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Issa Challenging Bold Obama Claim

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials and House Republican staff members Tuesday failed to resolve a document dispute that could lead to a...

Pelosi Calls GOP Move 'Shameful'

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-run House committee's vote to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress is part of GOP efforts to suppress votes in...

Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

Issa's Committee Takes Serious Action Against Holder

Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a 23-17 vote. Speaker...

House Committee Taking Vote On Holder

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

By PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A House committee is poised to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of...

When The U.S. Government Can Kill You, Explained

Mother Jones | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

On Monday, the Obama administration explained when it's allowed to kill you. Speaking to students and faculty at Northwestern University law school...

Holder Defends Opposition To Controversial Voting Laws

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the Justice Department's opposition to some state laws requiring voters to present photo IDs w...

Issa Battling With Holder Over Key Documents

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder clashed with Republicans at a House committee hearing Thursday over demands that the Justice Departmen...

First Convictions From Fast And Furious Gun Probe

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 01.24.2012 | Crime

PHOENIX -- Two men pleaded guilty to buying guns that were destined to be smuggled into Mexico, the first convictions in the federal government's botc...

Holder Speaks Out On Critical 2012 Issue

AP | PETE YOST and APRIL CASTRO | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Tuesday to fully enforce civil rights protections in next year's elections amid a flurry of a...

Holder Speaking On 'Fast And Furious'

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers told Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to fire some Justice Department subordinates over the flawed arm...

Holder Answers Critics On 'Fast And Furious'

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that his testimony to Congress about a controversial gun-smuggling probe was truthful and ...

Democrats Want Hardworking Americans to Pay for Everything! Now, the Internet?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
The Relentless Conservative

While the Internet may be important, there's no reason why the rest of us paying customers should pay more so that the unemployed and chronic poor get a free ride.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Zach Carter

Obama's Fraud Squad Targets Record Oil Price Plunge | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to the federal agencies involved in the president's new Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Gr...

Not Defending DOMA: A Conscientious and Responsible Decision

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

A distinguished fellow law professor, Adam Winkler, has recently argued that the Obama Administration's decision not to defend the constitutionality o...

Justice Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash?

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Here's why the Justice Department's halt to a key part of its CIA torture investigation looks like another whitewash. The DOJ compromised its probe ...

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

Friday Talking Points [143] -- Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Appeal?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[OK, that was rather a fun title to write, but I have to at least begin with a warning that, while today's column is almost completely Obama-centric i...

U.S. Charges of Alabama Corruption Tainted By Past Federal Misconduct

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

The Justice Department Monday announced arrests of two Alabama gambling kingpins and four legislators in a corruption probe primarily targeting Democratic office-holders and contributors.

Famed Doctor Cyril Wecht: Fight Justice Department Misconduct

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Forensic medical expert Cyril H. Wecht provides a vitally needed defendant's perspective on the terrible Justice Department misconduct that USA Today ...

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.

DOJ's Holder calls for Historic Era of Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

While many have waited a lifetime to hear government officials address the lack of competition in agriculture and enforce antitrust laws, one question remains: How fast will the wheels of justice turn?

Liz Cheney Group Attacks Eric Holder: 'As If He Doesn't Know We're At War'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liz Cheney's group, Keep America Safe shot back at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments on Tuesday that terrorists in court have the same righ...

Miranda Panders

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Political sport has put Attorney General Eric Holder and Obama, on the defensive. They are running in reverse as they once again heed the call of political expedience even when it comes to eroding the 5th Amendment.