Published December 03, 2012
In one of the first high-level departures from the Justice Department since President Obama was elected to a second term, Attorney General Eric Holder's chief of staff -- a political target for Republican lawmakers probing Operation Fast and Furious -- will be leaving his post.
Published November 27, 2012
Justice Department lawyers and House Republicans leading an investigation into the federal gun-tracking programs known as Operation Fast and Furious say they will meet "in the very near future" to try to reach a settlement over documents the Obama administration is refusing to release.
Published August 22, 2012
Federal authorities are urging law enforcement agencies across the country to watch out for signs that extremists might be planning to wreak havoc at the upcoming political conventions -- by blocking roads, shutting down transit systems and even employing what were described as acid-filled eggs.
Published August 13, 2012
Republican lawmakers leading a congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious have filed a lawsuit in federal court urging a judge to compel the Justice Department to turn over documents related to the botched gun-running probe.
Published August 12, 2012
The Justice Department's lead internal investigator is finalizing his much-anticipated report on Operation Fast and Furious, which lawmakers and whistleblowers alike hope will bring final answers and accountability over the botched gun-running probe.
Published August 08, 2012
The Justice Department's inspector general has created a new position to help protect department whistleblowers and educate staff about them -- a move that comes in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious.
Published July 26, 2012
A week after two Republican lawmakers raised concerns over what they saw as a threatening video from the new head of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives bureau, Acting Director B. Todd Jones has issued a "special message" to all ATF employees clarifying his remarks in the video.
Published July 26, 2012
A new report by the department's inspector general alleges that several career employees inside the administrative division worked to hire their own friends and relatives into the department, in turn violating anti-nepotism rules.
Published July 13, 2012
The attorney defending Texas over its controversial voter ID law faced a tough room during closing arguments Friday, as federal judges grilled him and one claimed the record shows the law puts a "disproportionate" burden on minorities.
Published July 05, 2012
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday accused the Justice Department of using data from an “agent of the Democratic Party” to bolster its case for blocking Texas' controversial voter ID law.