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Manslaughter charges dropped against BP Deepwater Horizon

New Orleans - When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010, it killed 11 workers and spilled at least 134 million gallons of crude over a span of nearly three months. It was soon to become the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Gov't secretly tracked nearly all U.S.-overseas calls since 1992

Nearly a decade before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration began collecting records of most international phone calls made by Americans.

Op-Ed: NYPD cops should use words, not turning their backs, to protest

New York City - For a second time, NYPD officers have turned their backs on mayor Bill DeBlasio at a funeral for a colleague slain in the line of duty. While it is understandable that police officers feel disrespected these days, they should never turn their backs.

New limits on racial profiling released by Department of Justice

Washington D.c. - Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to have the new limits on racial profiling to be finally pushed through are the result of an expansion of the Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies originally put in place in 2003

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

Washington - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, ending a tumultuous six-year tenure marked by progress as well as disappointment, partisan controversy and constant battles with conservatives over his policies and actions.

Op-Ed: Meaningless marijuana test in St. Louis racial violence

Ferguson - Authorities in St. Louis are getting publicity for a report that the 18-year-old black killed by a white cop had marijuana in his system. Once a claim becomes a “scoop,” the rules of fact checking do not apply.

Op-Ed: Why whites are so riled by AG Holder's assertions of racism

Attorney General Eric Holder has courted controversially by asserting, and defending his assertions, that racism is partly to blame for the vitriol frequently aimed at president Barack Obama and himself. Conservatives claim he is playing the "race card."

Eric Holder sees 'Racial animus' behind opponents of Obama

Washington, D. C. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in an interview with ABC News’ Pierre Thomas, made it clear that he and President Barack Obama have been "treated differently," citing a "racial component" and adding that for "some there’s a racial animus.”

U.S. President Obama seeks clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

U.S. President Barack Obama has opened up the possibility of clemency for more nonviolent drug offenders. White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday that Obama wants to give an early release to those who deserve it.

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) in public brawl with CIA

Washington - A furious clash has erupted between Senator Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA over her committee’s investigation of the Bush administration and the CIA for waterboarding top terrorists.

Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect

Boston - Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is charged with 30 federal crimes related to the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260.

Holder: U.S. to adjust rules to let banks handle marijuana money

Washington - US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that legal marijuana businesses should have access to the banking system, and that the US Treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon enact regulations allowing such enterprises to do so.

Op-Ed: US finally realizes there’s something wrong with its jails

Sydney - Jails are a huge industry. Since privatization in the US, they’ve become the McDonalds of law enforcement. Congress is now taking an interest. That may or may not be good, given the Congressional polarization of recent decades.

Holder seeks to cut 'draconian' minimum mandatory drug sentences

San Francisco - US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Monday that the Justice Department will seek to reduce "draconian" minimum mandatory prison sentencing for certain non-violent drug offenders.

L.A. protest on Trayvon:'Our boys and girls have a right to live' Special

Los Angeles - Following a unanimous L. A. City Council resolution calling for a civil rights investigation into George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, Angelinos again rallied, demanding Zimmerman be jailed for what many Angelinos see as a cold-blooded murder

Russia: Protecting the American public from Obama's war on truth?

Who would have thought that the American people would be beholden to Russia for protecting our right to know if our government is spying on us? In granting Edward Snowden temporary asylum, has Russia rebelled against America’s crackdown on truth?

Justice Dept. wiretapping scandal raises 1st Amendment concerns

Last Monday, the Washington Post reported that Fox News journalist James Rosen had his phone records seized by the Justice Department, causing a firestorm of criticism and raising concerns over the First Amendment and freedom of the press.

Op-Ed: What creates a political activist? Special

I had to know what it takes to create a political activist. Twitter is an amazing social network and it's where I ran into Diane Atkins, organizer for the Impeach Obama project, someone I suspected was a firebrand, I was right. Native New Yorker to boot!

Op-Ed: Politics and Comedy — May the farce be with you

A fine line exists between satire and bad taste. Mel Brooks danced up to that line with his “Springtime for Hitler and Germany” in “The Producers.”

Att'y General Eric Holder says leaks to AP put people 'at risk'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, under fire for his office obtaining phone records of A.P reporters, defended the decision on Tuesday. Holder said records were seized because leaks to A.P. "put the American people at risk."

Timeline: Where were FBI's vast spy powers after Boston warnings?

The following is a timeline of warnings received by the FBI regarding Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the context of increased domestic surveillance capabilities since 9/11.

RNC chairman calls on Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder

Washington - The Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has called on President Barack Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder.

Eric Holder sends Sen. Paul Rand a letter

Senator Rand Paul's epic filibuster has gotten the attention of Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder sent Sen. Paul a letter earlier in the day.

Op-Ed: Homeland Security and Attorney General to target Americans?

How long will it be, before Americans are targeted by American drones on American soil, without judicial review, trial or a jury of their peers?

Drone strikes could be used to kill American citizens on US soil

Washington - In response to Republican Senator Rand Paul, US Attorney General Eric Holder has written that carrying out drone strikes against American citizens on US soil is a possibility, under an 'extraordinary circumstance'.

Op-Ed: Obama cleans house after his 2012 reelection victory

Obama cleans house following his reelection victory. Petraeus resigns as CIA chief, Hillary Clinton resigns as Secretary of State, and other government officials plan to depart from their positions. Can anyone replace these charismatic personalities?

Jessie Jackson Jr. investigated for misuse of campaign funds

Chicago - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago is the subject of a criminal probe that began before his mysterious disappearance from Congress. The federal probe alleges that he “misused campaign money to renovate his home.”

U.S. border patrol agent from Brian Terry station shot dead

Bisbee - Two U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian Terry station along the Arizona-Mexico border were shot early Tuesday leaving one dead and the other wounded.

Obama caught blaming Bush for 'Fast and Furious' in Miami

Washington - Thursday, President Obama falsely blamed former president George Bush for the current "Fast and Furious" government gun-running scandal during a town hall meeting hosted by Univision at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Op-Ed: Operation Fast and Furious and the Second Amendment

Operation Fast and Furious was a failed attempt to undermine the Second Amendment by the Obama administration. Both Holder and Obama are ruthless men, and they will do to anything to advance their liberal extremism.
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Eric Holder announcing the DOJ s new  Smart on Crime  initiative in San Francisco on Monday.
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