Of Key Staffers

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 m...

GOP Opposes Thomas Perez Nomination at Their Own Peril

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

On Monday, President Obama nominated Thomas Perez to serve as Secretary of Labor. Immediately, conservative lawmakers and commentators began pushing back, calling Perez a radical, political choice.