By Paul Bedard | 03/20/14 04:46 PM
A war over online gambling is about to spill out in Congress as opponents move to restore a long-standing Internet gambling ban and block Uncle Sam from creating a sprawling new federal department to police the web. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to...
By Sean Lengell | 03/20/14 04:35 PM
The Justice Department refused Sen. Ted Cruz's request for a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of conservative groups, a decision the Texas Republican said was hypocritical and politically motivated. The DOJ is already investigating the tax...
By Michal Conger | 03/20/14 12:31 PM
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued a scathing subpoena Wednesday to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a series of botched undercover operations that left a wake of destruction behind them.
By Eric Tucker | 03/19/14 09:31 AM
The government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
By Washington Examiner | 03/15/14 07:03 PM
Sunday is James Madison’s birthday. He is justly known as the “Father of the Constitution” for his work in Philadelphia at the constitutional convention, as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, and for securing adoption of the Bill of Rights in the first Congress. But Madison is also...
By Sean Lengell | 03/14/14 11:38 AM
A dramatic increase in heroin-related deaths nationwide has caught the attention of the Obama administration, which is joining state and local governments nationwide in trying to combat the problem. Heroin, a highly addictive drug, has been relatively cheap and easy to find for generations....
By Michal Conger | 03/13/14 06:11 PM
Hundreds of Department of Justice attorneys and other employees have committed "reckless" and "intentional" violations, most of which were never made public, according to a new report by the Project on Government Oversight based on findings from the Justice Department's Office of Professional...
By Brian Hughes | 03/13/14 10:15 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed shorter prison sentences for most drug offenders, saying the U.S. was wasting money on overcrowded jails and that the stiffest penalties should be reserved for violent crimes.
By Lejla Sarcevic | 03/12/14 03:34 PM
Public frustration is growing over federal agencies' resistance to providing records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to journalists and open government advocates. "We have a weaker FOIA law than Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico and Russia," said David Cuillier, president of the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/12/14 02:46 PM
The White House said that the Central Intelligence Agency gave a “heads up” that they were referring a dispute with the Senate over classified information to the Justice Department.
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