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Operation Fast and Furious

Not Even James Bond Can Rescue Mexico's Image

Homero Aridjis | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- While James Bond is cavorting in downtown Mexico City among giant skeleton props, leaping over rooftops and jumping into helicopters in an fictional exercise the government hopes will bolster Brand Mexico, Mexicans all over the country are clamoring for a new deal and real justice.

Judge: Request To Hold Holder In Contempt Is 'Entirely Unnecessary'

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in a document dispute tied to a failed law...

Suspect In 'Fast & Furious' Killing Of Border Agent Extradited To U.S.

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — One of the five men accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed a botched federal gun sting has be...

Judge: Leaning Toward White House Privilege Claim

AP | By PETE YOST | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday she is leaning toward allowing President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege in Operation Fa...

Judge Dismisses Feds From Suit Over Death Of Agent

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has dismissed federal employees from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Border Patrol agent over the bot...

Ryan J. Reilly

ATF: Agent Can Publish Fast And Furious Book - For Free | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday that it isn't suppressing the free speech rights of an agent who ha...

Ryan J. Reilly

ATF: Agent John Dodson Can't Be Paid For 'Fast And Furious' Book | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is seeking answers after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) told an...

Ryan J. Reilly

Fast And Furious Judge Slams House GOP Over Shutdown | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has delayed the lawsuit House Republicans brought against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal...

2 More Murders Linked To 'Operation Fast And Furious'

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

Two more murders have been linked to a U.S. agency's "gunrunning" program, according to Department of Justice documents, the Los Angeles Times reporte...

Judge Casts Doubt On Obama Administration's 'Fast And Furious' Move

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge seemed skeptical Wednesday of the Justice Department's bid to dismiss a congressional lawsuit seeking records relat...

Judge Takes Action In Fast And Furious Case

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has ordered mediation in a lawsuit over congressional efforts to get records related to Operation Fast and Furious, a bu...

Fast And Furious Negotiations Making Progress

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department reports progress in settlement talks over a lawsuit by a House committee to get records involving the b...

Family Of Slain Border Patrol Agent Sues Feds

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun operation, claiming they ...

Jaime Avila Jr. Sentenced

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — A man who purchased two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border was s...

Fast & Furious Figure To Be Sentenced

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX -- A man who bought two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting a federal agent north the Ari...

'Fast And Furious' Lawsuit Could Be Settled

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and for congressional Republicans told a federal judge on Tuesday that they a...

Fast And Furious Watchdog Testifying

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans eagerly joined the Justice Department's inspector general in taking the agency to task Thursday for its bungled g...

Investigators Release Massive Fast And Furious Report

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday referred 14 employees, including senior official Lanny Breuer, for possible internal disc...

Family Of Slain Border Patrol Agent Demands 'Accountability' For Fast & Furious

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

By Paul M. Ingram TUCSON, Ariz. Sept 17 (Reuters) - Relatives of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose murder in the line of duty was linke...

Suspect In Fast And Furious Scandal Arrested

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the s...

GOP House Takes Big Action Against Holder

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that...

Issa Announces Action Against Holder

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

* Issa says lawsuit against Attorney General expected Monday * Move follows June 28 contempt of Congress vote WASHINGTON...

Figure In Fast And Furious Leaves

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has left the agency following the uproar over a fl...

GOP Fast And Furious Report Lays Blame

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Tuesday that Republican lawmakers are engaging in distortions by asserting that Operation Fast and Furi...

Ignoring the Real Issues Behind Fast and Furious

Joy Strickland | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Joy Strickland

Fast and Furious is another painful example of the giant chasm between the correct statement of the problem and the strategies employed to solve the problem.