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Boehner: 'All Options Are On The Table' In Contentious Investigation

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says "all options are on the table" in the ongoing congressional investigation into the "Fast and Furious" op...

Michael Calderone

Obama's War On Leaks | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Obama administration Friday morning continued its headlong attack on the right of reporters to protect their confidential sources...

Justice Department Should 'Step Up' on Flawed Forensic Evidence

Ginny Sloan | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

If the DOJ thinks there may be problems with hair evidence in District of Columbia cases, why should we believe there are not similar problems with hair evidence compiled by the FBI lab and used to obtain convictions in other jurisdictions?

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Expands Prison Rape Elimination Act To Protect Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detainees will no longer be treated differently under the law than prison inmates for purposes of rape prevention, the Obama a...

State Lawmaker Under Fire For Fraud Charges

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, May 16 (Reuters) - An Arizona legislator was indicted on Wednesday on bribery, fraud and attempted extortion c...

Former Executives Convicted Of Defrauding Local Governments

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) - Three former executives of General Electric Co affiliates were convicted by a federal jury in New York of conspiracy ch...

Bank To Pay Hundreds Of Millions To Settle Claims Of Reckless Lending

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

* One of biggest US lawsuits over risky home loans * HUD incurred losses when some of the loans defaulted * Damages to b...

Justice Department Announces Plan To Move On Arpaio

AP | WALTER BERRY | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — Federal authorities said Wednesday that they plan to sue Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over allegations of civil rights vi...

Service Cuts Spark Civil Rights Complaint Against DDOT

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

A transit advocacy group announced Wednesday it will file a Title VI Civil Rights complaint against the Detroit Department of Transportation, alleging...

Feds: Alabama Immigration Law Will Have 'Continuing And Lasting' Consequences

Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a stark warning against Alabama's controversial immigration law, which feds say has caused "increased hostil...

House Ready to Give Finger to Violence Against Women Act?

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

It is critical that congress reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, including its new provisions that offer help to Native American women, the LGBT community and immigrants, groups that have been denied the full protection of VAWA.

Forty-Two Years After the Shootings at Kent State University, Key Questions Remain Unanswered

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

What happened as a result of the Kent State shootings is well-documented. What we still don't know, to this day, is why the shootings took place. An audio recording of the events may have answers.

May 4, 1970: National Guardsmen Kill Four Students At Kent State, 'The Most Popular Murders Ever Committed in America'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Kent State is America's Tiananmen Square. The photo of a young girl kneeling over the body of a dead student is etched on our collective retinas. But all these years later, it is still hard to comprehend. There is no resolution of this tragedy.

Feds Probe How University Deals With Sexual Assault Reports

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

MISSOULA, Mont. -- The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into the way Missoula police, prosecutors and the University of Montana hav...

5 Arrested In Bomb Plot Outside Cleveland

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 07.01.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Five men described by federal authorities as anarchists angry with corporate America and the government were charged Tuesday with pl...

Dan Froomkin

If You Can't Prosecute The Crime, Go For The Cover-Up | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A whistleblower who exposed systemic fraud by Countrywide mortgage lenders called on the Department of Justice on Wednesday to prosecute...

Ben Hallman

New York AG, Feds On Defensive About Mortgage Fraud Task Force | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

It's been a little less than three months since President Barack Obama announced the creation of a new task force to investigate the mortgage and bank...

A Novelist Turns Himself In

Thomas Mullen | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Thomas Mullen

Writing does require quite a lot of time and effort and expertise, of course, but it's foolish to think such costs could be passed on to customers. In this digital age, we're told that information should be free.

Lila Shapiro

Kentucky Cousins Face Life In Anti-Gay Attack, Testing Federal Hate Crime Law | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Two Kentucky cousins face possible life sentences if convicted of assaulting a gay man in an Appalachian park last year, a case which marks the first ...

Pro-Life Grandpa Facing D.C. Abortion Clinic Lawsuit

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women n...

Cash-Strapped State Gets Enormous Reward For Google Investigation

AP | LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that participated in an investigation that resulted in Google Inc. forfeiting ...

Nikki Haley Not Under Federal Investigation

West Ashley Patch | Jonathan Allen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley released a copy of a letter she received from the IRS stating it determined an investigation into the Sikh Society of South Caro...

Ron Dicker

Poker Millionaire Struggles With Fed Shutdown Of Online Gambling | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Money

To be 23 years old and making a fortune as a poker player sounds like the life, doesn't it? Brian Hastings isn't so sure. The money part can be gr...

Nikki Haley Fights Back Over 'Dirty Blogger Politics'

St. Andrews Patch | Chris Winston | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

"Sorry fellas. I'm not going anywhere no matter how many lies you put on a blog. The days of dirty blogger politics will come to an end when people st...

Department of Justice Finds New Program Reduces Violence by Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

Historically, many mental health departments like California and New York elected to require psychotic individuals who don't recognize they are ill to become "danger to self or others" or "gravely disabled" before offering treatment.