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Will U.S. Attorneys Stop the California Gas Gouge?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Jamie Court

Gasoline in California is one buck more per gallon than it is in the rest of America, thanks to low inventories and a series of suspicious oil-refinery shutdowns that drove huge first-quarter profits for the oil companies. Are California oil refiners manipulating gasoline supplies through shutdowns to drive pump prices and profits higher?

It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | New York
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

We need to constantly remind ourselves that these are not "bad" kids, but many of them are kids to whom bad things have happened. With help, these fragile teens can and will succeed -- but not by locking them up with adults.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Attorney's Office Probing North Carolina Officials Following Coal Ash Spill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Federal authorities have initiated an investigation into the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources following last week's coal...

Going Rogue: U.S. Attorneys in California Defy Obama on Medical Marijuana

Amanda Reiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Amanda Reiman

Instead of following the directive of the President and Attorney General on this matter, California U.S. Attorneys were blatantly ignoring the directive concerning compliance with state law.

Ryan J. Reilly

When It Comes To Eric Holder's 'Smart On Crime' Push, Ideas Aren't Partisan -- Or Even His | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- When Attorney General Eric Holder set out to reform the Justice Department's approach to certain types of crime, he didn't have to rei...

Ryan J. Reilly

Mexican Mennonite Marijuana Mules Busted | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven individuals, including several Mexican Mennonites, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Colorado last month for conspiracy to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

No 'Free Pass' For Marijuana Industry | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department officials did not believe they could successfully prevent states from legalizing marijuana in federal court and feare...

Ryan J. Reilly

Prosecutors Say DOJ Marijuana Memo Is No Big Deal | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Aug. 29 that the Department of Justice would allow the states of Colorado and Washington ...

Ryan Grim

After Medical Marijuana Mess, Obama's Prosecutors Face Big Decision On Pot | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the summer of 2007, the owners of Harborside Health Center, then and now the most prominent medical marijuana dispensary in the ...

Congressional Candidate's Father Arrested On Bribery Charge

Forest Hills Patch | Matthew Hampton | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

Former Assembly member Jimmy Meng, the first Asian-American legislator to serve on the state level, was arrested by federal agents Tuesday, according ...

Lucia Graves

Medical Marijuana Crackdown By Feds Forces Hundreds of California Shops To Close | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Medical marijuana dispensaries are shutting their doors in California. Even in the weed haven of San Francisco, three of the best-kno...

Lucia Graves

GOP Congressman's Daughter Joins Injunction To End Federal Crackdown On Medical Marijuana in California | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Cancer patient Briana Bilbray joined San Diego pot dispensaries on Monday in filing an injunction to end the federal crackdown on medical marijuana. ...

Lucia Graves

Marijuana Support At Record High | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifty percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll, a record high. And those numbers, up from just 36...

Shahien Nasiripour

Deutsche Bank Accused Of Massive Mortgage Fraud By U.S. Government | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

The Justice Department sued Deutsche Bank AG, one of the world's 10 biggest banks by assets, on Tuesday for at least $1 billion for defrauding taxpaye...

New Facts Call Into Question DOJ Investigations Past and Present

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

A question reporters and the public need to pursue is whether a culture of error and cover-up prevailed in the Department of Justice under Bush and continues under President Obama.

WATCH: Ryan Grim Discusses Obama's New Marijuana Policy On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC today to talk about the Obama administration's new policy on marijuana prosecutions. The White...

Target of Political Prosecution By Bush-Era Justice Department Fights Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Scott Horton Special to the Huffington Post The prosecution had acted in a way that was "demonstrably honorable," and the defense's charges that ...

The Smartest Guy in the Room

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Shock waves from Judge Jed Rakoff's scathing denunciation of a proposed settlement between the SEC and the Bank of America are still rippling through Wall Street and Washington.

Who's the CML Champ, Cheney or Gonzales?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Nobody listens to Alberto Gonzales in large part because, putting it charitably, he was not merely an unprincipled attorney general but an uninspired one. Of course, we also tune him out because we can't be sure he's telling the truth.

Hypocrisy Alert: Cheney Relies on the Objectivity of the Justice Department to Defend Torture

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The gall of Cheney's statements is that he was a key part of the administration that deconstructed the objectivity of the Justice Department, which he now relies on to defend the use of torture.

Bush U.S. Attorneys Still Refusing To Leave

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the better spoils of winning the presidency is the power to appoint nearly 100 top prosecutors across the country. But filling the plum jobs ha...

DOJ: Remaining Bush U.S. Attorneys Can Stay

Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With all the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's firings of several U.S. attorneys, the question for the Obama administration became: Wh...

Getting Ready for the Bush Pardons

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It would be wrong for an outgoing President who presided over disastrous... enterprises like the torture program to unilaterally slam the door on all future investigations into that conduct.

Clues Leak Out: How Obama Will Deal With Bush-Appointed US Attorneys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a meeting last month with the Barack Obama's transition staff, representatives of the nation's top prosecutors caught a glimpse of the president-el...

Bush-Loyal U.S. Attorney Refuses To Vacate Post

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Think Progress reports. when a new president is elected, U.S. attorneys generally submit their resignations to make way for the new appointees. But...