More Justice Department Articles

  • 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...

  • Ways and Means asks Justice Department to consider criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner

    According to a statement issued by the House Ways and Means Committee, the panel believes Lerner may have violated the law by unfairly targeting conservative groups, including the influential Crossroads GPS, misleading investigators who were looking into the matter and illegally exposing private...

  • Eric Holder refers Congress to Treasury for legal basis of Obamacare delays

    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.

  • Justice Department mulling perjury prosecution for intelligence director James Clapper

    Justice Department attorneys are reviewing the possibility of charging Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for perjury, as Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., wants, for his statements during a Senate hearing about National Security Agency data collection. "We take our responsibility...

  • Eric Holder denies opposing Louisiana school voucher program in spite of Justice Department lawsuit

    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...

  • Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

    The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than decade — and perhaps for covering them up. "The only way the public is going to be protected from this...

  • Eric Holder defends using Justice Department airplane for 27 personal trips

    Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy,...

  • John Boehner: Keep guns from mentally ill

    House Speaker John Boehner, reacting to the Fort Hood shooting, said he believes gun laws should prohibit those with mental illness from buying firearms. “There's no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,"...

  • Darrell Issa: Reprimand of 'Fast and Furious' official justifies Eric Holder contempt lawsuit

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke “undoubtedly deserved” the reprimand he received from the Arizona State Bar for leaking information to the press about the gun-running operation. Issa said it also justifies the GOP-led lawsuit against Holder for...



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