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GOP and New Black Panthers: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The Civil Rights Commission has become the attack dog lackey of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, and it will be no surprise when it issues a hysterical red-baiting screed castigating the Obama Administration.

Wall Street "Justice": AIG Evidence Raises the Question, "Where Are the Indictments?"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A disturbing pattern seems to be forming in Washington: Evidence of financial wrongdoing leads to settlements with large banking institutions, but with no apparent move to indict the individuals responsible.

The "New" Face of Voter Intimidation

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Revolutionary brothers kickin' it in radical vibe, radically resplendent in military-style fatigues, cocked berets and the stain of street mud on Army...

Paying the Fox to Buy New Chickens

Alexandra Wrage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexandra Wrage

Unlike almost any other international crime, everyone is a victim of corruption. Although bribery tends to be most prevalent in the least democratic countries, no community is immune.

Weekly Diaspora: Suing, Protesting, and Boycotting Arizona over SB 1070

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant law, is set to go into effect on July 29. With days left t...

The F Word: Charges in Police Killings Just a Start

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina, six New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations for the shooting and killing of James Brissette and Ronald Madison.

Weekly Diaspora: Department of Justice Challenges Arizona's SB 1070--What's next?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a string...

Dairy Farmers Ask Feds to Fix a Broken System

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) held another joint public hearing on anti-trust issues in farming. This hearing focused on dairy farmers, who, it's fair to say, are in a state of overwhelming crisis.

Sam Stein

DoJ Sues Arizona To Avoid 'Patchwork' Of Immigration Laws -- Which Already Exists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

High-ranking officials at the Department of Justice argued on Tuesday that the suit they filed challenging the legality of Arizona's new immigration l...

Arizona Legal Challenge: A Pivotal Moment for Federal Leadership on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

News is spreading that the Obama Administration is considering a legal challenge to Arizona's radical new immigration law, SB1070. For those of us interested in civil rights, community safety, and the rule of law, let us hope so.

Goldman Sachs Case Sent To Justice Department Prosecutors By SEC

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is conducting a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs over mortgage securities deals the ...

Federal Eavesdropping Program to Take Over Arizona Immigration, Nation Relieved

Chris Michael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Michael

WASHINGTON--Arizona's controversial new immigration bill has come under serious fire this past week by requiring state law enforcement officials to st...

Honolulu Newspaper Deal: DOJ Approves Honolulu Advertiser's Sale To Honolulu Star-Bulletin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HONOLULU — The U.S. Justice Department has given the owner of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin the go-head to buy longtime rival The Honolulu Advertis...

Weekly Diaspora: White House Likely to Sue Over Arizona's Racial Profiling Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year has fallen by the wayside, but the Obama administration is rallying for one last hurrah before mid-term elections in November.

From Bush Legs to Bad Business Practices - It's Been a Busy Week for Poultry

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

It's been quite a week for US poultry. On Tuesday the USDA issued proposed rules to clarify the meaning of "unfair business practices" under the almos...

Department Of Justice Will Purchase Thomson Prison, Even Without Guantanamo Detainees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it is purchasing the Thomson Correctional Center from the state of Illinois, though it is unlikel...

Sam Stein

White House, DOJ Not Denying Clinton's Statement That AZ Lawsuit On The Way | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's disclosure that the Department of Justice will be filing a suit against Arizona's tough new immigration law is no...

'Operation Stolen Dreams': DOJ Arrests Nearly 500 In Mortgage Fraud Crackdown

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LAS VEGAS — Some 500 people have been arrested in a nationwide crackdown on mortgage fraud, and federal officials pointed to Las Vegas as one of...

Jason Linkins

Holder Stands Firm Against DoJ Smears | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at TAPPED, Adam Serwer has a brief item up on Attorney General Eric Holder standing firm against the smears leveled against several Department of...

The Agriculture Industry's Trojan Horse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS uncovered apparent violations of antitrust laws by the egg industry's primary trade association.

End Policing for Profit

Scott Bullock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Bullock

Civil forfeiture laws were supposed to help fight the war on drugs, by making sure that crime wouldn't pay. But this broken system also sweeps innocent property owners into its net.

The Battle over SB 1070

Nadine Wahab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nadine Wahab

Last week, South Carolina and Minnesota introduced copy-cat versions of AZ's SB 1070 with 8 other states set to follow suit, while hundreds of protest...

Utah, Wyoming, Join Montana In Lawsuit For Firearms Freedom Laws

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State officials in Wyoming and Utah plan to enter a lawsuit pending in Montana to argue the federal government lacks authority ...

Cassano, AIG Exec, Likely WON'T Face Criminal Charges

CBS News | Armen Keteyian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sources tell CBS News that the criminal case against Cassano - once called "the Man who Crashed the World" - has "hit a brick wall" - meaning that it ...

Dr. George Tiller Was a Hero

Julie Burkhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Burkhart

Terms like "baby killer" and "murder" are the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. They contribute to an environment where someone like Scott Roeder thinks he's doing God's will by gunning down an innocent man in church.