04/23/14 10:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says. On...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/21/14 02:30 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama wanted everyone to have a "fair shot" under the clemency system, as the Justice Department overhauls their guidelines for reviewing petitions for reduced sentences from federal prisoners.
04/16/14 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike. When administered in a timely manner,...
04/15/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites. The interfaith memorial ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CDT in the Lewis and...
04/14/14 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Holder says feds will check for possible hate crimes link to Kansas shootings.
By Washington Examiner | 04/11/14 06:53 PM
Finally! Somebody is showing the backbone the Founders expected of the House of Representatives in its exclusive exercise of the power of the purse. Rep. Frank Wolf is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee panel with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice budget. The Virginia...
By Mark Tapscott | 04/11/14 09:00 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder is the nation's chief law enforcement officer, so his job is to enforce laws duly passed by Congress and signed by the president. Nowhere in his job description does the AG get to decide unilaterally to reduce federal drug sentencing guidelines. Don't expect Holder...
04/10/14 05:29 PM
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By Sean Lengell | 04/10/14 03:27 PM
"I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat said Thursday during her weekly briefing with reporters.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/10/14 01:50 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that JudiCIAry Committee members disrespected him because of his race. "There's no issue of race here," Boehner told reporters Thursday. "The frustration is that the American people have not been told the...
By Washington Examiner | 04/09/14 06:49 PM
Former IRS exempt organizations division Director Lois Lerner now has the dubious distinction of having had two major congressional committees tell the Department of Justice that she may have broken multiple federal civil and criminal statutes, as well as the internal policies and procedures of...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/09/14 05:43 PM
House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren't ruling out the use of the chamber's "inherent contempt" authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel's accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner. The committee voted Wednesday to seek an investigation of...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 05:52 PM
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, can't believe Attorney General Eric Holder suggested that lawmakers ask the Treasury Department, rather than attorneys in his bailiwick, to provide the legal basis for President Obama's unilateral delays of the employer mandate. "Wow," Lee laughed when told of Holder's...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 11:37 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel that lawmakers interested in knowing the legal basis for President Obama's delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate should look to the Treasury Department for answers.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/07/14 04:05 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder denied that the Justice Department "took a position" on a Louisiana school choice program that administration officials tried to restrict by asking a federal judge to issue a permanent injunction against issuing vouchers to students in some school districts. “I...
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