Post Politics: Justice Department


Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Senate rejects Obama appointment of Debo Adegbile to top civil rights post

Eight Senate Democrats joined with Republicans in voting against the nominee.

By Wesley Lowery and Ed O'Keefe  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Ethics committee again defers to Justice Department in Rep. Grimm probe

The Justice Department is apparently still looking into Rep. Micheal Grimm (R-N.Y.).

By Aaron Blake  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Justice Department

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law

In a separate case, the department will also join in a challenge to the state’s Republican-drawn redistricting plans.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Holder on Zimmerman case: 'I share your concern' (Video)

Holder didn't take a position on whether the Justice Department should file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman .

By Aaron Blake  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Holder: I didn't lie about James Rosen

House Republicans have opened a perjury inquiry, arguing that Holder's statement didn't match Justice Department's actions.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Holder suggests he could step down due to 'fatigue'

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday brushed aside questions about when he might step down, suggesting he will do so when he's too tired to continue or when he's accomplished his goals.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Polls show controversies taking toll on Obama

President Obama, who has long enjoyed strong marks when it comes to his personal integrity, has lost a little mojo in light of recent scandals and controversies.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:20 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS, Justice Department

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Rand Paul: Obama is losing moral authority

Sen. Rand Paul said that President Obama is "losing the moral authority to lead this nation" because of three scandals that have erupted in recent weeks.

By Lyndsey Layton  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Obama: 'No apologies' for leaks investigation

The president says gathering journalist phone records are part of protecting U.S. national security interests

By Scott Wilson  |  03:05 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP phone records, Eric H. Holder Jr., Justice Department, President Obama

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Holder testimony: Live Updates

Attorney General Eric H. Holder testifies before Congress on seizure of journalist's phone records and IRS targeting of conservative groups

By Aaron Blake  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/14/2013

In letter to AP, Justice Department maintains it acted properly

"We strive in every case to strike the proper balance between the public's interest in the free flow of information and the public's interest in the protection of national security and effective enforcement of our criminal laws," Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote. "We believe we have done so in this matter."

By Aaron Blake  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013

AP says Justice Department secretly obtained its phone records

The Associated Press is reporting that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months worth of its phone records in what it calls a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into its newsgathering process.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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