Holder to propose justice system reforms that ease punishment on some drug offenders

Holder to propose justice system reforms that ease punishment on some drug offenders

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder is looking at scaling back sentences on drug-related crimes as a way to ease overcrowding in prisons and begin what could become a major overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice system. Holder is scheduled to outline the changes Monday in a speech to the American Bar Association in San Francisco.  Among […]

No death penalty for Snowden

No death penalty for Snowden

Striving to get Edward Snowden back to America, U.S., Attorney General Eric Holder has assured the Russian government the U.S. has no plans to seek the death penalty for the former National Security Agency systems analyst. In a letter dated Tuesday, the attorney general said the criminal charges Snowden now faces in this country do […]

Government may limit ability to seize records of journalists

Government may limit ability to seize records of journalists

The Justice Department on Friday proposed curbing the ability of prosecutors to seize reporters’ records while investigating leaks to the media, after complaints that journalists’ rights were violated in recent high-profile cases. A revised set of guidelines proposed by the department said that search warrants would not be sought against journalists carrying out “ordinary news-gathering […]

Holder agrees to changes in probes involving news media

Holder agrees to changes in probes involving news media

Attorney General Eric Holder told media editors on Thursday that he would change the way the Justice Department handles investigations that involve reporters and not repeat searches that have raised concerns about freedom of the press, the editors said. After a meeting that other media outlets boycotted because of its secrecy, the editors who did […]

News groups to Holder’s off the record meeting: ‘No way’

News groups to Holder’s off the record meeting: ‘No way’

A number of news organizations told Attorney General Eric Holder to, in effect, “go to hell” when invited to an “off the record” meeting to discuss the Justice Department’s guidelines on so-called guidelines governing security leak investigations of reporters. Angry over Holder’s harassment of the Associated Press and secret monitoring of Fox News reporter James […]

Barack Obama: Another power mad despot in the White House

Barack Obama: Another power mad despot in the White House

The real vengeful, power-abusing face of President Barack Obama emerged this week amid growing scandals surrounding the administration’s misuse of power in allowing — and directing — an Internal Revenue Service harassment of the tea party and other conservative groups and revelations that the President’s Attorney General spearheaded a secret investigation of The Associated Press. […]

IRS targeting of tea party under criminal investigation

IRS targeting of tea party under criminal investigation

The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status. Attorney General Eric Holder said he ordered the FBI to investigate Friday — the day the […]

Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee

Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee

A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan‘s nomination to be CIA director. Sen. Rand Paul ended his filibuster shortly after midnight, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also a Kentucky Republican, said he would continue to oppose Brennan’s confirmation and try […]

White House chief of staff claims Obama administration is ‘most transparent’ in history

White House chief of staff claims Obama administration is ‘most transparent’ in history

According to White House chief of staff Jack Lew, the Obama White House is the “most transparent” in history. The facts, however, don’t support Lew’s claim. The Obama administration has used executive orders, claimed executive privilege and conducted secret investigations of Americans more often than several previous Presidents.  In addition, the White House has launched […]