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  • Justice Dept seeks appeal in health overhaul case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare. Last week, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of...

  • Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that can be unfair to minorities. In a speech Friday to...

  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo...

  • These costly government regulations could hit right after the election

    A Republican group is suggesting that President Obama's administration is purposely delaying the implementation of controversial government regulations until after the midterm elections.

  • White House: 'We're confident we will prevail' in Obamacare legal battle

    The White House's top spokesman brushed aside the impact of a court ruling invalidating the federal government's ability to provide Obamacare subsidies, saying the Obama administration is confident that its legal case will prevail on appeal.

  • Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year...

  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers called anew for a special prosecutor to look into the matter....

  • VIDEO: Eric Holder says Justice Department will continue support for gay marriage

    Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice will file a brief with the Supreme Court, arguing that state same-sex marriage bans should be struck down.

  • VIDEO: Citigroup to pay $7 billion in settlement

    Citigroup and the Justice Department announced on Monday a $7 billion settlement for the bank's involvement in mortgage-backed securities it sold leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Republicans want this man to investigate IRS targeting of conservative groups

    Republicans don't trust the Justice Department to investigate the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups and now want the department's inspector general to look into the matter instead.

  • How much time did a key Obama official spend investigating the IRS' Tea Party targeting?

    The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to records about the investigation.

  • Justice Department outlines new immigration strategy

    The Justice Department on Wednesday released a two-pronged strategy to address the surge of illegal immigration on the nation's southwestern border that aims to increase the capacity of American courts to adjudicate immigration cases while assisting Central American governments in ameliorating a...

  • Judicial Watch asks federal judge to lift 'temporary' stay on lawsuit seeking Operation Fast and Furious documents

    A federal judge will decide Tuesday whether to lift a 16-month-old "temporary" stay on a non-profit government watchdog's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for Operation Fast and Furious scandal documents.

  • How can anyone trust President Obama?

    Do you remember what President Obama initially said about the Internal Revenue Service scandal? Do you recall his professed outrage? Obama wanted us to know how furious he was.

  • Top GOP lawmakers push Eric Holder to appoint IRS investigator

    Two top House Republicans on Friday called for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.

From the Weekly Standard