More Justice Department Articles

  • Darrell Issa seeks answers about Justice Department's role in IRS targeting

    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is raising new questions about the Justice Department's role in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Issa wants more answers from the administration about a previously unreleased email between a DOJ...

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    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...

  • Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The new criteria, which will be...

  • White House: Obama wants 'fair shot' for all under clemency system

    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.

  • New emails show IRS coordinated Tea Party targeting with Justice Department, FEC and liberal political activists

    Congressional and media attention in the IRS scandal thus far has focused mainly on the federal tax agency and its former exempt organizations director, Lois Lerner. But Judicial Watch, the non-profit government watchdog, has obtained email correspondence between Lerner and key U.S. Department...

  • Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    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,...

  • Justice Department and IRS' Lois Lerner discussed prosecuting conservative groups

    Former IRS official Lois Lerner discussed referring conservative groups for prosecution after the Justice Department inquired about possible tax fraud violations by nonprofits. Lerner and Justice officials discussed the issue pursuant to a suggestion from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who...

  • Eric Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park

    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...

  • Obama administration's push for equality in discipline goes to absurd lengths

    Last January, the departments of Justice and Education published a "guidance" letter describing how schools can meet their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color or national origin.

  • 2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.

  • Eric Holder in hot water with federal judge over drug sentencing guidelines

    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...

  • John Boehner to Eric Holder: Race isn't the issue, the truth is

    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...

  • Yet another Justice Department lawyer and Obama campaign donor handling a political hot potato case

    Remember Barbara Bosserman, the Department of Justice attorney and long-time Obama donor who is running the official "investigation" of the IRS? It turns out that another Justice Department attorney who is also an Obama campaign donor is in the key role of another politically sensitive...

  • House Ways and Means Committee: Lois Lerner targeted conservatives while at IRS, then misled investigators

    IRS official Lois Lerner used her power to ensure Right-leaning groups were targeted for extra scrutiny by the agency, then gave misleading information during a probe of the matter by the Treasury Department's inspector general, according to a criminal referral approved Wednesday by the House...

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy. Committee investigators say they have uncovered evidence that Lois Lerner...



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