Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department's handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service's telephone records. Read More
The nation’s top drug cop advocated a “different approach” to narcotics enforcement — and stressed that there is no “war on drugs” — but had stern words Monday for the San Francisco-bred medical marijuana movement. Drug users need treatment and education rather than jail terms, according to Gil Kerlikowske, the former Seattle police chief who now heads President Barack Obama’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. Read More
Justice Department documents made public yesterday by Judicial Watch exposed quite a contradiction — a secret meeting on transparency in government. It happened on Dec. 7, 2009, and was convened by the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Read More
It’s been nearly four decades since Watergate, so perhaps we should not be surprised that memories have faded about one of the crucial lessons of that scandal: The cover-up is always worse than the original crime. This amnesia even affects law enforcement officials, notably Attorney General Eric Holder and others in the Justice Department. Read More
"Fast and Furious" is the moniker for the Obama administration program that purposely released hundreds of sophisticated rifles, handguns and other weapsons to members of the Mexican drug cartels in an effort to link their users to crimes. Read More
Filling top jobs in Washington is never easy in good times. The disruption, the disclosure and the grueling vetting process dissuade many well-qualified people from putting their names forward.
In highly partisan times, it’s even worse. The opposition party will block a president’s choice, sometimes out of conviction, just as often out of simple orneriness. Read More
Next Monday, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to go on trial in Chicago for the second time on public corruption charges, including his alleged attempt to enrich himself by selling Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. Read More
Attorney General Eric Holder tours the country proclaiming that he has “reinvigorated” the Civil Rights Division, compared to the Bush years. Reporters never ask precisely what he means. And the American people might not like the the answer.
Holder really means adopting outside-activist agendas far beyond the American legal mainstream. Read More
Twenty-five states are considering “copycat” immigration laws similar to the one passed in Arizona last year. Read More